Postgraduate applied Artificial Intelligence

Courses in AI fundamentals, Data Science, Machine Learning, IoT & Big Data, Intelligent Interfaces and Robotics

We provide you with the necessary tools, techniques and insights to become an all-round player in the field of artificial intelligence. The first semester will be all about the foundations of artificial intelligence with deep insights into data science, machine learning and big data. The second semester will have a focus on practicality, where intelligent interfaces, NLP platforms, speech platforms, computer vision and robotics will be at the centre of our programme. Finally, you also get the opportunity to gain experience in the field during an internship at an AI company.
Developped as a collaboration between Erasmus Hogeschool Brussel and Vrije Universiteit Brussel
A one-year course that provides you with the tools, techniques and knowledge to become an all-round player in the field of applied artificial intelligence:

AI fundamentals

October 4th

Data Science

Starting Date: 11/10/2019

Machine Learning

Starting Date: 22/11/2019

IoT & Big Data

Starting Date: 10/1/2020

Intelligent Interfaces

Starting Date: 14/2/2020


Starting Date: 20/3/2020


Mai - June
Lecturers: Johan Loeckx & Catherine Middag

AI Fundamentals

During the introductory week you will be immersed in various aspects of AI:

How does AI learn, which techniques and applications are there, and what are the pitfalls and limits that you have to take into account?

Lecturers: Johan Loeckx, Leander Schietgat, Ramjee Saradi

Data Science

You become acquainted with the entire work chain of the data scientist, from collecting and processing the data over modelling the problem to deliver the result to the customer.

We always emphasize the pitfalls and the boundaries of AI and we ensure that our results are ethically responsible and safe.

Lecturers: Johan Loeckx, Kyriakos Efthymiadis, Kristof van Moffaert

Machine Learning

We dig deeper into the core of AI: machine learning.

We deal with regression and classification, investigate the functioning of neural networks, deep learning, genetic algorithms, clustering, etc.

We learn to train models using existing libraries, considering the limitations of the data set that we are starting from.

IoT & Big Data

IoT is getting more and more important in our daily lives. Smart cities, industry 4.0, e-health, the applications are countless.

Through this evolution, loads of data are being created that all have to find their way to the Cloud where they are processed into information that is of interest to the user.

In this course we learn techniques to process and visualize large amounts of data in an efficient way. We are also introduced to the newest trend of edge computing that places less pressure on the Cloud.

Intelligent Interfaces

This course deals with the "brain" aspects of AI that are necessary for a computer to communicate with people: hearing, seeing, understanding, speaking.

Starting with the principles of computer vision, speech processing and NLP, we build towards the integration of the various components in intelligent virtual assistants.


This practical course examines the aspects of AI that are necessary for a robot to function:

Starting from the sensors, we learn how a robot processes information, navigates, collaborates in a group and teaches itself new techniques through reinforcement learning.


To apply this practical knowledge to real-life examples, you have the opportunity in this course to follow an internship in a company that is involved with AI on a daily basis.


Postgraduate Artificial Intelligence: for whom?

  • You are a bachelor/master, an innovative entrepeneur and/or an aspiring business developer.
  • You are passionate about technology and want to be part of the rapidly evolving world of artificial intelligence.
  • You are creative and work solution-oriented. You love tackling problems with an analytical and systematical approach.
  • We do expect a basic level of programming skills. Never programmed before? Then you can first follow a one-year programming course and then join the postgraduate course.

What does basic programming skills mean?

The postgraduate is very application-oriented. You will have workshops every week using the computer. Mostly we will be using Python. If you search the internet, you can find some excellent basic Python tutorials. Be sure to understand basic programming concepts like variables, basic arithmetic functions, string manipulations, looping and conditionals. No extensive knowledge of Python is required since we will mostly be using standard libraries.

Do I have to attend every course?

No, you don’t. The strength of our programme though is the personal interaction between lecturers and students and hence the possibility to ask questions during the whole day. Keep in mind that for group projects, your presence is mandatory.


The only prerequisite to start is holding a bachelor or higher degree. Please take into account that we do expect a basic level of programming skills. Did you never program before? Then you can first follow a one-year programming course and then join the postgraduate course.


You can find all information on EhB’s website and you can register easily online at There you will also find everything about the registration fee and educational leave. Are you registered online? Take your file to the student secretariat of the campus where you will soon be taking lessons

EhB Campus Kaai

Your training will take place at campus Kaai. Here you will find all the necessary classrooms, labs, computer rooms, classrooms for self-study and open labs. In the Business Lab, Fab Lab, Media Lab and Design Lab you can learn and experiment independently, but you can also collaborate with professionals from different IT disciplines.

One-year programme

We offer you a one-year course that provides you with the tools, techniques and knowledge to become an all-round player in the field of applied artificial intelligence. The lessons always take place on Friday, which makes combination with work possible.

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Future Oriented

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is quickly emerging as one of the most important technologies of our time. Recent developments in the way a computer improves its performance without human interference, have led to a whole new generation of applications that are changing the way we work and live.

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