NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of Computer Science College of Science and Engineering Computer Science (Artifical Intelligence— online, part-time)

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MSc DURATION: 2 years, part-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 35 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MAO2 FEES AND FUNDING: This course is part-funded by Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet under the Training Networks Programme of Skillnet Ireland and by member companies. Fees subsidised by ICT Skillnet at €2,950 per annum CLOSING DATE: 23 July 2021

Your Course Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been at the forefront of computer science research for over 50 years. In recent years a confluence of breakthroughs in hardware capability and insights into algorithm design have made the early promise of intelligent machines a reality. AI is one of the fastest growing areas of ICT industry and research. It has the potential to positively transform every aspect of all our lives: smart cities, precision agriculture, optimised transport, self-driving cars, automated healthcare, product recommendation, games, and artificial creativity. This programme is aligned to the research expertise of the School of Computer Science and Data Science Institute, including international research leaders in the areas of Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Metaheuristic Optimisation, Artificial Creativity, and more. The programme is taught over two years and is delivered completely online using state-of-the-art technologies and techniques to support the virtual classroom. Students are not required to attend classes on campus, but on-campus end-of-semester exams are used. Students also have the opportunity to choose from several optional online modules on offer from our partner in this programme, Dublin City University (DCU). Career Opportunities This innovative online MSc will equip the student with state-of-the- art knowledge and practical skills that are increasingly sought after in industry today. Minimum Entry Requirements This MSc is targeted at people currently working in industry in Ireland who wish to significantly deepen their computing skills through a specialisation in AI. Candidates must have a strong Level 8 2.2 computer science degree or a strong Level 8 2.2 science/ engineering degree that provides extensive training in computing. Candidates who do not meet this requirement but are deemed by the programme director to have reached an equivalent standard will also be considered. Candidates must be EU/EEA nationals or working in Ireland on an Irish Employment Permit. FIND OUT MORE AT: online-artificial-intelligence.html


3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. AI is a topic of enormous interest and relevance to all aspects of work and society. 2. There is a global shortage of talent and expertise in AI, data analytics and data science. 3. This part-time MSc is taught online.

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