Study Program:

Postgraduate Program on Computer Aided Manufacturing and 3D Printing

(Certificate: Cademix™ Certified Expert with Specialization on Computer Aided Manufacturing and 3D Printing​)

Choose Your Level

  • Postgraduate Level
  • Postmaster Level
  • Postdoc Level
  • Executive Level

Choose Your Pace

  • Intensive (6 Weeks)
  • Regular (4 Months)
  • Part Time (12 Months)

Choose Your Method

  • On Campus
  • Online
  • Blended (Mixed)

Choose Your Favorite Program Formats and Activities:

  • Vocational Training
  • Sabbatical Visit
  • Winter Schools
  • Summer Schools
  • Diploma Programs
  • Research Programs
  • Exchange Programs
  • Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM)
  • Internship
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Certified Program
  • Certified Course
  • Research Fellowships
  • Postdoc Fellowhsip
  • Visiting Fellowship
  • Ad-hoc Lecturing
  • Coferences
  • Seminars
  • Courses
  • Hackathon
  • Project based Learning
  • Hands-on Training
  • Blended Activities

Course Delivery Method(s) / Platform: 

On-Campus, Online, and Blended (Online + Short Visits to Austria)

Duration: Regular (1 Semester / 4 Months)
Part-Time (2 Semesters / 1 Year), Intensive ( Half Semester / 6 Weeks)

Note: Intensive Option is suitable for Applicant with previous knowledge / experience in the field.

Tuition Fee (2019 / Early Adopters Fee):

On Campus (Vienna): 7500 EUR  3900 EUR (Early Adopter Discount / 2019)
Blended: 6000 EUR   3200 EUR (Early Adopter Discount / 2019)
Online: 4500 EUR   2400 EUR (Early Adopter Discount / 2019)

Additional 40% Discount for Applicants from Low Income Countries, based on GDP(PPP) per capita:
Examples: Chinese Applicants get 20% discount, Applicants from India 32%, and Applicant from Central African Republic 40%

Scholarship, Part Time Jobs & Financial Aid: can cover up to 100% of the the Tuition Fee. Get latest updates and info during the interview or at any later time as you need.

Available Levels: Post-Graduate, Postmaster, Postdoc and Executive

Language: English

Credits: 30 ECTS

(600 Hours of Seminar, Learning Activity, Workshop Training and Project Work)

Application Deadlines: 10. August 2019

News: We have just introduced a Flexible Time Program. No Admission Deadlines anymore.

Next Application Deadline: September 28th, 2019

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Why study 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

High Demand Jobs

One third of Open Positions in Industrial R&D in Europe are related to interdisciplinary topics, Computer Design, Engineering, Simulation, rapid manufacturing, Programming, Modeling, Data Analysis or related fields offered at Cademix. The rate is increasing.

Highly Paid Jobs

Interdisciplinary experts earn in average 10% to 20% higher salaries than comparable Engineering Job titles with traditional roles in industry.

Flexible Working

Most of interdisciplinary experts can easily negotiate and get a flexible Job. This includes Flexible working contracts, freelance working, Home-Office bonuses, and teleworking agreements.

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About the Program

The manufacturing Industry accounts for about 16% of the global economy, or 12.8 trillion dollars.  The Computer Aided Manufacturing and Additive Manufacturing also known as 3D Printing have strongly influenced the manufacturing industry and the related job market over the past years. It is expected that the 3D Printing continues its exponential fast track at the rate of 30% to 40% per year, at least for the next 10 years to become 800 Billion to 1 Trillion Dollar industry.


By 2030, about 1% of world population is expected to be Expert, Consultant or Engineer of 3D printing, high tech manufacturing or related fields in Industry 4.0. The impact is enormous and it is expected to be larger or at least comparable to the raise of computer and internet revolution during the 80s and 90s.


