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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English
100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Project Definition

The purpose of this module is to introduce learners to the factors and trends motivating the transition from the current state of manufacturing to a Digital Manufacturing and Design (DMD) model. Learners will demonstrate critical thinking to define a personalized roadmap project relating to the transformation such that they can impact themselves and the future of DMD. Details of individual lessons in this module are provided below....
Reading
6 videos (Total 25 min), 9 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Project Definition4m
Industry Opportunities5m
Traditional vs. Digital Manufacturing Roles4m
Next Generation3m
Project Charter3m
Reading9 readings
Resources: Industry 4.010m
Grading Rubric10m
Acknowledgements10m
Resources: Project Definition10m
Roadmap to Success in DMD: Step 120m
Resources: Traditional vs. Digital Manufacturing Roles10m
Roadmap to Success in DMD: Step 245m
Resources: Project Charter10m
Roadmap to Success in DMD: Step 3s
Quiz1 practice exercise
Roadmap to Success in Digital Manufacturing & Design--Week 130m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Self-Assessment

The purpose of this module is for learners to identify their current situation, perform a self-assessment, and create a personalized future goal within the Digital Manufacturing and Design paradigm. Details of individual lessons in this module are provided below....
Reading
4 videos (Total 19 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
A Business Case for Digital Implementation6m
Your Future in Digital Manufacturing and Design1m
Self-Marketing Tools6m
Reading6 readings
Resources: Self-Assessment: Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) Analysis10m
Roadmap to Success in DMD: Step 4s
Resources: You and the Future of Digital Manufacturing and Design10m
Roadmap to Success in DMD: Step 5s
Resources: Self-Marketing Tools10m
Roadmap to Success in DMD: Step 6s
Quiz1 practice exercise
Roadmap to Success in Digital Manufacturing & Design--Week 230m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Network Exploration

This module focuses on defining and acquiring resources to help learners grow their network to assist in attaining the future goal identified within the Digital Manufacturing and Design domain. Details of individual lessons in this module are provided below....
Reading
4 videos (Total 13 min), 8 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Network Expansion4m
Safeguard Your Online Image2m
Creating an Elevator Pitch2m
Reading8 readings
Resources: Finding a Mentor10m
Roadmap to Success in DMD: Step 745m
Resources: Expanding Your Network10m
Roadmap to Success in DMD: Step 845m
Resources: Safeguard Your Online Image10m
Roadmap to Success in DMD: Step 945m
Resources: Create an Elevator Pitch10m
Roadmap to Success in DMD: Step 1045m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Roadmap to Success in Digital Manufacturing & Design--Week 330m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Roadmap Execution

In this module, learners will created a realistic roadmap execution plan to transition from a current state to a future desired state in the Digital Manufacturing and Design paradigm, using concepts gleaned throughout the course and elsewhere. ...
Reading
1 video (Total 1 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Reading2 readings
Resources: Portfolio: Artifacts and Attestations10m
Grading Rubric10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Roadmap to Success in Digital Manufacturing & Design--Week 46m
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Top Reviews

By VDJan 28th 2018

It was a great experience and everyone interested in Industry 4.0 should take this specialization. Especially, mechanical engineers and industrial engineers as well as engineering technicians.

By SCOct 15th 2018

Really enjoyed this course and the entire specialization. I got a lot of useful information from it.

Instructor

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Amy Moore

Project Manager & Act-Authorized Job Profiler
University at Buffalo: The Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE)

About University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo (UB) is a premier, research-intensive public university and the largest, most comprehensive institution of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. UB offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and nearly 300 graduate and professional programs....

About The State University of New York

The State University of New York, with 64 unique institutions, is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States. Educating nearly 468,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs both on campus and online, SUNY has nearly 3 million alumni around the globe....

About the Digital Manufacturing & Design Technology Specialization

Whether you’re a high school graduate exploring manufacturing careers, or an operations manager hungry for an understanding of the newest manufacturing technologies, this specialization will provide a foundation in how digital advances are changing the landscape and capabilities of factories. Nine courses – developed with input from the manufacturing industry – touch on Industry 4.0 and its components, including digital manufacturing and design practices, the concept of the digital thread, the Internet of Things and Big Data. To learn more about the Digital Manufacturing and Design Technology specialization, please watch the overview video by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser: https://youtu.be/wETK1O9c-CA...
Digital Manufacturing & Design Technology

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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