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Mechanical Engineering Technology - Robotics and Automation (Co-op)

Credential:
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
College Code:
CONS
School:
Engineering & Information Technology
Program Code:
0092C
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
CA
Academic Year:
2016 / 2017

About the Program

This diploma program features co-operative education with six academic terms at the College and three work terms in industry. Studies combine theoretical knowledge with applied skills in the control of robotic and automated equipment using electronics, programmable automation controllers, computers, hydraulics and pneumatics.

In addition, the program focuses on the development of skills in computer-aided design, mechanical technology, electric motors, servo-mechanisms, robotics, industrial automation, and safety standards.

Emphasis is placed on effective techniques for designing, modifying, installing, testing, maintaining, repairing and troubleshooting equipment and systems. Effective communication is also stressed.

The Robotics and Automation program culminates in a third-year capstone project in which all the skills learned at school and on work terms are integrated into the proposal, design and construction of a fully functioning manufacturing work cell.

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) conditionally recognizes this program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) category.

For more information contact the Program Coordinator at mechanical@conestogac.on.ca.

Program Information

Length: Three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program
Delivery Sequence: Cambridge - September/2016 (Open) - Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Cambridge (Fountain Street)
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 75

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for Mechanical Engineering Technology - Robotics and Automation (Co-op) - Program # 0092c

Cambridge - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 & 3 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00 $0.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35 $0.00
Program Services Fee $265.10 $265.10 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00 $0.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $0.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50 $0.00
Session Total $2471.35 $2185.35 $0.00
Year Total     $4656.70
Cambridge - Spring 2016 Level 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $0.00 $1420.00 $0.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $49.45 $0.00 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $0.00 $68.80 $0.00 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $27.80 $0.00 $27.80
Administration Fee $0.00 $25.30 $0.00 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $0.00 $133.35 $0.00 $133.35
Program Services Fee $0.00 $265.10 $0.00 $265.10
CSI Capital Development Fee $0.00 $68.49 $0.00 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $110.00 $0.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $0.00 $4.56 $0.00 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $0.00 $286.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $0.00 $12.50 $0.00 $12.50
Session Total $0.00 $2471.35 $0.00 $2185.35
Year Total $4536.52     $4656.70
Cambridge - Spring 2016 Level 6 & 7 & 8 & 9 (Program Start: 2014-09-02)
Description Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1379.00 $0.00 $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $0.00 $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $0.00 $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55 $0.00 $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.05 $0.00 $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $0.00 $133.35 $133.35
Program Services Fee $262.50 $0.00 $265.10 $265.10
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50 $0.00 $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $0.00 $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $0.00 $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $0.00 $286.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $0.00 $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2131.21 $286.00 $2185.35 $2185.35
Year Total $4536.52     $4656.70
Cambridge - Spring 2016 Level 9 (Program Start: 2013-09-03)
Description Spring 2016
Full-time Program Tuition $1379.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40
Program Services Fee $262.50
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $2131.21

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for
Mechanical Engineering Technology - Robotics and Automation (Co-op) - Program # 0092c


Cambridge - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 & 3 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00 $0.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35 $0.00
Program Services Fee $265.10 $265.10 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00 $0.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00 $0.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50 $0.00
Session Total $7540.35 $6990.35 $0.00
Year Total     $14530.70

Cambridge - Spring 2016 Level 3 & 4 & 5 & 6 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
International Program Tuition $0.00 $5850.00 $0.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $49.45 $0.00 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $0.00 $68.80 $0.00 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $27.80 $0.00 $27.80
Administration Fee $0.00 $25.30 $0.00 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $0.00 $133.35 $0.00 $133.35
Program Services Fee $0.00 $265.10 $0.00 $265.10
CSI Capital Development Fee $0.00 $68.49 $0.00 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $110.00 $0.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $0.00 $4.56 $0.00 $4.56
ISR $0.00 $375.00 $0.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $0.00 $550.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $0.00 $12.50 $0.00 $12.50
Session Total $0.00 $7540.35 $0.00 $6990.35
Year Total $14293.52     $14530.70

