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University of Malta

Faculty of Information and Communication Technology

Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence [Taught and Research (Mainly by Research)]
(M.Sc.(Melit.))

(for courses commencing October 2017)

YEAR ONE

In addition to the compulsory study-units (70 ECTS credits), students are required to register for 5 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during Semester 1 and 15 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during Semester 2. The choice of elective study-units is to be made from Artificial Vision, Creative Technologies, Big Data, Automation and/or Fintech Streams.

An elective stream/study-unit will ONLY be offered if a sufficient number of students register for it. Consequently, the availability of respective study-units will only be confirmed after the registration period.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ICS5200* Dissertation 60 ECTS

*Study-unit ICS5200 starts in Semester 1 and carries over to Semester 2 and Semester 3.


Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ARI5902 Research Topics in Artificial Intelligence 5 ECTS
ICS5110 Applied Machine Learning 5 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

Artificial Vision Stream

CCE5225 Pattern Recognition 5 ECTS

Creative Technologies Stream

ICS5112 Advanced Intelligent Interfaces 5 ECTS

Big Data Stream

ICS5111 Mining and Visualizing Large-Scale Data 5 ECTS

Automation Stream

ARI5120 Applied Robotics and Automation 5 ECTS
ICS5112 Advanced Intelligent Interfaces 5 ECTS

Fintech Stream

ARI5122 Financial Engineering 5 ECTS




Semester 2

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

Artificial Vision Stream

CCE5205 Computer Vision 5 ECTS
CCE5224 Digital Image Processing 5 ECTS
ICS5118 Intelligent Image Analytics 5 ECTS
ICS5119 Intelligent Video Analytics 5 ECTS

Creative Technologies Stream

DGA5302 Digital Imaging, Photography and Illustration 5 ECTS
DGA5304 Digital Animation and Graphics 5 ECTS
DGA5305 Graphic Narrative and Storytelling 5 ECTS

Big Data Stream

CPS3227 Concurrent and Distributed Computing 5 ECTS
ICS5114 Big Data Processing 5 ECTS
ICS5115 Statistics for Data Scientists 5 ECTS

Automation Stream

ARI5121 Applied Natural Language Processing 5 ECTS
ARI5904 Research Topics in Creative Technologies 5 ECTS
ICS5118 Intelligent Image Analytics 5 ECTS

Fintech Stream

ARI5123 Intelligent Algorithmic Trading 5 ECTS
ICS5114 Big Data Processing 5 ECTS
ICS5115 Statistics for Data Scientists 5 ECTS




This programme of study is governed by ‘The General Regulations for University Postgraduate Awards, 2008’ and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Degree of Master of Science - M.Sc. - under the auspices of the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology.
 
Last Updated: 11 May 2017
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.
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