New additive manufacturing master's degrees will be offered to resident and online students at Penn State.
New additive manufacturing master's degrees will be offered to resident and online students at Penn State.

Penn State University in the US plans to offer residential and online master’s degrees in additive manufacturing (AM) and design beginning in the autumn of 2017.

The residential Master of Science in Additive Manufacturing (MSAMD) and online Master of Engineering in Additive Manufacturing (MEngAMD) will be 30-credit degrees offered to graduate students to provide the analytical and practical skills required to use AM technologies, the university said. 

The program will integrate graduate coursework across multiple departments, including the Departments of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering Science and Mechanics, School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, and Materials Science and Engineering, and the Colleges of Engineering and Earth and Mineral Sciences. 

All students enrolled in the program will be able to work in Penn State’s AM laboratory, the Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D) as well as the Material Characterization Laboratory in the Millennium Sciences Complex and the Factory for Advanced Manufacturing Education in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. Students will gain experience working with polymer as well as metallic additive manufacturing systems.

For more information about the degrees, please email AMDprogram@psu.edu.

This story uses material from Penn State with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.