CERTIFICATE IN CURRENT AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES (CCET)
Innovation in Manufacturing Systems and Sustainability
The Innovation in Manufacturing Systems and Sustainability course module provides an overview of the changing paradigms of manufacturing in the context of industrial/technical revolutions, and how the industrial internet of things (IoT) will enable smart and personalized manufacturing. Sustainable manufacturing, life cycle assessment, eco-audit, and metrics for assessing manufacturing systems are also covered in detail.
- 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
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)
Modules are divided into shorter segments making it easier to learn at your own pace.
If completing a specialization, all four modules must be purchased together and completed in 180 days. For individual modules, you will have 60 days to complete.
Successful completion requires you to receive an 80% passing grade on the module assessment.
Upon successful completion of 4 modules purchased as a group, you will receive the U-M Certificate in Current and Emerging Technologies.
Select 4 modules 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 module. A bachelor’s degree in a science, engineering, or technical field is recommended, but not required.
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Theodor Freiheit, PhD
- Research Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
Steven Skerlos, PhD
- Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering