Artificial Intelligence Systems Engineering

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Western’s Artificial Intelligence Systems Engineering (AISE) program is a five year concurrent degree program, that will train today’s engineers in the required modern tools to meet increasing employment demands and maximize opportunities for graduates.

Students will be educated in the fundamentals of AI, deep learning, online learning, algorithms, and data structure to solve engineering problems. Through project-based courses and case study methods, they will learn to apply AI to problems and challenges unique to their sectors.

Graduates of the program will understand the characteristic behaviour of AI models and will be capable of providing accountability in professional engineering environments. They will develop advanced skills to ensure their models are understood and deployed safely and responsibly, while also being able to evaluate the applicability of their model’s predictions.

AI is finding relevance in all disciplines of engineering. Recent years have seen a rapid evolution of technology and an explosion of new applications and devices that are seamlessly integrated into everyday activities, producing, collecting, and communicating data about people, places, and things.

We are awash in data and faced with the dual challenge of leveraging this data to gain valuable insight while at the same time recognizing and addressing the consequences of doing so.

After completing Western Engineering's Common First Year, you can enroll in the Artificial Intelligence Systems Engineering Program by choosing one of the following options:

Chemical Engineering and Artificial Intelligence Systems Engineering

As chemical engineering advances in the digital age, the modern chemical engineering graduate will require skills to understand the interfacing of remote sensing technologies, large and distributed data communication and autonomous operations with chemical engineering unit operations. Examples include developing ML models to predict plant performance, designing drones for chemical, biochemical and environmental sensing for safety, running autonomous chemical engineering equipment and designing optimized processes and chemical and biochemical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing systems. The broad nature of the chemical engineering discipline with its reach from nanoscale to the large scale, from traditional areas to addressing biotechnology and the environment requires designing process control systems based on machine learning and AI.

Chemical Engineering and AISE Courses

Civil Engineering and Artificial Intelligence Systems Engineering- Smart Cities and Structural Engineering

With a focus on structural engineering, students would be prepared to use AI for creating quality designs, creating structures equipped with intelligent sensors for better maintenance and risk control. Governments and buisnesses are already working on smart cities solutions and smart buildings is one of many applications that graduates of this program can work on. 

Civil Engineering and AISE-Smart Cities and Structural Engineering Courses

Civil Engineering and Artificial Intelligence Systems Engineering- Smart Cities and Environmental Engineering

With a focus on envinronmental engineering, students would be prepared to use AI for intelligent resource planning and management as well as finding intelligent solutions to environmental problems and minimizing the human impact on the environment. 

Civil Engineering and AISE-Smart Cities and Environmental Engineering Courses

Electrical Engineering and Artificial Intelligence Systems Engineering

Students will have the opportunity to study specialized courses including the application of AI techniques to power systems, communication systems and networks and IoT (Internet of Everything) Systems.

Electrical Engineering and AISE Courses

Mechanical Engineering and Artificial Intelligence Systems Engineering

Mechanical engineers use AI techniques to create complex designs and create simulations for dynamic (high-risk) systems. In addition to the courses that are common between various AISE streams, mechanical engineering students will take courses that are specific to Intelligent Manufacturing. The courses circumscribed to this area will cover advanced topics realted to the implementation of AI in automated monitoring and optimization of the manufacturing processes as well as material development targeting efficient transportation to be achieved via lightweight designs coupled with low carbon emission fabrication methods.

Mechanical Engineering and AISE Courses

Mechatronic Systems Engineering and Artificial Intelligence Systems Engineering

Mechatronics engineering combines mechanical and electronics engineering to create well functioning electromechanical systems. Adding AI and software skills to the mix allows the students to create the intelligent electromechanical systems of the future (e.g. Intelligent Robots). Students will learn the application of AI techniques in autonomous robotics, including autonomous vehicles, and smart manufacturing.

Mechatronic Systems Engineering and AISE Courses