Artificial Intelligence
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Master of Science (M.Sc.)


If you want to understand and design the algorithms that underlie artificial intelligence, the international Artificial Intelligence M.Sc. program is the right place for you. Here you will deepen your knowledge and learn to master the diverse and growing demands in the field of AI.

Such applications are for example autonomous driving, facial recognition, big data science, medical data analysis, robotics, cyber security, or the intelligent control of technical systems such as power plants or energy networks.

Through a combination of current knowledge and modern methods from computer science, psychology, and mathematics, you will be able to research and design complex artificial intelligence procedures. Such methods are, for example, Deep Learning, Support Vector Machines, Markov Random Fields, Wavelets, Bayesian Networks, optimal reasoning, knowledge representation, pattern recognition, multi-scale representation, program verification, or constraint-based programming. You learn to conceptualize AI methods, to test their special properties, to validate them, to develop them further and to implement them in a targeted manner.

This degree program places a core focus on explainable artificial intelligence. An AI procedure should not only generate a result, but also be predictable and describable, so that users can trust the system. Of course, you will also learn to assess and critically question the limits and implications of applying artificial intelligence to socially relevant problems.
An increasing number of companies and research institutions are ensuring their future development by looking for specialists with innovative and creative design skills in the field of artificial intelligence. Many of our cooperation partners, such as the Lausitz Center for Artificial Intelligence (LZKI), the Leibniz Institute for High Performance Microelectronics (IHP), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Fraunhofer Institutes, or Rolls Royce offer opportunities to work on research projects during your studies or to write your master's thesis there.

If you are more interested in building and further developing complex hardware- or software-based systems of AI, we recommend the master's program Artificial Intelligence Engineering (taught in German).

The courses in the international degree program Artificial Intelligence, M.Sc. are taught in English.

Professional Fields of Activity

  • Data Science
  • Mathematical data analysis
  • Medical data analysis
  • Development of algorithms and methods of Artificial Intelligence, e.g. machine learning
  • Mathematical and scientific treatment of questions concerning artificial intelligence
  • Autonomous driving and assistance systems
  • Intelligent control systems, for example supply chains or energy and environmental sectors
  • Collaboration in universities and research departments

Applications and Admissions

Admissions Requirements

  • Proof of a first professional degree (at least a bachelor's degree) in a related field of study

  • A field of study is sufficiently similar when the coursework in computer science, mathematics and ethics is equivalent to the bachelor's degree program in Artificial Intelligence at the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg.

  • Applicants need a certificate of English proficiency as described in the language requirements. Only valid certificates will be recognized, "medium of instruction certificates" will not be accepted.

  • For applicants with a German university entrance qualification (Abitur): Your certificate of higher education entrance qualification may also serve as sufficient proof.

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