New Machine Learning, Autonomous Systems Diploma Option
Industry demand for skilled workers in machine learning and autonomous systems is driving the latest bachelor option at Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus.
This program is one of the few offered in the United States and the only one in Kansas.
Autonomous systems and machine learning involve letting an application learn and improve from data and experience without being programmed to do so. These systems, which can operate with minimal or no human contact, include digital assistants such as Siri and Alexa, website recommendation systems, and autonomous vehicles.
“This new degree option in Machine Learning and Autonomous Systems has been developed to meet the advanced demands of the industry,” said Michael Pritchard, Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrated Studies and Chair of the Machine Learning and Autonomous Systems Program. .
“The need for a skilled workforce with autonomous systems development skills is growing at a rapid rate, and at K-State Salina we aim to meet that demand,” said Pritchard. “The new degree option is unique in the region as well as the country.”
K-State Salina’s Machine Learning and Autonomous Systems program teaches students the basics of technology to predict, plan and sense the environment to improve healthcare, occupational safety, transportation, l space exploration and aspects of everyday life. Throughout the program, students will acquire skills to create autonomous systems that collaborate with humans through the use of modern programming languages. In addition, the program will equip students with transferable skills such as systems development, statistics and data analysis techniques. The program can be completed entirely online or through a hybrid of online and on-campus courses.
“The K-State Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus continues to support the industry by providing the education and skills necessary to be at the cutting edge of technology,” said Alysia Starkey, CEO and Dean. “This degree allows us to diversify our curriculum to meet advanced, unmanned and advanced manufacturing needs as we continue to strengthen our global aerospace presence.”
For more information about the program, contact the Admissions Office at 785-826-2640 or [email protected].