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Department of Computer Science, Programme Catalogue 2021/2


TSCM-AFM48: MSc Machine Learning and Autonomous Systems

Leading to the award of:

  • MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MACHINE LEARNING AND AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS

Mode of attendance: Full-time

Year 1

NFAAR-PGT assessment regulations:
  • This programme has the following designated alternative programmes (DAPs):
    • TSCM-AFL48: PG Dip Machine Learning and Autonomous Systems
    • TSCM-AFC48: PG Cert Machine Learning and Autonomous Systems
  • Assessment Regulations: Appendix 11 [pdf].
  • Programme progression requirement: 50%
  • Taught credits: 60; Dissertation/Project credits: 30


Semester 1: Taught Units

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM50264 Machine learning 1 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
CM50272 Humans and intelligent machines 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
XX50215 Statistics for data science 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
EE50237 Robotics software 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS 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]
EE50235 Autonomous systems engineering 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]


Semester 2: Taught Units

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM50175 Research project preparation 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
CM50265 Machine learning 2 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
EE50238 Autonomous systems navigation, mapping and communications 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]

Optional Units: Select 2 units from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM50263 Artificial intelligence 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
CM50268 Bayesian machine learning 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
CM50270 Reinforcement learning 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]


Dissertation Period: Project/Dissertation Units

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
CM50170 Dissertation 30 credits       [equivalent to 60 CATS 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 2021/22 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2022/23 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.
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