Digital Manufacturing & Design Technology Specialization

Started Dec 18

Digital Manufacturing & Design Technology Specialization

Digital Manufacturing & Design Technology Specialization

Understand Manufacturing’s Fourth Revolution. Learn how manufacturing is evolving with advances in digital-based technology.

About This 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. Ten courses – developed with input from the manufacturing industry – touch on 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/r-VHiwsg_t0

Created by:

Industry Partners:

courses
10 courses

Follow the suggested order or choose your own.

projects
Projects

Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.

certificates
Certificates

Highlight your new skills on your resume or LinkedIn.

Projects Overview

Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Digital Manufacturing & Design

    Current session: Dec 18
    Commitment
    2 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course will expose you to the transformation taking place, throughout the world, in the way that products are being designed and manufactured. The transformation is happening through digital manufacturing and design (DM&D) – a shift from pap
  2. COURSE 2

    Digital Thread: Components

    Current session: Dec 18
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This course will help you recognize how the "digital thread" is the backbone of the digital manufacturing and design (DM&D) transformation, turning manufacturing processes from paper-based to digital-based. You will have a working understanding of the
  3. COURSE 3

    Digital Thread: Implementation

    Current session: Dec 18
    Commitment
    5 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    There are opportunities throughout the design process of any product to make significant changes, and ultimately impact the future of manufacturing, by embracing the digital thread. In this course, you will dig into the transformation taking plac
  4. COURSE 4

    Advanced Manufacturing Process Analysis

    Upcoming session: Dec 25
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Variability is a fact of life in manufacturing environments, impacting product quality and yield. Through this course, students will learn why performing advanced analysis of manufacturing processes is integral for diagnosing and correcting operational
  5. COURSE 5

    Intelligent Machining

    Upcoming session: Dec 25
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Manufacturers are increasingly utilizing machine tools that are self-aware – they perceive their own states and the state of the surrounding environment – and are able to make decisions related to machine activity processes. This is called int
  6. COURSE 6

    Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise

    Upcoming session: Dec 25
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Enterprises that seek to become proficient in advanced manufacturing must incorporate manufacturing management tools and integrate data throughout the supply chain to be successful. This course will make students aware of what a digitally c
  7. COURSE 7

    Digital Manufacturing Commons (opendmc.org)

    Upcoming session: Dec 25
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    The Digital Manufacturing Commons (DMC) is an open, online space for companies of all sizes to collaborate and transform how they design and manufacture their products. This course explores how the DMC platform will support an online community of users
  8. COURSE 8

    Cyber Security in Manufacturing

    Upcoming session: Dec 25
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    The nature of digital manufacturing and design (DM&D), and its heavy reliance on creating a digital thread of product and process data and information, makes it a prime target for hackers and counterfeiters. This course will introduce student
  9. COURSE 9

    MBSE: Model-Based Systems Engineering

    Current session: Dec 18
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) course and the Digital Thread courses featured earlier in this specialization bring together the concepts from across digital manufacturing and design, forming a vision in which the geometry of a product
  10. COURSE 10

    Roadmap to Success in Digital Manufacturing & Design

    Upcoming session: Jan 8
    Commitment
    5 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Learners will create a roadmap to achieve their own personal goals related to the digital manufacturing and design (DM&D) profession, which will help them leverage relevant opportunities. The culminating project provides a tangible element to

Creators

  • The State University of New York

    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.

  • University at Buffalo

    University at Buffalo

    The University at Buffalo (UB) team includes the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the most comprehensive public school of engineering in New York; the Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE), an engineering outreach center that supports the business community; and the Center for Educational Innovation, which elevates pedagogical advancement and improved learning. UB, a research-intensive public university, is the largest institution of the State University of New York system.

  • Ken English

    Ken English

    Deputy Director
  • Amy Moore

    Amy Moore

    Project Manager & Act-Authorized Job Profiler
  • Chi Zhou

    Chi Zhou

    Assistant Professor
  • Sara Behdad

    Sara Behdad

    Assistant Professor
  • Shambhu Upadhyaya

    Shambhu Upadhyaya

    Professor
  • Rahul Rai

    Rahul Rai

    Associate Professor

FAQs