Machine Learning

Learn about the standard shallow forms of machine learning, Deep Learning and Convolutional Neural Networks for use in computer vision tasks. The module will look at training strategies and frameworks for Deep Learning as well as reflect on the ethical implications of machine learning.

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Most modules require a 2.2 degree in a related discipline or equivalent professional experience. Should you have any queries regarding your eligibility, please contact us at

N.B. Students should have a primary degree and have covered Linear Algebra, Statistics and Probability

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to:

  • Compare engineered detectors with machine learning techniques in terms of performance on appropriate metrics and data sets and determine the appropriateness of each for safety critical applications.
  • Apply transfer learning to adapt a pre-trained network to a new classification problem.
  • Assess the validity of various cost functions to specific machine learning problems.
  • Effectively collaborate and communicate with others in the timely development of solutions to machine learning problems, including reports and software.
  • Design, test and evaluate deep network architectures.
  • Appreciate the data rights of citizens and the constraints these apply to the use of pattern detection in real world scenarios.

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Previous modules may be used as recognition of prior learning towards Advance Centre degree programmes.

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