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
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.