The many machines of the Masters of Applied Cybernetics: building cyber-physical systems

Blog published by Mina Henein, Researcher and Lecturer for the Master of Applied Cybernetics


Applications for the 3Ai Master of Applied Cybernetics 2021 are open!
Applications for the 3Ai Master of Applied Cybernetics 2021 are open!

The 3A Institute (3Ai) is recruiting students for the third iteration of its experimental Masters program to help incubate the intellectual framework of a new branch of engineering. The pilot program commenced in 2019 with support from Microsoft, KPMG and Macquarie Group.

The Master of Applied Cybernetics is the flagship program of 3Ai, the world’s first graduate program focusing on the challenges of ensuring Ai-enabled cyber-physical systems are safe, sustainable and responsible.

Entry is by competitive application only, and numbers are strictly limited to under 20. Students are selected on a cohort basis to represent a mix of backgrounds, experiences and demographics.

3Ai is prototyping a new approach to education. Education that builds on existing core strengths in computer science and engineering, by drawing on design ethnography, critical studies of science and technology, philosophy, history, business strategy, and more.

Successful applicants will help shape the future. 3Ai students are contributing to the creation of a new type of practitioner equipped to deal with the challenges of emerging cyber-physical systems that are profoundly transforming the nature of work, the built environment and our daily lives. In the spirit of immersive design, students will inform iterations of the program, creating and refining the blueprint for a new branch of engineering. The 3Ai Masters program is a unique experience: explore the student experience on the 3Ai YouTube channel, and sample the resources and readings of the current 2020 cohort on the 3Ai Homework Blog.

The program will be full-time immersive on campus at the Australian National University in Canberra from February 2021 to February 2022.

UPDATE: Applications for the 2021 Masters are now closed.

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