How can you develop an autonomous car? How does a computer recognize speech or emotions? How can software and devices be aligned to the way humans think? In the international Bachelor's degree programme in Artificial Intelligence you will study intelligence and develop 'intelligent' and user-friendly products. This international degree programme focuses on human thinking, artificial thinking (computers, robots) and behaviour in social systems (e.g. group behaviour). You will study the underlying processes in order to predict or simulate behaviour.
Artificial Intelligence draws on knowledge from various disciplines, such as cognitive psychology, linguistics, data science, computing science, logic and philosophy. You will develop skills in these areas in the first year, after which you deepen your knowledge in the subdiscipline you prefer, such as machine learning, robotics or cognitive science.
Translating knowledge into practical applications
There are many applications in which intelligence and usable technology are indispensable, in ticket machines for example. This degree programme therefore has a strong practical orientation.
A degree in Artificial Intelligence equips you for a wide range of fields, precisely because your knowledge is so broad and you can approach matters from various perspectives. You can also communicate well with other specialists in the discipline. That makes you highly employable for companies and organizations. You will have broad knowledge and a logical reasoning ability… therefore excellent career prospects!
Finding work when you graduate
Many graduates find suitable jobs in the business sector in the Netherlands or abroad. Other graduates choose another path, such as setting up their own business. Once they have their Bachelor's degree, most students choose a related Master's programme in Artificial Intelligence or Human-Machine Communication. When you choose Artificial Intelligence you can work at institutions who work with large data files, like hospitals or banks. You can also find a job at research and development departments of multinationals and build autonomous systems. When you go for Human-Machine Communication, you can become a cognitive ergonomist and develop software and devices.
User-friendly software or devices
With your Master's degree you are employable in companies that produce software or devices. Among other things, your work will involve making these as user-friendly as possible. Examples of companies our graduates currently work at are: Accenture, Ethical Hacker, TNO, Deloitte, Educational game researcher, Nederlands Forensisch Instituut, ORTEC, KPN Consulting, Achmea, en Almende.