Manufacturing Systems II, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | United States
63 days
175 USD/full
175 USD/full
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Manufacturing Systems II Certificate in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MITx. Learn how to analyze manufacturing systems to optimize performance and control costs and better understand the flow of material and information. 

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Key facts

In the Manufacturing Systems II Certificate, part of the Principles of Manufacturing MicroMasters program and offered by EdX in partnership with Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MITx, you will learn about Multi-Part-Type Manufacturing Systems. We will discuss Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Multi-Stage Control and Scheduling as well as Simulation and Quality. This course is part of a MicroMasters® Program.

Manufacturing systems are complex systems that require analytical analysis. Managers and practitioners use a wide variety of methods to analyze and optimize the performance of manufacturing systems and control costs. 

This course will enable you to develop an intuition about stochastic production lines. You will understand the importance and cost of inventory buffers, run basic simulation and optimizations and develop a policy to manage production systems.

The topics that we cover will provide the basis for you to continue into the manufacturing field in roles such as an operations manager and supply chain manager. 

Programme Structure

What you'll learn

  • Understand the application of stochastic production line models

  • Issues to consider in the design and use of simulations

  • Material requirements planning (MRP) to better manage manufacturing processes

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 63 days
    • 10 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • Must have completedIntroduction to Manufacturing Systems I. In addition to having knowledge and comfortability with undergraduate-level calculus, probability and statistics.

Tuition Fee

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