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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$4,412 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Science
Campus:East Campus
Course Type:Masters of Science by coursework and research
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be seen as a system’s ability to interpret it environment, to learn from that interpretation, and to use those learnings to improve its ability to achieve specific goals and tasks through continuous adaptation. AI has the potential to completely modify society, government and the economy impacting the individual, the entrepreneur and large scale enterprise equally. The demand for individuals with a skill set that includes AI is ever increasing in both academia and industry.

Curriculum

Candidates must successfully complete the following courses:
– Research Report: Artificial Intelligence
– Research Methods and Capstone Project in Artificial Intelligence
– Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning
– Multi-agent Systems
– Computer Vision
– Computational Intelligence
– Natural Language Technology

Admission Requirements

Applicants are required to have a Bachelor of Science with Honours degree from a relevant discipline in Science (Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics) or a relevant NQF level 8 qualification or a relevant Professional Engineering Degree with demonstrable knowledge of basic principles of Algorithms, Computing, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics.

Additional Entry Requirements
Applicants require a minimum average of 65 percent.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African and SADC students: $13
Application Fees for International Students: $13

– Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC). Once your application is complete in terms of requested documentation, your application will be referred to the relevant School for assessment.
Apply onlineUpload your supporting documents at the time of application, or via the Self Service Portal.
– Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal, view academic application status, accept an offer (once certified hardcopies have been received by SEnC), apply and check residence application status, and generate a fees estimate.
– Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.
– All students for this programme, pay an application fee of R200

Please note that the Entry Requirements are a guide. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

For more information, contact the Student Call Centre +27 (0)11 717 1888, or log a query at www.wits.ac.za/askwits.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Data Scientist
– Machine Learning Engineer
– Research Scientists
– Big Data Architect
– Video Game and Software Programmer

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for South African and SADC students: $4,412
Tuition Fees for International Students: $4,412

Tuition Fees per year for South African Students = R66,900
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = R66900
(The tuition fees for International students includes an additional International Registration fee R6,650 to the normal fees.)

**Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries pay also annual local tuition fees and related costs (The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe)

International Students should take note:
– 75% of the annual tuition fee is payable on or before registration, as well as 75% of the on-campus accommodation fee.
– This payment includes the annual tuition fees and other related costs.
– The balance of the fees is payable by 31 March for undergraduate students, and for postgraduate students 30 days after registration. This excludes students with Refugee status.
– Fees clearance is to be obtained from the Fees Office.
– If you are sponsored, your sponsorship letter has to be vetted by the Financial Aid and Scholarships
Office (FASO).
– All international students (those who are not South African citizens or who do not have permanent residence status in South Africa) are required by the Department of Home Affairs to provide proof of available funds for the tuition fee for the academic year prior to receiving his/her study visa.

Relevant Contact

 
Prof. Terence van Zyl
Programme coordinator
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