24 months
6500 EUR/year
3400 EUR/year
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The new professional figures formed through the Artificial Intelligence Systems programme from University of Trento will develop an expertise that will put them at the forefront of innovation in the conception, design and development of intelligent systems. At the heart of our teaching idea is the adoption of multidisciplinary approaches and applications.

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Key Features

In recent years, the introduction of techniques and technologies related to Artificial Intelligence (AI) have radically revolutionized many productive sectors, pervasively entering into the daily lives of people and industrial processes.

Advanced Artificial Intelligence technologies are in fact the basis for voice assistants in smartphones, smart speakers, domestic robots, autonomous driving vehicles, modern industrial robots, the most advanced medical diagnostic systems, and numerous applications in the Industry 4.0. In fact, it makes it possible to partially or completely innovate and automate the production and management processes for companies.

This is due to the ability of Advanced Artificial Intelligence technologies to process, analyze, decide, and establish actions, all in an autonomous way and in real time, with a significant impact on competitiveness of the companies involved.

The new two-year Artificial Intelligence Systems programme from University of Trento aims to train new professional figures at the forefront of the conception, design and development of techniques, technologies and intelligent systems, favoring multidisciplinary approaches and applications. It has been developed in collaboration with the Department of Industrial Engineering (DII), the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC) and the Department Faculty of Law .

Program Overview

The teaching program of the two-year master degree in Artificial Intelligence Systems (AIS), delivered in English, includes courses in the following foundational and related areas of artificial intelligence:

Knowledge representation, automatic reasoning, planning, machine learning, human language processing and technology, human-machine interaction;

Industrial and service robotics, advanced techniques for perception, decision, and execution of robotic actions in complex and unstructured environments, optimization and deployment of AI-based software solution on existing robotic platforms;

Signal acquisition, processing, and interpretation of speech, images and videos, artificial vision and applications;

Cognitive neuroscience, cognitive and brain architectures, and their applications to artificial intelligence models;

Legal and ethical principles, laws and its applications to the design and application of artificial intelligence systems;

Business and economic processes, for the organization, management, and innovation of products and services based on artificial intelligence systems.

The courses provide students with substantial laboratory activities and hands-on experiences, projects, seminars by researchers and industry leaders, and internship opportunities.

The program encourages students to improve their communication skills, autonomous learning is considered essential in a professional profile that needs to cope with continuous research and innovation in artificial intelligence.


The master in Artificial Intelligence Systems consists of 120 ECTS–credits for a two-year program. Students will commit to participate in full-time learning activities and attending lectures is strongly recommended. All courses are taught in English.

The program is comprised of four distinct Curricula with different specialization areas: 

  • Methodologies and Applications
  • AI and Innovation
  • Systems
  • Neurocognitive Architectures

Program Outcome

Students with a degree in Artificial Intelligence Systems have in-depth knowledge of modern methods of analysis, design, and management of artificial intelligence systems.

The provided knowledge is directly usable in very diverse application fields ranging from Industry 4.0, complex corporate processes automation, autonomous driving, finance, health, and environment.

Furthermore allowing the graduate to face and understand innovation-related issues with a general and critical view.

Further studies

The Master's degree in Artificial Intelligence Systems provides the knowledge, skills, and training necessary to apply to the following doctoral schools: 

  • UniTrento ICT International Doctoral School
  • UniTrento Industrial Innovation Doctoral School
  • UniTrento Cognitive and Brain Sciences Doctoral School

Career Opportunities

Graduates in Artificial Intelligence Systems hold high-profile scientific, technical, and/or managerial roles in contexts that require in-depth knowledge of the Computer Engineering disciplines with particular reference to systems based on artificial intelligence. Graduates can work in research, design, development, engineering, production, innovation, operation and maintenance, management of artificial intelligence solutions and technologies, and their applications in sectors ranging from the automation of complex corporate processes, mobility, management of services to citizens, finance, health, and the environment.

Thanks also to the academic offer that favors a significant laboratory activity in various applications and industrial domains, the employment opportunities typical for graduates in Artificial Intelligence Systems are relevant both to the business operating sectors and to the research and development centers, in particular:

  • Companies related to design, development, engineering, production, and operation of intelligent solutions and systems and their applications;
  • Manufacturing companies, agro-food companies, companies operating in the private sector, sectors of public administrations, and service companies in which computer systems based on artificial intelligence are used;
  • Companies interested in the acquisition, processing, processing, and transmission of information (data, voice, images, and video);
  • Manufacturing and logistic companies using robotics and automation, industrial companies developing state-of-the-art robotic solutions, companies producing bio-medical devices that aim to extend their range of products toward assistive robots, solution providing for self-driving autonomous cars;
  • Companies operating in the field of design and development of embedded systems and digital platforms for autonomous and intelligent systems;
  • Companies in different sectors, which need skills for the development and use of systems based on artificial intelligence to support internal organization, production, and marketing;
  • Companies in the services and advanced tertiary sectors, operating in particular in the areas of design, supply, maintenance of services provided via telematic networks, the internet, and the web;
  • Manufacturers and/or users of computer components and systems;
  • Companies that provide facilities and services for IT systems and networks;
  • Software engineering companies;
  • Public and private research and development centers.

The Master's degree can either give direct access to the labor market or to the third-cycle studies (Ph.D. degree) and second-level university masters.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intelligent Robots
  • Methodologies
  • Computer Vision
  • AI and Innovation
  • Systems
  • Neurocognitive Architecture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application Period:

12/15/2021-04/03/2022 NON-EU citizens permanently living abroad;

12/04/2022-17/06/2022 EU students and NON EU students living in Italy




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

To be admitted to the Master in Artificial Intelligence Systems program it is necessary:

  • To have a first-level Italian university degree, or another qualification obtained abroad and recognized as valid according to Decree 270/04 and belonging to the following Italian categorization.
  • Information Engineering - L-8 (9)
  • Industrial Engineering - L-9 (10)
  • Computer Science - L-31 (26)
  • And to have completed  in their first-level degree at least 12 credits in the sectors INF/01 or ING-INF/05;
  • Or to hold a 1st level university degree in other classes of related disciplines which includes at least 36 CFU in  6 credits in  CHIM/03, CHIM/06-07, FIS/01-03, MAT/01-09* OR SECS-S/01 and at least 12 credits in the sectors INF/01 or ING-INF/05.
  • Academic curriculum
  • English language knowledge
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of purpose

How to apply

  • Access the online application form via the UniTrento web site
  • Upload the required documents
  • Submit your online application by the deadline

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3400 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU: 340€-3400€ (fee range based on personal income and merit)
  • Non-EU: 1000€-6500€ (fee range based on merit only, i.e. score in the application evaluation) 

Living costs for Trento

700 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Scholarships for non-EU Citizens living abroad

Top-scored candidates will be entitled to receive a UniTrento scholarship. Students that benefit from a UniTrento scholarship will also have the tuition fees waived.

Scholarships for EU Citizens and Non-EU citizens regularly living in Italy

Scholarships are based on income/merit. Information on the tuition fees and ISEE index (economic index of your family financial situation) are available on the Infostudenti UniTrento web page. Please note that if you do not want to calculate the ISEE index, you will have to pay the maximum tuition amount. Once the ISEE has been calculated, eligible students can apply for the Opera Universitaria scholarship starting from June/July.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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