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Undergraduate course

Deep Learning

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeINF265
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
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Level of Study


Teaching semester


Objectives and Content

Artificial neural networks are flexible and powerful machine learning models. Modern deep learning has had tremendous success in applying complex neural networks to problems from a wide range of disciplines. This course gives and understanding of the theoretical basis underlying neural networks and deep learning. Furthermore, the course includes implementation of neural components and as well as applying deep learning on real-world data sets using modern deep learning packages.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

The student should be able to

  • explain the basic principles behind neural networks and deep learning
  • compare modeling aspects of various neural network architectures

The student should be able to

  • implement simple neural network algorithms
  • apply and evaluate deep learning on real data sets

General competence
The student should be able to

  • provide successful examples how deep learning can be used in different contexts in the society
  • read and critically assess papers on artificial neural networks and their applications

Required Previous Knowledge

For incoming exchange students: At least 60 ECTS in Computer Science and at least 10 ECTS in mathematics

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Machine learning, INF264 or equivalent.
Programming skills, INF102 or equivalent
Good mathematical background, especially linear algebra, calculus and probability (e.g MAT111, MAT121, STAT110)

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap


Access to the Course

Access to the course requires admission to a programme of study at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, mac 4 hours per week

Exercises, 2 hours per week

Independent projects

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Approved compulsory exercises. Compulsory assignments are valid for two semester; the semester the assignments were conducted and the subsequent one.

Forms of Assessment

Written examination (3 hours). The compulsory exercises can be graded and this grade can count for the final grade. Both the exam and the compulsory exercises must be passed.

Examination Support Material


Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Assessment Semester

Examination both spring semester and autumn semester. In semesters without teaching the examination will be arranged at the beginning of the semester.

Reading List

The reading list will be available within June 1st for the autumn semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Course Evaluation

The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the department.

Programme Committee

The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.

Course Coordinator

Course coordinator and administrative contact person can be found on Mitt UiB, or contact studieveileder@ii.uib.no

Course Administrator

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences represented by the Department of Informatics is the course administrator for the course and study programme.

Contact Information

Student adviser:


T: 55 58 42 00

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    06.06.2023, 15:00
    3 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination result announcement
    Examination system
    Digital exam