Digital Maker and Fabrication (BS)

Digital Maker and Fabrication (BS)

Digital Maker and Fabrication Degree

Graduate having filed
for a U.S. patent.

Digital fabrication is about to revolutionize how we invent and create, changing the way we design and bring to market new technology products for all time. The Digital Maker Movement is opening new doors of opportunity for UAT’s advancing computer technology students who are accepted into the first fully accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Maker and Fabrication. Graduates of the incoming freshman class of 2014 will become among the first to lead this new revolution with a prestigious degree from an elite technology University.

In the first year of the new degree program, only 45 students will get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become the first educated experts to enter an era of technological change that will reshape this nation and the world.

Contemporary society has embraced and come to rely on technology, so much so that it is entrenched in our everyday lives. This shift toward advancing technology that fully supports society has created the need for technology products to be designed, produced and distributed to fit the everyday, busy lives of consumers. If a device or technology does not mesh with a person’s lifestyle, it will quickly become obsolete. In all capacities—whether for home, work or leisure use—the world needs a new generation of innovators with digital making, robotics and embedded systems, digital animation and design skills to move industry forward.

Powerful mobile and embedded systems are converging into devices that are increasingly replacing the functionality of larger, more cumbersome devices such as the PC. As this transition continues to accelerate, the need for intelligently designed products will continue to grow. Integrated devices and services in cars, homes and offices will interact with wearable devices to give the consumer a content-rich, context-driven experience. Designing, programming and building these devices will give students a firm grasp on the next generation of hardware devices and how these devices will shape the future of society.

This new way to think, design, conceive, prototype, test, manufacture and bring to market innovations is as big for industry and innovation as the personal computer was; as game changing as the Internet. It’s 3D printers, 4d manufacturing, maker bots, robotics and embedded systems, digital design and animation, laser cutters, open-hardware and software companies, and desktop fabrication taken to the industrial and consumer level to create physical objects we use.

As the recognized leader in advancing computer technology education since the dawn of the computer revolution, UAT is unveiling the nation’s first fully-accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Maker and Fabrication in 2014. Not only will students graduate with this elite degree, they’ll also file for a U.S. patent while earning tech respect and standing proudly on the crest of the biggest technology revolution since the Industrial Revolution of the 1920’s. UAT also has recently built the first university-based Makers Fab Lab on campus. Students will be able to create tech innovations their parents and forefathers could only dream about. Be the first to join a long line of trail blazing graduates that will lead the next transformation of technology and industry. Patent your Future!

Digital Maker and Fabrication Degree Objectives

  • Demonstrate the ability to prototype, build and apply for patents for technology products meeting specific human factors, form and function criteria.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate trends in design principles and apply them into the form and function of devices.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate material and build technique options during the creation of products and their prototypes.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate and implement developments within electromechanical, algorithmic, robotic, microprocessor, sensor and other advancing technology areas while making product design decisions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work within a maker studio environment to design, build, test and revise products that meet client timeline, design and quality requirements.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with industry accepted prototyping, modeling, build and maker tools and techniques.

Digital Maker and Fabrication Program Information

  • Program Credits: 120
  • Major Credits: 36
  • Semesters to completion: 8

Requirements to graduate include a 2.0 CGPA, completed required coursework, Portfolio, Internship, and a Student Innovation Project.

For a more detailed breakout of completion time frames and rates, please see the UAT Fast Facts page.

Digital Maker and Fabrication Blog

Meet the Newest Robot from UAT!

Meet the Newest Robot from UAT!

Kasey Norman, a student in the Digital Makers and Fabrication degree at University of Advancing Technology (UAT), newest robot had its first drive test recently. Take a look at the video for a first look at the semi-autonomous rover. Check back often for updates on this project in the near future!

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01.15.14 | Aaron Treguboff | 0 comments
UAT becomes First University in Arizona to open on campus Digital Makers Fab Lab

UAT becomes First University in Arizona to open on campus Digital Makers Fab Lab

On the heels of the lab opening mid-October 2013, University officials are enrolling students into the nation’s first fully accredited Bachelor of Science degree in digital making and fabrication.

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01.08.14 | Aaron Treguboff | 0 comments
4D Printing Shows Signs of Life

4D Printing Shows Signs of Life

The fourth dimension is not just the things of sci-fi movies. The concept has been on the horizon for years, but now is moving closer to reality. Research is currently being done to explore the very real possibilities for its integration in our everyday lives.

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05.13.12 | Aaron Treguboff | 0 comments

Digital Maker and Fabrication Disclosure

At University of Advancing Technology, we believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand employment opportunities prior to starting any program. In an effort to ensure you have the information you need to make informed choices on program cost, medial loan debt incurred by students who completed the program, on-time completion rates, and the occupations this program prepares you to enter, the Department of Education has instituted the following disclosure template.* For more information, click on the respective academic level.

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