Master of Artificial Intelligence
DurationFull-time 2 years, Part-time 4 years, Eligible for advanced standing
AU$28,800 (2020 annual)
Next intakeFebruary, July
DurationFull-time 2 years
AU$35,520 (2020 annual)
Next intakeFebruary, July
Artificial Intelligence is becoming more and more relevant across every industry, and the demand for Al-skilled workers is increasing rapidly. A recent report from McKinsey forecasts that Al will have generated $13 trillion in economic activity by 2030, making up about 14% of global GDP. There’s no better time to garner your practical skills and theoretical understanding of this modern and complex field.
In this course, you will build the high-level knowledge in the field of AI, and learn to design and implement systems and applications. As a student, you will have access to our state-of-the-art facilities, including the VXLab and specialised Artificial Intelligence Lab.
Within your studies, you will decide between a project or research stream. Project students will complete the AI postgraduate project, and choose additional electives in both AI and IT. Students who opt to undertake research will complete a research methods module, and write a minor thesis.
You’re well-positioned to study this emerging field at RMIT. We’ve been ranked among the world’s best by the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), and in 2018, the Australian Research Council rated us ‘above world standard’ for our research in the field of AI and Image Processing. This degree is amongst the most specialised of its kind in the country, with few other programs focussed specifically on AI and its theory, applications, and place in today’s climate. Specialised study in this field allows curious and motivated students to develop highly advanced knowledge that places them ahead of the pack for practical careers in AI, or to undertake further research.
Studies in this course will contain a broad mix of study modes, including lectures, tutorials, practical classes, studios, project work and seminars, using face-to-face, on-line, intensive, and other flexible delivery mechanisms.
Assessment is designed to give you opportunities to demonstrate your capabilities. You will find that the forms of assessment used may be different for each course, depending on the course objectives and learning outcomes.
Your assessment in this program may include examinations, assignments and projects, reflective journals, assessed tutorials or presentations, self assessment, and peer assessment.
Those who wish to exit the degree at Graduate Diploma level can do so after two semesters, or else transfer into the Master of Information Technology.
The School of Science has substantial links with the ICT industry both within Australia and internationally.
Employers and industry professionals are members of our Industry Advisory Committee, and have contributed to the initial development and ongoing improvement of the program. Their involvement ensures that your studies remain relevant to your needs and the needs of graduate employers. It also actively contributes to the program through participation in seminars, industry awards and scholarships.
Many of the teaching staff within the program are practising (or have been) industry professionals with extensive industry experience and contact networks. This experience, when integrated into teaching and learning practice, enriches your learning environment.
In your first year of this degree, you will undertake six fundamental subjects, and choose two electives.
Students with a Bachelor of Computer Science or Bachelor of Information Technology may be eligible for advanced standing of up to one semester.
In the second year of this course, students will choose between a project stream, or a research option:
- Research students will complete a research methods module and a minor thesis
- Project students will complete an AI PG project, choose an additional AI elective and an IT elective.
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2 years full-time (International)
2 years full-time or 4 years part-time (Domestic)
2 years full-time
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Program code: MC271
As a graduate of this course, you will have vast knowledge of machine and deep learning, data science, computer vision and artificial intelligence. This is paired with specialised technical knowledge in programming, software engineering and robot software.
This will enable you to design AI systems for a range of industries, including government departments, commercial and innovation sectors, manufacturing, health, information and communication, finance, and education.
Job titles for graduates are diverse, and may include: AI engineer, machine learning engineer, analytics specialist, business intelligence analyst, business intelligence developer, data analyst, and research scientist.
If you are interested in further study, or would like to pursue a PhD, you can opt for a PhD in Computer Science and undertake research to further the development of this industry.
An Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 (equivalent to at least a credit average), in computing, science, engineering or health
An Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 (equivalent to at least a credit average), where the title does not specify the specialisation (e.g. Bachelorof Arts). In this case relevant completed courses in programming and statistics in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, or, at least three years’ relevant work experience in programming and statistics will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
- IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
- TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
Students with relevant undergraduate studies in computer science, information technology, software engineering, and/or statistics will be given up to one semester (48 credit points) of advanced standing.
Students who have successfully completed BP094 Bachelor of Computer Science or BP096 Bachelor of Software Engineering degree from RMIT University will be granted 48 credit points of advanced standing. For all other students, advanced standing and exemptions will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
2020 indicative annual fees
Full-fee places: AU$28,800*
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$308* maximum fee for 2020.
- 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.
Learn more about fees for postgraduate study.
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.
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 2020 is $308.
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.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.