Advanced Manufacturing Systems

Degree:
  • Bachelor's
Location: Boston

Why Advanced Manufacturing Systems?

Revolutionize your career with the accelerated Bachelor of Science in Advanced Manufacturing Systems (BS-AVMS) degree, co-developed with General Electric.

Important note: this program involves workplace challenges and projects that will be completed in-person at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) in Springfield, Massachusetts. Students must be able to attend on-ground lab courses at STCC, where about 30% of the program (and no more than 50%) has to be completed in Springfield, MA, on ground. (The rest can be completed online). 

The accelerated Bachelor of Science in Advanced Manufacturing Systems (BS-AVMS) degree was co-developed with General Electric. The program was built from the ground up to give you the experience and skills that will put you in demand in the thriving field of advanced manufacturing. This first-of-its-kind program represents a new model of education where real-world experience earns university credit, removing the divide between work and learning.

There is tremendous demand for those with advanced manufacturing systems skills, where according to a 2015 study by The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte, an estimated 3.4 million manufacturing jobs will be created over the next decade. Those with a college degree and advanced technical skills will be in high demand, according to the Washington Post.

The curriculum is organized around real workplace challenges or projects that provide hands-on learning experiences. You will complete coursework through functional areas related to five tracks within advanced manufacturing (e.g., within Inspections, you might complete a project involving nondestructive testing equipment and techniques). And you’ll apply these skills in the lab space with support and coaching from industry mentors and Northeastern. At the end of the program, you’ll complete a comprehensive capstone project that helps you synthesize what you’ve learned.

The program is designed to meet you where you are at. If you have prior relevant experience, you can get “sign off” by demonstrating proficiency—helping you earn college credit for what you learned on the job, allowing you to complete the program faster. 

A degree in advanced manufacturing systems can revolutionize your career. 


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Unique Features

  • Program co-developed with General Electric
  • First-of-its kind program represents a new model of education where real world experience earns university credit
  • An estimated 3.4 million manufacturing jobs to be created in the next decade, according to The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte
  • Curriculum organized around real workplace challenges and projects to provide hands-on learning experiences
  • Program culminates with a comprehensive capstone project

Career Outcomes

Job demand for advanced manufacturing is rapidly growing:

  • In 2011, 53% of all manufacturing workers had at least some college education, up from 43% in 1994, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economics and Statistics Administration.
  • Of 1.9 million job postings in the manufacturing industry during 2015, 68% required or preferred candidates with a bachelor's degree, according to Burning Glass Technologies.
  • According to a 2015 study by The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte, an estimated 3.4 million manufacturing jobs will be created over the next decade.

What you'll study

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Advanced Manufacturing Technology General Requirements

Note: Courses listed below with titles in parenthesis are pending approval.

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 120 total semester hours required

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

NUpath Requirements 

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses

26 semester hours required 

English

Complete one of the following two courses with corresponding labs:

ENG 1105 - College Writing 1
3.00
ENG 1106 - Lab for ENG 1105
1.00
ENG 3105 - Writing for the Professions: Science and Engineering
3.00
ENG 3106 - Lab for ENG 3105
1.00

Math

MTH 2120 - Technical Math 1
3.00
MTH 2220 - Technical Math 2
3.00
MTH 2500 - Statistical Quality Control
3.00

Science

CHM 1100 - General Chemistry 1
3.00
PHY 1200 - Physics 1
3.00

Philosophy

PHL 2140 - Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering
3.00

Advanced Manufacturing Foundation Courses

24 semester hours required 

AVM 1100 - Fundamental Measurement Analysis
3.00
AVM 1150 - Fundamentals of Manufacturing Systems
3.00
AVM 1200 - Fundamentals of Safety, Health, and Environmental Issues
3.00
EET 3100 - Electronics 1
3.00
GET 1100 - Introduction to Engineering and Technology
3.00
GET 1150 - Foundations of Engineering Graphics and Design
3.00
MET 2000 - Engineering Computer-Aided Design and Tolerance Analysis
3.00
MET 2040 - Engineering Manufacturing Process
3.00
 

Advanced Manufacturing Core Courses

45 semester hours required

AVM 2200 - Composite Materials and Applications
3.00
AVM 2250 - Materials Performance and Applications
3.00
AVM 2400 - Fundamentals of Inspection Processes
3.00
AVM 3000 - Materials Processing
3.00
AVM 3300 - Assessment Metrics for Supply Chain Systems
3.00
AVM 3100 - Nondestructive Testing
3.00
AVM 4200 - Engineering Metrology and Measurements
3.00
AVM 4300 - Advanced Manufacturing and Additive Processes
3.00
CET 4210 - Robotics
3.00
GET 3100 - Computer Control of Manufacturing Processes
3.00
MET 3300 - Engineering Materials Science
3.00
MET 4100 - Mechanical Engineering Systems Design
3.00
MGT 2220 - Supply Chain Management
3.00
 

AVM 4100  (Mechatronics)  3

Advanced Manufacturing Capstone

Grand challenges at the end of each accelerator will make up this requirement:

CHM 1100 - General Chemistry 1
3.00
PHY 1200 - Physics 1
3.00
 

Electives

Complete a minimum of 15 semester hours.

Did You Know?

​A bachelor’s degree is worth $2.8M over an employee’s lifetime (Center On Education and the Workforce, 2011).

Did You Know?

College graduates earn 74% more than high school graduates ​(Pew Research Center, 2016).

Commitment

Full-Time

Entry Terms

Fall
Spring
Summer

Meets F-1 Visa Requirements

No