Cademix Program on Computer Aided Manufacturing and 3D Printing is in close Partnership with I3DL™ – International 3D Printing Driving License, which is the first and currently the only comprehensive Certifying program on 3D Technologies. It includes topics such 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, 3D Modeling, Materials for 3D Printing, Computer Aided Engineering/Manufacturing and related technologies. The program includes interactive training, practical and industrial projects, innovation and entrepreneurship, multidisciplinary, research & development, and multidisciplinary aspects.

Syllabus & Course Modules

The Cademix Program on 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing is a personalized, project based and practical training program that covers these topics:

  • Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Introduction on 3D Printing Techniques
  • Operating 3D Printers
  • 2D and 3D Slicing Techniques
  • Materials for 3D Printing
  • Design Rules for 3D Printing
  • From 2D Design to 3D Printing
  • 3D Printing Applications
  • Design and Building a custom 3D Printer
  • Introduction on Industry 4.0
  • Automation and Mechatronic Technologies
  • Simulation techniques for 3D Printing
  • Qualiy assurace in 3D Printing
  • 3D Scanning Techniques
  • CAD Techniques for 3D Printing
  • 3D Printing of Metals and Ceramics
  • Business Models based on Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • 3D Printing and CAM Project

Personalized and Modular Content

At Cademix, every Student is treated as a Business Partner and First Class Customer

Cademix is equipped with the cutting edge technologies and communication system to provide modular and personalized courses to students.

This includes the communication with industries, future employers, international community and specially regular exchange with students to provide best course contents.

As a Student of Cademix, you will enjoy unique benefits:

  • Set your individual Career Goals and target industries
  • Based on your career goals, and your current skills, you will receive a personalized and flexible curriculum, to optimally use your resources
  • Since courses are designed as modular contents, you have the flexibility to focus on some specific contents, and bypass some of the elective contents, which are not relevant to your career goals.
  • You can choose evaluation Style, for example Exam based or Project based
  • Cademix highly supports interdisciplinary projects, and you can team up with students from other course programs and other universities, to perform an interdisciplinary project.
  • Cademix Students get the maximum support to perform their professional practical training and projects in another European country

Dedicated Coach / Advisor

As a Student of Cademix, you will have a dedicated Coach and Advisor to discuss your technical as well as the personal and career issues.

You have the chance to join Weekly/Biweekly Meet-ups in the Campus or Online, or arrange private appointments. 

For further if on this, please contact us online.

Who Should Pursue This Program?

This Program is a Knowledge Upgrade and Career Accelerator for STEM graduates, who see the value and power of computer aided skills in the ongoing digital transformation. If you have a Bachelor or Master Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math, this is a perfect choice for you.

The Program is also designed to be an effective alternative to traditional University Master Degrees, which typically takes 2 years to complete, and usually cost you much more, especially if you consider the values of your time, and drawbacks of career delays.



If you have a Bachelor Degree in an engineering or science discipline, then probably you already have most of technical prerequisites. If you have a different or equivalent educational background, you still may apply, however additional courses may be required. You are expected to have successfully taken previous undergraduate courses in calculus, physics and being familiar with MS Office tools and internet. It is an advantage, if you are familiar with one computer programming language and one CAD Software.

Your relevant job experience and training will be considered when we evaluate your application for prerequisite requirements. You will receive additional information and instructions, once you fill up the quick online application form.

International Students

If you are an international student interested in taking this program (On-Campus in Austria or Online from your home country), it is highly recommended that you fill up the Quick Online Application Form as soon as possible. The Cademix international office will be in touch with you and assist you further.

Cost Benefit Analysis

Calculating Costs

Total Registration Fee:
2000 - 8000 EUR Depending on the Program Discounts and your country of origin

(Student Dorm / Private Apartment): 250 - 500 EUR/Month

200 - 450 EUR/Month

40 - 100 EUR/Month

Health Insurance:
15 - 80 EUR/Month

Other Costs:
Transportation and Travel Costs, depends on your preferences

Careers Options in Central Europe

Industrial Group Leader:
65k - 150k EUR / year

Consultant in Private Sector:
40k - 120k EUR / year

HighTech Engineer:
45k - 90k EUR / year

R&D Engineer:
40k - 80k EUR / year

University Lecturer:
35k - 60k EUR / year

PhD Student / PostDoc / Research Fellow:
18k - 45k EUR / year

Note: Earning a Certification or a Degree does not necessarily guarantee employment. Explore more career information and suggestions from Cademix Career Service.

