Applied Manufacturing Management - Mechatronics

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About the Program

This full-time, two-year, Ontario College Graduate Certificate program will be of interest to graduates of engineering and engineering technology programs wanting to expand their theoretical knowledge by providing opportunities for complementary practical training and experience in a manufacturing shop learning environment. Through practical courses, the student will be exposed to situations that arise in the workplace. Domestic and foreign trained individuals will benefit from this program's solid modeling, machining, and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programming courses (machining option) or blue print reading and welding symbols courses (welding option). In addition, applied learning opportunities include manufacturing shop projects and a capstone project which consolidates the theoretical and practical content. Upon completion, students will be prepared to make an effective start in supervisory or managerial roles in a manufacturing environment. The program helps to develop leadership skills and the ability to manage complex manufacturing processes and teams effectively to meet business goals. It includes quality assurance, process, and project management with a focus on meeting challenges in a production environment from operational and strategic perspectives. Graduates will have an understanding of advancements in manufacturing processes, communications, human resources and safety practices to be able to effectively contribute in today's manufacturing sector.

Program Information

Length: Two-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program
Location: Guelph
Start: January, May and September
First-Year Capacity: 96

Admission Requirements

An Ontario College Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university, in one of the following areas:

Note re: Admission Requirements

Graduate Certificate (Excluding TESL) and Exception Diploma Programs Standard Language Requirements:

Admission Procedures

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2020-2021 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2020 / 2021) for Applied Manufacturing Management - Mechatronics - Program # 13992

Guelph - Winter 2021 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2021-01-18)
Description Winter 2021 Spring 2021
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $20.95 $28.45
Administration Fee $18.40 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Association Fee $84.50 $110.00
Certificate Program Tuition Fee $6500.00 $6500.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $197.65 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
eText Fee $463.00 $437.00
CSI Legal Protection (optional) $20.10 $0.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $15.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $3.50 $4.00
Locker Fee $0.00 $0.00
Alumni Services $0.00 $0.00
Student Spaces $0.00 $0.00
Graduation fee $0.00 $0.00
Academic Support Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $0.00 $0.00
Health and Wellness Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $0.00 $0.00
Career Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Career Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Student Services $50.65 $50.65
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $0.00 $65.00
Session Total $7534.25 $7411.50
Year Total   $14945.75
Guelph - Spring 2021 Level 1 (Program Start: 2021-05-17)
Description Spring 2021
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75
CSI Association Fee $110.00
Certificate Program Tuition Fee $6500.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $97.35
ONE Card Fee $12.75
eText Fee $463.00
CSI Legal Protection (optional) $20.10
CSI Advocacy Fee $0.00
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00
Locker Fee $0.00
Alumni Services $0.00
Student Spaces $0.00
Graduation fee $0.00
Academic Support Fee $0.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $0.00
Health and Wellness Fee $0.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $0.00
Career Services Fee $0.00
CSI Career Services Fee $0.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00
Student Services $50.65
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $65.00
Session Total $7554.95
Year Total $7554.95

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2020 / 2021) for
Applied Manufacturing Management - Mechatronics - Program # 13992


Guelph - Winter 2021 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2021-01-18)
Description Winter 2021 Spring 2021
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $20.95 $28.45
Administration Fee $18.40 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Association Fee $84.50 $110.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $197.65 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
eText Fee $463.00 $437.00
CSI Legal Protection (optional) $20.10 $0.00
CSI International Health Fee $335.00 $0.00
Grad. Cert. Program Tuition $6500.00 $6500.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $15.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $3.50 $4.00
Locker Fee $0.00 $0.00
Alumni Services $0.00 $0.00
Student Spaces $0.00 $0.00
Graduation fee $0.00 $0.00
Academic Support Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $0.00 $0.00
Health and Wellness Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $0.00 $0.00
Career Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Career Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Student Services $50.65 $50.65
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $0.00 $65.00
Session Total $8244.25 $7786.50
Year Total   $16030.75

Guelph - Spring 2021 Level 1 (Program Start: 2021-05-17)
Description Spring 2021
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $97.35
ISR $375.00
International Health Fee $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75
eText Fee $463.00
CSI Legal Protection (optional) $20.10
CSI International Health Fee $165.00
Grad. Cert. Program Tuition $6500.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $0.00
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00
Locker Fee $0.00
Alumni Services $0.00
Student Spaces $0.00
Graduation fee $0.00
Academic Support Fee $0.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $0.00
Health and Wellness Fee $0.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $0.00
Career Services Fee $0.00
CSI Career Services Fee $0.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00
Student Services $50.65
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $65.00
Session Total $8094.95
Year Total $8094.95

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is not available for this program.

Graduate Opportunities

The options for careers in the field are varied across both the private and public sector depending on a graduate's background and may include:
  • Mechatronics Technologist, Consultant, or Manager
  • Process Engineering Specialist
  • Junior or Senior Control Specialist
  • Mechatronics Designer
  • Junior Mechanical Designer
  • Technical Production Engineering Specialist


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

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.