Cambridge - Spring 2016 Level 6 & 7 & 8 & 9 (Program Start: 2014-09-02)
Description Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017
International Program Tuition $5750.00 $0.00 $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $0.00 $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $0.00 $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55 $0.00 $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.05 $0.00 $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $0.00 $133.35 $133.35
Program Services Fee $262.50 $0.00 $265.10 $265.10
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50 $0.00 $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $0.00 $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $0.00 $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $0.00 $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $0.00 $550.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $0.00 $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $6877.21 $550.00 $6990.35 $6990.35
Year Total $14293.52     $14530.70

Cambridge - Spring 2016 Level 9 (Program Start: 2013-09-03)
Description Spring 2016
International Program Tuition $5750.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40
Program Services Fee $262.50
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
ISR $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00
International Health Fee $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $6877.21

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Co-op Information

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for an exciting career in the areas of mechanical engineering technology, automation programming and maintenance, fluid power automation, automation and robotics, equipment design, installation and troubleshooting.

Typical fields of employment include industrial automation, energy, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, automotive and more.

94% of 2013-2014 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation. Their average starting salary was $50,490.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
CDEV1020 Co-op and Career Preparation

Description: This mandatory course prepares students for job searching for their co-op work terms and for post-graduate careers. Students will reflect on their skills, attitudes, and expectations and evaluate and interpret available opportunities in the workplace. Self-marketing techniques using resumes, cover letters, cold-calls, and interviewing will be learned and students will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace with regards to social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues while developing an awareness of self-reflective practice.
Hours: 16
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMP1347 Excel for Engineering Technology

Description: This introductory course will enable the learner to effectively use Microsoft Excel to view, print, modify, and create spreadsheets, with a focus on applications for Engineering Technology.
Hours: 14
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

IFME1020 Introduction to Fluid Power and Automation

Description: This course introduces the students to the field of industrial fluid power and control. Students will learn fluid power terminology, component sizing and selection methods, circuit design and documentation. Students will understand the fundamental principles as well as the practical applications of fluid power as it applies to industry. In the lab, students are required to design and build a variety of circuits using a combination of hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical components. The hands-on approach provides an excellent learning environment with a significant focus on trouble-shooting and problem solving.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MACH1010 Conventional Machining Processes

Description: This course is designed to expose the student to the practical and theoretical aspects and basic knowledge of conventional metal removal machine tools and their various cutting tools used in manufacturing processes. In addition, the student will understand the fundamentals of metric and imperial system of measurement, and the use and application of precision measuring instruments.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1085 Mathematics I

Description: Prerequisite(s): Grade 12 Mathematics (General Level)

This course provides an extensive review and upgrading of some of the topics taken by students in high school. Its purpose is to ensure that the student has a fluent background in algebra and trigonometry in order to succeed in subsequent work in technology. The material covered includes fundamental arithmetic and algebraic operations, geometry, trigonometry and vectors. Functional notation and the graphical representation of a variety of functions are discussed. As well, the solution of systems of linear equations by algebraic methods and the solving of quadratic equations using examples and problems relating to the building industry are also discussed.
Please note: This course is restircted to students attending a full-tim engineering or Information Technology program.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MECH1050 Engineering Drawing I

Description: In this course, both freehand drawing and computer-aided drawing techniques (using AutoCAD) are used to introduce the student to Mechanical Engineering drawings. The material covered will include orthographic representations and projection, auxiliary views, sections, dimensioning and isometric drawing. During the course, the student will create detail, working, and assembly drawings conforming to CSA/ANSI standards.
Hours: 90
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 2
DIMM1070 Dimensional Metrology and Coordinate Measuring Machines

Description: This course will provide the student with the principles of dimensional metrology and its applications to quality control. A variety of precision measuring instruments and equipment will be used to check work piece features for size and geometric conformity.
The second part of the course will cover the operation and programming of a Mitutoyo Coordinate Machine.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

EECE1470 Electrical Fundamentals

Description: This course provides students with a working knowledge of electrical principles, and simple electrical circuit components. Supplemented with laboratory exercises, students learn about voltage, current, and power in DC circuits, and in single phase and multi-phase AC circuits, and how resistance, reactance, and impedance affect those properties. Students will also be introduced to AC and to DC motors, and to the devices commonly used in motor-control circuits. Students will also be introduced to simple semiconductor-based electronic devices. The lab exercises provide students with practical experience in building, testing, and measuring characteristics of electrical control circuits. Students will use digital multimeters and digital oscilloscopes to observe the behaviour of DC and AC circuits that they have built.
Hours: 75
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: MATH1085 or MATH1170
CoRequisites:

