Graduate Certificate in Foundation of Artificial Intelligence

Graduate Certificate in Foundation of Artificial Intelligence

POSTGRADUATE

Be introduced to core design and application methods for the rapidly expanding field of artificial intelligence.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Full-time 6 months
Part-time 1 year
Fees:

AU$15,840 (2023 Annual)

Next intake:
February, July
Location:
Melbourne City
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Not applicable
Fees:

Not applicable

Next intake:
Not applicable
Location:
Not applicable

Overview

Take a step into the world of AI with the Graduate Certificate in Foundation of Artificial Intelligence.

We are in an era of rapid technological change which will increasingly see computer systems take over control and decision making in diverse areas and driving economic growth, public policy and corporate strategy.

What's next for AI? 

From driverless cars to music, medicine and cybersecurity. Be at the forefront of tomorrow's jobs, study in state-of-the-art facilities and prepare to launch a career in artificial intelligence. 

You will explore the design and implementation of AI systems, study recent developments in industry, computer science and IT, and develop the skills to use relevant tools and methods relating to the field. Designed for those with non-computing backgrounds, this certificate will give you insight into this rapidly expanding field and prepare you for further study.

AI has been applied to pretty much anything these days, any task that you think of can be automated and very soon, pretty much every job will have components of AI. [...] If you have an ability to understand AI in a broader workplace perspective, even if you're not an AI engineer, that sets you apart from everybody else.
Portrait of Dr Fabio Zambetta Dr Fabio Zambetta

Please note: this graduate certificate is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa. If you are holding a temporary visa (other than a student visa) and your visa has a full study entitlement, you may be eligible to apply. For more information, see the international students with other temporary (non-student) visas.

Details

As a student in this graduate certificate, you will gain skills to apply knowledge with creativity and initiative to new situations.

In doing so, you will demonstrate familiarity with recent developments in artificial intelligence, computer science and information technology, and use fundamental AI knowledge, methodologies and modern computational tools. 

You will learn to analyse and model requirements for designing software artefacts and IT systems and evaluate them based on organisational and user requirements.

Both independently and collaboratively, you will learn to interpret propositions, justify conclusions and defend professional decisions and present technical reports to both IT and non-IT personnel. 

Assessment in this curriculum may include independent and team-based assignments and projects, reflective journals, assessed tutorials or presentations, and self- and peer-assessment.

Blended learning options

Courses offered as part of blended learning programs include a meaningful blend of online, on-campus, and workplace based learning tailored to the type of study you undertake. This learning is active, prioritising tasks that involve exploration and development of skills and knowledge through interaction and engagement.

Online aspects provide positive benefits such as flexibility and adaptability using digital activities and materials, while also strengthening the interaction and connection with timetabled and on-campus experiences such as tutorials, practicals, or workshops.

The School of Computing Technologies has substantial links with the ICT industry both within Australia and internationally through their Industry Advisory Committees (IACs) and research projects, consulting, and industry-sponsored design projects.

Membership of these committees includes industry executives and past graduates from the school. Their involvement ensures that our courses remain relevant to graduate and employer needs, by providing feedback on the currency of the courses and the changing needs of industry.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this degree and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

To graduate from this certificate, you must choose and successfully complete four of the following subjects:

  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Applied Analytics
  • The AI Professional
  • Practical Data Science with Python
  • Foundations of AI for STEM

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Graduate Certificate in Foundation of Artificial Intelligence
Program code: GC197

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Graduate Certificate in Foundation of Artificial Intelligence
City Campus
0.5 years full-time or part time equivalent
GC197
Location
City Campus
Duration
0.5 years full-time or part time equivalent
Plan code
GC197
CRICOS

Career

The Graduate Certificate in Foundations of Artificial Intelligence is designed to support students from non-computing backgrounds or those with extensive industry experience to pursue further study in the Master of Artificial Intelligence.

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following entry requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.

Successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or international equivalent) in computing, science, engineering, health or statistics.

OR

You may also be considered if you have an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in another discipline and relevant completed higher education courses in programming and statistics or a minimum three years’ of current, relevant work experience or professional practice in programming and statistics or equivalent. These applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

International qualifications are assessed for parity to Australian qualifications according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

*If your qualification was completed more than 10 years ago you will need to provide evidence of ongoing professional work and/or professional development in the same discipline as the program for which you are seeking entry to be granted credit.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

You must meet the University's minimum English language requirements to be eligible for a place in this program.

Pathways

You can gain entry to this graduate certificate from a range of RMIT undergraduate programs, if you meet the entry requirements.

Credit and recognition of prior learning

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Foundation of Artificial Intelligence are guaranteed entry into the Master of Artificial Intelligence (MC271) and will receive 48 points of credit.

Fees

2023 indicative fees

  • Full-fee places: AU$15,840.

Additional expenses

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$326 maximum fee for 2023*.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment*

Amounts quoted are indicative fees per annum, and are based on a standard year of full-time study (96 credit points). A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.

*Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Defer your payment

This program is offered on a full-fee paying basis only. If you are offered a place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.

Paying your fees and applying for refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

If you are offered a full-fee place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.

If you are offered a full-fee place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2023 is $326. 

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

FEE-HELP loans

Eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.

SA-HELP Loans

You may be eligible to apply to defer payment of the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) through the SA-HELP loan scheme. If you use SA-HELP, the amount will be added to your accumulated HELP debt.

How does a HELP loan work?

If your FEE-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.

You only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying). The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.

For more information about loan repayment options see Commonwealth assistance (HELP loans) or Study Assist.

This program is approved for income support.

You may be eligible for student income support payments from the Commonwealth Government if you are undertaking a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or an approved professionally oriented masters by coursework program. For more information see Income support for Masters students.

If you are enrolled in an eligible program you will also need to satisfy all other student payment eligibility requirements. You can contact Centrelink or Services Australia for further information about student income support entitlements, your eligibility and how to apply.

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The annual tuition fee for 2022 is AU$XX,XXX.

The total indicative tuition fee for 2022 commencement is AU$XX,XXX.

In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:

You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.

Find out more details about how fees are calculated and the expected annual increase.

Applying for refunds

Find information on how to apply for a refund as a continuing international student.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.