Advanced Manufacturing
Online at Colorado School of Mines

Advanced Manufacturing
Online at Colorado School of Mines

Important GRE Information

Given the extraordinary circumstances of 2020, GRE scores are optional for most non-thesis and certificate program applicants for the fall 2021 term. This includes applicants for the online Advanced Manufacturing certificate program.

Program Overview

Space exploration, national security, biomedicine and energy are just a few of the industries that rely on agile, cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques to improve both affordability and performance.

The Advanced Manufacturing certificate program, with a focus on additive manufacturing, is designed to be earned entirely online. Each online class lasts eight weeks and requires approximately 15 hours per week. Designed for working professionals or full-time students, this innovative professional certificate can be earned in just one academic year.

job growth

4.2% projected
job growth
2018-2028

salary potential

$90,000 average
AM salary

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Partner of ADAPT,
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consortium

Requirements and Costs

Certificate

  • Candidates must have completed a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited institution
  • A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is preferred
  • Statement of purpose letter: presents your professional and personal goals
  • CV 

Advanced Manufacturing Graduate Certificate (12 credit hours)

  • Core Requirements (9.0 credit hours)
    • AMFG401 or AMFG501 Additive Manufacturing (3.0 credit hours)
    • Two of the following courses:
      • AMFG531 Materials for Additive Manufacturing (3.0 credit hours)
      • AMFG421 or AMFG521 Design for Additive Manufacturing (3.0 credit hours)
      • AMFG511  Data Driven Advanced Manufacturing (3.0 credit hours)
  • Electives (3.0 credit hours)

Only 3 of the 12 required credit hours can include coursework at the 400 level or lower to achieve the graduate certificate.

Smart Manufacturing Graduate Certificate (12 credit hours)

  • AMFG422 or AMFG522 Lean Manufacturing (3.0 credit hours)
  • CEEN401 or CEEN501 Life Cycle Assessment (3.0 credit hours)
  • ORWE5XX Optimal Planning of Manufacturing Operations (3.0 credit hours)
  • EBGN576 Managing and Marketing New Product Developments (3.0 credit hours)

Only 3 of the 12 required credit hours can include coursework at the 400 level or lower to achieve the graduate certificate.

Tuition

CREDIT HOURSTUITION 2020-21
Per Semester
1.0$999
2.0$1,998
3.0$2,997
4.0$3,996
5.0$4,995
6.0$5,994
7.0$6,993
8.0$7,992
9.0$8,991
10.0$9,990
11.0$10,989
12.0$11,988
13.0$12,987
14.0$13,986
15.0$14,985
16.0$15,984
17.0$16,983
18.0$17,982
19.0$18,981
  • Employer contributions are routinely applied to cover a portion of this cost.
  • Serious about a Mines program? Let Financial Aid help you consider payment options, identify employer contributions and more. We’re here to help.

Fees

  • Fees for students enrolled in Mines Online programs or courses are included in the cost of tuition ($999 per credit hour)

More information about tuition and fees.

Career Outcomes

  • Computer hardware engineer
  • Additive manufacturing engineer
  • Manufacturing and integration science researcher
  • Medical device design and manufacturing
  • Sustainability manufacturing

 

Online Student Resources

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Academic Support

Tutoring, Writing Center, Library, bookstore, software access and more

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Student Services

Tech help, Disability Services, Career Services, Veteran Services, Blastercard, counseling and more

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Support & Connections

Online student organizations, alumni connections, Dean of Students and more

Degree Options

Certificate

  • Advanced Manufacturing

Now Accepting Applications

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Term Start Date

Fall II: Oct. 21

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Connor McLean

“As a grad student, I’ve had the opportunity to design and build a 3D printer that uses high-powered lasers to sinter metal powder together. I’m creating it on an open-source platform so students at any level will be able to use it and learn more about additive manufacturing, materials and printing processes.”

Master’s Student
Advanced Manufacturing