June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
A nationally unique B.S. degree program in Advanced Manufacturing Sciences (AMS) has been designed and implemented at MSU Denver under the auspices of a newly created Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute (AMSI). The goal of the new AMS degree program is to educate the next generation of manufacturing professionals who will be in high-demand by regional and statewide manufacturing companies, as well as by manufacturers nationally and internationally. Exposing students to the production-grade, state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and materials that are driving advanced manufacturing in the U.S. and around the world, in both the additive and subtractive manufacturing areas, lies at the heart of the program. In addition to a focus on technical skills development, the new program emphasizes soft skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, leadership and communication, which represent skills that are in high demand by the industry partners of the program. In addition, cyber risk and manufacturing data protection issues are integrated into the curriculum in order to expose AMS degree students to system vulnerabilities on the manufacturing side. In an exciting time of cloud computing, rapid developments in additive manufacturing, robotics and the Industrial Internet of Things, it is vital, with respect to U.S. manufacturing, that we produce graduates well prepared to fill the professional manufacturing jobs of the future.
The multidisciplinary nature of the degree program is highlighted in the paper, as are the program’s core competencies and skill set development emphases. In addition, the various industry partnerships formed to-date under the AMSI umbrella, with a view to supporting the degree program in a sustainable fashion, are highlighted.
Park, R. M., & Paudel, A. M. (2019, June), Innovative Baccalaureate Degree Program in Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32966
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