Example Course Sequences

A typical MIIS student completes the program in four semesters (fall, spring, summer internship, fall). The program can be completed in three semesters (fall, spring, summer) if the internship requirement is waived. Example course sequences are shown below, however a student could choose many other course sequences.

Example #1: For a student interested in text mining, text analytics, and question-answering systems (e.g., Watson, Siri).

Fall 10-601, Machine Learning 12 units machine learning requirement
11-642, Search Engines 12 units application requirement
11-791, Design and Engineering of Intelligent Systems 12 units  
11-690, Directed Study (12 units, required) 12 units required
       
Spring 11-761, Language and Statistics 12 units  
11-611, Natural Language Processing 12 units natural language requirement
11-797, Question Answering (12 units) 12 units  
11-690, Directed Study 12 units required
11-696, MIIS Capstone Planning Seminar 6 units required
       
Summer Internship 3 units required
       
Fall 10-643, Scalable Text Analytics 12 units  
11-697, MIIS Capstone Project 36 units required
    153 units  

Example #2: For a student interested in voice-based computer applications.

Fall 10-601, Machine Learning 12 units machine learning requirement
11-711, Algorithms for NLP 12 units natural language requirement
11-751, Speech Recognition and Understanding 12 units application requirement
11-690, Directed Study 12 units required
       
Spring 11-663, Machine Learning in Practice 12 units  
11-695, Competitive Engineering 12 units  
11-756, Design and Implementation of Speech Recognition Systems 12 units  
11-690, Directed Study 12 units required
11-696, MIIS Capstone Planning Seminar 6 units required
       
Summer Internship 3 units required
       
Fall 11-718, Conversational Interfaces 12 units  
11-697, MIIS Capstone Project 36 units required
    153 units  

Example #3: For a student interested in text mining, text analytics, and question-answering systems (e.g., Watson, Siri) that has successfully petitioned to have the summer internship waived.

Fall 11-642, Search Engines 12 units application requirement
11-772, Analysis of Social Media 12 units  
11-791, Design and Engineering of Intelligent Systems 12 units  
11-690, Directed Study (12 units, required) 12 units required
       
Spring 10-601, Machine Learning 12 units machine learning requirement
11-611, Natural Language Processing 12 units natural language requirement
11-797, Question Answering (12 units) 12 units  
11-690, Directed Study 12 units required
11-696, MIIS Capstone Planning Seminar 6 units required
       
Summer 11-781, Academic Research Practices and Scientific Communities 12 units  
11-697, MIIS Capstone Project 36 units required
    150 units