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Overview

By 2025, 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled.

Northeastern's Bachelor of Science in Advanced Manufacturing Systems is an innovative bachelor's degree completion program, providing the skills and experience needed to build a successful career in advanced manufacturing. Our program was co-developed with General Electric and provides a flexible, 100% online path to your degree.

When you enroll, you’ll:

  • Engage in a curriculum based on real workplace challenges related to advanced manufacturing, inspection, materials, technology, processes, and supply chain.
  • Learn from real-world experts in manufacturing, technology, robotics, and biotech.
  • Earn credit for previous experience and demonstrated proficiencies—helping you complete your degree faster and benefit from what you may have already learned on the job.

The Bachelor of Science in Advanced Manufacturing program is also an opportunity for those already working in manufacturing or related fields to gain career-advancing skills and make new connections through Northeastern's extensive alumni network.

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Unique Features

  • A 100% online curriculum, co-developed with General Electric, lets you earn your degree with maximum flexibility.
  • Learn from industry experts as you gain skills and experience to grow a career in advanced manufacturing.
  • Increase your knowledge of manufacturing, inspection, materials, technology, processes, and supply chain concepts with challenge-based learning projects with Gillette, General Electric, United Technologies, Sikorsky Aircraft, BAE, Stanley Black & Decker, and Proctor and Gamble.
  • Earn credit for your previous experience and competencies, allowing you to complete your degree faster.
  • Build your resumé while earning your degree and gain career-boosting connections through Northeastern's extensive industry and alumni networks.

Career Outlook

Manufacturing leaders are in demand, and career prospects will remain strong in the years ahead:

  • Employment of architectural and engineering managers is expected to reach more than 14,000 by 2026, reflecting a 10-year growth rate of 6.6 percent (compared to 6.0 percent across all occupations in New England).
  • A recent study by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute found the U.S. manufacturing labor force is projected to experience a shortage equal to 2.4 million by 2028, in large part because of shifting skills requirements.
  • Post-graduation careers (and average/median salary) include:
    • Logistics and supply chain manager - $109,669, salary.com (2021)
    • Maintenance engineer - $72,820, salary.com (2021)
    • Computer numeric controlled (CNC) machinist programmer - $53,820, salary.com (2021)
    • Electromechanical technician - $57,900 (Boston), $59,500 (U.S.), according to JobsEQ

Capstone Project

Prepare and complete a capstone project—including two courses during your last two semesters and presenting your project at annual RISE (Research, Innovation, Scholarship, and Entrepreneurship) events.

Course projects: Course projects allow you to work with other students in a team setting on assignments based on your location, employment responsibilities, and company associations. You can also choose to work with your employer or local businesses, and these projects will be part of your final grade.

 

Example of a course project:

In the AVM 4300 Additive Manufacturing course, you’ll receive a comprehensive overview of manufacturing approaches and technologies used in today’s industry, including the fundamentals of AM and 3D printing, the key AM processes.

Your project components may include design, materials, selection, manufacturing methods, technical partnerships, and marketing. Members of the project team will receive assignments based on their interests and resource availability.

In this course, Northeastern provides:

  • SolidWorks engineering design software—free to all students
  • JPM statistical processing software—free to all students
  • Zoom communications—free to all students
  • Additive manufacturing lab at the Snell library—minimal payment
  • Project deliverables will be the design and prototype of an assembly made by additive manufacturing (3D) printing and created by students at multiple locations. The design, manufacturing approach, and prototype from this course can be offered to partners and potential employers. Marketing and project management students can also be involved in this project.

Curriculum

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Advanced Manufacturing Technology General Requirements

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 120 total semester hours required

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

NUpath Requirements 

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses

32 semester hours required 

English
ENG 1105 - College Writing 1 
3.00 
ENG 1106 - Lab for ENG 1105 
1.00 
ENG 3105 - Writing for the Professions: Science and Engineering 
3.00 
ENG 3106 - Lab for ENG 3105 
1.00 
Math
MTH 2120 - Technical Math 1 
3.00 
MTH 2220 - Technical Math 2 
3.00 
MTH 2500 - Statistical Quality Control 
3.00 
Science
CHM 1100 - General Chemistry 1 
3.00 
EET 2000 - Circuits 1 
3.00 
PHY 1200 - Physics 1 
3.00 
Philosophy
PHL 2140 - Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering 
3.00 
Communication 

CMN 1100 - Organizational Communication 
3.00 
 

Advanced Manufacturing Foundation Courses

18 semester hours required

AVM 1100 - Fundamental Measurement Analysis 
3.00 
AVM 1150 - Fundamentals of Manufacturing Systems 
3.00 
EET 3100 - Electronics 1 
3.00 
GET 1150 - Foundations of Engineering Graphics and Design 
3.00 
MET 2000 - Engineering Computer-Aided Design and Tolerance Analysis 
3.00 
MET 2040 - Engineering Manufacturing Process 
3.00 
 

Advanced Manufacturing Core Courses

36 semester hours required 

AVM 2250 - Materials Performance and Applications 
3.00 
AVM 3000 - Materials Processing 
3.00 
AVM 3100 - Nondestructive Testing 
3.00 
AVM 3500 - Business Operations and Supply Chain 
3.00 
AVM 4100 - Mechatronics 
3.00 
AVM 4200 - Engineering Metrology and Measurements 
3.00 
AVM 4300 - Advanced Manufacturing and Additive Processes 
3.00 
GET 3100 - Computer Control of Manufacturing Processes 
3.00 
MET 3100 - Engineering Stress Analysis 
3.00 
MET 3300 - Engineering Materials Science 
3.00 
MET 4100 - Mechanical Engineering Systems Design 
3.00 
MGT 2220 - Supply Chain Management 
3.00 
 

Advanced Manufacturing Capstone

Grand challenges at the end of each accelerator will make up this requirement:

GET 4840 - Engineering Technology Capstone Project Preparation and Proposal 
2.00 
GET 4850 - Engineering Technology Capstone Project Execution 
4.00 
 

Electives

Complete a minimum of 28 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours. 

 

Experiential Learning

Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace. This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

 

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Industry-Aligned Faculty

Our industry-aligned faculty bring relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.

Krassimir Marchev
Professor of the Practice

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Financial Info

The university's financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that Northeastern is affordable for all admitted students. The below cost per credit is for non-lab courses. You can find the cost per credit of lab courses by visiting our Tuition and Fees page.

  • $541 Cost per Credit
  • $10.2K Avg Institutional Aid
  • 45% % Receiving Aid