Part I: Innovation in Manufacturing - Introduction
- Industrial Revolutions and Paradigms of Manufacturing (68 min)
- The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Big Data and Smart Manufacturing (18 min)
- Personalized Manufacturing (13 min)
- Summary (7 min)
Part II: Sustainable Manufacturing
- Sustainability Introduction (30 min)
- Carbon and Water Footprinting (44 min)
- Methods for Life Cycle Material/Process Selection (32 min)
- Sustainable Manufacturing Systems (37 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 importance of manufacturing and today's manufacturing environment
- Learn past, present and emerging paradigms of manufacturing, including mass production and mass customization
- Learn methods on product family design and approaches to product variety
- Learn methods for manufacturing system configuration analysis
- Synthesize principles of manufacturing systems
- Learn definitions and necessary conditions for sustainable manufacturing
- Learn about environmental areas of concern as they relate to manufacturing
- Learn how to apply necessary conditions for sustainable manufacturing to additive manufacturing
- Learn what life cycle assessment is and how it can be applied to manufacturing examples such as the use of lightweight materials
- Learn what an eco-audit is and how to apply eco-audit to practical manufacturing examples
- Learn metrics useful in sustainability assessment of manufacturing systems
- Learn about examples of life cycle assessment and eco-audit applied to sustainable manufacturing processes and systems
- S. Jack Hu
- Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
- Professor, Industrial & Operations Engineering, College of Engineering