Bachelor of Cognitive Enterprise

Transform businesses into cognitive enterprises using the latest disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain with a degree co-designed with global technology giant IBM®.
This course is offered at multiple locations, select your prefered campus to see when it is offered.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Gippsland - Churchill
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Gippsland - Churchill
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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3 years
(360 credit points = 3.0 EFTSL)
Guaranteed ATAR 50.00
 Lowest Adjusted ATAR - less than 5 offers

The new Bachelor of Cognitive Enterprise degree has been created in response to future industry needs. Co-designed with IBM®, this course provides students with foundations, knowledge and skills to deal with technological and strategic demands of contemporary and future business settings.

Demand for skills in emerging technologies is growing exponentially as businesses embrace digital systems and services. The Australian Government has allocated $1.2 billion in 2021-22 Federal Budget, through its Digital Economy Strategy, to grow Australia’s future as a modern and leading digital economy. By studying our Bachelor of Cognitive Enterprise, you can take a lead role in the digital transformation of businesses worldwide. 

A Cognitive Enterprise is a business that combines the disruptive technologies including AI, Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), 5G and Edge Computing with innovative processes and data, to enhance customer experience and gain competitive advantage.

Our partnership with IBM® will see you job-ready by earning IBM® Digital Badges (certifications) in Blockchain and AI during this degree. These Digital Badges are only available through IBM® partner organisations like Federation University.

The work integrated learning program prepares you for the real-world. Federation University students have the opportunity to be placed with leading global organisations like IBM®, so you can start your career while you study. 


  • Business analyst
  • Business process analyst
  • Business consultant
  • Big Data manager
  • Business manager
  • Technology manager
  • Change management consultant
  • Digital transformation consultant
  • Digital business strategist

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

BUENT1501, 15 credit points
BUMGT1501, 15 credit points
BUMGT1502, 15 credit points
BUMKT1501, 15 credit points

Semester 2

BUACC1508, 15 credit points
BUECO1509, 15 credit points
BUGEN1502, 15 credit points
BULAW1502, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

BUENT2635, 15 credit points
BUENT2640, 15 credit points
Electives 2 Courses

Semester 2

BAXDC2004, 15 credit points
BUMKT2602, 15 credit points
Electives 2 Courses

Year 3

Semester 1

BUENT3736, 15 credit points
BUMKT3708, 15 credit points
Electives 2 Courses

Semester 2

BUENT3737, 15 credit points
Elective 1 course

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Students will be required to complete work integrated learning (WIL) units (30 credit points in total) in their third year. In terms of WIL component, students will have various options to choose from such as Business Consulting Project (BUENT 3704), Industry Experience Project (BUGEN 3700), Industry Based Learning Project (BUGE N3750) etc.   

Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

The completion of Year 12 or equivalent. Provision for entry may exist through other pathways including mature age, other special provisions, or recognition of prior learning.

Year 12 applicants will be ranked based on their ATAR and ATAR Adjustment Factors – e.g., Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) and Subject Adjustments.

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700511431 (Mt Helen), 3700711431 (Churchill), 3700811431 (On-line Learning), 3701811431 (Berwick)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: BG5

CRICOS code: 106090A

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$14,630 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2022

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.


Other TAFE studies

Students can apply for a relevant TAFE course, at any TAFE provider, and then apply to articulate into this program. Students may receive credit for TAFE studies undertaken, which will be individually assessed upon request, after they enrol in this program. 

Bridging programs

Our one semester Foundation Access Studies (FAST) program provides an alternate entry into tertiary study, with a focus on building the more generic academic skills required for success at university. On successful completion of FAST, students can apply for the Bachelor of Cognitive Enterprise for the next semester.

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Federation Business School

Course coordinator

Shoaib Riaz