Courses & Units

Artificial Intelligence KIT108

Hobart, Launceston



The unit provides an introduction to many AI sub-fields, including: expert systems, machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, intelligent agents. Students will be exposed to state-of-the-art examples as well as emerging technologies and get practical experience of solving interesting problems in each of these sub-fields.

The unit covers the definition of Artificial Intelligence and its subfields; introduces foundational logic and knowledge representation; and considers social, ethical, and philosophical consequences of the theory and practice of AI. Students will learn different perspectives on the approach to creating AI, its purpose, and its validity.

The unit will highlight the increasingly important social and economic roles of AI and will feature guest lectures from research and/or industry experts to highlight current research directions and deepen students' understanding of specific topics.


Unit name Artificial Intelligence
Unit code KIT108
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Coordinator Doctor Son Tran
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  • explain the local and global impact of AI on individuals, organisations, and society.
  • adapt techniques for acquiring, representing, and reasoning with data, information, and knowledge.
  • identify and apply techniques to develop AI solutions to solve practical problems.
  • select and implement evaluation methods to identify suitable AI approaches for a problem.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
029999 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching Pattern

Lectures: 2 hours/week
Tutorials: 2 hours/week

AssessmentQuizzes (weekly) (15%)|Examination (50%)|Tutorial Exercises (15%)|Software Application (20%)
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