The Artificial Intelligence programme is a fulltime two-years programme (120 EC), consisting of a 76 EC course part and a 44 EC research part. Each year is divided into two semesters, running from September until January and from February until June.
Course part (76 EC)
The course part consists of 16 EC compulsory courses and 60 EC elective courses. For detailed course descriptions and options, please see the courses page.
Research part / Thesis (44 EC)
Besides the course part, the programme consists of a 44 EC research part. In this part the student carries out a research project under the supervision of one of the staff members of the research groups offering the AI programme. The project can be done within Utrecht University, at an external University or in a research-and-development department of a company or research institute. In the past, students have carried out external thesis projects in companies such as KPN, Origin, The Dutch Tax and Customs Office, Vitatron Medical B.V, TNO, NS, ING, STRO, VSTEP, LibRT and Playlogic Game Factory, and at foreign universities or with companies abroad.
When done within Utrecht University, your final thesis project is monitored by a supervisor from the AI teaching staff. When the final project is conducted within a company or external institute, you will be guided by both a local supervisor within the company/institute and a supervisor of the AI teaching staff.