Program Details.

Detailed information about the ideal recommended study plan, etc. is available here.

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If you have missed the webinar, please find the presentations below.

Semester Schedule for WS 2023/24 and SS 2024

To help you get off to a good start, we have put together a timetable for the 2023/2024 Winter term and 2024 Summer term. These schedules are for reference and can be adjusted to your personal schedule. The livestreams to Vienna/Bregenz are marked in violet in the upper left corner.

Summer term 2024 you can choose for your Gender Studies course between 536.300 (Wednesday, 10:15-11:45) and 536.540 (blocked, Saturdays).

 

Types of Courses

The program contains the following types of courses:

Abbreviations Description
KV (Kombinierte Lehrveranstaltungen) Combined Course
VL (Vorlesung) Lecture
UE (Übung) Exercises
TU (Tutorium) Tutorial

 

Preparation Courses

Each year in September, before the start of the Winter Semester, new AI students can take preparation courses in Python Programming (ASTAIBAPPPV20, opens an external URL in a new window) as well as in Mathematics (531.059, opens an external URL in a new window) at the JKU. These courses are entirely optional and students can sign up via KUSSS.

Remote Learning

In order to successfully complete the AI program, students will be required to come to Linz in-person at least once in order to officially enroll in the degree program in person. Some courses will require on-site and in-person attendance, either in Linz, Bregenz, or Vienna. Students are required to be physically present to take examinations either in Linz, Bregenz, or in Vienna. Examinations may take place during the entire semester. The curriculum has been designed for students residing in close proximity to Linz, Bregenz, or Vienna. 

Many of the courses in the AI program are offered at the JKU's satellite campus in Vienna and Bregenz, as either as a livestream or as a video conference (please check schedule).

Course Information

Courses are usually offered only once a year. While you can enroll during the Summer Semester to begin studying AI, starting the program at this time means you may be subject to adjusting your schedule differently as compared to the suggested schedule of courses. We highly recommend starting the program in October.

Area of Specialization

Students can freely choose their Area of Specialization courses from a list available in the course catalog. The section headlines “Computer and Data Science”, “Mathematics”, “Mechatronics”, “Live Sciences”, “Special Topics”, and “Miscellaneous” as listed in the course catalog are for clarity purposes only.

Seminars and Practice-Oriented Work

The “Seminar in AI” (3 ECTS credits, 4th semester, Summer Semester) and the “Practical Work in AI” (7.5 ECTS credits, 5th semester, Winter Semester) have been designed to help students prepare to write the required Bachelor’s thesis (6th semester, Summer Semester). Students can, however, switch their subject area again, if they wish to. Faculty members will offer these courses when supervising undegraduate students. Different institutes will offer the courses which students will see in KUSSS as different “group options”.
The Bachelor's thesis itself will be formally supervised as part of the “Bachelor’s Thesis Seminar in AI” (9 ECTS credits, 6th semester, Summer Semester). This course is, however, offered each semester, allowing students to complete their Bachelor’s degree during the Winter Semester as well.

Mentoring Program Procedure

At the beginning of October - during the first class: "KV Lecture Series Artificial Intelligence" - we will create tutored groups of newly enrolled (first semester) students. The tutors are higher-semester AI students who will be available to show first-year students around the university, help them choose the right courses, and provide first-hand information about classes, exercises, and tutorials. The social aspect is also important and you will quickly meet others during the first few weeks to form study groups, etc. Many of these friendships will last throughout your studies and beyond.

A mentor from among the AI professors will be assigned to each tutorial group. The tutored groups will meet with their mentor together and the mentor will supervise the students individually during the first semester. If you have any questions or concerns about the program, you can discuss these issues during these meetings. Our goal is to address any issues that arise quickly and solve them unbureaucratically.

More FAQs

Here, opens an external URL in a new window you can find more answers to your questions by the Austrian Students´ Union (ÖH).

FAQs, opens an external URL in a new window for international students by the Austrian Students´ Union (ÖH).

 

The 9 most asked questions and the corresponding answers

It is possible to start the program in summer term. Nevertheless, as all courses are only offered once a year and start in winter term, it is difficult to follow the study plan with 30 ECTS per semester. Only in exceptional cases in which a student has the necessary knowledge of introductory courses and plans to later accredit those, a start in summer term is advisable.

Yes, for all lectures (LV) and combined courses (KV), you can still register. Please write an e-mail to the teacher or the institute´s secretary to ask for late registration. For tutorial groups, this might be more difficult as they are quickly fully booked and also require attendance (in person or online) and regular submissions.

In general, all lectures in the program are recorded and can be accessed in Moodle. For the tutorial groups, please register for the groups with distance learning option in KUSSS.

Please check the timetable. Streamed courses are color-coded.

You can still register and will be put on a waiting list if the group is already fully booked. If spots free up, you are first in line as well as if new tutorial groups are created. If the registration period is over you can still write an e-mail to the teacher or in case of courses offered from the Institute for Machine Learning to office@ai-lab.jku.at.

Some exams are offered online, others have to be taken in person in the lecture hall in Vienna, Bregenz or Linz. Please register online in KUSSS for one of the options offered.

In Linz you can meet them in the lecture hall. Our distance learning centres in Vienna and Bregenz offer rooms to study together and follow the streams every day of the week (not only at the times of the scheduled streams). Also a discord channel, opens an external URL in a new window was created for this reason.

You find an excel on top of the website that you should fill out and send together with all certificates as well as descriptions of the successfully completed courses to office(at)ai-lab.jku.at

For some courses and only once you have gotten a matriculation number after being officially enrolled in the program, we can grant you access to course materials in moodle. Please write an e-mail to office(at)ai-lab.jku.at in this case.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the AI program that have not been addressed above or below, please feel free to contact us by sending an e-mail to:

 

The AI office in Linz: office(at)ai-lab.jku.at

The AI office in Vienna: ai-wien(at)jku.at

The AI office in Bregenz: ai-bregenz(at)jku.at

The Austrian Student Union for Computer Science and AI: ai(at)oeh.jku.at


In addition, see the Student Union, opens an external URL in a new window homepage and their Study Guide for Artificial Intelligence, opens an external URL in a new window

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