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Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence (ODL) - 100% Online


Duration:
Part time (2.5-3 years)

ODL - Fully Online


Awarded by:
APU, Malaysia


Intakes:
Part Time:
22 Mar 2024 | 07 Jun 2024
16 Aug 2024 | 25 Oct 2024



MORE THAN JUST AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE MASTER PROGRAMME

APU's Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence programme is designed to provide you an edge with the latest technologies that are in line with the Industrial Revolution 4.0.

Digital Transformation for IR4.0


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

• Bachelor’s degree in Computing or related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.50, or its equivalent qualification as accepted by the Senate.

• Bachelor’s degree in Computing or related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 and not meeting a CGPA of 2.50 can be accepted, subject to a rigorous internal assessment.

• Bachelor’s degree in non-related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 as accepted by the Senate and with relevant working experience, subject to a rigorous internal assessment.

• Bachelor’s degree in non-related fields with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 as accepted by the Senate and without relevant working experience, subject to passing pre-requisite courses.

* Applicants without a Computing-related Bachelor’s degree must pass the pre-requisite modules to continue with the Master’s Degree.

Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

 
ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

• IELTS : 6.0

For more information please click HERE

Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (previous Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree taught in English) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.


PROGRAMME OUTLINE

This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • Advanced skills and techniques in artificial intelligence
  • Research opportunities to solve meaningful industrial problems with artificial intelligence techniques
  • Advanced research opportunities in artificial intelligence in preparation for doctoral studies.

THE BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAMME

On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to :

  • Gain hands-on experience to implement Artificial Intelligence (AI) to solve problems
  • Grasp knowledge on a wide range of subject matters ranging from Machine Learning, Robotics to Natural Language Processing.
  • Effectively undertake and manage large scale and complex Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects.
  • Engage in the design and implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems of high quality and reliability.
  • Appreciate problems and suggest solutions associated with the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems.
  • Appreciate how an efficient Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology based infrastructure is a key factor in enabling a business to gain a competitive edge.
  • Draw upon the body of knowledge and be able to overcome human limits to solve new problems using Artificial Intelligence (AI).

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This programme is geared towards practicing IT/Computing professionals within industry who seek further formal qualifications in Artificial Intelligence. In addition, professionals and managers who wish to enhance themselves with Artificial Intelligence knowledge and skills to postgraduate level will find this programme attractive. Fresh undergraduate students from Artificial Intelligence / Software Engineering / Data Science background will also find this programme worthwhile as a path to further enhance their academic qualifications.

MODULES & PROJECT

The programme comprises 3 pre-requisite modules (for non-Computing students), 10 coursework modules and a Project.

There are 7 compulsory Core Modules and you will have to choose 3 electives from those listed.

PRE-REQUISITE MODULES
(FOR NON-COMPUTING STUDENTS: Duration: 4 months (ODL))

  • Programming in Python
  • Introduction to R Programming
  • Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence

CORE MODULES

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Image Processing and Computer Vision
  • Fuzzy Logic
  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Computational Intelligence Optimization
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Research Methodology in Computing and Engineering
  • Project

ELECTIVE MODULES (CHOOSE 3)*

  • Applied Robotics
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Expert Systems and Knowledge Engineering
  • Business Intelligence Systems
  • Multivariate Methods for Data Analysis
  • Deep Learning
* Elective modules may be pre-selected for students at the beginning of the semester. If students wish to change these pre-selected elective modules, they can choose from the available modules offered in the semester OR among the intensive delivery modules – however such changes may prolong the study duration.
 

PROJECT

You will be expected to conduct effective research in relation to Artificial Intelligence for both academic and industry purposes. Either route will require you to plan and conduct effective academic research, and produce one academic paper, consultancy report or academic paper in relation to an aspect of Artificial Intelligence.


CAREER OPTIONS

  • Software Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • AI Researcher
  • Intelligence Specialist
  • Consultant
  • AI Data Analyst
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Robotics R&D Engineer
  • Machine Vision Engineer
  • Artificial Intelligence Analyst
  • Deep Learning Scientist


JOINT PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION BY TIBCO SOFTWARE INC.

Upon completion of the MSc in Artificial Intelligence programme, in addition to their Masters Degrees, students will receive a professional certificate from TIBCO Software Inc. TIBCO is amongst the global leaders in Integration, Data Management and Analytics platforms that has a global clientele. In addition to the certification, TIBCO, as APU's industry partner, has provided all students & lecturers with complimentary access to the TIBCO Spotfire software for academic purposes. Students are utilizing the software to perform tasks & projects related to data analytics.

TIBCO certification is awarded to students who complete:

  • Business Intelligence Systems
  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning


GROWING DEMAND FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 

Source: https://www.sas.com/content/dam/SAS/en_us/doc/infographic/artificial-intelligence-109282.pdf
https://www.sas.com/en_my/insights/analytics/what-is-artificial-intelligence.html
https://blogs.thomsonreuters.com/answerson/machine-learning-business-implications/


The power of artificial intelligence is “so incredible, it will change society in some very deep ways”

“A.I. is more important than fire or electricity”

“The rise of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and robotics will lead to the loss of up to 20 million manufacturing jobs worldwide by 2030”

COURSE FEES

Malaysian Students

International Students

RM 34,500

RM 34,500 (USD 7,840)

​* Fees stated above do not include Enrolment Fees, Registration Fees and other Miscellaneous Fees. Please refer to Fee Guide for details.

(N-DL/0613/7/0004)(12/27)(MQA/PA16033)

All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.