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Advanced Design for Manufacturing

Short-Term Certificate

This certificate has been designed for the student that wants to pursue a career in Mechanical Engineering as a Mechanical Drafter or Commercial/Industrial Designer. The student will use computer programs that relate to CAD (Computer Aided Design) including SolidWorks, TinkerCAD, Meshmixer and Fusion 360 to construct rapid prototypes from basic 3D part creation to advanced surfacing models used in industries such as Aerospace. Students complete 19 credits, resulting in an Advanced Design for Manufacturing Certificate

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Credits
Short-Term Certificate Full Time: NA
Part Time: 3

Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.

There are no entry requirements for this program

  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • Complete a comprehensive design project using advanced engineering design programs as required by industry standards.
  • Describe the role and purpose of codes and standards as they pertain to the life, health, and safety of the public.
  • Perform the necessary steps to transform an idea or need into a completed project.
  • Perform and support design and estimating functions, including, costs, labor requirements, equipment, and scheduling functions.

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All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391. There are additional costs for books and supplies. Each student is responsible for the purchase of certain supplies and required tools before the instruction begins.

Part Time

  • Resident Cost : $2,260.80
  • NonResident Cost : $2,560.00
  • International Student Cost : $5,825.60

Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling 206.934.5391.

Worker Friendly

This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Hybrid
  • Hybrid courses provide students with the scheduling flexibility of fewer campus visits while covering the same materials as an equivalent class held entirely on campus. Hybrid classes usually have at least one on-campus meeting per week combined with a "virtual classroom" with online content, lessons and activities.

Worker Friendly

This program is offered at times and in formats that meet the needs of working adults. This includes:

  • Evening
  • Courses with a start time of 4:00 PM or later.


Course Course ID Credits Availability

This course will introduce students to Design for manufacturing processes by using 3D models designed in programs such as AutoCAD, Solidworks, etc. This course will also familiarize students with the processes and proper usage of 3D printers and slicing software. Introduction to various new design software used for 3D printing.

TDR 170 5.0

Intro to Basic Parametric Solid Modeling practices using SolidWorks or comparable programs to industry standards. Familiarization with engineering graphics in the 3D environment to include drawing commands, efficiencies of PSM vs. the 2D environment. CAD or 3D experience recommended.

TDR 171 5.0

Builds on modeling skills taught in TDR171. Includes expanded coverage of part and assembly modeling and the production of engineering drawings, as well as an introduction to parametric solid modeling. Covers the use of analytical tools available within the SolidWorks application; basic surfacing; skills associated with the modeling of sheet metal parts, molds and weldments; and use with various industrial processes, particularly additive manufacturing. Prerequisite: TDR171 or permission.

TDR 172 5.0

Continued application of 3D printing in the creation of prototypes to show ideas and concepts in a tangible way. Attention on advanced post-processing techniques for 3D prints and building sophisticated print jobs in Simplify3D. Significant practice troubleshooting and problem solving designs and 3D prints. Prerequisite to this course is TDR 170 (Introduction to Design for 3D Printing).

TDR 173 5.0