BSc(Hons) Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

The comprehensive curriculum of this course emphasises an appropriate understanding and application of integral AI and Data Science concepts, and their application to solve real-world problems. In addition one year of industrial placement to complement the curriculum through practical exposure. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates should be able to efficiently function in diverse fields accompanied with AI and Data Science.

Robert Gordon University

Awarded by the Robert Gordon University, UK

Recognized By UGC

Recognized by the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka

Next Intake

September, 2022

Intakes - January/May/September


4 Years (Full Time)

Associated Careers

  • Data/Enterprise Architect
  • Application Architect
  • Data Scientists
  • Machine Learning
  • Scientist/Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Science
  • Analyst/Special
  • Data Science Consultant
  • Business Intelligence Engineer
  • Big Data Engineer/Application Developer
  • Software Engineer

Course Outline

The BSc (Hons) Artificial Intelligence and Data Science course is awarded by Robert Gordon University (RGU) in the UK in collaboration with the Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) in Sri Lanka. This course is designed to address the shortage of the rising demand of workforce with skills in artificial intelligence and data science (AI and DS), as well as to provide the opportunity for students aspiring to a career in AI and DS.

Students will be able to gain practical understanding of contemporary AI and DS trends and technologies in developing cutting-edge solutions. Specifically, the course adopts a general to specific organisation of modules; whereby initially a range of modules organised under key streams, Systems, Mathematics, Programming and AI and DS, is gradually specialised into AI and DS modules, as students progress through Stages 1 to 4. This will include modules such as Programming, Database, Web, IoT, Algorithms, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Machine Vision, Mathematics and Statistics; where students are exposed to both theoretical principles and state-of-the-art technological advances. This will enable students to unlock the power of automation, analytics and AI, paving the way for innovation while following the course and after graduation.

Core Modules

  • Computer Systems Fundamentals
  • Database Systems
  • Web Technology
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Data Structures and Algorithms for Artificial Intelligence
  • English Communication Skills

Core Modules

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Object Oriented Development
  • Advanced Mathematics for Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Simulation and Modelling Techniques
  • Data Engineering
  • Data Science Group Project

A 12 month industrial placement period is compulsory as it is credit bearing. This experience will give you additional practical skills and a competitive edge in the job market. The IIT students have 100% employment assurance and most often selected for lucrative employment at renowned organisations.

  • Deep Learning

Optional Modules

  • Internet of Things and Wearables
  • Edge Artificial Intelligence

Core Modules

  • Individual Research Project
  • Research Trends
  • Computational Intelligence

Optional Modules 

  • Machine Vision
  • Language Processing and Information Retrieval

Entry Requirements

Obtain at least 3 S grades in the local GCE A/L or 3 D grades in the London A/L examination which should include a pass (S or D grade) in either A/L Physics or Mathematics or successfully completing the IIT Foundation Certificate in Higher Education obtaining at least 50% marks for “Introduction to Programming” and “Mathematics for Computing and Business” AND obtain at least 6 passes in the local GCE O/L examination with minimum C grades for Maths and English or 5 passes in London O/L examination with minimum C grades for English and Maths.

However, students without the above standard requirements may be accepted onto the course on a caseby case basis. IIT will always refer to the School of Computing (SOC) of Robert Gordon University (RGU) when considering applicants who do not meet the stipulated criteria.

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