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Artificial Intelligence - Methods and Applications

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2021

Admitted to the course

Here you will find everything you need to know before the course starts.

About the course

Part 1, theory, 4.5 credits. 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.

Part 2, laboratory, 3 credits. In the laboratory part some of the theories and techniques discussed in the theoretical part are put into practice. This part consists of a series of mandatory laboratory assignments, in part carried out with physical robots or advanced simulators.

Application and eligibility

Artificial Intelligence - Methods and Applications, 7.5 credits

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2 November 2021


16 January 2022

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

Univ: To be admitted you must have (or equivalent) 90 ECTS-credits including 60 ECTS-credits in Computing Science or two years of completed studies within a study programme (120 ECTS-credits). In both cases, the studies must include the course Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (5DV121), at least 7.5hp within Data Structures and Algorithms (e.g. 5DV149 or 5DV150) and at least 7.5 ECTS-credits within logic (e.g. 5DV102 or 5DV162). A Bachelor's degree with a major in Computer Science is considered to be equivalent.

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper Secondary course English A/5. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies. Entry requirements


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 2021. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at

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 17,850

Total fee

SEK 17,850

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Course is given by
Department of computing science
Contactperson for the course is:
Student Office at computing science