Additive Manufacturing Engineering

Official Certificate Program

Additive manufacturing, 3D printing, rapid prototyping… whatever you call it, it is playing a larger and larger role in every part of industry, from prototypes, to tooling, to finished goods.  Get the skills and knowledge you need to truly take advantage of these transformative processes.  The Official Certificate Program in Additive Manufacturing Engineering is a four-course sequence that can be completed part-time in only 8 months. 

First, you will take Engineering of Additive Manufacturing Processes.  Each of the various technologies in use today will be examined in detail so that you understand the pros and cos of each, and how to take advantage of them. 

Next, move on to a thorough study of the interplay between processing techniques and the material properties that result in Materials Engineering of Additive Manufacturing.  Materials produced via laser sintering, for instance, can have properties that can be attained any other way.  Discover how it happens and what else you can specify in your next design.

Continue with a study of modern optimization techniques in Engineering Optimization.  Additive Manufacturing break many of traditional rules regarding the shape of finished goods.  Advanced algorithms can allow you to wring every last ounce of performance out of your designs.  Here you will learn what happens under the hood so that you can pick the best tool for your projects.

Complete the certificate with Design and Analysis of Additive Manufacturing.  Apply advanced optimization routines to mechanical designs, and then produce them in our laboratories.  We have a variety of different additive manufacturing systems in-house, letting you test your new abilities.

The New Engineering Building

Our new home is rising up next to the library and student center.  On track to be completed this summer, it will house brand new labs in material science, dynamics and controls, fluid, and more.  We will retain our existing manufacturing labs and other facilities, including the 250mph wind tunnel housed in the Bichum Engineering Lab.


Admissions Requirements

Students must hold a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or a closely related discipline from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or complete additional prerequisite courses as directed on a case by case basis if the Bachelor's degree is not in a closely related discipline.

A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale (where A is 4.00), or its equivalent, and good standing (3.00 GPA) in all post-baccalaureate course work is required. Conditional admission may be granted to candidates with undergraduate GPAs as low as 2.70

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