Master of Artificial Intelligence

Why Artificial Intelligence @ Memorial?

We are increasingly utilizing various “smart” or “autonomous” technologies, that have artificial intelligence at the heart of their technological function. With an increased reliance on these technologies, there is an ever-increasing demand for specialists being able to envision how to solve problems with AI technologies, and to develop, understand and maintain AI-based systems.

Given the continuing demand for AI specialists and the expected accelerated growth of this profession over the next few decades, Memorial University is offering a Master of Artificial Intelligence program.

Description of program

  • MAI – The Master of Artificial Intelligence is a course-based Master’s program intended for students who wish to gain the skills to integrate and deploy Artificial Intelligence in a variety of sectors.  The Master of Artificial Intelligence (MAI) is a four-term, course-based Master's program offered jointly by the Department of Computer Science (Faculty of Science) and the Department of Computer Engineering (Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences) intended for students with a computer science, computer engineering or scientific computing background who wish to upgrade their background to specialize in artificial intelligence.

  • The selection of core courses is intended to provide the foundations for AI and an overview of several areas in AI.   The electives courses offer students the opportunity to dive deeper into specific areas of AI such as robotics, machine learning or image processing. The program distinguishes itself from the existing course-based option MSc in Computer Science and MASc in Computer Engineering by an increased focus on artificial intelligence and related topics, and a decreased emphasis on other areas of computer science and computer engineering. Please note that there is no co-op/work-term component and no scholarships in this program, which requires special-fees on top of tuition.

Minimum admission requirements

  • Applicants must have a four-year undergraduate degree (or the equivalent) in computer science, computer engineering, or a related area such as data science, scientific computing, bioinformatics, or computational chemistry.
  • Applicants shall normally hold a minimum Second-Class Upper standing (or have at least a 75% general average).
  • Applicants must have taken at least one course in each of the following areas: linear algebra, vector calculus, statistics, and computer programming.

Potential career options and outcomes

Graduates of the program will have knowledge and understanding of the core areas and methods of Artificial Intelligence and will be ready to work in applied positions in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, autonomous vehicles, automated decision making, intelligent sensing, precision agriculture, personalized medicine, financial security, smart appliances, and other emerging areas that will be vital to future economic growth.  We foresee graduates working in both the private and public sectors locally in Newfoundland and Labrador and across Canada. 


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Program Information
Degrees Offered:


Duration (Full-time students):

16 months


St. John's

Application Deadline:

December 1 (all applicants) Fall admission

April 1 (Canadian applicants) for Fall admission (late international applications will be considered subject to seat availability)

Tuition (NL students):

$1,858.50/semester (plus an additional special fee)

Tuition (Other Canadian students):

$1,858.50/semester (plus an additional special fee)

Tuition (International students):

$2,416.50/semester (plus an additional special fee)

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