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Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Information Technology
Offered byCaulfield School of Information Technology


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Intelligent systems are integral to the smart use of information technology. Intelligent systems technologies include expert systems, agent architectures, distributed artificial intelligent systems, knowledge discovery and data mining, machine learning, simulation, natural models of computation and optimisation and problem solving.

This specialisation provides the knowledge and skills to work as an AI programmer, knowledge engineer, senior designer or consultant. In addition to learning detailed techniques, a foundational understanding of intelligent systems methodologies including their limits and their contrasting capabilities is acquired.

Graduates of this specialisation will possess theoretical knowledge and skills to design and develop smart systems, incorporating intelligence with traditional information technology systems.


To qualify for an award with a specialisation in intelligent systems, students complete any four of the units outlined below:

  • FIT5045 Knowledge discovery and data mining
  • FIT5047 Intelligent systems
  • FIT5166 Information retrieval systems
  • FIT5167 Natural computation for intelligent systems
  • FIT5169 Probabilistic expert systems

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Relevant courses

  • 2423 Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology
  • 2411 Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology
  • 3309 Master of Applied Information Technology
  • 2402 Master of Information Technology
  • 3348 Master of Information Technology Professional
  • 3349 Master of Information Technology (Honours)