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Engineering for the future

Preparing graduates for new ways of working
The emergence of new technology has caused a surge in demand for graduates skilled in AI, cyber-security and big data. Our new degrees provide hands-on experience and give students the tools needed to meet the challenges of this technology-driven future.

The rise of artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data has disrupted the way we live and work. With new technologies constantly emerging, and filtering through to our daily lives, the need for graduates skilled in these fields has become paramount across all industries.

We’ve developed new degrees and specialisations to address this demand. From majors rooted in understanding AI, to courses unpacking the infrastructure needed to create truly smart cities, our new degrees are focused on preparing our students for the future of work.

Intelligent Information Engineering

When it comes to the application of data, information engineers are relying more and more on AI in order to make our cars, homes and workplaces smarter than ever. Our new specialisation, Intelligent Information Engineering, focuses on application orientated data science, training engineers to use AI across a range of applications, including advanced manufacturing, automatic driving, 5G, and virtual reality. The new major is unique in the way that it bridges the gap between software engineering, data science, and AI. This will allow students to work across all industries by developing their specialised technical knowledge in information engineering.

Cybersecurity

The digital revolution has created new frontiers of information that influence almost every aspect of our lives. But does cyberspace also threaten our security? Our cybersecurity specialisations introduce students to the field of mobile and network security and explore how we can be ready for the next generation of cybersecurity threats, which are driven by artificial intelligence. From fake app detection and authentication, to the exciting ways cybersecurity is being defined in the age of AI, this major gives students an understanding of the technical and political concepts that are necessary to be ahead of cybersecurity in the digital age. This major is available within the within the Master of Information Technology and Master of Information Technology Management.

Data Science

In a world where data is more readily available than ever, machine learning is revolutionising the way we understand that data. Data science is essential for investigating and extracting big data in a smarter way, enabling informed analysis and policymaking. Data science also enables artificial intelligence and machine learning, technologies that are being used across all industries, including medicine and finance. Our data science specialisation, available in the advanced computing, engineering and science degrees, teaches students to draw meaningful knowledge from data in order to drive strategic decision making.

Master of Transport

The Master of Transport is Australia’s first interdisciplinary degree connecting engineering, urban planning, and business management to study the history and future of transport. Looking closely at how the way we live, work and travel has changed over time, the degree examines global cities and their transport networks, including the London Underground, Sydney’s trams, and US highways. In the age of electric, autonomous, and shared vehicles, the Master of Transport is designed to give graduates the skills needed to pursue career in the ever-growing global transport sector.


Whether you want to gain new professional qualifications, change your career direction or pursue a personal ambition, our programs will prepare you for a global career in the fourth industrial revolution. Head to our course pages to find out more.

17 September 2019

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