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Artificial Intelligence

BSc (Hons) or MSci

Key facts


UCAS code

I400 BSc,I401 MSci

Start dates

September 2020

Location

Wheatley

Course length

Full time: BSc: 3 years, or 4 if a work placement is chosen; MSci: 4 years, or 5 if a work placement is chosen

Part time: BSc: up to 8 years; MSci: up to 9 years

Department

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

Accreditation(s)

Initial Accreditation by the British Computer Society

UCAS Tariff Points

112

  • The British Computer Society

Overview


Our Artificial Intelligence course will help you develop the skills and knowledge necessary to work at the cutting edge of AI.

We have developed this course to meet the needs of the real world. Our staff are all researchers with strong links to industry. Several of our research groups have excellent international and national reputations. And we have modern, state-of-the-art workshops, laboratories, computer facilities and media studios.

You will study:

  • machine learning
  • machine vision
  • deep learning
  • robotics
  • intelligent agents
  • computer science
  • software development
  • databases
  • computer security. 

An optional work placement provides valuable real-world experience. So you could spend a year working in industry on a paid placement.

You will graduate with a deep understanding of AI. And the knowledge of how to implement novel technological solutions for real world problems.

Exciting career options include:

  • AI driven app development
  • machine learning
  • data science
  • intelligent systems.
Artificial Intelligence

How to apply


Typical offers

UCAS Tariff Points: 112

A Level: BBC

IB Points: 30

BTEC: DMM

Wherever possible we make our conditional offers using the UCAS Tariff. This combination of A-level grades would be just one way of achieving the UCAS Tariff points for this course.

Preferred subjects include: Science

We welcome applications from candidates with alternative qualifications, and from mature students.

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

GCSE: Mathematics at grade 4/C minimum and English Language at grade 4/C minimum

If you don't know about Computing already our first year modules will quickly get you up to speed. Any previous experience you have might help you to get started more comfortably but even if you think you know a lot about computing already there will still be many new things for you to learn.

Having an A-level or BTEC Level 3 qualification in a computing-related subject will not exempt you taking any first-year modules, as we want to make sure that we give you a quality introduction to all of the relevant topics.

If you don't have the right qualifications to apply for a place on one of our degree courses, we may be able to consider you for our Computing Foundation course. This course, which lasts one year, is an excellent preparation for any of our computing degree courses.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements.

International qualifications and equivalences

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English requirements for visas

If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.

International applications

We are keen to consider applications from all parts of the world. If your previous education was not in the UK, please contact us if you would like us to consider your entry qualification.

Pathways courses for international and EU students

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this degree, or if you would like more preparation before you start, you can take an international foundation course. Once you enrol, you will have a guaranteed pathway to this degree if you pass your foundation course with the required grades.

If you only need to meet the language requirements, you can take our pre-sessional English course. You will develop key language and study skills for academic success and you will not need to take an external language test to progress to your degree.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Many of our courses consider applications for entry with credit for prior learning. Each application is individually assessed by our credit entry tutors. 

If you would like more information about whether or not you may be eligible for the award of credit, for example from an HND, partly-completed degree or foundation degree, please contact our Admissions team.

We operate the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.

Application process

Full time Home / EU applicants

Apply through UCAS

Part time Home / EU applicants

Apply direct to the University

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time applicants can also apply through UCAS

Tuition fees


Please see the fees note
Home/EU full time
£9,250

Home/EU part time
£750 per single module

Home/EU sandwich (placement)
£1,380

International full time
£14,280

International sandwich (placement)
£4,000

Home/EU full time
£9,250 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

Home/EU part time
£1,155 per single module

Home/EU sandwich (placement)
£1,380 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

International full time
£14,800

International sandwich (placement)
£4,000

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees


2019/20
Home/EU full time
£9,250

Home/EU part time
£750 per single module

Home/EU sandwich (placement)
£1,380

International full time
£14,280

International sandwich (placement)
£4,000

2020/21
Home/EU full time
£9,250 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

Home/EU part time
£1,155 per single module

Home/EU sandwich (placement)
£1,380 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

International full time
£14,800

International sandwich (placement)
£4,000

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.

The most likely extra costs in studying are computers, books and printing.

You are not required to have your own computer though many students choose to. We have computer rooms available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week so you should always be able to work if you don't have your own machine.

The library has an extensive electronic library so in many cases, you will be able to read course books online without extra cost. You can of course buy physical copies of books instead if you so wish but many students do not.

