Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Robotics and Intelligent Systems)

Programme overview:

Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Robotics and Intelligent Systems) next start date Next start date: 24 May 2021
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Robotics and Intelligent Systems) study mode Study mode: Full-time and online part-time options
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Robotics and Intelligent Systems) duration Duration:
Minimum: 1 year full time and 2.5 years part-time.
Maximum: 3 years full-time and 5 years part-time
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Robotics and Intelligent Systems) support Support: Fully supported
Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Robotics and Intelligent Systems) learning type Learning type: Real-world learning

Programme details:

NQF Level 5 | Technology | Higher Certificate

Robotics systems are a way of automating manufacturing applications while reducing the amount of labour and production costs and time associated with the process. An intelligent system is a computer-based system with an embedded, internet-connected computer that can learn about the structure of a data, analyse the data to extract patterns and meaning, derive new information, and identify strategies and behaviours to act on the results of its analysis.

The Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Robotics and Intelligent Systems) is a career-focused qualification that is intensive but also broad. It provides you with the fundamental and technical knowledge as well as the applicable skill set in Databases, Python Programming, Statistical Thinking in Python, Supervised Learning with scikit-learn and Deep Learning in Python.

You will also cover topics such as Computer Literacy, Program Design, Processing and Logic Concepts. Throughout the qualification, you will complete technical projects “challenging problems” that will make you well prepared and empowered for the world of work. We attribute much of the success of our Higher Certificate programmes in Information Systems (IS) to our unique LBL and MLM platforms. The MLM route, which is a modular self-directed learning approach, gives you the flexibility to start and progress through the programme at a pace that best suits you.

The LBL route gives you the opportunity to attend and participate in lecture presentations over a specific period. These learning methodologies together with our cutting-edge facilities such as computer labs, IS open learning areas, hardware pods and smart pods, will prepare you for the real IT work environment of the future.

Intake:
Mastery Learning Method - Students can start any week of the month during January and February. Thereafter, the first Monday of each month for the remainder of the year.

Lecture Based Method 
 
Block 1 - February
Block 2 - April
Block 3 - July
Block 4 - September

More information:

Entry requirements
• National Senior Certificate (NSC) with diploma or Higher Certificate entry or an equivalent foreign secondary qualification or international schoolleaving certificate on an NSC level (NQF 4) confirmed by SAQA..
Or
• National Certificate (Vocational) level four issued by the Council of General, Further Education, and Training..
And
• You must have obtained the required results in the Placement Assessment.
Pricing
Price:
  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Annual Price Tier 1 R 62400 R 0 R 0
Annual Price Tier 2 R 74000 R 0 R 0
Annual Part Time R 49300 R 0 R 0
Monthly Price Tier 1 R 5691 R 0 R 0
Monthly Price Tier 2 R 6749 R 0 R 0
Monthly Part Time R4496 R 0 R 0
 
  Annual Monthly
Part Time Modular R 0 R 0
Part Time Upfront R 0 R 0
 

Tier 1 Campuses: Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Claremont, East London, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Vanderbijlpark

Tier 2 Campuses: Midrand, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, Pretoria, Bedfordview, Durban

Programme accreditation
• Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE)
• South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA
Possible career options
The career choices for you as a Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Robotics and Intelligent Systems) graduate include positions in:
• Database administration
• Python for Data Science
• Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence
• Robotic and Intelligent Systems
This qualification is offered at the following campuses
Bedfordview, Bloemfontein, Cape Town - Claremont, Durban, Cape Town - Tyger Valley, East London, Mbombela (Nelspruit), Nelson Mandela Bay, Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Vanderbijlpark
Qualification structure
Year 1
• Computer Literacy (Microsoft)
• Personal Skills Development
• Processing and Logic Concepts
• Program Design
• Hardware Essentials
• Database Design Concepts
• Database Management
• Python for Data Science
• Machine Learning and Python Robotics
• Final - Information Systems (Robotics and Intelligent Systems)