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Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Artificial Intelligence

Programme Purpose

The overall goal of the Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Artificial Intelligence degree is to provide with essential research and development skills in AI. Learners will be familiarised with the technical landscape of AI, such as, classical, advanced, and state-of-the-art AI methods including their theoretical foundations and mathematical underpinnings. MSc in AI is a balanced programme with modules covering fundamental (Foundations of AI, Programming for AI, Data Analytics for AI, and Engineering and Evaluating AI systems, Intelligent Agents and Process Automation) and specialised AI topics (Machine Learning, AI Driven Decision Making), as well as topics related to operationalisation and application of AI in real-world problems (Data Governance and Ethics, Emerging AI Technologies and Sustainability). Upon completion of this course, graduates will be able to perform independent research that puts them into a position to make informed and critical decisions regarding the complete development life cycle of AI solutions, i.e., requirements elicitation and analysis, implementation, decision making, evaluation, and documentation. This emphasis provides learners with a broader view of their role in the development process and the impacts that each of these development phases have on one another. Learners will be able to demonstrate expert knowledge in implementing and evaluating existing AI algorithms and develop practical skills to solve real world AI problems. Learners will also be able to critically assess and evaluate ethical, sustainable, and responsible issues associated with the development and deployment of AI systems and synthesise and communicate technical AI solutions to the various stakeholders. This programme is a 1-year part-time Postgraduate Diploma degree aimed at graduates of Level 8 (or equivalent) in numerate disciplines. The programme leads to an NFQ Level 9 award of Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Artificial Intelligence (PGD in AI) awarded by QQI. Graduates of the programme take up roles as AI engineer junior AI architect, junior AI ethicist, AI consultant, AI specialist, data scientist, machine learning engineer, machine learning developers, machine learning specialist among others.

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Centres offering Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Artificial Intelligence

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National College of Ireland Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1, D01 Y300 01 4498500