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Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence Master's at BME VIK

Announcement for students of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (VIK), Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Hungary

Human-centred artificial intelligence (AI) seeks to put human values at the heart of development, deploy­ment, use and supervision of AI systems by respecting fundamental human rights. Ten organizations from five countries – four universities, three centres of excellence, and three business companies – have formed the HCAIM1 consortium to develop a 60 ECTS2 credit Master’s programme for universities. By completing the programme, students will gain knowledge that will enable them to create and apply AI innovations that respect and support the protection of human rights, while exploiting the potential and advantage of AI for the benefit of today’s digital society.

Thanks to the HCAIM project started in 2021 with EU support, the HCAI Master's will start as early as 2022 in the partner countries, either alone or embedded in an existing programme. As a consortium member, BME is now announcing HCAI Master’s as a complementary programme for VIK students.

The fulfilment of the requirements of the HCAI Master's will be certified by a Diploma Supplement3, namely by the following entries in section 6.1.1. További információ/Additional information of the Diploma:

In Hungarian: „A hallgató teljesítette a Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence Master's (HCAIM) prog­ramban előírt kimeneti követelményeket, melyeket az INEA/CEF/ICT/A2020/2267304 azonosítójú EU projekt dolgozott ki.”

In English: ”The student completed the requisite learning outcomes of the Human-Centred Artificial In­telligence Master's (HCAIM) programme, defined by the INEA/CEF/ICT/A2020/2267304 EU project.”

Because of their training programme and current pattern curriculum, those students of Computer Engineering Master’s at VIK who have taken either the intelligent systems minor or the data and media informatics minor are in an exceptional position as they need at most 2 or 10 more credits, respectively, in surplus to the 120 credits of their Master’s in order to fulfil the HCAIM requirements. (In the Computer Engineering Master’s programme, 108 out of the 120 credits must be obtained by completing the required subjects, and the remain­ing 12 by completing a few electives.) The table in the appendix shows which subjects in the current cur­riculum entitle students in these two minors to the HCAIM Diploma Supplement.

More information:

Those interested in the HCAI Master's are kindly requested to inform the faculty members responsible for the programme by filling in and sending the questionnaire at (To fill in the form, you need a BME Sharepoint / Directory account). Completing the questionnaire does not imply any obligation and does not in any way constitute an application for the Master's programme. Those who fill in the questionnaire will be regularly informed about developments in the HCAIM project that concern them and about the latest information on the Master's programme.

Budapest, April 22, 2022

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Announcement for students (12 slides, pdf)

1Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence Master’s

2European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System

3Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence Diploma Supplement, HCAIM Certificate