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This new advanced master's Artificial Intelligence in Business and Industry programme from KU Leuven aims to give engineers and technically trained professionals the necessary skills to develop innovative applications with AI.

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The master is intended for engineers (or master’s holders with a sufficient background in mathematics) who wish to learn the foundations of AI and its applications in business and industry. The programme focuses on applications and engineering skills within an interdisciplinary programme with a strong academic foundation. The programme is aimed at both recent graduates and professionals. It was developed in collaboration with several key industrial partners and is jointly organised by the Faculty of Engineering Technology, Engineering Science, Economics and Business and Faculty of Science.

The Artificial Intelligence in Business and Industry programme from KU Leuven is aimed at engineers and other masters with a background in physics and mathematics. Whilst recently graduated students are welcome, the programme offers added value to professionals with field experience wishing to re- or upskill themselves in the field of Artificial Intelligence. 

The programme consists of 4 thematical pillars that cover all aspects required in an AI-related education programme: AI Foundations, AI & Industry, AI & Business and AI & Society. The master’s thesis (with optional internship) completes the programme. 

Career perspectives

Graduates are qualified for roles in companies developing technologies that translate AI research findings into practical solutions for sectors such as healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, etc. Graduates can design, develop and evaluate innovative AI systems, typically up to the level of a prototype. Positions in these fields include process or quality engineers, consultants, product developers and researchers in the R&D-division. 

Other professional possibilities include research departments embedded in a university, a research institute, a specialised SME or start-up, or an international company.

Engineering technologists are also needed to create viable instruments and processes, taking into account the need for verification and validation of the instrument or process. Alumni are also well prepared for entering a PhD programme. 

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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing
  • Business Analytics
  • Realization of AI
  • Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence
  • Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning
  • Machine Learning and Inductive Inference

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic background: All applicants need to have obtained a relevant master degree to enter this programme. Other applicants need to demonstrate that they have the necessary mathematical background, completed an academic four-year master programme (or equivalent), at least basic programming skills and are motivated to successfully complete this programme and willing to spend the required effort.
  • English language proficiency: All applicants who have not obtained a previous diploma in a programme taught in English in Australia, English-speaking Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America must submit a certificate proving their proficiency in English.

Living costs for Gent

754 - 1205 EUR /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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