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PGDip - Artificial Intelligence as a subject

Postgraduate diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree. A postgraduate diploma can often lead to a masters degree.

Artificial Intelligence is impacting on our lives, business and environment.  Knowing more about this transformational technology can put you ahead on your chosen career path and put you in the driver’s seat as New Zealand positions itself as a global leader in AI.


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Key information

Entry Requirements:

Entry usually requires a bachelors degree (or equivalent) and an advanced level of study in your subject area.

Year: 1.0
Points: 120 points
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Estimated Fees* (International): $32,400 - $42,305 per year
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:
*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

Career opportunities

  • Artificial intelligence architect
  • Big data engineer
  • Business analyst
  • Data analyst/scientist
  • Database programmer
  • Financial analyst
  • Machine learning engineering
  • Market research analyst
  • Mathematical modeller
  • Mathematics or computer science training
  • Multimedia content creator
  • Network architect
  • Operations researcher
  • Research programmer
  • Software developer
  • Systems analyst
  • Usability engineer

Degree Planner

Rhys Compton My masters focuses on machine learning and artificial intelligence application in health and biotechnology. There is so much room to make our health systems more efficient for patients and doctors, and machine learning and AI will be at the core of this.

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Prescriptions for the PGDip(AI), BSc(Hons), MSc and MSc(Research)

To complete a PGDip(AI), students must complete 120 points at 500 level including COMPX525 and at least another 75 points from papers listed for Artificial Intelligence.

Enrolment in papers towards the BSc(Hons) is only by invitation of the Head of School. To complete a BSc(Hons) in Artificial Intelligence, students must complete 120 points at 500 level, including COMPX525 and at least another 75 points from papers listed for Artificial Intelligence, of which at least 30 points must be in research (normally AIMLX591).

To complete an MSc in Artificial Intelligence, students admitted under section 2(a) of the MSc regulations must complete 180 points at 500 level including AIMLX592, COMPX525, and at least another 45 points from papers listed for Artificial Intelligence.

To complete an MSc (Research) in Artificial Intelligence, students admitted under section 2(a) of the MSc (Research) regulations must complete 180 points at 500 level consisting of AIMLX594, COMPX525, and another 45 points from papers listed for Artificial Intelligence.


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School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Phone: 0800 924 528 or +64 7 838 4625
Email: [email protected]
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