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Advanced Manufacturing Graduate Certificate Iowa State University



Course info


Advanced Manufacturing centers on improving the performance of the manufacturing industry through the innovation in manufacturing processes and systems. The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing provides students who have strong science, technology, mathematics and/or engineering backgrounds with additional graduate education in advanced manufacturing to address this important local and national need. The objectives of the certificate are to:

provide students with education in the area of manufacturing process development and advanced techniques.
fulfill a workforce need for educated individuals with a knowledge of advanced manufacturing concepts
provide opportunity to practicing engineers so that they can obtain a formal recognition of focused graduate study in the area of advanced manufacturing

Earning the certificate will enhance the competitiveness, technical knowledge, and resulting working efficiency of the students. The certificate also serves as a stepping stone into our professional coursework-only Master of Engineering programs.

Students can receive the certificate in as little as 9 months by taking two courses per semester.

Advanced Manufacturing courses (Choose 3 courses)

ME 520 Material and Manufacturing Considerations in Design
ME 521 Mechanical Behavior and Manufacturing of Polymers and Composites
ME 527 Mechanics of Machining and Finishing Processes
ME 528 Micro/Nano Manufacturing
IE 545 Rapid prototyping and manufacturing
IE 546 Geometric variability in manufacturing
IE 549 Computer aided Design and Manufacturing
IE 543x Wind Energy Manufacturing
IE 642 Simultaneous Engineering in Manufacturing Systems

Design Innovation courses (Choose 1 course)

ME 523X Creativity and Imagination for Engineering and Design
ME 517 Advanced Machine Design
ME 525 Optimization methods for Complex design
ME 557 Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling
ME 564 Fracture and Fatigue of Materials
ME 625 Surface Modeling

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Advanced Manufacturing Graduate Certificate.

Full Time (12 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$27,584.00 (20,21,891) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




College of Engineering

4100 Marston Hall,

533 Morrill Rd.,



50011, United States

Entry requirement for international students

To be considered for admission to the certificate program, the applicant should have a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field from a college, university, or technical school of recognized standing.

Other degree programs will be considered on an individual basis, but completion of a calculus sequence through differential equations is required. High academic achievement or other persuasive evidence of professional accomplishments is expected for admission to the program.

The minimum scores accepted by the Graduate College are:

Internet Based TOEFL (iBT): 79

TOEFL Paper (PBT): 550

IELTS: 6.5

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 53

Duo Lingo English Test: 105 (only approved through Fall 2021 admission cycle).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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