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MSU Denver’s Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute is at the forefront of a revolution in America’s manufacturing economy: That is the use of smarter, leaner factories to develop and produce innovative new products, materials and techniques.

The multi-disciplinary Advanced Manufacturing Sciences degree, which is taught by faculty from a variety of technology disciplines, will prepare you for leading-edge careers in the Advanced Manufacturing sector.

To earn your bachelor of science degree in Advanced Manufacturing Science, you’ll complete a common core of courses focused on subjects and experiences that are critical to a successful career in Advanced Manufacturing. In addition to that core, you’ll integrate one of eight concentrations such as Aerospace, Civil Engineering Technology/Construction, Computer Information Systems, Industrial Design or Operations Management.

The MSU Denver Advanced Manufacturing Sciences bachelor degree program is designed to help you develop skills in critical thinking, leadership, technical writing, computer-aided designing and more. Plus, you’ll come to understand Advanced Manufacturing industry sectors, manufacturing materials and processes, testing and inspection, project and budget management, electronics and data management (including cyber-risk).


Program Options


B.S. in Advanced Manufacturing Sciences – Degree Overview

Eight different concentrations in Advanced Manufacturing Sciences allow you to focus your studies on whichever industry sector you intend to pursue upon graduation:

Aerospace Concentration

Civil Engineering Technology/Construction Concentration

Computer Information Systems Concentration

Computer Science Concentration

Electrical Engineering Technology Concentration

Industrial Design Concentration

Mechanical Engineering Technology Concentration

Operations Management Concentration


Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver


A critical component to MSU Denver’s Advanced Manufacturing Sciences degree is the required Professional Internship course, giving you the invaluable opportunity to work onsite at one of MSU Denver's manufacturing company partners on a real-life project as well as critical industry contacts for future employment opportunities.


Career Opportunities for Our Graduates


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The more highly educated a manufacturing worker is, the higher the earning potential.

On average, wages and salaries for manufacturing jobs were $29.75 an hour in 2010 compared to $27.47 an hour for non-manufacturing jobs. Total hourly compensation, which includes employer-provided benefits, was $38.27 for workers in manufacturing jobs, 17 percent higher than those in non-manufacturing jobs.


Faculty


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Robert Park, who holds a Ph.D. in electronics and electrical engineering from the University of Glasgow, has a blend of experience in both industry and academia. He spent 16 years working in various management positions for both large and small manufacturing companies including managing a research and development laboratory for the 3M Company and serving as chief executive officer of the M. C. Miller Company, a manufacturer of electronic instruments and survey equipment.

On the academic side, Park spent 10 years as a tenured professor and graduate program director in the department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. In addition to his teaching duties, he managed a UF-sponsored research program and received over $1.5 million in funding from federal agencies and industry partners.


Sample Classes


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Examples of the 38-credit-hour set of core courses for the Advanced Manufacturing Sciences degree program include:

Foundations of Information Systems
Technical Writing
Computing for Advanced Manufacturing
Technical Drawing and CAD
Engineering Graphics
Manufacturing Materials and Processes
Principles of Quality Assurance
Manufacturing Analysis
Organizational Management
College Trigonometry

Facilities and Resources


As an Advanced Manufacturing Sciences student, you’ll have access to state-of-the art technology and experiential laboratories in MSU Denver’s new Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building.

One of the most exciting technologies available to you as an Advanced Manufacturing Sciences student is the Stratasys Fortus 900 mc 3-D printing machine, which can manufacture parts for everything from medical devices to satellites. MSU Denver offers opportunities for students to collaborate with the campus-based York Space Systems team in their production facilities and Mission Operations Center on the AES building’s enterprise floor. York, founded by former employees of Lockheed Martin, Ball Aerospace, NASA and Orbital ATK, produces and controls 150 to 200 satellites each year.