Smart Manufacturing

Online at Colorado School of Mines

Smart Manufacturing

Online at Colorado School of Mines

Smart Manufacturing Graduate Certificate Program

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

The Smart Manufacturing certificate program 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.

Certificate Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Smart Manufacturing

  • A completed 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 goals/purpose: share your professional, academic and personal goals and why you believe Colorado School of Mines is the best place to achieve those goals
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the English Proficiency requirement

For additional information about these admissions requirements, please refer to the Admissions Requirements page

Graduate Certificate in Smart Manufacturing

The four-core courses in the Smart Manufacturing program explore the emerging skillsets of lean manufacturing, life cycle assessment, and operations research for creating the next generation of optimized manufacturing facilities, saving companies both time and money. Students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate program will complete the three core courses listed below, along with an elective course from the Advanced Manufacturing elective list.  To achieve the Graduate Certificate, only 3 of the 12 required credit hours can be coursework at the 400-level or lower. 

Tuition

CREDIT HOURSTOTAL ONLINE TUITION & FEES 2021-22
1.0$1,114
2.0$2,141
3.0$3,168
4.0$4,195
5.0$5,222
6.0$6,249
7.0$7,276
8.0$8,303
9.0$9,330
10.0$10,357
11.0$11,384
12.0$12,411
13.0$13,438
14.0$14,465
15.0$15,492
  • 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.

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Jan. 1

 

Application Deadline

Investment You Can Count On

$142,000

Average Salary for Senior Managers in R&D and Engineering, AD Global 2021 Salary Survey

$100B-$250B

Projected Economic Impact of Additive Manufacturing by 2025, McKinsey

#1

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U.S. Department of Education

Advanced Manufacturing Faculty

Geoff Brennecka

Geoff Brennecka

Rank - Associate Professor

Email - gbrennec@mines.edu

Phone - 303-384-2238

Craig Brice

Craig Brice

Rank - Professor of Practice

Email - craigabrice@mines.edu

Phone - 303-384-2114

Charles (Chip) Durfee III

Charles (Chip) Durfee III

Rank - Professor

Email - cdurfee@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3894

Greg Jackson

Greg Jackson

Rank - Professor

Email - gsjackso@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3609

Jeffrey C. King

Jeffrey C. King

Rank - Professor

Email - kingjc@mines.edu

Phone - 303-384-2133

Dinesh Mehta

Dinesh Mehta

Rank - Professor

Email - dmehta@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3713

Alexandra Newman

Alexandra Newman

Rank - Professor

Email - anewman@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3688

Anthony Petrella

Anthony Petrella

Rank - Associate Professor

Email - apetrell@mines.edu

Phone - 303-384-2274

Rebecca Routson

Rebecca Routson

Rank - Teaching Associate Professor and Asst. Director, Advanced Manufacturing Program

Email - rroutson@mines.edu

Phone - 303-384-2280

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