De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS)

Artificial Intelligence

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Course summary

The artificial intelligence industry is fast-growing and touches so many aspects of society, from business operations to our everyday lives. On this course you will gain a detailed understanding of artificial intelligence concepts and techniques and learn to use this knowledge to address contemporary problems and challenges such as the use of microprocessor-based systems to control home appliances and the detection and resolution of collisions in applied mechanics. You will develop fundamental skills, such as learning the powerful general-purpose programming language C++, and experience in-depth study of computer networks and systems. Using artificial intelligence code, you will learn how to control advanced mobile robots in our purpose-built laboratory. Our modules are designed to focus on real-life industry scenarios to enhance your employability. You will also be able to enjoy projects and extracurriculars related to your course. Get involved with our dedicated Robot Club, where you will solidify your skills by instructing secondary school children on robotic construction or take the opportunity to develop your own robot project, with the potential to compete in the annual international Robot Challenge in Vienna. Key features

  • Benefit from teaching by experienced staff from our internationally recognised Institute of Artificial Intelligence that conducts world-leading research into artificial intelligence, computational intelligence and intelligent systems.
  • Enhance your practical and professional skills with work placement opportunities. Students have undertaken placements at companies such as IBM, Microsoft and PayPoint.
  • Access specialist facilities, including our Advanced Mobile Robotics and Intelligent Agents Laboratory, which contain a variety of mobile robots.
  • Through block teaching, you will focus on one subject at a time instead of several at once. This means that you will be able to focus closely on each subject and absorb your learning material in more depth, whilst working more closely with your tutors and course mates.
  • Put your skills into practice by taking part in the DMU Robot Club, with a chance to compete in an international robotics competition. Our students and staff have previously won prizes at the Robot Challenge in Vienna.
  • Expand your horizons and enrich your studies with a DMU Global experience. Students on related courses have tested their hacking skills at New York’s Spyscape Museum and networked with tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.


Year one Block 1: Database Design and Implementation Block 2: Fundamental Concepts of Computer Science Block 3: Computer Programming Block 4: Operating Systems and Network Year two Block 1: Computational Intelligence and Computer Systems Block 2: Intelligent Robotics Block 3: Applied Artificial Intelligence Block 4: Agile Team Development Year three Block 1: Agent Based Modelling and Parallel Computing Block 2: Big Data and Machine Learning Block 3 & 4: Development Project Block 3 & 4: Fuzzy Logic and Inference System

Assessment method

On this course, you will benefit from Education 2030 - DMU’s new way of delivering courses. Through block teaching, you will focus on one subject at a time instead of several at once. Key skills, including undertaking research, report writing, presentation skills and essay writing, will be, at least, taught in Year 1 (Level 4), and developed and practised at Year 2 & Year 3 (Level 5 & Level 6). You may be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work, laboratory sessions, practical sessions and self-directed study. Assessment and how assessments are weighted is varied across modules. Our assessment practices reflect the best practices in teaching methods deployed by academic members of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again, these are based on the current academic session and are subject to change.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16250 Year 1
International £16250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
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