Applied master in AI

In collaboration with the Canton of Valais and Swiss Distance University, we also developed a unique program combining academic distance learning and on the job training.

Inspired by the dual-track swiss education system, the Master focuses to a large extent on the acquisition of professional expertise. It combines cutting-edge theoretical courses and work-based learning in a company. The student specialises in AI and develops artificial intelligence projects within the company she/he works for. Projects are supervised by AI researchers and specialists from the Institute.

Idiap offers scientific expertise as a national competence centre in artificial intelligence and expert in technology transfer. Distance University offers an advanced technical and organisational infrastructure thanks to its expertise in e-learning and its status within the Swiss higher education system.


What makes this master so special?

Besides combining those two sides: working in a company and studying, the Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence is a recognised, flexible and professionalising degree which is perfectly in line with the recent developments in our society. It offers many advantages:

  • It combines a job experience with flexible distance learning course.
  • A degree recognised in Switzerland and abroad according to the Bologna criteria.
  • The flexibility of distance.
  • A personal supervision thanks to e-tools.
  • The acquisition of professional expertise along with theoretical courses.


Who is this Master in Artificial Intelligence for?

This programme is perfect for:

Students with a solid computer science background, motivated on developing an artificial intelligence strategy within a company and developing one or more projects:

Presentation of the Master in Artificial Intelligence

Companies aiming at integrating artificial intelligence in their strategy, but lacking highly qualified employees. The company establishes a position in the company for the student in charge of the AI project(s) and is also advised and supported by Idiap researchers and specialists.

Master in AI