As an inventor and innovator, it is now possible to prototype, evaluate and bring creations to market by way of digital fabrication tools. The Digital Maker and Fabrication (DMF) degree at University of Advancing Technology prepares graduates to design and build new technology devices by combining design theory, programming, materials, human factors and prototyping with 3D printing and other maker technologies.
Students in this program will model and design objects using 3D software and learn to inform their designs by choosing the best materials for each element. Students will learn how to program the hardware and electronics driving their devices using tools such as C++ and Arduino in ways that support creating smart devices and IoT devices.
By learning how to effectively use maker prototyping technologies such as 3D printers, digital die cutters, CNC fabric machines and virtual reality tools, students are able to rapidly visualize and prototype devices. DMF students become adept at the process of refining technology creations and devices to make them ready for market.
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.