Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing

BS Advanced Manufacturing and Applied Robotics

Today’s modern manufacturing environment is reliant on technology and requires a skilled and educated workforce. Graduates of this unique, multidisciplinary program are fully prepared to become leaders in the dynamic manufacturing industry.

Applications are now being accepted!

With one of the highest 4-year graduation rates in the CSU system and lowest average student debt amounts in the country, Chico State offers one of the nation’s highest return on investment.

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What’s the Advanced Manufacturing and Applied Robotics Program?

Chico State’s Advanced Manufacturing and Applied Robotics program prepares students for advanced manufacturing protocols of the 21st century.

AMAR focuses on the expertise and skills needed to manage the direction of robotics and automated processes designed to increase speed, efficiency and reduce redundancy in the manufacturing workplace.

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The AMAR program has three primary areas of emphasis as applied to manufacturing:

  • Robotics and Automation

  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes

  • Business, Communication, and Management

The program emphasizes project-based learning where students apply fundamentals to solve real-world problems and develop teamwork skills. The program concludes with a with a year-long, capstone experience that leverages strong industry partnerships.


Career Paths for AMAR Graduates

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Heavily rooted in the use of hands-on technology the AMAR curriculum is applied using laboratories, business, and management methodologies which replicate real-life manufacturing environments.

Graduates of our AMAR program are prepared for a variety of career paths such as (but not limited to):

  • Robotics and Automation Design
  • Material Processing
  • Project Management
  • Production Management
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Quality Assurance

The AMAR program emphasizes project-based learning where students apply fundamentals to solve real-world problems and develop teamwork skills.


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Is the AMAR Program Right for Me?

Advanced manufacturing and applied robotics may be a good fit if you:

  • Prefer an applied, hands-on curriculum
  • Enjoy project-based learning
  • Are interested in automation, programming, and robotics
  • Like rolling up your sleeves and building things
  • Have an interest in the business and management side of technology

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AMAR Students Have A Community Impact

Chico State manufacturing students were recently involved in the creation of 3,000 protective face shields to help with community COVID-19 efforts.

“It’s gratifying to see our students apply their design and manufacturing education and utilize our campus facilities to help out the local medical community.” — Greg Watkins, Dept. Chair. 

Chico State Joins Community Push For Personal Protective Equipment


How to Apply

We can’t wait to meet you! Chico State is part of the California State University system and uses Cal State Apply for applications.

Make sure to select California State University, Chico as your campus of choice when applying. Registering and applying is quick and easy, so let’s get started!

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About Chico State

Nationally Ranked

U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks us in the top 10 of regional public universities in the West, and Forbes ranks Chico State as a top college for educational quality and value (just to name a few).

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