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A Graduate Certificate of Artificial Intelligence, places you on the cutting edge of the multi-industry spanning acceleration towards automation and machine learning, opening up many new career opportunities.


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Join a growing industry

Employment opportunities are on the up

27.7% job growth expected for data scientists within 5 years.

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Gain a world-class education, taught by leading academics.

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Grow your skillset with Monash

Graduate as an in-demand employee in your industry.

Transform the future of artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly central to the way we live and work. As we pursue a future towards highly intelligent computer systems, businesses are eager to increase their AI capabilities and lead the future machine learning.

The Graduate Certificate of Artificial Intelligence (Cognate) will equip you with the skills and experience necessary to leave your mark in the world of AI. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of AI development, including machine learning and natural language processing, and learn how to apply your knowledge and skills to solve complex problems. With a team of highly respected academics behind you, you’ll feel more than capable of tackling the future of AI development.

What you will learn 
  • Machine learning
    Discover the impact machine learning is having on the major statistical learning models and algorithms used in data analysis.
  • Natural language processing
    Develop your understanding of complex language expressions in natural language processing (NLP) that are crucial to artificial intelligence.
  • A shifting digital reality 
    Understand how digital technology is reshaping the world and prepare yourself to play an integral part in that shift.
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Monash University holds high rankings domestically and internationally for research and teaching excellence. 
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Need further clarification about our online course structure?

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This unit will provide a critical understanding of theoretical and practical issues related to artificial intelligence.

Fundamentals of artificial intelligence

The focus of these units is specialising in the area of artificial intelligence.

You must complete three of the following units.

Machine learning

Discrete optimisation

Natural language processing

Intelligent image and video analysis

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent), with at least a credit (60%) average in a discipline relating to one of IT, business (with mathematics), Engineering, or Science degree with completed studies in mathematics (including principles and skills in probability, linear algebra and calculus) and Python programming.

English requirements

Applicants must meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements apply for admission to Monash University Australia.

If you need help understanding the above entry requirements, reach out to our student consultants on our contact us page and schedule a booking for a chat.

For the Graduate Certificate of Artificial Intelligence, the estimated cost is $4,862.50 per unit. You may be eligible to receive a FEE-HELP loan to cover part or all of your tuition. Fees are subject to change annually.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Looking for clarification on fees or scholarships?

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Career Outcomes

The workplace of the future is an exciting and dynamic place. A Graduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence degree is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to succeed in a constantly changing global environment.

What does the future look like for IT Managers?

With steady growth in this industry, IT Managers are sought-after, well-paid and satisfied in their jobs.



The most common salary for a IT Managers in Australia.


4.1 / 5

IT Managers report very high job satisfaction.

Industry Growth


Expected growth for IT Managers over five years.

Artificial Intelligence online at Monash

With artificial intelligence making its way into every aspect of our lives, the field requires specialists with the knowledge and skills to effectively build AI-based products and intelligent systems.

The Graduate Certificate of Artificial Intelligence covers the many facets of AI, as well as its impact on organisations, society and the world. Combined with Monash’s fully online, advanced six-week teaching model, you will engage in your learning materials and be able to study anywhere in Australia.

Yi-Shan Tsai

Course coordinator

Yi-Shan Tsai is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Human-Centred Computing in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. Her work seeks to enhance learning experiences and teaching practice through the use of data and AI technologies.

I am currently in a career transition phase, working to become a full-time software engineer; all this made possible by the excellent pathways Monash has created.

Rashid Elhouli

Computer Science Graduate

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Frequently Asked Questions

You can study a Graduate Certificate in Artifical Intelligence then transition into the Master of Computer Science with up 0.7 or credit. The Masters has introductory knowledge of Cybersecurity and Software Engineering.
Machine learning is only one of type of AI technology. Others include Natural language processing and computer vision.
According to Australian Government careers statistics, Analyst Programmers earn a high salary compared to other programming jobs. There’s a very strong demand for the role in the future.

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