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Certificate in Machine Learning

Teach Machines to Teach Themselves


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $4,548

Next start date:

October 2021

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About this Program

Machine learning — the ability for computers to detect patterns in data and use it to make predictions — is changing our world in profound ways. As the technology becomes faster and more accessible, machine learning is sparking innovations big and small, from customer service chatbots to predictive medicine. Future applications are limited only by the imagination.

In this three-course certificate program, we’ll prepare you for the machine learning scientist or machine learning engineer role. We’ll examine both the mathematical and applied aspects of machine learning. You’ll study the underlying algorithms and statistical methods that are at the core of machine learning techniques. We’ll also apply these practices using the most popular tools and platforms — along with your developing judgment and intuition — to address actual business needs and real-world challenges. 

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Software programmers, statisticians, experienced applied mathematicians and data scientists who want to become machine learning scientists.

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Video Overview

Instructor Dave DeBarr of the Certificate in Machine Learning discusses the skills and knowledge this program covers.

Duration: 01:32


  • Essential concepts of statistical analyses, probability, mathematical modeling and optimization techniques
  • Supervised and unsupervised learning models for tasks such as forecasting, predicting and outlier detection
  • Advanced machine learning applications, including recommendation systems and natural language processing
  • Deep learning concepts and applications
  • How to identify, source and prepare raw data for analysis and modeling


  • Work with open source tools such as scikit-learn, TensorFlow and Keras
  • Develop solutions to real-world machine learning problems
  • Participate in code reviews


You may be eligible to apply for a UW Certificate Scholarship or Rotary Scholarship to cover most of the costs of this program. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and the potential of the program to positively impact your career. For more information, see the Scholarships page.

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Quarter 3

Deep Learning

Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings

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