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Manufacturing Engineering Technology - Welding and Robotics

Credential:
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
College Code:
CONS
School:
Engineering & Information Technology
Program Code:
1079
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
CA
Academic Year:
2016 / 2017

About the Program

This unique program provides extensive hands-on work with welding automation and robotics systems including: GMAW (MIG) and spot-welding applications, CAD/CAM applications with CNC thermal cutting, and off-line robotic simulation programming applications. The curriculum builds on welding technology background with broader knowledge in manufacturing methods and industrial automation. This program has a common first two years with the Welding Engineering Technology - Inspection program. 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 welding@conestogac.on.ca.

Program Information

Length: Three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program
Delivery Sequence: Cambridge - September/2016 (Waitlist) - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
Location: Cambridge (Fountain Street)
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 20

Note:

Learn about the pathways available between Conestoga welding programs by reading the Canadian Welding Association Journal article entitled ‘Building Pathways in Welding Technology Education'.

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 Manufacturing Engineering Technology - Welding and Robotics - Program # 1079

Cambridge - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2206.25 $1920.25
Year Total   $4126.50
Cambridge - Fall 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2206.25 $1920.25
Year Total   $4126.50
Cambridge - Fall 2016 Level 5 & 6 (Program Start: 2014-09-02)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2206.25 $1920.25
Year Total   $4126.50

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for
Manufacturing Engineering Technology - Welding and Robotics - Program # 1079


Cambridge - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7275.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14000.50

Cambridge - Fall 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7275.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14000.50

Cambridge - Fall 2016 Level 5 & 6 (Program Start: 2014-09-02)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7275.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14000.50

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.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for employment in custom, batch and high-volume manufacturing in the metal fabrication and welding industrial sector in capacities of quality assurance, production planning, robotic programming, automation systems integration, technical sales, manufacturing management and industrial engineering.

100% of 2013-2014 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation. Their average starting salary was $49,706.

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
COMP1220 Computer Applications

Description: This introductory course will enable the learner to effectively use PC-based software. The learner will use Windows commands to manipulate files. The learner will communicate using word processing, spreadsheet, CAD and presentation software, and combinations of the three to prepare effective documentation.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG1497 Engineering Drawing Interpretation

Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic principles and concepts of technical drawings. Emphasis will be placed on basic drafting in orthographic projections, sections, dimensioning and tolerancing, notes, specifications, and welding symbols to prepare the student for the interpretation of welded fabrication engineering drawings.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LIBS1540 Student Success for Higher Learning

Description: This course enables students to develop skills that will enhance their success in college. Students will identify their unique learning styles and develop strategies for success in their academic and personal lives.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1445 Technical Mathematics I

Description: This course is an applications oriented mathematics course in which the student utilizes basic mathematical operations including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, decimals and fractions. In addition, students will use both the imperial and System International when solving problems in linear measurement, area, volume and mass. This course is designed to develop a proficiency in mathematics necessary for subsequent courses in Metal Fabrication and Welding Technology.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1360 Welding Process Theory I

Description: This theoretical course will begin with an introduction to welding, health and safety issues, welding history and applications. The next topics will introduce the principles and applications of the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process and gas metal arc welding (GMAW) process fundamentals.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1645 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

Description: This course will develop basic welding skills with the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process, commonly referred to as "stick" welding. Techniques will be developed for producing fillet welds in all welding positions while groove welds will be produced in the flat, horizontal and vertical positions with a variety of electrode types.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1655 Semi-Automatic Welding I

Description: This course will develop basic welding skills with the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) process (commonly referred to as "MIG" welding). Techniques will be developed for producing fillet welds in all welding positions while groove welds will be produced in the flat, horizontal and vertical positions.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1660 Thermal Cutting and Brazing

Description: In this course, the student will be introduced to the safe set-up and use of thermal cutting processes for the cutting, piercing, beveling and gouging of various metals. Theoretical study and hands-on practice will stress safety and quality using oxy-fuel cutting, welding and brazing, plasma arc cutting, and air-carbon arc cutting and gouging processes.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
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:

DRWG1855 CAD for Fabrication Technology

Description: In this course the student will be introduced to computer-aided drafting (CAD) and create piece part and assembly drawings of welded fabrications. The application of welding symbols and the writing of Bills of Materials will also be included in the course.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: DRWG1497
CoRequisites:

