School of Computer Science

MSc Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning - 2020

Final Award MSc
Interim Award PGCert/PGDip
Programme TitleArtificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
School/DepartmentSchool of Computer Science
Banner Code475D
Length of Programme1 years
Total Credits180
UCAS CodeNone
Awarding InstitutionThe University of Birmingham
QAA Benchmarking GroupsComputing

Educational Aims Of Programme

  • A solid foundation for a career or further study in artificial intelligence or machine learning
  • Coverage of the core areas of artificial intelligence or machine learning.
  • A solid grounding in the theoretical underpinnings of contemporary developments in artificial intelligence and machine learning.
  • A solid grounding in practical artificial intelligence and machine learning skills.

Programme Outcomes and Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategies

Knowledge and Understanding

  1. The theoretical principles of the core techniques of artificial intelligence and machine learning
  2. Software tools and frameworks for artificial intelligence and machine learning
  3. The application of artificial intelligence and machine learning to practical problems

Skills & Other Attributes

  1. The ability to apply the knowledge and understanding noted above to use artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to solve problems.
  2. The ability to specify, design and construct solutions to artificial intelligence and machine learning problems, using appropriate tools, and to document all stages of this process.
  3. The ability to evaluate a range of methodological approaches in relation to a given artificial intelligence or machine learning problem.
  4. The ability to work independently on a substantial artificial intelligence or machine learning project

Transferable Skills

  1. Project management skills
  2. Numeracy, in both understanding and presenting cases involving quantitative or similar formal, symbolic dimensions.
  3. Interpersonal skills

Footnotes

  • Optional Modules: Not all options may be available in any particular year. Some option combinations are only available if the timetable permits. As students may have to make preliminary option choices before timetables are available, changes may be needed later if there are clashes. In selecting options, students need to pay attention to pre- and co-requisites.
  • Programme Approval: Students' individual programmes of study must be approved by the Programme Director (as the nominee of the Head of School).
  • Project: Project topics must be approved by the Programme Director as being appropriate to the Aims and Learning Outcomes of the programme.