Artificial Intelligence – BEng (Hons)

Gain the skills to design and develop the next generation of Artificial Intelligence (Al) systems and services.

Increased use of Artificial Intelligence (Al) can bring major social and economic benefits by automating tasks currently done by humans. AI computers can analyse and learn from information at higher accuracy and speed than humans can. It offers massive gains in efficiency and performance to most or all industry sectors, for example in Health, Financial Technology, Advanced Manufacturing and Social Media. Al is software that can be integrated into existing processes, improving them, scaling them, and reducing their costs, by making or suggesting more accurate decisions through better use of information.


This course will develop your employability skills by:

  • Providing you with a broadly-based education in AI and its related technologies which will equip you with the knowledge and skills to select and apply appropriate AI techniques to a particular domain.
  • Providing a systematic study of the theory and principles of AI, which includes fundamental theoretical computer science, mathematics, programming and software engineering.
  • Developing your competence in the use of programming languages for the production of AI and Machine Learning software components.
  • Developing your ability to analyse problems, reason a solution, and represent the knowledge using suitable AI methods and computational techniques.
  • Providing opportunities for the development of practical and team-based skills in applying AI in an industrial context.

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    Programme Structure

    This programme can be studied over 4 years (with an International Foundation Diploma), with an optional additional work placement year. In the event of this, students will be required to take a Professional Practice unit.

    Students may be able to join Year 2 with a relevant Foundation or Diploma.


    Each module is 15 credits

    Year 1

    Software Development I
    Software Development II
    Database Systems
    Computer Hardware and Operating Systems

    Mathematics for Engineering I
    Artificial Intelligence I

    Year 2

    Computer Networks & Security
    Object oriented Programming
    Algorithms and Data Structures
    Mathematics for Engineering II
    Professional Development (optional if 3rd year taken as a placement year)
    Artificial Intelligence II

    Year 3

    Intelligent Robotics
    Computer Vision
    Final Year Project
    Computational Intelligence Technology

    If you have completed 12 years of education, you can join this degree by completing a Foundation Year, which will be considered as Year 0.

    For entry at Year 1

    As per Ulster University guidelines, you must satisfy one of the below:

    • Completion of 13 years of education to include successful completion of General Secondary Education Certificate or Qatar Senior School Certificate to include 50% or above in Mathematics.
    • A level: Grades BBB to include ONE subject from Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computing (not ICT/IT), Software Systems Development, Technology and Design, Design and Technology, Digital Technology, Electronics, Engineering or Double Award Science/Applied Science. For applicants offering Mathematics or Further Mathematics or Physics subjects at A level, a two-grade reduction will be applied i.e. BCC
    • BTEC Level 3 QCF Extended Diploma in Computing (not ICT/IT), Electronics or an Engineering discipline with overall award profile of DDD or BTEC Level 3 RQF National Extended Diploma in Computing (not ICT/IT), Electronics or an Engineering discipline with overall award profile of DDM
    • International Baccalaureate: Minimum 26 points (13 at Higher level to include Grade 4 HL Mathematics and another HL subject from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computing, Technology or Engineering).


    • Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 (with no

              contributing band score of less than 5.5). 


    • Successful completion of Ulster’s International Foundation Programme.
    • Other international qualifications will be considered on merit for equivalency with the above requirements.
    • You may be able to join the programme at either Year 2 or 3 if you have a
    • Pass profile or more in HND in Business or equivalent qualification for part-time students.


    • Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 (with no contributing band score of less than 5.5).


    Evidence of successful completion of a recognised Level 5 qualification studied through the medium of English.

    If you do not meet the entry requirements, CUC will provide you with a support programme that will help you improve your English level and your academic skills.

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