MATH1635 Technical Mathematics II

Description: This course is a follow-up to Technical Mathematics I, furthering the student's mathematical skills utilizing algebra, functional notation, graphical representation, and trigonometric functions. The course is designed to enhance problem-solving skills.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: MATH1445
CoRequisites:

WELD1670 Welding Processes Theory II

Description: This theoretical course will introduce the principles and applications of the major welding processes, including gas metal arc welding (GMAW), metal cored arc welding (MCAW), flux cored arc welding (FCAW) as well as the gas tungsten arc welding process (GTAW). In addition, the student will be introduced to the basic filler metals and shielding gases used with these major welding processes.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: WELD1360
CoRequisites:

WELD1680 Shielded Metal Arc Welding II

Description: This course will further develop Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) skills with additional practice making fillet and groove welds in all positions. Welding qualification tests will be practiced on groove weld assemblies with backing bars, followed by bend testing to assess quality.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: WELD1645
CoRequisites:

WELD1695 Semi-Automatic Welding II

Description: This course will further develop Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) skills and introduce the Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) and Metal Cored Arc Welding (MCAW) processes. Students will have additional practice making fillet and groove welds in the flat, horizontal and vertical positions. Welding qualification tests will be practiced on groove weld assemblies with backing bars, followed by bend testing to assess quality.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: WELD1655
CoRequisites:

WELD1700 Welding Quality and Inspection

Description: Welding quality will be studied from a perspective of defect identification and reviewing cause, effect and corrective actions for various defects. In addition, causes and control methods for warpage and distortion in welded fabrication will also be reviewed.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1715 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Description: This course will develop basic welding skills with the GTAW process, commonly referred to as "TIG" welding. Techniques will be developed for producing fillet and groove welds in the flat, horizontal and vertical positions on both mild steel and aluminum materials.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD1950 Introduction to Metal Fabrication

Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to the concepts of basic metal fabrication methods and principles. Emphasis will be placed on safety and on the proper selection, use and care of hand measuring and power tools. In addition, the student will be operating metal fabrication machines including plate shears, press brake and plate rolls.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: WELD1660
CoRequisites:

Level 3
MATH2285 Technical Math III

Description: This course builds on knowledge and skills acquired in Technical Mathematics I and II. The topics covered in this course include the application of algebraic and trigonometric functions, exponents and radicals, analytic geometry, statistics, and data analysis. The course introduces numerous technical applications pertaining to welding engineering technology and is designed to improve the students' analytical and problem solving skills.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATH1635
CoRequisites:

ROBO2060 Robotic Fundamentals

Description: This course will introduce industrial robots, how they work and their applications. Robot operation and communication with peripheral equipment will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on effective operation of teach pendants to safely test-run existing programs and to efficiently jog the robot to desired positions to correct existing robot paths.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD2155 Welding Codes And Quality Control

Description: This course will introduce the quality control concepts as they apply to a welding and fabrication environment. Welding defects will be studied from the point of view of their cause, detection, consequence, and correction. Inspection and testing methods to determine weld dimensional accuracy, structural soundness and mechanical properties are reviewed. In addition, welding codes and standards are examined with emphasis on ASME Section IX and CSA W47.1 and W59. Welding procedure development and documentation, welder testing, and certification to meet code requirements will be studied in depth.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: WELD1700
CoRequisites:

WELD2235 Welding Process Applications I

Description: This laboratory based course develops proficiency in industrial welding and joining processes. Simulated industrial situations provide the student with welding procedure development experience and a thorough understanding of the operating variables of welding processes including GTAW, GMAW, FCAW, MCAW, SAW and RSW. The importance of procedural documentation is stressed by requiring written procedures and laboratory reports documenting the process applications.
Hours: 90
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites: WELD1670
CoRequisites:

WELD2250 Welding Process Technology I

Description: This course is designed to further enhance the students' knowledge of welding processes as taught in Welding Processes Technology I and II. The major areas of study will include: Arc Welding Power Sources, Gas Metal Arc Welding and Flux Cored Arc Welding.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: WELD1670
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 4
ROBO2040 Robotic Programming

Description: This course will develop basic robotic programming skills with a variety of robotic systems. Selection of jog system, positional teaching, specifying appropriate motion type and velocity, input/output commands, jumps, labels and counters will be studied for effective robot programming strategies. Safe operation and test running of programs will be emphasized.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ROBO2060
CoRequisites:

