Associate Degree Specialization in Machine Learning and Design Techniques

Earn your degree in as little as 16 months1

Understand how processes and production environments can be improved with DeVry University’s Associate in Engineering Technology with a specialization in Machine Learning and Design Techniques. Anchored by our Tech Core curriculum, this specialization offers the interdisciplinary fundamentals you need to analyze processes in the modern IoT (Internet of Things) economy.

Our embedded IT Essentials Certificate lets you show off your new skills along the way.

Get to Know Our Machine Learning and Design Techniques Specialization

Our online Associate in Engineering Technology with a Machine Learning and Design Techniques specialization gives you hands-on experience with today’s cutting-edge technologies. You will use computer-aided design to build three-dimensional models, develop and train machine learning models and apply linear regression to make predictions. You will also:

  • Study control systems related to applications such as robotics
  • Study natural language processing
  • Study data analytics and artificial intelligence
  • Have the opportunity to put everything you learn together in a course project as part of your Process Improvement with Machine Learning course

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Associate Degree in Engineering Technology with Machine Learning and Design Techniques Specialization in as little as 1 year + 4 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.



Why DeVry?

Complimentary Laptop

You’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program2. It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.

Work With IoT Technologies & Systems

Immerse yourself in the Internet of Things (IoT) world and obtain hands-on experience with IoT, cloud, software and security technologies and systems.

Certification Exam Reimbursement

Several of our tech programs are designed with industry-recognized certifications in mind. Qualified students may receive up to a $300 reimbursement for the cost of one exam attempt across a wide range of certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Cloud+

Others may be applicable as well. Speak with an advisor for more info.

Questions? We can help!

What You'll Learn

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    Process Improvements and Machine Learning

    Explore and apply process improvement methodologies to evaluate and enhance the performance of systems.
  • communicate methods and findings icon

    Communicate Methods and Findings

    Learn to communicate the rationale behind research methods and recommendations while presenting performance objectives, issues and solutions.
  • complex problem solving icon

    Complex Problem Solving

    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • collaborate in dynamic work environments icon

    Collaborate in Dynamic Work Environments

    Learn to collaborate with colleagues in varying locations and environments to coordinate and share information.
  • circuit analysis icon

    Circuit Analysis

    Design and analyze circuits ensuring proper construction, voltage and currents.
  • design and modeling icon

    Design and Modeling

    Leverage computer-aided design (CAD) software to facilitate the generation, modification, and optimization of systems.
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    Automation and Control

    Configure and troubleshoot control systems.
  • statistical methods icon

    Statistical Methods

    Understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • digital literacy icon

    Digital Literacy

    Learn to apply appropriate technologies in order to solve digital issues and problems within databases.

Skill Focused Curriculum

Elements of the curriculum are aligned to industry certifications to help you validate your knowledge and skills as you prepare to pursue such certification exams as:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA ITF+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
  • Autodesk Certified User
  • PCEP Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer

Strong Legacy in Tech

At DeVry University, we awarded our first Associate in Engineering Technology degrees in 1955 and our first accredited Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology degrees in 1969. In 2014, we awarded our first accredited online Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology degrees and continue this legacy in tech into our programs today.

Degrees in engineering technology at DeVry prepare for careers to solve technology problems.

Career Opportunities

With a strong Tech Core, the Associate in Engineering Technology with a specialization in Machine Learning and Design Techniques will prepare you to utilize today’s most advanced tools, from computer-aided design to artificial intelligence, to solve a wide variety of problems, particularly within the manufacturing and production space.

With a Machine Learning and Design Techniques specialization, you can consider careers including, but not limited to:

  • Electrical Engineering Technician
    Working under an electrical engineer, you’ll assist with all aspects of the design, development and testing of electrical control systems and equipment. Both theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills are often required, depending on the nature of the position.

  • Computer User Support Specialist
    In this role, also known as a help-desk technician, you’ll assist computer users with troubleshooting and repairing a variety of issues. You might be part of a corporate IT team or assist home users. A lot of this work is performed remotely via chat, phone or email, but site-based visits are sometimes required.
  • Field Service Technician
    Field service technicians are responsible for installing, maintaining and repairing equipment. You’ll spend much of your time on the road, visiting the sites where the equipment is located.

  • Engineering Technologist (General)
    A general engineering technologist is qualified to solve many kinds of challenges across different types of engineering. Under the guidance of a specialized engineer, you might work in an area such as product design, technical operations or field engineering in virtually any industry.

Course Options

The Associate in Engineering Technology with a specialization in Machine Learning and Design Techniques consists of a minimum of 64 credit hours divided into:

  • General Education (Essentials): 26 credits
  • Tech Core: 21 credits
  • Automation and Electronic Systems: 6 credits
  • Career Preparation: 1 credit
  • Specialization: 10 credits

General Education Courses

Communication skills

ENGL112 Composition

One of:

SPCH275 Public Speaking
SPCH276 Intercultural Communication


One of:

ETHC232 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
ETHC334 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Social Sciences

SOCS185 Culture and Society

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
PHYS204 Applied Physics with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Tech Core Courses

Tech Core

CEIS101 Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
CEIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
CEIS114 Introduction to Digital Devices
NETW191 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking
NETW211 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing
SEC285 Fundamentals of Information Systems Security

Program Courses

Automation and Electrical Systems

ECT226 Electronic Device and System Foundations
ECT286 Automation and Controls

Career Preparation

CEIS299 Careers and Technology

Specialized Courses

Machine Learning and Design Techniques

MATH221 Statistics for Decision Making

Two of:

CEIS308 Systems and Computer Aided Design
CEIS310 Process Improvement with Machine Learning
CEIS312 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Embedded Programs – Demonstrate Your Growing Skills

The Associate in Engineering Technology with Machine Learning and Design Techniques specialization includes an embedded IT Essentials Certificate. This 8-course program provides you with the fundamental skills you need to meet the challenges of the rapidly evolving field of information technology. If you later decide to earn a qualifying bachelor’s degree at DeVry, all of the courses in your completed associate degree will count for credit toward that bachelor’s degree.3

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Related Programs

1Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.
2As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate in Information Technology and Networking, Associate in Engineering Technology, Associate in Network Systems Administration, Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Software Development, Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s in Network and Communications Management and Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
3At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.
*The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements