Artificial Intelligence for Game Programming 2, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Autumn 2023, Mixed, 50%, Distance learning

    Start date: 6 November 2023

    End date: 14 January 2024

    Application deadline: 17 April 2023

    Application code: UU-54828 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Flexible

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)

    Number of mandatory meetings on campus: 0

    Number of voluntary meetings on campus: 0

    Registration: 9 October 2023 – 30 October 2023

Entry requirements: 7.5 credits in C++ programming


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 13,750

Tuition fee, total: SEK 13,750

About the course

This course focuses on the development of software for Artificial Intelligence (AI) for computer games, primarily regarding strategic games. The course covers the development of AI for games with perfect information (e.g., chess, Othello, and AlphaGo), and games without perfect information (e.g. card and dice games), including simultaneous games and classical concepts within game theory, such as the Nash equilibrium.

The programming language used is C++. The course is concluded by the supervised implementation of a relatively freely selected AI project that is performed individually or within a group.

Outline for distance course: The course is net-based and has no mandatory physical meetings. To follow the course, you need access to a computer with internet connection and compiler for C ++

More information


Department of Game Design

Strandgatan 1b (Residenset) 621 57 VISBY

Uppsala universitet, Campus Gotland, 62167 Visby


Mikael Fridenfalk, course responsible


Study Administration: Questions about registration, cancellation, certificates etc.


Stephanie Noroozy, Study Counsellor