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New Master of Information Technology Artificial Intelligence offers hands-on learning to be ready for a career working with AI.

Charles Darwin University (CDU) has launched a new Master of Information Technology (Artificial Intelligence). 

The two-year program focuses on artificial intelligence (AI) and its effects on the modern world, combining theory with practical activities that will give students the opportunity to network and learn from industry leaders. 

The course will allow students to broaden their understanding of informational technology systems and be prepared for the ever-changing industry. The program explores a range of artificial intelligence concepts and includes either a research component or an industry placement. 

CDU Sydney Associate Professor Information Technology and AI expert Niusha Shafiabady is just one of the industry experts’ students will be able to learn from. Associate Professor Shafiabady said the course relates to understanding the multitude of AI applications and dives deeper into the background of computer science, information systems and the technology used to create them.

AI is everywhere, and it has countless applications, the CDU Master of Information Technology (Artificial Intelligence) will equip our students to understand the different applications AI can be used, how to help create these systems and how to implement them,” she said. 

“This course will allow students to learn how to solve real world problems using AI, as well as work with current industry applications.”

CDU Senior Lecturer Information Technology and Course Coordinator Bharanidharan Shanmugam said this master’s has been designed for students from a range of backgrounds not just IT, the course units are structured in a way that builds a foundation of knowledge. 

“The first block is really looking at the foundational elements of information systems and AI. Asa student progresses in the course those units become more advanced, this also allows students with previous IT backgrounds to apply for advanced standing and shorten their study time,” he said.

With units ranging from Principals of Software Systems to Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms this course can open the door to many potential careers in Information Technology and AI, across several industries including IT, Business, science and health.  During their study students will have the option to produce a thesis or take up a professional experience where they’ll be placed with a live company to deal with all the AI problem solving. 

“By offering this hands-on learning experience it gives students a chance to test their knowledge and to understand what a career in AI would look like, and offers a pathway into the industry,” Mr Shanmugam said.

The Master of Information Technology (Artificial Intelligence) is being offered online across Australia with face-to-face classes in Sydney and Darwin offering flexibility to suit your individual needs. This course is currently being accredited by the Australian Computing Society (ACS) and will meet world AI standards. 

Applications for Semester 1 are open until February 23, contact CDU to start planning your future. 

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