Artificial Intelligence - Online
Key programme benefits to future students
An exciting two-year part-time programme to give current and potential AI engineers the skills, theory and recognition they need to develop in their role.
Candidates can gain a full MSc degree in this specialist area through a mixed learning process with an emphasis on practical application in the workplace.
Delivered fully online, including all exams and assessments, assessment is largely based on assignments and project work with a practical rather than theoretical focus. Modules will be delivered with associated assessment of mastery so that semester by semester there is a confirmed and measurable achievement of learning objectives that can be transferred directly and immediately to the workplace.
• Introduction To Scientific Computing For AI (M)
• Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning (M)
• Data Analytics (M)
• Advanced Topics Seminars and Project Specification
• Risk, Ethics, Governance And Artificial Intelligence
• Machine Learning Applications
• Machine Vision OR Natural Language Processing: An Introduction (M)
• Information Retrieval OR Deep Learning for Computer Vision
• Machine Vision and Image Processing
• Deep Learning
• Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Ecosystems: Theory And Practice OR Advanced Natural Language Processing
• Natural Language Understanding OR Geometric Computer Vision
• Intelligent Visual Computing & Applications
• Research/Development Project
Category 1: The principal entry requirement is a Level 8 honours degree, at minimum second class honours (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent), in a relevant engineering, computing, mathematics, science or technology discipline.
Category 2: Applicants who possess a Level 8 Honours degree in other disciplines, which have a significant mathematics and computing element, will also be considered.
Category 3: Applicants who possess a Level 8 honours degree at minimum second class honours in a non-numerate discipline and have a minimum of three years experiential learning in an appropriate computing discipline may also be considered. A decision on the suitability and relevance of their experiential learning will be made by the University of Limerick.
Category 4: Applicants who do not meet any of the minimum educational requirements but have:
at least seven years work experience in a relevant computing or engineering environment
are in a senior or supervisory role in a company engaged in activities relevant to the subject matter of the programme; may be considered under the University of Limerick policy that allows for the Recognition of Prior Learning (both formal and informal/experiential learning), non-accredited personal and professional education; industry-accredited certifications; and work-based training.
What to include in your application:
Scanned original copies of your Award Certificates/Full Transcripts for examinations mentioned on your application form
For Irish/EU applicants– Award certificate with overall award or Final Transcript
Non- EU applicants - Award certificate with overall award and Final Transcript
Graduates of UL need only provide us with their UL Student ID number.
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
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A copy of passport for verification of full legal name.
Applicants in Categories 2 to 4 will need to upload a CV* and if applicable other relevant documentation to support their application, such professional certificates, supporting statements, etc.
Applicants in Category 4 will need to complete the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) form and submit it with their application.
*Please Note: Preferred CV format to have Educational detail before Employment detail
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 ul.ie.
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 ul.ie/gps 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.
2 years part-time, online.
Autumn / Spring
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This programme allows existing professionals to upskill or reskill in the area of Artificial Intelligence and pursue exciting careers in Artificial Intelligence at any level.