Western Kentucky University

Advanced Manufacturing

Major in Advanced Manufacturing

Bachelor of Science Degree
Reference number: 506
Number of hours required: 64

This program prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and advanced manufacturing technical skills in support of industrial operations. The major includes instruction in optimization theory, human factors, organizational behavior, industrial processes, industrial planning procedures, computer applications, quality, and technical document preparation. Graduates achieve positions of leadership in business and industry while practicing innovation in the global marketplace.

The major in Advanced Manufacturing (reference number 506) leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. A minor or second major is not required. Course requirements for the major are shown in the PDF below. Students should consult with an advisor while planning their course schedules and career goals. The program is accredited by ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering).

 

Career Opportunities

Graduates obtain employment in a wide variety of positions. Some include:

Specialty                                             Average Salary

Maintenance Supervisor                              $59,819

Installation & Repair Supervisor                $62,540

Quality Assurance Manager                        $81,220

Industrial Production Manager                   $89,190

Project Manager                                            $93,397


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Curriculum

You can see detailed course descriptions by clicking the WKU Course Search link to the right. In the dropdown box, choose the appropriate subject area and click "Go".

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 Last Modified 4/28/14