Artificial Intelligence is one the most exciting and fastest growing areas of the ICT industry and research. It has the potential to positively transform every aspect of all our lives, from Smart Cities and Autonomous Vehicles, through to improved healthcare services and low-carbon economies. Artificial Intelligence has the capacity to provide intelligent solutions that can help us to tackle many today's greatest societal challenges.
Become part of this exciting development by joining our one-year MSc in Computer Science—Artificial Intelligence.
This programme is aimed at graduates with a primary qualification in Computer Science or related subject area. It is not a conversion course, but expects students to be already at a very high technical standard with regard to their Computer Science education.
The full-time MSc in Artificial Intelligence is taught by renowned, interdisciplinary NUI Galway experts in the field. It covers over two semesters many complementary areas of Artificial Intelligence, including Meta-Heuristic Optimisation, Deep Learning, Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems.
Furthermore, students reinforce their newly gained skills in a 30-credit project that is completed during the summer. Here students may have the opportunity to collaborate with a research group or with an industry partner.
The MSc in Computer Science—Artificial Intelligence is a one-year 90-ECTS course with three main elements:
foundational modules (35 ECTS)
advanced modules (25 ECTS), and
a substantial capstone project (30 ECTS).
Foundational modules include: Machine Learning and Deep Learning; Natural Language Processing; Information Retrieval; Meta-Heuristic Optimisation; Ethics in Artificial Intelligence; Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems.
Advanced modules include: Programming and Tools for AI; Knowledge Representation & Statistical Relational Learning; Data Visualisation; Programming for Data Analytics; Web & Network Science; Embedded Image Processing; Tools and Techniques for Large Scale Data Analytics; Research Topics in AI.
From Semester II onwards, students work on individual projects and submit them in August. Projects may have a research or applied focus.