Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Honours) (Artificial Intelligence)

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Honours) (Artificial Intelligence)

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Course title Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Honours) (Artificial Intelligence)
Postnominal B.Sc. IT (Hons)(Melit.)
Level of qualification First Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 6
Duration 3 Years
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 180
Coordinator Charles Abela
Delivered by Faculty of Information and Communication Technology
The degree has three main objectives:

i) to provide coverage of the fundamental topics in computer science necessary to appreciate Artificial Intelligence;
ii) coverage of essential skills and knowledge required in the ICT industry at large;
iii) for you to acquire the unique ability to look at the world in a different way to identify and leverage opportunities for industries to increase their competitiveness in the Knowledge Age.

The degree is suitable if you are interested in designing and building intelligent computational systems in areas related to knowledge management; natural language processing; game AI; Web intelligence; systems that are able to learn; systems that are able to adapt to the needs, interests, preferences, and requirements of their users; systems that are able operate autonomously to communicate and collaborate with each other to solve real-world problems; and advanced user interfaces that enable progressive human-computer interaction.

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Applicants for the Course shall:


(a) satisfy the general entry requirements as specified in the Admissions Regulations of the University and be in possession of two passes at Grade C or better in Pure Mathematics and Computing provided that one of these passes is at Advanced Matriculation Level and the other pass is at least at Intermediate Matriculation Level


(b) be in possession of:

(i) a pass at Advanced Matriculation Level at Grade C or better in Pure Mathematics, or at a corresponding level of other examinations recognised by Senate for the purpose of the Admissions Regulations of the University and

(ii) either one of the following:

(1) the Diploma of the City and Guilds of London Institute Course No. 7235 in Applied Information Technology or

(2) the MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in IT or

(3) the MCAST Advanced Diploma in IT or

(4) the MCAST-BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing

provided that students who lack a grade in only one of the subjects of the special course requirements required at Advanced Matriculation Level indicated in paragraphs (a) and (b) shall be admitted under those conditions as the Board may impose to compensate for the missing element. If, by the end of the first year, such students do not successfully complete all the requirements to progress regularly to the second year of the Course, they shall be required to withdraw from the Course and shall neither be entitled to repeat the year nor to progress conditionally as normally permitted under the Principal Regulations.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2021.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Fee per academic year: Eur 10,800
During the course, you will learn and demonstrate your intellectual skills and transferrable practical skills by:

• Investigating prior work in the domain and comparing previous approaches to identify relevant solutions.
• Specifying why and how prior work is relevant and applying it to a chosen or given problem.
• Planning and organising research-based and design and implementation-oriented tasks, and writing a critical analysis of the prior work and a justified approach to their solution in a scientific and mature manner.
• Assessing possible approaches to evaluation, justifying the chosen approach, carrying out the chosen evaluation, and describe the evaluation.
• Using the correct tools and AI techniques to solve different problems in different contexts.
• Applying general and personal skills in relation to report writing and presentations.

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This course is intended for you if you are interested in the technological development of AI and would like to pursue a career in the area.
The programme of studies will ensure that you will be employable in a variety of IT-related jobs by ensuring that you acquire C and Java programming, database, and mathematical skills, knowledge, and competencies. You will bring to industry AI skills, knowledge, and competencies in Web Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Knowledge Acquisition, Representation, Reasoning, and Management (Knowledge Systems Development), Game Development, Deep Learning, Robotics and User Adaptive Systems. Working as part of a team, you will have the ability to see opportunities for integrating "intelligence" into mainstream IT systems.

Through this degree programme, we will prepare you to undertake research in AI at postgraduate level at the University.

Students who wish to participate in an ERASMUS exchange are encouraged to do so during the first and/or the second semester of the second year of the course.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2.

Last Updated: 11 November 2021

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