Undergraduate

Artificial Intelligence

Studying Artificial Intelligence will equip you with the skills and knowledge to understand, evaluate, design and implement artificial intelligence systems.
92
ATAR
4
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career opportunities

As organisations around the world implement and expand machine learning and AI to enhance business efficiency, the demand for AI specialists continues to grow in roles including AI Engineer, Business Intelligence Developer and many more.

Fees and scholarships

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Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.

Mathematics requirement

This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.

WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Methods ATAR

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

The Bachelor of Advanced Computer  Science (Artificial Intelligence) will equip you with the skills and knowledge to understand, evaluate, design and implement artificial intelligence systems. You will study the philosophical context for AI in real-world applications, and get hands-on practice in contemporary AI, from knowledge representation to deep learning, developing in-demand skills and leadership qualities.

About the course

You’ll learn tools and techniques to develop and use artificial intelligence systems make a significant contribution to communities, the success of organisations and the global economy. You will study the philosophical, legal and ethical context for AI in real-world applications.  Working alongside inspiring researchers and industry, you’ll get hands-on practice in in a variety of contemporary artificial intelligence techniques, from knowledge representation to deep learning, developing in-demand skills and leadership qualities for an exciting career in AI.
Artificial Intelligence

Quick Details

STATUS
  • Available 2021
LOCATIONS
  • Perth (Crawley Campus)
ATTENDANCE
  • Full-time, part-time
DELIVERY
  • On-campus
STARTING DATES
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
WEEKLY CONTACT TIME
  • 16-25' teaching time, plus your own study time
LEVEL OF STUDY
  • Undergraduate
FULL-TIME /PART-TIME DURATION
  • 4 years (BACS[Hons]), 4 years (BPhil[Hons])
DEGREES COURSE IS AVAILABLE IN
  • Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science (Honours), BPhil
FACULTY
  • Faculty of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences
TISC CODE
  • UWACH

Why study this course

  • You’ll be in high demand in the rapidly expanding artificial intelligence industry. Artificial Intelligence Specialist was the number- one emerging job on LinkedIn in 2020
  • AI and machine learning is valued at every level of business, from high-level decision making to operations, and you’ll have a wide choice of career paths – AI skills are in high demand in consulting companies, higher education, engineering design and consulting services, software publishing, computer system design, resource sector and financial services
  • You’ll be able to transform organisations and industries by leading the integration of AI to improve processes, efficiencies and quality so we work smarter, not harder

You'll learn to

  • understand, evaluate, design and implement artificial intelligence systems
  • implement contemporary artificial intelligence techniques, from knowledge representation, to deeplearning, developing in-demand skills and leadership qualities for an exciting career in AI
  • apply the legal, ethical, social and philosophical context for AI technologies to real-world settings
  • work effectively as a team member and a leader for practical AI projects
  • extend knowledge in artificial intelligence through research, experimentation and analysis

EZONE

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"The immense disruptive power of AI has significant social implications, so it is critical that people who build these systems understand the ethical and moral responsibilities associated with AI. In this degree you will not only learn to build AI systems; you will also study the ethics of artificial intelligence and digital technologies."

Dr Tim French - Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

"Artificial Intelligence is enabling one of the greatest industrial transformations of our time. AI's ability to automatically process and learn from large volumes of data impacts every part of our lives, and is powering a technological revolution, from remotely operated mine sites and automatically optimised supply chains, to voice assistants and Netflix recommendations.

The field of artificial intelligence is about designing software systems that can behave intelligently, by recognising objects in an image, understanding what people are saying, or making a plan to achieve a goal. 

The immense disruptive power of AI has significant social implications, so it is critical that people who build these systems understand the ethical and moral responsibilities associated with AI. In this degree you will not only learn to build AI systems; you will also study the ethics of artificial intelligence and digital technologies.    In this degree you will create software agents that can play competitive games, design machine learning platforms that can interpret images and text, and build autonomous systems that interact intelligently with people."

Dr Tim French - Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Student Clubs

UWA has a range of clubs for you to join and take part in. 

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Course Structure

Our Artificial Intelligence course is designed to offer you a thorough understanding of AI systems. 
Level 1
  • CITS1001 Software Engineering with Java
  • CITS1003 Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python
  • CITS1402 Relational Database Management Systems
  • CITS2002 Systems Programming
  • PHIL1001 Justice and Contemporary Ethics
 
Level 2
  • CITS2200 Data Structures and Algorithms
  • CITS2211 Discrete Structures
  • CITS3001 Algorithms, Agents and Artificial Intelligence
  • CITS3002 Computer Networks
  • PHIL2001 Bioethics
 
Level 3
  • CITS3005 Knowledge Representation
  • CITS3007 Secure Coding
  • CITS3200 Professional Computing
  • CITS3403 Agile Web Development
  • CITS4402 Computer Vision
  • CITS4403 Computational Modelling

 

Plus one of the following:

  • PHIL3003 Moral Theory
  • SCIE2100 Social Responsibility in Action
 
Level 4 (Honours)
  • CITS4010 Computer Science Honours Research Project Part 1
  • CITS4011 Computer Science Honours Research Project Part 2
  • CITS4012 Natural Language Processing
  • CITS4404 Artificial Intelligence and Adaptive Systems
  • CITS5017 Deep Learning
  • CITS5508 Machine Learning

Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for this degree.

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Admission entry pathways

UWA offers a number of admission entry pathways for domestic and international students to be able to study with us. If your results do not qualify you for standard entry into the University, check our Admission entry pathways for one that suits you.

 

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