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Master of Engineering with a focus area in AI and Machine Learning


The online Master of Engineering degree with a focus area in AI and Machine Learning provides you with a solid foundation in cutting-edge AI and Machine Learning techniques, and gives you leadership skills to advance your career. In our nine course, 100-percent online program, you will learn how to use AI tools and apply them to a range of problems. You will graduate with a Master of Engineering degree.

This degree prepares you to:

  • Solve complex problems with a wide range of AI and Machine Learning tools.
  • Apply AI and Machine learning techniques to real-world applications and a broad range of data sets.
  • Develop applications that include AI and Machine Learning functionality.
The degree program leverages UIC’s highly ranked artificial intelligence faculty members, who are ranked in the top 20 in the United States.*
Peter Nelson, Ph.D.  |  Dean of the UIC College of Engineering

*Source: CSRankings: Computer Science Rankings

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Learn from our distinguished faculty at the leading edge of research in their respective disciplines and prepare to redefine your role in today’s dynamic artificial intelligence and machine learning environment. For the online Master of Engineering degree, you will complete these 9 courses totaling 36 credit hours. With accelerated 8-week terms, this degree can be completed in as few as 12 months. (These 9 online courses are for Master of Engineering students only.)

AI and Machine Learning are at the forefront of solving problems that were previously inaccessible due to limitations on computing.  Now that computers have caught up, there is a large set of problems that engineers can now tackle that have profound implications on society.

Andrew Shulman, Ph.D.  |  Senior Lecturer | Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer | Master of Engineering Faculty

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  • $896 per Credit Hour

    In Fixed Tuition Costs

  • Only 36 Credit Hours

    To Earn Your Degree

  • $32,256*

    Total Tuition Cost

*Library and Technology Fees are an additional $19 per credit hour. Note: The Online Master of Engineering with a focus area in AI and Machine Learning is a Full Cost Recovery Program and is not eligible for tuition waivers by University of Illinois employees.

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Academic Term Application Deadline Classes Begin
Summer 2023 6/5/2023 6/12/2023

Now enrolling for Summer Term

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  • Bachelor's Degree

    A baccalaureate or equivalent degree in engineering or a closely related field—such as biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, or physics—from a regionally accredited college or university.

    For non-engineering or computer science majors, applicants must have calculus 1 through calculus 3 (which is the equivalent to Math 180, Math 181 and Math 210 at UIC) and the equivalent of 10 credit hours in sciences, all with a grade of C or better.

  • "B" Average GPA

    A cumulative “B” average for the final 60 semester hours (or 90 quarter hours) of undergraduate study. This translates to a grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4, or 4.0 on a scale of 5.

    Possess registrar-issued transcripts (copies) from all colleges or universities attended. Transcripts must state degree conferred from awarding institution.

    International students refer to: International Requirements.

  • Work Experience

    Two years or more of post-bachelor’s work experience in engineering, computer science or a related field.

Applications are thoughtfully evaluated on an individual basis, and students who do not meet the exact candidate criteria outlined below are still welcome to apply. The committee gives consideration to individuals who, for example, may not quite meet the academic requirements but whose professional experience in engineering distinguishes them as excellent candidates

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  • Cost-Effective & Time Oriented: Our online programs offer pay-by-the-course tuition, while you earn an esteemed degree at your own pace (sometimes in as little as a year).
  • Curated for Your Success: The online courses are specifically kept small so each student has personalized access to the attention of the instructor and their knowledge base.
  • Diversity in Thought: Online coursework allows you to converse with students from various backgrounds and geographic locations, creating a nurturing environment for diverse ideas and varying perspectives.
  • Experienced Instructors: The online faculty have extensive industry expertise and are devoted to providing you with a world class education and industry specific skill set.

AI and Machine Learning has become an engineering discipline.  It’s no longer just a specialized domain.

Plamen Petrov, Ph.D.  |  Adjunct Lecturer | Department of Computer Science | Master of Engineering Faculty
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