Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Robotics) Part Time

Programme overview:

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Robotics) Part Time next start date Next start date: 2 October 2023
Next Orientation Date: 26 September 2023
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Robotics) Part Time study mode Campuses:
Cape Town - Claremont
Cape Town - Tyger Valley
Durban (Umhlanga)
East London
Mbombela (Nelspruit)
Nelson Mandela Bay

Remote and distant students join a campus where the programme is offered
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Robotics) Part Time duration Duration:
Minimum: 5 years
Maximum: 7 years
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Robotics) Part Time support Support: Fully supported

Programme details:

NQF Level 7 | Technology | Part Time Study

Be part of the next industrial revolution. The specialised nature of this degree prepares you for work in many areas in the Information Technology industry that are related to Robotics and Control Engineering. Robotics is an exciting branch of Information Technology that involves the conception, design, manufacture, and operation of robots. It primarily deals with the design, construction, operation, and use of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing. Students will be taught the mechanics, planning and control of robots. They will also learn how to build and control autonomous robots using Python and Raspberry Pi. This qualification is channelled toward students that are ready to use the above technologies for the development of machines that can substitute for humans and replicate human actions. You will also develop essential skills for the world of work, such as analytical and abstract thinking, effective decision-making self-discipline, being innovative, adapting to change, working in teams and communicating effectively.




More information:

Entry requirements
South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Bachelor’s degree endorsement.


A National Certificate (Vocational) level 4 issued by the Council of General and Further Education and Training with Bachelor’s degree endorsement.


A letter or certificate confirming an exemption from Universities South Africa (USAf) for any other 
school-leaving results.


Completion of a Bachelor’s degree.


Completion of a relevant Foundation Programme along with  a letter or certificate of exemption from
Universities South Africa (USAf).

Completion of a relevant Higher Certificate. A student with Mathematics Literacy (50% or 
more) must enrol for, and complete, Introduction to Mathematics and Mathematics for Degree Studies B 
(IT) before attempting Mathematics 1A.

A student with Mathematics (less than 50%, but greater than or equal to 30%) must enrol for, and complete Mathematics for Degree Studies B (FPMIA0) before attempting Mathematics 1A (ITMTA1).
From R63 600 per year (based on full settlement payment option) - excluding hardware/software requirements. Please consult the fee structure for additional information.
Programme accreditation
• Accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE)
• Registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
Possible career options

Career choices for you, as a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Robotics) graduate, are varied and employment opportunities exist in both IT and in business:

  • Database Administration

  • Database Management

  • IT Project Management

  • Robotics Programming

  • Systems Analysis and Design

  • Robotics Engineering

  • Control Engineering

  • Cloud Computing

This qualification is offered at the following campuses

Bedfordview, Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Claremont, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, Durban (Umhlanga), East London, Midrand, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark

All campuses

International students

International students are welcome to apply for this programme.

For international student requirements please kindly check International Students Admissions

Calling all students from Angola, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Qualification structure
Year 1
Year 1

This year of study lays the foundation for s tudents and aims to focus on the basic principles of programming with regards to specific software languages, computer literacy (Microsoft), the fundamentals of hardware and networking as well as general knowledge of what IT is about.
•     Advanced Information and Computer Skills
•     Business English
•     Computer Network and Security
•     Computer Skills
•     Human Computer Interaction
•     Introduction to Information Systems
•     Introduction to Programming
•     Mathematics 1A 
•     Procedural Programming
•     Technical Writing and Communication
Year 2
Year 2

This year of study builds on the foundation of the first year. More group engagement is encouraged, and focus is placed on specialised modules that prepare the students for this specialised stream.

•          Control Systems and Applications
•          Data Structures and Algorithms in Python
•          Database System Design, Implementation and Management
•          Database Management System
•          Internet Server Management
•          IT Project Management
•          Math Fundamentals for Robotics
•          Machine Learning Algorithms
•          Network Security
•          Systems Analysis and Design
Year 3
Year 3
During this year, students are encouraged to think for themselves. All modules mainly focus on higher-order thinking:
•          Cloud Computing: A Practical Approach
•          Industry 4.0
•          Logistics and Supply Chain Management
•          Operating Systems
•          Object Oriented System Analysis and Design
•          Project: Python Robotics
•          Soft Skills for IT Professionals
•          Web Development and e-Commerce