MSC ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Artificial Intelligence

Overview

The MSc Artificial Intelligence (AI) programme at the School of AI and Advanced Computing (AIAC) at XJTLU Entrepreneur College (Taicang) is research-focused and provides a strong foundation in essential AI principles. It explores advanced methodologies such as large model techniques and generative AI.

The programme aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to analyse, design, and implement data science and AI solutions for real-world problems.

The two-year programme consists of 40-credit study modules and a 40-credit dissertation. The curriculum includes intensive programming, core AI concepts, extensive machine learning training, and specialised modules covering ethics, AI research methods, and topics tailored to specific interests taught as optional modules. The programme culminates with a year-long dissertation project, allowing students to develop advanced AI solutions, potentially in collaboration with industry partners.

XJTLU-JITRI joint supervision pathway

This programme also provides an XJTLU-JITRI joint supervision pathway, which combines the expertise of XJTLU with the research institutes and top enterprises of Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute (JITRI). This collaboration aims to promote deeper integration between industry, education and research. Through a unique research training model that combines specialised AI theoretical study, industrial research practice, and dual supervision, the programme seeks to nurture interdisciplinary talents that are innovative, solution-oriented and possess a keen international perspective.

Why should I study Artificial Intelligence at XJTLU?

  • Access to high-quality research facilities with state-of-the-art experimental equipment and modern computer labs, guided by world-class research experts specialising in artificial intelligence;
  • Opportunities to engage in pioneering research areas and collaborate closely with renowned research institutes and industry partners to tackle challenges in the field;
  • The chance to develop advanced research skills in a rapidly expanding field with promising job opportunities globally;
  • The benefit of XJTLU’s strategic location near numerous international high-tech companies, providing networking opportunities, internships, and site visits; and
  • The ability to earn a University of Liverpool degree recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Knowledge and skills

Our graduates are known for their critical thinking, innovation, adaptability, and social awareness, making them highly competitive and in demand in the constantly changing landscape of AI.

Upon graduation from the MSc Artificial Intelligence programme, you will have:

  • gained deep insight into the theoretical foundations of AI techniques and their application in various contexts;
  • evaluated cutting-edge AI technologies to understand their practical significance and applicability across different industries;
  • learned the Legal, Social, Ethical, and Professional Issues (LSEPI) inherent in AI, promoting responsible development and deployment practices;
  • developed practical skills in designing and implementing advanced AI and machine learning programmes using relevant programming languages and frameworks;
  • completed substantial AI projects demonstrating originality and critical thinking, which culminate in detailed reports and practical insights; and
  • mastered the effective oral and written communication of complex AI concepts, and the ability to work productively in team settings, fostering innovation and success.

The programme invites you to embark on an exciting journey into the realm of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Here, you will acquire the expertise needed to excel in cutting-edge research and development. Whether your ambitions lead you to industry or further academic pursuits, like pursuing a PhD at a top university, our programme provides the foundation for success. Join us as we explore the forefront of AI innovation and prepare you for an impactful career in this dynamic field.

Dr Jingxin Liu

Programme Director

Modules


Semester 1

  • Fundamentals of AI
  • Machine Learning
  • Applied Research Techniques and Methodologies
  • Ethics, Privacy, Artificial Intelligence in Society

Semester 2

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Image Processing and Computer Vision


Semester 2

  • Large Model Techniques
  • Big Data Mining, Analysis, And Management
  • Reinforcement Learning and Its Applications
  • Generative AI
  • Contemporary Mechatronics in Intelligent Robotics
  • Leadership

Careers

After completing the MSc Artificial Intelligence programme, you can pursue:
• further academic study, including PhD positions worldwide.
• in-demand opportunities in various sectors such as health, finance, energy, and transport, as well as with companies and government organisations seeking AI expertise.
• roles as AI engineers in tech companies focusing on software solutions in autonomous driving, healthcare, finance, and more.
• opportunities with major tech firms or to start your tech company using our enterprise hub and X3 Co-Venture incubator.

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