This module can be taken as a Short Course for Credit or a Standalone Short Course.

Please go to the 'Upgrade to a professional qualification' section for more information.

This course is intended for practicing scientists, engineers and management personnel of all disciplines. It aims to give a broad understanding of the basis of intelligent systems including an awareness of the nature of problems in which such systems can be exploited.

At a glance

Course structure

The course includes a number of practicals and demonstrations designed to supplement the lectures and present an overview of the current state-of-the-art.

Core content

Course content:

  • application areas of intelligent systems,
  • intelligent system architecture,
  • knowledge engineering and control,
  • languages used in expert systems,
  • Bayesian interference,
  • fuzzy logic,
  • decision support systems,
  • introduction to CLIPS (a tool to develop expert systems),
  • introduction to SOAR (a unified architecture for developing intelligent systems).

Upgrade to a professional qualification

When taken as a Short Course for Credit, 10 credit points can be put towards the Defence and Security (Technology) MSc, Defence Simulation and Modelling MSc or the Military Operational Research MSc. Find out more about short course credit points.


A limited number of MOD sponsored places are available

There are limited places on these modules. You may not receive an offer until places have been confirmed, usually 1 to 2 weeks before the start date.

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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