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Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Degree Overview

The AMS degree curriculum is designed around a "common core with concentrations" model. A set of core courses lies at the heart of the curriculum, with the core courses being sprinkled throughout the multi-year program.  In addition, AMS degree students select a concentration area within which to focus their studies. The set of core courses is designed to expose all AMS degree students, regardless of their chosen concentration area, to critical subject matter and experiences with regard to working as a professional in an advanced manufacturing environment, while the various concentration areas reflect the industry sectors that are impacted by advanced manufacturing.

The core and concentration area courses are taught by faculty associated with a number of contributing departments, reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of the AMS degree program.

Target Core Competencies for the AMS Degree


Courses Aligned With Target Core Competencies

Additive Manufacturing

AMS 3010 Additive Manufacturing Stratasys Certification Preparation (Currently being taught as AMS 290A in Fall 2018)

Subtractive Manufacturing

MET 1010 Manufacturing Processes

MET 2010 CNC Machining and Inspection (Currently being taught as MET 290D in Spring 2019)

Soft Skills

AMS 1010 Survey of Advanced Manufacturing and Workplace Preparation

Computer-Aided Design (including 3D Modeling)

MET 1210 3D Modeling

IND 1450 Technical Drawing and CAD or MET 1200 Technical Drawing I

Computer-Aided Inspection (Quality Assurance)

MET 2010 CNC Machining and Inspection (Currently being taught as MET 290D in Spring 2019)

MET 1310 Principles of Quality Assurance

MET 3000 Manufacturing Analysis

Mathematics (Trigonometry)

MTH 1120 College Trigonometry

Basic Electronics

EET 1001 Electronics: An Introduction

Computing (incluing Cyber Risk)

CSS 1751 Computing and Security for Manufacturing

Technical Writing

COM 2610 Technical Writing 

Manufacturing Economy

CET 3120 Engineering Economy

Professional Internship

An important element of the AMS Core Courses is the “Professional Internship” course (AMS 4950), which gives our students the invaluable opportunity to work, onsite, at one of our manufacturing company partners. This represents an important opportunity to learn what it’s like to work in a multidisciplinary manufacturing environment on a “real-life” project, and, to establish critical industry contacts, with regard to future employment opportunities.

AMS Concentration Areas

Currently, students can elect to concentrate their studies, within the AMS Bachelor’s degree program, in one of eight concentration areas, as illustrated in the above graphic. Please click on the buttons below for a brief summary of each AMS Concentration Area. To access additional information, click Learn More in the pop up window.