About this Specialization

81,439 recent views
Be at the forefront of the autonomous driving industry. With market researchers predicting a $42-billion market and more than 20 million self-driving cars on the road by 2025, the next big job boom is right around the corner. This Specialization gives you a comprehensive understanding of state-of-the-art engineering practices used in the self-driving car industry. You'll get to interact with real data sets from an autonomous vehicle (AV)―all through hands-on projects using the open source simulator CARLA. Throughout your courses, you’ll hear from industry experts who work at companies like Oxbotica and Zoox as they share insights about autonomous technology and how that is powering job growth within the field. You’ll learn from a highly realistic driving environment that features 3D pedestrian modelling and environmental conditions. When you complete the Specialization successfully, you’ll be able to build your own self-driving software stack and be ready to apply for jobs in the autonomous vehicle industry. It is recommended that you have some background in linear algebra, probability, statistics, calculus, physics, control theory, and Python programming. You will need these specifications in order to effectively run the CARLA simulator: Windows 7 64-bit (or later) or Ubuntu 16.04 (or later), Quad-core Intel or AMD processor (2.5 GHz or faster), NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX or AMD Radeon 6870 HD series card or higher, 8 GB RAM, and OpenGL 3 or greater (for Linux computers).
Learner Career Outcomes
43%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Advanced Level
Approx. 7 months to complete
Suggested 5 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Learner Career Outcomes
43%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Advanced Level
Approx. 7 months to complete
Suggested 5 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Spanish

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Introduction to Self-Driving Cars

4.7
stars
1,156 ratings
234 reviews
Course2

Course 2

State Estimation and Localization for Self-Driving Cars

4.6
stars
407 ratings
72 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Visual Perception for Self-Driving Cars

4.6
stars
248 ratings
38 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Motion Planning for Self-Driving Cars

4.8
stars
198 ratings
36 reviews

Offered by

University of Toronto logo

University of Toronto

Frequently Asked Questions

  • If you subscribed, you get a 7-day free trial during which you can cancel at no penalty. After that, we don’t give refunds, but you can cancel your subscription at any time. See our full refund policy.

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more. Online Degrees and Mastertrack™ Certificates on Coursera provide the opportunity to earn university credit.

  • Each course is intended to take 4-6 weeks, roughly one week per module. At this pace, the entire Specialization will take you 4-6 months to complete.

  • See the list of prerequisites provided in Module 0 of Course 1. The most important ones are familiarity with linear algebra, calculus, probability theory, and kinematic and dynamic modeling. Some exposure to computer vision, AI or robotics is also useful.

  • The courses are mostly independent and self-paced, so it is possible to mix the order of the courses based on your interests. The only exception is that Course 1 provides a valuable overview of an autonomous vehicle in terms of hardware and software, so we recommend starting with Course 1.

  • You will be able to develop basic implementations of all the main components of an autonomous car software stack, including localization and mapping solutions, object detection and drivable surface detection methods, motion planning approaches and vehicle controllers. You'll be ready to enter the industry with a strong overview of the core requirements and challenges in self-driving development, and you'll have experience with simulating these vehicles in the CARLA simulator.

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.