The Master of Science in Computer Science program with concentration in Artificial Intelligence at South College is designed to promote a development of a computer science background with a strong foundation in software system design, implementation, management, and maintenance. Additional laboratory experiences include programming, scripting, systems administration, analysis, testing, networking, computing, maintenance, algorithm evaluation, data evaluation, information management, and data structure construction. This program design further focuses on machine learning, including adaptive algorithms, heuristic optimization, distributed intelligence, and data-driven discovery. The curriculum is tailored to provide a balance of theoretical, practical and analytical instruction to prepare students for the unique challenges of computer science and information technology in the 21st century.
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Analyze algorithmic solutions to logic problems based on scalable data processing and operational run time.
Construct software solutions to business problems using advanced data structure, programming logic and algorithms.
Describe programming problems using automata and state-based logic diagrams.
Apply machine learning and large-scale data collection to train or construct artificial intelligence solutions to business, individual or societal needs.
Research computing problems and apply the latest technology and published findings to provide better solutions.
Apply theory, research, and practice to a selected project and prepare a software solution.
Keys to Success
To be successful in the Master of Science in Computer Science program with concentration in Artificial Intelligence, students commit to enhancing their computer science knowledge base in theoretical analysis and programming, enabling them to analyze, design, implement, validate, and document computer software solutions according to business needs. Applicants interested in any Master of Science program in computer science or information technology within the School of Computer Science and Engineering are required to meet individually with an admissions representative and program faculty to discuss the program and all requirements.
PROGRAM FEATURES INCLUDE
18 months of hybrid coursework (online, full-time)
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Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. South College follows the required methodology provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the reporting of employment information for graduates. This information is compiled on an annual basis and submitted to the Commission by October 15 each year for graduates during the most recently completed reporting year (July 1-June 30). For more detailed information related to the calculation of graduate employment rates, please click here.
*The career options listed above are a small sample of potential job titles, and are not meant to be comprehensive. Students may or may not find employment in these positions.
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