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About the Additive Manufacturing Program

Originally used for rapid prototyping, Additive Manufacturing (AM) has evolved into what we know today as 3D printing. Additive Manufacturing is the process of joining materials, layer upon layer, to create an object from a 3D model. Typically, these 3D models are designed utilizing computer-aided-design (CAD) software or a 3D object scanner. This transformative approach that goes from digital to physical enables the creation of stronger, lighter, and more complex products used across many industries including Healthcare, Aerospace, and Automotive.

Additive Manufacturing has revolutionized manufacturing operations and industrial production by offering a more dynamic and flexible digital process. AM provides Engineers with the ability to design and produce parts that incorporate complex structures and materials without requiring assembly. Additionally, they can customize products, produce small quantities at a reasonable price, and increase efficiency by reducing lead times and costs.

The Additive Manufacturing Certificate is designed for professionals, engineering graduates or those seeking to enter the field of AM – 3D printing. Through hands-on experience participants will learn the principles, standards, materials and application of Additive Manufacturing. This highly practical program will allow students to enter the field of Additive Manufacturing.

  • Hands-on experience with applications of modeling AM using SolidWorks and CATIA V5.
  • Learn to design components for appropriate use in AM and measure parts in according to industry standards (GD&T).
  • Developed and taught by industry professionals.
  • SolidWorks computer-aided design and analysis software
  • Additive Manufacturing technologies, printing process, materials, and post-processing.
  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) practical applications
  • Industrial Robotics introduction to basic concepts and programming
  • CATIA V5 3D Product Lifecycle Management software for product development and CAD.
Format: In-Person, Online

mostly online

Estimated Cost: $3,970

(includes certificate fee and courses only)

Duration: 1 year and half

Contact
Department
Science & Technology
Phone
858-534-1566
Email
unexengr@ucsd.edu

Courses

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  • Hybrid

SolidWorks for 3D printingMAE-40043

Units: 3.00

$825

Learn the basics of Additive Manufacturing with SolidWorksAdopted in the world of Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing helps increase flexibility in the production flow and reduces industrial expenses ...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Winter, Summer

Additive Manufacturing TechnologiesMAE-40038

Units: 3.00

$775

Learn ​Additive Manufacturing TechnologiesAdditive Manufacturing (AM) is revolutionizing the way products are being made and it is an integral part of what is termed the 4th Industrial Revolution (Ind...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Spring

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)MAE-40031

Units: 3.00

TBD

Automotive, Aerospace, Manufacturing and other industries are currently using Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD T) to clearly define product specifications to their manufacturers. The need to...

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Fundamentals of CAD with CATIA V5MAE-40042

Units: 3.00

$750

Learn 3D Modeling with CATIA V5CATIA software is a powerful 3D modeling tool to design, simulate, analyze and manufacture everyday life products. This Computer-Aided Design (CAD) program supports pre...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Winter, Summer

Fundamentals of Industrial RoboticsCSE-41335

Units: 3.00

$750

Practice Industiral Robotics Opeartions with ABB RobotStudioIndustrial Robotics has revolutionized manufacturing by automating physical tasks in various sectors including the automotive, electrical ...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered:

Fall, Spring

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Demand and Job Prospects

  • According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median salary for Additive Manufacturing is $68,771 per year nationwide.
  • Additive Manufacturing jobs posting trends have grown 65% in the past five years.
  • According to Burning Glass, top companies hiring individuals for Additive Manufacturing jobs include Lockheed Martin Corp, Northrop Grumman and The Boeing Company.

Who Will Benefit

Individuals interested in entering the exiting field of AM, specifically

  • Professionals with engineering backgrounds, typically Mechanical Engineering
  • Students with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (preferred) or any other Engineering disciplines.
  • Students with no technical training that have High School prerequisite knowledge to enter the field.

Advisory Board

Braxton Carter

Senior Design Engineer, Consultant and CAD Software Engineer

Reverse Engineering

Javier Garay, Dr.

Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

UC San Diego

Alfonso Limon, Dr.

Liaison of Research and Development

Oneirix

Milenko Masic, Dr.

Principal Algorithms Architect

Cymer/ASML

Tony Nguyen, Dr.

Senor Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) Engineer

Northrop Grumman Corporation

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This certificate requires an application before taking any courses. There will be a $0 fee to apply to this program. Students will also be required to pay a $95 certificate fee upon enrollment into the program after acceptance. View the complete Certificate Registration and Candidacy Guidelines.