CERTIFICATE IN CURRENT AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES (CCET)
Innovation in Manufacturing Systems and Sustainability
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A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of 4 CCET modules.
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