Additive Manufacturing Design
 

Graduate Minor in Additive Manufacturing and Design

A doctoral or master's degree student in the following degree programs may apply to add a graduate minor in additive manufacturing and design (AMD):

Doctoral or master's degree students in other related disciplines should contact amdprogram@psu.edu to discuss the AMD minor requirements.

How to Apply

Official requests to add the graduate minor in additive manufacturing and design to the academics record should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later than the following deadlines:

  • Doctoral minor - Prior to establishing the Ph.D. committee and prior to scheduling the comprehensive examination
  • Master's minor - At least one semester prior to the semester the student intends to graduate

The graduate minor in additive manufacturing and design requires approval from the student's major program of study, the minor program, and the Penn State Graduate School. To apply, please submit the following form to the AMD program for processing.

Apply for the graduate minor in AMD »

Doctoral Minor Requirements

Per Graduate School policy GCAC – 611 Minor – Research Doctorate, a doctoral minor must require no fewer thant 15 credits in a field related to, but different from, that of the student's graudate major program. Additionally, at least one faculty member from the minor field must be on the candidate's Ph.D. committee. 

Depending on your graduate major program, to earn the AMD graduate minor, you must complete the following AMD courses:

Engineering Science and Mechanics Doctoral Students

  • EDSGN 562: Design for Additive Manufacturing, 4 credits
  • IE 527: Additive Manufacturing Processes, 4 credits
  • MATSE 567: Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Materials, 4 credits
  • ME 566: Metal Additive Manufacturing Lab, 3 credits

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Doctoral Students

  • EDSGN 562: Design for Additive Manufacturing, 4 credits
  • ESC 545: Engineering and Scientific Principles of Additive Manufacturing, 4 credits
  • MATSE 567: Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Materials, 4 credits
  • ME 566: Metal Additive Manufacturing Lab, 3 credits

Materials Science and Engineering Doctoral Students

  • EDSGN 562: Design for Additive Manufacturing, 4 credits
  • ESC 545: Engineering and Scientific Principles of Additive Manufacturing, 4 credits
  • IE 527: Additive Manufacturing Processes, 4 credits
  • ME 566: Metal Additive Manufacturing Lab, 3 credits

Mechanical Engineering Doctoral Students

  • EDSGN 562: Design for Additive Manufacturing, 4 credits
  • ESC 545: Engineering and Scientific Principles of Additive Manufacturing, 4 credits
  • IE 527: Additive Manufacturing Processes, 4 credits
  • MATSE 567: Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Materials, 4 credits

Master's Minor Requirements

Per Graduate School policy GCAC-641 Minor – Research Master’s, a masters minor requires at least 6 credits in a field related to, but different from, that of the student's graduate major program. Therefore, since AMD is an interdisciplinary program, a student cannot apply the respective AMD course of their major program toward earning the AMD graduate minor.

Depending on your graduate major program, to earn the AMD graduate minor, you must complete three of the four following AMD courses. 

Engineering Design Master's Students

  • ESC 545: Engineering and Scientific Principles of Additive Manufacturing, 4 credits
  • IE 527: Additive Manufacturing Processes, 4 credits
  • MATSE 567: Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Materials, 4 credits
  • ME 566: Metal Additive Manufacturing Lab, 3 credits

Engineering Science and Mechanics Master's Students

  • EDSGN 562: Design for Additive Manufacturing, 4 credits
  • IE 527: Additive Manufacturing Processes, 4 credits
  • MATSE 567: Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Materials, 4 credits
  • ME 566: Metal Additive Manufacturing Lab, 3 credits

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Master's Students

  • EDSGN 562: Design for Additive Manufacturing, 4 credits
  • ESC 545: Engineering and Scientific Principles of Additive Manufacturing, 4 credits
  • MATSE 567: Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Materials, 4 credits
  • ME 566: Metal Additive Manufacturing Lab, 3 credits

Materials Science and Engineering Master's Students

  • EDSGN 562: Design for Additive Manufacturing, 4 credits
  • ESC 545: Engineering and Scientific Principles of Additive Manufacturing, 4 credits
  • IE 527: Additive Manufacturing Processes, 4 credits
  • ME 566: Metal Additive Manufacturing Lab, 3 credits

Mechanical Engineering Master's Students

  • EDSGN 562: Design for Additive Manufacturing, 4 credits
  • ESC 545: Engineering and Scientific Principles of Additive Manufacturing, 4 credits
  • IE 527: Additive Manufacturing Processes, 4 credits
  • MATSE 567: Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Materials, 4 credits

 
 

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