Program Overview

Join the AI revolution.

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.



  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 37,800


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79


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Core subjects

Core subjects are required subjects in your course. You need to complete these subjects to attain your degree.

  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Information Technology Fundamentals
  • Introduction To Programming
  • Machine Learning
  • Probability And Statistics For Data Science
  • Deep Learning
  • Professional Practices And Entrepreneurship In Information Technology
  • Project Management

Academic entry requirement


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

Note: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

English language requirement
6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.

Annual tuition fee
A$37 800 per 120 credit points.

Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.

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
  • Software engineer
  • Data scientist


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