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Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Evaluation

Earn a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Evaluation entirely online, or combine courses with hands-on workshops at Miami University's Oxford campus. Transform your career path by exploring additive manufacturing (3D printing), mechanical property characterization, wear analysis, nano-materials, and statistical process control. Analyze and effectively adopt cutting-edge methods that harness the interaction between manufacturing processes and materials. Complete the 12-credit program, or select the specific courses you need to advance.

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

December 1

Early application decision

January 2022

Next program start date

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

Our workshops offer 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 students. Recent graduates and working professionals currently in the field are equally suited for Miami’s advanced manufacturing courses.

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, OH campus ranked in the top 20 online colleges for return on investment by OnlineU. The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing and Materials Evaluation provides the affordable and flexible education you need to accelerate your engineering and manufacturing career. Tuition is based on the standard Winter/Summer term cost per credit hour.

Financial Assistance: A limited number of Choose Ohio First (COF) scholarships are available for Ohio residents towards the completion of Graduate Certificate. Contact Dr. Kumar Singh and Dr. Fazeel Khan for more information on COF scholarships.

Curriculum

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

Winter Term (January 2022) Courses

The following courses are being offered during the Winter 2022 term:
  • MME 588D Practicum Material Testing and Sample Preparation (1.5 credit hours)
  • MME 589B Practicum Traditional Manufacturing Process (2 credit hours)
  • MME 589E Practicum: Additive Manufacturing (2 credit hours)

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 Advanced Manufacturing with Miami’s Certificate

Take the next step towards earning a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing and Material Evaluation. Online courses offer the flexibility you need, while the option to take in-person workshops expand your manufacturing knowledge in a concentrated burst. Request information to learn more!