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Department of Computer Science, Programme Catalogue 2020/21


RSCM-AFM51: Integrated PhD Accountable, Responsible and Transparent Artificial Intelligence

Leading to the award of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Mode of attendance: Full-time

[Page last updated: 10 August 2020]

Year 1

Follow this link for further information on the NFAAR NFAAR-PGT assessment regulations:
  • This programme has the following possible exit awards:
    • TSCM-AFM51: MRes Accountable, Responsible and Transparent Artificial Intelligence
    • TSCM-AFM52: MSc Accountable, Responsible and Transparent Artificial Intelligence
    • TSCM-AFL51: PG Dip Accountable, Responsible and Transparent Artificial Intelligence
    • TSCM-AFC51: PG Cert Accountable, Responsible and Transparent Artificial Intelligence
  • Assessment Regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Programme progression requirement: 60%
  • NFAAR-PGT only covers the award of the MRes on this programme. Progression to PhD and the award of a PhD are not covered by NFAAR-PGT.
  • Taught credits: 60; Dissertation/Project credits: 30


Semester 1: Taught Units

Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved options allowed: Students may be permitted to take two Director of Studies approved units as alternatives to two of the optional units offered in this period
Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM50272 Humans and intelligent machines 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select 1 unit from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM50206 Intelligent agents 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM50258 Principles of programming 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM50264 Machine learning 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select 1 unit from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
EE50226 Embedded systems design 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
EE50235 Autonomous systems engineering 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
EE50236 Robotic platform engineering 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
EE50237 Robotics software 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
ME40051 Advanced control 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
ME40064 System modelling & simulation 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
ME40331 Robotics engineering 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select 1 unit from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
XX50170 Principles & skills of social research 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
XX50218 AQM 1 - Experimental and quasi-experimental quantitative methods for social science 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP50339 AI as social and political practice: technology, society & politics 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select 1 unit from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM50341 Statistics for artificial intelligence 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
XX50215 Statistics for data science 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Taught Units

Further information on DoS approved options Director of Studies approved options allowed: Students may be permitted to take two Director of Studies approved units as alternatives to two of the optional units offered in this period
Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM50304 AI challenge 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM50306 Interdisciplinary research preparation 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select 1 unit from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM50230 Intelligent control and cognitive systems 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM50263 Artificial intelligence 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM50265 Machine learning 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM50268 Bayesian machine learning 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
CM50270 Reinforcement learning 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select 1 unit from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
EE50229 Electronic communication systems 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
EE50238 Autonomous systems navigation, mapping and communications 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select 1 unit from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
XX50219 AQM 2 - Advanced modelling techniques for social sciences 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
SP50340 Knowledge, data, and our digital social world 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Dissertation Period: Project/Dissertation Units

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM50305 Interdisciplinary thesis formulation report 30 credits       [equivalent to 60 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.