Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2025 Semester One – 3 March
2026 Semester One – 2 March
Available locations
City
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly impacting society, and that impact is expected to grow as developments speed up.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Artificial Intelligence is designed to meet the needs of both developers and researchers who want to improve the capability of AI systems.
You’ll develop the essential knowledge, skills and experience to take your place on the exciting AI frontier, helping to revolutionise and shape our world.

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

Programme structure

Requirements:
60 points: COMPSCI 712, 713, 714, INFOSYS 703
60 points from: COMPSCI 703, 705, 720, 732, 734, 750–753, 760, 761, 762, 764, 765, 767, 769, 773, COMPSYS 726, 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
 

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 PGDipAI will accept students with the Degree of Bachelor of Science or another relevant undergraduate degree from this University with a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II.
Also accepted will be 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

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 Postgraduate Diploma in 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 is growing rapidly. The PGDipAI opens a range of career opportunities by equipping you 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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