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Machine Learning DevOps Engineer

Nanodegree Program

Up your game by streamlining the integration of machine-learning models and deploying them to a production-level environment.

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  • Estimated time
    4 Months

    At 10 hours/week

  • Enroll by
    June 7, 2023

    Get access to the classroom immediately upon enrollment

  • Skills acquired
    Machine Learning Ops Troubleshooting, Git, DVC

What you will learn

  1. Machine Learning DevOps Engineer

    Estimated 4 months to complete

    In this program, you will build the DevOps skills required to automate the various aspects and stages of machine learning model building and monitoring.

    Prerequisite knowledge

    Prior experience with Python and Machine Learning.

    1. Clean Code Principles

      Develop skills that are essential for deploying production machine learning models. First, you will put your coding best practices on auto-pilot by learning how to use PyLint and AutoPEP8. Then you will further expand your git and Github skills to work with teams. Finally, you will learn best practices associated with testing and logging used in production settings in order to ensure your models can stand the test of time.

    2. Building a Reproducible Model Workflow

      This course empowers the students to be more efficient, effective, and productive in modern, real-world ML projects by adopting best practices around reproducible workflows. In particular, it teaches the fundamentals of MLops and how to: a) create a clean, organized, reproducible, end-to-end machine learning pipeline from scratch using MLflow b) clean and validate the data using pytest c) track experiments, code, and results using GitHub and Weights & Biases d) select the best-performing model for production and e) deploy a model using MLflow. Along the way, it also touches on other technologies like Kubernetes, Kubeflow, and Great Expectations and how they relate to the content of the class.

    3. Deploying a Scalable ML Pipeline in Production

      This course teaches students how to robustly deploy a machine learning model into production. En route to that goal students will learn how to put the finishing touches on a model by taking a fine grained approach to model performance, checking bias, and ultimately writing a model card. Students will also learn how to version control their data and models using Data Version Control (DVC). The last piece in preparation for deployment will be learning Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment which will be accomplished using GitHub Actions and Heroku, respectively. Finally, students will learn how to write a fast, type-checked, and auto-documented API using FastAPI.

    4. Automated model scoring and monitoring

      This course will help students automate the devops processes required to score and re-deploy ML models. Students will automate model training and deployment. They will set up regular scoring processes to be performed after model deployment, and also learn to reason carefully about model drift, and whether models need to be retrained and re-deployed. Students will learn to diagnose operational issues with models, including data integrity and stability problems, timing problems, and dependency issues. Finally, students will learn to set up automated reporting with API’s.

All our programs include

  • Real-world projects from industry experts

    With real-world projects and immersive content built in partnership with top-tier companies, you’ll master the tech skills companies want.

  • Real-time support

    On demand help. Receive instant help with your learning directly in the classroom. Stay on track and get unstuck.

  • Career services

    You’ll have access to Github portfolio review and LinkedIn profile optimization to help you advance your career and land a high-paying role.

  • Flexible learning program

    Tailor a learning plan that fits your busy life. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals on the schedule that works best for you.

Program offerings

  • Class content

    • Real-world projects
    • Project reviews
    • Project feedback from experienced reviewers
  • Student services

    • Student community
    • Real-time support
  • Career services

    • Github review
    • LinkedIn profile optimization

Succeed with personalized services.

We provide services customized for your needs at every step of your learning journey to ensure your success.

Get timely feedback on your projects.

  • Personalized feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve
  • 1,400+

    project reviewers

  • 2.7M

    projects reviewed

  • 88/100

    reviewer rating

  • 1.1 hours

    avg project review turnaround time

Learn with the best.

Learn with the best.

  • Joshua Bernhard


    Josh has been sharing his passion for data for nearly a decade at all levels of university, and as a Data Science Instructor for coding bootcamps. He's used data science for work ranging from cancer research to process automation.

