Artificial Intelligence, Modeling and Simulation in Engineering, 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 undergraduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence, Modeling and Simulation in Engineering (AIMS) requires 18 s.h. Students must maintain a grade-point average of at least 2.00 in coursework specifically for the certificate. The certificate may be earned by any student admitted to the University of Iowa who is not concurrently enrolled in a UI graduate or professional degree program.

Mechanical engineering (ME) students may earn the certificate in AIMS while they complete the design, robotics, and autonomous systems or the manufacturing focus area for their major. In addition, mechanical engineering students may use the certificate as a tailored engineering focus area by adding one eligible course. 

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.

Students could petition to substitute the below courses with Artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, and modeling and simulation-related courses offered by ME and other departments. Non-ME students may earn this certificate while completing their degrees without taking extra courses.

The undergraduate certificate in Artificial Intelligence, Modeling and Simulation requires the following coursework.

Required Courses

Course # Title Hours
Both of these:
ME:4111Scientific Computing and Machine Learning3
ME:4150Artificial Intelligence in Engineering3

Elective Courses

Course # Title Hours
Three of these:
ME:4110Computer-Aided Engineering3
ME:4112Engineering Design Optimization3
ME:4116Manufacturing Processes Simulations and Automation3
ME:4117Finite Element Analysis3
ME:4120Advanced Linear Control Systems3
ME:4175Computational Naval Hydrodynamics3
ME:5143Computational Fluid and Thermal Engineering3
ME:5170Data-Driven Analysis in Engineering Mechanics3
ME:5300Uncertainty Quantification and Design Optimization3

Capstone Course

Course # Title Hours
One of these:
ME:4086Mechanical Engineering Design Project3
ME:4098Individual Investigations: Mechanical Engineering3