What Is Artificial Intelligence? (AI)
While Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a core area of investigation since the early days of Computer Science more than 50 years ago, recent years have witnessed an exponential growth in the application of AI in operational settings.
ICT Skillnet – MSc in Computing (AI)
As a result of the recent growth in the world of artificial intelligence, there is strong demand for graduates with the highly specialised multi-disciplinary skills that are required in AI, both as practitioners in the development of artificial intelligence applications and as researchers into the advanced capabilities required for the creation of next-generation AI systems. This MSc in Computing (Artificial Intelligence) is designed to meet this training need, by providing a balanced programme of instruction across a range of relevant disciplines.
How is the course delivered?
This course is delivered asynchronously using the Futurelearn platform, which means that the method of teaching is very different to teaching face to face in a classroom.
All the course materials will be online for the students to work through at their own pace. These course materials will be very interactive with frequent self-assessment milestones. There will also be some assessment deadlines which students will have to work to, as well as the exams in relevant modules at the end of each semester.
With the exception of the exams and the orientation session at the start of the academic year, there will be no need for students to come to campus at all.
Synchronous sessions will be undertaken in both semester 1 and semester 2. These sessions will reinforce the supports available to students.
Who Should Apply?
This course is aimed at those employed in Republic of Ireland registered companies. To qualify for direct entry to this MSc in Artificial Intelligence the candidate must have a Level 8 Honours Degree (2.2) or higher in Computer Science, Computing, Computer Applications or a related discipline. Applicants without these entry requirements (e.g., Level 7 degree or lower than an Honours 2.2 in a Level 8 degree) may be considered if they can demonstrate previously obtained competence equivalent to the entry requirements.
What Are The Course Fees?
Eligible candidates can avail of ICT Skillnet grant-aid that reduces the student fee to €2950 per annum. Eligible candidates are those awarded a place by the college AND who are working in private or commercial semi-state organisations in Republic of Ireland.
Where do I Apply?
To apply, simply submit your CV in the first instance by clicking the button at the top of this page.