Integrated Design and Manufacturing

Western Michigan University's integrated design and manufacturing certificate is a 16-credit-hour certificate program that engages students at an early stage in manufacturing and design that will lead to education and workforce pathways. The courses in this certificate program lead directly into Bachelor of Science degree programs in manufacturing engineering technology, engineering design technology and engineering management technology degree programs. The courses in this certificate program may also be transferred for credit in associate degree programs at several Michigan community colleges.

Beyond the classroom

At least nine of the 16 credit hours required to complete the certificate in integrated design and manufacturing must be fulfilled by courses taken from WMU.

WMU's College of Engineering and Applied Sciences also has more than 25 student organizations, including the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Society of Plastic Engineers, American Foundry Society, American Society of Engineering Management and National Society of Black Engineers.

After you graduate

Recent WMU graduates with certificates in integrated design and manufacturing are working as:

  • CAD designer/drafter
  • Design engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Technologist

Among the organizations they work for are:

  • Manufacturers
  • Metal casting companies
  • Plastics companies
  • Product design centers
  • Design firms

Where is this program offered?

  • Kalamazoo
  • Grand Rapids

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