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Digital Maker and Fabrication Degree at University of Advancing Technology


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.

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A Structured Course Load

Every online assignment is geared toward your technology degree program. Each online class follows a standard assignment schedule, ensuring a swift, successful completion of classes. This standardization, combined with a team-based approach and access to industry-standard toolsets and techniques, encourages development of the collaborative and creative skills necessary for the advancing technology workplace.

Online Digital Maker and Fabrication Degree Faculty

The UAT-Online digital maker and fabrication faculty receive extensive training to help students succeed in an online environment. During class sessions, instructors participate in online lectures and discussion groups and respond to online questions. They also respond to emails and discussion threads.


Enrollment is ongoing for UAT-Online, so you may begin your online Digital Maker studies here at any time of the year.

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  • 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.

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.


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