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What will I learn?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most powerful forces behind digital disruption and AI skills are highly sought-after in a huge range of industries.

Kickstart your career in this exciting field with La Trobe's Master of Artificial Intelligence.

In this degree, you'll learn to harness key AI technologies and applications that are sparking innovation in a range of industries. You'll graduate with the technical capabilities to drive change and improve business outcomes across digital healthcare, smart manufacturing, smart cities, sustainable energy infrastructure, precision agriculture and more.

Choose a specialisation in a key technical area of AI – interactive media and computer vision, intelligent systems and robotics, or natural language processing. You'll benefit from the first-hand knowledge and experience of your teachers, many of whom are world-renowned researchers.

Let your curiosity lead you. You'll study exciting subjects in machine learning, artificial intelligence in bioinformatics, image processing and virtual reality. You'll graduate with both a well-rounded foundation in AI and complementary cross-disciplinary skills – an attractive combination for potential employers.

Hands-on experience is a key part of this degree. Use your AI skills to solve real-world problems when you take on an industry-based project. Previous students have worked with Microsoft, Optus, 4pi Lab, Aerion, Quantum Victoria, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Pivot Maritime International and Axicor.

Two early exit points mean that every stage of your degree equips you for your future career. Exit after six months with a Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Fundamentals or exit after one year with a Graduate Diploma in Artificial Intelligence.

You'll learn:

Problem solving with AI

Discover to use research skills and deep learning algorithms to develop AI-based solutions to real-world problems.

Improving human and computer communication

Develop natural language processing (NLP) processing pipelines using code libraries to boost communication output.

Design, research and investigation

Learn how to address design issues using machine learning models, algorithms and computer vision tasks.

Deep learning techniques and AI

Explore deep learning techniques and how they can aid AI functions such as image recognition, machine translation and speech synthesis.

Social and ethical impact of AI

Gain an understanding of the moral and societal issues faced by today's IT industry and the impact of how AI technology is used.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9 - Masters Degree.

Career outcomes

Digital disruption is producing strong demand for AI professionals in healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture, automotive and more. Graduates can pursue a range of career opportunities, including:

Artificial intelligence architect

Identify how AI technology can be applied successfully in business settings.

Software engineer

Use engineering principles and computer language to design, develop and maintain software systems.

Data scientist

Work with computer hardware systems and networks to optimise performance.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

Which department am I in?

Department of IT, Cybersecurity and Engineering

CRICOS

100864

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,800.00 (20,56,583) per year
Application deadline

10 July 2022, 6 November 2022

More details

Start date

18 July 2022, 14 November 2022, 27 February 2023

Venue

La Trobe University

Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus,

Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive,

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY,

Victoria,

3086, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an an Australian Bachelor's degree or an approved international equivalent qualification. IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0, TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing. Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50. C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component. C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

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

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