Grants and scholarships

Cademix Students and Researchers can apply for scholarships, fellowships and funds, offered by Cademix as well as other institutions. The availability of the supports depends on many factors, including your fields of study, your skills, your country of origin and your academic level.

The Cademix Grant and Aid may cover up to 100% of the Tuition Fee, in form a transferable Voucher (Cademix Virtual Currency). Alternatively the student can use their vouchers to register for another Programs offered by Cademix or our partners.

Some of the Funding available to post-graduate students are: Erasmus+ Internships and study abroad Period, Ernst Mach Grant, Franz Werfel Grant, Monbukagakusho Grant and Richard Plaschka Grant. A database for scholarships and research grants is available at

The Students can contact the Cademix Career Center, or talk to their Supervisors to get further details on open job opportunities on Campus, or in collaboration with industry.


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Special  Discount for Low Income Countries

If you are from a low income country (whether your Nationality or your Residence country), you may be eligible for Cademix Discount Tuition fees. The calculation is based on GDP(PPP) per capita of the countries. The following countries are considered as high income countries:

Aruba; Australia; Austria; Bahrain; Belgium; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Hong Kong SAR; Iceland; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Japan; Korea, Republic of; Kuwait; Luxembourg; Macao SAR; Malta; Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; Oman; Puerto Rico; Qatar; San Marino; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Taiwan (Province of China); United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States

Here is a full list of countries with corresponding discount rates:

Country Group 1
5% Discount

Bahamas, The; Estonia; Hungary; Lithuania; Poland; Portugal; Slovak Republic; Trinidad and Tobago

Country Group 2
10% Discount

Antigua and Barbuda; Croatia; Greece; Kazakhstan; Latvia; Malaysia; Romania; Russian Federation; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Seychelles

Country Group 3
15% Discount

Bulgaria; Chile; Maldives; Mauritius; Panama; Turkey; Uruguay

Country Group 4
20% Discount

Argentina; Azerbaijan; Barbados; Belarus; Botswana; China, People's Republic of; Costa Rica; Dominican Republic; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Iran; Iraq; Mexico; Montenegro; Serbia; Thailand; Turkmenistan

Country Group 5
25% Discount

Albania; Algeria; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Brazil; Colombia; Egypt; Grenada; Indonesia; Lebanon; Mongolia; North Macedonia ; Palau; Paraguay; Peru; Saint Lucia; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Suriname; Tunisia

Country Group 6
30% Discount

Armenia; Belize; Bhutan; Bolivia; Cabo Verde; Dominica; Ecuador; El Salvador; Eswatini; Fiji; Georgia; Guatemala; Guyana; India; Jamaica; Jordan; Kosovo; Lao P.D.R.; Libya; Moldova; Morocco; Namibia; Nauru; Philippines; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Ukraine; Uzbekistan; Vietnam

Country Group 7
35% Discount

Angola; Bangladesh; Benin; Cambodia; Cameroon; Chad; Congo, Republic of ; Côte d'Ivoire; Djibouti; Ethiopia; Gambia, The; Ghana; Honduras; Kenya; Kyrgyz Republic; Lesotho; Marshall Islands; Mauritania; Micronesia, Fed. States of; Myanmar; Nepal; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Pakistan; Papua New Guinea; Samoa; Senegal; Sudan; São Tomé and Príncipe; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Uganda; Vanuatu; Zambia; Zimbabwe; Syria; Venezuela

Country Group 8
40% Discount

Afghanistan; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Central African Republic; Comoros; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Eritrea; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Haiti; Kiribati; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mozambique; Niger; Rwanda; Sierra Leone; Solomon Islands; South Sudan, Republic of; Togo; Yemen

Cademix Two-Step Application

Maximum Efficiency and minimum Bureaucracy

First Step: Send your CV/Resume to admission@cademix.org

Don’t forget to mention your career goals and study program(s) you wish to apply.

