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Springboard+ Postgraduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence | Funded*

-Created 17-06-2021


location LYIT, Port Rd., Letterkenny, Co Donegal

Course Title:   Springboard+ Postgraduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence | Funded*
Course Category:   IT
Duration:   Part Time
Entry Requirements
The course will be available to applicants who meet the following criteria:
Level-8 qualification in computing.
Level-7 qualification in computing with 3 years appropriate work-experience.
Candidates who do not hold these qualifications but have significant relevant experience may also be eligible
for consideration via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) which includes a combination of education, training and work experience.
The course will also be suitable for candidates with backgrounds in mathematics, physics and electronics.
The programme is designed to run in a flexible manner by distance in the evenings and at weekends. Students can do one module at a time per session with 3 sessions across an academic year.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most popular areas in computer science and engineering. AI deals with intelligent behaviour, learning, and adaptation in machines, robots and body-less computer programs. This module serves as an introduction to the broad field of AI. The course provides an introduction to classical AI as well as non-classical AI. It introduces logic and automated reasoning, probabilistic reasoning and reasoning under uncertainty. It also covers Biologically inspired AI, the Ethics of AI and the links between AI and Machine Learning. Next the student will develop key practical skills and a foundation in Machine Learning techniques including data analysis and artificial intelligence and their application on specific problems in Machine Learning, such as, prediction, classification, recommendation and optimization. The third module will provide the student with a detailed understanding of some tools used for AI. The student will gain a comprehensive understanding of the components of a text analytics and Natural Language Processing (NLP) system and gain an appreciation of the mechanisms required for Computer Vision implementation.

Students will also have the option to take either a Placement worth 10 credits or an asynchronous 10 credit Job Readiness modules which is explained in more detail in section 4 of this document.
Time table
This course will be delivered part time (online) in the evenings. Delivery in this mode will facilitate upskilling and reskilling the widest possible group of company employees without requiring employees to cease employment while doing the course. As the course will be delivered online, it won’t matter where in the country students are located. The course is designed to run in part-time mode in the evenings. The student will study one module at a time per session with three sessions across an academic year. Upon completion, there is an opportunity for students to continue and complete a Masters in Artificial Intelligence Research.
Awarding Body
Awarding Body:   NFQ Level 9
Start Date
Start Date:   13/09/2021
Course provider information
Contact person:   Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Course Email:
Contact:   0749186306
Institute:   Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Location:   LYIT, Port Rd., Letterkenny, Co Donegal
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