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Academy Structure

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The Fab Academy is a 6-month programme offered between January and June every year.

The Fab Diploma is awarded to those students who complete all of the Fab Academy Certificates. Each Certificate covers a specific technical topic (see the list below) aimed at vocational and technical training.  Both the certificates and the diploma are accredited by the Fab Academy.

Academy Structure

Fab Academy Certificates provide familiarity with technical options and capabilities, hands-on experience, and direction for further study.  Each Certificate typically requires 1-2 weeks. They are combined in the Diploma, which is roughly comparable to completing MIT’s rapid-prototyping course “How To Make (almost) Anything”. Progress is evaluated by skills and projects rather than time or credits.

The Fab Academy is completed by combining 19 certificates that demonstrate familiarity and experience with various topics and technologies covered. The course is organised by week:

Check the Fab Academy content archive for more information on the evolution of the academy curriculum. See last year’s class schedule here.

Fab Diploma

The Fab Diploma is awarded by the Fab Academy upon completion of the course requirements. This is earned by demonstrating progress rather than just finishing the course calendar. To receive the Fab Diploma, each student must demonstrate to have completed each week’s requirements, receiving their certificate for the relevant technical topics. For their final evaluation, students must build, demonstrate and document a final project that integrates the various tools and techniques covered by the course.