MANU1060 Manufacturing Processes

Description: This course introduces students to common manufacturing processes outside the traditional machining processes. Solidification processes including common metal casting and plastic forming methods are discussed. Students will learn the capabilities and applications of solidification processes, bulk metal deformation processes, sheet metal working processes and powdered metal processes. Non-traditional metal removal, cleaning, finishing, joining and rapid prototyping processes are also reviewed in detail. Students are offered the opportunity to tour local industries presenting state-of-the-art applications of these processes.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1190 Mathematics II

Description: This course is a continuation of the Mathematics I and it is oriented towards the direct application of mathematical techniques to mechanical and electrical fundamentals. It covers inequalities, variation, sequences and the binomial theorem, trigonometry, plane analytic geometry as well as probability and statistics.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: MATH1085 or MATH1170
CoRequisites:

MECH1065 Engineering Drawing II

Description: This course introduces 3D parametric modeling to expand on the basic techniques and information presented in Engineering Drawing I. Topics include: limits and tolerances (both Imperial and Metric), surface texture, and threads and fasteners.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: MECH1050
CoRequisites:

MECH1130 Engineering Materials

Description: This course investigates the selection and application of materials to engineering practice. The material and mechanical properties of metallic, polymeric, ceramic and composite materials and their uses are studied. The effects of loading environment, microstructure, heat treatment and other strengthening mechanisms are also analyzed.
Hours: 75
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PROG1090 Introduction to PLC Programming

Description: Student will learn Ladder Logic and Instruction List programming languages. The operating principles and addressing conventions of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) will also be learned. Students will program PLCs in Boolean (binary) logic to control automated processes. Students will write programs using Timer and Counter instructions. Students will also learn to move and compare data, perform math and logical operations on whole data words, and to structure programs using data and program-control functions, including jumps and subroutines (functions). Students will learn to program the Allen Bradley PLC-5 and the Siemens S7 PLC. Students will also learn the IEC 61131-3 international standard for open PLC programming languages.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PROG1120 Introduction to Structured Programming

Description: This course introduces the student to the principles of structured programming. Using the Visual Basic programming language students will plan, enter, run, and debug programs of increasing complexity using various data-types, loops, branches, functions, and data stream input and output. This course is intended for the novice programmer who wishes to create modest applications. It also serves as an introductory-level course for students who will be continuing on to more advanced programming.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 3
COOP1130 Co-op Work Term I (Robotics and Automation)

Description: This course will provide students with college-approved work experience in a manufacturing environment. This course will increase the student's understanding of employer expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills. These skill areas will be improved during the work term while the student responsibly performs the duties as defined in the job description, in accordance with course and program outcomes. Student development will be evaluated during and at the conclusion of the work experience.
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020
CoRequisites:

Level 4
DSGN2060 Problem Solving and Design

Description: A basic knowledge of manufacturing fabrication and machining methods and basic electrical/electronic theory is required to build and troubleshoot the product. This practical course exposes the student to different methods of solving problems related to the field of Robotics and Automation while working in teams. The student will examine each stage of the Engineering Design Process and Manufacturing problems solving process. They will apply this knowledge to research, design, produce and document an example product. Each student will also work through a series of exercises designed to strengthen their analytical problem solving troubleshooting and teamwork skills that are important in industry today.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

EECE2450 Digital Devices and Microprocessors

Description: Prerequisite(s): Electrical Fundamentals, Introduction to Structured Programming. In this course, the student will learn to use electronic components and integrated circuits for control applications. This course also covers basic microprocessor and microcomputer architecture. It includes Assembler language programming of a simple computer, sufficient for simple monitoring and control. Input/ouput chips for parallel and serial I/O are studied. The use of interpreters and compilers for higher level languages is discussed.
Hours: 90
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites: EECE1470
CoRequisites:

MECH1220 Applied Mechanics

Description: Mathematics I (90130500) or with permission of instructor. This introductory course covers the effects of forces or rigid bodies at rest and in motion. Trusses and two-dimensional frames are studied along with friction and centre of gravity. In addition, systems involving work, energy, power and impulse, and momentum are studied.
Hours: 75
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: MATH1085 or MATH1170
CoRequisites:

