Module Code: CT5181

Micro-credential Overview

This module is intended as a broad introduction to the topic of Artificial Intelligence. Some key historical milestones and context will be provided as to the emergence of AI as an area of major significance in Computer Science. The module will be delivered at a level such that no prior programming experience will be required.

Start Date

Academic Year 2024/25 - Semester 1

Mode of Study

The mode of study for this Micro-credential is Online Learning.

Assessment will be carried out on a continuous basis.

NFQ Level and ECTS

Level 9


Application Process

From the 1st April 2024 you can apply for any University of Galway Micro-credential through our Online Application Portal

When completing your application please make sure to select the following categories:

Academic level: Micro-credentials and CPD
College/Interest type: Micro-credentials/CPD Postgrad Level 9
Academic programme: Software Engineering & Database Technologies Micro-credentials – CPC1

You will need to manually enter the Module Name and Code under ‘Module Name’ on the second page of your application. Please copy the name and code below:

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence - CT5181

You can find more details on our application process here.

Course Fees


Subsided fee: €130

*Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria may qualify for a 80% fee subsidy, subject to the availability of subsidised places. For eligibility details, please refer to the Eligibility Criteria on the Micro-credentials webpage.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must be over 21 years of age. 
  • Applicants should hold a Level 8 honours undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • Applicants with a Level 7 ordinary undergraduate degree and relevant work experience.

Contact Information

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