Course details

CRICOS course code: 106090A

Level of study: Bachelor's Degrees


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.

Career opportunities

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

Pathways/ alternate entry

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.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 25,900 Per Year
Start date: 27 February 2023
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time

Federation University Australia Brisbane Campus

5/333 Ann Street
Brisbane Queensland 4000

Entry criteria

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.

English language requirement

The minimum score required is an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0, with no individual band score less than 6.0, or equivalent scores such as PTE Academic or TOEFL; TOEFL iBT: 60-78 with minimums (Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18, Writing 21); Pearson (PTE): Overall 50 (no band less than 50); Cambridge-CAE: Overall 169 (no band less than 169).


Federation University Australia
Mount Helen Campus
University Drive Ballarat Victoria 3350