Jul 15, 2024  
Graduate Catalog | 2024-2025 
Graduate Catalog | 2024-2025

Applied Artificial Intelligence, Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Artificial Intelligence (AAI) provides graduate students with the opportunity to reach a demonstrated level of competence in the area of Artificial Intelligence and apply such knowledge to the solution of practical problems. Coursework towards the Certificate in AAI can be used for credit towards the M.S. in Computer Science  degree. However, its primary purpose is to provide a well-defined target for students who want to advance their knowledge of modern AI systems and techniques but do not necessarily wish to complete all requirements for the M.S. in Computer Science .  The certificate may be pursued concurrently with any of the graduate degree programs at UNC Charlotte.

Admission Requirements

The Certificate in Applied Artificial Intelligence is open to all students who hold a B.S. degree in any scientific, engineering, or business discipline and either are enrolled and in good standing in a graduate degree program at UNC Charlotte or have GPA above 2.8 overall and 3.0 for their Junior and Senior years.

In addition, the program requires a current working knowledge of two higher-level languages, including at least one procedural language; and a familiarity with computer applications.  The following minimal background in mathematics is also required: two semesters of calculus and one semester of discrete structures.  Individuals who have worked at a high professional level in the computer industry may be able to substitute work experience for specific subject area admission requirements.

Certificate Requirements

The certificate will be awarded upon completion of four graduate level courses (12 credit hours) in the area of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and their applications.  

Certificate Total = 12 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required, and at most one course with a grade of C may be allowed towards the certificate.