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Applied Artificial Intelligence

Unleash the power of AI: develop the skills to shape the future with our Bachelor in Applied Artificial Intelligence! Dive into the cutting edge world of intelligent machine, data-driven decision-making and problem-solving tasks.

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Study flexibly: live, work and travel in Europe!

Apply by June 20th to save up to 1444 € on your on-campus tuition.

Study on-campus in Germany and live in the heart of Europe! With 24x7 access to study materials, an online friendly approach, and opportunities for international connections – you get the most out of a flexible education at IU. 

Overview

Start your online Bachelor in Applied Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence - the buzzword of recent times! AI is a growing presence in our lives, with many of us using AI tools without even realizing it (think existing AI systems like Alexa or Siri, or more recent chatbots like ChatGPT, or even art centric AI like Midjourney).

Applied artificial intelligence is the implementation of AI tech to solve real world problems. It is a rapidly growing field that is set to shape our future with cutting edge technologies and perhaps even change the world as we know it today!

Industries are looking toward capitalising on this emerging field to take advantage of Applied AI tools and boost their growth. That’s where you, as a future Applied AI specialist, come into the picture.

With a Bachelor in Artificial Intelligence from IU University of Applied Sciences, you'll have a foundation in speech and image processing, machine learning, robotics, UI/UX and software development, making you a strong candidate for positions in leading international tech spaces and AI research teams.

Prepare to be a key player in a cutting edge field, and open doors to exciting opportunities in the world of computer science and tech!

Start your Bachelor’s in Applied Artificial Intelligence on-campus programme

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! 

Benefits of doing a Bachelor in Artificial Intelligence

With AI, the world is your oyster! It is an emerging field, rapidly growing, ever evolving and watched with a keen eye by industries and markets globally. There are many benefits to an education in AI:

In demand Career

With a Bachelor in artificial intelligence you are equipped with in-demand skills in the rapidly growing field of AI. Knowledge of developing AI systems, data analysis and AI techniques makes you valuable across industries, right from healthcare, finance, tech and more. This degree prepares you for career that has multiple options for diversification. AI professionals include AI engineers, data scientists, machine learning specialists, AI consultants, researchers and more. AI is transformative technology that is revolutionising the world. With an education background in AI, you are set up in an in-demand career field with an exciting future ahead!

Solving real world problems

Applied AI is all about finding solutions and using AI systems to make life simpler. Applied AI draws on its solid foundation in Computer Science to analyse and provide solutions for real world challenges. You are prepared to address complex problems and contribute meaningfully in domains like healthcare diagnostics, fraud detection, autonomous vehicles, personalised recommendations and more. Being able to apply AI techniques for solving tasks makes for an extremely rewarding and impactful job role!

Innovation and advancement

AI aims to constantly bridge the gap between natural intelligence and machine learning - it is a field of cutting edge research, innovation and advancing technology. This makes it ever evolving, with new algorithms, models and techniques being developed. By studying AI at an undergraduate level, you gain a strong foundation in AI fundamentals that help you better understand the latest advancements. You step into a career that empowers you to push the boundaries of AI, contribute to research and development and drive innovation in the field.

This study programme is completely taught in English!

Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
180 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1129722c
180 ECTS credits - English

Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 239 (US$ 241)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
any time

Duration
36 - 72 months (depending on time model)
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
180 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1129722c
180 ECTS credits - English

Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 378 (US$ 405)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
October, April

Duration
36 months

Start your career in Germany
As a graduate of this programme, you’ll be eligible for an 18-month visa to Germany - so you can look for your first job in peace.
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Modernised learning

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Award-winning education

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All programmes are state accredited and recognized internationally. That's why 100,000+ students have put their trust in IU.

Kickstart your career in Europe

Benefit from 18-month post study job seeker’s visa as an IU student learning on campus and begin your career in Germany.

100% Flexibility

With IU you choose what, how and where you study. And depending on your preferred study format you can even start your first step towards your new career right away.

