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Master of Engineering in Advanced Manufacturing

To excel in today’s competitive business market, many companies in the automotive, aerospace, and chemical industries, for example, are advancing standard manufacturing practices to include innovative technology. In the Master of Engineering in Advanced Manufacturing program, students will explore the latest technologies, such as digital manufacturing and additive manufacturing, as well as learning more traditional hardware-based methodologies.

The Master of Engineering in Advanced Manufacturing requires a minimum of 30 credit hours. Students must take 12 - 14 credit hours from the below list of core courses. In addition, students must choose one of the following specializations: (a) Digital Manufacturing (b) Additive Manufacturing, or (c) Automation & Control Systems. Students are required to take 9 - 10 credit hours in their chosen specialization. The remaining 6 - 9 credit hours are electives and may be selected from the below list of elective courses. Elective courses can also be selected from the specialization or core groups with permission.

Course Requirements

Core Courses

Students must take 12 - 14 hours from the below list of core courses.

MMAE 546 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
MMAE 547 Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technologies
MMAE 557 Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems
MMAE 560 Statistical Process and Quality Control
MMAE 544 Design Optimization Cycle
MMAE 534/ ENGR 534 Product Design and Innovation
ECE 411 Power Electronics
ECE 412 Electric Motor Drives
ECE 438 Control Systems
ECE 505 Applied Optimization for Engineers

Specializations

Students must take 9-10 hrs of courses from one of the specialization below groups.

Digital Manufacturing Specialization:

MMAE 543 Modern Control Systems
MMAE 545 Advanced CAD/CAM
ECE 565 Computer Vision and Image Processing
MMAE 540 Robotics
MMAE 587/ ENGR 587 Introduction to Digital Manufacturing & Design
MMAE 539/ ENGR 539 Robotic Motion Planning

Additive Manufacturing Specialization:

MMAE 579 Advanced Materials Processing
MMAE 588/ ENGR 588 Additive Manufacturing
MMAE 572/ ENGR 576 Nano Manufacturing 

Automation and Control Systems Specialization:

ECE 437 Digital Signal Processing I
ECE 441 Microcomputers
ECE 481 Image Processing
ECE 533 Robust Control
ECE 535 Discrete Time Systems
ECE 539 Computer Aided Design of Electric Machines
ECE 540 Reliability Theory and System Implementation
ECE 550 Power Electronics Dynamics and Control
ECE 551 Advanced Power Electronic
ECE 552 Adjustable Speed Drives
ECE 549 Motion Control Systems Dynamics
ECE 565 Computer Vision and Image Processing

Electives

Students must also take 6-9 hours of courses from the below Electives list.

MMAE 451 Finite Element Methods in Engineering
MMAE 532 Advanced Finite Elements Methods
MMAE 570 Computational Methods in Materials Processing
ENGR 595 Product Development for Entrepreneurs
MMAE 594 Project or internship based course (can take up to two times)
ECE 594 Project or internship based course (can take up to two times)

Elective courses can also be selected from the specialization or core groups with permission