Artificial Intelligence

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) certificate introduces learners to the world of AI, and they learn about markets, key players, and technologies in AI. Through interactive labs, learners can execute AI algorithms. The impact of AI in the key sectors is discussed: Business, Healthcare, Technology, and Social Media. Students also learn about the impact of AI on jobs and everyday life and ever-changing privacy and regulatory laws.

Starts: Offered On-Demand
Format: completely online, 6-week courses
Engagement:  topical discussions on foundational course content, and current articles and media
Commitment:  approximately 5-10h per week; 30-60 hours total for the program
Assessments and certification: successful completion of weekly assignments earns a Certificate of completion from the College of Engineering at WSU (Wayne State University)

  • WSU enrolled students:  $250/course
  • WSU Alums:  $600/course
  • Others:  $1,200/course

Discounts available for Corporate Partners or companies with 5+ registrants

Technology requirement: Any laptop or smartphone with internet access

Course materials

Course materials will be available electronically at the start of the course.


INDIVIDUAL ASSESSMENTS: Individual assessments are not timed and are multiple-choice questions.

ENGAGEMENT: You must make at least 2 posts, per week. Your posts/comments can either be on the Course Feed or Course Help sections. For example, you can make 1 newsfeed and 1 discussion comment, 2 newsfeed comments or 2 discussion comments each week and receive full credit.

Lab sessions:

  • Lab sessions do not contribute to final certification grade.
  • Labs involve running data modeling simulations, the genetic algorithm and neural networks.

Course schedule by week

Week Topics Engagement Individual Assessments Lab Sessions

AI and Transformation of Work and the Workplace


Individual Assessment-1

Lab 1 – Data Modeling


Core Technology - Algorithms, Tools, & Systems


Individual Assessment-2


Core Technology - Data, Validation & Metrics


Individual Assessment-3

Lab 2 – The Genetic Algorithm


AI and the Transformation of Social Engagement, Business & Healthcare


Individual Assessment-4


AI, Privacy, Policy, and Regulation


Individual Assessment-5

Lab 3 – Neural Networks


AI, Robotics, and the Internet of Everything


Individual Assessment-6