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. 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. 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 (13992)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
COMM8380 Communications for Effective Management in Industry

Description: This course emphasizes professionalism as a key foundation for communicating as a supervisor in an industrial environment. Emphasis will be placed on effective oral and written communications with all related stakeholders to include all levels of employees and management. A strong focus will be placed on the use of technology to deliver professional presentations, create effective business reports and professional correspondence.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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CON0101 Conestoga 101

Description: This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.
Hours: 1
Credits:
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DRWG8015 Mechanical Drawing

Description: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to interpret and create engineering drawings. This course will begin with basic engineering drafting skills of mechanical parts and progress to more complex parts. The student will gain knowledge of the creation of templates, borders and title blocks that are used in the current version of AutoCAD. The main areas of study are basic system customization, drawing and editing tools, dimensioning techniques, multiple view drawings, attribute definitions, blocks, and external references.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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DRWG8040 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Description: Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is a system for defining and communicating engineering tolerances. Students will extend basic drafting skills knowledge to the applied principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. An emphasis will be placed on the interpretation and application of symbols to drawings, measurements, and quality control.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
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MACH8000 Principles of Metrology for Quality Management

Description: In this course the student will investigate dimensional metrology and the use of measuring equipment to ensure quality requirements compliance in a manufacturing shop. The student will use a variety of precision measuring instruments to check machined features of pieces for size and geometric conformity. Legislative health and safety requirements are an important component of this course. Students will discuss the impact of quality related decisions on operating principles, techniques, inspection and checking procedures.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
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MACH8040 Fundamentals of Mechatronics

Description: This course using simulation software covers topics found within the interdisciplinary engineering field of Mechatronics through the examination of both analog/digital process controllers and programmable controllers (PLCs). Students will be exposed to the design and testing of simple control systems in an embedded environment. Given a broad outline of system requirements, students will be required to complete the design, construction and documentation of a control system. The PLC portion of the course will cover the essentials of PLCs, emphasizing the programming of a specific industrial controller and will conclude with several practical programming exercises.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
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CoRequisites:

MACH8060 Current Trends in Mechatronics

Description: In this course students will use simulation software and will be introduced to the current trends in the mechatronics industry. These topics will include machine learning, Artificial Intelligence and Internet-of-Things. Students will practice the skills required to maintain their currency in this fast changing and dynamic field including researching technology and interpreting industry priorities.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
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QUAL8320 Quality, Strategy and Value Creation for Industry

Description: This course introduces the philosophy and guiding principles that represent the foundation of continuously improving an industrial organization. Students learn the roles of leadership, strategic planning and deployment to exceed customer expectations. Additional topics include the role of teams and associated processes to maximize profitability.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
DRWG8030 Solid Modelling for Manufacturing

Description: This course demonstrates the uses of SolidWorks for manufacturing & mechanical design. Topics include user interface, file structure, 3D sketches, plane creation, advanced sweeps, lofts and surfaces, top-down assembly and introduction to motion and simulation analysis.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
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ECON8001 Engineering Economics

Description: This course covers the basics of project investment and appraisal and selection. Topics include: time value of money; cash flow analysis; cost of capital; elements of cost and cost estimation; decision making among alternatives; break even analysis; effect of depreciation, taxes, replacement analysis, inflation and uncertainties and risk.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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MACH8050 Mechatronics Engineering Measurements

Description: This course using simulation software builds on Fundamentals of Mechatronics to explore the sensors, actuators, signaling and filtering used in mechatronic systems. Students will learn about the digital signaling and signal conditioning processes through simulation software. They will also explore active and digital filters and their characteristics. Students will learn to connect mechatronics concepts through the entire control flow from sensors to output and to tune filters.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
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MECH8030 Designing Jigs and Fixtures

Description: When this course is successfully completed, the student will be able to identify the concepts and operating principles of Jigs and Fixtures. The student will evaluate the efficient method of machining a work piece in correct sequence to obtain proper surface and geometric relationships. The student will be able to choose various locational, clamping, indexing and tool guiding devices as used on Jigs and Fixtures, for the successful design of metal machining, fabricating and component inspection operations. Students will be asked to design a simple fixture and evaluate the process from a managerial view point.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: DRWG8040
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PROG8390 Fundamentals of Programming

Description: Basic programming language knowledge is required when working to predict, manipulate, clean, and analyze business data. Using simulation software, you will learn the concepts used in programming that will lay the conceptual groundwork to help you guide business decisions. You will practice using many concepts including: functions, looping, strings, and arrays that can be used for analysis.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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QUAL8330 Customer/Supplier Relationship in Industry

