Entry Requirements

  • Three (3) simple passes (“S”) in G.C.E A/L examination in G.C.E A/L in Physical Science Stream.
  • Three (3) simple passes (“S”) in G.C.E A/L examination in G.C.E A/L in Any stream with an approved bridging course.
  • An equivalent qualification for international students.

Level
Semester
8 (4 Years)
Credit
WHY SHOULD YOU SELECT KIU TO PURSUE A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE HONOURS IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE:

BSc in Artificial Intelligence aims on teaching students to develop a broad, coherent knowledge of the discipline of AI, including machine learning, data science with detailed knowledge of key AI algorithms. The curriculum also pays significant attention to computer science fundamentals, software engineering, and business components.

Students who follow this degree programme will learn how to apply technical skills and knowledge to develop solutions in planning, designing, managing, evaluating, and executing AI projects and implement AI related solutions. The development of problem-solving abilities and skills in students are key components of this degree programme. Students will address problems utilizing AI and apply concepts learned in their course modules by engaging in projects.

AI offers an exciting future for students as more industries invest in improving what they do through learned behavior and operating efficiencies. Graduates will have the specialist knowledge and be equipped to work on the design, development, and operation of software solutions involving AI, across a broad range of industry sectors.

Graduates with BScHons (AI) will have a variety of career opportunities, both nationally and internationally upon completion of the degree. Possible career opportunities are AI Technology Engineer, AI Architect, Data Scientist, and Data Analyst. The depth and breadth of knowledge in this area of study are increasingly attractive to employers and would lead to careers not only as AI professionals but also in wider areas of the IT industry.

In addition, KIU undergraduates has the opportunity to take part in industrial placements in leading companies which provide valuable industry and research experience. This will ensure that the KIU Artificial Intelligence graduates will have the opportunity to be employed as AI Technology Engineer, AI Architect, Data Scientist, Data Analyst, Robotics Engineer and Computer Vision Engineer.

CURRICULUM

Year One

Semester One

  • Introduction to Computer Systems
  • Computer Architecture
  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • Academic Practices and Grooming
  • Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory

Semester Two

  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Database Systems
  • Data Communication
  • Linear Algebra and Vector Analysis

Year Two

Semester Three

  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Introduction to Machine Learning
  • Introduction to Robotics
  • Calculus

Semester Four

  • Signals and Systems
  • Applied Statistics
  • Differential Equations and Applications
  • Data Science
  • Computer Security
  • Career Planning and Employability Skills Development – Seminar

Year Three

Semester Five

  • Research Methods for Computing
  • Introduction to Computer Vision
  • Introduction to Natural Language Processing
  • Data Mining and Data Warehousing
  • Big Data Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence Group Project
  • Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks
  • Knowledge-based Systems
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Bioinformatics
  • IS Project Management

Semester Six

  • Work Based Enterprise Placement

Year Four

Semester Seven

  • Final Year Individual Project
  • IT Professionalism and Practice
  • Advanced Machine Learning
  • Information Retrieval
  • Introduction to Cognitive Science
  • Algorithmic Game Theory
  • Theory of Computation
  • High Performance Computing
  • Internet of Things

Semester Eight

  • Advanced Artificial Intelligence
  • Speech Processing
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Advanced Data Science
  • Natural Computing
  • Operational Research
  • Entrepreneurship

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE HONOURS IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE:

  • AI Technology Engineer
  • AI Architect
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Analyst
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Computer Vision Engineer