Advanced Manufacturing

Program Offered

  • Minor in Advanced Manufacturing

Minor and ASI in Advanced Manufacturing

The interdisciplinary Advanced Manufacturing program will prepare undergraduates to meet the challenges of careers in advanced manufacturing. Undergraduate students have the following degree options:

  • Area of Special Interest (12 credit hours)
    • Requirements: MEGN483 and 9 credit hours of electives (see Table 2)
  • Minor (18 credit hours)
    • Requirements: MEGN483 and one other core course to be determined and 12 credit hours of electives (see Table 2)

The Advanced Manufacturing program will be anchored by four signature core courses (three of which will be new to the next catalog) and will offer a diverse array of electives drawn from an approved list of existing courses within the Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics and Applied Math and Statistics departments. The electives in Table 2 are categorized based on the program’s specialty areas:

  • Additive Manufacturing of Structural Materials
  • Data-Driven Materials Manufacturing

The four core courses in the Advanced Manufacturing program will explore the emerging technology of additive manufacturing; the existing structural materials used in additive manufacturing and the physical models for processing them; how to design parts specifically for additive manufacturing processes; and the foundational principles of statistical modeling and machine learning for the purpose of optimizing materials for manufacturing processes and optimizing manufacturing processes for specific parts.

Table 1: Advanced Manufacturing core course list

MEGN483ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING3.0
MEGNXXXAdditional Core Courses to Be Determined3.0

Table 2: Undergraduate elective courses, listed by specialty area

Additive Manufacturing of Structural Materials
MEGN381MANUFACTURING PROCESSES3.0
MEGN412ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS3.0
MTGN348MICROSTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT3.0
MTGN414ADVANCED PROCESSING AND SINTERING OF CERAMICS3.0
MTGN442ENGINEERING ALLOYS3.0
MTGN445MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS3.0
MTGN445LMECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS LABORATORY1.0
MTGN464FORGING AND FORMING2.0
MTGN464LFORGING AND FORMING LABORATORY1.0
MTGN465MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CERAMICS3.0
MTGN475METALLURGY OF WELDING2.0
MTGN475LMETALLURGY OF WELDING LABORATORY1.0
PHGN300PHYSICS III-MODERN PHYSICS I3.0
PHGN320MODERN PHYSICS II: BASICS OF QUANTUM MECHANICS4.0
PHGN462ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND OPTICAL PHYSICS3.0
PHGN466MODERN OPTICAL ENGINEERING (Additive Manufacturing of Structural Materials)3.0
PHGN480LASER PHYSICS3.0
Data-Driven Materials Manufacturing
CSCI303INTRODUCTION TO DATA SCIENCE3.0
CSCI403DATA BASE MANAGEMENT3.0
CSCI404ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE3.0
CSCI406ALGORITHMS3.0
CSCI437INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER VISION3.0
CSCI470INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE LEARNING 3.0
EENG307INTRODUCTION TO FEEDBACK CONTROL SYSTEMS3.0
EENG310INFORMATION SYSTEMS SCIENCE I4.0
EENG311INFORMATION SYSTEMS SCIENCE II3.0
EENG383MICROCOMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND INTERFACING4.0
EENG411DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING3.0
EENG417MODERN CONTROL DESIGN3.0
MATH334INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY3.0
MATH335INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS3.0
MATH424INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS3.0
MATH432SPATIAL STATISTICS3.0
MATH436ADVANCED STATISTICAL MODELING3.0
MEGN441INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS3.0
MEGN485MANUFACTURING OPTIMIZATION WITH NETWORK MODELS3.0
MEGN486LINEAR OPTIMIZATION3.0

Courses

AMFG401. ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D Printing in the popular press, is an emerging manufacturing technology that will see widespread adoption across a wide range of industries during your career. Subtractive Manufacturing (SM) technologies (CNCs, drill presses, lathes, etc.) have been an industry mainstay for over 100 years. The transition from SM to AM technologies, the blending of SM and AM technologies, and other developments in the manufacturing world has direct impact on how we design and manufacture products. This course will prepare students for the new design and manufacturing environment that AM is unlocking. Prerequisites: MEGN200 and MEGN201 or equivalent project classes. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

AMFG421. DESIGN FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

(II) Design for Additive Manufacturing (DAM) introduces common considerations that must be addressed to successfully design or re-design parts for additive manufacturing methods. Industry-leading hardware and FEA software will be used to explore all phases of the DAM workflow, including topology optimization, additive process simulation, distortion compensation, and in-service performance. 3 hours lecture; 3 semester hours.

AMFG498. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING. 1-6 Semester Hr.

(I, II) Pilot course or special topics course. Topics chosen from special interests of instructor(s) and student(s). Usually the course is offered only once. Prerequisite: none. Variable credit; 1 to 6 credit hours. Repeatable for credit under different titles.