Bachelor of Science in Advanced Manufacturing Systems

Campus Locations Boston
Also available 100% Online No
Other Format(s)
Credits Required for Graduation 120
Entry Terms Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Semester
Meets International Visa Requirements No


Revolutionize Your Career

Important note: this program involves workplace challenges and projects that will be completed in-person at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) in Springfield, Massachusetts. Students must be able to attend on-ground lab courses at STCC, where about 30% of the program (and no more than 50%) has to be completed in Springfield, MA, on ground. (The rest can be completed online).

The accelerated Bachelor of Science in Advanced Manufacturing Systems (BS-AVMS) degree was co-developed with General Electic. The program was built from the ground up to give you the experience and skills that will put you in demand in the thriving field of advanced manufacturing. This first-of-its-kind program represents a new model of education where real-world experience earns university credit, removing the divide between work and learning.

There is tremendous demand for those with advanced manufacturing systems skills, where according to a 2015 study by The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte, an estimated 3.4 million manufacturing jobs will be created over the next decade. Those with a college degree and advanced technical skills will be in high demand, according to the Washington Post.

The curriculum is organized around real workplace challenges or projects that provide hands-on learning experiences. You will complete coursework through functional areas related to five tracks within advanced manufacturing (e.g., within Inspections, you might complete a project involving nondestructive testing equipment and techniques). And you’ll apply these skills in the lab space with support and coaching from industry mentors and Northeastern. At the end of the program, you’ll complete a comprehensive capstone project that helps you synthesize what you’ve learned.

The program is designed to meet you where you are at. If you have prior relevant experience, you can get “sign off” by demonstrating proficiency—helping you earn college credit for what you learned on the job, allowing you to complete the program faster.

A degree in advanced manufacturing systems can revolutionalize your career.


General Foundation Courses (32 s.h.)

Complete all of the following courses:

ENG 1105 College Writing 1 3 s.h.
ENG 1106 Lab for ENG 1105 1 s.h.
ENG 3105 Writing for the Professions – Science and Engineering 3 s.h.
ENG 3106 Lab for ENG 3105 1 s.h.
PHL 2140 Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering 3 s.h.
CMN 1100 Organizational Communication 3 s.h.
SI Core  Understanding Societies and Institutions 3 s.h.
MTH **** Technical Mathematics 1 3 s.h.
MTH **** Technical Mathematics 2 3 s.h.
MTH **** Introduction to Statistical Quality Control 3 s.h.
CHM 1100 General Chemistry 1 3 s.h.
PHY 1200 Physics 1 3 s.h.


Foundation Courses (24 s.h.)

Complete all of the following courses:

GET 1100 Introduction to Engineering and Technology 3 s.h.
NEW Fundamentals of Measurement and Analysis 3 s.h.
GET 1150 Foundations of Engineering Graphics & Design 3 s.h.
MET 2000 Engineering Computer-Aided Design & Tolerance Analysis 3 s.h.
NEW Fundamentals of Manufacturing Systems 3 s.h.
MET 2040 Engineering Manufacturing Processes 3 s.h.
NEW Fundamentals of Safety, Health, and Environmental Issues 3 s.h.
NEW Introduction to Quality Assurance 3 s.h.


Major Core Courses (42 s.h.)

MET 3300 Engineering Materials Science 3 s.h.
NEW Composite Manufacturing 3 s.h.
NEW Processing Metallic Materials 3 s.h.
NEW Fundamentals of Inspection Processes 3 s.h.
NEW Nondestructive Testing 3 s.h.
MGT 2220 Supply Chain Management
3 s.h.
MGT 4210 Project Management
3 s.h.
NEW Lean Six Sigma for Manufacturing & Supply Chain Systems Engineering 3 s.h.
NEW Computer Control of Manufacturing Processes
3 s.h.
CET 4210 Robotics 3 s.h.
NEW Mechatronics
3 s.h.
NEW Metrology and Tolerancing
3 s.h.
NEW Advanced Manufacturing and Additive Processes 3 s.h.
MET 4100 Mechanical Engineering Systems Design 3 s.h.


Advanced Manufacturing Capstone (4-5 s.h.*)

  Capstone Project 4-5 s.h.*

*Grand Challenges at the end of each Accelerator will make up this requirement. There are five of them, hence the 4-5 credit hours.


Major  Electives (17-18 s.h.)

Courses chosen from MET, EET, and CET curriculum or through PLA awarded for certifications, bootcamps, or advanced training.

  Digital Manufacturing  
  Biotechnology & Bioengineering  


Required minimum credit hours: 120 s.h.


Admissions Requirements

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program:

  • Completed online application form.
  • Academic transcript(s): must submit one of the following:
  • Official associate degree stating conferral OR
  • Official high school transcript or GED and
  • Official transcript from each institution attended

Optional Supporting Documents

  • Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program
  • Professional resume: Current resume that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and educational history
  • Letter of Recommendation

For general admissions information and recommended admissions deadlines, visit Undergraduate Admissions. All requirements must be received prior to review


Estimated total tuition for this program is $62,280.00.

Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of semester hours. Most courses are 3-4 semester hours. See Undergraduate Tuition Rates for details.

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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2017-18 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.

Student Profile

Who Will Your Classmates Be?

Students in the Advanced Manufacturing Systems program are eager to help transform ideas into tangible things that make the world a better place. Some students might already have an associate degree in mechnical engineering technology (for example). Others might have some previous college coursework completed. All of them have a desire to take advantage of the high-demand within advanced manufacturing by 'skilling themselves up.'

There are a wide variety of potential careers in the Advanced Manufacturing industry, including:

  • Electrical & Mechanical Maintenance Technicians
  • Engineering / R&D
  • Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Machinist Operator / Programmer
  • Production & Assembly
  • Quality Assurance / Control
  • Sales
  • Welder / Solderer

Career Outcomes

Job demand for advanced manufacturing is rapidly growing:

  • In 2011, 53% of all manufacturing workers had at least some college education, up from 43% in 1994, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economics and Statistics Administration.
  • Of 1.9 million job postings in the manufacturing industry during 2015, 68% required or preferred candidates with a bachelor’s degree, according to Burning Glass Technologies.
  • According to a 2015 study by The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte, an estimated 3.4 million manufacturing jobs will be created over the next decade.

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