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Master of Applied Artificial Intelligence (Professional)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Artificial intelligence is driving digital disruption, with new technology helping redefine many industries.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
S737, 0100306
Intake Months

About this course

Artificial intelligence is driving digital disruption, with new technology helping redefine many industries. Many companies are looking to take advantage of recent advances in artificial intelligence, which is creating a large demand for skilled professionals.

Deakin's Master of Applied Artificial Intelligence (Professional) will equip you with specialist knowledge and skills necessary to design and develop advanced software solutions that harness the latest advances in artificial intelligence (AI).

The Master of Applied Artificial Intelligence (Professional) extends the Master of Applied Artificial Intelligence by providing students with the opportunity to further their knowledge by undertaking industry-based learning, or engaging in an in-depth research project under the supervision of our internationally-recognised research staff.

Ready to drive digital disruption and harness the power of AI?

As an artificial intelligence specialist, you will work alongside software engineers, data scientists, application developers and business analysts, applying your specialist knowledge to ensure artificial intelligence is appropriately integrated into software solutions from a technical and human perspective.

You will gain hands-on experience in the development of software solutions and the use and development of artificial intelligence. Our world-leading research in artificial intelligence feed directly into our classrooms, meaning that you'll be learning at the cutting edge of industry expectations and capabilities.

This degree will develop your understanding of the technologies of artificial intelligence, deep learning, reinforcement learning, and the application of these algorithms in computer vision and speech processing.

As a graduate you will be well-equipped to work on design, development, and operation of software solutions involving artificial intelligence.

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree or higher in related discipline, OR
  • a Bachelor degree or higher in any discipline AND two years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent), OR
  • Graduate Certificate or higher in a related discipline, OR
  • evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

Career pathways

Graduates will have the specialist knowledge needed to operate as Data Scientists, AI Technology Software Engineers, AI Product Managers, AI Ethicist and grow into roles such as AI Architect.

Course structure

To complete the Master of Applied Artificial Intelligence (Professional), students must attain 16 credit points.

The course comprises a total of 16 credit points, which must include the following:

  • 10 credit points of core units
  • 2 credit points of Level 7 SIT elective units (excluding SIT771, SIT772, SIT773 and SIT774)
  • four (4) credit points of professional units as detailed below
  • completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

Credit for prior study or work

Recognition of Prior Learning may be granted for relevant postgraduate studies, in accordance with standard University procedures.

You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

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