Graduates of this programme carry out AI research in academic or R&D environments, and they identify how AI techniques can provide intelligent solutions to IT problems in companies and organisations. We want to emphasise that the programme does not focus on particular products or tools from specific vendors; instead, we study underlying techniques and methods that are of a longer lasting value.
Students interested in research, can apply for a PhD position after graduation. Such positions are regularly available within the Department of Experimental Psychology and the Intelligent Systems group at Utrecht University. There are ample contacts with other universities as well, partly through the Dutch research school SIKS (School for Knowledge and Information Systems). Some positions are sponsored by companies or the Dutch research council. Graduates may also find challenging positions in R&D departments of international companies, governments, and the banking and insurance sectors.
Graduates interested in a career in industry are well qualified for jobs in many different areas, such as banking, insurance, consultancy, government policy, telecommunications, consumer electronics, Agent oriented software companies, etc.
Their tasks may consist of developing new products and applications or directing such activities. Graduates can also choose the exciting path of creating a start-up company in an emerging market.