94% Job success

Our practice-oriented study programmes prepare you for your future career. This is why 94% of IU graduates find a job within 3 months after graduation.

Study contents

Online Bachelor in Applied Artificial Intelligence Subjects

In this online study programme, you’ll explore the principles of mathematics and statistics that are crucial for developing AI. Computer science is the foundation of AI, so you’ll also be diving into topics like machine learning, deep and reinforcement learning.

From there, you’ll go on to focus on speech and image processing, cloud computing and software development. This gives you well-rounded knowledge to serve you in any future technical development position.

For the final part of your studies in applied artificial intelligence, before you begin your thesis, you decide what topic you want to focus on – choose from a wide variety of topics related to automation, production and management. Use this stage to really double down on the skills you want to develop according to to the career you want to have.

Course overview

In this on-campus study programme, available in Berlin and Bad Honnef, 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

Module

ECTS credits

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 credits

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

Module

ECTS credits

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

Module

ECTS credits

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

Module

ECTS credits

User Experience

5

UX-Project OR
Project: Edge AI

5

Introduction to Robotics

5

Agile Project Management

5

Electives A

10

Semester 6

Module

ECTS credits

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 credits

Autonomous Driving

10

Production Engineering, 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 credits

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 credits

Autonomous Driving

10

Production Engineering, 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

Career Development

10

All the support you need, any time of day

With this programme, you’ll have access to human and AI-powered tutoring. 

Your tutors will be available to answer any questions, and you’ll have recurring appointments where you can discuss course topics with them and other students. 

Syntea, IU’s AI-powered tutor, will be available 24/7 to guide you through your courses and prepare you for exams. 

Study your way, and master working with AI at the same time. 

Should you enjoy this program, an alternative path to consider could be the BSc Computer Science or Bachelor of Data Science degree.

Admission

Entry requirements

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 situation, you might have to provide additional documents or meet additional requirements. If that’s the case, our admissions team will let you know after you start your application.

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

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

Online degree saver programme

Apply for the online Degree Saver programme and receive a discount on your tuition fees. 

Please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team for more details. 

English language skills

Depending on your personal circumstances, you might be required to provide proof of your English language proficiency. Your skills would need to match the B2 level of the Common European Framework (CEF). 

We accept the following English language skills certificates*: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points)* or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6)* or 
  • Duolingo English Test (minimum 95 points)*
  • PTE Academics (minimum 59 points)* or 
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B)* 

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 proficiency. 

Get in touch with our study advisors for more details. 

*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years. 

Earn a high school diploma and start your 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 A-Levels, you can earn a high school diploma and start working towards your future Bachelor’s degree – at the same time.

Visit our A-Levels page for more details. 

On campus

Start your career in Bad Honnef

Our campus in Bad Honnef is the perfect place for starting your life in Germany. Study and graduate in a region that's home to some of Europe's largest companies.

IU Bad Honnef

Just a 2-hour train ride away you’ll find yourself in Frankfurt, the country’s leading financial centre and home to the European Central Bank. The IU campus is also a short distance from Cologne, where a booming automotive industry lies, and Bonn, which offers a modern research-oriented scientific environment with an average salary of €65,000 a year.

What does it mean studying on Campus?

  • A mix of online self-study and on-campus learning (2-3 days per week) in Germany
  • Full time only
  • 2-4 intakes per year – programme dependent
  • Pre-set study sequence with some flexibility online
  • All programmes taught in English

Other perks:

  • Free online German language course
  • Online career services, job listings platform & virtual networking events
  • Internship module (optional)
  • 18-month post-study visa eligibility
Careers

Your Applied Artificial Intelligence career outlook

With a Bachelor in 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 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.

An artificial intelligenge bachelor student stands next to and fixes a robotic arm.

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.

An artificial intelligenge bachelor student uses VR glasses.

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.

Your career enabler

94% of current IU graduates find a job within 3 months. Our practice based degrees stand out from the crowd and prepare you for a job at industry-leading companies.