PROG2180 Advanced PLC Programming

Description: Students will learn how to use the advanced operating system capabilities of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Students will program PLCs using structured programming techniqes, and will configure PLCs to use their interrupt response capabilities. Students will program PLCs to monitor and control analog processes and to exchange data with other PLCs and computers via local area networks. Proprietary PLC systems and the IEC 61131-3 standard will be learned.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: PROG1090
CoRequisites:

ROBO2020 Introduction to Robotics

Description: This course introduces the student to the history and use of robots in industry. Standard arm configurations and hardware are examined including the principles of path control, motion sensing, speed and position control, and servo-actuators. End-effectors, supplemental tooling hardware, and sensors are examined for their interaction with other workcell elements. Students program various types of robot controllers ranging from stop-to-stop sequencers and to continuous path servo-controlled robots that use high-level control languages.
Hours: 75
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: PROG1120
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 5
COOP2130 Co-op Work Term II (Robotics and Automation)

Description: This course will provide students with college-approved work experience in a manufacturing environment. This course will increase the student's understanding of employer expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills. These skill areas will be improved during the work term while the student responsibly performs the duties as defined in the job description, in accordance with course and program outcomes. Student development will be evaluated during and at the conclusion of the work experience.
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020
CoRequisites:

Level 6
CNTR2080 Process Control - Control Systems

Description: This course covers the basics of servo-control. Assorted control alogorithms are taught for position, velocity and acceleration. System response characteristics are also taught. Students will design and implement analog and digital controllers in the lab section.
Hours: 75
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: EECE2450, PROG2180
CoRequisites:

MANU2015 Tool Design for Automation

Description: This course will introduce students to tooling and associated equipment that is used for automated processes in industry today. The students will review machine and cutting tools used for metal cutting operations. The student will also practice the principals of fixture design for work holding and material handling and discuss punch presses and die design, injection moulding machines and mould design and automated gauging equipment. The current methods of material handling used in industry for automated processes will also be discussed.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MANU1060, DRWG1820 or MECH1065
CoRequisites:

MECH2030 Mechanics of Materials

Description: This course enables the student to recognize the basic principles of strength of materials and apply them to solve practical problems. The design material properties, the mechanical tests and theories used to determine these properties, as well as the stress effects resulting from tension, compression, shear, torsion and bending loads are developed.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: MECH1130, MECH1220
CoRequisites:

MECH2140 Safety Circuits and Standards

Description: This course will familiarize the student with the basic concepts and techniques necessary to develop industrial machinery designs to meet current Canadian safety criteria. Students will perform risk assessments and hazard analyses. The student will analyze and design safeguarding requirements for robots and automated systems. This course will examine Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act and the design elements necessary for compliance with the OHSA, Sub-Sections 25 (2) (a) and (h). This course will also introduce the students to Ontario's Pre-Start Health and Safety Review and other current machinery safety related standards used in Canada.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: EECE1470
CoRequisites:

PROG2195 Advanced Programming

Description: This practical course covers material considered to be useful to an intermediate or advanced programmer. The language used is Visual Basic .NET. Topics include, but are not limited to object-oriented programming, data structures and storage, string manipulation, Windows Presentation Foundation and exception handling.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: EECE2450, PROG1120
CoRequisites:

ROBO2030 Automation Controls

Description: This course builds on prior courses in computer, robotics and electro-mechanical devices in a study of robot controllers and cell controllers. Special automation peripherals such as position and velocity sensors and vision systems are covered. Control of motors of various types is also discussed. Labs include robot and PLC programming, vision system applications and component interfacing.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: EECE2450, ROBO2020
CoRequisites:

Level 7
COOP3080 Co-op Work Term III (Robotics and Automation)

Description: This course will provide students with college-approved work experience in a manufacturing environment. This course will increase the student's understanding of employer expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills. These skill areas will be improved during the work term while the student responsibly performs the duties as defined in the job description, in accordance with course and program outcomes. Student development will be evaluated during and at the conclusion of the work experience.
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020
CoRequisites:

Level 8
DSGN2050 Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

Description: The engineering design process is often viewed as an economical application of science. Usually the main objective is to arrive at the least expensive method of satisfying all design and application criteria for a given product. Manufacture and assembly processes can properly fulfill this requirement if product design process is based on principles of economic efficiency.
In this course, the student will analyse product design efficiency to compare alternate designs.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MANU1060, MECH1050
CoRequisites:

