Master of Science (MSc.) in Artificial Intelligence*

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Overview

 

In computer science, Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think like humans and mimic their actions.  

According to a recent report by Forbes, by 2022 AI skills will be required in every industry and could create up to 22 million new jobs globally. Recent findings were presented in The World Economic Forum and the estimates were that by 2025 machines are expected to perform more current work tasks than humans compared to 71% being performed by humans today. The report concludes that robotics, smart automation technology and artificial intelligence, could contribute up to $15 trillion to global GDP by 2030.  

 

The Master of Science (MSc) in Artificial Intelligence (AI) is designed to meet the growing needs in AI throughout the workforce which will create added value and wealth to Irish businesses. Given society’s increasing communications with global partners, AI is emerging as a highly employable discipline.

 

Both full time and part time options programme are designed to facilitate learners with a statistics/computing/technology background who wish to upskill in this new and emerging area of AI. Student can opt to take the theory and practical modules only and not complete the dissertation (i.e. Applied Research Methods & Applied Research Project).

Aims of the Programme

 

The MSc in Artificial Intelligence aims to develop learners within the Artificial Intelligence (AI) discipline involving skills in technology, programming, Data Science, and information processing to respond to the ever-growing demand across industries for AI specialists. The programme also recognises the interdisciplinary nature of AI, combined with analytics and large data volumes, creating an environment for AI to emerge as key technology for the future. AI is a set of technologies that use machine learning, speech analytics, natural language processing, machine vision and analytics to process the data to make informed decisions or recommendations.

The Master of Science (MSc) in Artificial Intelligence aims are to

  • Enable learners to develop mastery of current and developing computer technologies especially skills related to the development and use of Artificial Intelligence.

  • Provide learners with a deep and systematic knowledge of the management of Artificial Intelligence in organisational contexts.

  • Facilitate the development of applied skills that are directly complementary and relevant to the workplace.

  • Identify and develop autonomous learning skills for the learners.

  • Develop in learners a deep and systematic understanding of current issues of research and analysis.

  • Enable the learners to identify, develop and apply detailed analytical, creative, problem solving and research skills. 

  • Respond ethically and informatively to address any unseen situations that may arise due to the emerging needs of industry.

  • Provide the learner with a comprehensive platform for career development, innovation and further study.

Entry Requirements

 

The minimum entry requirements for the Master of Science (MSc.) in Artificial Intelligence are:

  • A Level 8 primary cognate degree with a minimum second-class second-division (2.2) classification from a recognised third level institution. Cognate subjects include computer science, technology, networking, information systems, engineering, general science, mathematics, statistics, data analytics or related discipline.

  • Graduates of any non-cognate discipline and hold a qualification in a conversion-style programme such as the DBS Higher Diploma in Science in Computing.   

  • For applicants whose first language is not English and who have not previously undertaken a degree taught through English, evidence must be provided of proficiency in English language equivalent to B2+ or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). This must be evidenced through a recognised English Language test such as IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, PTE or DBS English Assessment. Test certificates should be dated within the last two years to be considered valid.

Applicants who do not have a Level 8 qualification in a cognate area and who have at least 3 years’ work experience may also be considered through the college’s normal RPL procedures.  Relevant professional experience may be taken into account and individuals will be assessed on a case-by-case basis through DBS RPL procedures.

*Subject to validation

Course Content 

The Master of Science (MSc) in Artificial Intelligence has the following content:

Stage One

Stage Two

Programming for Data Analysis

Applied Research Methods

Cognitive Science for AI

Applied Research Project

Machine Learning & Pattern Recognition


Recommender Systems


Deep Learning


Reinforcement Learning


Data Visualisation



Assessment Methods

The MSc in Artificial Intelligence is an academic programme informed by the clinical and academic experience of the lecturers. Assessment is approached creatively with a range of assessment strategies including essay writing, in-class presentation, graded group dissertation and examination, module depending.

Instructions and guidelines for all assessment are clearly communicated to students.

Structure

This programme is offered 1 year full-time (2 semesters)

Part time, this programme is offered over 2 years typically 2 evenings per week (4 semesters)

The programme is structured as five 5 ECTS and four 10 ECTS taught modules, and a 25 ECTS Applied Research Project.

Career Opportunities 

A recent report by Forbes, highlighted that by 2022 AI skills will be required in every industry and could create up to 22 million new jobs globally. Recent findings were presented in The World Economic Forum and the estimates were that by 2025 machines are expected to perform more current work tasks than humans compared to 71% being performed by humans today. The report concludes that robotics, smart automation technology and artificial intelligence, 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:

  • Core industry roles include: 

    • data architects

    • software engineers 

    • machine and deep learning engineers


  • Advanced roles include: specialist research engineers, including specialists in: 

    • Computer Vision

    • Language and Speech

    • AI architecture

Fees

 

The course fees for the next academic year are €8,900 full-time, and €5,500 part time per annum for EU students. This covers the cost of tuition, registration and examinations.

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Click here for a full list of DBS Postgraduate fees. You can also contact our admissions team who would be happy to discuss the options available for you.

Please note also that there is tax relief for Irish income tax payers at the standard rate of 20% on all fees exceeding €1,000 and up to €7,000. 

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration offered by Dublin Business School (DBS) are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) (b) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby in the event that DBS ceases to provide the programme, for any reason, after learners have started on that programme, Kaplan Inc., as guarantor, will refund the moneys most recently paid by or for the learner.   More details are included in the terms and conditions of learner admission to DBS (https://www.dbs.ie/terms-and-conditions) and on programme handbooks provided at induction.

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Open days are a great way to help you make your decision about DBS and learn more about the Master of Science (MSc) in Artificial Intelligence. As well as experiencing our outstanding facilities, you'll have the opportunity to receive personalised advice from academics from your subject area, meet current postgraduate students and also have your questions answered on general subjects such as entry requirements, student support and the admissions process.

EU Applicants

Applicants should complete the appropriate application form and return it to the Postgraduate Admissions Office along with the following documentation:

  • Academic Transcripts (Original & Official English Translation where issued in another language). Applicants who have previously attended DBS need not provide this documentation. 

  • Proof of Identification (Birth Certificate, Drivers Licence or Passport)  

  • Proof of English (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent) where full time study has been conducted in a language other than English or applicants whose first language is not English.

  • Detailed curriculum Vitae 

Please see programme content for any course-specific additional application procedures.

In addition to the above, in the instance of Non-EU applicants who have residency in Ireland:

  • A copy of your GNIB (Garda National Immigration Bureau) Card, Work permit (if applicable) & Passport.

  • The letter that was issued to you by the Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform stating why you were provided with the above documentation 

International Students/ Non EU Applicants

Applicants should complete the appropriate application form and return it to the Postgraduate Admissions Office along with the following documentation: 

  • Academic transcripts

  • Proof of English (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent)

  • A Curriculum Vitae 

  • A copy of your passport

Please note that copies of all documentation must be submitted, and that it must be translated into English where issued in another language. Please do not send original documents as these will not be returned.

Dublin Business School has a number of overseas offices and representatives worldwide. Please contact us if you wish to receive further details on your closest DBS representative.

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Course overview

COURSE OVERVIEW 2020

Awarding Body: 
Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
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Award: Masters Degree
NFQ Level: 
Level 9
Award Title:
Master of Science (MSc.) in Artificial Intelligence
Award Type:
 Major
Duration:
Full-time: 1 Year (2 semesters)
Part-time: 2 Years (4 semesters)





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