CZ4046: Intelligent Agents (Specialist Certificate in Intelligent Systems)

Provided by NTU Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE@NTU)

Course introduction


This course covers an introduction to intelligent agents and multi-agent systems. Students will learned the fundamental understanding of key concepts for agent-based systems, such as reasoning and architectures, cooperative distributed problem solving, and the important concepts in game theory for benevolent and self-interested agents to work together.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
a) Understand the variety of connotations that agent-based computation implies and appreciate how the field fits into Artificial Intelligence and more broadly, Computer Science.
b) Understand how the importance of reasoning and how this can be incorporated into an embodied agent. Differentiate and motivate various agent architectures. Understand the historical development of the agent architecture field.
c) Comprehend the complexity that a multi-agent system entails and the difference between benevolent and self-interested agents, and understand how benevolent agents work together to perform distributed problem solving.
d) Appreciate the value of game theory when applied to multi-agent systems populated by self-interested agents, and understand how these agents interact with each other and make decisions.
e) Gain awareness of several advanced applications of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems such as interface agents, e-commerce agents, workflow and business process management, distributed sensing, multi-agent based electronic marketplaces, multi-agent based vehicular ad hoc networks etc. 

Who Should Attend
Working professionals with prior knowledge of:

Pre-requisite: CZ1007 Data Structures, CZ1011 Engineering Mathematics I

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 One-Stop@SAC (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.
Terms and Conditions
  1. Course is subject to a minimum participation number before commencement.
  2. Course is subject to a first-come-first-serve basis.
  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.
  6. PaCE College reserves the right to change or cancel any course or lecturer due to unforeseen circumstances.
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