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+-2 Years Part-Time

1st Monday of every month (MLM)


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 MLM platform. 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 career choices for you, as a Higher Certificate in Information Systems (Robotics & Intelligent Systems) graduate, include junior positions in:

Python for Data Science, Database administration, Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence or Robotic and Intelligent Systems.

Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE)
South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

There’s a popular myth that part-time online study equals lonely study. However, at Pearson Institute of Higher Education, we’ve busted this myth by creating our unique Virtual Learning Environment.

Even though you’ll be studying in your own time and space, we provide you with on-going support and motivation to ensure that you meet your goals and objectives.

This includes:
– Regular communication with our trained consultants
– Lecture communications and success-focused support
– Small group discussions on online forums
– A direct line of contact with your designated lecturer
– A live weekly lecture – online or on campus

  • SEQUENTIAL MODULES: Once you finish, the next module is delivered to you. This ensures that you never lose track or get overwhelmed by what’s to come.
  • FOCUSED LEARNING: The courses are structured to take up less time, because you only focus on one module at a time, it helps you stay focused.
  • LOGICAL PROGRESSION: Each module builds on the last one to help you progress through the course swiftly and easily.
  • LECTURER SUPPORT: A dedicated course lecturer supports you throughout the course to ensure that you finish within the allocated time.
  • SUCCESS FOCUSED: The model is structured in a way that allows you to progress quickly and achieve success.
  • CLEAR GOAL POSTS: Every module concludes with an exam. Only once the exam is completed will the next module be released.
  • Please note that modules vary in duration – see course brochure for details.


Total fee: R59 370,00

Discounted upfront full fee: R49 300,00
Monthly upfront payments: R2 054,17

*fees are subject to change

When can I start? We kick off a new class on the first Monday of every month. That effectively means students have 10 opportunities throughout the year to enroll. For more information on the weekly module breakdown, please download the course structure.

Available start dates for 2021:
1st Monday of every month (MLM)

Admission requirements

National Senior Certificate (NSC) with diploma or Higher Certificate entry or an equivalent foreign secondary qualification or international school-leaving certificate on an NSC level (NQF 4) confirmed by SAQA.

National Certificate (Vocational) level four issued by the Council of General and Further Education and Training.

You must have obtained the required results in the Placement Assessment.

Want to learn more about our Part-time, online offerings? Send us your details and a consultant will call you back.