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 contributing to the way our future lives will be shaped. The new Bachelor's degree program in Artificial Intelligence (AI) provides you with an ideal start to this mission. You control how and what machines learn. You develop the learning algorithms and methods needed for making intelligent decisions.
Why is the JKU perfect for this? Because Linz is a globally recognized hot-spot in AI research. Because this is Europe's first academic degree program for 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
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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 consists 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 in-depth knowledge and education in computer sciences, mathematics, and core fields in Artificial Intelligence:
Computer Science: Learn Python programming as well as core base-knowledge of algorithms and data structures.
Mathematics: Learn core mathematics relevant to 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 methodically and in a structured way 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.
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.
How is the AI Program different from the Computer Science Program?
Whereas the academic degree program in Computer Science covers a broad spectrum of subject areas in computer sciences, the "Artificial Intelligence" program lets you specialize in certain areas. Learn how to develop algorithms and systems to teach machines cognitive abilities that can 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 and methods in the areas of hardware, theory, and applications. This includes subject areas such as Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Networks and Security, Model Checking, Cryptography, Computer Graphics, Multimedia, Operating Systems, Databases and Information Systems. The German-language undergraduate degree program in Computer Science provides base-knowledge to lay the foundations. The English-language Master's degree program gives students 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 provides instruction in the basic components of AI, students in the graduate degree program explore modern AI methods in depth that combine deep learning, recurrent networks, and reinforcement learning. The Master's degree program also includes an elective track allowing students to specialize in applied areas such as mechatronic systems, knowledge-based systems, and life sciences. Both the Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in AI are taught in English.
How does "Remote Learning" work?
The AI program is offered at the JKU's satellite campus in Vienna (German only) and at the JKU's satellite campus in Bregenz (German only) in the form of a live stream or as a video conference.
Faculty members hold the courses in classrooms at the JKU campus.
Video recordings of the class sessions will be made available online via the Moodle learning platform.
Examinations will be taken largely on-site in Linz or in Vienna & Bregenz.
Go to following overview for further information.
How do I start my studies at the JKU?
From the online pre-registration procedure to paying tuition fees – here you will find everything you need to know to help you take your first step to enroll!
How can I complete my studies in Vienna & Bregenz?
You will have to come to the JKU campus at least once in order to complete the admissions process in person (click here for detailed information about enrolling in the program).
Courses held by faculty members at the JKU campus will either be streamed live or shown via video conference at the JKU's satellite campus in Vienna (German only) and Bregenz (German only).
There are only a few examinations that will be given on-site in Linz, Vienna and Bregenz as most of the examinations will take place online (at the moment, examinations are currently online only).
Can I complete the AI Program from abroad via Remote Learning?
No. You will have to come to Linz at least once in order to complete the admissions procedure in person and therefore officially enroll at the university. Some courses will require being in the classroom, either in Linz, Vienna, or Bregenz.
In addition, you will have to take some of the examinations in person in Linz, Vienna, or Bregenz. Click here for updated information in regard to enrollment. At the moment, all examinations are currently online only.
After completing your undergraduate degree, you can continue your education by pursuing an advanced degree:
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