Artificial Intelligence (MSc) Full Time

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study

    Computing,Computer Science

  • Type of Course:

    Masters Degree

  • Type of Qualification:


  • Type of Study:

    Full time,Online

  • Application Closing Date:

    31st August 2022

Course Duration:

Full-time: One Academic Year.

Admission Requirements:

Entry to the MSc in Artificial Intelligence will require a minimum of a Level 8 honours degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Computing or an honours degree in a cognate discipline. As this is an expert level programme, it is essential for applicants to have a strong proficiency in mathematics, including statistics, and an advanced level of coding competency in a modern high level computer programming language such as Python or Java.


Applicants who do not meet the above criteria will be considered on a case by case basis. Please visit Recognition of Prior Learning for further details.



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This full-time programme will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2021-2022 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.

Course fees must be paid before attending lectures. For more information on Fees, please visit fees/students


Two separate deliveries of this programme are offered; full-time on-campus by day and part-time online by night. This page gives details of the full-time programme.



EU student fees are €6,500. Per semester fee instalments are possible, please contact the Fees Office in MTU Cork if this is your preferred payment option. Some students may be eligible for SUSI grant support, check the Eligibility Reckoner on the SUSI website for further details.



Non-EU fees are €12,000, scholarships (25%) are available up to 31st March reducing fees to €9,000. A scholarship of 15% is offered until the 31st May reducing fees to €10,200. After that date the programme fee returns to €12,000.


*Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Levy
The USI membership levy of €7.00 has been introduced as a result of a referendum where students opted to affiliate to the national Students’ Union. This levy must be paid before the start of Semester 1.


Full-time mode of delivery:

  • 1 academic year (2 semesters, September to June)
  • No. of weeks per semester: 13
  • No. of timetable hours per week: 18
  • Which days: Monday – Friday


Location: MTU Cork Bishopstown Campus


ECTS Credits: 60


Artificial intelligence (AI) is a field of computer science that enables computers and machines to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence. Its many applications range from chess-playing robots and autonomous cars to speech, image, and language processing, robotic manufacturing, and surveillance systems. In the twenty-first century, AI has experienced a resurgence following concurrent advances in computer power, large amounts of data, and theoretical understanding. AI techniques have now become an essential part of the technology industry, helping to solve many challenging problems in computer science.


This master’s programme provides a technical deep-dive into the area of AI. It aims to produce AI engineers with a highly relevant skillset in AI topics. Students will learn how to use and develop intelligent computer systems that can learn from experience, recognise patterns in vast amounts of data and reason strategically in complex decision-making situations. The programme content will deliver a comprehensive range of topics integral to the study of AI. These include machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, optimisation, and big data processing to name but a few.


The programme contains challenging and interesting modules delivered by lecturers who are experts in AI. Students will have the opportunity to study topics such as deep learning, natural language processing and machine vision. Students will also complete an AI research project that is either academic or industry focused. 


Are you an analytical thinker who enjoys working with intelligent computer systems? Do you like solving challenging problems? Have you got strong coding and mathematical skills? Would you like to know more about topics such as Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Metaheuristic Optimisation, Big Data Processing, Deep Learning, Machine Vision and Robotics? Do you hold an honours degree in Computer Science, Engineering or in a cognate discipline?


If so, this Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence degree is the right choice for you.


The MSc in a 60 credit programme. The full-time programme is delivered over two 30 credit semesters. Each semester has a number of mandatory modules and a choice of electives (all electives may not be offered).


Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence (60 ECTS, Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications).


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All modules are worth 5 credits (ECTS) unless otherwise noted.


Semester 1 (Autumn)



Practical Machine Learning Mandatory 5
Knowledge Representation Mandatory 5
Metaheuristic Optimisation Mandatory 5
Big Data Processing Mandatory 5
Research Practice & Ethics Mandatory 5
Robotics and Autonomous Systems Elective 5
Distributed Ledger Technology Elective 5
Software Process Engineering Elective 5
Programming Language Design Elective 5
Free Choice Module Elective 5


Semester 2 (Spring)



Deep Learning Mandatory 5
Decision Analytics Mandatory 5
Research Project Mandatory


Natural Language Processing Elective 5
Machine Vision Elective 5
Free Choice Module Elective 5



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  • Online application is open for course (full-time delivery) commencing September 2022.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €500 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
  • Please attach and upload any documents such as transcripts, CV, other details relevant to the application.
  • Delivery of this programme is subject to sufficient number of applicants. Eligible candidates will be considered on a first come first served basis.
  • Please select the correct button to apply for this programme. Please note that International (non-EU) applicants will be directed to the International Office and asked to follow a defined application process


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Dr Ted Scully, Course Coordinator for Full-time Study Mode
+353 21 4336140

Dr Ruairi O'Reilly Course Coordinator for Online Study Mode
+353 21 4326161

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