Master of Cognitive Enterprise

Become a leader in digitally transforming organisations into cognitive enterprises using the latest disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) 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
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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2 years
(240 credit points = 2.0 EFTSL)
Entry requirements

A cognitive enterprise is a business that combines disruptive technologies including artificial intelligence, blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), big data and edge computing with innovative processes and data to enhance customer experience, form intelligent workflows and gain competitive advantage. IBM® is the developer of the cognitive enterprise term which is quickly being embraced globally by wider industry representing an agile and data-informed vision for a technologically connected and intelligent business future. Following recent forced disruptions due to the COVID pandemic, the adoption and adaption of digital technologies via industry has accelerated and will continue to do so at an increasing rate. 

The new Master of Cognitive Enterprise, offered online and on-campus, has been developed to meet industry demand for career-ready graduates. Throughout this two year program, you will examine key aspects of big data and analytics, supply chains, intelligent workflows, digital transformations and hybrid combinations of intelligent platforms, whilst also developing your analytical, leadership, communication and IT project management skills.

In final year, you will have the opportunity work on an industry-led cognitive enterprise project as well as apply for a competively selected paid semester-long internship with IBM®.

Graduates may work in national and multi-national organisations to lead and work within digital transformation projects.

This program is suitable for:

  • Existing IT professionals looking to increase their knowledge and expand their local, national and global career prospects.
  • Existing business professionals looking to understand how tech-leading opportunities can be integrated, grow and enhance their company's prospects and processes.
  • IT graduates looking to upskill and specialise.
  • Graduates and professionals wanting to upskill and seek global employment.

This program is also available as a graduate certificate and graduate diploma option.

  • Cognitive enterprise consultant
  • Business analyst
  • Intelligent workflow engineer
  • Garage UX designer
  • IT project manager

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

ITECH1100, 15 credit points
ITECH1101, 15 credit points
ITECH1103, 15 credit points
ITECH1104, 15 credit points

Semester 2

ITECH7301, 15 credit points
ITECH7401, 15 credit points
Master Level Electives

Year 2

Semester 1

ITECH5500, 15 credit points
ITECH7302, 15 credit points
ITECH7303, 15 credit points
Master Level Electives

Semester 2

ITECH7415, 60 credit points

Entry requirements (year 12)

Extra Requirements

Applicants will have completed an undergraduate degree at AQF level 7 in information technology or in business. Students who have studies an AQF level business degree will need to have previously studied at least one information technology course to be approved for non-cognate entry. Cognate entry
via a business degree will have to be approved via an articulation agreement.

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

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: CE9

CRICOS code: 107283F

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$8,301 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2023

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.

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

Information Technology

Course coordinator

Cameron Foale