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Machine Learning and AI MicroBootCamp™ | From Southern Methodist University (SMU)

  • Premium quality experience: Develop expert-level skills in AI to emerge as a future-forward leader or optimize productivity in your organization.
  • Self-paced learning: Complete coursework on your schedule and attend live office hours with AI experts.
  • Early registration discount: Register by September 18 to receive a 15% discount on the cost of your MicroBootCamp.

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Next start date: February 27 | Time to complete: 8–10 weeks | Pacing: 8–10 hours per week
Self-paced, with live office hours
Evolve with the future of AI

The Southern Methodist University Machine Learning and AI MicroBootCamp™ is a topic-specific, 8–10-week intensive designed for experienced professionals.

As a student, you will build advanced technical skills in machine learning and AI, including:

  • Unsupervised and supervised learning
  • ML optimization
  • Neural networks
  • Natural language processing
  • Emerging AI topics

Students must be experienced programmers familiar with Python.

Over 60% of business owners say AI will increase productivity.1
Tap into 360° support

MicroBootCamps™ offer high-quality, personalized assistance to supercharge your career as a leader in AI. We’re here to support your learning journey with unparalleled services and resources, and we will continue to guide you throughout your professional life.

  • Get 24/7 on-demand learning assistance.
  • Interact with industry experts through weekly live office hours.
  • Connect with a powerful network of engaged trainers and peers.
  • Access career resources, from industry tips to career pathway guides.
MicroBootCamp™ prerequisites

This MicroBootCamp™ is ideal for experienced programmers familiar with Python. Interested students should have a proven proficiency in Python and mathematics, including linear algebra, statistics and multivariable calculus. Work experience in programming is recommended, but not required. To benefit from this program, you should be able to:

  • Code in Python.
  • Read and write files in Python.
  • Create software scripts in Python using programming fundamentals such as variables, lists, conditionals, loops, and functions.
  • Install, import, and use external libraries in Python.
  • Apply essential coding skills including syntax recollection, pseudocode, problem decomposition, and debugging.


The AI MicroBootCampTM offered in collaboration with SMU CAPE is open to individuals who are at least 18 years of age. Work experience is strongly recommended.
A curriculum built for AI leaders

Led by edX-vetted instructors, this course contains readings, videos and real-world AI projects paired with real-time learning assistant support, personalized grading feedback and live office hours with instructors. As you develop optimized skills through hands-on machine learning and AI activities, you’ll also build a portfolio to showcase your work.

Engage in an industry-driven curriculum that teaches you how to build state-of-the-art AI skills, take on new projects or stand out as a leader in the industry.

  • Learn at your own pace, with access to all content on the course start date.
  • Develop a comprehensive skill set that is immediately applicable to your career.
  • Work on projects to add to your professional portfolio, with human-graded assignments and personalized feedback.

Learners will need the following equipment in order to successfully participate in the program:

  • Personal laptop meeting the following specifications: Windows 10/macOS Version 10.14 (Mojave) or higher (NOT LINUX) CPU: dual-core, 64 bit; At least 8GB of RAM; Hard drive with at least 64GB of available space.
  • Webcam and headphones with a microphone.
  • High-speed internet connection (with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps and upload speed of 5 Mbps).
  • Second monitor is recommended but not required.
Now you’re ready

By the time you complete the MicroBootCamp™, you will have learned in-demand skills, built an impressive portfolio of AI projects and earned a valuable Certificate of Completion.

Learn on your schedule
Time to complete 8–10 weeks
Pacing 8–10 hours per week, self-paced with live office hours
Live office hours 2 weekdays (1.5 hrs/session over 10 weeks)
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Early Registration
Enroll by September 18 and receive a 15% discount.

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About MicroBootCamps™


MicroBootCamps™ provide skills-based learning to students across Texas and beyond. This program is offered through SMU Continuing and Professional Education in partnership with edX.

Participants will have access to weekly instructor-led office hours where they can learn alongside learners from other participating universities and institutions and, upon meeting all requirements, be issued a Certificate in Machine Learning and AI from SMU Continuing and Professional Education.


About Southern Methodist University


A nationally ranked private university located near the heart of Dallas, SMU is a distinguished center for global research with a liberal arts tradition. SMU’s 11,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 90 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through seven schools.


About edX


edX, part of 2U Inc., works with respected universities and organizations to deliver innovative, skills-based training to a community of over 45 million learners around the world to support them at every stage of their lives and careers. edX delivers boot camps through an immersive learning experience with expert services and valuable resources. As of 2021, graduates have been hired by 6,700+ companies, including more than 62% of the Fortune 100.
The next AI MicroBootCamp™ starts February 27. Reserve your spot today!

1How Businesses Are Using Artificial Intelligence In 2023. (2023). Forbes Advisor. Retrieved May 16, 2023.