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