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Artificial Intelligence

NOTE: Where the 2014 requirements for a programme differ from those previously published, care will be taken to ensure existing students are not disadvantaged.

Researchers in artificial intelligence are working to develop computer systems that match or exceed the capabilities of the human brain in, for example: learning, the representation of knowledge, reasoning, speech recognition and the use of language, and vision. This has led to many practical developments in the computer industry, including data mining and natural language interfaces to commercial software.

This specialisation will enable you to understand and use and even build your own Artificial Intelligence techniques.

Requirements

We list the Artificial Intelligence requirements in the form of a "degree planner". Where semesters are shown they refer to the 2014 schedule.



YEAR 1 – 120 POINTS
COMP103A/B
Introduction to Computer Science 1
COMP104B
Introduction to Computer Science 2
MATH102A/B
Introduction to Algebra
STAT121†
Introduction to Statistical Methods
MATH101A/B/S
Introduction to Calculus
45 points of papers at 100 LEVEL
(30 points must be outside FCMS)
 
Recommended:
PSYC103A


YEAR 2 – 120 POINTS
COMP200A
Computer Systems

 
__________
 
COMP203A
Programming with Data Structures
COMP202B
Computer Communications

__________
 
COMP204B
Object Oriented Program Design
COMP235B
Logic and Computation
60 points of papers at 200 LEVEL
(20 points must be outside FCMS)
 
Recommended paper:
PHIL210


YEAR 3 – 120 POINTS
COMP313A
Topics in Programming Languages

 
COMP316A
Artificial Intelligence Techniques & Applications
COMP317A
Design & Analysis of Algorithms
300 LEVEL
 
Recommended:
COMP340A
200 LEVEL* 200 LEVEL*


YEAR 4 – 120 POINTS
COMP477
Report of an Investigation

 
COMP421A
Machine Learning Algorithms
45 points of papers in
Computer Science at 400 LEVEL
 
Recommended papers include:
COMP423A, COMP455B, COMP456B
300 LEVEL* 300 LEVEL*

† BCMS regulation 8 requires 50 points from subjects in the field other than the major including at least 20 points above 100 Level. STAT121 will help satisfy these requirements and is strongly recommended in its own right. It also helps students keep their options open for changing to another major with the Faculty if desired.

* For the honours programme, the two 200 level papers in Year 3 must be replaced by an additional two 300 level papers. The Year 4 requirements are COMP520 Report of an Investigation (45 points) plus 5 COMP5XX half papers (15 points each). Permission may be given to include up to 30 points at 500 level from outside Computer Science.

Elective papers may be replaced by papers at a higher level.

Admission to Honours Programme
To be eligible for honours candidates will require an average of B+ in at least 80 points at 300 level in Computer Science papers. This does not apply to double major students, who will be treated separately.

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