Machine Intelligence


This course provides an overview about important past and current developments, concepts, and applications in the fast evolving field of machine intelligence. It is an introductory course and could later be extended by higher studies in areas such as, advanced machine learning, data mining, bioinformatics, image processing, optimisation, autonomous agents, computer vision, computer graphics, and related fields. The course's topic is a central part of computer science and software engineering. Many of the concepts addressed by this course were initially biologically motivated and fall under the umbrella of brain theory. The aim is to get an understanding of intelligence, learning, memory, language, and the workings of the human brain by modelling and implementing aspects of these concepts in the computer. With the availability of faster workstations and sophisticated robotic hardware, machine intelligence methods can find more widespread applications. This course will address several applications and systems where machine intelligence methods lead to significant advancements, often surprising solutions, and sometimes triumphal success.



  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques;

2. demonstrate their understanding and apply examples of machine learning methods.

3. explain past and current developments in machine intelligence.

4. demonstrate the ability to project towards future developments of the field including possible ethical implications in areas such as data mining and robotics.


  1. Machine Learning
  2. Automated Reasoning and Logic
  3. Search and Prediction in Games
  4. Neural Networks and Brain Mechanisms
  5. Evolutionary Algorithms
  6. Adaptive Robotics


Assumed Knowledge

SENG1120 MATH1510 MATH1110

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: History and Philosophy Assignment

Written Assignment: Homework Assignment 1

In Term Test: Mid-semester Exam

Written Assignment: Homework Assignment 2

Formal Examination: Formal Examination *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must obtain 40% in the final exam to pass the course.

Contact Hours


Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term