Priority Deadline: March 22, 2022
Final Deadline: May 31, 2022

In this short-term program, you’ll receive the advanced preparation needed for a career in smart manufacturing. Through practical course work, you’ll learn how to use data analytics and artificial intelligence to improve the efficiency, sustainability and financial performance of manufacturing systems.

The program also features study of supply chain management, machine and deep learning, augmented reality, data acquisition and more.

Alongside other professionals, you’ll learn how to:

  • Use big data to improve manufacturing systems
  • Develop machine learning algorithms
  • Use and acquire data from the internet of things
  • Employ simulations, like digital twin, to analyze and refine production
  • Understand human-robot teaming, human-AI teaming and human augmentation

Course work in this fully online program includes lectures, activities, group discussions and a culminating pilot project.

Gain valuable hands-on experience.

Along with advanced study, the program features extensive hands-on course work. From day one, you’ll participate in real-world training and exercises, designed to help you absorb new skills and principles – just as you would on the job.

In your final course, you’ll engage in a pilot project focused on the use cases of 3D printing, robotics and assembly lines. When you finish, you’ll possess the strong technical ability to excel in high-level roles and functions.

Get close, personal support.

Throughout the program, you’ll receive the one-on-one support of a team dedicated to your personal and professional success. Whether it’s enrollment, grading or financial aid, our team of experts will help you stay on track and graduate on time.

Learn the field from anywhere, at any time.

On our convenient online platform, you can earn your professional experience and credentials without ever leaving the comfort and safety of home. Our online courses feature real-time class sessions, on-demand access to learning materials, and frequent networking opportunities with your peers.

What is smart manufacturing and why should I get this certificate?

Smart manufacturing allows companies to use the power of big data to make better decisions. Through smart manufacturing, a company can anticipate failure and make iterative improvements on its production lines and supply chains. This is all possible in real time, right as a product or technology is being manufactured or transported.

The obvious advantage of this, beyond massive savings in time and cost, is the ability to continuously refine systems – not after failure, but right away.

Boeing, BMW, Siemens, Amazon, and many others already employ smart manufacturing. But they’re not alone. Numerous small to midsize companies are now making the transition from traditional to smart manufacturing.

With this certificate, you can join larger firms – in the aerospace or automotive industries, for instance – or you can help smaller ones integrate smart manufacturing principles and technologies into their processes.

  • SMART Manufacturing will generate a total economic impact of $3.9 trillion to $11.1 trillion a year by 2025.
  • 53 percent of all smart manufacturing jobs are vacant, according to a recent Deloitte study.