Courses & Units

Artificial Intelligence KIT108



The unit provides an introduction to many AI sub-fields, including: expert systems, machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, intelligent agents. Students will be exposed to state-of-the-art examples as well as emerging technologies and get practical experience of solving interesting problems in each of these sub-fields.

The unit covers the definition of Artificial Intelligence and its subfields; introduces foundational logic and knowledge representation; and considers social, ethical, and philosophical consequences of the theory and practice of AI. Students will learn different perspectives on the approach to creating AI, its purpose, and its validity.

The unit will highlight the increasingly important social and economic roles of AI and will feature guest lectures from research and/or industry experts to highlight current research directions and deepen students' understanding of specific topics.


Unit name Artificial Intelligence
Unit code KIT108
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Coordinator Professor Byeong Kang
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the fundamental concepts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its application in society currently and in the future
  • Analyse and apply techniques to develop AI solutions to solve practical problems.
  • Explain the human intelligence approaches behind various AI techniques
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
029999 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,522.00

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Teaching Pattern

Lectures: 2 hours/week
Tutorials: 2 hours/week - For this unit, students are expected to attend on-campus tutorials; an online tutorial will be available for students with special circumstances (permission is required to attend the online tutorial)

AssessmentQuizzes (weekly) (15%)|Examination (40%)|Tutorial Exercises (15%)|Software Application (30%)
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