This programme aims to fill important gaps in the skills development of AI talent in Ireland and thus boost the adoption of AI and enhance Ireland’s position as a leader in the AI space. This programme has been designed as an introduction to the Foundations of AI. It is specifically targeted at those with an interest in and aptitude for transitioning into the AI disciplines but who do not necessarily have a background in AI or a related area. The purpose of the programme is to provide the learners with the foundation skills and knowledge to begin a career as an AI specialist, or to continue into further education in AI.
We are delighted to have developed this Level 8 10 ECTS Continuing Professional Diploma in partnership with the Women In AI Chapter in Ireland.
The programme will run on a Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6.30pm to 9.00pm as a live classroom event. The course material will include video recordings as well as readings, exercises, and assignments. Each student will receive 1-1 private mentoring sessions. Assessment of learning achievement will be through a mix of on-line examination, class assignments, a personal learning journal compiled in an academic style, and a capstone project addressing a specific AI problem or issue
We are delighted to be able to fully fund 25 places for eligible candidates on this programme which means no fees will be payable by these successful applicants. Applications will be assessed on a first come first served basis.
This programme is aimed at those with near and non-near AI backgrounds, with an interest and aptitude for transitioning into the AI disciplines.
Applicants will be expected to have an appreciable level of quantitative aptitude and to possess a Level 8 (NFQ) Primary Degree, ideally but not necessarily in a cognitive discipline .
Applicants must be Irish or EU/EEA nationals and must be resident in the Republic of Ireland. Those who are employed must be working in private or commercial semi-state organisations registered in Republic Ireland. Non EU/EEA Nationals applying for this programme MUST be resident in Republic of Ireland on a Stamp 4 VISA (and be able to supply proof).
The closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 11th November 2020.
To make an application, candidates should submit their CV in the first instance using the button at the top of this page.
Making an application is not a guarantee of selection.
*Subject to approval