Advanced Manufacturing-Technology Systems

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About Advanced Manufacturing

Welcome to the Advanced Manufacturing emphasis area, a dynamic and innovative field at the intersection of technology, engineering, and manufacturing. This emphasis area equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the rapidly evolving world of modern manufacturing.

What is Advanced Manufacturing?

Advanced Manufacturing uses cutting-edge technologies, advanced materials, and data-driven processes to transform traditional manufacturing practices. Advanced Manufacturing integrates computer systems, automation, robotics, and additive manufacturing (3D printing) to enhance productivity, efficiency, and product quality. With advanced manufacturing techniques, industries can achieve higher levels of customization, reduce time-to-market, and improve overall operational performance.

Why Choose the Advanced Manufacturing Emphasis?

By choosing the Advanced Manufacturing emphasis area, you will comprehensively understand the latest manufacturing technologies and methods. Our emphasis courses provide students with a strong foundation through carefully calibrated course content. You will have the opportunity to explore various aspects of advanced manufacturing, including additive manufacturing, computer-aided drafting, computer-integrated manufacturing systems, and design optimization for additive manufacturing.

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Job Options for Graduates

  • Additive Manufacturing Engineer: 
    As an additive manufacturing engineer, you will leverage your expertise in 3D printing technologies to design, optimize, and produce complex components. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to develop innovative manufacturing solutions, improve product quality, and enhance production processes.
  • Product Design Specialist: 
    In this role, you will utilize your knowledge of design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) principles to create innovative and optimized product designs. Collaborating with engineers and manufacturers, you will transform concepts into functional and manufacturable products, considering additive manufacturing techniques and unique capabilities and constraints.
  • Manufacturing Process Engineer: 
    As a manufacturing process engineer, you will play a crucial role in optimizing production processes and ensuring efficient and cost-effective manufacturing operations. You will utilize advanced computer-integrated manufacturing systems to streamline workflows, enhance productivity, and maintain high-quality standards.
  • Research and Development Engineer:
    Research and development engineers are responsible for exploring new materials, techniques, and technologies. You will contribute to developing cutting-edge manufacturing processes, collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, and drive innovation.
  • Lean Manufacturing Specialist:
    A Lean Manufacturing Specialist is responsible for identifying and eliminating waste in manufacturing processes to improve efficiency and reduce costs while maintaining quality standards.
  • Quality Control Specialist:
    Quality control specialists ensure the precision and accuracy of manufactured products for safety and reliability. You will develop and implement quality control procedures, perform inspections and tests, and analyze data to identify areas for improvement and maintain the highest quality standards.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to have the approved Utah Technical College 900+ hour certificate/30 credit program or USU Certificate of Completion to do this program? 

No, you do not. You can complete 30 technical elective credits that will give you a foundation for the upper-division classes that fit your career goals.

What math do I need to take?

You can complete any math course that has the Quantitative Literacy designation to fulfill our math requirement. Learn more about Math and ALEKS.