Graduate Certificate of Artificial Intelligence

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The Graduate Certificate of Artificial Intelligence gives you the essential skills and knowledge to engage with artificial intelligence across a range of industries and prepares you for further studies in artificial intelligence.

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Key facts

Duration

0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 1 2021 close 21 February 2021

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

Artificial intelligence is driving digital disruption, with new technology helping redefine many industries. Many companies are looking to take advantage of recent advances in artificial intelligence, which is creating a large demand for skilled professionals around the globe.

Deakin’s Graduate Certificate of Applied Artificial Intelligence provides IT professionals with foundational knowledge of artificial intelligence and the skills necessary to design and develop advanced solutions using artificial intelligence.

You will gain hands-on experience in the development of software solutions and the use and development of artificial intelligence. Our world-leading research in artificial intelligence feed directly into our classrooms, meaning that you’ll be learning at the cutting edge of industry expectations and capabilities.

As a graduate you will have a thorough understanding of the design, development, and operation of software solutions involving artificial intelligence.

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Course structure

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Artificial Intelligence, students must attain 4 credit points (part-time over 1 year) as detailed below.

The course comprises a total of 4 credit points, which must include the following:

  • 3 credit points of core units
  • 1 credit point Level 7 SIT elective unit (excluding SIT771, SIT772, SIT773 and SIT774)
  • completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit)

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

Core

  • Academic Integrity
  • Machine Learning
  • Mathematics for Artificial Intelligence
  • Analytics for Security and Privacy
  • Plus one level 7 SIT elective unit (one credit point)

    Key information

    Award granted
    Graduate Certificate of Artificial Intelligence
    Year

    2021 course information

    Deakin code
    S536
    Level
    Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
    Approval status

    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

    Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition

    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
      • Cloud Campus

    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – Please note that due to Australian Government regulations, student visas to enter Australia cannot be issued to students who enrol in Deakin’s Cloud Campus.

    Mandatory student checks

    Any unit which contains work-integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, working with children check or other check. Refer to the relevant unit guide.

    Workload

    You can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week, with units requiring on average 150 hours of study per credit point. This could include classes, seminars, practicals, studios and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. In additional to scheduled activities, you will need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Participation requirements

    Elective units may be selected that include compulsory placements, work-based training, community-based learning and collaborative research training arrangements.

    Work experience

    You will have an opportunity to undertake a discipline-specific internship placement as part of your course. deakin.edu.au/sebe/wil.

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    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

    • Bachelor degree in related discipline,OR
    • Bachelor degree in any discipline AND two years relevant work experience, OR
    • Graduate Certificate of Information Technology or equivalent, OR
    • evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.
     

    Recognition of prior learning

    Deakin aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations.

    Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course with Deakin, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed with Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning Page which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin degree and how to apply for credit.

    Recognition of Prior Learning may be granted to applicants based on prior studies and/or equivalent industry experience.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)?
    Not applicable

    The available fee places for this course are detailed above. Not all courses at Deakin have Commonwealth supported places available.

    The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year as they started. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning.

    One year full-time study load is typically represented by four credit points of study for Graduate Certificates. Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together four credit points of a typical combination of units for your course.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

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    A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.

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    Postgraduate bursary

    If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your Immediate Family Members may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.

    Learn more about Deakin’s 15% postgraduate bursary

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    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Application Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Need more information on how to apply?

    For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.

    Entry pathways

    Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate of Artificial Intelligence you could use the credit points you’ve earned to enter into further study, including:

    Master of Applied Artificial Intelligence

    Master of Applied Artificial Intelligence (Professional)

    Contact information

    Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
    School of Information Technology
    deakin.edu.au/information-technology

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    Are you looking to apply for this course or would like further information?
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    Why choose Deakin

    Career outcomes

    Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Applied Artificial Intelligence will be able to engage effectively with specialists in the area of artificial intelligence.

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

    Develop a broad knowledge of the technologies of artificial intelligence.

    Communication

    Prepare a range of technical and user-oriented documentation using adequate structure, terminology.

    Digital literacy

    Identify, select and use a range of digital technologies and tools to generate, manage and share digital resources associated with advanced artificial intelligence concepts and solutions.

    Critical thinking

    In assessing complex artificial intelligence scenarios, critically evaluate arguments, hypothesis, systems and proposals to identify basic statements.

    In assessing complex artificial intelligence scenarios, locate ambiguity and vagueness in arguments, requirements, and proposals to determine if ideas are reasonable, and identify information that may be contradictory, omitted, or not collected.

    In assessing complex artificial intelligence scenarios, apply judgement in evaluating ideas, associated reasoning, and available evidence to arrive at conclusions that are valid.

    Problem solving

    Apply technical skills, knowledge and techniques to identify and define complex problems utilising advanced artificial intelligence.

    Apply expert, specialised technical skills and knowledge in modelling methods and processes to understand problems, handle abstraction and design novel artificial intelligence solutions.

    Approved by Faculty Board 27 June 2019

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