MC271 - Master of Artificial Intelligence

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Plan: MC271VRI - Master of Artificial Intelligence
Campus: RMIT University Vietnam


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Master of Artificial Intelligence
Award abbreviation: Master of AI
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Location: Vietnam, Saigon Campus
Owning school: Computing Technologies (175H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 020119
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Master of Artificial Intelligence program is designed for non-computing graduates with good grades in their first university degree and/or recent industry experience in a non-computing field. Your background may range from having few computing skills, to having a partial or less "hands-on" software-oriented computer science background.

This program provides breadth of high-level computing knowledge as well as depth in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the design and implementation of AI Systems. We are in an era of rapid technological change which will increasingly see AI computer systems involved in decision making processes in diverse areas driving economic growth, public policy and corporate strategy. This program will prepare you for a career as an AI Professional in this emerging area. You will be able to apply advanced AI knowledge in a range of contexts for professional practice or scholarship and also as a pathway for further learning. Job titles for AI professionals are very diverse, for example: AI engineer, machine learning engineer, business intelligence developer, research scientist and web analyst.

You will undertake a capstone course, either from the project or research streams of the program, which are respectively: COSC3003 Artificial Intelligence Postgraduate Project, or COSC2993 Minor Thesis / Project. The capstone project course provides you with hands on practical experience of an AI development project. The emphasis is on understanding and working within a corporate environment and integrating all the skills and knowledge that you have acquired from your previous courses into a solid base to progress from into your professional life. The capstone research course enables you to undertake a higher degree by research path, substituting the capstone project with a research minor thesis enabling your research career.

The program is primarily delivered at the RMIT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City campus. Course are blended online and face-to-face delivery.

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Articulation and pathways


Students with relevant studies in computer science, information technology, software engineering, data science, analytics or statistics will be eligible for advanced standing as follows:

Qualification level

Advanced Standing

Remaining Program Duration

Bachelor degree or

Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 7 or equivalent)

Up to 48 credit points depending on the courses previously studied

Minimum of 144 credit points

Bachelor degree (Honours) or

Graduate Diploma  or Master or


(AQF Level 8 or higher)

Up to 96 credit points depending on the courses previously studied

Minimum of 96 credit points

The advanced standing will be determined on a case-by-case basis.


Upon successful completion of this program you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University, including MR221 Master of Computer Science (Research) and DR221 PhD in Computer Science, subject to each program's entry requirements.

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Entrance requirements

Program Entry Requirements:

An Australian Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a grade point average (GPA) of at least of 2.0 out of 4.0, in one of the following disciplines: computing, science, engineering, health or statistics.


You may also be considered if you have an Australian Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a GPA of at least 2.0 out of 4.0 in another discipline and; relevant completed higher education courses in programming and statistics or a minimum three years’ of current, relevant work experience or professional practice in programming and statistics or equivalent. These applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

English Language Requirements:

A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent. For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page

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External accreditation and industry links

External accreditation

This program is not accredited by an external accrediting body.

Industry Links

Computer Science and Information Technology within the School of Computing Technologies has substantial links with ICT industry, both within Australia and internationally through Industry Advisory Committees (IACs), research projects, consulting, and industry-sponsored design projects. Membership of the IACs includes industry executives and past graduates from the school. Industry involvement ensures that our programs remain relevant to your needs as a graduate and to the needs of graduate employers, by providing feedback on the currency of the program, and the changing needs of industry.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services 

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University Vietnam you can access the services, facilities and study space provided by the RMIT Vietnam Library:

You can also access the extensive collections of electronic resources and online services provided by RMIT University Library. Resources include databases, e-books, electronic journals and newspapers. Assistance is available via the Ask the Library chat service. Find more information on Library resources and services at:

Online learning tools and content 

Log in to the RMIT Vietnam Intranet to access study resources for your program. 

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University 

RMIT University Vietnam provides the following resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing for your study and career goals. 

Services available include: 

  • transition to tertiary student learning 
  • study skills, academic skills including academic literacy, writing for academic purposes, research, exam preparation and much more 
  • career development and employment 
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health and personal matters) 
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad 
  • opportunities for participating in community engagement, arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance. 

You can find more information at

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