Develop the fundamental skills needed for global excellence in manufacturing and competitiveness with the Principles of Manufacturing MicroMasters Credential, designed and delivered by MIT’s #1-world ranked Mechanical Engineering department.
This program provides students with a fundamental basis for understanding and controlling rate, quality and cost in a manufacturing enterprise.
The Principles of Manufacturing are a set of elements common to all manufacturing industries that revolve around the concepts of flow and variations. These principles have emerged from working closely with manufacturing industries at both the research and operational levels.
Targeted towards graduate-level engineers, product designers, and technology developers with an interest in a career in advanced manufacturing, the program will help learners understand and apply these principles to product and process design, factory and supply chain design, and factory operations.
This curriculum focusses on the analysis, characterization and control of flow and variation at different levels of the enterprise through the following subject areas:
Unit Process Variation and Control: Modeling and controlling temporal and spatial variation in unit processes
Factory Level System Variation and Control: Modeling and controlling flows in manufacturing systems with stochastic elements and inputs.
Supply Chain – System Variation and Control: How to operate and design optimal manufacturing-centered supply chains.
Business Flows: Understanding the uses and flow of business information to start up, scale up and operate a manufacturing facility.
Learn how to model variations in manufacturing processes and develop methods to reduce and control deterministic variations to achieve consistent process quality.
Learn about manufacturing systems and ways to analyze them in terms of material flow and storage, information flow, capacities, and times and durations of events, especially random events.
Experience what it is like to manage within an engineering enterprise. Develop the business skills you need to take on the variety of challenges facing managers in the field.
This course was formerly known as Management in Engineering I.
Learn about effective supply chain strategies for companies that operate globally, with emphasis on how to plan and integrate supply chain components into a coordinated system.
This course was formerly known as Supply Chains for Manufacturing I.
Learn how to control process variation, including methods to design experiments that capture process behavior and understand means to control variability.
Learn about various models, methods and software tools to help make better decisions for system design in manufacturing systems and supply chains..
This course was formerly known as Supply Chains for Manufacturing II.
Learn how to analyze manufacturing systems to optimize performance and control costs and better understand the flow of material and information.
Analyze challenging real-life business cases that engineering managers face on a variety of topics. Apply management tools and relevant skills to manage innovation.
This course was formerly known as Management in Engineering II