Digital Manufacturing and Design Technology series

Watch the overview video to learn more about the Digital Manufacturing and Design Technology series.

This online, nine-course series provides a foundation in how digital advances are changing the landscape and capabilities of factories, known as Industry 4.0 or Manufacturing’s Fourth Revolution. Developed with input from the manufacturing industry, it touches on digital manufacturing and design (DM&D) practices, the concept of the digital thread, the Internet of Things, Big Data and more.

DM&D Technology series courses:

  1. Digital Manufacturing & Design
  2. Digital Thread: Components
  3. Digital Thread: Implementation
  4. Advanced Manufacturing Process Analysis
  5. Intelligent Machining
  6. Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise
  7. Cyber Security in Manufacturing
  8. MBSE: Model-Based Systems Engineering
  9. Roadmap to Success in Digital Manufacturing & Design

The courses are available on the Coursera platform. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how advances in technology and demands of manufacturing have resulted in a family of advanced manufacturing solutions under the DM&D paradigm
  • Share data and information in the digital thread across all stages of the product life cycle  
  • Make smarter decisions that enhance efficiencies, launch products faster and increase competitiveness
  • Achieve personal goals related to the DM&D profession through creating a roadmap

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

Prerequisites

None

Credential Opportunities

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): TCIE grants 1.4 CEUs upon successful completion of this series for a fee of $25.
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs): TCIE grants 14 PDHs upon successful completion of this series 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 series 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.