Master of Artificial Intelligence

  • Effective from: 2020
  • Approved Abbreviation: MArtifIntel
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 3765
  • AQF Level: 9

CRICOS Code: 0101783

This program applies to students who commenced in 2020 or later.

The Master of Artificial Intelligence provides students with a broad range of Artificial Intelligence (AI) topics ranging from foundations to state-of-the-art technologies and applications. Students will learn how AI is driving digital disruption, how to work in this dynamic and fast evolving field, and how it is changing every facet of life and society. This program focuses on the most important and up to date AI topics and trends including but not limited to: knowledge representation and reasoning, machine learning, natural language understanding and processing, knowledge graphs, AI ethics and governance as well as relevant specialisation areas in computing and data sciences.

Study Mode

Two years full-time or four years part-time.

Program Advice

Professor Yan Zhang

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal See above


Accreditation of the Master of Artificial Intelligence will be sought from the Australian Computer Society in late 2021 to coincide with the completion of the degree by the first cohort of graduates. The program is designed to meet the guidelines of the Australian Computer Society.

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline.  This program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this program.  Please contact the Program Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the link below for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students


Minimum admission requirements to this program are that applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

Additional Information

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Program Structure

Students must complete twelve 10 credit point core subjects (total of 120 credit points).

Subject Title Credit Points
INFO 7002Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence10
COMP 7019Applied Machine Learning10
COMP 7020Artificial Intelligence Ethics and Organisations10
COMP 7003Big Data10
COMP 7007Information Security Management10
COMP 7021Knowledge Representation and Reasoning10
COMP 7022Natural Language Understanding10
COMP 7013Network Technologies10
INFO 7016Postgraduate Project A10
INFO 7017Postgraduate Project B10
COMP 7025Social Media Intelligence10
COMP 7016Visualisation10

Additional Requirement

Subject Title Credit Points
INFO 7004ICT Practicum0

Students must also choose between a program-specific testamur major, or complete 40 credit points of subjects selected from any major for a generic award (total 40 credit points).

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
COMP 7025 Social Media Intelligence 10
COMP 7022 Natural Language Understanding 10
COMP 7019 Applied Machine Learning 10
COMP 7003 Big Data 10
At this point, students can exit with a Graduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence  
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 7021 Knowledge Representation and Reasoning 10
INFO 7002 Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence 10
COMP 7020 Artificial Intelligence Ethics and Organisations 10
Select one subject from your Major or an Alternate subject for the generic award. 10
At this point, students can exit with a Graduate Diploma in Artificial Intelligence  
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
COMP 7007 Information Security Management 10
COMP 7016 Visualisation 10
INFO 7016 Postgraduate Project A 10
Select one subject from your Major or an Alternate subject for the generic award. 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 7013 Network Technologies 10
INFO 7017 Postgraduate Project B 10
Select two subjects from your Major or two Alternate subjects for the generic award. 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points160

Additional Requirement

Subject Title Credit Points
INFO 7004ICT Practicum0

Alternate Subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
INFO 7014Advanced Topics in Cybersecurity10
COMP 7002Advanced Topics in Networking10
INFO 7003Advanced Topics in User System Interaction10
INFO 7015Applied Cybersecurity10
INFO 7018Cloud Systems Development10
COMP 7004Cloud Computing10
HUMN 7012Cyber Justice (PG)10
COMP 7006Data Science10
COMM 7003Foundations of Media Arts Production (PG)10
CULT 7004Global Digital Futures10
COMP 7008Internet of Things10
COMP 7011Multimedia Communication Systems10
COMM 7009Mobile Media10
COMP 7009Mobile Computing10
COMP 7023Predictive Analytics10
COMP 7024Programming for Data Science10
COMM 7011Researching Convergent Media10
INFS 7008Systems and Network Security10
INFS 7006Software Testing and Automation10
MATH 7016The Nature of Data10
INFO 7013Web Engineering10
COMP 7017Wireless Networking10

Equivalent Subjects 

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in 2021 or earlier.  

MATH 7011 Predictive Analytics, replaced by  COMP 7023 Predictive Analytics


Exit Awards

Students may exit with the 3766 - Graduate Diploma in Artificial Intelligence (80 credit points) or 3767 - Graduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence (40 credit points) on completion of the relevant subjects as specified in the program structure. Please refer to the links below for details.

Graduate Diploma in Artificial Intelligence

Graduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence

Replaced Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in 2020 or earlier.

Core subjects

ENGR 7014 Master Project 1, no longer offered as part of this program
ENGR 7015 Master Project 2,
 no longer offered as part of this program

Alternate subject

INFO 7008 - Modern Software Architectures, replaced by INFO 7018 Cloud Systems Development