Description: This course explores the applications of customer relation practices in an industrial environment and analyzes the results of customer relation measures such as quality function deployment, and customer satisfaction surveys. Supplier relations will be discussed and students will learn how to define, select and apply various techniques including supplier qualification, certification, evaluation, ratings, and performance improvement.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
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ROBO8040 Introduction to Robotics

Description: This course using simulation software 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 work cell elements. Students program various types of robot controllers ranging from stop-to-stop sequencers to point-to-point servo-controllers that use high-level control languages.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
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Level 3
HRM8400 Human Resources for Manufacturing Management

Description: The primary focus in this introductory course is to offer the student an in depth view into Canadian human resource (HR) management functions as it relates to the manufacturing industry. The course emphasis is on the skills and techniques utilized by HR professionals and manufacturing managers in each of their specialty areas, and how they are related to the organization's overall strategy and objectives in Canada.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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INFO8165 Networking Planning and Implementation

Description: This course using simulation software is solid set of skills and knowledge to design, implement and troubleshoot basic networks is essential to anyone working in IT. Students will learn to plan and implement Ethernet LANs and switches, IPv4 addressing and subnetting. Through simulation software, students will experience configuring and troubleshooting Cisco switches and routers, static and dynamic routing, ACLs, NAT, STP, basic VoIP, basic WLAN and IPv6 will be gained. In addition, various WAN technologies will be identified and configured.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
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MACH8070 Advanced Mechatronics Engineering

Description: This course using simulation software builds on Fundamentals of Mechatronics and Mechatronics Engineering Measurements to explore real-time control and microprocessor-based systems. Students will learn the architecture and programming of microprocessor-based systems. Input/output operations, handshaking, protocols, timer systems, interrupt handling, address decoding and interfacing techniques will be covered. Students will learn fault analysis through troubleshooting techniques.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
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MGMT8630 Introduction to Project Management For Industry

Description: This course covers the necessary tools and processes to manage the life cycle of a project in an industrial environment. Students will utilize the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), applying standard terminology and methods in a number of small sample projects including creation of project charter, risk management, procurement, and project scheduling using MS Project and project reporting.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OHS8011 Occupational Health And Safety

Description: The primary objective of this course is to allow students to demonstrate awareness of an organization's moral, legal and ethical responsibilities in the area of health and safety. Canadian health and safety legislation, including WHMIS/GHS, Joint Health and Safety Committees and SDS sheets, industrial regulations and designated substance regulations in the workplace will be reviewed in detail. Students will also be exposed to ISO 14000 and its impacts on an organization. Students will explore issues from an occupational hygiene perspective and will develop skills in managing health complaints, conducting meetings and assessing likely impact of common issues including biological hazards and, allegations of "unsafe work". A portion of this course will also be devoted to developing an understanding of the role and administrative requirements associated with employee assistance programs and understanding the trends associated with violence in the workplace. The role of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board will be discussed including how to read and monitor New Experimental Experience Rating (NEER) statements and handle claims.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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QUAL8200 Principles of Lean Six Sigma

Description: This course will enable students to analyze and solve quality problems as part of a team using the complementary methodologies of Lean and Six Sigma. Through the application of a structured approach students will learn how to apply the principles of waste reduction and minimizing of defects in manufacturing and transactional processes
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
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Level 4
MACH8080 Capstone (AMM Mechatronics)

Description: This capstone project course using simulation software, a culmination of the program, will combine practical and theoretical knowledge gained within this program for the purpose of challenging the student to successfully plan mass production of a simulated customer's product. Successful completion of this course will require the application of skills learned throughout the program. Small groups of students, working in teams will design, document and manufacture the customer's product. This semester-long project will demonstrate the students' understanding of plant operations, supply chain, human resources, project management, and communication skills in an advanced manufacturing environment. Through meetings with student groups, faculty will support the development of the project plan, implementation and metrics.
Hours: 168
Credits: 8
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MECH8040 Prototyping and 3D Printing

Description: Rapid prototyping puts digital designs into the real world. This course will examine the various options available including machining and 3D printing as the Prototyping Process Model is studied. Students will work in groups to design, and 3D print components.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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MGMT8640 Team Dynamics and Employee Engagement in Industry

Description: Success in any professional environment requires employees to operate effectively as a team member, acknowledging and functioning as part of a group. This course will define, within an industry context, the nature and dynamics of a team. Students will learn to assess a team to determine its efficiency and function, identify opportunities for improvement, and establish conflict-prevention measures. Students will practice using the learnings through projects and in-class practical applications.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OHS8230 Industrial Health and Safety

Description: This course is designed to give students knowledge in various safety-related topics pertinent to an industrial environment. This course will provide students with the basic knowledge required to work safely in areas exposed to working at heights, lift truck operations and lock out and tag out operations. Legislative requirements, due diligence considerations, and managing health and safety topics will be discussed from the view point of the employee and the supervisor/manager.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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Program Outcomes

How to Apply to the Program

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