Preparing for a Career in Advanced Manufacturing

It's never too late to begin your career development in the high-tech manufacturing world. Technically skilled employees are needed now more than ever, contrary to what you might read or be told! Learn more about different career pathways to help you prepare for a wide variety of advanced manufacturing occupations. There are so many educational options available to help you pursue opportunities within your region, in your state and across the country.

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National Center for Manufacturing Education
Dayton, OH

The NCME serves as a source of materials, support services, and professional development opportunities for educators and industry professionals.

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Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

Programs: Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing and Design Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences

Segal's Manufacturing and Design Engineering (MaDE) bachelor's degree program focuses on three key areas: Process and product design, Manufacturing systems, and Manufacturing management. MaDE graduates will learn all aspects of product realization from product design to manufacturing technologies and operations. The program will provide you with the ability to integrate various design and manufacturing processes into an effective system.
The undergraduate program in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences department at Northwestern is an exciting degree option for students interested in probability, statistics, and mathematical modeling, as well as economics and decision analysis. We offer a wide range of courses aimed at developing both the analytic skills of our students and their understanding of business.
Northwestern University's Department of Mechanical Engineering emphasizes cutting-edge research that advances the frontiers of knowledge and engineering capabilities in emerging disciplines as well as traditional subjects. The department offers a premier program of undergraduate and graduate study that provides a solid foundation for careers in industry, research, and academia in an atmosphere that has all of the advantages of a large university—world-renowned professors doing state-of-the-art research—yet with small class sizes and personal attention from faculty.


Stephen H. Carr
Assoc. Dean for Undergraduate Engineering

Phone: 847-491-7379

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