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NFQ Level:  8
Credits: 10
Award Type: Special Purpose
Application: Apply Now
Closing Date: 18th November 2022
Modules: View Modules

Course Description

The Certificate in Artificial Intelligence is aimed at graduates from other computing programmes to provide a foundation in artificial intelligence for those who have not previously studied in this area. This programme builds and strengthens skills in the fields of artificial intelligence and in data analytics. Learners are introduced to the principles and techniques of artificial intelligence; how these concepts are implemented; how third-party applications allow definition and production of an AI product, and the deployment of this product to a problem-solving application. They gain the knowledge and skills to analyse large volumes of data and information to extract true patterns.

This programme will enable learners to implement artificial intelligence solutions from first principles i.e. using only standard programming language, to recognise the theory and practice of AI techniques within third party software, to critically evaluate performance/reliability of various AI products, to deploy an appropriate AI product to a problem-solving application and to demonstrate knowledge of how the analytics lifecycle can be applied to various application areas/industries. Learners will also learn how to employ data analysis and modelling using software tools, to apply advanced analytics and statistical modelling for Big Data and to acquire the skills required to successfully communicate the result of analysis.


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data

Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold an NFQ level 7 or NFQ level 8 award in computing. The University's policy in relation to recognition of prior learning (RPL) also applies. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview.


This programme will be delivered online part-time from January 2023 to May 2023.


Fees do not apply to applicants who meet the Springboard+ initiative funding criteria. For employed applicants the HEA will pay 90% of the programme fee, the remaining 10% - €140 will be payable before registration. For applicants who do not meet the Springboard+ eligibility criteria the fee is €1,400.

Progression Opportunities

On successful completion of the programme students will have gained 10 credits at NFQ level 8 which may contribute to the achievement of other academic awards.

Lifelong Learning Department

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