Graduate Certificate of Artificial Intelligence for Business

Postgraduate coursework

Deakin's Graduate Certificate of Artificial Intelligence for Business provides students with knowledge and skills to introduce AI thinking into a business organisation.

Key facts

Duration

1 year part-time

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 1 2022 close 20 February 2022

Current Deakin Students

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

Course information

The business landscape is changing rapidly with the advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Cognitive automation, business process automation, robotics, (augmented) virtual reality, machine learning, and big data analytics are fast becoming highly sought-after areas of expertise. There's an increasing push for business professionals to improve digital skills relating to AI, sharpen soft skills and invest in transferable skills to meet the growing demand in the market for AI solutions to business problems.

This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to introduce AI thinking into a business organisation. You'll learn to formulate ethically responsible AI-driven business strategies, and use existing commercial AI software in contexts including marketing, supply chain management and finance. You'll also gain the opportunity to explore challenges and pitfalls of using existing commercial AI software in business contexts.

The course comprises 4 credit points of study. Course duration is 1 year part-time equivalent.

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Course structure

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Artificial Intelligence for Business, students must attain a total of 4 credit points of core units and completion of the compulsory 0-credit point module, MAI010 Academic Integrity Module.

Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

Core units

  • Digital Transformation of Supply Chains
  • Artificial Intelligence for Accounting and Finance
  • Artificial Intelligence for Business
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Compulsory 0-credit point module

    To be completed in the first trimester of study:-

  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Graduate Certificate of Artificial Intelligence for Business
    Year

    2022 course information

    Deakin code
    M553
    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:

      Burwood (Melbourne)

      Cloud (online)

       

      *Part-time study only in Trimester 1

    Trimester 2* - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:

      Burwood (Melbourne)

      Cloud (online)

      *Part-time study only in Trimester 2

    This course is not available to international students studying onshore in Australia.

    Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 is part-time study only.

    Workload

    There is an expectation that the students will undertake at least 150 hours of learning and assessment activities per Deakin credit point.

    Work experience

    This course does not require students to undertake formal work integrated learning units.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Minimum admission requirements:

    • Bachelor degree or higher, OR
    • two years of relevant work experience, OR
    • evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

    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.

    Recognition of prior learning

    The University 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 at Deakin University, 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 at Deakin.

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

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

    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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    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Deakin 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.

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    Entry pathways

    This course acts as a pathway to any Deakin Business School Coursework Masters degree that has provision for a minimum of four credit points of electives or for a Faculty-wide specialisation to be taken as part of its structure.

    Further study options

    This course acts as a pathway to any Deakin Business School Coursework Masters degree that has provision for a minimum of four credit points of electives or for a Faculty-wide specialisation to be taken as part of its structure.

    Contact information

    Prospective students:
    Prospective Student Enquiry Centre
    1800 693 888
    myfuture@deakin.edu.au

    Current students:
    Student Services Network
    61 3 9244 6555
    buslaw@deakin.edu.au

    Careers

    Career outcomes

    This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to succeed as business professionals, in their jobs in the future, which increasingly are being transformed by artificial intelligence. All business professionals need skills and knowledge in using and evaluating artificial intelligence software to augment their work in job markets ranging from marketing, accounting, finance, supply chain management and other fields.

    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.

    Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
    Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

    Apply broad and integrated knowledge of artificial intelligence concepts and existing software, to research, identify and justify solutions for organisation and social contexts

    Communication Communicate complex considerations in oral and written form on the use and impact of existing artificial intelligence software to non-specialist audiences in organisation and social contexts
    Digital literacy

    Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award

    Critical thinking Analyse and evaluate competing academic, professional and/or stakeholder issues when analysing complex organisation and social contexts where existing artificial intelligence software is being considered
    Problem solving

    Identify and define organisational problems, formulate, evaluate alternatives, and recommend suitable artificial intelligence solutions based on organisational and societal needs

    Self-management Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award
    Teamwork Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award
    Global citizenship

    Apply ethical, social and environmental responsibility frameworks to illustrate the benefits and impact the use of artificial intelligence solutions has in organisational and societal contexts

    *2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
    #ARWU Rankings 2019
    ~According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey
    ^Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019 winner
    ^^Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)