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What will I learn?

The new Bachelor of Cognitive Enterprise degree has been created in response to future industry needs. Co-designed with IBM®, this course provides students with foundations, knowledge and skills to deal with technological and strategic demands of contemporary and future business settings.

Demand for skills in emerging technologies is growing exponentially as businesses embrace digital systems and services. The Australian Government has allocated $1.2 billion in 2021-22 Federal Budget, through its Digital Economy Strategy, to grow Australia’s future as a modern and leading digital economy. By studying our Bachelor of Cognitive Enterprise, you can take a lead role in the digital transformation of businesses worldwide.

A Cognitive Enterprise is a business that combines the disruptive technologies including AI, Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), 5G and Edge Computing with innovative processes and data, to enhance customer experience and gain competitive advantage.

Our partnership with IBM® will see you job-ready by earning IBM® Digital Badges (certifications) in Blockchain and AI during this degree. These Digital Badges are only available through IBM® partner organisations like Federation University.

The work integrated learning program prepares you for the real-world. Federation University students have the opportunity to be placed with leading global organisations like IBM, so you can start your career while you study.

Career opportunities

  • Business analyst
  • Business process analyst
  • Business consultant
  • Big Data manager
  • Business manager
  • Technology manager
  • Change management consultant
  • Digital transformation consultant
  • Digital business strategist

Pathways/ alternate entry

Other TAFE studies

Students can apply for a relevant TAFE course, at any TAFE provider, and then apply to articulate into this program. Students may receive credit for TAFE studies undertaken, which will be individually assessed upon request, after they enrol in this program.

Bridging programs

Our one semester Foundation Access Studies (FAST) program provides an alternate entry into tertiary study, with a focus on building the more generic academic skills required for success at university. On successful completion of FAST, students can apply for the Bachelor of Cognitive Enterprise for the next semester.



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$25,900.00 (14,09,140) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 31 July 2023


Federation University Australia

Mount Helen Campus,

University Drive,



3350, BALLARAT, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$25,900.00 (14,09,140) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

27 February 2023


Brisbane Campus

Level 5, 333 Ann Street,



4000, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or overseas equivalent. International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) with a minimum score of 24 from 6 subjects. Academic IELTS: Academic IELTS: Overall 6.0 (no band less than 6.0); 60-78 with minimums: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson (PTE): Overall 50 (no band less than 50); Cambridge-CAE: Overall 169 (no band less than 169).

For international students

The completion of Year 12 or equivalent. Provision for entry may exist through other pathways including mature age, other special provisions, or recognition of prior learning.

English language requirement

The minimum score required is an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0, with no individual band score less than 6.0, or equivalent scores such as PTE Academic or TOEFL; TOEFL iBT: 60-78 with minimums (Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18, Writing 21); Pearson (PTE): Overall 50 (no band less than 50); Cambridge-CAE: Overall 169 (no band less than 169).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Federation University Australia

Federation University is a premier regional university that has been educating future leaders, innovators and thinkers for over 150 years.

  • Among Australia’s oldest and most reputed institutions
  • No. 1 in Victoria for teaching and graduate employment
  • Over 150 courses and world-class research set up on offer
  • Excellent campus facilities and services for students