What will I learn?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most exciting areas in computer science and engineering. AI and Machine Learning (ML) address the challenge of creating machines having the capability to learn, adapt and exhibit intelligence. AI research is revolutionising our lives and leading us to a world with self-driving cars, automated trading on stock markets, AI-assisted surgery, AI-controlled power grids, smartphones that can recognize objects / faces / speech, search engines that can translate languages, video games that exhibit responsive, adaptive and intelligent behavior.

This new unique Programme embraces the new trends in AI by combining established AI techniques like:

Unsupervised/Supervised/Reinforcement learning, Deep Learning, Parametric/Nonparametric regression and classification, Evolutionary Computation, Bayesian Networks and Search Algorithms,

with emerging disciplines and technologies such as:

Deep Reinforcement Learning, Causality modelling, Bioinspired robotics, Evolutionary robotics, Humanoid robotics, Games-inspired Behavior modelling, Automatic compliance checking, Automatic workflow synthesis, Machine-supported correctness, Probabilistic programming, and Explainable AI.

Emphasis is on applying these techniques to a variety of application areas: text analytics and natural language processing, machine vision, games, smart manufacturing, predictive maintenance, motion and planning, business analytics, finance and many others.

This course prepares students for industry careers in data analytics, data science, machine learning and AI. It also aims to give the students the theoretical knowledge to potentially become high profile PhD candidates and who can carry out high profile research in AI.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€14,024.00 (11,86,464) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 July 2022

More details

Start date

5 September 2022

Venue

University of Limerick

Limerick,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:2 undergraduate degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) (or equivalent). Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following: Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved; Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above; TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based); IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component; English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1; GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above; Cambridge Assessment English –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B; GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

For international students

Applicants for must have a first or second class Level 8 honours degree (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalents) in a relevant or appropriate subject (Computer Science, Computer Engineering programmes, or level 8 Science programmes that have sufficient mathematical and programming skills), or equivalent prior learning that is recognised by the University as meeting this requirement.

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
TOEFL – 580 (paper based) 90 (internet based)
IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.
English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
University of Cambridge ESOL –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade A
GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Limerick

The University of Limerick is an affordable place for students to gain a top-class education which will boost their future career prospects.

  • Named the Sunday Times Irish University of the Year 2019
  • Voted best Student Campus in Ireland in 2019 and 2020
  • 3rd in Europe for Employability and Career Preparation
  • Affordable cost of living, with scholarships available