The University has recently made significant investment in launching the Centre for Excellence for Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Modelling (DAIM).
The newly built £4.5 million facility houses the largest computational teaching space on campus - in which hundreds of students can learn, practice, and apply coding techniques to address unique problems facing the world.
The Centre aims to be at the forefront of the many exciting developments in the field. As part of this, to work with industry and partners to deliver collaborations that lead to research and skills outcomes of strategic priority to our region, the UK and the world.
The course equips students with the skills and professional insight they need to launch a career in the fast-growing sectors of AI and data science.
It covers programming, statistics, machine learning, big data, data visualisation, computer vision and the ethical and legal responsibilities of using data.
Graduates of the course will be able to apply AI and data science techniques to real-world problems, critically evaluate AI and data science methodologies, plan, design and carry out empirical research, and interpret, present and communicate the outcomes of data science and AI solutions.
Dr Pimbblet, said: “From September 2023, we will have a range of exciting new modules to offer as options, including in sustainability, healthcare, creative industries, social responsibility, and the natural environment. These will enable our students to build on the strong foundation they have developed in the first trimester by applying their learnings in sectors that are of most interest to them, and working on dissertation projects with employers in these fields.”
John Blake, director for fair access and participation at the OfS, said: “This funding provides opportunities for students underrepresented in these industries to achieve their career aspirations. “This funding builds on the successes of the programme’s recent students, and provides the UK’s data science and AI sector with a wider pool of highly skilled graduates.”
Minister for AI at DSIT, Jonathan Camrose said: “AI is increasingly being used to boost productivity and unlock growth in British industries. People from all walks of life should be able to access the exciting job opportunities this transformative technology is creating across the country.”
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