Taught course

Artificial Intelligence

Institution
Heriot-Watt University · School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

Admission requires a good honours degree that includes a substantial component of computing or IT. Candidates holding less than a good honours degree, or its equivalent, but with compensating qualifications or experience may be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma programme. Transfer to the MSc will be possible later on if exam and course work are at MSc level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MSc in Artificial Intelligence aims to impart the understanding and skills to develop intelligent software applications, such as those involving evolutionary computation and learning.

Students will develop skills in specialist areas with clear applications in industry, including data mining, pattern recognition and machine learning. The MSc project in some cases can be carried out iin collaboration with an outside industrial or academic organisation.

Graduates from the programme can expect to be able to get employment with software houses, IT companies, research and development divisions of companies, financial servies organisations, defence contractors or government IT agencies and as researcher or research students with universities.

Information for international students

School, University and Scottish Executive scholarships are available. English level required is IELTS 6.0. TOEFL 80 (IBT) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

SAAS (tuition fee support for eligible Scottish and other non-UK EU residents).

For details of all scholarship opportunities and current fees please visit our website or contact us by email.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations33
Written coursework / continuous assessment33
Dissertation34 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
June Maxwell
Email
MACSpgenquiries@hw.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 451 4152
Fax
+44 (0)131 451 3327