The Digital Manufacturing and Design Technology Specialization, consisting of ten courses, provides an in-depth look at manufacturing’s “Fourth Revolution” of digital-based technology advances.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution – aka Industry 4.0 – is upon us, infusing new manufacturing technologies and changing the way products are designed, produced and disposed. Whether you’re a high school graduate exploring manufacturing careers or an operations manager trying to keep up with an evolving landscape, these ten courses provide a foundation in Industry 4.0 fundamentals and how digital advances are influencing the capabilities of factories. Course topics include digital manufacturing and design practices, the concept of the digital thread, the Internet of Things, Big Data, cyber security and much more. Learners have the opportunity to create a roadmap for achieving their own personal goals related to the digital manufacturing and design profession.
The Digital Manufacturing & Design Technology Specialization is a collaboration of the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, UB Center for Industrial Effectiveness, UB Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies (SMART) Community of Excellence, UB Center for Educational Innovation, Office of the Provost for the State University at New York, and industry partners, including the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII).
To register for the specialization, go directly to Coursera. First, sign up for a free Coursera account. Then simply enroll. New sessions begin every four weeks, so it's never too late to join!
For learners who are inspired to be certified in the specialization, a fee will be required to gain access to all assignments and the culminating project. Others will be able to audit the courses.