Duration
Full-time: Varies
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2025 Semester One – 3 March
2026 Semester One – 2 March
Available locations
City
Points
120 or 180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught options available

Programme overview

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly impacting society – and we expect that impact to grow as developments speed up.
The Master of Artificial Intelligence is designed to meet the needs of both developers and researchers who want to improve the capability of AI systems.
You will be able to fulfil the demands of the global job market with the essential knowledge, skills, and experience. So take your place on the exciting AI frontier, helping to shape and even revolutionise our world.

For general student enquiries, please contact our Science student support advisers
 

Programme structure

Master of Artificial Intelligence 120 points
Requirements:

60 points: COMPSCI 712, 713, 714, INFOSYS 703
At least 15 points from: COMPSCI 703, 764, 769 or COMPSYS 726
30 points: COMPSCI 792 Research Project or COMPSCI 779 Internship or ENGGEN 794 Research Project
Up to 15 points from: COMPSCI 705, 720, 732, 734, 750–753, 760–762, 765, 767, 773, COMPSYS 726, COMPSYS 731, 732, DIGIHLTH 701, 703, 704, 706, ELECTENG 722, ENGGEN 730, 743, ENGSCI 760, GEOG 761, INFOGOV 704, INFOSYS 722, PHIL 745, STATS 762, 769, 782, 784


Master of Artificial Intelligence 180 points
Requirements:

60 points: COMPSCI 712, 713, 714, INFOSYS 703
At least 15 points from: COMPSCI 703, 764, 769 or COMPSYS 726
Up to 45 points from: COMPSCI 760, 761, 762, 765, 767, 773, COMPSYS 726, 731, 732, ELECTENG 722, ENGGEN 730 or 743
Either
15 points: ENGGEN 769
30 points: COMPSCI 792 Research Project or ENGGEN 794 Research Project
A further 15 points from: COMPSCI 705, 720, 732, 734, 750-753, DIGIHLTH 701, 703, 704, 706, ENGSCI 760, GEOG 761, INFOGOV 704, INFOSYS 722, PHIL 745, STATS 762, 769, 782, 784 or courses listed elsewhere in this schedule
Or
30 points: COMPSCI 779 Internship
A further 30 points from: COMPSCI 705, 720, 732, 734, 750-753, DIGIHLTH 701, 703, 704, 706, ENGSCI 760, GEOG 761, INFOGOV 704, INFOSYS 722, PHIL 745, STATS 762, 769, 782, 784 or courses listed elsewhere in this schedule

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Subjects available in this programme

  • Artificial Intelligence
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

2024 entry requirements

Programme requirements

The MAI (180 point pathway) will accept students with the Degree of Bachelor of Science with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II.

The MAI (120 point pathway) will accept graduates with a Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours), Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in 120 points above Stage III.
 

Further programme requirements

PGCert or PGDip

Alternatively, a student may enter after having passed 60 points in the Postgraduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence or Postgraduate Diploma in Artificial Intelligence from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher, provided that the postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma has not been awarded.

In exceptional circumstances, the Programme Director may approve the admission of a student who has extensive, relevant, practical, professional or scholarly experience deemed equivalent to the admission requirements.
 

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Master of Artificial Intelligence cost per year?

2024 fees

Domestic students
NZ*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of per point, estimated at for full-time study ( points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Start dates

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Other important dates

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Where could this programme take you?

As AI technologies continue to advance and become integrated into various sectors, the demand for skilled professionals in this field is growing rapidly. The sector offers a range of career opportunities for individuals with the right skills and expertise.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Artificial intelligence engineer
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Data engineer
  • Natural language processing engineer
  • Data mining analyst
  • Big data engineer/architect
  • Research scientist
  • Researcher

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