Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is impacting 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 NZ positions itself as a global leader in AI.
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Why study Artificial Intelligence?

The growth of available data (“Big Data”) across companies, industry, government agencies and departments, iwi and community organisations has meant more and more of them are adopting AI into their mainstream activities. This has led to an increased demand for graduates with advanced skills in AI.

Studying AI at the University of Waikato will give students advanced skills and techniques to better leverage AI for the benefit of our communities.

The University of Waikato is well known worldwide for its computer science research and for development of open source software such as WEKA, MOA and ADAMS, with more than 10 million downloads. The University has recently invested in New Zealand’s most powerful computer for AI, it is also the home of Te Ipu o te Mahara, The Artificial Intelligence Institute.

Students have the opportunity to work alongside some of the world's leading AI researchers, with particular expertise in machine learning, deep learning, real-time analytics and open source software.


Career Opportunities

  • Artificial intelligence architect
  • Big data engineer
  • Business analyst
  • Data analyst/scientist
  • Database programmer
  • Financial advisor / analyst
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Mathematical Modeler
  • Multimedia content creator
  • Network Engineer
  • Researcher
  • Software Developer

Scholarships and prizes

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