Digital Manufacturing and Design

This course exposes participants to the transformation, throughout the world, in the design and manufacturing of products. Known as digital manufacturing and design (DM&D), processes in the manufacturing industry are shifting from paper-based to digital. This is the first of nine courses in the Digital Manufacturing & Design Technology series that explores the many facets of manufacturing’s “Fourth Revolution,” commonly known as Industry 4.0.

This online course is available on the Coursera platform.

Course Duration: Approximately 2 weeks (2.5-5 hours of effort per week)

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand what DMD is and its impact on careers, practices and processes at companies both large and small
  • Discover how this new approach to making products makes companies more responsive – and employees more involved and engaged – as new career paths in advanced manufacturing evolve

Intended Audience

Anyone interested in how digital advances are changing the landscape and capabilities of manufacturing, from high school graduates exploring careers to operations managers and business owners hungry for an understanding of the newest manufacturing technologies



Credential Opportunities

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): TCIE grants 0.1 CEUs upon successful completion of this course for a fee of $25.
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs): TCIE grants 1 PDH upon successful completion of this course for a fee of $25.   

For either a CEU or PDH, a learner must complete a request form. The process entails providing proof of the learner’s Verified Certificate (VC) issued by Coursera. A VC indicates a learner has completed a course with a passing score (he/she does not receive a letter grade). CEUs and PDHs are eligible for those earning a certificate on November 11, 2019 or later.