Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) (M.Sc.)

Making machines think!

The international Master’s program in Artificial Intelligence (AI) is based on a solid foundation and education in the field of Computer Science. The program consists of three main pillars: symbolic AI (such as Expert Systems and Logical Calculi), subsymbolic AI (such as Deep and Machine Learning) and AI systems and applications.

The degree course offers a broad variety of topics and specializations. The wide range of applications and research groups in the Department of Computer Science provides broad opportunities for “hands-on” project work and practical sessions. In contrast to Data Science oriented programs, AI focuses on the constructive modelling and implementation of algorithms, data structures, neural networks and their respective applications.

What is the degree program about?

The desired goal that is to be achieved by the study of Artificial Intelligence at the Faculty of Engineering is the education of thoroughly skilled computer scientists with a specifically formed profile. Using the methodical skills and knowledge acquired during their education, graduates should be able to solve engineering tasks which are located at any of the intersections of the areas of computer science, applied mathematics, and an engineering discipline independently and responsibly. They should also be able to develop new perspectives on their field of activity and to judge applied tools and methodologies critically.

Goals of the Master’s Program

Demand Graduates of our Master’s program have excellent job prospects. During your studies, subjects you were first introduced to during your qualifying degree can be given more breadth and depth, according to your individual goals and preferences. Students are introduced to current topics of academic or industrial research. A successfully completed Master’s degree will be acknowledged as a prerequisite for being admitted to doctoral programs at German universities. Actual admission to a doctoral program, however, also requires proof of high research potential, as preferably demonstrated by an outstanding Master’s thesis.

International Orientation The program complies with the internationally accepted Bachelor’s-Master’s structure. The majority of the courses are in English, thus making it attractive for foreign students who do not speak German. At the same time, German students in the program benefit from working with English as an international scientific language. That way it also becomes easier for German students to work or study abroad afterwards. The possibility of studying abroad is additionally enhanced by the program’s compatibility with the Anglo-American university system.

Flexibility The integration of many different specialized fields requires a flexible organization of study plans. Following the Anglo-American pattern, students are encouraged to choose an individualized study plan from a wide selection of fields to suit their individual interests. The program is modular, as defined by the examination regulations (Prüfungsordnung). In order to ensure optimal support students are assisted by special academic advisors (Studienberater) for the AI program.

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