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Artificial Intelligence

Overview
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a field of computer science that enables computers and machines to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence.

Its many applications range from chess-playing robots and autonomous cars to speech, image, and language processing, robotic manufacturing, and surveillance systems.

In the twenty-first century, AI has experienced a resurgence following concurrent advances in computer power, large amounts of data, and theoretical understanding. AI techniques have now become an essential part of the technology industry, helping to solve many challenging problems in computer science.

The programme content delivers a comprehensive range of topics, integral to the study of AI. These include machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, optimisation and big data processing to name but a few. Graduates of the programme may also wish to continue to PhD level in this exciting field of study.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
An honours primary degree in a Computing Discipline or equivalent.

Are you an analytical thinker who enjoys working with intelligent computer systems? Do you like solving challenging problems? Have you got strong coding and mathematical skills? Would you like to know more about topics such as Machine Learning, Knowledge Representation, Metaheuristic Optimisation, Big Data Processing, Deep Learning, Decision Analytics, Research Practice and Ethics? Do you hold an honours degree in Computer Science, Engineering or in a cognate discipline? If so, this Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence degree is the right choice for you.

Duration

Full-time: 1 year (2 semesters).
Part-time: delivered online over 24 months

Delivery
No. of weeks per semester: 13
Which Days: Monday - Friday

Number of credits

60

Further enquiries

Enquiries
Dr Ted Scully
Department of Computer Science
Cork Institute of Technology
Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown Cork
T12 P928 Ireland
Phone: +353 21 4336140
Email: Ted.Scully@cit.ie or cs@cit.ie
Web: http://cs.cit.ie/ai

Subjects taught

Modules The programme contains challenging and interesting modules delivered by lecturers who are experts in Artificial Intelligence. You will also be presented with opportunities to work on modern research case studies linked to the domain expertise of staff in the department. The programme places significant emphasis on student learning by doing. It adopts a practical, hands-on, approach to learning, where all modules are fully assessed using continuous assessment methods. There are no formal end of semester written examinations and this ensures that you will learn by doing from the first module to the last.

Semester 1 (Autumn)
Practical Machine Learning
Knowledge Representation
Metaheuristic Optimisation
Big Data Processing
Research Practice & Ethics
Natural Language Processing
Recommender Systems
AI for Sustainability
Computer Simulation & Analysis
Free Choice Module

Semester 2 (Spring)
Deep Learning
Decision Analytics
Research Project
Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Planning and Scheduling
Fraud and Anomaly Detection
Free Choice Module

Module descriptors can be viewed www.cit.ie/course/CRKARIN9

Comment

Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus.

Application date

EU applications: Apply online at https://cs.cit.ie/ai
Closing date: 4th September 2019

International Applicant
Closing Date: 31st May 2019.

To apply, please e-mail the following documents to international@cit.ie:
• Completed Application Form: https://international.cit.ie/Applyhere
• Birth Certificate OR Photo Page of Passport – Photocopy of either document
• School Leaving Examination Certificate OR High School Transcript. Include forecast results if final results are not available.
• Academic Transcript and Proof of Final Degree (required for transfer and postgraduate applicants) & Academic Marking/Grading Scheme
• English Language Proficiency score for applicants whose first language is not English. i.e. IELTS Academic Certificate, TOEFL.
• Curriculum Vitae/Résumé

Course fee

EU Applicants; €6,500
Non-EU Applicants: €12,000

Students should note that the Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2019-2020 only and are subject to change on an annual basis.

Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions.

Full-time (On Campus) EU Postgraduate Students will also be liable for the €7 USI Levy.

For further information on the USI levy please go to: http://www.citsu.ie/_7-levy

Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

Students can check their account balance and pay their fees online at www.cit.ie/pay

Failure to pay fees on time will result in a late payment fee of 10% being applied and students will no longer have access to IT Facilities.

• Where course fees are being funded by an employer, you are asked to seek payment or reimbursement from your employer. Where an employer requires an invoice in their Company name the employer must e-mail fees@cit.ie with the relevant details and the amount of Fees they will be funding.

• For Semesterised courses, students pay for the relevant modules at the beginning of each semester. Payment of fees by laser, debit or credit card can be made online at www.cit.ie/pay or by phoning +353 21 433 5440.

Students should familiarise themselves with the relevant section of the Student Regulations.

Please note that the Fees Office will use your CIT email account for important communications.

Withdrawing from a course
Students who wish to withdrawn from a course must notify the admissions office and complete a withdrawal form. Where Students fail to inform admissions of their withdrawal they will remain liable for any unpaid fees on their accounts. E-mail admissions@cit.ie

Refund Policy
All courses at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a course cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

• A full refund will be given to all applicants for courses which do not proceed.

• A full refund will be given to students who withdraw before 5th September.

• Where students pay the online application fee to accept an offer they have 14 days in which to withdraw and claim a full refund provided the course has not commenced.

• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for short courses, if requested up to one week after course commencement. No refunds will be given thereafter. A short Course is less than 12 weeks duration.

• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for semesterised and full year courses if requested up to one month after the commencement of Semester 1 and before the end of February for Semester 2. No refunds will be given thereafter.

• All applications for refunds must be made on the appropriate Refund Form which can be requested from the CIT Fees Office (email fees@cit.ie).

NB: Students are reminded to ensure that they have clearly understood all the terms of their enrolment with CIT, in particular clauses concerning refunds, deferments, waivers, course transfers, and visa applications (when applicable).

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