Applied Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This module aims at providing insights into the most foundational architectures of deep learning algorithms within both supervised and unsupervised learning, thus building a strong basis for further exploration of more specific and cutting-edge techniques. Real-world problems that are approached with the techniques covered in this module include the development of advanced recommender systems (marketing), computer vision models (healthcare, economics), powerful unsupervised pattern recognition systems (fraud detection or credit default prediction in finance) and sequence modelling for (attempts of) stock market index prediction.

Upon completion, students will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge, enabling them to understand and apply central techniques and concepts of deep learning approaches as well as the fundamentals of artificial intelligence for analytics. They will be able to select and apply appropriate methods to real-world problems and critically reflect on them.

Learning objectives


The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary knowledge on:

  • the central concepts within deep learning, the key elements of artificial neural networks and depict their functionality.
  • main architectures of supervised and unsupervised deep learning algorithms as well as recent developments in deep learning and artificial intelligence.
  • ethical and societal problems concerning the use of artificial intelligence.


The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary skills in:

  • selecting and preparing various types of data for use in deep learning environments.
  • selecting and constructing different kinds of deep learning architectures (e.g., Artificial Neural Networks, Convolutional Neural Networks, Recurrent Neural Network) and design an appropriate architecture of the models as well as configure and use large pretrained models (e.g., Transformer models for language processing tasks).
  • implementing “correct” training of selected models, including tuning and optimising models, utilising trained models for prediction tasks, and evaluating model performance.


The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary competences in:

  • using deep learning techniques to solve business problems in Big Data contexts.
  • making informed decisions about the selection of algorithms (also where it is better not to use deep learning/AI techniques at all).
  • identifying cases that require particular attention concerning ethical and social consequences of deep learning and AI application.

Type of instruction

For information see § 17.


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • A prerequisite for participating in the exam is that the student has handed in written material.


Name of examApplied Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence
Type of exam
Oral exam
Group examination with max. 5 students.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleAnvendt Deep Learning og kunstig intelligens
Module codeKADAT20224
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring and Autumn
MSc in Economics and Business Administration (Business Data Science): The module is placed in the Spring.
MSc in Economic: The module is placed in the Autum.
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Economics and Business Administration
Study BoardStudy Board of Economics and Business Administration
DepartmentAalborg University Business School
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities