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Architecture - Project and Facility Management (Bachelor of Applied Technology) (Co-op)

Credential:
Bachelor of Applied Technology
College Code:
CONS
School:
Engineering & Information Technology
Program Code:
1099C
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
CA
Academic Year:
2015 / 2016
Notice: Please note: There has been a change to the admission process for this program. Applicants are no longer required to participate in a portfolio review as part of the admission process. Admission to the program is based on high school grades only (or equivalent).

About the Program

This dynamic four-year co-op degree focuses on the entire architectural process from design phase through to occupancy and redesign/re-use. This program is the only one of its kind in Canada, highlighting both project management and facility management. Through a unique project-based learning environment, students learn and apply their knowledge to real-world projects using creativity and critical problem solving. Students will gain strong foundations in architecture, construction, basic engineering and business; comprehensive insight into project and facility management; and have additional exposure to liberal arts disciplines and practical applications for the business enterprise. Graduates entering the workforce, will have unsurpassed skills in leadership, teamwork and individual initiative in addition to their discipline-specific knowledge and practical skills.

Architecture-Project and Facility Management is accredited by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and graduates are eligible to become Certified Facility Managers after three years work experience. The program is also recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Students are able to write the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam after completion of year 3 and graduates are eligible to apply for Project Management Professional (PMP) certification after related work experience and writing the PMP exam.

A laptop computer meeting minimum specifications is required for this program.

The opportunity exists for students who have completed a related advanced three-year diploma program to bridge or transfer into the third year of this program.

Program Information

Length: Four-year Academic Co-operative Bachelor's degree program
Delivery Sequence: Cambridge - August/2015 (Waitlist) - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Cambridge (Fountain Street)
Start: Mid-August
First-Year Capacity: 30

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Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2014-2015 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2014 / 2015) for Architecture - Project and Facility Management (Bachelor of Applied Technology) (Co-op) - Program # 1099c

Cambridge - Fall 2015 Level 1 & 2
Description Fall 2015 Winter 2016
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55 $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05 $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $126.40
Program Services Fee $262.50 $262.50
CSI Capital Development Fee $55.60 $66.50
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $3400.00 $3400.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $285.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $4426.31 $4152.21

Year Total $8578.52

Cambridge - Fall 2015 Level 4 & 5 & 6
Description Fall 2015 Winter 2016 Spring 2016-Coop
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $49.00 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $68.15 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55 $27.55 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.05 $25.05 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $126.40 $0.00
Program Services Fee $262.50 $262.50 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $55.60 $66.50 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00 $0.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $0.00
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $3400.00 $3400.00 $0.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $285.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50 $0.00
Session Total $4426.31 $4152.21 $0.00

Year Total $8578.52

Cambridge - Fall 2015 Level 7 & 8 & 9
Description Fall 2015 Winter 2016-Coop Spring 2016
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $0.00 $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $0.00 $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55 $0.00 $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05 $0.00 $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $0.00 $126.40
Program Services Fee $262.50 $0.00 $262.50
Full time Degree Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $55.60 $0.00 $66.50
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $0.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $0.00 $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $3400.00 $0.00 $3400.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $285.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $0.00 $12.50
Session Total $4426.31 $0.00 $4152.21

Year Total $8578.52

Cambridge - Fall 2015 Level 10 & 11 & 12
Description Fall 2015-Coop Winter 2016 Spring 2016
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $49.00 $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $0.00 $68.15 $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $27.55 $27.55
Administration Fee $0.00 $25.05 $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $0.00 $126.40 $126.40
Program Services Fee $0.00 $262.50 $262.50
Full time Degree Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $0.00 $66.50 $66.50
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $0.00 $4.56 $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $0.00 $3400.00 $3400.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $285.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $0.00 $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $285.00 $4152.21 $4152.21

Year Total $8589.42


International fee details for the 2014-2015 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2014 / 2015) for
Architecture - Project and Facility Management (Bachelor of Applied Technology) (Co-op) - Program # 1099c


Cambridge - Fall 2015 Level 1 & 2
Description Fall 2015 Winter 2016
International Program Tuition $6500.00 $6500.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55 $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05 $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $126.40
Program Services Fee $262.50 $262.50
CSI Capital Development Fee $55.60 $66.50
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $8166.31 $7627.21

Year Total $15793.52


Cambridge - Fall 2015 Level 4 & 5 & 6
Description Fall 2015 Winter 2016 Spring 2016-Coop
International Program Tuition $6500.00 $6500.00 $0.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $49.00 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $68.15 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55 $27.55 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.05 $25.05 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $126.40 $0.00
Program Services Fee $262.50 $262.50 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $55.60 $66.50 $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 Fee $550.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50 $0.00
Session Total $8166.31 $7627.21 $0.00

Year Total $15793.52


Cambridge - Fall 2015 Level 7 & 8 & 9
Description Fall 2015 Winter 2016-Coop Spring 2016
International Program Tuition $6500.00 $0.00 $6500.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00 $0.00 $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15 $0.00 $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55 $0.00 $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05 $0.00 $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40 $0.00 $126.40
Program Services Fee $262.50 $0.00 $262.50
CSI Capital Development Fee $55.60 $0.00 $66.50
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $0.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $0.00 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $0.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $0.00 $12.50
Session Total $8166.31 $0.00 $7627.21

Year Total $15793.52


Cambridge - Fall 2015 Level 10 & 11 & 12
Description Fall 2015-Coop Winter 2016 Spring 2016
International Program Tuition $0.00 $6500.00 $6500.00
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $49.00 $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $0.00 $68.15 $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $27.55 $27.55
Administration Fee $0.00 $25.05 $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $0.00 $126.40 $126.40
Program Services Fee $0.00 $262.50 $262.50
CSI Capital Development Fee $0.00 $66.50 $66.50
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $0.00 $4.56 $4.56
ISR $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $0.00 $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $550.00 $7252.21 $7252.21

Year Total $15054.42

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 will find positions in architectural or engineering organizations, major real estate management companies, industrial plants and corporations, management companies, furniture and building product enterprises and various levels of government.

79% of 2012-2013 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation. Their average starting salary was $47,441.

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
ARCH71120 Construction Materials and Methods I

Description: This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of building construction systems, in terms of connection between materiality and conceptual design, technical aspects of making and designing buildings, climate, solar geometry and building science. It explores the connection of materials to methods through an analysis of the technical aspects of designing and constructing buildings and spaces. The relationship of building to context will be introduced through a primer on building science. Case studies of small scale buildings, together with the projects of Studio I, will be utilized to demonstrate the principles introduced within this course. The students will also be required to keep a detailed sketch book.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARCH72010 Building Sciences

Description: Through this course, the student will be introduced to the concept of the building as a living entity. The variety of systems within a building will be examined in relation to the problems which can result when these systems are poorly designed or do not function as intended. Physical factors that influence good design for performance, durability, health efficiency and sustainability of buildings will be studied. Common building design/construction problems that result in poor performance, expensive repairs, litigation, etc., their causes and solutions will be explored through studies famous, infamous and vernacular buildings, materials, details, etc. The principles of building science will be utilized to establish the appropriate performance characteristics of the systems as well as the preventative/corrective actions which could be prescribed when things go wrong.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMP71180 Computer Concepts I

Description: This course concentrates on the advanced application of CAD and image manipulation software in order to accomplish industry specific tasks, such as design drawings and presentation materials. Students will learn digital representation techniques needed to communicate architectural ideas and concepts.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DSGN71000 Structural Systems I

Description: This course provides an introduction to structural systems and structural phenomena. It covers the basic principles of mechanics of materials related to building structures and the criteria used in the selection of an appropriate structural system. Students gain an understanding and appreciation for structural loads and structural design and analysis.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DSGN71050 Studio I

Description: This is the first in a series of eight courses that provides the opportunity to integrate, apply and build upon the knowledge and skills acquired during course work to projects. The focus of Studio I is the design process and the methodical approach that can be utilized to develop a building or space. The course includes study of the principles of tone, texture, form, rhythm and harmony as applied to the built environment. The Studio includes a number of mini projects gradually increasing in complexity. Projects will include case study of an Architect of note, a review of the design process for a specific building and a final project. In the final project the student will work through the preliminary stages of the design process and develop a design scheme for a small yet complex project. The students will also be required to make oral and visual presentations of the projects.
Hours: 105
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ENGL71200 Scientific and Technical Communications

Description: Documents that are written for scientific or technical purposes are written in a very precise and specific way that does not permit variations in interpretation. This course will prepare students to communicate scientific and technical information concisely and accurately using appropriate formats and graphic support. Students will study technical communication theory/ practice and apply the knowledge to creating, critiquing, and presenting technical documents. An oral presentation will emphasize the clear and concise communication of technical details and the use of appropriate visual support for technical information.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

FND71055 Foundation Module (Architecture)

Description: The Foundation Module is a 2-week preparatory session designed to provide students with the required fundamental skills to be successful within the Architecture-Project and Facility Management degree program. This module will provide the student with their first exposure to Project Based Learning, and serve as preparation for this alternative approach to learning which forms the basis of the program's structure. In addition to refreshing their knowledge base in a variety of aspects of the program's curriculum, students will develop and apply skills in graphic communication, teamwork and verbal presentation through the completion of a program project.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

SOC71500 Group Dynamics

Description: This course will focus on comprehensive theoretical understanding of group process, personal skill development and application through intensive team work. These skills are of critical importance in both professional and social settings. Through guided exploration and application of theoretical paradigms and practical strategies, students will achieve the necessary skills to succeed in and lead effective teams. The course consists in an intensive experiential approach ? learning by doing ? enabling participants to become effective, practiced team members with experience applying skills necessary for leadership, analysis and evaluation, problem solving, and conflict management. Individual and team activities enhance participants' skills to work with a variety of personalities in diverse situations, and to effectively assume various professional roles within a team.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
ARCH71010 Human Health, Ergonomics, Environment and Safety

Description: This course examines the interrelated effects and connections of the environment (built and natural), and ergonomics on human health and safety. It examines the design of environments that will enable humans to make the best use of their abilities within a healthy, productive and safe context. It also considers responsibilities for the protection of non-human environments and the social and ethical issues associated with the design, construction and operation of built environments.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARCH71130 Construction Materials and Methods II

Description: This is a study of the more advanced aspects of building construction, dealing with the intrinsic connection between conceptual design and technological aspects of a building's structural materiality: reinforced concrete, precast and pre-stressed concrete, steel framing systems; building envelop: building science, curtain walls, window walls, glazing and roofing systems; fire protection design and the evolution of an industrialized method of designing and assembling buildings. The course studies materials and methods as applied to renovation projects and building additions. The course includes preservation and enhancement of existing materials and construction assemblies as well as the study of the juxtaposition of new materials and assemblies with those of the existing building. Studies are based on a variety of facets including visual, cost, climate, code and environment.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ARCH1120 or ARCH71120
CoRequisites:

ARCH71150 Code I

Description: This course provides an introduction to the regulatory, prescriptive and objective based aspects of design and construction. Standards, Codes and Regulations will be explored in relation to their intended purpose. The importance of these documents will be demonstrated through an examination of their historic development. The appropriate application of these documents will be demonstrated through a review of actual projects done in the studio. Specific design and construction problems will be presented for review and resolution utilizing the appropriate standards, codes and/or regulations.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMP71190 Computer Concepts II

Description: This course will concentrate on the use of the digital software for computer-aided design, detailing and modeling. The intent of the course is to provide the student with a solid foundation of the command structure and capabilities of various computer programs in order to facilitate self-study and advanced application during Studios. Both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional applications will be reviewed.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: COMP1180 or COMP71180
CoRequisites:

DSGN71010 HVAC and Fire Protection

Description: This course introduces the student to the basic systems of a building, with a concentration on HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning), lighting and sound. The standard components of each system will be reviewed and studied, particularly in relation to their performance when configured in common systems types. System design will be reviewed utilizing multi-residential, office and school project types. Using mathematics and scientific principles students will learn and apply heat loss heat gain, fire retardation, lighting application and sound and reverberation principles.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DSGN71060 Studio II

Description: This Studio will lead the student through the process of design, problem solving, presentation and management of the design process through the development of an addition to an existing facility. Students will work in teams and develop a comprehensive proposal covering issues related to space planning, code, building systems design, and material use and construction methods. The final project will include detailed plans, sections and elevations, and a model. Other course work in the term will act as resources for the studio projects. The students will be required to maintain an ongoing sketchbook of the studio project development and various work schedules. The students make a formal presentation of the term project to a jury.
Hours: 120
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites: DSGN71050 or DSGN71070
CoRequisites:

Level 3
ARCH72110 Construction Cost Estimating

Description: The course covers the different estimating techniques including: preliminary estimate, elemental analysis estimate, detailed estimate and estimation of direct cost, overhead cost, contingency and markup. It also discusses bidding procedures, bidding strategy, bid closing and computer application in cost estimating. In addition, the course reviews life cycle cost. Students are required to use Studio III project to prepare preliminary, elemental, detailed estimate and bid document.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARCH73010 Code II

Description: This course covers Part 3 of the Ontario Building Code including concepts of health and safety. The course is designed to develop an ability of critical review of this part to be applied to the term project leading up to preparation of working documents including specifications. The course also identifies Underwriters Lab of Canada (ULC) studies including flame spread in relation to the building design.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ARCH1150 or ARCH71150
CoRequisites:

CDEV71050 Co-op and Career Preparation

Description: This mandatory course prepares degree level students for job searching for their co-op work terms and for post-graduate careers. Students will learn to critically evaluate their skills, attitudes, and expectations and evaluate and interpret available opportunities in the workplace. Self-marketing techniques using resumes, cover letters, networking 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.
Hours: 16
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DSGN72010 Building HVAC Equipment

Description: This course applies ASHRAE heat loss/gain and HVAC principles to Ontario Building Code Part 3 (non-residential) buildings. Standard engineering procedures are employed to identify and design appropriate layouts. System options available to condition and ventilate office/commercial occupancies (Part 3 OBC) are identified and categorized as to their performance on an economic basis to allow identification of optimum systems. Project based examples are used to prepare drainage and water supply designs (OBC Part 7 plumbing) for large buildings. The principles and policies governing the design and construction of storm drainage systems and site servicing are examined and ancillary mechanical and basic electrical systems are analyzed.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: DSGN1010 or DSGN71010, DSGN71060 or DSGN71080
CoRequisites:

DSGN72040 Structural Systems II

Description: This course exposes the student to the qualitative and quantitative stages of design to select appropriate structural systems. The intent is to develop an understanding for the terminology and process of structural design as well as an appreciation for the complex nature of structures. Topics covered include: load tracing, rules of thumb for the selection and design of structural systems, and design of structures made from wood, steel and reinforced concrete using design aids.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: DSGN71000 or DSGN72030
CoRequisites:

DSGN72110 Studio III

Description: The overarching premise for this studio is to incorporate and investigate the contemporary design requirements for new building projects in terms of: energy use, material and resource consumption, site design, design with climate, urban context and interior environmental qualities.
The goal is to propose a high performance building that addresses the current standards, issues and considerations that are part of energy use, environmental concerns, healthy and productive interior environments and other issues that need to be addressed by the design, facility management and building disciplines in light of current cultural, technological and environmental precepts.
The final proposal for the term will be of a mid-sized (10,000 to 25,000 square foot, 1,000 to 2,300 square metre), multi-tenant occupancy that will balance the needs of a number of differing occupant requirements and provisions.
Hours: 120
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites: DSGN71060 or DSGN71080
CoRequisites:

DSGN73010 Energy and Design

Description: This course centers on issues surrounding the integration of Sustainable and Passive Design principles, into conceptual and practical architectural design. Topics include: solar geometry, climate/regional limitations, vernacular architecture, natural lighting, and passive design and sustainability initiatives. Projects will be used extensively as a vehicle to discuss the success/failure of ideas and their physical applications.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: COMM1650 or ENGL71200
CoRequisites:

Level 4
ARCH72030 Building Performance

Description: This course offers an overview of facilities management principles and approaches utilized to measure a building's performance. Judging a project using metrics is useful to develop an understanding of its design and in-use performance. Utilizing standards developed to measure space, facility serviceability and benchmarking are key practice areas of study. An individual's perception of a building is also considered. This is viewed by human physiology, environmental psychology and psychosocial as factors that have an effect on the performance of a facility to support its comfort and workplace goals. These types of building and human measures lead to solutions for improved design and work performance.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARCH73140 Construction Specification Writing

Description: The course focuses on basic principles and procedures for organizing and producing construction specifications. Topics covered include: organizing of specifications, formats of specification, types of specification, specification writing principles and procedures, specification language, master guide specifications and computer assisted specification.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DSGN72120 Studio IV

Description: This Studio will involve the renovation of an existing facility. Students will work in teams to develop detailed drawings in addition to the variety of strategies required to ensure the needs of each tenant are met. Project schedules will be developed along with move and communication strategies. The final product will include detailed plans and elevations, estimates and specifications, and a model. The studio will act as a consultancy where other courses and faculty will provide comprehensive critique an assessment. The students will be required to maintain a log book and make a formal presentation of the term project to a jury.
Hours: 120
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites: DSGN2110 or DSGN72110
CoRequisites:

FIN72050 Business Economics

Description: This course is based on thorough development 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, dealing with uncertainty and risks, and the benefit-cost analysis.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

HIST74100 History of Advanced Structures

Description: This course provides an overview of the history of architecture and the built environment in the context of technical and cultural influences. It seeks to position major periods and technological discoveries in their time and place, and to develop a critical understanding the implications of these on our environments. Following a review of classical, gothic and renaissance periods, the course inspects the technological developments of the industrial revolution, the advent of the modern movement, and subsequent post-modern reactions. The course will introduce the student to the unique structures of large building types such as stadium, airport terminals, museums, performing arts centres, etc. The development and management of these building types will be studied and analyzed.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: Interdisciplinary
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Interdisciplinary Elective Details
Level 5
COOP72010 Co-op Work Term I (APFM)

Description: This course will provide students with college-approved work experience in project and facility management environments. This course will increase the student's understanding of real-life employer expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills required to gain employment and enhance self-marketing skills. In addition to these employability skills, the student will also have an opportunity to apply technical knowledge from the prior semesters of study to real life situations. These essential employability and technical skills 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 or CDEV71050
CoRequisites:

Level 6
ARCH73020 Property Management

Description: This course covers aspects of facilities and property management from planning to tenant relationships for single and multi-tenant buildings. This includes the needs of emergency preparedness, disaster planning and recovery and the issues of environmentally positive operating procedures.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ARCH3110 or ARCH72030
CoRequisites:

ARCH73120 Development Economics

Description: This course primarily is concerned with the real estate development process and capital appraisal of project prior to design, during design processes and whole life cycle. Topics covered are: real estate development processes, project feasibility study, market studies, site analysis and selection, creating project pro forma financial statements, project appraisal, project financing and commitments, project financial analysis, project economics during construction, financial modelling using MS Excel and negotiations. Students are required to use Studio V project to prepare detailed market and financial analysis.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARCH73130 Construction Planning and Scheduling

Description: The course covers in detail all major scheduling subjects. Topics covered include: developing work breakdown structure (WBS); integrating WBS to critical path method (CPM), cost breakdown structure (CBS), and organizational break down structure (OBS); define project activity and determine activity durations; develop schedules using bar-chart, arrow diagram and precedence diagram; time in contract provisions; resource allocation and levelling; resource and time constrained scheduling; cash flow analysis; project monitoring; project control using S-curve; double S-curve and earned value analysis; the impact of scheduling decisions on productivity; CPM in dispute resolution; linear scheduling; scheduling under uncertainty and computer application in project planning and scheduling.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DSGN72020 Building Plumbing, Lighting & Electrical Systems

Description: This course covers HVAC, plumbing and water supply systems. The systems are analyzed in the context of OBC Part 11 (renovations). In addition, fire protection systems, including sprinklers, standpipes, and detection/alarm components are examined to illustrate specific application problems in renovation situations. These are addressed in the context of project-based assignments. Fire Code and other applicable regulatory issues are analyzed to formulate effective solutions. The principles underlying acoustic performance of interior spaces are identified, and used in the design process for both new and OBC Part 11 projects. Selection of basic electrical equipment for OBC Part 3 buildings is undertaken with conformance to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: DSGN71010
CoRequisites:

DSGN73110 Studio V

Description: Through this studio the student will explore the issues related to the retro-fit of an existing building to accommodate a new occupancy and identify the various roles of the professional team in the renovation industry. The student will develop a comprehensive proposal for the reuse of an existing facility of approximately 30,000 ft (3,000 m). Using Part 11 of the Ontario Building Code and within given parameters, the student will develop two-dimensional and three-dimensional presentation documents. Stages of development of the studio projects will include the development of a feasibility study for the proposal. The final oral and visual presentation will be made to a jury. This course serves to have the student integrate knowledge from previous courses with various aspects of the built environment industry to form a complete building design. Lectures and tutorials support the student's design work.
The student will demonstrate awareness of the complex and varied issues associated with the re-habitation and change of use of facilities. The student's work is to reflect an awareness of the long-term use and sustainability of the facility ? from renovation through to move-in and then the day-to-day operations and maintenance for the occupants. Work will include: investigation of current contextual considerations; validation of documents for the site and building; feasibility studies for alternate uses for the building; assessment of existing building systems and options for their continued use or alternatives; creation of safe, healthy, and productive interior environments; compliance with applicable codes; cost estimates and schedule of work for the proposed change of use and long-term operation. All work must meet current building code requirements.
Hours: 120
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites: DSGN2120 or DSGN3120 or DSGN72120
CoRequisites:

RSCH73000 Understanding Research

Description: This course will present an overview of social scientific methods. The course will address the major components of the research process, including development of theoretically informed hypotheses, implementation of theoretical concepts, development of data collection instruments, testing of hypotheses through data analysis, and the presentation of research results. The student will develop the skills necessary to read and critically analyze social science research and discuss the ethics of social research.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 7
COOP73010 Co-op Work Term II (APFM)

Description: This course will provide students with college-approved work experience in project and facility management environments. This course will increase the student's understanding of real-life employer expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills required to gain employment and enhance self-marketing skills. In addition to these employability skills, the student will also have an opportunity to apply technical knowledge from the prior semesters of study to real life situations. These essential employability and technical skills 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. Co-op experiences will apply student's increasing skills and knowledge base in a consecutive and cumulative manner across the sequence of co-op work terms.
Student development will be evaluated during and at the conclusion of the work experience.
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020 or CDEV71050
CoRequisites:

Level 8
ACCT74100 Financial and Managerial Accounting

Description: Today's technology employees need financial management skills to make decisions and manage projects within an organization. This introductory course for non-accounting students covers aspects of both financial accounting and management accounting. Students will be able to apply concepts of financial accounting to both personal and business situations, including the preparation and use of basic financial statements. Management accounting topics will allow the students to understand cost behaviour and its use in decision-making, evaluate capital investments, and prepare operating budgets.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARCH73080 Project Leadership

Description: This course addresses the soft skills of project management such as: human resource management, communication management and team building and leadership skills in project management. Students will learn skills and techniques of strategic planning, company and project organizational planning and administration, staff acquisition, team development, team motivation, conflict resolution, negotiations, and effective communication skills.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARCH74030 Utilities Management

Description: This course covers utility deregulation, rate structures and their effect on building operation strategies, Ontario Building Code requirements, and the management of lighting systems for cost efficiency and code compliance. It will include a study of analytical tools for a utility management system including the software applications. Students are required through a term project, to prepare a proposal including a long term strategic plan for utility usage and costing.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: DSGN2020 or DSGN72020
CoRequisites:

ARCH74100 Value Engineering and Life Cycle Costing

Description: The course focuses on providing techniques, concepts and principles of value engineering during concept and design phases of construction project. Topics covered include: the concept of function, cost, worth and value, characteristics of function analysis and FAST diagram. Life cycle costing methods and simple multi-attribute rating techniques are also covered. The course will be supported with case studies and students will conduct value engineering study in team environment.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DSGN74010 Studio VI

Description: The Studio VI project involves the relocation of an existing corporation to new premises. The project will be multi-faceted including the development of strategies to gain employee acceptance of the move, the ability to make changes to a project under development and construction in order to better suit a tenant's needs, lighting and building system design, workstation design, floor plan layouts, move management, and occupancy management. Students will work in teams and produce detailed proposals suitable for review by senior management as well as drawings, specifications and estimates.
Hours: 120
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites: DSGN3110 or DSGN73110
CoRequisites:

STAT73100 Applied Statistics

Description: This course introduces students to the basic concepts, logic, and issues involved in statistical reasoning. Major topics include descriptive statistics, probability, statistical inference, regression and correlation. The objectives of this course are to give students confidence in manipulating and drawing conclusions from data and provide them with a critical framework for evaluating study designs and results.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: RSCH2000 or RSCH73000
CoRequisites:

Level 9
COOP73020 Co-op Work Term III (Architecture - Project and Facility Management)

Description: This course will provide students with college-approved work experience in project and facility management environments. This course will increase the student's understanding of real-life employer expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills required to gain employment and enhance self-marketing skills. In addition to these employability skills, the student will also have an opportunity to apply technical knowledge from the prior semesters of study to real life situations. These essential employability and technical skills 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. The student's written communication skills are evaluated after the work experience through the submission of an essay.
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020 or CDEV71050
CoRequisites:

Level 10
ARCH74040 Facility Operations and Maintenance

Description: Facility operation and maintenance procedures related to a renovated building will be covered in this course. It will also include critical analysis of available systems, including repair cycles and contingency planning. Furthermore, it includes management and maintenance of building structures and permanent interiors. Human and environmental factors including sound barriers are evaluated for co-occupancy for under construction projects.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARCH74060 Advanced Building Performance and Automation

Description: In this course, the students will learn how computerized control systems are designed to work in buildings. The principal systems covered will be: heating, ventilating and air-conditioning control; lighting systems-switching and dimming; elevators-optimum scheduling; security-access control and monitoring; and fire safety-air flow controls, alarms and sprinklers. Smart building automation topics are included in this course.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARCH74110 Construction Quality Management

Description: The main purpose of the course is to guide students through the project quality management processes. Topics include: quality planning, quality assurance, quality control, continuous quality improvement and integration of quality activities into project life cycle, tools and techniques of data collection, data analysis, statistical concepts and techniques in quality control. The course also covers common quality standards, including ISO 9000 series, Six Sigma and other tools of modern quality management. The course will be supported with case studies and students will implement the techniques learned in a term project in a team environment.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DSGN74020 Studio VII

Description: The main objective of this course is for the student to work independently, with internal and external advisors, on the development of an individual thesis. This course provides an opportunity for the student to focus their education on an aspect of the program that they are most interested in. The thesis will entail a comprehensive study of a major topic in architecture, project management or facility management as it relates to the built environment. The student will prepare a substantive thesis document that includes both written and graphic material to illustrate and explain the work.
Hours: 120
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites: DSGN4010, DSGN74010
CoRequisites:

LAW74900 Law and Ethics

Description: Professionals in Canadian society are expected to perform their duties lawfully and ethically. Students will gain a working knowledge of the principles and practices of the Canadian legal system and professional liability. General principles and concepts of tort and contract law and the law of intellectual property are covered. This course will familiarize students with the bases of ethical theory and assist them in the development of a critical process for making ethical decisions. Provincial Acts providing for self-governance by professions will be examined.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

SOC74020 Urban and Community Planning

Description: This course examines the fundamentals of urban and community planning through an understanding of a wide range of factors that impact how cities and towns develop and evolve. Specifically, students will be introduced to topics related to the discipline of planning including: urban design, land-use planning, environmental planning, social planning, heritage and cultural planning, and economic development and revitalization. Recent trends such as new urbanism, smart growth and sustainable planning and design are also covered. This course will expand student's awareness of the planning field and its responsibility to balance both the public interest and private concerns in development decisions.
The method of leaning in this course is designed to be highly participatory and self-reflective, combining individual and group work with in-class discussion and on-site observation opportunities. Students will apply theories and concepts gained through lectures to practical interpretations of real-world planning conditions and local policies and applications.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 11
ARCH74020 Commercial Real Estate

Description: This course covers aspects of the real property management with a focus on commercial real estate. Facility effectiveness and service delivery is explored utilizing post occupancy evaluation. Topics explored consider innovation, use of workplace strategies, change, future trends, and service management in corporate facilities management.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ARCH73020
CoRequisites:

ARCH74090 Contract Administration

Description: The course introduces students with procurement processes and mainly focuses on construction contract administration. Students are required to synthesize and select appropriate contracts and administer them in simulated business settings through case studies integrated with the term project. This course also includes studies of subcontractor contracts, construction, builders' and mechanics' liens, inspection of construction contracts, arbitration and mediation, and labor law and union contracts.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ARCH74120 Construction Risk Management

Description: This course encompasses the process and fundamentals of risk management and their application to the construction industry. It covers the core principles of risk planning, analysis, response and control. Students will learn to apply the basic techniques and tools of risk management to construction projects. Students will be required to complete a number of assignments to demonstrate a solid understanding of risk management philosophy and its application.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CULT74000 Heritage Conservation

Description: This course investigates the fundamentals of heritage conservation. Heritage conservation includes a broad range of cultural heritage components including, individual and group heritage, buildings, landscapes and archeological sites. Heritage conservation is recognized as providing economic, social and environmental benefits to communities and society. This course is to develop awareness in heritage conservation and its role in modern society.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DSGN74030 Studio VIII

Description: This capstone studio is intended to encapsulate and demonstrate the abilities of students in their fourth and final year of this Bachelor Degree in Applied Technology. It will entail the development of a major project, following the premise of one of the previous studios in the APFM curriculum. This project will be developed through all the phases of a typical project from pre-design to occupancy. The project type will engage all the lessons learned in the course of study, including co-op, in the APFM program. Students will perform in a team environment of 4 -5 students. Students individually and collectively will provide complete integration and synthesis of their actions and present them in a professional jury setting to external and internal examiners.
Hours: 120
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites: DSGN4020 or DSGN74020
CoRequisites:

Electives: Interdisciplinary
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Interdisciplinary Elective Details

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MSDNAA Program-Paid Software For Students/Faculty

Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance ( MSDNAA ) software is available as an included Program resource (i.e. no cost to you) if you are registered in this Program or are registered in at least one course that is part of this Program's curriculum.

You will access the downloads of this software through ELMS E-Academy License Management System (ELMS). For more information about MSDNAA please visit MSDNAA Overview. To access the software you need to pay attention to the following information:

For Students:
  • You must be an active student in this Program (be currently registered in this Program or registered in at least one course in this Program's curriculum with fees paid).
  • Adhere to the license terms of the MSDNAA Student Use Agreement.
  • Go to the MSDNAA Software Center (link provided at the last item) to download your software. Please read MSDNAA software download instructions if you need some help. Be sure to record the software SERIAL NUMBER (if available, some free software doesn't have serial number).
  • After installing you need to register (Activate) your software by using your software serial number. Click window list menu button at the left bottom corner, click all programs, select the program you installed, navigate to the help menu, enter your serial number. You can refer to the MSDNAA How-To Videos for help.
  • When you are ready, go to the MSDNAA Software Center to get your MSDNAA software.

    For Faculty:
  • You must be an active faculty in this Program (currently teaching course(s) in a Program in this School).
  • Adhere to the license terms and program usage guidelines
  • Go to the MSDNAA Software Center (link provided at the last item) to download your software. Please read MSDNAA software download instructions if you need some help. Be sure to record the software SERIAL NUMBER (if available, some free software doesn't have serial number).
  • After installing you need to register (Activate) your software by using your software serial number. Click window list menu button at the left bottom corner, click all programs, select the program you installed, navigate to the help menu, enter your serial number. You can refer to the MSDNAA How-To Videos for help.
  • When you are ready, go to the MSDNAA Software Center to get your MSDNAA software.

    If you have any questions or suggestions please contact Conestoga MSDNAA support.

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