Courses & Units

Natural Language Processing and Generative AI KIT719


This unit is designed to give students an insight into a range of natural language processing (NLP) and Generative AI (GenAI) techniques. NLP is a critical step towards effective communication between people and machines. You will learn the basics NLP steps as well as some advanced NLP patterns such as information extraction and text summarisation. This unit includes a number of Artificial Intelligence (AI) areas - classification and clustering, text mining, sentiment analysis, and the use of GenAI for NLP application domains. With the technologies discussed in the lectures, it brings together the state-of-the-art research and practical techniques in NLP, providing students with the knowledge and capacity to conduct NLP research and to develop NLP applications. Students are required to AI, GenAI and NLP tools to explore and specialise their understanding, and also required to use these technologies to develop a system for a NLP application.


Unit name Natural Language Processing and Generative AI
Unit code KIT719
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Coordinator Doctor Quan Bai
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
ECA Melbourne Semester 2 On-Campus International


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the principle of NLP processes, methods and the applications of NLP in real applications.
  • Explain the linkage between AI and NLP and be able to adopt suitable AI methods which can be embedded in NLP and text mining approaches.
  • Adopt methodologies, tools, research skills and techniques for the processing, analysing and mining of natural language data.
  • Analyse user needs and incorporate them into the selection, creation, adaption and evaluation of appropriate NLP and text mining methods to support decision making.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
020119 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $2,648.00

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Teaching Pattern

Weekly 2hr lecture

Weekly 2hr tutorial

AssessmentWeekly tutorial tasks (20%)|Project 1 report (25%)|Project 2 report (25%)|Online test (30%)
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