Postgraduate
MSc Computer Science – Artificial Intelligence

NUI Galway

Course Overview


Artificial Intelligence is one the most exciting and fastest growing areas of the ICT industry and research. It has the potential to positively transform every aspect of all our lives, from Smart Cities and Autonomous Vehicles, through to improved healthcare services and low-carbon economies.

Artificial Intelligence has the capacity to provide intelligent solutions that can help us to tackle many today’s greatest societal challenges. Become part of this exciting development by joining our one-year MSc in Computer Science – Artificial Intelligence. This programme is aimed at graduates with a primary qualification in Computer Science or related subject area. It is not a conversion course, but expects students to be already at a very high technical standard with regard to their Computer Science education. The full-time MSc in Artificial Intelligence is taught by renowned, interdisciplinary NUI Galway experts in the field. It covers over two semesters many complementary areas of Artificial Intelligence, including Meta-Heuristic Optimization, Deep Learning, Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. Furthermore, students reinforce their newly gained skills in a 30-credit project that is completed during the summer. Here students may have the opportunity to collaborate with a research group or with an industry partner.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Galway

What is the length of the course?

12 Months (1 Year) Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

20

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 20,750

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • Artificial Intelligence is one the most exciting and fastest growing areas of the ICT industry and research.
  • This programme is aimed at graduates with a primary qualification in Computer Science or related subject area.
  • AI skills will be required in every industry and could create according to a recent Forbes report globally up to 22 million new jobs by 2022.
  • The full-time MSc in Artificial Intelligence is taught by renowned, interdisciplinary NUI Galway experts in the field.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

Prior qualification
This MSc is targeted at high-performing graduates of level 8 computer science programmes, or level 8 science / engineering programmes that offer sufficient training in computing.
The minimum academic requirement for entry to the programme is a First Class Honors (or equivalent) from a recognized university or third-level college. However, a good Second Class Honors (or equivalent) can be deemed sufficient on the recommendation of the Programme Director.
NUI Galway Conversion Programme Pathway;
Students who have completed one year of our MSc/HDip Software Design & Development programmes, and who have achieved a First Class Honors result (1.1) overall average in their first year’s study are eligible to apply for entry to this programme. This is an ideal route for any applicants who feel they are not likely to reach the entry criteria of the MSc (Artificial Intelligence) programme through direct entry.
English language proficiency
Overall, entry to the MSc in Computer Science – Artificial Intelligence requires a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with no less than 6.5 in the writing ability category and no less than 6.0 in the other categories.

English Requirements

Science/Engineering (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
TOEFL: 88
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements

Additional English Requirements:

Entry to these programmes requires a minimum overall score of 6.5 IELTS, with no less than 6.5 in the writing ability band and no less than 6.0 in the other bands. If using Duolingo, the equivalent requirement is a score of 110.

Career Prospects


AI skills will be required in every industry and could create according to a recent Forbes report—globally up to 22 million new jobs by 2022. The World Economic Forum estimates that by 2025 machines are expected to perform more current work tasks than humans compared to 71% being performed by humans today, and their recent report concludes that artificial intelligence, robotics and smart automation technology could contribute up to $15 trillion to global GDP by 2030.
Within the AI space, there is a diversity of jobs requiring various levels of expertise:
More foundational jobs include data architects, software engineers and machine and deep learning engineers. Advanced roles include specialist research engineers, including those that specialize in computer vision, language and speech, and AI architects.

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