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Master of Engineering in
Additive Manufacturing and Design

Courses

The 30-credit Master of Engineering in Additive Manufacturing and Design (AMD) degree program offers graduate students the analytical and practical skills required to digitally design, develop, engineer, analyze, numerically model, optimize, fabricate, and inspect new components and subassemblies using appropriate additive manufacturing and digital design technologies. 

All AMD students will be required to enroll in five core courses that cover additive manufacturing processes, materials for additive manufacturing, the engineering and scientific foundations of additive manufacturing, design for additive manufacturing, and laboratory experience in additive manufacturing.

In addition to the core courses, students will be required to enroll in electives (9 credits) that include design, materials, manufacturing, technical writing, technical presentations, and supply chain, along with enrolling in a seminar course (1 credit, not counted toward the degree). To meet the degree requirements, students will also be required to complete a culminating project that leads to a paper, which will be worth three (3) credits. 

Course List - Master of Engineering in Additive Manufacturing and Design 

You must successfully complete one 1-credit course of Colloquium, preferably in your first two semesters of the program. The following courses are offered to meet this requirement: AMD 590 and ME 590. 

Core Courses (19 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Additive Manufacturing Processes AMD 527 Comprehensive study of the fundamentals, process characteristics, economics, and practical applications of various additive manufacturing processes 4 credits
Engineering and Scientific Principles of Additive Manufacturing AMD 545 Explores processes with a focus on the fundamentals of sintering and fusion of metals, ceramics, and polymers 4 credits
Design for Additive Manufacturing AMD 562 Explore design methods and tools for additive manufacturing, including opportunistic and restrictive aspects of different additive manufacturing processes and their related industry applications 4 credits
Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Materials AMD 567 Expose students to the state of the art in understanding processing, structure, and property relationships in
materials fabricated using additive manufacturing
4 credits
Metal Additive Manufacturing Lab ME 566 Explore all aspects of metal additive manufacturing including design, prototyping, build preparation, fabrication, post-processing, machining, inspection, and characterization. The course includes an optional five-day residential experience held at Penn State University Park in State College, Pennsylvania. 3 credits
Electives (9 credits)
Description Credits
At least eight (8) credit hours in 400- and/or 500-level courses from an approved electives course list maintained by the program.  Note that EDSGN 596, ESC 596, IE 596, MATSE 596, and ME 596 cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.  8-9 credits
Culminating Project and Research (3 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Individual Studies AMD 596 Creative projects, including non-thesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

Note: AMD 596 must be scheduled over two semesters in a 1-credit/2-credit consecutive sequence for a total of 3 credits.
3 credits

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