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Master's degree

Master of Artificial Intelligence

MAI
03 October 2023

UC's Master of Artificial Intelligence (MAI) allows you to build on your previous studies in computing and venture into AI engineering and innovation. Learn more about studying a MAI through our Te Kaupeka Pūtaiao | Faculty of Science.

DURATION

Master of Artificial Intelligence

Degree Structure - Duration
12 months full-time

START

Master of Artificial Intelligence

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

POINTS

180

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 180 points:

  • Domestic — $13,316
  • International — $63,300

Overview


Master of Artificial Intelligence

Introduction

UC's Master of Artificial Intelligence (MAI) allows you to build on previous studies in computing and venture into the field of AI engineering and innovation.

Over the past decade, AI has become part of a large collection of powerful technologies that are applied widely to almost every area of life. In Aotearoa, there are important applications in our primary industry, high-value manufacturing, climate change, tourism, gaming, social interaction, and many more. This huge expansion requires many new graduates who understand AI and have expertise to use AI techniques to solve real-world problems.

This applied master's programme combines taught and practical coursework, culminating in a personalised project. The curriculum focuses on equipping you with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively utilise AI methodologies in addressing real-world challenges.


Artificial Intelligence

Master of Artificial Intelligence

Why Study - Body

What will my study involve?

  • Taught courses to explore the technical, social, and philosophical aspects of AI.
  • Optional courses to customise your AI studies towards certain topics eg, embedded systems, deep learning, computer vision, and more.
  • Capstone practical project at the end of your studies on a topic of your choice.

Master of Artificial Intelligence

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

You will need a bachelor's degree in a subject related to Computer Science to enrol, with either:

  • a B Grade Average in 60 points of your 300-level Computer Science courses
  • a B Grade Average in 60 points of your 300-level courses, plus other approved qualifications, qualifying programmes, and/or experience in the field.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Artificial Intelligence or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Master of Artificial Intelligence

Subjects and Courses - Body

Subjects and courses

Project course

Elective courses

Choose up to 60 points from the following:

From the selections above, the following relevant AI courses are recommended:

Master of Artificial Intelligence

Career - Body

Career opportunities

There is a growing demand for graduates with the knowledge and ability to expand our AI systems and determine how best to integrate these into everyday products and services.

Studying this degree will prepare you for many roles in the ICT industry, from research to engineering in tools such as automated transportation, artificial assistants, large-scale data processing, cybersecurity, and many more.

Useful information:

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 180 points):

  • Domestic — $13,316
  • International — $63,300

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 180 points):

  • Domestic — $12,953
  • International — $61,500

SSL estimate (per 180 points):

  • 2024 — $1375.50 (capped at 150 points per academic year)
  • 2023 — $1240.50 (capped at 150 points per academic year)

Planning my study

Master of Artificial Intelligence

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my degree?

The Master of Artificial Intelligence is made up of 180 points, involving a mixture of compulsory and elective taught courses (120 points) and a 60-point practical project.

It can be completed over 1–1.5 years full-time, or part-time for up to 3 years.

The MAI can be started in either Semester 1 or 2 (February or July), with your project work taking place over the summer months (November–January).

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Artificial Intelligence.

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