  • Giacomo Vianello

    Principal Data Scientist

    Giacomo Vianello is an end-to-end data scientist with a passion for state-of-the-art but practical technical solutions. He is Principal Data Scientist at Cape Analytics, where he develops AI systems to extract intelligence from geospatial imagery bringing, cutting-edge AI solutions to the insurance and real estate industries.

  • Justin Clifford Smith, PhD

    Senior Data Scientist at Optum

    Justin a Senior Data Scientist at Optum where he works to make healthcare more efficient with natural language processing and machine learning. Previously he was a Data Scientist at the US Census Bureau. His doctorate is from the University of California, Irvine where he studied theoretical physics.

  • Bradford Tuckfield

    Data Scientist and Writer

    Bradford Tuckfield is a data scientist and writer. He has worked on applications of data science in a variety of industries. He's the author of Dive Into Algorithms, forthcoming with No Starch Press.

  • Ulrika Jägare

    Head of AI/ML Strategy Execution in Ericsson

    Ulrika has been with Ericsson for 21 years in various leadership roles, out of which 11 years in the Data and AI space. Ulrika holds a Master of Science degree from University of Lund in Sweden and is also author of seven published books in Data Science.

Machine Learning DevOps Engineer

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    • Learn

      Streamline the integration of machine-learning models and deploy them to a production-level environment.

    • Average Time

      On average, successful students take 4 months to complete this program.

    • Benefits include

      • Real-world projects from industry experts
      • Real-time classroom support
      • Career services

    Program details

    Program overview: Why should I take this program?
    • Why should I enroll?

      Data and AI professionals today are expected to be able to go beyond training ML models to packaging, deploying, and monitoring them in production environments. Whether you’re a Data Scientist, Data Engineer, Software Engineer, or any other role working with ML models, building this DevOps skillset will set you apart.

    • What jobs will this program prepare me for?

      The skills you build in this program will be instrumental in roles such as Data Scientist, Data Engineer, Machine Learning Engineer, DevOps Engineer, and beyond.

      ML DevOps is leveraged in a wide range of industries, from public transportation and healthcare to engineering, safety, and manufacturing. From models that automatically recognize certain types of medication to models that anticipate the effects of earthquakes, autonomous (and deployed!) systems yield real-world impact with the assistance of MLOps.

    • How do I know if this program is right for me?

      This course is for individuals who recognize the importance of machine learning model deployment but struggle to push the models they have developed in modeling environments to production to be self-functioning.

    Enrollment and admission
    • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?

      No. This Nanodegree program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.

    • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

      A well-prepared student will already be familiar with:

      • The data science process and overall workflow of building machine learning models
      • Using Jupyter notebooks to solve data science-related problems
      • Writing scripts using NumPy, pandas, Scikit-learn, TensorFlow/PyTorch in Jupyter notebooks that clean data (as part of ETL), feed it into a machine learning model and validate the performance of the model
      • Using the Terminal, version control in Git, and using GitHub
    • If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?

      To prepare, we recommend the Introduction to Machine Learning and AI Programming with Python programs to build your comfortability with ML concepts and using python in an AI context.

    Tuition and term of program
    • How is this Nanodegree program structured?

      The Machine Learning DevOps Engineer Nanodegree program is comprised of content and curriculum to support four (4) projects. We estimate that students can complete the program in four (4) months working 10 hours per week.

      Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.

    • How long is this Nanodegree program?

      Access to this Nanodegree program runs for the length of time specified above. If you do not graduate within that time period, you will continue learning with month-to-month payments. See the Terms of Use and FAQs for other policies regarding the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.

    • Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund?

      Please see the Udacity Program FAQs for policies on enrollment in our programs.

    Software and hardware: What do I need for this program?
    • What software and versions will I need in this program?

      You will need a computer running a 64-bit operating system with at least 8GB of RAM, along with administrator account permissions sufficient to install programs including Anaconda with Python 3.x and supporting packages.

      Most modern Windows, OS X, and Linux laptops or desktops will work well; we do not recommend a tablet since they typically have less computing power. We will provide you with instructions on how to install the required software packages. Additional tech requirements can be found at

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