The Minor in Artificial Intelligence (AI) is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of emerging technologies, enabling them to adapt and thrive in a technology-driven society. AI is not limited to a specific field; its applications span across various domains, from finance to engineering and the humanities. Hence, this minor programme is designed to match the interests of students from various majors and not to solely focus on the technical perspective of AI.
The Minor in AI is open to all students in NTU except students from the School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE), IEM, and students doing double degree in Accountancy and Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (DSAI). There is a quota set by SCSE due to resource constraints.
- Is there any order for the non-compulsory minor courses that I should first take?
You may take any of the courses from the list as long as you have fulfilled the respective pre-requisites, if any.
- How will the minor enhance future employability?
Given its cross-disciplinary applications, AI awareness is essential for students across all majors. This AI minor enhances technological literacy and prepares students for success in our progressively digital society.
- Do I have to learn programming to complete Minor in AI?
While large language models have the capability to generate code, learning programming is more about developing computational thinking skills. With a basic programming background, students will be better positioned to grasp key concepts and limitations of AI in general.
1. Can I register for more than 1 minor course under the Minor programme in the same semester?
Students are advised to restrict themselves to one minor course. However, if due to a lighter course load, a student has time for a second minor course, they may be placed on the wait-list during registration. Subject to vacancies available after other students are allotted their first minor course, allocation will be carried out on a first-come basis during the add/drop period.
2. If I inform the School that I am interested to do a Minor, can the School help me if there are clashes in my time-table?
The School will schedule classes to suit the majority. It is ultimately the responsibility of students to register for the minor courses based on their schedules.
3. Will my performance in my major affect the status of the minor?
As long as the student is fulfilling the minor course requirements, SCSE will not terminate the student's registration in the minor course. However, you should monitor your own progress and if you are unable to cope the demands of your own programme, you should drop the minor.
4. When is the best time to start?
You can start taking the computing minor courses in your first semester at NTU.
5. Is this Minor programme eligible for all NTU students?
No. You can refer to this page for more information.
6. Can I clear any courses during my exchange?
You may clear up to two non-compulsory courses during exchange as long as they have been mapped and approved. You are required to take compulsory courses in NTU.