Diploma in Artificial Intelligence and Work into the Future (September 2020)

CCT College Dublin (CCT_0920_DAI)
Key Programme Details
Award

Diploma in Artificial Intelligence and Working into the Future

NFQ Level

Level 7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Classroom, Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

ICT Faculty

General Information
Contact

Kathleen Embleton

Email

info@cct.ie

Phone

01 6333444

Address

CCT College Dublin
30-34 Westmoreland Street
Dublin 2

Role

Admissions

Important Dates
Application Deadline

24/09/2020

Start Date

28/09/2020

End Date

30/06/2021

About this Course

The Diploma of Artificial Intelligence and Working into the Future is designed for learners seeking to develop their knowledge, skills and competence in the area of AI. This special purpose programme is designed to produce learners with a clear understanding of AI and its underlying concepts and components, which are required by companies operating in this field today, and the ability to continue to develop knowledge, skill and competence to remain competitive and employable in an ever-advancing sector.

Learners will engage with the opportunity to assimilate knowledge within an industry focused learning environment. This programme utilises a carefully designed programme schedule with modules focused on Artificial Intelligence topics and their future direction.

The design and development of modules within this programme were informed by significant industry consultation, particularly from Microsoft and its partner network. Industry-initiated real-world problems will be provided by our industry contacts and used as the context for planning and designing assessment solutions, as well as being an aid for problem-solving sessions. The incorporated learning from all modules aims to ready learners for industry and/or future academic development.

In addition to the mathematical and associated technical skills, which will be fostered during the participants studies, transferable skills that will be developed throughout the programme via the varied teaching and assessment methods include: critical analysis, advanced evaluation, self-analysis and personal reflection, problem-solving, communication skills, written communication skills, team management and group-work professionalism.

This is a one year, part time Diploma programme with contact hours delivered over evening and weekend schedule slots. This programme leads to an award by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) of Level 7 of the National Framework of Qualifications.

Objectives

The programme aims to provide learners with a progression pathway to professional roles at entry or junior level in Artificial Intelligence as well as the option to further their education in the area of AI. It also aims to provide graduates with the ability to advance their IT career by attaining a qualification which enables them to secure industry entry-level positions, or further advancement within their current sphere. Students on the programme will be provided with an environment conducive with personal development established through the use of peer learning, mentoring and formative feedback, thus allowing them to acquire new knowledge and the ability to seek guidance. In addition to the mathematical and technical skills which will be fostered during the participants studies, transferable skills that will be developed throughout the programme via the varied teaching and assessment methods include: critical analysis, advanced evaluation, self-analysis and personal reflection, problem solving, communication skills, written communication skills, team management and group-work and professionalism.

Entry Requirements

Admission to this the Diploma in Artificial Intelligence and Working into the Future is through one of the following:

Evidence of prior learning, including experiential learning,

or

Possession of an NFQ level 5 award, including leaving certificate, FET award, or equivalent.

In addition, all applicants must evidence competence in mathematics equivalent to H5 standard in leaving certificate and competence in the use of IT. Basic computer literacy is not sufficient for this programme.

International applicants whose first language isn’t English must demonstrate a minimum competency in the English
Language of CEFR B2+.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for entry based on prior learning (RPL) or prior experiential learning (RPEL) in line with the College policy. The College will thoroughly assess applications received through RPL and RPEL to ensure that candidates are able to evidence learning to an appropriate standard – normally the framework level equivalent to the direct entry qualification requirement and demonstrate potential to succeed and benefit from the programme.


Long Description

The Diploma of Artificial Intelligence and Working into the Future is designed for learners seeking to develop their knowledge, skills and competence in the area of AI. This special purpose programme is designed to produce learners with a clear understanding of AI and its underlying concepts and components, which are required by companies operating in this field today, and the ability to continue to develop knowledge, skill and competence to remain competitive and employable in an ever-advancing sector.

Learners will engage with the opportunity to assimilate knowledge within an industry focused learning environment. This programme utilises a carefully designed programme schedule with modules focused on Artificial Intelligence topics and their future direction.

The design and development of modules within this programme were informed by significant industry consultation, particularly from Microsoft and its partner network. Industry-initiated real-world problems will be provided by our industry contacts and used as the context for planning and designing assessment solutions, as well as being an aid for problem-solving sessions. The incorporated learning from all modules aims to ready learners for industry and/or future academic development.
The programme aims to provide learners with a progression pathway to professional roles at entry or junior level in Artificial Intelligence as well as the option to further their education in the area of AI. It also aims to provide graduates with the ability to advance their IT career by attaining a qualification which enables them to secure industry entry-level positions, or further advancement within their current sphere. Students on the programme will be provided with an environment conducive with personal development established through the use of peer learning, mentoring and formative feedback, thus allowing them to acquire new knowledge and the ability to seek guidance. In addition to the mathematical and technical skills which will be fostered during the participants studies, transferable skills that will be developed throughout the programme via the varied teaching and assessment methods include: critical analysis, advanced evaluation, self-analysis and personal reflection, problem solving, communication skills, written communication skills, team management and group-work and professionalism.

Modules:
- Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
- Programming – Object Oriented Approach
- Knowledge Representation
- Machine Learning for Artificial Intelligence
- Meta-heuristic Optimisation
- Data Visualisation and Communication
- Analytical methods for Big Data:
- Gaming A.I. – programming the imperfect
- Strategic Business IT

In addition to the mathematical and associated technical skills, which will be fostered during the participants studies, transferable skills that will be developed throughout the programme via the varied teaching and assessment methods include: critical analysis, advanced evaluation, self-analysis and personal reflection, problem-solving, communication skills, written communication skills, team management and group-work professionalism.

This is a one year, part time Diploma programme with contact hours delivered over evening and weekend schedule slots. This programme leads to an award by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) of Level 7 of the National Framework of Qualifications.

Why Choose This Course

The Diploma in Artificial Intelligence and Working into the Future is designed for learners seeking to develop their knowledge, skills and competence in the area of AI. This special purpose programme designed to produce graduates with the ability to continue to develop knowledge, skill and competence to remain competitive and employable in an ever-advancing sector.

Career Opportunities

On completion of the programme graduates should be equipped with a progression pathway to professional roles at entry or junior level in Artificial Intelligence as well as the option to further their education in the area of AI. It also aims to provide graduates with the ability to advance their IT career by attaining a qualification which enables them to secure industry entry-level positions, or further advancement within their current sphere.

Timetable Info

TBC

Delivery Location

CCT College Dublin
30-34 Westmoreland Street
Dublin 2

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Kathleen Embleton

Address

CCT College Dublin
30-34 Westmoreland Street
Dublin 2

Phone

01 6333444

Email

info@cct.ie

RPL Information

Applicants are encouraged to apply for entry based on prior learning (RPL) or prior experiential learning (RPEL). The College will thoroughly assess applications received through RPL and RPEL to ensure that candidates are able to evidence learning to an appropriate standard, normally the framework level equivalent to the direct entry qualifications requirement and demonstrate potential to succeed and benefit from the programme. Full information regarding the College RPL policy is available on the College website http://www.cct.ie/wp-content/uploads/CCTP602-RPL-V2.1.pdf

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