Bachelor-Distance Learning
Applied Artificial Intelligence

180 ECTS English

Become an expert in Applied Artificial Intelligence and take on challenges that were unsolvable not so long ago!

Distance Learning

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It is found in chatbots, digital assistants or self-driving cars: Applied Artificial Intelligence leads to innovative products and services and has achieved spectacular successes for business and science alike. The online study programme Applied Artificial Intelligence offers you a unique combination of methodological basics and elective modules for a broad field of application. The focus of your Bachelor's degree is on Language and Image Processing, Machine Learning, Robotics, UI/UX and Software Development. Since you will complete the programme in English, you will also meet all the requirements for convincing international audiences with your expertise.

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Summary Your study programme summed up
  • Study programme & degree
    Bachelor of Science (BSc) 180 ECTS
    Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible
  • Application & starting date
    Start immediately or anytime
    Online application, no application deadlines
  • Study duration & extension
    36-72 months, depending on model
    Extension possible free of charge
  • Locations
    Study programme independent of time & place
    No mandatory attendance
    Innovative study tools available on online-campus & in the IU Learn App
    Exams online or at nearest examination centre
  • Study fees
    Starting at 209€/month, depending on model
    Regular discount campaigns
  • Recognition & Approval
    Study program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
    180 ECTS - English
    AR-Siegel, ZFU 1129722c
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Your courses for the Bachelor's in Applied Artificial Intelligence

In addition to the basics in Mathematics and Statistics, Machine and Deep Learning as well as Reinforcement Learning are central elements of your studies. In addition, it will cover the methods of Language and Image Processing, Cloud Computing and Software Engineering, among others. This means you are ideally equipped to successfully apply your technical know-how in all areas of Artificial Intelligence. In your elective area, you also have the opportunity to further deepen your personal interests and build up specific knowledge for concrete fields of work – for example, in the areas of Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality or Industry 4.0.


Your professional future as an AI expert

AI experts expect excellent career prospects with lucrative promotion opportunities across all sectors, as artificial intelligence will change all industries permanently. The broad-based undergraduate degree gives you a solid foundation to work in any profession where Artificial Intelligence is to be used. Through these elective modules, expert knowledge can be built up in selected areas, especially in Autonomous Driving, Industry 4.0, Sensor Technology and Robotics, as well as Data Engineering. After graduation, you will be able to work, for example, as a ...

(Junior) Developer for Autonomous Vehicles

Self-driving cars will shape the street scene in the coming years. But robots in warehouses or trucks are also increasingly equipped with Artificial Intelligence technology. If you focus on this field during your Bachelor's degree, you can start out in development teams after graduation and help shape the future of mobility.

(Junior) Developer for Smart Factory

Robots with artificial intelligence can learn like humans: They are able to identify and carry out their tasks independently. If you decide to focus on Automation & Robotics, you will be part of the rapid developments in the areas of Smart Factory, Smart Production and Industry 4.0 in the future. This is because you bring all the necessary skills to progressively change the way factories and manufacturing plants work.

(Junior) Developer for Augmented Reality

Immersing oneself in virtual or augmented realities is not only fun, but also produces many helpful applications: from lifelike learning environments to the remote sensing of dangerous places. Our Bachelor's programme gives you all the skills you need tosuccessfully position yourself in this field with your elective module in AR/VR development.

Tuition fees

Study model and prices for the Bachelor's online study programme in Applied Artificial Intelligence

Depending on your personal or professional situation, full-time study is not always easy to manage. That is why we have also developed part-time programmes for all our degrees, which offer flexible and longer study periods. This way, you can study alongside your job or during your time off, whether at home or abroad. The content of the different models is identical. Depending on the study model, we will adjust your tuition fees accordingly. With the part-time variants, your weekly study workload is reduced.

Can't finish your degree in the allotted time? No problem! We will develop the right study model for everyone. If you realise that you need more time, you can easily switch to another study model with three months’ notice before the end of the month. These are our different study models:

Only until 01.02.2023


Duration 36 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

348€ /mtl 369€ Enrol by February 1st, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad. Apply now
Only until 01.02.2023

Part-Time I

Duration 48 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

303€ /mtl 319€ Enrol by February 1st, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad. Apply now
Only until 01.02.2023

Part-Time II

Duration 72 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their course on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

209€ /mtl 219€ Enrol by February 1st, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad. Apply now
Additional charges
All our study programmes include the following services
  • Free trial phase of four weeks*

  • Access to online libraries

  • Personal assistance from lecturers

  • Online campus with innovative study tools

  • Access to Statista and LinkedIn Learning

  • Individual study and career coaching

  • Online exams around the clock

  • License for Microsoft Office and Teams

  • Flexible extension of study duration

*The fees for this period only apply if you continue your studies with us.
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Recognition of Achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised. By doing so, you save time and tuition fees – namely €30 per recognised ECTS point.

  • Shortening your period of study: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!
  • Save on tuition fees: You’ll save €30 for every recognised ECTS point

Even before you apply for an online study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our online recognition form.

Send an email to to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies. However, we can no longer grant you a cost reduction after the end of the trial month.

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Do you need support with your application for recognition? We have summarized all the important information for you in our guide to recognition. Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment.

Entry requirements

We make it happen: At IU you can easily start your desired study programme at any time. There is no limited amount of students we admit and your degree will be globally recognised!
Vocational diploma or A-levels
Without Secondary School Diploma
English language skills
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    Our study programmes are state-approved and multi-award-winning. That makes us and our students happy – according to, they are 96% likely to recommend us. 

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    Thanks to our wide selection of practically oriented specialisations, you can create your own profile and develop skills for the career you’re dreaming of. 

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