There is an increased international, national, and statewide interest in the field of advanced manufacturing – from new methods in additive manufacturing, to co-robotics, and digital manufacturing.
Students in this Advanced Manufacturing certificate program will take courses with graduate faculty members in Industrial and Systems Engineering or Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and interaction with UB’s Community of Excellence in Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies (SMART).
This advanced certificate program is designed as a stand-alone credential for local professionals seeking to enhance their background in cutting-edge manufacturing technologies at the graduate level, as well as for currently enrolled MS or PhD students to gain a credential that will complement their degree program.
Four graduate level courses (12 cr. total) as follows:
Core Courses (Students must CHOOSE 2)
Elective Courses (Students must CHOOSE 2)
Note: Other elective courses (e.g., special topics courses in related areas) may be substituted with prior approval.
Courses can be applied to the certificate program as well as an MS or PhD degree program.
All students who are currently enrolled in the MS or PhD programs in ISE or MAE, and are in good standing, can apply for admission to this certificate program.
All other applicants (e.g., applicants who wish to earn the advanced certificate without enrolling one of the related graduate degree programs or applicants from other departments) must meet the following admission requirements:
Prerequisites: Proficiency is required in mathematics through the level of multivariate calculus, mechanics, dynamics, statistics, and computer programming. These requirements must be satisfied prior to admission.
Students should apply for the program using the online graduate application form (GradMIT).
Prospective students who just want to pursue this certificate (e.g., are not currently enrolled in or applying to another SEAS graduate program at UB) should provide transcripts from all prior institutions, along with a personal statement, resume, and one letter of recommendation. GRE scores are not required.
Current ISE and MAE students should attach a current transcript but do not need to submit letters of recommendation, personal statements, or GRE scores.
Other current SEAS graduate students should provide a personal statement relevant to this certificate program and copies of their current transcript and transcripts from previous institutions including their bachelor’s institution. Recommendation letters and GRE scores are not required.
Prospective graduate students who are applying to other UB graduate programs may additionally apply to this certificate program. Complete a separate GradMIT application in addition to the primary degree application. Provide a personal statement relevant to this certificate program and indicate the primary degree program in the statement. No additional documents (letters, GRE scores, transcripts) are required for the certificate application.
January 15: Full consideration for funding/fellowships
February 15: International applicants who are not requesting financial aid
August 1: Domestic applicants who are not requesting financial aid
August 1: Full consideration for funding/fellowships
October 1: International applicants who are not requesting financial aid
December 15: Domestic applicants who are not requesting financial aid
We accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Our ISE graduate program ranks 19th across public universities, according to the U.S. News & World Report graduate program rankings.