Bachelor of Science in Advanced Manufacturing (ADMA)
Advanced manufacturing is the application of information, computation, automation, devices, software, sensing, and networking to the manufacturing process. Advanced manufacturing can include cutting edge materials and emerging technologies that are enabled by the physical and biological sciences. This involves both traditional and tailored solutions in order to enhance manufacturing for existing products and new products emerging from new advanced manufacturing technologies. Advanced manufacturing is not limited to emerging technologies; it is also comprised of efficient, productive, highly integrated and controlled processes across a spectrum of globally competitive manufacturers and suppliers. Advanced manufacturing results in new markets, new products, new technologies, and new ways to position manufacturing to support societies that are or will be connected globally in the future.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Advanced Manufacturing program are able to:
- Produce simple and complex solutions to issues in manufacturing;
- Communicate research-based information in oral and written formats to both advanced manufactures and non-manufactures;
- Collect and analyze data gathered from industry and industrial-related issues;
- Evaluate the ability to analyze metallic and nonmetallic materials needed to produce prototypes and advanced manufacturing solutions; and,
- Create solutions that support global awareness and ethical decision making when resolving issues.
As part of the Advanced Manufacturing Program, the student completes a professional portfolio as a means for assessing learning outcomes and enhancing personal and professional development.
Advanced Manufacturing Requirements – This program requires a total of 47 semester hours. The semester hour value of each course appears in parentheses ( ).
Complete all of the following courses – 47 semester hours:
Recommended Sequence for the Full-time Student Completing the Advanced Manufacturing Program
The sequence that appears below was developed based upon the availability of specific courses each semester and the successful completion of course prerequisites.
Placing into Algebra
**Using CHEM 330 as one BIOL Elective
**Using CHEM 161/162, 220, PHYS 260 as free electives
Course Descriptions – Undergraduate
ADVANCED MANUFACUTING (ADMA)
ADMA 115 Microcomputer Applications in Technology (3 semester hours)
Description: Fundamental computer literacy skills for manufacturing in a Windows environment. Productivity software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, OneNote, Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, Access database and PowerPoint with an emphasis on organizing, accessing, managing and presenting data for personal and professional communication. Applications will be applied to Gantt charts, return on investments calculations (ROI), critical path tasks, gated processing, lean manufacturing, quality control reports, inspection reports, and maintaining an engineering notebook. Offered Spring Semester, annually.
ADMA 135 Manufacturing Technology and Society (2 semester hour)
Prerequisites: ADMA 115
Description: Manufacturing Technology and Society is an overview of the development and design of technical systems in society, their impact throughout history, and procedures for making choices of appropriate technology to apply currently and in the future, based on global awareness and strong moral and ethical standards. Topics of discussion will include the agricultural revolution, industrial revolution, information revolution and the forces that brought them into existence and their downfalls. Lab activities and possibly visitations utilized to reinforce concepts. Offered Fall Semester, annually.
ADMA 160 Metallic Materials and Manufacturing Processes (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: ADMA 115
Description: This course is an overview of the selection, nondestructive testing, procedures, processing and application of metallic materials providing manufacturing-based solutions. Supporting topics to be covered in this course include the fundamentals of industrial safety, OSHA, lockout/tagout, finishing products and quality control. Lab activities, demonstrations and visitations may be utilized to reinforce concepts. Offered Fall Semester, annually.
ADMA 230 Applied Analog and Digital Electronics (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: ADMA 115
Description: This course is an introduction to analog and digital electronics as it relates to advanced manufacturing through hands-on activities centered around building and logically troubleshooting circuits and devices. The concepts and theories will be covered in an industrial and or an advanced manufacturing setting. Use of instrumentation will be stressed with the application of problem-solving techniques. Offered Spring Semester, annually.
ADMA 240 Computer Assisted Drawing (3 semester hours)
Description: Computer Assisted Drawing is a basic course in computer-aided drawing, which integrates with manufacturing and automation. Content stresses learning major CAD commands and using the graphic user interface. Conceptual drawings, 2D drawings, 3D drawings, and spatial relationships will be explored. Additional topics include file maintenance, printing formats, plotting and 3D printing are used to create two and three-dimensional design models. Offered Spring Semester, annually.
ADMA 298 Project I (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: SEMR 200, an approved learning contract, permission of the Office of Experiential Programs, designation of an appropriate academic advisor, and a minimum of 40 earned semester hours
Description: This first project in the student’s experiential program challenges the student to identify, investigate and analyze a particular topic in the program of study or a concentration. A key objective is to apply skills, methods, and knowledge obtained in prior courses with independent thinking and research; the final product represents the successful and purposeful application of knowledge. The project is undertaken with the close mentorship of a faculty member, and may involve a community partner. Projects can involve scientific-based research or laboratory experiences, needs analysis or development plans for external organizations, or market studies and business plan proposals. Offered as needed.
ADMA 310 Basics of Manufacturing Simulation (3 semester hours)
Description: This course is the application of sophisticated computer simulation software for analysis of manufacturing operations, procedures and processes. The course includes an overview of server-based and cloud-computing applications to permit secure data sharing and collaborations in company partnerships. Team and individual projects with utilizing manufacturing simulation and data management applications will be applied and presented. Offered Fall Semester, annually.
ADMA 323 Computer Assisted Product Design and Rapid Prototyping (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: ADMA 240
Description: This course is based on, and not limited to, applied product design and rapid prototyping techniques. An introduction to the application of the cradle-to-grave engineering model will be used to design or redesign industrial solutions. The use of hand tools, 3D printers and equipment will be applied to quickly produce mockups of the developed solution and its presentation. Offered Fall Semester, annually.
