Top AI courses from CTU and CUNI in a joint programme
Launched in 2019, prg.ai Minor is designed for tech-savvy and motivated students who aim for in-depth interdisciplinary understanding of artificial intelligence and practical skills to apply it in various areas of interest.
Apart from continuously updated courses offered by some of the best teachers from two top Prague universities, participants get ample opportunity to learn from and network with fellow students and key academic and industry players of the Prague AI ecosystem. The programme also incentivises teachers to build tight collaborations across faculties and to improve and scale up their courses.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
- Understand How prg.ai Minor works.
- Register your interest for the programme.
We will notify you when the registrations open in March 2024.
- Start looking forward to the winter semester 2023.
CUNI, FSV & MFF
Winter term starts on
1st October 2023
CTU, FIT & FEE
Winter term starts on
15th September 2023
HOW PRG.AI MINOR WORKS
prg.ai Minor brings together a carefully selected set of existing bachelor or master courses. In other words, the content, knowledge and expertise have already been amassed and shared at Prague universities.
To successfully complete prg.ai Minor, you are required to:
- Apply and be accepted.
- Choose 4 out of 6 offered thematic blocks (CoreML and CoreSYMB are compulsory).
- Pass at least one course of your choice in each of the 4 blocks. The selected courses must come from 3 out of 4 participating faculties.
- Provide a confirmation of successful completion of your regular degree including a confirmation of passing prg.ai Minor courses.
There are four guarantors representing each of the participating faculties. Each is responsible for the selection of applicants from their faculty and evaluates them on the basis of:
- Grades from home faculty study programme compulsory courses
- Extra-curricular activities (these can also serve as a possible compensation of lower grades)
- Personal and professional motivation for enrolling into prg.ai Minor
prof. Ing. Tomáš Svoboda, Ph.D.
Chair of the Department of Cybernetics
To give students a diversity of research and problem challenges, teachers and also fellow students is a key to their future success.
Ing. Karel Klouda, Ph.D.
Head of Department of Applied Mathematics
prg.ai Minor is a unique example of interdisciplinary cooperation among academic institutions and a great occasion to meet people with different backgrounds.
doc. RNDr. Ondřej Bojar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor at ÚFAL
Apart from exposing passionate students to a great diversity of topics and fellows, I'm also excited about the networking and collaboration opportunities among the faculties and educators.
prof. PhDr. Ladislav Krištoufek, Ph.D.
Vice-Rector for Research
Interdisciplinarity is the key - whichever background you come from - as is networking across fields.
I am not a student of any of the listed faculties. Can I still apply?
If you are a student of Charles University or the Czech Technical University, fill in the application form and should there be remaining capacity and you pass the selection process, we will do our best to let you in. Students from other universities are currently not eligible to enrol.
Do I have to be a current student to apply?
Yes, you do!
Can I complete prg.ai Minor after I finish my regular studies?
No, you have to be enrolled at one of the participating faculties as a current student.
How long does it take to complete the programme?
Take as much time as you need (there are some who complete it within one academic year, mainly because they already passed some of the courses as part of their main study programme). But remember you must be a current student enrolled at one of the universities.
Does it matter if I study Bachelor, Master or Ph.D.?
The programme is only for Bachelor and Master students. Due to capacity reasons, Ph.D. students cannot participate in the programme.
Are the courses I have already passed as part of my regular current degree recognised?
Yes, they are. In order to successfully complete prg.ai Minor, make sure you comply with the criteria of passing at least one course of your choice in each of the 4 blocks with CoreML and CoreSYMB being mandatory. The selected courses must come from 3 out of 4 participating faculties.
Are the courses I passed as part of my already completed degree recognised?Yes, they are. If you passed the course successfully (grades A-C at CTU, 1-2 at CUNI) and your previous studies were completed less than 5 years before enrolling into prg.ai Minor. Note that you have to be a current student to be able to enrol and complete prg.ai Minor.
What if I change my major degree or faculties or universities during my studies of prg.ai Minor?
As long as you remain at one of the participating universities and follow the prg.ai Minor completion requirements, you are good.
Can I apply if I do not understand Czech?
Sure! All blocks contain courses taught in English. Most courses are taught both in Czech and English. A few courses are currently taught in Czech only, as there’s currently little demand for English.
Can I finish prg.ai Minor without completing my regular degree?
No, you are required to successfully complete your degree to receive a confirmation of completing the prg.ai Minor programme.
Is prg.ai Minor an accredited study programme?
No, it is not. We are sure, however, that it will be recognised by future employers and others as a desirable addition to regular studies and a proof of enthusiasm and passion for AI.
What if the capacity of my desired course is maxed out?
We appreciate that some courses and teachers are very popular and strive to provide alternatives in the prg.ai Minor curriculum, so first check if there is a similar course at another faculty. You can always try to sign up again the following term or year. We do our best to inform students about all important dates, but it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they sign up for desired (and required) courses in a timely manner.
What happens if I get accepted?
Stay tuned for emails from the prg.ai Minor manager who will brief you on all important next steps. Get ready for becoming part of a friendly, informal community working closely together, helping each other and going for beers every now and then.
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