Deep Learning

Summer School of Engineering and Science, 5 ECTS

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 weeks
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 1160 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 570 EUR
Only online*:   the course is only offered as an online option.

Machine learning has become a part in our everyday lifes, from simple product recommendations to personal electronic assistants to self-driving cars. Especially Deep Learning has gained a lot of interest in the media and has demonstrated impressive results. This intensive course will introduce the student to the exciting world of deep learning. We will learn about the theoretical background and concepts driving deep learning and highlight and discuss the most noteworthy applications of deep learning but also their limitations. Furthermore, all content will immediately put into practice by suitable exercises and programming tasks.
In relation to the competence profile of the degree it is the explicit focus of the course to:
  • Give knowledge and understanding of a collection of specialized models and methods developed within Computer Science based on research on highest international level, as well as of models and methods aimed at applications in other subject areas.
  • Give skills to describe, analyze and solve computational problems by using the methods learnt, to analyze pros and cons of different methods in Computer Science, as well as to develop new variants of the methods learnt where the problem at hands requires this.
  • Give the competence to plan and execute scientific projects on a high technical level.

The following main topics are contained in the course:
  • feedforward neural networks
  • recurrent neural networks
  • convolutional neural networks
  • backpropagation algorithm
  • regularization

Entry requirements: None
Academic preconditions: Students taking the course are expected to:
  • To be profound programmers (python)
  • Basic understanding of linear algebra
  • Have knowledge corresponding to two years of Bachelor's studies in computer science

Admission/Tuition: NOTE: Exchange students from a partner university pay no tuition. Guest students pay tuition fees. Please read more:

For Further Information: information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition. About the Educational System in general, visit the section The Danish Higher Education System.

Summer 2020

Application date
Jun 01
Start date
Aug 03



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