Master of Science
Programme Code: BN_KMHLT_R
Mode of Delivery:Full Time
No. of Semesters:3
NFQ Level:9
Programme Credits:90
Institute Code:BN530R
Programme Extra Information:Schedule reflects full time delivery. 20 credits to be taken from electives in semester 2.

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)Expert knowledge and understanding. A state-of-the-art specialist in Human Language Technology (linguistics and computer science).
 (b)Knowledge and understanding of the key stages of relevant research and development methodologies.
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)Expert knowledge of best practices in research and its applications in Human Language Technology (linguistics and computer science).
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)Demonstrate competent research and analysis skills with critical understanding.
 (b)Integrate advanced knowledge and apply advanced methodologies for tackling research problems.
 (c)Interpersonal and communication skills to discuss current challenges and research.
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)Demonstrate an integrated knowledge and appropriate use of a range of advanced Human Language Technology techniques and principles.
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)Evaluate existing and develop new best practices in a range of real-world contexts.
 (b)Design and implement a Human Language Technology solution that requires significant preliminary research for novel and unfamiliar situations.
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)A disciplined attitude based on initiative, responsibility and problem ownership.
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)Critically analyse relevant publications to assess the relative merits of methodologies used and conclusions made.
 (b)An attitude that recognises the need to constantly update knowledge and skills.
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)An understanding and appreciation of the need for quality and integrity.
 (b)Critically evaluate his/her own work and the work of others.
 (c)An awareness of research ethics and ethical concerns arising from Human Language Technology.

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
MHLT H6011 Natural Language Processing
MHLT H6013 Linguistics for Human Language Technology
MHLT H6019 Programming for NLP

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
MACS H6021 Research Skills & Ethics
Module Code Module Title
MHLT H6012 XML Ontologies for Corpus Building
MHLT H6014 Data Structs & Algos for NLP
MHLT H6015 Digital Corpus Linguistics
MHLT H6016 Interactive Speech Processing
MHLT H6017 Speech Processing Technology
MHLT H6018 Avatar Technology
MHLT H6020 Intelligent Software Agents
MHLT H6021 Machine Translation Paradigms

Stage 1 / Semester 3

Module Code Module Title
MSIT H6029 MSc Research Project - 30