CZ3005: Artificial Intelligence (Specialist Certificate in Intelligent Systems)

Provided by NTU Professional and Continuing Education ([email protected])

Course introduction


This course introduces topics in human cognition and various well-established paradigms pertaining to the formal representations of artificial intelligence and knowledge engineering for computational problem solving.
1. Human brain and Cognitive structure: thinking and acting. The foundation of AI.
2. Structure of intelligent agents
3. Procedural Representation (Algorithmic)
4. Symbolic Representation (Knowledge Engineering)

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

a) Understand what Artificial Intelligence is about and appreciate its relevance to Computer Science and importance for IT and society.
b) Understand the human cognitive organisation in problem solving and appreciate the ethics involved in the application of AI techniques.
c) Understand the principles of problem solving and of the state space search approach, be able to efficiently formulate a problem and evaluate its complexity, master various search algorithms, and be capable of selecting and applying these techniques appropriately. 
d) Be familiar with techniques for computer-based representation and manipulation of complex information and knowledge, understand formal logic inference and reasoning algorithms, and be able to employ these tools to build knowledge-based systems. 
e) Gain awareness of several advanced AI applications and topics such as intelligent agents, constraint satisfaction, game playing, applied expert systems, approximate reasoning, probabilistic reasoning and machine learning. 

Who Should Attend
Working professionals with prior knowledge of: 

Pre-requisite: CZ1003 Introduction to Computational Thinking, CZ2001 Algorithms

Entry Requirements

  • At least 21 years of age
  • Have 2 years of full-time work experience, or have fully discharged full-time NS liability, or are currently employed on a full-time basis.
  • Degree in Engineering/Science or 
  • Polytechnic Diploma with relevant working experience

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Date(s): 13 Aug 2018 to 07 Dec 2018
Time: Refer to Class and Exam Schedules
Venue: NTU Main Campus
Closing Date of Registration: 17 Jun 2018

Fees & Funding

Full Course Fee :
Singapore Citizen /Singapore PR1 21 to 39 years old  :
Singapore Citizen1 40 years or older2  :
Singapore Citizen1 Eligible for WTS3 : 
Singapore PRs ≥ 21 years older
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs4 :  

Method of Payment
  • Online Credit/Debit Card Payment (VISA and Mastercard only)
  • Cash/Cheque/NETS payment at [email protected] (NTU Main Campus)
Withdrawal & Refund Policy
Once payment is made, applicant is committed to the completion of course. Course fee refunds will not be considered.
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  3. Registration is non-transferable.
  4. Student must meet all eligibility criteria for admission.
  5. Student is required to complete all assessments for each course.
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