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Bachelor's Degree in Artificial Intelligence.

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

Semester Schedule for Winter Term 2023/24 and Summer Term 2024

To help you get off to a good start, we have put together a course schedule for Winter Semester 2023/24 as well as Summer Semester 2024. 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.

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 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.

AI Info Session on April 10, 2024 at 6pm

Info Session for Linz, Vienna, and Bregenz about our Bachelor´s and Master´s in AI. Study Artificial Intelligence (Bachelor's or Master's) in Linz, Vienna, and Bregenz. Learn more during an online info session on April 10, 2024, starting at 6:00 PM.

The presentation will be held live on Zoom. More information as well as the link to register here.

ABA Online Workshop on May, 16, 2024 from 12-1pm

You are eager to get a job in Austria? You are thinking of starting your own startup, opens an external URL in a new window?

The Austrian Business Agency, opens an external URL in a new window (ABA), the business location agency of the Austrian Ministry of Economy, is eager to help. As a government agency, ABA offers free-of-charge support and information for international students and graduates at Austrian universities.

In a special workshop Ms. Angelika Koepf and Ms. Birgit Reiter-Braunwieser from ABA will provide an overview and answer your questions related to the residence and work permit scheme in Austria (Part 1) and guide you on what’s available to startup founders in the alpine Republic (Part 2)

More information here, opens an external URL in a new window.

Zoomlink, opens an external URL in a new window

Meeting-ID: 978 4316 7393
Passwort: 821563

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 may take place during 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 (please check timetable).

Course Information

Courses are usually offered only once a year. Starting the study program in summer term is possible. However, it will require adaption of the course of study compared to the suggested global map of study subjects which is designed for starting in winter term. We highly recommend to start the program in October.

Area of Specialization

Students can choose their Area of Specialization courses from the list in the study guide freely, i.e. from different sections. 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” (3 ECTS, 4th semester, Summer terms) and the “Practical Work in AI” (7.5 ECTS, 5th semester, Winter terms) should prepare the students for their Bachelor’s thesis (6th semester, Summer terms), although they are allowed to switch their subject again if they want. Teachers should offer these courses if they would like to supervise Bachelor students. The courses offered by different institutes will appear as different “group options” for the students in Kusss.
The Bachelor Thesis itself is formally supervised via the “Bachelor’s Thesis Seminar in AI” (9 ECTS, 6th semester, Summer terms). This course, however, is in fact offered in every term, to allow students to finish their Bachelor’s also in a Winter term.

Mentoring Program Procedure

At the beginning of October, tutor groups of first-semester students are formed during the first lecture in "KV : Lecture Series Artificial Intelligence". The tutors (higher-semester AI students) show the first-year students around the university, help them choose the right courses and give practical tips on lectures, exercises and practicals. The social aspect is not neglected either, so it is not difficult to make friends in the first few weeks with whom you can solve study problems together. Often, these friendships last throughout your studies and beyond.

Each tutorial group is assigned a mentor from among the AI professors. As soon as the tutor groups have established themselves, they visit their mentors together, who supervise the students individually during the first semester. All questions about the course of study may be addressed during these visits. Any problems that arise are solved quickly and unbureaucratically.


The 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 exercise 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 exercise 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 exercise 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.

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).



If you have open questions regarding the AI program which are not answered in the information above or below, please feel free to contact us:


Contact email of the AI office in Linz: office(at)ai-lab.jku.at

Contact email of the AI office in Vienna: ai-wien(at)jku.at

Contact email of the AI office in Bregenz: ai-bregenz(at)jku.at

Contact email of the Student Union for Computer Science and AI: ai(at)oeh.jku.at

Please also see the webpage of the Student union, opens an external URL in a new window and their Study Guide for Artificial Intelligence, opens an external URL in a new window

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