Hongyan Zhang, Program Director
Manufacturing is undergoing systemic changes as a result of technological advances and reshoring of manufacturing to the U.S. Adoption and integration of additive manufacturing technologies is changing the way products are made and opening product opportunities that were previously unfeasible. New manufacturing technologies, coupled with internet of things (IOT) and Green initiatives that reduce raw material costs and promote a circular economy, are shaping the manufacturing landscape of today. The graduate certificate in manufacturing will equip graduates with the knowledge and skills they need in this rapidly changing environment and enable employers to quickly identify graduates with the manufacturing expertise that they need.
Many industries are seeking to upgrade the skills of their workforce as methods of manufacturing expand to include additive manufacturing and advanced automation and automated assembly. Replacing legacy processes with new manufacturing methods also requires re-imagining engineering design for production with these new technologies. Want to be a leader in the manufacturing revolution? Let the Graduate Certificate in Manufacturing take your career to the next level. Want to keep going? Consider stacking with another certificate for additional credentials or to complete a MS degree.
Applicants for the program are evaluated based on the admission requirements of the M.S. of the Mechanical Engineering program.
|Required courses (select 3)||9|
|Design of Experiments|
|Assembly And Joining Processes|
|Elective courses (select 2)||6|
|Operations Research I|
|Manufacturing Systems Simulation|
|Design For Manufacturability|
|Sustainability Analysis and Design|
|Advanced Manufacturing Systems Engineering|
• Be hired as practicing engineers in industries and government laboratories that are involved in the design, simulation, implementation, testing, analysis, and control of manufacturing processes and systems.
• Be prepared to continue their education with an advanced degree in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, or other related field of engineering.
• Be prepared to continue their studies in other graduate programs to pursue careers in business or law.