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Deep learning

Individual course

The course is no longer accepting applications from degree students for spring 2022.

Max amount of FITech students: 75

Persons without a valid study right at a Finnish university or university of applied sciences have preference to this course.

The course introduces the fundamental and current topics of deep learning. Implementing algorithms on a computer is a part of the course and the programming language is Python. Python-based softwares that allow for symbolic differentiation will also be used. Understanding of the general principles of deep learning, and the central deep learning methods are discussed in the course. After the course, the student should be able to apply them to real-world data sets.

Course material

The external material of the course will include the book ‘Deep Learning’ by Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio and Aaron Courville, published by MIT Press in 2016 (online version available free at

Teaching methods

The material including the lectures will be available online. The exercises are most likely organized via Zoom.

More information in the Aalto University study guide.

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koneoppiminen, tekoäly, syväoppiminen, algoritmit, ohjelmointi

Further information about the studies

Aalto University
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Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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AI and machine learning
Course code:
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Teaching period:
Application deadline:
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Host university:
Aalto University
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Teaching methods:
General prerequisites:
Basic knowledge of mathematics (functions, vectors and matrices) and basic programming skills in any high-level programming language (e.g. Python).
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