About the course
Reducing the weight of the machines that move people and goods is a key enabler for improving fuel economy and payload. This online course reviews the development of new materials and the associated means of manufacturing them into structural components.
- Historical Perspective on Introducing New Materials and Manufacturing Processes in Automotive Industry (39 min)
- Selecting the Best Material and Manufacturing Process (22 min)
- Modeling of Material Changes during Manufacturing and Integrating those Models to Optimize Design (22 min)
- Advanced Metallic Sheet Materials (18 min)
- Advanced Polymer Composites (38 min)
- Advanced Cast Materials (24 min)
- Summary: What We Have Learned (34 min)
- Longer Term Lightweighting Opportunities (41 min)
TIME COMMITMENT AND WORK PACE
Modules are divided into shorter segments making it easier to learn at your own pace.
If completing a specialization, all four modules must be purchased together and completed in 180 days. For individual modules, you will have 60 days to complete.
Successful completion requires you to receive an 80% passing grade on the module assessment. Upon completing, you will earn a digital badge for your resume or professional profile.
CERTIFICATE OPTION AND SPECIALIZATIONS
Upon successful completion of 4 modules purchased as a group, you will receive the U-M Certificate in Current and Emerging Technologies.
Select 4 modules from one concentration to deepen your knowledge in a subject or area. If you choose a specialization, your certificate will note the specialization you completed.
PREREQUISITES & TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
There are no prerequisites for this course. A bachelor's degree in a science, engineering, or technical field is recommended but not required.
Administrative/Online Technical Support
Support staff are available via phone and email to help with administrative and technical issues during our normal business hours (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time).
- Understand current structural lightweighting trends and associated challenges
- Gain essential knowledge for critically evaluating emerging dissimilar materials joining techniques for their own applications
- Apply basic joint design principles for improved manufacturability and joint performance
- Implement effective joint performance evaluation techniques for supporting design and manufacture of multi-materials structures
EDUCATION: B.S. Materials Engineering, Brown University 1976 M.S. Applied Physics, Harvard University 1977 Ph.D. Applied Physics, Harvard University 1979 CURRENTLY TEACHING: MSE489 Materials Processing Design RESEARCH INTERESTS: My major research interest is in understanding the inter-re...
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