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Preparing graduates for new ways of working
The emergence of new technology has caused a surge in demand for graduates skilled in AI, cyber-security and big data. Find out how our degrees provide hands-on experience and give students the tools needed to meet the challenges of this technology-driven future.

The rise of artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data has disrupted the way we live and work. With new technologies constantly emerging, and filtering through to our daily lives, the need for graduates skilled in these fields has become paramount across all industries.

That's why the University of Sydney has developed specific degrees and specialisations to address this demand.

Some are rooted in understanding AI while others are designed to unpack the infrastructure needed to create truly smart cities.

All are focused on preparing our students for the future of work.

Data Science

In a world where data is more readily available than ever, machine learning is revolutionising the way we understand that data.

Data science is essential for investigating and extracting big data in a smarter way, enabling informed analysis and policymaking.

Data science also enables artificial intelligence and machine learning, technologies that are being used across all industries, including medicine and finance.

Our Master of Data Science is designed to teach professionals how to draw meaningful knowledge from data in order to drive strategic decision making.

Intelligent Information Engineering

When it comes to the application of data, information engineers are relying more and more on AI in order to make our cars, homes and workplaces smarter than ever.

Our Intelligent Information Engineering specialisation focuses on application orientated data science, training engineers to use AI across a range of applications, including advanced manufacturing, automatic driving, 5G, and virtual reality.

The specialisation is unique in the way that it bridges the gap between software engineering, data science, and AI.

This will allow students to work across all industries by developing their specialised technical knowledge in information engineering.

Our Intelligent Information Engineering specialisation is available by studying our Master of Engineering (Intelligent Information Engineering), aimed at existing engineers wanting to pursue a new skillset, or our Master of Professional Engineering (Intelligent Information Engineering), intended for graduates wanting to start their career as an engineer.


The digital revolution has created new frontiers of information that influence almost every aspect of our lives. But does cyberspace also threaten our security?

Our cybersecurity specialisation introduces students to the field of mobile and network security and explore how we can be ready for the next generation of cybersecurity threats, which are driven by artificial intelligence.

From fake app detection and authentication, to the exciting ways cybersecurity is being defined in the age of AI, this major gives students an understanding of the technical and political concepts that are necessary to be ahead of cybersecurity in the digital age.

Our Cybersecurity specialisation is available within our Master of Information Technology and Master of Information Technology Management.

Master of Transport

Looking closely at how the way we live, work and travel has changed over time.

That's why the is greater demand than ever to understand how our transport systems can most efficiently operate both independently, and as a network.

In the age of electric, autonomous, and shared vehicles, our Master of Transport is designed to give graduates the skills needed to pursue career in the ever-growing global transport sector.

Our Master of Transport is Australia’s first interdisciplinary degree connecting engineering, urban planning, and business management to study the history and future of transport.

Whether you want to gain new professional qualifications, change your career direction or pursue a personal ambition, we invite you to discover more about our postgraduate coursework degrees.

17 September 2019

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