Artificial Intelligence, Modeling and Simulation in Engineering, Certificate

This is the first version of the 2023–24 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 a minimum of 18 s.h. of credit. Students must earn a grade-point average of at least 2.00 in coursework 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.

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; see Upcoming Workshops on the ITS-Research Services website. Students are also encouraged to participate in the HACKUIOWA hackathon organized by the UI Hydroinformatics Lab.

Mechanical engineering students may use the certificate as a tailored engineering focus area by adding at most two additional eligible courses. In addition, mechanical engineering students may earn the Certificate in Artificial Intelligence, Modeling and Simulation in Engineering while they complete the mechanical engineering design, the manufacturing, or the robotics and autonomous systems focus area for their major.

Students may petition to substitute an appropriate related course for a required or elective course in consultation with the AIMS undergraduate certificate director. See Artificial Intelligence, Modeling and Simulation (AIMS) Certificate Programs on the College of Engineering website for more information.

The Certificate in Artificial Intelligence, Modeling and Simulation in Engineering 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

Students must complete a capstone design project on an approved topic related to the certificate.

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