Additive manufacturing designated minor

The objective of the Designated Minor in Additive Manufacturing is to provide the student with a background in the engineering science that applies to additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing), from part design through additive processes, to properties and component performance.

Particular emphasis is given to metals additive manufacturing, due to its rapidly growing impact on manufacturing across multiple industries, and the need for talent in this area. The minor is open to students in all engineering majors. 

Students may not use any given course to satisfy simultaneously requirements in both their enrolled major and in this minor. Graduate courses counted towards this minor may not be (double) counted for a graduate degree.

Coordinators for this minor

  • Prof. Jack Beuth, Director (also for MechE), Scaife 301
  • Dr. Sandra DeVincent Wolf, Assoc. Director, Scott 6119
  • Prof. Anthony Rollett, Assoc. Director (also for MSE), Wean 3313

 

Departmental Contacts

  • Biomedical Engineering — Robert Tilton
  • Chemical Engineering — Aditya Khair
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering — Mitchell Small
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering — James Bain
  • Engineering and Public Policy — Deanna Hart Matthews
  • Materials Science and Engineering — Anthony Rollett
  • Mechanical Engineering — Jack Beuth

 

Course Requirements

This minor requires a total of five (5) courses comprising of three core courses and two technical electives.

 

Three Core Courses (12 units each, for a total of 36 units):

  • 39-601/24-632 Special Topics: Additive Manufacturing Processing and Product Development
  • 39-602/27-765 Materials Science for Additive Manufacturing
  • 39-603 Additive Manufacturing Laboratory

 

Choose Two Electives for a minimum of 18 units from the following list:

 

Mathematics (21-XXX)

  • 21-660 Introduction to Numerical Analysis
  • 21-690 Methods of Optimization

 

Biomedical Engineering (42-XXX)

  • 42-411/27-411 Engineering Biomaterials
  • 42-444 Medical Devices
  • 42-474 Introduction to Biophotonics
  • 42-612/27-520 Tissue Engineering
  • 42-613/27-570 Molecular and Micro-Scale Polymeric Biomaterials in Medicine
  • 42-640/24-658 Computational Bio-Modeling and Visualization
  • 42-647/24-659 Continuum Biomechanics: Solid and Fluid Mechanics of Physiological Systems
  • 42-648 Cardiovascular Mechanics
  • 42-663 Computational Methods in BME
  • 42-698B Stem Cell Engineering

 

Chemical Engineering (06-XXX)

  • 06-462 Optimization Modeling and Algorithms
  • 06-463 Chemical Product Design
  • 06-464 Chemical Engineering Process Control
  • 06-466 Experimental Polymer Science
  • 06-607 Phys. Chem. Of Colloids & Surfaces
  • 06-609 Phys. Chem. Of Macromolecules
  • 06-619 Semiconductor Processing Technology
  • 06-623 Mathematical Modeling of Chemical Engineering Processes
  • 06-625 Chemical and Reactive Systems
  • 06-663 Analysis and Modeling of Transport Phenomena

 

Civil and Environmental Engineering (12-XXX)

  • 12-355 Fluid Mechanics
  • 12-421 Engineering Economics
  • 12-600 AutoCAD
  • 12-631 Structural Design
  • 12-635 Structural Analysis

 

Electrical and Computer Engineering (18-XXX)

  • 18-370 Fundamentals of Control
  • 18-403 Microfabrication Methods and Technology
  • 18-411 Computational Techniques in Engineering
  • 18-474 Embedded Control Systems
  • 18-491 Fundamentals of Signal Processing
  • 18-493 Electroacoustics
  • 18-496 Introduction to Biomedical Imaging and Image Analysis
  • 18-540 Rapid Prototyping of Computer Systems

 

Engineering and Public Policy (19-XXX)

  • 19-714 Special Topics: Introductory Life Cycle Assessment
  • 19-638 Smart Grids and Future Electric Energy Systems
  • 19-670/24-680 Quantitative Entrepreneurship: Analysis for New Technology Commercialization
  • 19-681 Managerial and Engineering Economics
  • 19-683 Special Topics: Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
  • 19-691 Special Topics: Decision-Making Methods for Innovation Management
  • 19-697 Modern Prototyping Techniques

 

Materials Science and Engineering (27-XXX)

  • 27-323 Powder Processing of Materials
  • 27-324 Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering
  • 27-411/42-411 Engineering Biomaterials
  • 27-421 Processing Design
  • 27-520/42-612 Tissue Engineering
  • 27-570/42-613 Molecular and Micro-Scale Polymeric Biomaterials in Medicine
  • 27-588 Polymer Physics and Morphology
  • 27-592 Solidification Processing
  • 27-6xx Informatics and Data Analytics in Engineering

 

Mechanical Engineering (24-XXX)

  • 24-341 Manufacturing Sciences
  • 24-614 Microelectromechanical Systems
  • 24-615 Microfluidics
  • 24-650 Applied Finite Element Analysis
  • 24-651 Material Selection for Mechanical Engineers [not available for MSE majors]
  • 24-658/42-640 Computational Bio-Modeling and Visualization
  • 24-659/42-647 Continuum Biomechanics: Solid and Fluid Mechanics of Physiological Systems
  • 24-672 Special Topics in DIY Design and Fabrication
  • 24-673 Soft Robots: Mechanics, Design and Modeling
  • 24-674 Design of Biomechatronic Systems for Humans
  • 24-680/19-670 Quantitative Entrepreneurship: Analysis for New Technology Commercialization
  • 24-681 Computer-Aided Design
  • 24-683 Design for Manufacture and the Environment
  • 24-688 Introduction to CAD and CAE Tools

 

Statistics (36-XXX)

  • 36-220 Engineering Statistics and Quality Control [not available for MSE, ChemE and MechE majors because it is required in those majors]

 

CIT Interdisciplinary

  • 39-405 Engineering Design
  • 39-606 Engineering Product Design Projects