New master programs will deliver 21st century engineers and computing experts

Tuesday 18 December 2018

Two new master degrees at the Australian National University (ANU) will signal the transformation of traditional engineering and computer science studies.

The first of its kind in Australia, the Master of Machine Learning and Computer Vision will prepare students for the rapid growth in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Meeting the demand from industry for specialised skills in this growing field, students from diverse backgrounds such as mathematics, physics, computer science, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering, will gain specialist knowledge and learn from world-leading academics.

The Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering will lead the transition of electrical engineering education within Australia. The program brings greater flexibility and allows strong integration of computer science within the program. Students will gain technical depth in emerging topics as well as opportunities to gain knowledge in computer science, social research, and/or environmental science, endowing them with core skills for management and leadership roles in the electrical engineering industry.

Professor Elanor Huntington, Dean of the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, said this is an important step in continuing to develop our graduates for a future where innovation and multi-disciplinary studies will be crucial to how we cope with our highly interconnected and digitalised environments.

“I’m delighted we are continuing to lead the transformation of engineering and computing degrees. This signals the start of our expanded and strengthened suite of degrees, which will provide the workforce needed for industry’s transition into the next century,” Professor Huntington said.

These programs will provide students with an opportunity to extend themselves into a specialised area of interest, and tackle issues of critical importance at the intersection of technology and society for the 21st century.

The Master of Machine Learning and Computer Vision and Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering will open to enrolments in 2019.

To learn more about postgraduate engineering and computing degrees at ANU, click here.

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