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Master Of Software Engineering (Artificial Intelligence, Advanced)

Billy Blue College of Design

This is where you learn to teach machines the meaning of ‘love’ without them exploding into a thousand pieces. It’s a rigorous course aimed at experienced software engineers who want to deepen their knowledge of AI, pursue specialist careers in the field and / or reprogram a planet wide intelligence network for good instead of evil, freeing its fleshbot slaves and zooming off into hyperspace as heroes. (BYO planet-wide intelligence network and hyperdrive-fitted spacecraft.) Tailored to your unique needs, this intensive course is all about investigating advanced software engineering techniques, challenging the foundational principles of your chosen discipline and exploring the boundaries of software design under the expert guidance of one-to-one professional mentors, almost all of whom have belly buttons.

Key Information

where CAN I STUDY?

  • Sydney, Melbourne
  • Available as blended
  • Available online

start dates


  • 10 hours per subject, per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed.

course duration

  • Full-time accelerated: 4 trimesters
  • Full-time: 2 years
  • Part-time available

Why Study at Billy Blue

The big difference at Billy Blue is that you’ll start working in your industry from day one – getting real experience, learning from real industry professionals and making real industry connections. Plus, we have university accreditation and a commercially focused educational philosophy.

What can you expect when you graduate?

The average salary earned by Machine Learning professionals.

$109 000*


You’ll have a variety of career options, including:

  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Senior Systems Engineer
  • AI Researcher
  • Research & Development Engineer
  • Technical Director

Innovative Learning

We want you to feel, see and be heard. We think that students learn faster and progress through material quicker in smaller classes. Our ‘Blended’ study options mean that you can also study on campus and online during your course.



The Master of Software Engineering (Artificial Intelligence)/Master of Software Engineering (Artificial Intelligence, Advanced) is tailored to your unique needs and creative challenges. You’ll have the opportunity to investigate advanced software engineering techniques, challenge the foundational principles of your chosen discipline and explore the boundaries of software design, all under the expert guidance of one-on-one professional mentors and our industry-leading faculty. We’ve designed this course to address the needs of a rapidly evolving field and equip you with the expertise to take your place at the heart of it. Harnessing your own creative talents and experience, and led by industry professionals, you’ll identify and solve complex artificial intelligence software engineering problems. While the course is founded on strong traditional and cutting-edge software engineering know-how, such as programming, maths and statistical knowledge, you’ll also investigate ethics, social responsibility and cognitive psychology throughout your studies. On graduation, you’ll be at the forefront of your career, a global leader in AI, equipped to take on the most challenging AI projects, manage and inspire teams, and make a major contribution to your industry.


  • Master and synthesise cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Plan, manage, execute and communicate in a team environment

What you’ll study

You’ll need to complete 11 core subjects and two elective subjects.


Pair your core subjects with your choice of elective and specialised units to begin to build a course based around your specific interests.

How you’ll study

Fit everything in with our flexible course options. You can study when it suits you online or on campus.

How Much

Find out more about course fees and financial support – and for personalised advice, just ask.

How can I pay?

Can I apply

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

The standard entry requirement is a completed qualification at AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above from an Australian University in a relevant field of study or an equivalent overseas higher education qualification or equivalent.

This degree is for experienced software engineers who want to pursue specialist careers in the field.

Students without an undergraduate degree, may be admitted on the basis of

  • At least 3 years professional experience in software development (documented e.g. CV), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; AND
  • A discipline specific portfolio; AND
  • A recommendation letter from 2 most recent employers (applicable to international students, and in addition to academic or special entry requirements noted above)
Full admissions criteria
  • Australian cognate bachelor’s degree or equivalent; and
  • Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.

International students seeking student visas must comply with regulations from the Department of Home Affairs.

Ready to apply

Applying to Billy Blue is easy. Pick your start date, decide how you’d like to study, then apply online or give us a call and we’ll do it for you.

International students

We prepare international students with the skills and knowledge to be employment-ready, communicate and collaborate with diverse cultures and graduate with a perspective to gain global learning experiences.

More Information

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Yes, all Billy Blue qualifications are accredited by Torrens University Australia and nationally recognised. In addition, Billy Blue’s close industry links ensure that your Billy Blue qualification is highly respected within the design industry.

Yes, course credit is available upon application and academic approval. This credit can take the form of credit transfer, block credit, or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). For further information, consult our friendly Course and Careers Advisor, or visit the website.

Billy Blue Bachelor Degree courses are eligible for FEE HELP (Australian students only). FEE-HELP is Australian Government’s loan scheme for higher education degree courses. It can assist you in paying for all, or part of, your course fees. Repayments commence via the tax system once your income rises above a minimum threshold. Just like with any other debt, a FEE-HELP debt is a real debt that impacts your credit rating.

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