IDT404 - Introduction to Deep Learning and AI​

IDT404 Course Summary 

This is a level 4 course.

ESP units at Level 4 have been designed to provide an understanding of emerging technologies and the deployment of these technologies in industrial/manufacturing contexts. The units have been designed to suit learners at Level 4, or those with higher level STEM qualifications seeking to upskill in emerging technologies. Those learners without a suitable STEM background at Level 3 would be advised to study the relevant Level 3 unit first.

Knowledge : Has practical, theoretical or technical knowledge and understanding of a subject or field of work to address problems that are well defined but complex and non-routine. Can analyse, interpret and evaluate relevant information and ideas. Is aware of the nature of approximate scope of the area of study or work. Has an informed awareness of different perspectives or approaches within the area of study or work.

Skills : Identify, adapt and use appropriate cognitive and practical skills to inform actions and address problems that are complex and non-routine while normally fairly well-defined. Review the effectiveness and appropriateness of methods, actions and results.

The overall length of the unit (including the remote tutor-led element) is 2 1/2 days with 1 day of remote tutor-led learning and the other days consisting of self-directed learning and an assessment.

The learning outcomes for this unit include:

• Knowledge of deep learning.

• Understanding of deep reinforcement learning.

• Design an implement suitable AI techniques to harvest data and automate Value Added and Non-Value Added activities.

• Practical applications of AI for manufacturing systems and robotics.

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