Program Overview

MSU Denver’s Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute is at the forefront of a revolution in America’s manufacturing economy: That is the use of smarter, leaner factories to develop and produce innovative new products, materials, and techniques.

Our students will acquire real-world learning through state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and materials, soft skills through carefully chosen curriculum, and collaborations with the professional community to augment the development of skills, knowledge, and dispositions that enable our graduates to immediately fill sought-after positions within advanced manufacturing industries.

The Advanced Manufacturing Sciences baccalaureate degree is a multi-disciplinary major that emphasizes both theoretical and practical applications providing students with a solid foundation in core skills, knowledge, and dispositions to facilitate employability in advanced manufacturing professional positions. This extended major program does not require a minor.

Skills Development

  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Technical Writing
  • Reporting (both orally and in writing)
  • Professional relationship building
  • Computing
  • Computer-aided designing
  • Research and analysis

Knowledge Development

  • Advanced manufacturing industry sectors
  • Manufacturing materials and processes
  • Testing and inspection
  • Project and budget management
  • Electronics
  • Data management (including cyber-risk)

Careers and Salaries in Advanced Manufacturing

With a High School Diploma, you could do the following jobs:

  • Assembler
  • Fabricator
  • Inspector
  • Machinist
  • Welder

Average Annual Salary: $50,000

Salary Range: $40,000 – $70,000

With a Bachelor’s Degree, you could do the following jobs:

  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Digital Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Cybersecurity Engineer
  • IIoT Systems Engineer
  • Virtual/Augmented Reality Engineer
  • Robotics/Automation Engineer
  • Predictive Maintenance Specialist

Average Annual Salary $90,000

Salary Range: $80,000 – $120,000

With an Associate’s Degree, you could do the following jobs:

  • CNC Programmer
  • Technician
  • Engineering Aide
  • Machine Operator
  • Quality Analyst

Average Annual Salary: $70,000

Salary Range: $50,000 – $90,000

With a Master’s Degree, you could do the following jobs:

  • Artificial Intelligence Engineer
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Cognitive Systems Engineer
  • IIoT Systems Architect
  • Data Scientist

Average Annual Salary $110,000

Salary Range: $100,000 – $140,000

Choose a Concentration

Students will complete a set of core courses and choose a concentration in which to specialize. Determine which concentration is best for you!

Advanced Manufacturing Sciences (AMS) Major, B.S.

Complete Course and Concentration Descriptions

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