Ph.D Artificial Intelligence


About the Course

The PhD. Artificial Intelligence programme with specialization in Natural Language Processing, Intelligent systems and robotics is aimed at students that are passionate about the potential for AI to transform science, society or industry. We expect graduates from the programme to be world leaders in creating new AI technologies, with roles as research leaders in industry or academia, or as AI entrepreneurs shaping the new economy in Africa and the world at large.

The Ph.D. degree programme is an intensive research work, whose aim is for the student to, at the end of the programme, make original contribution to existing knowledge. Ph.D. students are to take 18 units’ core courses in their first year of study. The pass mark for all examinable courses is 50% and in any semester in which the CGPA falls below 3.00, the student will be advised to withdraw from the programme.


  Biannual Intakes (December, May)

   Round the Clock support

   World wide recognised certificate

   Fully Online

Programme Requirements 

Candidates for this programme must have:

    • Candidates with Bachelor’s degree from an approved university must obtain a minimum of second class lower division with a CGPA of 3.5/5.0.
    • Candidates must have Academic Master’s degree in relevant areas with a CGPA of 3.5/5.0 and thesis score not lower than 60% (B). Ideally, a Master’s degree in Machine Learning or a closely related topic.
    • All applicants are expected to be competent with programming and have a strong mathematical background.
    • Students should first contact a potential supervisor from the list of facilitators, their interest and ask whether they would be potentially willing to supervise a project.
    • Candidates must have five credit passes including English, Mathematics and two other relevant science subjects at ‘O’ Level.
    • Holders of equivalent qualification/experience specified for the course recognized by the Senate may be considered for admission.

Duration of Program 

The Programme minimum duration is 6 semesters and maximum of 12 semesters.

Graduation Requirements 

  • (i) The student must earn a minimum of 30 credit units including thesis

    (ii) The student must present three seminars before the final defence

    (iii) The student is expected to publish at least in a reputable peer reviewed conference proceedings and journal