Attention: We currently have no Application Deadlines: Continuous Admission is now open


We try our best to keep the timeline up-to-date and realistic. If you are an international student or you need visa for traveling to Europe, you should consider the additional visa processing time depending on the country of origin.

Job and Industry Sectors​

* Career Tip: These Sectors include major industries, companies, and research Groups, which have high demand for skills related to the field. For further career tips, and targeting a specific career goal, please contact Cademix Career Service Center.

Topics Covered in the Program

Wave Propagation in Periodic Media
Modeling of linear and nonlinear effects
Strategies for Noise Reduction
Standardization techniques
Design for homogeneous acoustic performance
Organic Materials for Acoustic Applications

Simulation Technologies incl. Finite Element Analysis
Computer Aided Design techniques and relevant software tools
Computer Aided Manufacturing incl. Additive Manufacturing Technologies, 3D Printing
Strategies for choosing optimum Computer Programming Languages and Computer Software
Engineering Project  Management
Design and Structural Optimization Techniques
Design of Experiment and Performing Automated Virtual Experimentation

High Performance Interdisciplinary Communication Skills, incl. Skill Enhancement techniques for Optimum Clarity, Confidence, Respect, Empathy, Listening, Verbal and non-verbal communications and Corporate Feedback

Time and Resource Management, Goal setting , Prioritizing, Self-starter, Planning, Decision making, Focus, Delegation, Stress management, Coping, Organization.

Technical Writing, methods for developing various writing from Social Media Posting and  Business Emails to writing Publications and Patents

Teamwork Skills, incl. Conflict management, Delegation, Active listening, Collaboration, Cooperation, Coordination, Idea exchange, Mediation, Negotiating

Adaptability and Flexibility incl. Self-management, Decision-making, Calmness, Curiosity, Optimism, Open-mindedness, Analysis, Self-confidence,Organization, Self-motivation.

Problem-Solving Skills incl. Analysis, Lateral thinking, Logical reasoning, Initiative, Persistence, Observation, Persuasion, Negotiation, Brainstorming, Decision making.

Creativity Skills, Divergent thinking , Inspiration, Imagination, Reframing, Mind mapping, Insight, Innovation, Experimenting, Questioning, Design.

Work Ethic, Integrity , Responsibility, Discipline, Initiative, Dependability, Commitment, Self-motivated, Professionalism, Teamwork, Time-management

Interpersonal Skills, Empathy , Humor, Mentoring, Networking, Sensitivity, Patience, Tolerance, Public speaking, Positive reinforcement, Diplomacy.

Leadership, Empathy , Selflessness, Agility, Listening, Humility, Cultural intelligence, Authenticity, Versatility, Generosity, Trust

Attention to Detail, Critical observation , Listening, Organization, Scheduling, Analysis, Introspection, Memory, Acuity, Recall, Questioning.

Contact Cademix to Apply and request further details:

Choose Two Subjects (Major + Minor)

Already decided on a major Topic? Now it’s time to think about a Second Topic – Minor! To graduate on a second topic as Minor, you need to pass at least 50% of the courses. Because of the content overlaps, you may use the same courses or similar project works to fulfill the requirements in both a major and a minor, as long as you still pass 30% of the units in the minor that have a different course topic than your major.

The right Minor for you not only allows you to earn a second certificate and broaden your career, but it also increase your employ-ability and help you find more jobs after graduation.

How to choose a Minor?

The best Advise is to choose major based on your career goals and select a complementary minor mainly based on your interests. 

The Minor adds value to your Major career path, complements it and shows the potential employers that you have multiple expertise in several fields. For example, you can major in Engineering  and minor in Project Management or Entrepreneurship. So after graduation you are well qualified to apply for a Engineering Group Leader Position or Start your own Engineering Business.

Remember with a few more courses you can always turn your minor into your second major!


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