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Artificial Intelligence

This programme is available part-time online and full-time on campus. In online mode, all classes are delivered over the Internet and all practical work is completed using CIT's cloud infrastructure.

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. AI simulates human intelligence processes by combining large datasets, machine learning, and computational power with algorithms capable of solving problems.

In the 21st century, AI techniques have experienced a resurgence following concurrent advances in computer power, large amounts of data, and theoretical understanding. AI techniques have become an essential part of the technology industry, helping to solve many challenging problems in computer science.

This master's degree programme provides a technical deep-dive into the area of AI. The programme will produce AI graduates with a highly relevant skillset in AI topics. You'll learn how to use and develop intelligent computer systems that can learn from experience, recognise patterns in vast amounts of data and reason strategically in complex decision making situations. 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.

Programme Aim
The aim of this programme is to produce expert AI developers. Successful completion of the programme will equip these graduates with the desired skills and provide them with the following benefits:

• Ability to deal with technically complex problems

• Support in making strategically important decisions within their profession

• Gain a qualification that is in high demand in the market place

• Attain expertise to carry out AI research in academic and R&D environments

• Provide intelligent solutions to IT problems in companies and organisations

• Pursue doctoral studies within the domain of AI and Machine Learning (ML) in CIT

Programme Structure
The programme contains challenging and interesting modules delivered by lecturers who are experts in AI. Students 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 students will learn by doing from the first module to the last. This 60 credit programme is delivered over two 30 credit semesters. Each semester has a number of mandatory modules and a choice of electives (all electives may not be offered).

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Entry to the MSc in Artificial Intelligence will require a minimum of a Level 8 honours degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Computing or an honours degree in a cognate discipline. As this is an expert level programme, it is essential for applicants to have a strong proficiency in mathematics, including statistics, and an advanced level of coding competency in a modern high-level computer programming language such as Python or Java. Applicants who do not meet the above criteria will be considered on a case by case basis. Please see the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), visit www.cit.ie/rpl for further details.

Duration

Duration & Delivery
This is a two-year part-time programme taught over 24 months (4 semesters). The programme is delivered and accessed fully online using state of the art Cloud based technologies. Lectures are delivered online by night, streamed live over the Internet and recorded to facilitate easy playback to students. This offers great flexibility for students who can access lectures and labs anytime, anywhere on any device that has a web browser.

Further enquiries

Dr Donna O'Shea
T: 021 433 5116
E: cloud@cit.ie
W: http://cs.cit.ie/ai-online

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Admissions/Registrations
T: 021 4335040 E: admissions@cit.ie

Opening hours
First Three Weeks of Semester 1:
Monday – Thursday
9.30am – 7.00pm
Friday
9.30am – 12.30pm
2.00pm – 4.00pm

During term:
Monday – Thursday
9.30am – 4.00pm
Friday
9.30am – 12.30pm
2.00pm – 4.00pm

Outside of term:
Monday – Friday
9.30am – 12.30pm
2.00pm – 4.00pm

Examinations
T: 021 433 5381/5385 E: exams@cit.ie

Opening hours
Monday – Thursday
8.30am – 12.30pm
2.00pm – 4.30pm
Friday
8.30am – 12.30pm
2.00pm – 4.00pm

Accounts/Course Fees
T: 021 433 5440 E: fees@cit.ie

Opening hours
Monday – Friday
9.30am – 12.00noon; 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Reception
CIT Bishopstown T: 021 432 6100
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design T: 021 433 5200
CIT Cork School of Music T: 021 480 7300
National Maritime College of Ireland T: 021 433 5600

Course fee

€7,500 in total. Three instalment of €2,500 are possible.

Enrolment and start dates

Information/Registration
Institute staff will be in attendance during each session to offer career guidance and assistance.

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Information/Registration for the academic year beginning September 2018 will take place from 6.00pm to 8.00pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 4th September 2018
CIT Bishopstown Campus

Business: Business Studies & Accounting, Marketing, and Human Resource Management.

Humanities: Cookery, Bar Operations, Hospitality Management, and Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Media: TV Production, Radio Broadcast Media, Journalism, PR with New Media, E-learning, and Digital Media.

Wednesday 5th September 2018
CIT Bishopstown Campus

Engineering: Biopharmaceutical, Civil, Structural & Environmental, Good Manufacturing Practice, Construction, Mechanical, Biomedical, Advanced Manufacturing & Manufacturing Systems, Supply Chain & Transport Management, Transport & Automobile, and Welding.

Science & Informatics: Applied Physics & Instrumentation, Quality Assurance/Management, Computing, and Mathematics.

Thursday 6th September 2018
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design

Please note: Enrolment will take place at the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.

Art Therapy, Art & Process, Weekend Courses, and Short Courses (Life Drawing/Painting/Photography/Pottery/Stained Glass/Art Portfolio Preparation).

Course & Module Information, and to apply online, visit http://cs.cit.ie/ai-online

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