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Bachelor of Software Engineering (Artificial Intelligence)

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Bachelor of Software Engineering Artificial Intelligence

What is a Bachelor of Software Engineering in Artificial Intelligence?

A Bachelor of Software Engineering (Artificial Intelligence) provides the technical abilities and core soft skills required for a career in AI. You’ll cover topics including machine learning, computer vision and speech recognition, as well as concepts like future thinking and market insights. You’ll build a suite of skills and experience that will prepare you for a career as an AI-expert developer.

This course offers a range of technical subjects with a focus on the major areas of AI – from natural language processing to robotics. You’ll identify and solve complex artificial intelligence software engineering problems and develop skills that are increasingly the mainstay of software engineering. The course is founded on strong traditional and cutting-edge software engineering know-how, such as programming, maths and statistical knowledge, as well as ethics, social responsibility and cognitive psychology. Working in teams, you’ll develop collaboration, negotiation and research skills that you’ll take with you to the professional environment.

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Learning outcomes

  • Explore different models for pattern recognition.
  • Master the fundamentals of machine learning.
  • Discover the many important uses of data mining and visualisation.
  • Work with natural language processing and speech recognition.
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Our courses are developed in collaboration with IBM, providing access to select software, courseware and key student resources.

Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Melbourne, Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
3 years full time, 6 years part time, 2 years accelerated
Start date
20 Feb 2023
05 Jun 2023
18 Sep 2023
Fees

This is an AQF Level 7 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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With the option to study full or part time and all your course materials online, you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle.

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Gain practical experience working with clients on industry briefs as part of your course.
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Career opportunities

You’ll graduate with the in-demand skills of AI, design thinking, project and time management, interpersonal communication, ready to lead teams yourself and manage exciting creative AI projects - anywhere in the world.

Potential career paths

  • Machine Learning Engineer
    Average salary: $122,000 - $195,000
  • Software Engineer
    Average salary: $100,000 - $160,000
  • Systems Architect
    Average salary: $115,000 - $151,000
  • Data Engineer
    Average salary: $100,000 - $160,000
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Subjects and units

This course comprises of 11 core subjects, eight specialisation subjects and three elective subjects.

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising three hours of facilitated study and seven hours self-directed study.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Electives

Requirements

Complete five core subjects and two specialised subjects. Additionally, you’re required to select one elective from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Maths 1 | MAT101
  • Introduction to Software Engineering | ISE102
  • Concepts in Artificial Intelligence | CAI104
  • Algorithms and Data Structures (Pre-requisite ISE102) | ADS103
  • Microservices Architecture (Pre-requisite ISE102) | MSA106
  • Probabilities and Statistics | PST107
  • Introduction to Computer Graphics | ICG202

Requirements

Complete five core subjects and two specialised subjects. Additionally, you’re required to select one elective from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Introduction to Data Science | IDS201
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence | AAI202
  • Networking and Database Systems | NDS203
  • Classification and Regression | CLR204
  • Project Based Learning Studio: Technology | PBT205
  • Human Centred Design | HCD206
  • Creative Enterprises | CEN207

Requirements

Complete one core subject and four specialised subjects. Additionally, you’re required to select one elective from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Machine Learning Principles | MLP301
  • Data Mining and Visualisation | DMV302
  • Natural Language Processing and Speech Recognition | NLP303
  • Deep Learning | DLE305
  • Advanced Technology - Work Integrated Learning | ATW306

Requirements

Choose three electives.

Elective subjects

  • Introduction to Cloud Computing | ICC104
  • Introduction to DevOps | IDO107
  • Interaction Design | DIG103A
  • Typography 2 | CDT101A
  • Data Visualisation | CIN100A
  • Customer Experience Management | BIZ104
  • Marketing Fundamentals | MKT101A
  • Game Design Principles | GDP102
  • Game Production Foundation | GPF104
  • Interpersonal Communication | COU101A
  • Human Development Across the Lifespan (F2F & Online) | COU103A
  • Understanding Societies: An Introduction to Social Analysis | SOC102A
  • Quantitative Analysis | STAT2000
  • Understanding Advertising | MKT102A
  • Foundations of Information Systems | MIS100
  • Principles of Accounting | COMR2008
  • Principles of Economics | ECON2002
  • Principles of Finance | FINA2006
  • Design Thinking 1 | CDT200A
  • Interface Development 1 | DID200A
  • Project Management | MGT201A
  • Financial Accounting | ACCT2000
  • Eonomics | ECO201
  • Message, Meaning, Media | CDC200A
  • Business Information Systems | COMR2002
  • Game Studies | GST201
  • Portfolio Development | DIG301A
  • Business by Design | CDC301A
  • Marketing Strategy | MKT301A
  • Organisational Creativity and Innovation | BIZ301
  • Ethics and Sustainability | MGT301A
  • Culture of Change | CDC300A
  • Brand and Product Management | MKT304A
  • WEL303A Human Rights and Social Advocacy
  • Inspiration to Implementation | CDT301A

Technology

Learn with industry standard technologies

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Industry partners and work placements

The big difference at Torrens University Australia is that you’ll start working in the design industry from day one – gaining valuable experience, learning from industry professionals and making industry connections.
Complete an industry brief or internship

Engage with industry throughout your course as you complete an industry brief or internship, gaining valuable work experience in your dream field.
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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about Design and Creative Technology, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of Design and Creative Technology scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the Design and Creative Technology industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your course application, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent

OR Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above

OR Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification

OR Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your course application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements below.

Australian Year 12 or equivalent and
Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

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