Course Details

Course Code(s):
Course Start Date:
1 Year FT
Masters (MSc)
NFQ Level 9 Major Award
Faculty: Science and Engineering
Course Type: Taught
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Name: Dr Emil Vassev

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Brief Description

Applications are now closed for Autumn 2024 as the programme places have been filled.

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.


 Autumn Semester

Spring Semester Summer Semester
Introduction to Data Engineering and Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Project
Evolutionary Computation and Humanoid Robotics Deep Reinforcement Learning  
Text Analytics and Natural Language Processing  Probabilistic and Explainable AI  
Artificial Intelligence for Games Theory and Practice of Advanced AI Ecosystems  
Machine Vision Research Methods and Project Specification  

Content of modules can be found by using the search option on the book of modules.


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. 


  • Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable
  • A copy of your birth certificate/passport

  • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
  • If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
    • English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
    • English language competency certificate

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EU - €7,430 

Non- EU - €19,300

Further information on fees and payment of fees is available from the Student Fees Office website. All fee related queries should be directed to the Student Fees Office (Phone: +353 61 213 007 or email



Please click here for information on funding and scholarships.

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