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Applied Artificial Intelligence

Bachelor

Stand at the frontlines of technology: become an applied Artificial Intelligence expert, and lead the way for tomorrow’s biggest innovations.

Online Studies

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

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Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.

Overview

Get started with an online Bachelor in Applied Artificial Intelligence

Applied Artificial Intelligence tools are becoming a larger presence in our everyday lives, and will continue to do so for years to come.

Many of us use them without even realizing it, when talking to chatbots, and for many, the interactions with personal digital assistants such as Alexa or Siri have become second nature.

But Applied AI offers so much more; it’s the key to groundbreaking technologies that are expected to completely change our lives, like self-driving cars.

Companies who will act fast and incorporate this technology in their business strategy, have a real chance of taking over entire market shares. That’s where you, as a future Applied AI specialist, come into the picture.

Once you’ve acquired knowledge of speech and image processing, machine learning, robotics, UI/UX and software development, your expertise will make you a strong candidate for positions in many international tech leaders.

Earn your internationally recognised Applied Artificial Intelligence Bachelor from IU University of Applied Sciences, and get ready for exciting opportunities!

Your online degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
180 ECTS
Language: English
Study duration & extension
36 - 72 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time
Tuition fees
Starting from € 199 (US$ 209)* per month

*based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:05 AM (CET)
Accreditation
180 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1129722c
Past education recognised
Save time and earn your degree faster by having your previous achievements/experience recognised
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Versatile & Innovative

Your digital learning journey with personal support!

Top-Level Education

First-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96 %

Study contents

Online course overview

In this online study programme, you’ll explore the principles of mathematics and statistics that are crucial for developing applied AI. You’ll then dive into the topics of machine, deep and reinforcement learning.

From there, you’ll continue your academic journey by focusing on speech and image processing, cloud computing and software development. Develop a well-rounded body of knowledge, to serve you in any future technical development position.

For the final part of your studies, before working on your thesis, you will decide what you want to focus on – choose from a wide variety of topics related to automation, production and management. Use this stage to really focus on the skills you want to develop, for the career you want to have.

Semester 1
ModuleECTS

Artificial Intelligence

5

Introduction to Academic Work

5

Introduction to Programming with Python

5

Mathematics: Analysis

5

Collaborative Work

5

Statistics - Probability and Descriptive Statistics

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS

Object-Oriented and Functional Programming with Python

5

Mathematics: Linear Algebra

5

Intercultural and Ethical Decision-Making

5

Statistics - Inferential Statistics

5

Cloud Computing

5

Cloud Programming

5

Semester 3
ModuleECTS

Machine Learning - Supervised Learning

5

Machine Learning - Unsupervised Learning and Feature Engineering

5

Neural Nets and Deep Learning

5

Introduction to Computer Vision

5

Project: Computer Vision

5

Introduction to Reinforcement Learning

5

Semester 4
ModuleECTS

Introduction to NLP

5

Project: NLP

5

Introduction to Data Protection and IT Security

5

Data Science Software Engineering

5

Project: From Model to Production

5

Seminar: Ethical Considerations in Data Science

5

Semester 5
ModuleECTS

User Experience

5

UX-Project OR
Project: Edge AI

5

Introduction to Robotics

5

Agile Project Management

5

Electives A

10

Semester 6
ModuleECTS

Electives B

10

Electives C

10

Bachelor Thesis

10

Electives overview

Elective A

In your 5th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

MODULE

ECTS

Autonomous Driving

10

Automation and Robotics

10

Data Engineer

10

Digital Signal Processing and Sensor

10

Technology

10

Database Developer

10

Business Intelligence

10

Data Analyst

10

Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality

10

Elective B

In your 6th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

MODULE

ECTS

International Marketing and Branding

10

Applied Sales

10

Supply Chain Management

10

IT project and Architecture Management

10

Psychology of Human Computer Interaction

10

Elective C

In your 6th semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

MODULE

ECTS

Autonomous Driving

10

Automation and Robotics

10

Data Engineer

10

Digital Signal Processing and Sensor Technology

10

Database Developer

10

Business Intelligence

10

Data Analyst

10

Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality

10

International Marketing and Branding

10

Applied Sales

10

Supply Chain Management

10

IT Project and Architecture Management

10

Psychology of Human Computer Interaction

10

Foreign Language

10

Studium Generale

10

Admission

Entry requirements

How To Start Your Degree with the Online Degree Saver Programme:

Once you've enrolled and started on your studies, you'll have access to a part of your courses, based on the time model you choose. You will be registered as a student only after 50% of the total ECTS have been successfully completed. Then you will gain access to the rest of your courses, and will be able to finish your degree.

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German, if they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required. If you need to translate your documents, we can help refer you to our trusted translation partners. You can find more details here.

General academic requirements
  • Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate such as A-Levels or IB Diploma and your transcript of records.
  • A subject-related higher education entrance qualification.

Depending on your qualifications, you might have to meet additional requirements, such as successfully passing a university entrance examination or one of the following programmes to make sure you are ready to study with us:

  • Bachelor Entrance Examination (included in Online Degree Saver Programme)

Please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team to find out the exact requirements applicable for your application.

English language skills

At IU, we teach in English to prepare you for the international work market. Therefore, we ask you to provide us with a proof of your English language skills. 

Is English your native language or have you graduated from an English-speaking school or university? Then you do not need to prove your English language skills. 