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 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... and on the other hand, of course, the support of the university staff.”

    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.”

    Riku Luostari

    Graduate, New Zealand

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Tuition fees

Online Study models & fees for your Bachelor degree in Applied Artificial Intelligence

On campus study model and 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, and the trial month has ended.

Your trial month begins when you receive your login credentials. This will give you the opportunity to test our courses for one month without obligation, before being charged. During that month, you can then take your first courses and start learning right away!

Once the trial month is over, your studies continue. You’ll pay your tuition fees according to your contract.

At IU, we believe in full transparency – so there are no hidden fees. You only pay for your tuition and the one-time campus registration fee of €1,500.

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

US$ 426
US$ 386 /mth* Apply now
* € 359 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time I

Duration 48 Months

US$ 355
US$ 325 /mth* Apply now
* € 314 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time II

Duration 72 Months

US$ 261
US$ 241 /mth* Apply now
* € 239 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)
Full-Time
Duration 36 Months
US$ 426
US$ 405 /mth* Apply now
* € 378 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • 1-month trial
  • Monthly live and recorded tutorials
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn German and English for free
  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn German and English for free
  • On-campus tutorials, 2-3x week
  • Access to all on-campus services
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 a 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. 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, live teaching sessions, 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.

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.

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.

Hybrid Studies = More Flexibility

By combining in-person tutorials 2-3 times per week with 24/7 access to online study materials, you get to benefit from a more flexible study schedule. This allows you to work alongside your studies, or combine other activities, with relative ease. 

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, intimate campuses, easy access to lecturers, live teaching sessions, student advice services, and career support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions – and so are our study coaches.  

FAQs

FAQs

Is a bachelor in Artificial Intelligence worth it?

Yes, a bachelor in Artificial intelligence is worth it. You gain valuable skills and knowledge in a rapidly growing field. With AI becoming increasingly important in almost every large industry you can think of, there is an upward demand for applied research and skilled AI professionals. Having a degree in AI also opens up diverse and well-paying career opportunities. AI tech is continuously advancing and by studying AI, you can contribute to innovation and stay at the forefront of this exciting field. Overall, a bachelor's degree in Applied Artificial intelligence gives you a competitive edge and the opportunity of a promising career. If you are interested in pursuing a bachelor's program in any other field of study, check out IU's range of bachelor degree programs.

Who is eligible for a Bachelor in Artificial Intelligence?

You can typically pursue a Bachelor programme in AI (and most other subjects) after completing your secondary education/ 12th grade/ equivalent. If you have a passion for data, computer science, statistics and machine learning, then an education in AI would be perfect for you! At IU, we encourage international students to take advantage of our career-focused bachelor programs that are tailor-made to set you up for success in today's competitive job market.

What is meant by applied artificial intelligence?

Applied artificial intelligence is the practical implementation of AI techniques and technologies to solve real world problems. This involves using AI algorithms, models and tools to develop systems and applications that can perform intelligent tasks, make predictions and automate processes. It aims to leverage AI capabilities to address specific challenges and provide tangible solutions, rather than purely focusing on theoretical research or development.

What is difference between AI and applied AI?

The main difference between AI and applied AI is in their focus and scope. AI is a broader field of study that encompasses the development of intelligent machines and systems capable of mimicking human intelligence. Applied AI, on the other hand, refers to the actually applying AI techniques to solve complex real world challenges. Applied AI takes the principles and algorithms from AI and applies them in a variety of industries to develop practical solutions and make informed decisions. Simply put, while AI is about the foundations of intelligent systems, applied AI focuses on its application in real world settings.

What do you study in applied artificial intelligence?

In an applied artificial intelligence study program, you'll cover a variety of subjects to gain the necessary knowledge and skills on practically implementing AI techniques. Some common areas of study include: AI foundations, Programming and data analysis, machine learning, deep learning, AI Applications, Data Ethics and Privacy and much more.