Autonomous Systems: Function and Coding

Widen your area of expertise within programming through this certificate for autonomous systems. Learners will advance their knowledge in:

  • understanding the demands on software for autonomous systems, including high speed responses and integrability of data and locations
  • various important technologies to ensure connectivity such as LIDAR, radar, and streaming video
  • the components required for execution- codes, code architectures, cloud computing environments, and hardware integrations

Starts: October 23, 2021
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)
Cost

  • 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.

Grading

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.

Course schedule by week

Week Topics Engagement Individual Assessments
1

Code, Code Architecture and Cloud Infrastructure

Engagement-1

Individual Assessment-1

2

Responsiveness and Speed: Bandwidth, Networks and Protocols

Engagement-2

Individual Assessment-2

3

External Connectivity: Protocols for Signal Capture, Data Conditioning and Decision-Making

Engagement-3

Individual Assessment-3

4

Programming for Reliability and Redundancy

Engagement-4

Individual Assessment-4

5

Platforms and Open-Source Solutions: Survey of Emerging Systems Enabling Connectivity

Engagement-5

Individual Assessment-5

6

Safety and Ethical Decision-Making in Autonomous Systems: Coding for Regulatory Compliance

Engagement-6

Individual Assessment-6