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Data Science Solutions Developer (NC: IT Systems Developer NQF5)

SAQA ID: 48872, 131 Credits

An increase in data in recent years has highlighted the importance of the processing and analysing of data patterns. The Data Science Solutions Developer focuses on building and deploying data science, machine learning, and data analytics solutions. You will learn to program and develop object-oriented code in Python, and learn to use libraries for visualising data, finding patterns in data, and the fundamental concepts of machine learning.



Earn Data Science Solutions Developer Certificate 
(9 months)


Earn your NQF5 Qualification 
(+2 months)

Included In Fees

Complete your International Diploma 
(+2 months)

Extra Fees Applies



  • 1 Earn Your Data Science Solutions Developer Certificate (9 months)

Part 1 is the cornerstone of the course. Here you will learn to code and application, deploy it in the cloud and store information all using Microsoft technology. 

  • Modules Covered: Data Science Programming Fundamentals, Data Science Principals, Data Science Programming, Database Development

  • Technology Covered: Python, Azure, SQL, PowerBI, Excel




  • 2 Earn Your IT Systems Developer NQF5 qualification (+3 months, no extra fees apply)

Complete the additional required credits to earn your NQF5 Qualification. This can be done on campus or online, at no extra cost to you. 

  • Modules Covered: Business Communication, Portfolio of Evidence Compilation



  • 3 Complete Your International Level4 Diploma in Information Technology Systems Support and Development.... (+3 months, extra fees apply)

Q: Want to work abroad? AIE, in partnership with UK based, NCC Education, mapped this qualification content to the UK based Level 4 Diploma in Computing (L4DC) for full program validation. The Level 4 Diploma makes up the first year of the NCC Education degree journey and is equivalent to the first year of an IT degree in the UK university system and will allow you to articulate into further studies abroad. Download the NCC International University Progression document or visit the International University Progression page. 


Extra Modules: you will need to complete 3 additional modules to achieve full program validation for your International Diploma. 


International Progression: Download the NCC Booklet or visit the NCC University Progression page. 



Features and Benefits

  • All learning is delivered via our myWay Hybrid Learning methodology. This technology-driven learning method allows for a flexible class schedule with access to classes anywhere, anytime. 


  • Get a free Office 365 Education A1 license, valid for the duration of your studies. 

  • Job placement assistance through our industry network and online recruitment portal, exclusively available to AIE graduates. Visit for more.  
  • Get a free Adobe Photoshop license to use while completing the relevant subjects.

Admission Requirements

Hardware Requirements

Please note that you are required to have your own computer for this qualification. AIE, in partnership with Dell and TripleH committed to supplying every student with a Dell laptop to support our DigitalCampus initiative. Available exclusively to AIE students, devices can now be financed with your tuition fees. We provide three models:



  • MEDIUMMedium Spec, Dell Latitude 3510, i7, 8GB
  • HIGHHigh Spec, Dell Latitude 3510, i7, 16GB

R18 000.00Learn More

The foundation for intense graphic and processor heavy tasks.

10th Generation Intel Core i7-10510U (4 Core, 8M cache, base 1.8GHz, to 4.9GHz), 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED-Backlit Non-touch, Camera & Microphone, Power Button with Touch Fingerprint Reader, 8GB,1x8GB, DDR4 Non-ECC, DDR4, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, 1Nvidia GeForce MX230 w/2GB GDDR5 Graphics Memory, 4 Cell 53Whr Express Charge Capable Battery, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

R19 500.00 Learn More

Same foundation, more memory...for those who want to get a little more serious.

10th Generation Intel Core i7-10510U (4 Core, 5.6" FHD WVA (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare Non-Touch, Camera & Microphone, Power Button with Touch Fingerprint Reader, 16GB,2x8GB, DDR4 Non-ECC, 15.6" LCD Display Back Cover, WLAN, M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, Nvidia GeForce MX230 w/2GB GDDR5 Graphics Memory, Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit), 1Y Collect and Return Service

Salaries & Skills



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  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    Full Time

    • Full Time, Contact (Hybrid) Learning, 12 Months, 163 credits
    • Full Time, Online Learning, 12 Months, 163 credits
    • Classes conducted from Monday to Friday 2-3 times per week


    • Part Time, Flexi Online Learning, 12 Months, 147 credits
    • Classes conducted after hours over 2-3 sessions/week (on selected Saturdays)

    * Class structures are subject to change without notification. 

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  • Career Options

    • Data Science Solutions Developer
    • Data Analytics Solutions Developer
    • Python programmer
    • Junior programmer 
    • Code testing and maintenance 
    • Coding analyst 
    • Database developer 
  • Study Kit

    Your study kit is included in your fees and will contain:

    • Free WIFI (Unlimited, On-Campus only).
    • Electronics study guides
    • Stationery kit that includes: 
      • AIE Notepad
      • Textbook
      • AIE Pen, Ruler & Pencil Case
    • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter and Getting Started Guide.
    • Access to our myAIE student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets. 
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What you get

This qualification has been designed to provide the student with a national certificate
and multiple certifications, both locally and internationally recognised by industry for maxium employability.
On completion of this qualification, the student will earn the following:


National Qualification & Certificate
  • AIE Certificate: Data Science Solutions Developer
  • IT Systems Development, SAQA ID 48872, NQF Level 5
International Qualification

Our Learning Methods

Our learning methods is a technology mediated delivery model, focused on flexibility, accessibility, and academic support to provide the ultimate learning experience without compromising teaching time and quality.





Full Time, Contact
(Hybrid) Learning

A modern twist on traditional face-to-face, full-time learning. Our contact classes are delivered via Hybrid learning, providing students with the flexibility to attend on campus, virtually, or both.

Full Time, Online

Extending our reach with online only, full time learning. Our progressive technology platform and people-supported academic journey giving students access to our classes from anywhere in the world.

Part Time, Flexi Online

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provide you with the flexibility to manger your own schedule and pace of learning. Sessions are conducted after hours on selected weekdays, and on alternate Saturdays.

  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
  • 31 January 2022
    07 February 2022
    Full Time, Contact
  • 31 January 2022
    07 February 2022
    Full Time, Contact
  • 31 January 2022
    07 February 2022
    Full Time, Online
  • 31 January 2022
    07 February 2022
    Part Time, Online

Delivery Method: 
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