Educational Programming

Manufacturing Skills Gap

Research from the Deloitte Manufacturing Institute: www.deloitte.com/us/skillsgap

In Development
Two Master’s Degree Programs

M.S. in Connected Systems

The Connected Systems Institute is collaborating with UWM’s College of Engineering and Applied Science and the Lubar School of Business to develop a Master’s of Science in Connected Systems. The development of this program responds to the need to prepare students for careers in connected systems in the manufacturing industry.

The program is designed so that students will have a set of core courses that will present the fundamentals of connected systems, followed by a collection of technical electives, which are categorized to emphasize four focus areas:

  • ERP/Supply Chain
  • Cyber Manufacturing
  • Mechatronics/Robotics/Digital Twins
  • AI/Machine Learning

The curriculum will involve the usage of case scenarios from the CSI manufacturing testbed and the digital twins lab. Students will engage in a capstone project that will enable them to demonstrate applied knowledge in select real-world projects with real-world datasets.

M.S. in Digital Supply Chain

Technology is one of the most important facets in supply chain, and the M.S. in Digital Supply Chain program emphasizes information technology management, including enterprise resource planning. Other important components include product development, lean operations, block chain, and mass customization.