- A recording of the Online Info Session by the Center for Distance Learning (April 2022)
Duration: 57 minutes
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Autonomous vehicles, healthcare robots, intelligent household appliances, autonomous irrigation and fertilizer systems, smart digital assistants: Artificial Intelligence is finding its way into our everyday lives. Be at the forefront to help shape the great digital revolution.
Experts say that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be more groundbreaking than electricity. Those who are one step ahead can play a key role in shaping our future. The new Bachelor's degree program in Artificial Intelligence (AI) provides you with an ideal start. You control just how and what machines learn. You develop the learning algorithms and methods needed to make intelligent decisions.
Why is the JKU the ideal place for this? Because Linz is a globally recognized hot-spot in the field of AI research. Because the JKU is the first university in Europe to offer an academic degree program in AI. Because the program is international and offered in English. But above all: Because you don't just want to experience the future, you want to actively create it.
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
English (Level B2)
optional with remote learning elements
Optional, with remote learning elements
Site Information (German only)
Beginning in the Fall of 2021
Site Information (German only)
Did you miss the online info session from April 18th, 2023?
No problem, we recorded it for you!
The Bachelor's degree program in Artificial Intelligence consists of the following areas:
New students will be required to complete the StEOP requirements at the beginning of the Bachelor's degree program. The StEOP requirements consist of certain courses that are outlined in the curriculum. Before completing the StEOP courses, you can only get limited academic credit when you take additional courses.
If you would like to learn more about the Bachelor's degree program in Artificial Intelligence, we strongly recommend taking a look at the curriculum. In addition, we have separately summarized a few details for you.
The curriculum has been designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding and education in computer sciences, mathematics, and core fields in Artificial Intelligence:
Computer Science: Learn Python programming as well as a core, base-knowledge understanding of algorithms and data structures.
Mathematics: Learn core mathematics important for understanding AI.
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning: How can knowledge be transferred to a machine in such a way that allows it to draw conclusions or solve problems?
You will learn how to approach complex tasks in a structured way and methodically in order to systematically solve problems.
Did you know that ...
Artificial Intelligence has already exceeded human performance in areas such as detecting breast cancer, lip-reading, and speech recognition.
Sezgin, a student at the JKU, talks about what makes the Bachelor's degree program in Artificial Intelligence special. You'll hear what Sezgin personally gets out of his studies in Artificial Intelligence and why his laptop is his "trusty companion". Please note the podcast is in German only. Enjoy!
Graduates of the Bachelor's degree program possess a broad range of high-level skills and expertise and are highly sought after in business and industry:
In order to be admitted to the Bachelor's degree program, you must fulfill the following requirements.
Whereas the computer science program covers the breadth of computer sciences, students in the "Artificial Intelligence" program specialize in certain areas and learn to develop algorithms and systems designed to teach machines cognitive abilities that compare to - or even surpass - human intelligence. This includes - but is not limited to - machine sensing, learning, reasoning, scheduling, speech recognition, and automated decision making.
In addition to software development, the degree program in Computer Science focuses on the fundamentals of and methods in hardware, theory, and applications, including subject areas in machine learning, the Internet of Things, networks and security, model checking, cryptography, computer graphics, multimedia, operating systems, databases and information systems. The undergraduate degree program in Computer Science is held in German and provides a base-knowledge understanding to lay foundations. The English-language Master's degree program in Computer Sciences provides students with an opportunity to specialize in one of six main areas (computational engineering, data science, intelligent information systems, networks and security, pervasive computing, software engineering).
The AI degree program focuses initially on basic principles including programming, mathematics, statistics and logic followed by machine learning, data sciences, reasoning and speech processing. Whereas the undergraduate degree program focuses on basic AI components, students in the graduate degree program explore modern AI methods more in depth, combining deep learning, recurrent networks, and reinforcement learning. The Master's degree program also includes an elective track that gives students an opportunity to specialize in applied areas such as mechatronic systems, knowledge-based systems, and life sciences. The language of instruction for both the Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in AI is English.
The AI program is an academic degree program offered on-site at the JKU Linz. However, a section of the degree program can be completed online. In concrete terms, this means:
Click here to learn more and see an overview of courses (available in English).
Begin by registering to enroll and end by paying any required tuition fees and the mandatory Austrian Student Union fee. Click here, opens an external URL in a new window for detailed information about your initial steps to enroll in AI!
The JKU offers preparation courses to help you prepare for your studies. This is an opportunity to review content from higher-level schools in a more condensed format and prepare for your first set of required classes. Attendance is optional.
In addition, you can take part in a mentoring program offered at the start of your studies in which JKU faculty members meet with newly enrolled students in small groups and also provide more information about the program.
In order to be admitted to the program, you will have to come to the JKU at least once to complete the admissions process in person (current information regarding enrollment during the Coronavirus pandemic is available here). Course instructors will hold classes at lecture halls at the JKU. The Distance Learning Centers in Vienna and Bregenz will broadcast the classes via video conference or livestream.
You can also take most of the examinations online. There are only a few cases in which written examinations are held simultaneously in Linz, Vienna and Bregenz.
No. You will be required to come to Linz to complete the admissions process and some of the courses and examinations will require being on-site in Linz, Vienna, or Bregenz.
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After completing your undergraduate degree, you can continue your education by pursuing an advanced degree:
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