- Historical Perspective on Introducing New Materials and Manufacturing Processes in Automotive Industry (39 min)
- Selecting the Best Material and Manufacturing Process (22 min)
- Modeling of Material Changes during Manufacturing and Integrating those Models to Optimize Design (22 min)
- Advanced Metallic Sheet Materials (18 min)
- Advanced Polymer Composites (38 min)
- Advanced Cast Materials (24 min)
- Summary: What We Have Learned (34 min)
- Longer Term Lightweighting Opportunities (41 min)
Each course contains 4-6 hours of online instruction divided into shorter modules to make it easy to learn at your own pace.
You will have 180 days from your course start date to complete the course.
Successful completion requires you to view all course modules and receive an 80% passing grade on the course assessment. Upon completing these requirements, you will earn a digital badge for your resume or LinkedIn page.
Upon successful completion of 4 CCET courses, you will receive a U-M Certificate of Achievement.
Select 4 courses from one concentration to deepen your knowledge in a subject or area. If you choose a specialization, your certificate will note the specialization you completed.
There are no prerequisites for this course. A bachelor's degree in a science, engineering, or technical field is recommended but not required.
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Administrative/Online Technical Support
Support staff are available via phone and email to help with administrative and technical issues during our normal business hours (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time).
- Understand current structural lightweighting trends and associated challenges
- Gain essential knowledge for critically evaluating emerging dissimilar materials joining techniques for their own applications
- Apply basic joint design principles for improved manufacturability and joint performance
- Implement effective joint performance evaluation techniques for supporting design and manufacture of multi-materials structures