Course Program

Course Program

The master is organized in 4 periods: 

  • 1st semester: 15 September-15 January year 1
  • 2nd semester: 15 February-15 June year 1
  • 3rd semester: 15 September-15 January year 2
  • 4th semester: 15 February-15 June year 2

You will study in Udine in the 1st and 2nd semester. You will move to Klagenfurt in the 3rd semester. You will prepare the thesis in the 4th semester (either in Udine or in Klagenfurt, according to your choice of subjects).

Mandatory exams

In Udine, you must pass four mandatory exams:

  1. Deep Learning (6 ECTS)
  2. Complexity and Information Theory (6 ECTS)
  3. Automated Reasoning (6 ECTS)
  4. Verification and Validation Techniques in AI and Cybersecurity (12 ECTS)

In Klagenfurt, you must pass the following mandatory exam:

  1. Foundations of Cybersecurity and Ethics (12 ECTS)

Complementary Exams

You must choose (at least) 18 ECTS from the following list of courses offered by the University of Udine:

  • Advanced Algorithms (6 ECTS)
  • Advanced Data Science (9 ECTS)
  • Advanced Database Systems for Big Data (6 ECTS)
  • Auditory and Tactile Interactions (6 ECTS)
  • Computer Network Security (6 ECTS)
  • Computer Vision (6 ECTS)
  • Distributed Systems (9 ECTS)
  • Formal Methods (6 ECTS)
  • Foundations of Neural Networks (6 ECTS)
  • Information Retrieval (6 ECTS)
  • Interactive 3D Graphics (6 ECTS)
  • Quantum Computing and Communication (6 ECTS)
  • Recommender Systems (6 ECTS)
  • Video Game Programming (6 ECTS)
  • Virtual Reality and Persuasive User Experience (6 ECTS)

You must also acquire (at least) 18 ECTS from the following list of courses offered by the University of Klagenfurt:

  • Advanced Topics in AI I (12 ECTS)
  • Advanced Topics in AI II (6 ECTS)
  • Advanced Topics in Cybersecurity I (12 ECTS)
  • Advanced Topics in Cybersecurity II (6 ECTS)
  • Responsible Engineering of AI and Cybersecurity Systems (6 ECTS)

Finally, you must complete your study plan with 12 ECTS of your choice (from the courses listed in this page or from other courses offered by either university).

The 4th semester is devoted to the preparation of the thesis. You will be assigned two supervisors (one in Udine and one in Klagenfurt) and a subject to work on. Your supervisors will oversee your accomplishments. There are some intermediate steps that are slightly different depending on whether you decide to spend this last semester in Klagenfurt or in Udine (privatissimum seminars on one side, two advanced lab projects on the other), but such details need to be clarified only by the beginning of the 4th semester.