Study programme Artificial Intelligence

During your AI programme, you will study core subjects like mathematics, neuroscience and computer science, as well as topics from psychology, logic, linguistics and philosophy. With this knowledge, you will develop computer models of the human cognition as well as intelligent computer programmes that are able to execute tasks autonomously. 

In the first year of the programme you will develop your basic AI skills. You will study computing science, mathematics, robotics, psychology, and logic. You will also learn skills and techniques to conduct research, including statistics and how to design an experiment. Furthermore, you will be heavily involved in modelling human thought processes in the computer. Making computer programs smarter, and thus user-friendly, is an important topic as well.

In the second and third years, you will explore both the brain and the computer in greater depth. You will deepen your knowledge of programming, mathematics, statistics, and modelling skills. For example, you will be introduced to neural networks: models of cognitive functions such as memory, observation, learning, and language. This exploration of the brain and technology will raise many questions on ethics and views of humanity. In the third year, you can personalise your programme by selecting elective courses (24 EC). Finally, your Bachelor’s thesis will involve developing and conducting your own research project.

Instruction modes

Curriculum

  • Curriculum year 1

    In the first year of the Bachelor's programme in Artificial Intelligence, you will study computer science, mathematics, robotics, psychology and logic. You will also learn skills and techniques for conducting research, including statistics and how to design an experiment. The courses that are offered are displayed below.

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  • Curriculum year 2

    In the second year, you will be able to expand the depth and breadth of your knowledge of programming, mathematics, statistics and modelling skills. Furthermore, you will explore both the brain and the computer in greater depth.

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  • Curriculum year 3

    In the third year of the Bachelor's programme in Artificial Intelligence, you will choose 24 EC from the Restricted Elective courses and 24 EC Free Electives (some suggestions to fill in the free electives can be consulted in the ‘Recommended free electives') that personally interest you from this or other faculties of the university. Furthermore, the third year offers the opportunity of studying abroad and deepen your knowledge at one of our partner universities.

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This programme has a binding study advice

Minimum ECTS
42
This study programme consists of 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) per year. At the end of the first year you will need to have accumulated a minimum of 42 ECTS in order to receive a positive BSA to continue your studies in the second year. Failing to meet this minimum requirement and receiving a negative BSA means that you are no longer allowed to continue with your studies. Of course, we will consider outstanding circumstances such as sickness or other personal factors. Your study advisor or mentor will regularly discuss your study results with you so that you are not faced with any surprises.

Study abroad

During your Bachelor's programme, you will have the opportunity to go abroad. You will learn to look at things from the perspective of a different culture and you will meet new people; it is an experience that will enrich your life. What’s more, it will look great on your CV.

Please see the International Office web page for information about meetings, scholarships, internships and other practical information.

Additional challenge

Do you want an extra challenge during your studies? Do you find it interesting to think about current, social themes from different academic perspectives? Discover what the Radboud Honours Academy has to offer to achieve your maximum potential during your time as a student.