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Value of an Undergraduate Certificate

Are you interested in enhancing your studies with an undergraduate certificate? In addition to major areas of study, UTSA offers a variety of programs that provide valuable contributions to students' academic careers. While pursuing a certificate, students have the opportunity to explore personal interests and passions outside of their major program or complement their current major, helping them further stand out in the job market.
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Why Pursue a Certificate in Artificial Intelligence?

With the continued advancement of technology, the need for artificial intelligence experts is higher than ever. UTSA’s certificate in Artificial Intelligence (AI) provides an opportunity for engineering students, particularly electrical and computer engineers, to gain knowledge and skills in automation, machine learning, modeling, human learning process, and other fields.

Apply Certificate Courses to Your Degree

One of the added benefits of the Certificate in Artificial Intelligence is the ability to apply courses from this program to the BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering*. Depending on program requirements, and with approval of the undergraduate advisor of record, you may be able to apply coursework taken for this certificate directly to your major area of study.

*This certificate is open to all majors.

Adding a Certificate


Add On to Your Major - recommended path
Currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program and looking to enhance your degree with an undergraduate certificate? Contact the Certificate Program Advisor listed below, and request permission to enter into the program. Approval to enter into a certificate program must be granted by the Certificate Program Advisor and the Dean of the college in which the certificate program is housed.

Non-Degree Seeking Student
Not currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at UTSA but interested in an undergraduate certificate program? You can apply as a non-degree seeking student. Prospective students must apply for admission to UTSA as non-degree seeking and indicate on their application their interest in an undergraduate certificate. Prospective students are required to meet UTSA's admission requirements for special students at the undergraduate level. Once admitted, students can contact the Certificate Program Advisor listed below, and request permission to enter into their desired program. Approval to enter into a certificate program must be granted by the Certificate Program Advisor and the Dean of the college in which the certificate program is housed.

This certificate requires a total of 15 credit hours, including 3 hours of a required course and 12 hours of elective courses. Graduate courses in Artificial Intelligence may be approved as electives for this certificate.

Required course: 3 hours

  • Probability and Stochastic Processes

Students can select 12 hours from the following elective courses:

  • C++ and Data Structures
  • Systems Programming for Engineers
  • Introduction to Machine Learning
  • Intelligent Robotics
  • Intelligent Control
  • Special Studies in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Internet of Things (IOT))
  • Special Studies in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Robotics)

Certificate Program Advisor

Miltos Alamaniotis, PhD

210-458-6237

Miltos.Alamaniotis@utsa.edu