ADMA 338 Non-Metallic Materials and Processing (3 semester hours)
Description: This course is an overview of the types of non-metallic materials, selection, destructive testing, processing and application of non-metallic materials including and not limited to natural, laminated, plastic, compounds and fluids provided through industrial based solutions. Lab activities, demonstrations and visitations may be utilized to reinforce concepts. Offered Spring Semester, annually.
ADMA 345 Designing and Rapid Prototyping with Solid Modeling (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: ADMA 323
Description: Designing and Rapid Prototyping with Solid Modeling with parametric technology includes rapid prototyping, technical sketching, product design processes and the components/variables of good design will be applied. Utilizing CAD solids modeling software to create part models and assemblies will be covered. Product designs will be designed and analyzed for manufacturability, performance, and potential for profitability for a company. Oral presentations, patent searches and prototype development will be assigned and completed. Offered Spring Semester, annually.
ADMA 365 Internship (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: SEMR 200 or permission, an approved learning contract, permission of Office of Experiential Programs, designation of an appropriate academic advisor, and a site supervisor
Description: An internship allows the student to put theory into practice. The student applies classroom experiences to the workplace at an off-site placement, where ideas are tested and competencies and skills are developed. Throughout the internship, the student works regularly with a faculty supervisor, the Office of Experiential Programs, and a site supervisor who guides the learning process. The student integrates the collective observations, analyses, and reflections of the experiential team into an internship portfolio that showcases the accomplishments of the experience. The unique portfolio is constructed throughout the internship, and represents the evolutionary and dynamic nature of the learning process. Offered as needed.
AMDA 370 CAD/CAM and Industrial Robotics (3 semester hours)
Corequisites: ADMA 345
Description: This course is the conversion of CAD resources into NC machine code for the production of metallic and non-metallic products while integrated with industrial robots. Industrial robots will be introduced with hands-on programming of industrial robots and include tasks such as welding, palletizing, placement, finishing and robot integration into advanced manufacturing facilities. Offered Spring Semester, annually.
ADMA 390 Independent Study (1 to 4 semester hours)
Prerequisites: Minimum of 60 earned semester hours
Description: This course is designed for the student who demonstrates an interest in an area of study not offered or who wishes to pursue a discipline in greater depth than possible through existing courses. An independent study counts as an elective and may not be used for accelerated or remedial credit. A learning contract between the student and instructor defines the responsibilities of the parties and specifies the learning objectives and standards for successful completion of the project. A calendar of meeting times and deadlines shall be a part of that contract. Offered as needed.
AMDA 410 Application of CAD/CAM and Industrial Robotics (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: ADMA 370
Description: This course furthers the investigation into automation systems dealing with automated manufacturing practices in CNC machines, PLC’s, vision systems, RFID and industrial robotics. Activities include automated handling and processing of materials using conveyors, positioners/work-holders and industrial robots. Computer Integrated Manufacturing techniques including technologies such as sensing, vision, automated product identification, storage and retrieval are covered. Offered Fall Semester, annually.
ADMA 420 Advanced Manufacturing (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: ADMA 410
Description: This course in an introduction to advanced manufacturing techniques including setup and use of current and advanced material processing machines and devices, includes 5 axis milling, laser cutting, water knife utilization, EDM processing, digitation and multiple 3D printing experiences. Offered Fall Semester, annually.
ADMA 430 Programmable Logic Controllers and Integrations (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: ADMA 230
Description: This course is the application of a combination of digital and analog logic technologies that will lay down a framework from which programmable logic controllers are programmed. The concepts of inputs, outputs, relay logic and ladder logic will be addressed. Industrial robots and automated devices will be introduced, on-line as well as pendent programming to include tasks such as pick and place, finish application and device integration. Offered Fall Semester, annually.
ADMA 455 Manufacturing Automation Systems (CIM/FMS) (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: ADMA 420
Description: This course is the approach of using computers to control the entire production process utilizing closed-loop control processes, based on real-time input from scenarios. The student will totally complete the digitization of manufacturing scenarios into advanced manufacturing scenarios in this course by including the application of CAD/CAM techniques. Offered Spring Semester, annually.
ADMA 465 Simulation of Systems and Integrations (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: ADMA 310
Description: This course is the application of sophisticated computer simulation software for a complete analysis of manufacturing operations and processes for a cradle to grave evaluation. Ground up individual and team projects utilizing simulation software, active data collection and storage to refine the manufacturing process that is controlled while providing and implementing efficiencies. Offered Spring Semester, annually.
ADMA 480 Application of Advanced Manufacturing (3 semester hours)
Description: This course is the application of the completed advanced manufacturing suite of resources, which will be applied to solve several different manufacturing issues/projects provided by manufacturing experts. The cradle to grave experience will document the project and then delivered in professional presentations and papers. Offered Spring Semester, annually.
ADMA 498 Project II (3 semester hours)
Prerequisites: ANLY 298, an approved learning contract, permission of the Office of Experiential Programs, designation of an appropriate academic advisor
Description: This project must be in the student’s program of study or concentration(s). It should demonstrate application of the skills, methods, and knowledge of the discipline to solve a problem or answer a question representative of the type to be encountered in the student’s profession. As with Project I, this is undertaken with the close mentorship of a faculty member, and may involve a community partner. The ideal project has a clear purpose that builds directly upon the learning that occurs within the student’s first project and internship. Offered as needed.