Artificial Intelligence for Computer Vision

Key programme benefits to future students
Part-time, online Professional Diploma in AI for Computer Vision that will introduce the student to the principles of computer vision, develop their knowledge of cutting-edge vision systems, and empower them to apply these skills to their workplace. They will learn about modern Deep Learning approaches to many machine and computer vision problems across a wide range of industry-focused applications, including object detection, 3D image processing and facial recognition.

This programme is co-designed with industry. It focuses on peer-to-peer and team learning, critical reflection and feedback incorporating coding challenges in AI and Computer Vision to give the student the skills to work confidently in this in-demand area.

The student is able to stack the professional diploma with other professional diplomas within 5 years to achieve a Masters of Professional Practice.

Subjects taught

Autumn Modules
• Machine Vision & Image Processing
• Future Focused Professional Portfolio 1

Optional Modules
• Deep Learning for Computer Vision
• Introduction to Scientific Computing for AI

Spring Modules
• Future Focused Professional Portfolio 2
• Geometric Computer Vision

Optional Modules
• Deep Learning for Computer Vision
• Intelligent Visual Computing and Applications

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to hold a primary honours degree in a related discipline, (minimum H2.2).

Alternative Entry Route:
In accordance with the University's policy on the Recognition of Prior Learning candidates who do not meet the minimum entry criteria may be considered. These candidates will be required to submit a portfolio to demonstrate their technical and/or management experience. An interview with the course admission team is also required to ensure candidates have the experience, motivation, and ability to complete and benefit from this course.

What to Include with your Application
Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts for all years of study. (Graduates of UL need only provide us with their Student ID number.)
Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name.
A copy of your most recent CV.
English Language Requirements:

Applicants who do not have English as their first language may satisfy English Language requirements if your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
English language competency certificate

Application dates

Preparing your Application:
1. Research your programme: Each postgraduate programme at University of Limerick is unique. Explore your course content, duration, fees, and entry requirements on

2. Check Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the course you are interested in. This usually includes your undergraduate degree award, subject specialities, English language proficiency (for non-native speakers), and any specific requirements for the course.

3. Prepare Documents: Gather all the necessary documents. This typically includes your academic transcripts, CV, personal statement, and references. If English is not your first language, you’ll also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

4. Online Application: Once you are ready to apply, visit your postgraduate programme page on and use the Apply Now button to access UL’s online application system. You will need to create an account if you are a new user.

5. Complete the Application: Fill in the application form with all the required details. This will include personal information and academic history.

6. Upload Documents: Upload all the necessary documents that you prepared earlier. Make sure they are clear and legible.

7. Submit Application: Review your application thoroughly to ensure all information is correct and then submit your application. The application fee for your postgraduate application is €50. This includes an option to choose a second choice.

8. Track Your Application: After submission, you can track the status of your application through the online application system.

9. Interview: Depending on the programme, you may be invited for an interview. This could be in person or online.

10. Acceptance: If your application is successful, you will receive an offer email from the university. You will need to accept this offer to secure your place.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and places offered to successful candidates. This means that it’s a good idea to apply as early as possible to increase your chances of securing a place.

Please note that these steps are a general guide and the exact process may vary depending on the specific programme and your individual circumstances. Always check the University of Limerick website or contact the postgraduate admissions department for the most accurate and up-to-date information.


1 year part-time, online.

Enrolment dates


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Graduate careers
Software Developer with AI specialisation, Data Scientist, Product Managers, Computer Vision Researcher, Machine Learning Engineer

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  • Qualifications

    Minor Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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