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University at Buffalo

Digital Manufacturing & Design Technology

University at Buffalo via Coursera Specialization


Whether you’re a high school graduate exploring manufacturing careers, or an operations manager hungry for an understanding of the newest manufacturing technologies, this specialization will provide a foundation in how digital advances are changing the landscape and capabilities of factories. Nine courses – developed with input from the manufacturing industry – touch on Industry 4.0 and its components, including digital manufacturing and design practices, the concept of the digital thread, the Internet of Things and Big Data. To learn more about the Digital Manufacturing and Design Technology specialization, please watch the overview video by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser:


Course 1: Digital Manufacturing & Design
- This course will expose you to the transformation taking place, throughout the world, in the way that products are being designed and ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Digital Thread: Components
- This course will help you recognize how the "digital thread" is the backbone of the digital manufacturing and design (DM&D) transformation, ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Digital Thread: Implementation
- There are opportunities throughout the design process of any product to make significant changes, and ultimately impact the future of ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Advanced Manufacturing Process Analysis
- Variability is a fact of life in manufacturing environments, impacting product quality and yield. Through this course, students will learn ... Enroll for free.

Course 5: Intelligent Machining
- Manufacturers are increasingly utilizing machine tools that are self-aware – they perceive their own states and the state of the surrounding ... Enroll for free.

Course 6: Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise
- Enterprises that seek to become proficient in advanced manufacturing must incorporate manufacturing management tools and integrate data ... Enroll for free.

Course 7: Cyber Security in Manufacturing
- The nature of digital manufacturing and design (DM&D), and its heavy reliance on creating a digital thread of product and process data and ... Enroll for free.

Course 8: MBSE: Model-Based Systems Engineering
- This Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) course and the Digital Thread courses featured earlier in this specialization bring together the ... Enroll for free.

Course 9: Roadmap to Success in Digital Manufacturing & Design
- Learners will create a roadmap to achieve their own personal goals related to the digital manufacturing and design (DM&D) profession, which ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Amy Moore, Ken English, Rahul Rai, Sara Behdad and Shambhu Upadhyaya


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