Maker Movement Education
Digital fabrication is revolutionizing how we invent and create, changing for all time the way we design and bring new technology products to market. 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 class of 2014 were among the first to lead this new revolution with a respected degree from a technology University.
Internet of Things (IoT) Device Integration
Contemporary society has embraced and come to rely on technology so much 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—the world needs a new generation of innovators with additive manufacturing, 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 IoT 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 rapid prototyping 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 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!
Students in this program will model and design objects using 3D software. Students will also learn to inform their designs based upon choosing the best materials for each design element. Students will learn how to program the hardware and electronics driving their devices, using tools such as C++, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi in ways that support creating smart devices and internet-enabled devices. By learning how to effectively use maker prototyping technologies such as 3D printers, digital cutters, CNC, and virtual reality tools, students are able to rapidly visualize and prototype devices. DMF students also become adept at the process of iteratively 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.
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