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The English taught Bachelor in Creative Technologies & AI has a one-year, short-track option to transform you at an accelerated pace into an AI engineer. The short track option has been put to the test over the past four years by no fewer than 300 professionals who received the same content over a two-year period in a blended learning program (also called AI @home). The short track, consisting of 60 ECTS, excels because of its hands-on “learn from the professionals” approach, allowing you turn your ideas into fully functional, professionally deployed AI products.

This is the ideal addition to your current computer science/technical/scientific degree as it focuses on learning-by-doing alongside our local students and professionals. Starting with your already excellent knowledge of coding, mathematics and statistics, our aim is to turn you into a professional AI engineer. We welcome Belgian professionals and graduates alongside our international students. The result is an excellent community mix of academic and professional experience and know-how. In order to provide the flexibility our students need; we offer the course material both online and on campus.

You will learn how to:

  • Choose the right AI-technology based upon actual cases in healthcare, robotics and more
  • Fully optimize your AI model
  • Build a robust backend for your AI solutions
  • Deploy your AI software using MLop
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Your class schedule

Every week you will have between 20 and 24 hours of lessons. Your lesson hours are scheduled to be as complimentary as possible. Below you can view a sample schedule. Schedules may vary from year to year. The final class schedule for the school year is finalised in September.

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This focus on “learn by doing” and “learn from the professionals” approach guarantees you that after successfully finishing this degree you will be able to develop fully functional, professionally deployed AI solutions.


We geven je een raming van de studiekost van de opleiding Short Track Creative Technologies & Artificial Intelligence aan Howest. We maken daarbij een onderscheid tussen de algemene studiekost en de opleidingsgebonden studiekosten.

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If you can't find what you're looking for or if you have a specific question about this study programme, feel free to contact us. We are available every weekday between 9am and 5pm. You can also ask other questions to our contact person:

Marie Dewitte

Marie Dewitte

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In the case you buy a laptop through Howest, you can look here which laptop is recommended by your course. In the case you already own a laptop or wish to buy a new one yourself, it needs to qualify to the same specifications.

Would you like to study abroad for a semester? Or are you interested in an international internship? You can! You will discover all the opportunities to go abroad within Howest on this page. During your studies, we will work together to make your international adventure a reality!

No. Our team applies unique teaching methods, adapted to your prior knowledge. The only thing that is important is that you are present in class and practice the things that you are struggling with. Since Multimedia and Creative Technologies (MCT) trains you to become a professional who can realize real-life IT projects, doing nothing for weeks and only starting to study intensely in the last weeks before the exams is not a good option. Therefore, attending classes and updating your practical skills every week are very important.

The keywords are "Creative with Technology" and "Multimedia" Technology.
'Agile' and creative use of technology is deeply rooted in the DNA of the programme. In other words: MCT people are trained to creatively implement new technology in companies that quickly switch to methods such as SCRUM. You will therefore find that MCTers perform more than average in start-ups, scale-outs, innovative SMEs and innovation departments of large companies.

"Multimedia" technology refers to the fact that the MCTer uses technology to develop the multimedia interfaces of the future, such as a smart watch interface that also responds to your voice and actions or an Augmented Reality interface that integrates AI.

We believe that our students are 'inventors', 'technical creatives' ('the IoT Generation'). The ultimate goal of the Multimedia and Creative Technologies program is the realization of projects. Not one day a week or in 'a profession like there are more', but during an intense period of 5 to 6 weeks, in which you first try out the latest technology alone before taking it on in a group to bring it to life. During the project weeks you only focus on executing your project and you gradually discover your strengths and weaknesses. From the second year, you will receive team assignments from small and large companies that want to bring the 'MCT Silicon Valley spirit' into their company. They will ask your group to convert new technologies into a working proof of concept project (

In the first year you have about 30 percent theory. Then, exceptionally, you will be sitting together with 90 to 150 other students. Most classes, however, are in groups of 20 to 28 students. The further in the training, the more this is the case. During the project weeks you also work closely together in groups of three to four students.