The M.S. AMD and M.Eng AMD degrees are 30-credit degree programs that are offered resident, in the case of the M.S. AMD, and online, in the case of the M.Eng AMD, to graduate students to provide the analytical and practical skills required to digitally design, develop, analyze, numerically model, optimize, fabricate, and inspect new components and subassemblies using appropriate additive manufacturing technologies. This requires knowledge across multiple domains, including industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering design, engineering science, and materials science.
All additive manufacturing and design students will be required to enroll in five core courses that cover additive manufacturing processes, materials for additive manufacturing, the engineering and scientific foundations of additive manufacturing, design for additive manufacturing, and a hands-on laboratory experience in additive manufacturing.
In addition to the core courses, students will be required to enroll in electives (8 credits) that include design, materials, manufacturing, technical writing, technical presentations, and supply chain, along with enrolling in a seminar course (1 credit, not counted toward the degree). To meet the degree requirements, M.Eng students will also be required to complete a culminating project that leads to a paper and M.S. students will be required to complete either a paper or thesis. Read more about Additive Manufacturing and Design Courses.
The Graduate Credit Certificate in Additive Manufacturing and Design is a 12-credit, non-laboratory graduate certificate that can provide you with knowledge and skills in additive manufacturing and design that can open doors to new career paths and further education focused on additive manufacturing and design. It can serve as an entry into fields that make use of 3D printing, including aerospace, consumer goods, energy, medical, and oil/gas. It’s also an excellent way for already established engineers to add foundational knowledge of this emerging technology to their résumé and skill set.
The programs are housed in the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, but in reflection of the multi-disciplinary nature of additive manufacturing, will integrate graduate coursework across multiple departments from two colleges, Engineering and Earth and Mineral Sciences. Contributing departments include Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering Science and Mechanics, School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, and Materials Science and Engineering. Visit the Key Faculty page to learn more about the instructors.