Graduate CertificateAdditive Manufacturing

Wichita State’s graduate certificate in additive manufacturing will equip you with knowledge of this revolutionary process—allowing you to adapt your mindset to approach design problems in entirely new ways.

Learn how the Additive Manufacturing certificate is the right fit for you.

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The 12-credit-hour certificate focuses on key materials, technologies and benefits, and include topics on design considerations, post processing, secondary operations, and important quality and safety factors.

Required courses

  • Rapid Prototyping and Product Developments
  • Selection of Materials for Design and Manufacturing
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Elective courses (candidates will complete one)

Advanced Laser Applications in Manufacturing; Biodegradable Materials; Multiple Scale Modeling and Micromechanics; Independent Study on Additive Manufacturing Topics.

Admission to the program

There are two paths to admission to the program:

Inside the Program

WSU lands $2.5M grant for advanced manufacturing

Wichita State University received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment to support initiatives that strengthen and diversify the regional advanced manufacturing supply chain, increase the quality and scope of defense technologies, and increase the competitiveness and sustainability of defense-impacted businesses.

The award is a continuation of a $7.1 million grant awarded by the Economic Development Administration in 2015. It will provide funding for programs at the National Institute for Aviation Research including automated fiber placement and automated tape laying technology; cold spray technologies for restoration of aircraft parts; robotic programming and motion-tracking systems; Additively manufactured tooling systems; Hypersonic feasibility and market analysis to determine the feasibility of a new hypersonic materials testing and simulation facility;

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