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Master of Software Engineering (Artificial Intelligence, Advanced)

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Master of Software Engineering Artificial Intelligence

What is a Master of Software Engineering in Artificial Intelligence, Advanced?

A Master of Software Engineering (Artificial Intelligence, Advanced) is for experienced software engineers looking to significantly deepen their knowledge and pursue specialist careers in the field of AI. It covers advanced software engineering techniques, challenging the foundational principles of the discipline and exploring the boundaries of software design.

While the course is founded on strong traditional and cutting-edge software engineering know-how, such as programming, maths and statistical knowledge, you’ll also investigate ethics, social responsibility and cognitive psychology throughout your studies. The Master of Software Engineering (Artificial Intelligence, Advanced) is tailored to your unique needs and creative challenges. You’ll have the opportunity to investigate advanced software engineering techniques, challenge the foundational principles of your chosen discipline and explore the boundaries of software design. Under the expert guidance of one-on-one professional mentors and our industry-leading faculty, you’ll identify and solve complex artificial intelligence software engineering problems.

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Learning outcomes

  • Master and combine cognitive, technical and creative skills.
  • Investigate advanced software engineering techniques.
  • Explore and question the foundational principles of your field.
  • Master data science, machine learning and deep learning skills.
  • Push the boundaries of software design in search of game-changing advances.
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IBM Academic Initiative Partner

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, Adelaide, Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
2 years full time
Start date
20 Feb 2023
05 Jun 2023
18 Sep 2023
Fees

This is an AQF Level 9 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Master industry-standard software
Explore advanced software engineering techniques and the boundaries of software design.

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Work-Integrated Learning
Gain practical experience working with clients on industry briefs as part of your course.

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Flexible study options
Customise your course so you can study online, on campus or a combination of both.
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Career opportunities

We’ve designed this course to address the needs of a rapidly evolving field. On graduation, you’ll be a global leader in AI, equipped to take on the most challenging projects, manage and inspire teams, and make a major contribution to your industry.

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
  • Software Developer
    Average salary: $95,000 - $140,000
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Subjects and units

This course comprises of seven core subjects, four specialisation subjects and two elective subjects.

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

Capstone project: six hours facilitated study and 14 hours self-directed study per week.

Major project (Advanced): 12 hours facilitated study and 28 hours self-directed study per week.

 

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Electives

Requirements

Complete seven core subjects. Additionally, you’re required to select one elective from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Software Engineering Principles | SEP401
  • Human Centred Design | HCD402
  • Secure by Design | SBD403
  • Software Development Management | SDM404
  • Mathematical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence | MFA501
  • Research Methodologies | REM502
  • Intelligence Systems | ISY503

Requirements

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

Core subjects

  • Machine Learning | MLN601
  • Deep Learning | DLE602
  • Technology - Work Integrated Learning | TWL604
  • Advanced Technology - Work Integrated Learning | ATW606

Requirements

Choose two electives. 

Elective subjects

  • Cloud Computing Fundamentals | CCF501
  • DevOps Tools | DOT503
  • User Experience Design | DID602A
  • Design Identity | DSGN6026
  • Design Context | DSGN6027
  • Design Futures | DSGN6028
  • Cybersecurity Principles and Organisational Practice | CPO442
  • Software Fortress and Web Protection | SFW541
  • Business Environment | MGT501 
  • Business Communications | MGT502
  • Management, People and Teams | MGT600
  • Dynamic Leadership | MGT601
  • Business Decision Analytics | MGT602
  • Systems Thinking | MGT603
  • Principles of Project Management | PROJ6000
  • Project Planning and Budgeting | PROJ6002
  • Organisational Behaviour and People Management | PROJ6006

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 a capstone or major project

Engage with industry throughout your course as you complete a major project or capstone, gaining advanced practical experience in your field of study.
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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.

AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above from an Australian University in a relevant field of study

3 years professional experience in software development

AND A discipline specific portfolio 

AND A recommendation letter from 2 employers

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

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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 bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study or equivalent and
Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) 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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