Master of Artificial Intelligence in Business and Industry

KU Leuven
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
On campus
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English
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Application deadline: 1 March (for non-EEA citizens) 1 July (for EEA-citizens)

About this program

Master of Artificial Intelligence in Business and Industry

Artificial Intelligence is revolutionising many domains in business and industry. However, companies often experience a lack of skilled staff to help them make this transition. This new advanced master's program aims to give engineers and technically trained professionals the necessary skills to develop innovative applications with AI.

AI is revolutionising many domains in business and industry. However, companies often experience a lack of skilled staff to help them make this transition. This new advanced master's program aims to give engineers and technically trained professionals the necessary skills to develop innovative applications with AI.

The master is intended for engineers (or master’s holders with a sufficient background in mathematics) who wish to learn the foundations of AI and its applications in business and industry. The program focuses on applications and engineering skills within an interdisciplinary program with a strong academic foundation. The program is aimed at both recent graduates and professionals. It was developed in collaboration with several key industrial partners and is jointly organised by the Faculty of Engineering Technology, Engineering Science, Economics and Business and Faculty of Science.

The program is aimed at engineers and other masters with a background in physics and mathematics. Whilst recently graduated students are welcome, the program offers added value to professionals with field experience wishing to re- or upskill themselves in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

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Admission requirements

The admission policy is intended to ensure equal opportunity of access to higher education for qualified European and third country students. There are two ways to be admitted to the program:

  • Direct admission, on the basis of a relevant degree obtained in the Flemish Community. You can check the list of relevant programs here.
  • After an admission process, which is meant for students that obtained a degree outside the Flemish Community. They have to meet the conditions below.

All applications from students who have obtained a degree outside the Flemish Community are evaluated by both KU Leuven Admissions Office and the relevant master’s program director. Final admission decisions will made be at the discretion of the Faculty.

  • Academic background: All applicants need to have obtained a relevant master degree to enter this program. Other applicants need to demonstrate that they have the necessary mathematical background, completed an academic four-year master program (or equivalent), at least basic programming skills and are motivated to successfully complete this program and willing to spend the required effort.
  • English language proficiency: All applicants who have not obtained a previous diploma in a program taught in English in Australia, English-speaking Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America must submit a certificate proving their proficiency in English.

For more information about admission requirements, Please visit the university website.


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Program content

Stage1

AI and Industry

  • Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing
  • Applied AI: Academic Perspectives
  • Applied AI: Academic Perspectives
  • Applied AI: Industrial Perspectives
  • Applied AI: Industrial Perspectives

AI and Business

  • Business Analytics
  • Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning
  • Machine Learning and Inductive Inference
  • AI and Society: Core Concepts
  • Master’s Thesis Artificial Intelligence in Business and Industry

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, Please visit the university website for more information.

Program delivery

The courses taught in English.

Tuition

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Qualification

Credits: 60 ECTS

Career paths

Graduates are qualified for roles in companies developing technologies that translate AI research findings into practical solutions for sectors such as healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, etc. Graduates can design, develop and evaluate innovative AI systems, typically up to the level of a prototype. Positions in these fields include process or quality engineers, consultants, product developers and researchers in the R&D-division.

Other professional possibilities include research departments embedded in a university, a research institute, a specialised SME or start-up, or an international company.

Engineering technologists are also needed to create viable instruments and processes, taking into account the need for verification and validation of the instrument or process. Alumni are also well prepared for entering a PhD program.

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