You can prove your English skills with an English B2 level certificate (no older than 5 years). Don’t have this at hand? No problem! You can quickly get your English certified with Duolingo. 

  • Take the online test in just 45 to 60 minutes 
  • Receive your certified results within 2 days 
  • Save valuable money and time 

Find out if the Duolingo test is suitable for you. Click here to try it for free. In order to be accepted to your study programme, a minimum of 95 points in the Duolingo exam is required. 

Did you take the test and not get the 95 points required? Don’t worry! We’re offering a free English course. By successfully completing the course in 3 months, you'll prove that you have the required level of English proficiency.

We also accept the following English language skills certificates: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points) or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6) or 
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B) or 
  • Equivalent proof, such as a B2.2 Certificate from the free IU English course - further information can be requested from our student advisors.* 

*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years.
*Please note that course isn't accepted as a language certificate for on campus study programmes

Earn a high school diploma and a Bachelor’s degree – at the same time!

Don’t have a high school diploma? Have one but your grade average doesn’t meet our admission requirements? We have a solution for you! 

With the High School Diploma Study Pathway, you can earn a high school diploma and start your online Bachelor’s degree at IU – at the same time.

Visit our High School Diploma Study Pathway page for more details. 

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

Apply now

Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.

Careers

Your Applied Artificial Intelligence career outlook

As an expert in Applied Artificial Intelligence, you can expect fantastic career opportunities across a wide range of industries. 

By acquiring a necessary professional skill, that will be in high demand around the world in the foreseeable future, you’ll position yourself at a wonderful starting point for not only developing an exciting career, but also enjoying lucrative opportunities.

Thanks to our multidisciplinary approach in this online study programme, your skills will be easily implemented in any industry that utilises applied AI. Choose the specialisations that best suit your interests, and prepare yourself to jump right into the field of your choice, be it autonomous vehicles or smart homes.

As an applied AI professional, you could work in roles such as:

Autonomous vehicles developer

The highways of tomorrow will be full of self-driving cars: it’s not a matter of if, but of when. And that’s not the only place where autonomous machines are expected to be more visible: production lines, international logistics and warehouses around the globe are aiming to include more and more robotics in their work in the future. 

That’s why after graduating, you’ll be able to apply your professional skills and knowledge, and work for development teams at any sector you find appealing.

Smart factory developer

Understand the way in which robots use applied AI to learn and adapt. How do developers teach machines to memorise and respond?

As an expert in smart factory robotics design, you’ll develop all of the necessary skills for working in Industry 4.0 companies, and help bring change to manufacturing plants and product design firms.

Augmented reality (AR/VR) developer

Virtual (or augmented) reality isn’t all just fun and games, as great and enjoyable as that aspect is. It can also be used for groundbreaking social and psychological research, defensive purposes and therapy. 

With an Applied Artificial Intelligence degree from IU University of Applied Sciences, you can take part in this vital field of technological development, and work on a wide variety of interesting projects.

Change what the world thinks about the possibilities that AI offers, and make a real difference in people’s lives, while enjoying every step of the process.

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • In both my passion and my career, the skills and competencies I learned at IU have made a big difference.

    Zena Massaad

    Online student, Syria

  • The IU network gave me the opportunity to make contact with students, professors and professionals in the field of aviation. The network I was able to establish there made studying far away from home easier for me: on the one hand, the support of friends from all over the world, whom I met during my studies, and on the other hand, of course, the support of the university staff, who were always very helpful.

    Diana Valdez

    Graduate, Bolivia

  • I find data science is an interesting area of science where lots of things have not yet been discovered and development moves fast. That's also why I chose to join the M.Sc. Artificial Intelligence programme which I am currently studying at IU. The programme, tutors, and professors at IU are really accessible. I'm convinced this programme will keep my knowledge current or even create a new trajectory for my career.

    Riku Luostari

    Graduate, New Zealand

Personal counselling

Have any questions?

Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors. You can also find information about the application process under our Become a Student page.

Tuition fees

Online study model & fees for your Bachelor degree in Applied Artificial Intelligence

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model.

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you'll only be charged once your studies have started. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.

Full-Time

Duration 36 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

US$ 385
US$ 345 /mth* Apply now
* € 329 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)

Part-Time I

Duration 48 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

US$ 333
US$ 303 /mth* Apply now
* € 289 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)

Part-Time II

Duration 72 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

US$ 229
US$ 209 /mth* Apply now
* € 199 based on the exchange rate from 01.12.2022 09:04 AM (CET)
Additional charges

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Free 4-week trial
  • Online tutorials and guidance from tutors
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
Recognition

Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Have you completed a course or a learning path through IU LinkedIn Learning, and earned a certificate? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised, and complete your studies at IU sooner.

  • Save time: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!

Even before you apply for an online study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our recognition application form, which you can find under the content section of each study programme's webpage, and upload it via our upload section. You can also e-mail it to us, or send it via post.

Send an email to study@iu.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies.

Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment. Arrange a personal video consultation appointment to discuss recognition

Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice

Your Studies Are Flexible and 100% Online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Start your career's next successful chapter with a 5-star education from IU

Get your application in before December 15 and you can save up to US$1,399.

Apply now

Choose a fully accredited study program and set yourself up for success. At IU, you’ll join over 100.000 students from all over the world. And the best part? You’ll develop job-ready skills in a practical setting — so you’ll have a real advantage in your industry.

*You can start any time.
*This discount is only available for the online studies model.