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Master in Science Specializing in Advanced Manufacturing

  • advanced manufacturing Masters Degree
  • advanced manufacturing Masters Degree
  • advanced manufacturing Masters Degree
  • advanced manufacturing Masters Degree
  • advanced manufacturing Masters Degree

MS Specializing in Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing is an integration platform that requires knowledge from various disciplines and an enabler for innovations. At Northwestern, we address advanced manufacturing from our known academic strengths and our collaborative nature, e.g., innovative manufacturing processes, data-driven design and optimization, digital manufacturing enriched by sensors and simulations, artificial intelligence, human-machine interaction, and life cycle analysis.

Excelling students will have an opportunity to enrich their educational experiences through an internship either at Argonne National Laboratory or at an industrial partner affiliated with the Northwestern Initiative for Manufacturing Science and Innovation (NIMSI, https://nimsi.northwestern.edu/). Upon completion of MSME, an Advanced Manufacturing specialization certificate will be awarded.

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Requirements

This 12-unit specialization will include seven courses as described below, two additional graduate level courses at-large, and three independent individual projects as ME 499 or a thesis comprising of three research units as ME 590. Students in this course will carry out projects at Northwestern under a faculty affiliated with NIMSI. Furthermore, the projects can also include experiences at Argonne National Laboratory’s Midwest Transformative Energy Manufacturing (MTEM) Research and Development facility and the Materials Engineering Research Facility (MERF).  At these facilities, students will be able to explore new manufacturing approaches (including additive manufacturing) that integrate smart sensors, simulations and materials data.

Note: Student must have 5 ME courses and 5 courses at the 400 level. All courses need to be from McCormick and at the Graduate level. Any exceptions should be pre-approved with the MS Program Director, Professor Manohar Kulkarni, PhD, PE (Manohar.kulkarni{at}northwestern.edu).

Classes

The students will choose courses in the following 5 categories:

1. Manufacturing Processes and Equipment (minimum 2 required from the list below)

ME 340-1: Computer Integrated Manufacturing I: Manufacturing Processes

ME 340-2: Computer Integrated Manufacturing II: CAD/CAM

ME 340-3: Computer Integrated Manufacturing III: Manufacturing Automation

ME 415: Mechanics of Manufacturing Processes

ME 439: Computer Control in Manufacturing

ME 443: Metal Cutting

ME 445: Micromanufacturing

ME 446: Advanced Tribology


2. Materials and Sensors in Manufacturing (minimum 2 required from the list below)
ME 414-1: Mechanics of Composite Materials I
ME 417: Multiscale Modeling and Simulation in Solid Mechanics
ME 426: Advanced Finite Element Methods
ME 495: Metamaterials
ME 495: Nanoscale Thermal Transport
CEE 424: Stability of Structures
CEE 455:  Plasticity and Limit Analysis
EE 495: Introduction to Nanophotonics and Plasmonics Science and Technology
MSE 406: Symmetry and Mechanical Properties of Materials
MSE 435: High Temperature materials
MSE 445: High Polymer Science
MSE 465: Advanced Electron Microscopy & Diffraction
MPD 430-0: Materials Selection – Managing Choices

3. Design and Optimization in Manufacturing (minimum 1 required from the list below)
ME 341: Computational Methods for Engineering Design
ME 441: Engineering Optimization for Product Design and Manufacturing
DSGN 320: Introduction to Industrial Design Methods
DSGN 386: Manufacturing Engineering Design
DSGN 407: Making Things
IEMS 307: Quality Improvement by Experimental Design

4. Sustainable Manufacturing and Life Cycle Analysis (1 required from the list below)
ME 367: Quantitative Methods in Life Cycle Analysis
ME380/ISEN 390: Thermal Energy Systems Design
ME 467/ISEN 495: Industrial Energy Management and Utilization
ISEN 210: Introduction to Sustainability: Challenges and Solutions
POLI_SCI 441: International Political Economy
SOCIOL 437-0: Economic Sociology

5. Digital Manufacturing and Cybersecurity (1 required from the list below)
ME 395: Industry 4.0 Manufacturing
ME 495: Sensing, Navigation and Machine Learning for Robotics
IEMS 381: Supply-chain Modeling and Analysis
IEMS 382: Production Planning and Scheduling
IEMS 383: Service Operations Management
COMP-SCI 340: Introduction to Computer Networking
COMP_SCI 450: Internet Security
COMP_SCI 496: Advanced Topics in Modern Cryptography
COMP_ENG 395, 495: Internet-of-Things Sensors, Systems and Applications
COMP_ENG 495: Introduction to Database Systems and Data Warehousing
IEMS 381: Supply-chain Modeling and Analysis

 

Internship

Excelling students will have an opportunity to enrich their educational experiences through an internship either at Argonne National Laboratory or at an industrial partner affiliated with the Northwestern Initiative for Manufacturing Science and Innovation (NIMSI, https://nimsi.northwestern.edu/). Interested students should email, before December 31st, their resume, a copy of the transcript with fall quarter grades, and one-page statement of purpose/motivation in one single pdf document to Manohar.kulkarni@northwestern.edu. Selection and awarding of internship is expected to be completed by the end of February.

Argonne

Jennifer B. Dunn, Director of Research,
Northwestern Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering

Argonne


DIgital Manufacturing

Federico Sciammarella, President & CTO
MxD


Thirdwave
Danielle Unruh, Product Quality Manager
Third Wave Systems

 


MHUB

Melissa Lederer, Chief Experience Officer (CXO)
mHUB


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Dr. Lyle Levine, Materials Measurement Laboratory

NIST

Story from Inside

Erkin OtoRecent intern Erkin Oto said about his experience. “My summer internship experience at Argonne National Laboratory was a truly transformative experience and in fact the experience of a lifetime. Needless to say, Argonne National Laboratory is one of the most influential research enterprises in the history of science and technology, and it was an incredible source of inspiration and honor being a part of the cutting-edge Advanced Manufacturing research. Argonne National Laboratory is at the forefront of metal additive manufacturing research that has the enormous potential to transform manufacturing.

The Advanced Manufacturing research experience I gained at Northwestern prepared me for this life-changing and eye-opening experience at Argonne. My research in Advanced Manufacturing Processes Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Jian Cao and my research work at Argonne have synergistically augmented each other. With its reputable faculty and rigorously designed courses, Northwestern University is known as the Mecca for applied research and teaching in Additive Manufacturing. I firmly believe it deserves this reputation to the fullest extent.”

Contact

Professor Manohar Kulkarni, PhD, PE
MS Program Director, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Manohar.kulkarni@northwestern.edu
847-467-6741

If interested in internship opportunities, please contact:
Jane Zhu, PhD
Assistant Director of NIMSI
janezhu@northwestern.edu
847-491-3046