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Advanced Manufacturing: Quality Systems


The major in Advanced Manufacturing (reference number 506) requires 78 hours and leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. Students must choose one of the following concentrations:

• Food Automation and Manufacturing

• Manufacturing and Industrial Distribution

• Quality Systems

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.


Career Opportunities

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

• Systems Integrator

• Industrial Engineer

• Production Manager / Specialist

• New Product Development Engineer

• Manufacturing Engineer

• Quality Manager

• Quality Engineer

• Production Engineer

• General Manager

• Plant Manager

• Industrial Trainer

• Project Manager

• Technology Educator

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 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 in planning their course schedules and career goals. The program is accredited by ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering).



The courses listed in the PDF file below are the curriculum requirements for this degree. 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 9/25/14