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Be at the forefront of digital transformation at La Trobe University

For better or worse, digital technologies are disrupting industries worldwide and altering the way we work.

According to the latest Teradata report, Global Survey: Hyper Disruption and Digitization Leading Forces of Change Within Business, “Nearly all (94 per cent) respondents across the US, EMEA, Japan and China are facing disruption in their industries and are under pressure to rethink approaches and processes to keep pace with current market forces.”

Labelled as ‘hyper disruption’, companies are trying to stay above the waves of new tech and 99 per cent of survey respondents are in the process of either moving to a digital business or leveraging/piloting digital technologies to change business models. With companies looking towards artificial intelligence (AI) to effectively automate IT processes and the Internet of Things (IoT) transforming business, there’s no better time to pursue higher studies in either one of these fields.

Globally, IoT is rapidly being adopted, with companies such as Amazon, Cisco, GE, Google, Hitachi, Huawei, IBM and Microsoft racing to claim their share of what’s already a US$170 billion industry.

By taking your AI or IoT expertise further with La Trobe University’s Master of Artificial Intelligence or Master of Internet of Things, you’ll be well placed for a thriving career at the forefront of digital transformation, making a worthwhile investment in your future.


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Advance your knowledge of Artificial Intelligence

Due to the global AI talent shortage, employers are on the hunt for AI professionals and qualified graduates who can fill roles across multiple sectors.

As outlined in the 2019 Global AI Talent Report, published by Element AI, “Online, the number of people claiming to have the educational and skills profiles to qualify as an AI expert rose by 66 percent from 2017 to 36,524.”

La Trobe’s Master of Artificial Intelligence looks to produce skilled AI professionals to meet that need.

With the chance to apply your knowledge to real-world AI applications through group industry-based learning or a thesis project, this degree encourages you to explore an area of interest and develop your research skills.

Core subjects in this course include AI Fundamentals, Computational Intelligence, Logic and Automated Reasoning.

The wide range of core choice subjects will give you the flexibility to develop a specialisation in either Interactive Media and Computer Vision or Natural Language Processing. You can further develop a skillset tailored to your interest by combining subjects from a diverse range of electives across areas including Cybersecurity, Big Data and Business.


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By elevating your interests with a university that’s rated ‘above world standard’ for research in Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing, according to the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes, you’ll also have access to on-campus labs equipped with the latest AI technology and the chance to create industry contacts through group projects with 4Pi Labs, Aerion, the Council of Greater Bendigo and other leading companies.

Be at the forefront of the digital revolution with the Internet of Things

La Trobe’s Master of Internet of Things, taught at the Bendigo campus, is the first of its kind in Australia. The course has been developed in consultation with industry and is designed to produce experts in the high growth area of IoT technology that can lead the global transition to industry 4.0.

By embarking on this course, you’ll develop advanced IoT programming and systems design alongside the fundamental aspects of IoT technology, including IoT platforms, protocols, application areas and security.

You’ll learn how to generate concepts and designs for IoT solutions considering their ethical implications, identify and analyse IoT security and privacy risks, design secure hardware and software, explore and visualise IoT cloud data for the purposes of knowledge discovery and informed decision making.


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Plus, you’ll produce a prototype IoT solution or system for a real-world industry partner and start to apply basic principles of innovation and entrepreneurship to the emerging field of IoT for the purposes of creating socially responsible IoT start-ups.

Tapping into the rising demand for skilled IoT professionals in Australia, graduates of this degree will be well placed to secure high-tech roles in the world’s leading digital and IT-focused firms.

Understanding this, La Trobe prepares graduates for industry placements through Bendigo’s many IoT technology projects like Clever Weather or the Long Range IoT Network.

And with the new on-campus IoT Teaching Lab on your side, entrepreneurial and innovation skills come naturally here.

As Dr. Simon Egerton, Head of the university’s Technology Innovation Lab, explains, this course was developed to cater to growing demand in a sector predicted to be worth upwards of US$200 billion by 2030.

“The course will be highly workplace-focused, and will teach students to be creative, clever and adaptable to industry needs,” he notes.


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There are several scholarships available to students applying to study the Master of Internet of Things at the Bendigo campus, including:

  • Destination Australia scholarships – An Australian government initiative seeking to attract and support new domestic and international students to study in regional Australia. These scholarships are worth up to AU$15,000 per annum for up to four years.
  • Regional campus scholarships – These scholarships offer up to AU$5,000 worth of tuition fees for international students studying undergraduate or postgraduate coursework programmes at one of the university’s regional campuses.
  • College Excellence Scholarships – All Master of Internet of Things applicants with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 or above will be automatically considered for a 25 percent reduction on course fees.

For more details and eligibility criteria, refer to the international scholarships page.

Ready to elevate your career? Contact the team today to ask any questions about the courses or get started on your application.

The future of tech awaits at La Trobe.

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