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Master of Artificial Intelligence

Approved Abbreviation: MArtifIntel

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3765.1

AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 0101783

Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.

The Master of Artificial Intelligence provides students with a broad range of Artificial Intelligence (AI) topics ranging from foundations to state-of-the-art technologies and applications. Students will learn how AI is driving digital disruption, how to work in this dynamic and fast evolving field, and how it is changing every facet of life and society. This course focuses on the most important and up to date AI topics and trends including but not limited to: knowledge representation and reasoning, machine learning, natural language understanding and processing, knowledge graphs, AI ethics and governance as well as relevant specialisation areas in computing and data sciences.

Study Mode
Two years full-time or four years part-time

Course Advice

Professor Yan
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.


CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above

Accreditation of the Master of Artificial Intelligence will be sought from the Australian Computer Society in late 2021 to coincide with the completion of the degree by the first cohort of graduates. The program is designed to meet the guidelines of the Australian Computer Society.


Minimum admission requirements to this course are

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

Additional Information

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Work Integrated Learning

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Students must complete twelve (10 credit points) core units (total of 120 credit points).

Students must also choose between a specialisation-specific award or complete 40 credit points of units selected from any specialisation for a generic award (total 40 credit points).

Recommended sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

301116Social Media Intelligence
301313Natural Language Understanding
301312Applied Machine Learning
301046Big Data

At this point, students can exit with a Graduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence

Spring session

301315Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
301196Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence
301314Artificial Intelligence Ethics and Organisations

And one unit from your specialisation, or an Alternate unit for the generic award.

At this point, students can exit with a Graduate Diploma in Artificial Intelligence

Year 2

Autumn session

301162Information Security Management
300597Master Project 1

From 2021, students are advised to select 301384 Postgraduate Project A which has replaced 300597. The units are equivalent.

301384Postgraduate Project A

And one unit from your specialisation, or an Alternate unit for the generic award.

Spring session

300695Network Technologies
300598Master Project 2

From 2021, students are advised to select 301385 Postgraduate Project B which has replaced 300598. The units are equivalent.

301385Postgraduate Project B

And two units from your specialisation, or two Alternate units for the generic award.

Additional requirement

301047ICT Practicum


ST3053Data Analytics
ST3050Web and Mobile Computing

From 2021 students are advised to select ST3082 Web and Mobile Computing

ST3082Web and Mobile Computing
ST3052Digital Futures

Alternate Units

301044Data Science
301117Predictive Analytics
301114The Nature of Data
301113Programming for Data Science
301236Advanced Topics in Cybersecurity
301235Applied Cybersecurity
300696Systems and Network Security
301042Cloud Computing
300252Advanced Topics in Networking
301175Internet of Things
300256Multimedia Communication Systems
300389Wireless Networking
301045Advanced Topics in User System Interaction
301043Mobile Computing
301163Modern Software Architectures
300770Software Testing and Automation
300443Web Engineering
102412Global Digital Futures
101743Mobile Media
102424Cyber Justice (PG)
102300Foundations of Media Arts Production (PG)
101962Researching Convergent Media

Exit Awards

Note: Students may exit with the 3766 - Graduate Diploma in Artificial Intelligence (80 credit points) or 3767 - Graduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence (40 credit points) on completion of the relevant units as specified in the course structure. Please refer to the links below for details.

3766 - Graduate Diploma in Artificial Intelligence

3767 - Graduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence

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