Digital Manufacturing Leadership Course

Six DML course outcomes

If you wish to drive your business to achieve the above goals, then the Digital Manufacturing Leadership course is for you! This 10-week course provides the foundational knowledge to walk you through the process of strategically implementing advanced technologies to achieve each desired outcome—without hiring a consultant.

The Digital Manufacturing Leadership course is geared toward business leaders of small and medium manufacturing facilities who are ready to steer their team toward adopting Industry 4.0 advanced technologies to improve business outcomes. The fully online course was developed and is taught by seven industry thought leaders and requires a 10-week commitment to complete.

The self-paced modules are offered fully online and include weekly online discussions with instructors to review the topics.

We price this course competitively to be more accessible for executives of small and medium manufacturers. CSI members, partners, and returning CSI students also receive a 15% discount. Additionally, we offer bulk discounts for a purchase of four or more seats. Contact Casey O’Brien ( for the discount code and bulk enrollment details.

Course Topics

The DML course provides learners with information, tools, and resources to enhance decision-making capabilities. Topics include:

Each of the 10 online modules includes about three hours of learning content, recorded lectures, readings, exercises, and knowledge checks. Course learning outcomes can be downloaded.

Instructor Contact

Learners have the unique opportunity to discuss course content, review use cases, and ask questions and receive insights from subject matter experts. Instructors, all of whom are experts in their field, regularly engage with participants throughout the course through:

  • Weekly online discussion boards
  • Weekly 1-hour roundtable sessions
  • Feedback on capstone projects

Small Learning Cohorts

Cohorts are intentionally kept small, which provides individualized instruction and deeper connections between instructors and learners and among learners themselves. Past participants have remarked that the small cohort also allowed for meaningful networking opportunities.

Earn 30 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

Successful completion of this course earns participants 30 professional development hours (PDHs) for the practice of professional engineering, including meeting the requirement of two credits in conduct and ethics. Certificates will be issued upon completion.

Preview the Course

To preview a sample of the course, click the below Course Preview button, select “I’m a Student,” and use the following join code: J7HWGE. Create a username and password, and click “Start Learning.”

The preview provides access to Module 1: Introduction to Digital Manufacturing and will allow you to sample some of the activities and lectures.

Latest Innovation

The course is updated by the instructors every six months to keep the content fresh and relevant. The instructors strive to include use cases that are applicable to small and medium manufacturers.

Capstone Presentation

A valuable takeaway from this pathway is the digital manufacturing leadership plan and presentation. By the conclusion of the course, learners will develop an actionable plan with clear steps for their organization. The capstone presentation consists of a summary solution of that plan, which learners are challenged to succinctly present in under 10 minutes.

Digital Badge


Learners who successfully complete this pathway will earn a digital badge so you can share this accomplishment with others. A digital badge validates that the earner has acquired a set of knowledge, skills, or abilities by completing a learning pathway. Earners can easily share badges with their professional networks, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.

For additional information on this or any Workforce Innovation course, contact CSI’s Assistant Director for Programs, Casey O’Brien, at