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Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Evaluation

The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Evaluation offers flexible options — completely online courses and a hybrid option with hands-on workshops — for students and professionals to advance their existing knowledge and skills. The program will focus on the analysis, adoption, and effective utilization of advanced manufacturing methods and the interaction between manufacturing processes and material properties. Courses include additive manufacturing (3D printing), mechanical property characterization, wear analysis, nano-materials, and statistical process control. Take practicum courses for hands-on experiences in materials testing, process instrumentation, and automation.

Quick Facts

6-12 months

Duration (1-2 weeks for in-person hands-on workshops, 4-6 weeks per online course; and up to 12 months for the certificate)

4-6 hrs/week

Time commitment for online courses; 20-40 hours weekly for in-person, hands-on workshops

Fall 2021

Next program start date

$750**

Cost per credit hour (**$1,400 for each in-person, hands-on workshop)

Pathways tailored to your goals

Broad course offerings and à la carte selection mean you can take individual courses as needed, or build toward a 12 credit certificate. Hone in on the specific areas of interest most suited to your career goals. Practicum courses provide hands-on experience in various topics including materials testing, additive manufacturing, and quality.

Prepare for success with hands-on learning

This program offers a strong preparation experience for current students anticipating an internship or co-op involving advanced manufacturing. Students and professionals can gain hands-on experience to learn about the capabilities of emerging technologies. You'll also have the opportunity to discuss application specifics with researchers in the field.

Get Started with Admission

The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Evaluation is open to degree and non-degree seeking current and newly admitted graduated students. A background in engineering or a related field is preferred. To apply for the certificate, you'll need:

  • Undergraduate transcript (with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation

Invest in Your Future

Miami University has been named a top 100 best value nationwide by Forbes and Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Our Oxford campus ranked a top 20 online college for return on investment by OnlineU. The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Evaluation costs approximately $750 per credit hour for online courses and $1,400 for each in-person, hands-on workshop.

Curriculum

Complete two credits for a skill-specific badge, six credits for a microcredential, or any combination of 12 credits for a certificate.

Advanced Materials Concentration

Course number

Course title

Credit hours

MME 588A

Material Characterization Techniques

1.0

MME 588B

ASTM Codes

0.5

MME 588C

Sample Preparation Methods, Data Collection and Analysis (in-person workshop)

1.0

MME 588D

Practicum Material Testing and Sample Preparation

1.5

MME 588E

Dynamic Testing of Materials (DMA)

1.0

MME 588F

Dynamic Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

0.5

MME 588G

Microscopy (AFM, SEM, TEM) Applied to Material Property and Failure Evaluation

1.0

MME 588I

Practicum Advanced Material Testing

1.5

MME 588J

Biomaterials

1.0

MME 588K

Composite Materials

1.0

MME 588N

Fundamentals of Tribology

1.0

MME 588O

Equipment and Testing Protocols for Wear of Materials

1.0

Total credit hours

12

Advanced Manufacturing Processes Concentration: Emerging Tools and Technologies

Course number

Course title

Credit hours

MME 589A

Overview of Traditional Manufacturing Processes

2.0

MME 589B

Practicum Traditional Manufacturing Process

2.0

MME 589C

Design, Modeling and Simulation for Additive Manufacturing

1.0

MME 589D

Process Overview and Advances in 3D Printing of Polymers and Metals

1.0

MME 589E

Practicum: Additive Manufacturing

2.0

MME 589F

Overview of Advanced Manufacturing Processes

1.0

MME 589N

Fundamentals of Micro-manufacturing

0.5

MME 589O

Fundamentals of Nano-manufacturing

0.5

MME 589P

Quality, Metrology

1.0

MME 589Q

Practicum: Advanced Manufacturing Processes

1.0

Total credit hours

12

Get Ahead of Tomorrow's Technology

Take the first step towards earning a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Evaluation.