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Artificial Intelligence - Methods and Applications

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2016

About the course

The course provides theoretical and methodological knowledge and skills in classical AI (artificial intelligence) and robotics. Topics covered: Heuristics for search. Search for games. Applied predicate logic. Classical planning: heuristics. Knowledge representation. Probability theory: axioms, conditional probability, Bayes' rule. Bayesian networks. Probabilistic reasoning over time, Hidden Markov Models. Decision trees and learning. Robotics: reinforcement learning, learning from demonstration, hybrid architectures, motion planning, odometry, metric and topological route planning, localization and map generation.

The course can be included in the Master's Program in Computational Science and Engineering

Application and eligibility

Artificial Intelligence - Methods and Applications, 7.5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2016 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 31 October 2016


Lectures end during the week of 9 January 2017

Study location



English (upon request)

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

To be admitted you must have 60 ECTS-credits in Computing Science or 2 years of completed studies, in both cases including the courses Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (5DV121), Data Structures and Algorithms (5DV108/5DV127/5DV128), Fundations of Logic and Model Theory (5DV102) or equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section). Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Application deadline was 15 April 2016. The application period is closed.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 16,875

Total fee

SEK 16,875

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