EECE3140 Data Communications

Description: The communication of information of all kinds by means of binary signals is an essential part of any technical, business, or educational activity. This course covers the main concepts and components of data communications, and in particular it covers: asynchronous and synchronous communications, interface standards, modems, multiplexing, error control, and data compression and encryption. It also examines the principles of complex networks: the Open System Interconnection (OSI) model, Wide Area Networks (WANs), and Local Area Networks (LANs). Theory is accompanied by lab assignments and lab exercises.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: PROG2180, PROG2195
CoRequisites:

IENG3000 Industrial Engineering and Time Study

Description: This course studies methods of calculating standard times, facilities planning, industrial ergonomics, the Ontario Occupational Health Safety Act and Regulations for industrial establishments. Motion and time study theory, standard data and a pre-determined time study system (Basic MOST), and work sampling are used to derive the standard time. Charting techniques, effort rating, worker allowances, learning curve theory and line balancing of single and parallel systems are also studied. The importance of accurate standard times on manufacturing decisions is discussed. Facilities planning includes a major green field plant layout project that describes the machines, direct labour, management structure and organizational design, material handling equipment, shop and office layouts, site plan and construction schedule. Labour relations are also studied.
Hours: 90
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MECH2100 Dynamics

Description: This introductory course covers the effects of forces on rigid bodies at rest and in motion. Trusses and 2-dimensional frames are studied along with friction and centre-of-gravity. In addition, systems with linear and curvilinear motion are analyzed. Acceleration and momentum are examined.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATH1085 or MATH1170
CoRequisites:

QUAL2010 Quality Assurance and Systems

Description: The course will give an understanding of concepts and practical skills on quality engineering and management. The topics covered are as follows: normal distribution and presentation of data, control charts for variables and attributes, interpretation of chart patterns using probabilities, statistical sampling plans (MIL STD 105 & 414), gage R & R studies and measuring errors, design of experiments and other quality tools. A major project is based on application of the ISO 9000 quality management system, interpretation of the elements, and writing procedures.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATH1085 or MATH1170
CoRequisites:

ROBO3070 Automation Project - A

Description: Students are required to undertake a major manufacturing and automation project, simulating as nearly as possible the integration of advanced technologies. Students will utilize all they have learned in previous years to design a complete automated manufacturing system. During this process, they will develop the ability to plan, schedule, self-direct and evaluate, using communication skills and team building techniques.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: MACH1010, MANU2015, PROG2180, ROBO2030
CoRequisites:

Level 9
ECON1041 Engineering Economics

Description: Contemporary engineering professionals are widely recognized as principal decision makers who have to decide among alternatives with respect to expected costs and benefits, while taking into account strategic and policy issues affecting their corporations. The course is based on thorough develop and understanding of the concept of the time value of money, cash flow analysis, present and future worth analyses, depreciation and financial accounting, effects of inflation, income taxes and marketing goals.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MANU3040 Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)

Description: This course examines many of the decisions that must be made before and during the implementation of Computer Integrated Manufacturing. Enterprise software from decision support software (DSS) through computer aided design (CAD) and engineering (CAE) to enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain distribution are studied. Approaches to preparing a manufacturing process for automation or computer integration are investigated. Requirements of a database management system (DBMS) and their structures are discussed. Goldratts' theory of constraints and optimized production technology (OPT) are studied.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: PROG2195
CoRequisites:

ROBO3080 Automation Project - B

Description: Students are required to undertake a major manufacturing and automation project, simulating as nearly as possible the integration of advanced technologies. As students utilize all they have learned in previous years to design and build a complete automated manufacturing system, they will develop the ability to plan, schedule, self-direct and evaluate, and will build communication skills and team building techniques.
Hours: 120
Credits: 8
Pre-Requisites: ROBO3070
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Program Outcomes

Software Downloads

  • Students and instructors in a full-time science, technology, engineering or mathematics program are entitled to a number of additional Microsoft software packages through Dreamspark.
  • Your login information will determine what programs you have access to download.

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The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus**
SEP, 2016 Cambridge Open
** Status applicable to domestic students

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