Postgraduate Courses

MSc, PGDip, PGCert in Intelligent Systems

`Intelligent Systems' is a term to describe computational systems and methods, which simulate aspects of intelligent behaviour. The intention is to learn from nature and human performance in order to build more powerful systems. The aim is to learn from cognitive science, neuroscience, biology, engineering, and linguistics for building more powerful computational system architectures. In this programme a wide variety of techniques will be taught including neural networks, machine learning, natural language processing, vision, intelligent robotics, evolutionary genetic computing, data mining, information retrieval, Bayesian computing, knowledge-based systems, fuzzy methods, and hybrid intelligent architectures.

Institution: University of Sunderland
Department: School of Computing and Technology
Entry: The normal entry requirement is a 1st or 2nd class honours degree containing a substantial amount of computing. Ideally this would be a BSc in Computing, but a BSc in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Computational Linguistics, Psychology, Bioinformatics are welcome. Graduates from numerate disciplines such as computer science, engineering, physical or mathematical sciences will be particularly welcome to apply. Interviewers will look for a substantial amount of computing in the undergraduate degree, enthusiasm, and a proven problem-solving ability.
Funding: There are a number of ESF-funded places for eligible applicants to full-time postgraduate programmes within the areas of Computing and Technology for the October intake.
Starting: February, October
Address: Chester Road Sunderland Tyne and Wear SR3 1SD
Telephone: 0191 515 3000
Contact: Student Helpline,, 0191 515 3000
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