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Online Course

Roadmap to Success in Digital Manufacturing & Design

University at Buffalo and State University of New York via Coursera

Overview

Learners will create a roadmap to achieve their own personal goals related to the digital manufacturing and design (DM&D) profession, which will help them leverage relevant opportunities. The culminating project provides a tangible element to include in their professional portfolios that showcases their knowledge of Industry 4.0.

This project is part of the Digital Manufacturing and Design Technology specialization that explores the many facets of manufacturing’s “Fourth Revolution,” aka Industry 4.0. To learn more about the specialization and its courses, please watch the overview video by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser: https://youtu.be/wETK1O9c-CA

Continuing education units (CEUs) and professional development hours (PDHs) are available through the UB Center for Industrial Effectiveness (UB TCIE) for learners who earn a course certificate.

Syllabus

Project Definition
-The purpose of this module is to introduce learners to the factors and trends motivating the transition from the current state of manufacturing to a Digital Manufacturing and Design (DMD) model. Learners will demonstrate critical thinking to define a personalized roadmap project relating to the transformation such that they can impact themselves and the future of DMD. Details of individual lessons in this module are provided below.

Self-Assessment
-The purpose of this module is for learners to identify their current situation, perform a self-assessment, and create a personalized future goal within the Digital Manufacturing and Design paradigm. Details of individual lessons in this module are provided below.

Network Exploration
-This module focuses on defining and acquiring resources to help learners grow their network to assist in attaining the future goal identified within the Digital Manufacturing and Design domain. Details of individual lessons in this module are provided below.

Roadmap Execution
-In this module, learners will created a realistic roadmap execution plan to transition from a current state to a future desired state in the Digital Manufacturing and Design paradigm, using concepts gleaned throughout the course and elsewhere.

Final Project Submission and Peer Review Evaluation
-In this final module, learners will continue to complete final edits and submit personalized artifacts and attestations to support a transition from a current state to a future state in Digital Manufacturing and Design as a peer review. Learners will review and provide feedback of the work of classmates.

Taught by

Amy Moore

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