Certificate in Artificial Intelligence

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Become a highly capable Artificial Intelligence expert with this intensive online 14-week fast-track certificate in AI.

This short intensive 14 week fast-track Certificate in Artificial Intelligence (AI) course has been developed and delivered by University of Limerick, in collaboration with the Irish Centre for High End Computing.

This course will equip participants with a knowledge-base and an advanced skillset in artificial intelligence to enable them to become highly capable experts for this strategically important sector which will in turn have a positive impact on the Irish economy.

Programme fees are part-funded by Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet Ireland for eligible applicants (those awarded a place by the college and who are working in private or commercial semi-state organisations in the Republic of Ireland).

Participants who successfully complete this Certificate in Artificial Intelligence (to the equivalent of a 2nd class honours level) may apply for entry to the National MSc in Artificial Intelligence.


How long is this course?

The part-time programme is 14-weeks in duration.


Where is the course delivered? 

The programme, including all exams, is delivered entirely online.


Who is this course for? 

The Certificate in Artificial Intelligence is aimed at existing information technology professionals, and those migrating from associated disciplines with the necessary computing and mathematics competencies.

Successful completion of the preparatory course will lead to the award of a Certificate in Artificial Intelligence by the University of Limerick.


1. Introduction to Scientific Computing For AI (M)

An introduction to the core mathematics and core programming skills required in machine learning. Using a number of E-tivities you will hone your Python coding skills as well as your knowledge and skills in Calculus, Linear Algebra and Probability Theory as the three core areas of mathematics that underpin machine learning.


2. Introduction to Deep Learning And Frameworks  

A sneak preview of the exciting possibilities that modern machine learning offers, introducing you to the core methods used in machine learning and state-of-the-art networks, such as Convolutional Neural Networks.


What Is The Eligibility Criteria?

The principal entry requirement for this Certificate Course is a Level 8 honours degree, at minimum second class honours (NFQ or other internationally recognised equivalent), in a relevant engineering, computing, mathematics, science or technology discipline.

Applicants from other disciplines who have a significant mathematics or computing (i.e. programming) element in their primary degree will also be considered.

Applicants who possess an honours undergraduate degree, at minimum second-class honours, or equivalent in a non-numerate discipline and have a minimum of three years experiential learning in an appropriate computing discipline (with a high level of either mathematics or programming) may also apply. Their admission to the program will be determined by the University of Limerick.

Applicants who do not meet the requirements above may be considered under the University of Limerick policy that allows for the recognition of Prior Learning, both formal and informal/experiential learning; non-accredited personal and professional education; and work based training. As this is a highly technical Masters course such applicants must have sufficient competence in mathematics and computer programming to be able to participate.



What Are The Course Fees?

Eligible candidates can avail of funding to reduce course fees to €1,299 per annum.

Eligible candidates are those awarded a place by the college AND who are working in private or commercial semi-state organisations in Republic of Ireland.


What Is The Closing Date For Applicants?

The final closing date for the applications for the 2023 intake is 14/7/2023.

Applications are now being accepted for a start in September 2023. The application process initially requires that you send an up-to-date CV directly to Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet at info@ictskillnet.ie

The more information you provide us with that demonstrates how you match our entry requirements – especially full and complete details of the qualifications you have obtained – the better we can assess your application.

If you do not meet all of the eligibility criteria there are a number of other options that are available for entry. You will be given details of these options after the initial screening process.

Once your initial eligibility has been determined you will be advised of the outcome. If you meet the eligibility criteria you will be invited to make an online application to the college where you will submit an application form and upload evidence of your educational qualifications.  Your company should support your participation and be willing to allow you to complete a work-related project as part of the MSc course.

If you do not meet the eligibility criteria you may be invited to make a “RPL application” as a non-standard applicant under the RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) process. This will also involve submitting an online application form to the college.

The University of Limerick has sole discretion and is the final arbiter on who will participate. An applicant must be a citizen of Ireland, an EU or EEA country, and be resident in Ireland. A citizen of any other country may apply only if they are legally resident and employed in Ireland under a Stamp 4 Residence permit. Making an application is not a guarantee of selection. At all stages of the recruitment process, we will correspond with you by email. Please do not contact us by telephone as we do not have the capacity to deal with telephone enquiries.

Applications are treated in strictest confidence. Applicants accept that no feedback will be provided to them, or any other party, regarding the selection process nor will applicants be provided with any reason for their non-selection.