Postgraduate Diploma in Artificial Intelligence

Introducing South Africa's first postgraduate diploma in AI by MANCOSA! enrol today to gain hands-on experience, acquire sought-after skills, and thrive through the power of AI.

1 year
NQF Level 8
120 credits

Key Features

  • Accredited and Registered
  • Cutting-edge curriculum
  • Flexible structure
  • Online support
  • Affordable and Accessible
  • Internationally benchmarked
  • Multicultural Faculty and support


Through this Programme, students will delve into various areas of AI, enabling them to create “intelligent” computer systems that can tackle complex problems and deliver more natural and efficient services to humanity. AI has been a catalyst for groundbreaking ideas and innovations in information technology.

At MANCOSA, we provide a comprehensive understanding of core AI concepts, offering both theoretical insights and practical expertise. Graduates will gain the proficiency to design, build, and implement AI systems across diverse organizational contexts.

As AI continues to expand its influence, the need for skilled individuals to develop intricate systems that collaborate with humans has soared.

Our Programme aims to meet this demand by producing exceptional graduates who possess technical brilliance in crafting new AI systems while grasping the intricacies of human environments where these systems will be deployed. Join us on this transformative journey, where innovation meets human-centric AI, shaping the future of technology and beyond.

Career Opportunities

  • AI professionals
  • Machine Learning Engineers
  • AI Solutions Architect
  • Algorithm specialists
  • AI Analysts
  • AI Developers, etc.

Programme Structure

Duration: 1 year


Semester 1

  • Multi-agent Systems
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Programming

Semester 2

  • Machine Learning
  • Computer Vision
  • Research Project

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree or a cognate NQF 7 qualification from an accredited provider of higher education institution with programming modules at the Bachelor’s level
  • A minimum of 60% for the major(s), or for a selected number of NQF 7 modules in the qualification

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