Emeritus Postgraduate Diploma in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence


Program Description

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Prerequisites: The diploma requires an undergraduate knowledge of statistics, (descriptive statistics, regression, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, interval estimation, etc.) calculus, linear algebra (vectors, matrices, derivatives), and probability.

Participants are required to possess an intermediate knowledge of Python since all assignments/application projects will be done using the Python programming language. EMERITUS offers a complimentary Python for Data Science certificate course to meet this prerequisite. Participants who successfully complete this certificate course will receive a certificate of completion from EMERITUS Institute of Management.

Why Enroll For Postgraduate Diploma in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms are transforming systems, experiences, processes, and entire industries. It’s no wonder that business leaders see these data-driven technologies as fundamental for the future—and that practitioners fluent in both fields are in high demand.

At Columbia Engineering, we are fascinated by their world-changing potential, and we’ve created the Postgraduate Diploma in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, in partnership with EMERITUS, to help students understand the fundamentals of AI and machine learning and how to apply them to solve complex real-world problems.

Your Learning Journey

Module 1: Applied Machine Learning

Supervised Learning

  • Regression: Maximum Likelihood, Least Squares, Regularization
  • Bayesian Methods: Bayes Rule, MAP Inference, Active Learning
  • Foundational Classification Algorithms: Nearest Neighbors, Perceptron, Logistic Regression
  • Refinements to Classification: Kernel Methods, Gaussian Process
  • Intermediate Classification Algorithms: SVM, Trees, Forests and Boosting

Unsupervised Learning

  • Clustering Methods: K-Means Clustering, E-M, Gaussian Mixtures
  • Recommendation Systems: Collaborative Filtering, Topic Modeling, PCA
  • Sequential Data Models: Markov and Hidden Markov Models, Kalman Filters
  • Association Analysis
  • Clustering Methods - II: Model Comparisons, Analysis Considerations

Module 2: Applied Artificial Intelligence

  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • Intelligent Agents and Uninformed Search
  • Heuristic Search
  • Adversarial Search and Games
  • Constraint Satisfaction Problems
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Logical Agents
  • AI applications: Natural Language Processing
  • AI Applications and Course Review

Module 3: Capstone Project

EMERITUS Network Benefits

On successful completion of this diploma, join a community of over 7400 learners on the EMERITUS Network. The EMERITUS Network is your platform to connect to a global network of individuals. Benefits of the EMERITUS Network include:

  • Tuition Assistance
  • Global Network that includes over 400 CEOs, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors, Founders and Managing Directors
  • Invitation to Global Events
  • Start-up Corner to help connect, collaborate, raise capital, invest or identify talent
  • Extended Course Access and
  • Access to EMERITUS Groups


Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a verified digital diploma from EMERITUS in collaboration with Columbia Engineering Executive Education.

Last updated Jul 2020

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