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Machine learning is the study of algorithms that automatically improve with experience.

These algorithms allow computers do things like automatically identify and harness useful data to help decision-making, find hidden insights without being explicitly programmed where to look, and predict outcomes to help authorities design effective policies.

You'll graduate with skills at the forefront of this massive growth area, as society looks for automated solutions to enhance business and our lives through the use of computing systems and data.

These skills can be applied in government departments, consultancy or private sector organisations.

Join a growing industry

  • Artificial intelligence specialist was the #1 emerging job of 2020 (LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report)
  • AI could contribute up to $15.7 trillion to the global economy in 2030 (PwC research)
  • New AI technologies will require highly-skilled workers who can develop and maintain complex systems and applications.


1 in Queensland for computer science and information systems

QS World University Rankings 2024

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • DevOps engineer
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Data engineer
  • Data scientist

Early-career salary

Development Operations (DevOps) Engineer


Early-career salary

Machine Learning Engineer


How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Pattern Recognition and Analysis

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