Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing Management

Beginning in Fall 2017, a unique 2+2 degree allowing students with an Associate of Applied Science in Mechatronics to pursue a Bachelor of Applied Science in Advanced Manufacturing Management will be available from the University of South Carolina Upstate.

The Division of Natural Sciences and Engineering has crafted the program to meet the needs of the manufacturing base in the Upstate and beyond. Degree recipients will become uniquely qualified technical managers who are equipped for leadership positions in advanced manufacturing.

The development of the program is a cooperative effort among USC Upstate, technical colleges in the Upstate, BMW Manufacturing Co., and other manufacturers to provide leadership skills and advancement opportunities for Mechatronics degree holders.

The mission of the degree is to prepare students with an AAS in Mechatronics for operational leadership positions in manufacturing. The Program Educational Objective is for graduates who have three to five years of manufacturing work experience to be employed in supervisory roles with the following job titles: Manufacturing Section Leader, Manufacturing Section Manager or Team Leader.

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  • Major Courses (21 hours at USC Upstate)

    • Manufacturing Leadership I
    • Manufacturing Work Practices
    • Manufacturing Leadership II
    • Manufacturing Quality
    • Manufacturing Project Management
    • Operational Excellence
    • Senior Seminar

    Upper Level Courses (15 hours at USC Upstate)

    • Cognate: 12 hours Business Administration or other related courses
    • Elective: 3 hours

    Mechatronics Technical Credits (42 hours* transferred from Technical College)

    Contact the AMM Program Coordinator to discuss course Transfer Articulation.

    General Education (43 hours* - transferred or taken at USC Upstate)

    General education and AMM courses for the first cohort of students will be offered in Fall 2017.

    *The maximum allowable transfer credits is 76 hours.

    Contact the AMM Program to discuss course transfer details at 864-503-5894 or amm@uscupstate.edu