The MSc has a total of 90 ECTS credits and comprises of 6 taught modules at 10 ECTS credits each and a Work Based Project at 30 ECTS credits.
Awards to be conferred
Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence
The aim of the Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence is to impart a solid understanding of the key concepts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and develop skills to design practical solutions that integrate AI techniques in a variety of application areas. The programme is designed to provide a comprehensive framework for AI that encompasses 5 key areas: Machine Learning, Knowledge Management, Evolutionary Computing, Reasoning and Big Data Analytics. Participants are built on the core knowledge of AI to explore on both intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship by developing innovative ideas for start-up and introduction into established companies with more complex technical application solutions. The curriculum is tailored for participants looking to transition to a new career path in AI or IT professionals with interest in the in-depth study of AI.
The programme follows a work-based and problem-based learning approach, and participants will be expected to demonstrate how they have utilized their learning and development in solving IT related issues and problems by integrating and building on perspectives from the course and the literature, and their own contexts.
Programme Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the MSc in Artificial Intelligence, the student will be able to:
- Acquire adequate knowledge in artificial intelligence in terms of its current concepts, principles and theories.
- Apply artificial intelligence concepts and scientific methods to impart innovative problem solving skills in a variety of contexts.
- Use computer and artificial intelligence tools in designing and developing intelligent systems with attributes of human intelligence.
- Show social skills and responsibility by producing intelligent systems that benefit society.
- Communicate effectively and work in groups as well as display leadership skills to achieve intelligent systems project goals.
- Show ethical and professional attitude in developing intelligent system projects according to current best practices in computer science.
- Cultivating an innovative, entrepreneurial and supporting corporate culture to deliver business performance including sustained competitive advantage by applying effective IT solution from the context of artificial intelligence.
The underpinning principles which drive the assessment strategies adopted for this programme are the profile of the target students and the programme itself (its philosophy and associated learning outcomes). Assessment will normally be based on the candidate successfully demonstrating achievement of an appropriate combination of the following criteria which are aligned to the descriptors for Level 7 Master degree qualifications:
- a) A systematic understanding of a substantial body of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current big-data problems and/or new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of the academic discipline, field of study, or area of professional practice;
- b) A comprehensive understanding of methods and techniques applicable to the practical work-based decision management issues which require solutions and improvements;
- c) Originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how to establish, identify and solve decision making problems using appropriate prediction techniques and tools.
- d) The ability to evaluate and criticise received analytics graphs, facts and figures.
- e) The ability to make reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data; and choose alternate data for missing data.
- f) The ability to communicate the results of the programme of research as demonstrated in the style and overall presentation in a professional manner.
An applicant may be admitted on the basis of evidence to suggest that he/she will be able to fulfil and benefit from the objectives of the programme and achieve the standard required for the award
A number of criteria are used in considering admissions to the programme including candidates’ language proficiency, academic and professional qualifications. And includes the following:
- A Bachelor’s Degree qualification in any subject from a recognised institution although an IT based degree is desirable or preferred.
- A professional qualification equivalent to a degree and a minimum of two years of working experience.
- Mature and high potential candidates without degree or equivalent qualifications but hold Diplomas or Advanced Diplomas with more than six years of work experience of which at least two years are at supervisory – managerial level with IT background.
- Mature and high potential candidates without Diploma qualifications but with more than 8 years of work experience of which at least 3 years are at supervisory / managerial levels with IT background
- Demonstrate English Language proficiency in order to participate in the programme taught in English
Advanced Standing/ Exemptions/ Credits Transfer (APL)
Consideration for the above for students admitted onto the programme may be considered either at the beginning of a programme, or beyond the beginning of a programme, through an assessment of that student’s prior learning, whether certificated or un-certificated. The process for making such a decision is known as the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is a matter of academic judgment exercised by the appointed panel considering applications and approvals of APL.
Where cohorts of students are to be admitted with advanced standing on a regular basis, the arrangement should be subject to an Academic Progression Agreement.
In designing this programme, the prior qualifications and corporate experiences of participants are taken into consideration in order to ensure a programme which builds on their prior knowledge and skills.
The MSc has a total of 90 ECTS credits and comprises of 6 taught modules at 10 ECTS credits each and a Project at 30 ECTS credits. The modules are:
- Applied Artificial Intelligence
- Machine Learning
- Probabilistic Modelling and Reasoning
- Fuzzy Logic and Control Systems
- Evolutionary Optimization Algorithms
- Data Mining and Big Data Management
- Plus a 30ECTS Work Based Project
The Work Based Project of between 8,000 and 10,000 words accrues 30 ECTS credits.
Mode of Delivery
Blended Delivery Mode
|Self-Instructional Learning Material||Face to Face Tutorials||Online Discussions|
|Students are given a complete set of learning materials to facilitate independent study which can be downloaded from the designated Learning Portal.||Face-to-Face classes conducted at a learning centre at 12 hours per module.||Learners are encouraged to participate in online discussions with other learners and their tutors for at least 18 hours per module.|
Fully Online Mode
|Self-Instructional Learning Material||Online Discussions|
|Students are given a complete set of learning materials to facilitate independent study which can be downloaded from the designated Learning Portal.||Learners are encouraged to participate in online discussions with other learners and their tutors for at least 18 hours per module.|
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Notional hours are defined in terms of the amount of time it should take a learner to achieve the learning outcomes. Each ECTS credit requires on average 20 notional hours of a learner’s time.
Guide to Learning Hours / Student Learning Time
This Level 7 Programme accrues 90 ECTS credits spread over 6 modules, a Reflective Log and a Work Based Project or 1,800 notional hours in total. The programme can be completed within 10 to 15 months.