Artificial intelligence


Artificial intelligence (AI) is driving digital disruption and enabling us to utilise the power of machines for intelligent automation. Study at Deakin and gain the skills to develop solutions with AI at the forefront in both a technical and human perspective.

Career opportunities

Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers exciting job prospects for students as more industries spend time and money on improving what they do through learned behaviour and operating efficiencies. This is, in turn, creating a large demand for skilled professionals in this space.

Graduates will have the specialist knowledge and be equipped to work on the design, development and operation of software solutions involving AI across a broad range of industry sectors. You may find employment in roles such as:

  • machine learning engineer
  • AI product manager
  • data scientist
  • AI engineer
  • AI technology software engineer
  • computer vision engineer
  • data analyst
  • AI ethicist
  • AI architect.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Australia's first dedicated AI degree

Study at Deakin University and gain the specialist skills and knowledge to develop cutting-edge, AI-driven software solutions.

Secure your future career with AI

The emergence of intelligent systems such as driverless cars and smart digital assistants require skilled AI professionals to create and develop them. The number of jobs emerging in the AI space is increasing each year and will enable productivity increases for most industries across the globe.

Modern facilities with the latest technology

In our regularly updated facilities and fully equipped computer labs, you'll access the latest software and technologies. Our Robotics and Internet of Things (RiOT) studio has the latest in computing, robotics and cyber-physical systems. You'll also have access to professional software products, such as programming IDEs, VR and content development systems.

Gain practical experience

Get an edge in the job market through hands-on experience with up-to-date technologies that are backed by sound training in fundamental concepts, models and methods. Our courses include a work placement or internship, allowing you to apply what you learn in a professional environment and develop crucial professional networks.

Research with us

The School of Information Technology aims to benefit society by generating new fundamental knowledge, training tomorrow's technology leaders and advancing industry technologies to maintain a competitive edge. Our research develops your skills and, with our expert staff supervising you, you'll be on the right path to a successful career.

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Industry connections

Close industry partnerships

We recognise the importance of maintaining strong industry links and being closely aligned with the IT industry. IT representatives from leading corporate industries and the government sector guide our curriculum and teaching programs, keeping our courses current and relevant to industry needs, which is key in a sector where change is constant.

Artificial intelligence students are able to undertake industry-based or industry-driven projects during their degree. Deakin also hosts guest speakers from key industry partners on a regular basis, keeping you up to date with industry trends as well as providing important networking opportunities.

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