Program Details.

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

Semester Schedule for Winter Semester 2021

To help you get off to a good start, we have put together the second-semester schedule for the Winter Semester. This schedule is only a recommendation and can be adjusted to your personal schedule. Please find live streams to Vienna/Bregenz marked with a violet colored upper left corner.

Please note that there are no live-streams to Vienna on Monday, October 25th, 2021.

Remote Learning

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 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 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 courses in the AI program are offered at the JKU's satellite campus in Vienna and Bregenz as either a live stream or as a video conference.

Area of Specialization

Students can choose their Area of Specialization courses from the list in the study guide independently from their chosen Elective Track. The section headlines “Computer and Data Science”, “Mathematics”, “Mechatronics”, “Live Sciences”, “Special Topics”, and “Miscellaneous” in the study guide exist merely for readability.

Seminar and Practical Work

“Seminar in AI (Master)” (3 ECTS, 3rd semester, Winter terms) and “Practical Work in AI (Master)” (7.5 ECTS, 3rd semester, Winter terms) should prepare the students for their Master’s thesis, although they are allowed to switch their subject again if they want. The courses offered by different institutes will appear as different “group options” for the students in Kusss. Teachers should offer these courses if they want to supervise Master students. The Master’s Thesis itself is formally supervised via the “Master’s Thesis Seminar” (3 ECTS, 4th semester, Summer terms). This course, however, is offered in every term, in particular also in Winter, to allow students to finish their Master’s in 5 semesters, too.

Master Thesis Examination

The curriculum regulates that the Master’s examination consists of two parts: The first part is the student’s successful completion of the mandatory subjects and the elective track according to §§ 4 and 5 of the curriculum. The second part of the Master’s examination is a comprehensive oral exam (1.5 ECTS points).

For this oral exam, the student is supposed to suggest the three members of the examination committee: one committee head (member 1) and two further members (members 2 and 3). The head of the committee must not be the thesis advisor. It is recommended that the second committee member is the thesis advisor and teaches a mandatory or elective track subject. The third committee member should teach an elective track subject in case member 2 teaches a mandatory subject, or vice versa. In total, both a mandatory and an elective track subject should be covered.

The oral exam consists of three parts (20 minutes each): The first part is the presentation and defense of the Master’s thesis (15 minutes presentation plus 5 minutes discussion). This part should be presided over and graded by the head of the committee. The second and third part (20 minutes each) are both dedicated to the examination of the mandatory and the elective track subjects and should be conducted and graded by the respective committee members 2 and 3.

As a basic principle, the Master’s examination may cover all subjects that the student has taken during her/his Master’s degree. Examiners should not narrow down the content of the examination too much beforehand. Additionally, all three examiners are urged to take an active part in all three parts of the examination. Nevertheless, each examiner is formally assigned one part of the examination and responsible for the according grade. The total grade is the rounded average of the three individual grades.

To register for the Master’s examination, students should use this form (in the form, the committee head and the first examiner are one and the same person). The first part of the oral exam is already filled in as „Presentation and defense of Master’s thesis“. Subject two and three should name the chosen mandatory and elective track subjects, respectively.

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