Artificial Intelligence, Modeling and Simulation in Engineering, Graduate Certificate

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

The graduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence, Modeling and Simulation (AIMS) requires a minimum of 15 s.h. of graduate coursework. To earn the certificate, the student is required to attain a minimum grade-point average of 3.00 in coursework specifically for the certificate.

Students are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one workshop related to Python, R, or high performance and parallel computing offered by the Information Technology Services Research Services (ITS-RS) department, and HACKUIOWA organized by the University of Iowa's Hydroinformatics Lab.

The Certificate in Artificial Intelligence, Modeling and Simulation in Engineering requires the following coursework.

Required Courses

Students must complete at least two of the following courses but may choose to complete all three courses as part of the certificate.

Course # Title Hours
At least two of these:
ME:5170Data-Driven Analysis in Engineering Mechanics3
ME:5300Uncertainty Quantification and Design Optimization3
ME:6255Multiscale Computational Science and Engineering3

Students select courses from the following list to reach a total of 12 s.h. of credit when combined with two or all three of the courses previously listed. Students may petition to substitute other relevant graduate-level courses for the following courses in consultation with the AIMS faculty advisor.

Course # Title Hours
At least one of these:
ME:4117Finite Element Analysis3
ME:4150Artificial Intelligence in Engineering3
ME:4175Computational Naval Hydrodynamics3
ME:5143Computational Fluid and Thermal Engineering3
ME:6240Probabilistic Inference and Estimation for Mechanical Systems3
ME:7256Computational Solid Mechanics3
ME:7257Probabilistic Mechanics and Reliability3
ME:7269Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer3

Elective Course

In addition to the following courses, students may count a graduate-level course from another College of Engineering department or an independent investigation opportunity not in the following list in consultation with the AIMS faculty advisor.

Course # Title Hours
At least 3 s.h. from these:
ME:6198Individual Investigations: Mechanical Engineeringarr.
A mechanical engineering course (prefix ME) numbered 4100 or above
A chemistry, mathematics, or physics course (prefix CHEM, MATH, or PHYS) numbered 5000 or above