Most submission of work for computing modules is electronic so there is little need for printing.

Learning and assessment


In Year 1 we will introduce you to the core principles of AI.

You will study two essential topics, robotics and object-oriented programming.

You will also study Problem Solving and Programming, and Mathematics for Computing. These are vital for a successful career in the computing and AI industries. 

In Year 2 you will build on the skills you have gained in computer programming and explore innovative product development. 

You'll learn about:

  • software development
  • databases
  • foundations of cyber security. 

We encourage you to take a work placement in Year 3. A work placement gives you demonstrable experience of working in industry and you can apply your learning in a work environment.

On returning to university for your Final Year you will study exciting modules such as:

  • Computer Game Development
  • Cognitive Robotics
  • Deep Learning
  • Machine Vision.

And you will  complete a final project to demonstrate your learning.

Artificial Intelligence

Study modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules

AI Fundamentals

Introduction to OOP

Introduction to Robotics

Mathematics for Computing

Problem Solving and Programming

Year 2

Compulsory modules

Advanced AI

Databases

Foundation of Security

Foundations of Computation

Innovative Product Development

Software Development in C++

Year 3 (optional placement year)

Optional modules

Optional Work Placement Year

Although it is optional, we encourage you to take a supervised work placement in the computer industry for 12 months between Year 2 and your final year. You will be taught about how to apply for jobs effectively in a second year module and we have a placements office with dedicated staff to provide information and advice to help you secure a placement. We maintain our links with industry and most students who go on placement find out about the position they secured through this department. More and more students are finding that a placement benefits their final-year studies and career prospects. Possible placement organisations include IBM, Microsoft and PepsiCo. It is possible to change your programme of study to include or exclude the work placement option up to the end of your second year. Your tuition fees are reduced to £1350 for the year you are on placement and the positions are normally paid which should cover your living expenses.

Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement)

Compulsory modules

Cloud Computing & IoT

Cognitive Robotics

Computer Game Development

Deep Learning and Applications

Ethical AI and Big Data

Machine Vision

Project

Please note: As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the modules you can choose from may vary from that shown here. The structure of the course may also mean some modules are not available to you.

Learning and teaching

On this course you'll study theory and develop a strong set of practical skills.
 
Our teaching takes a very practical approach, using:

  • lectures
  • practical sessions
  • apprentice style learning
  • hands on exercises.
  • Lectures and seminars
  • Placement
  • Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.)

Year 1

  • Lectures and seminars - 25%
  • Placement - 0%
  • Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.) - 75%

Year 2

  • Lectures and seminars - 22%
  • Placement - 0%
  • Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.) - 78%

Year 3 (optional placement year)

  • Lectures and seminars - 1%
  • Placement - 99%
  • Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.) - 0%

Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement)

  • Lectures and seminars - 17%
  • Placement - 0%
  • Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.) - 83%

Learning and teaching percentages are indicative. There may be slight year-on-year variations.

Assessment

Assessment methods used on this course

All modules have an element of continuous assessment. 

Not all modules have written examinations but where they are used they are worth 30%, 50% or 70% of your grade.   

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams

Year 1

  • Written exams - 21%
  • Coursework - 79%
  • Practical exams - 0%

Year 2

  • Written exams - 28%
  • Coursework - 72%
  • Practical exams - 0%

Year 3 (optional placement year)

  • Written exams - 0%
  • Coursework - 100%
  • Practical exams - 0%

Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement)

  • Written exams - 28%
  • Coursework - 72%
  • Practical exams - 0%

Assessment method percentages are indicative. There may be slight year-on-year variations.

Study Abroad


You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.

After you graduate


Career prospects

You will graduate with a deep understanding of the fundamental principles of artificial intelligence, informed by computer science concepts and practices, strong technical skills in software development, as well as valuable transferable skills such as problem solving, team working, communication, time management and self-motivation, ready to apply to the world of work. The optional work placement provides invaluable real-world experience. Career options are abundant in the areas of AI driven app development, machine learning, data science and intelligent systems. 

Further study

World-class research and superb links with industry come together to make Oxford Brookes one of the best places in the UK to study technology at postgraduate level, whatever your subject interest.

Our courses, taught by leading academics with active research programmes, are designed to meet the needs of modern industry. Our graduates tell us that the relevance of our courses and the skills they've learnt enable them to achieve their goals and build their careers. And our location in Oxford places us at the heart of one of Europe's biggest concentrations of high-tech businesses.

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