Pearson International BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Digital Technologies (Artificial Intelligence)

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The program emphasizes AI exploration and application in digital technology contexts, covering advanced topics such as machine learning, natural language processing, and computer vision. Through hands-on projects and research, students gain expertise to design, develop, and deploy AI solutions. Graduates excel in roles spanning data science, machine learning engineering, AI research, and intelligent systems development.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirement:
Grade 12 High school Certificate with Pass Grade or Level 3 Vocational qualification in the relevant field.

English Language Requirement:
Non-native English speakers and who have not carried out their final two years of schooling in English can demonstrate ability at a standard equivalent to:

  • PTE Academic 51, or
  • IELTS 5.5 (reading and writing must be at 5.5)

Study Plan

  • Total guided learning hours = 960 hours 
  • Total qualification time = 2, 400 hours Requires 240 credits, of which 
  • 120 credits are at Level 5 (7 units) and 120 credits are at Level 4 (8 units) 
  • Mix of core, specialist, and optional units, totaling 240 credits
Year 1Year 2
ProgrammingBusiness Intelligence
NetworkingInternet of Things
Professional Practice Emerging Technologies
Database Design & Development Risk Analysis and Systems Testing
Big Data & Visualisation Application Development
Cloud FundamentalsApplication Program Interfaces
Software Development LifecyclesDigital Sustainability
Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Intelligent Systems Work-based Learning in the Digital Economy


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Career Opportunities

  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • AI Research Scientist
  • AI Ethics and Bias Analyst
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP) Engineer
  • Computer Vision Engineer
  • AI Product Manager
  • Robotics Engineer
  • AI Software Developer
  • AI Consultant
  • AI Trainer/Data Annotation Specialist
  • AI Security Analyst
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