Detailed information about the ideal recommended study plan, etc. is available here.
To help you get off to a good start, we have put together a timetable for the 2023/2024 Winter Semester. 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.
The program contains the following types of courses:
|KV (Kombinierte Lehrveranstaltungen)||Combined Course|
Each year in September, before the start of the winter term, JKU offers 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) for new AI students. These courses are entirely voluntary and can be booked via KUSSS.
In order to 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. 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 will take place during the course of 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.
Courses are usually offered only once a year. You can enroll during the Summer Semester to begin studying AI however, you may be subject to adjusting your schedule differently compared to the suggested schedule of courses. There are many that begin at the start the Winter Semester and not at the start of the Summer Semester.
Students can freely choose their Area of Specialization courses from a list that is available in the course catalog, meaning in different sections. The section headlines “Computer and Data Science”, “Mathematics”, “Mechatronics”, “Live Sciences”, “Special Topics”, and “Miscellaneous” as listed in the course catalog are simply for clarity only.
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 during each semester, allowing students to complete their Bachelor’s degree during the Winter Semester as well.
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.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the AI program that have not been addressed above or in this info file, opens an external URL in a new window, 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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