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Jul 09 - Sep 17, 2024
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Course Length
10 Weeks
Course Fee
8 CEUs
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The factory of the future is here—and MIT’s research and applications are leading the way in enabling this transformation. In our interactive 10-week course, you’ll draw on MIT’s more than 100 years of university-industry collaboration to learn how sensors, software, and systems can create a smart enterprise at any scale. From modeling to manufacturing systems to advanced data analytics, you’ll acquire the smart technology strategies you need to get—and stay—ahead. 

Course Overview

Smart manufacturing is a convergence of modern data science techniques and artificial intelligence to form the factory of the future. Smart manufacturing is about increasing efficiency and eliminating pain points in your system. It’s characterized by a highly connected, knowledge-enabled industrial enterprise where all organizations and operating systems are linked, leading to enhanced productivity, sustainability, and economic performance. 

This online program brings together cutting-edge technology like machine learning, the Internet of Things, and data analytics to understand the current transformation of the manufacturing sector. 

In keeping with MIT’s founding principle, Mens et Manus (Mind and Hand)—the synergy of theory and practice is at the heart of the learning experience—you’ll learn by doing. The program centers around a smart machine—a fiber extrusion device, fondly referred to as FrED—to demonstrate concepts as well as incorporate problem-solving skills into the curriculum. Furthermore, you'll have a chance to engage with your peers and expert learning facilitators to explore how these concepts can be leveraged in your organization. Regardless of where you are on your smart manufacturing journey, this program provides the latest thought leadership in smart manufacturing techniques.

Smart Manufacturing: Moving From Static to Dynamic Manufacturing Operations, with curriculum developed and taught by MIT faculty, is delivered in collaboration with Global Alumni.  
Contact Global Alumni for more information about this program:

Global Alumni is an ed-tech company that collaborates with institutions to manage enrollments (including all payment services and invoicing), technology, and participant support. 


Participants will have a chance to engage with their peers and expert learning facilitators to explore how these concepts can be leveraged in their organization. You will: 

  • Learn the basic tenets of smart manufacturing as Dr. Brian W. Anthony and his team of researchers continuously improve FrED's software and hardware components
  • Explore with expert Learning Facilitators how concepts can be applied to your organization
  • Explore how smart manufacturing principles have had a real impact in sports and medicine
  • Share resources, engage in online discussions, and participate in live webinars with peers from around the world
Who Should Attend

This program is somewhat technical in nature, however this program material is highly accessible for those new to smart manufacturing concepts, while also being valuable for those who already have some experience with these concepts. There are no prerequisites for this program. It is designed for:

  • Plant managers working in manufacturing
  • Design and manufacturing engineers seeking to learn about data and modeling in a manufacturing environment
  • Data scientists looking to apply their craft to the growing field of smart manufacturing
  • Consultants who want to add value around the latest technology transformations in manufacturing
  • Functional and cross-functional teams are encouraged to attend together to accelerate the smart manufacturing adoption process
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