WELD2020 Visual Weld Inspection Applications

Description: This course continues to develop applications in welding and weldment Visual Inspection (VT). The functions of the visual inspector prior to, during, and after the welding process will be explored. The student will practice interpreting mechanical, structural, pressure vessel and piping drawings as it relates to the quality planning and inspection processes. The student will create and utilize various inspection documents for monitoring and controlling the fabrication process. The student will create weldments and provide detailed visual inspection reports by evaluating the end product against the acceptance criteria.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD2115 Welding Mechanics

Description: This course introduces the study of statics, the mechanics of solids, and the properties of sections. Topics such as forces, vectors and resultants, moments of forces and couples, equations of equilibrium, free-body diagrams, two-force members, coplanar concurrent, parallel and non-concurrent force systems, structures and members. Elementary mechanics of materials topics such as stress, strain, Hooke's Law, Young's Modulus of Elasticity, Centroids, Moment of Inertia, beam bending and stress will be covered. Fundamental concepts in the allowable strength of welded connections will also be introduced.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATH2285
CoRequisites:

WELD2175 Welding Metallurgy I

Description: This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to basic metallurgical concepts through the study of welding related metallurgical considerations. The areas of study will include steel making, the structure and properties of plain carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum as well as the classifications of steels. The student will be taught basic metallography which includes specimen preparation and etching. In addition, the student will study phase diagrams, the iron-carbon diagram and the effect of heat input upon a weldment.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD2185 NDE Fundamentals

Description: This introductory course will enable the student to use non-destructive inspection methods to assess the structural integrity of weldments and metals. Lab demonstrations and extensive practice will enable the student to inspect weldments and interpret test results using the Liquid Penetrant (PT) and Magnetic Particle (MT) methods.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD2225 Welding Circuits and Controls

Description: This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge of the basic principles and laws of electricity and the measurement of electrical quantities as required safely working with and understanding the operation of welding equipment and processes. The student will become familiar with industrial electrical power systems, the conversion of electrical power for welding, the measurement of electrical quantities, control interfacing between power sources, wire-feeders, and ancillary equipment, and the troubleshooting of welding circuits. A primary focus of this course will be the development of safe work practices in the welding lab for the purpose of process measurement and troubleshooting, not welding machine repair or installation wiring.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD2245 Welding Process Applications II

Description: This laboratory based course further develops proficiency in industrial welding and joining processes. Simulated industrial situations provide the student with welding procedure development experience and a thorough understanding of the operating variables of welding processes including GTAW, GMAW, FCAW, MCAW, SAW and RSW. The importance of procedural documentation is stressed by requiring written procedures and laboratory reports documenting the process applications.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: WELD2235
CoRequisites:

WELD2260 Welding Processes Technology II

Description: This course is designed to further enhance the students' knowledge of welding processes as taught in Welding Processes Technology I, II and III. The major areas of study will include: Submerged Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Plasma Arc Welding, Plasma Cutting, Plasma Gouging and Resistance Welding. Other related welding processes such as Stud Welding and Laser Beam Welding will also be studied.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: WELD2250
CoRequisites:

Level 5
CNTR3075 Programmable Logic Controllers

Description: This course introduces the student to the use of modern manufacturing techniques that programmable controllers allow. In an industrial environment where automation is being applied, students will learn that programmable logic controllers can make work easier and safer while maintaining quality, efficiency and productivity.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MANU3050 Manufacturing Processes

Description: This course will examine all production processes to effectively plan product manufacturing. Process planning and costing for manufacturing methods including cutting, stamping, machining, casting, assembly and coating will be studied. Knowledge of these processes will be used to effectively plan for manufacturing including sequence, resources, equipment and facilities required.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ROBO3040 Robotic Welding Programming

Description: This course will continue to develop robotic programming skills with emphasis on MIG and spot welding applications. Lab practice will optimize weld quality and cycle time for a variety of thin and thick-gauge applications. Advanced features and functions including tool centre point calibration, seam find and tracking, and multi-pass applications will be studied.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ROBO2040
CoRequisites:

WELD3070 Welding Design I

Description: The basics of welded structural design including allowable stress, limit state, and plastic design will be introduced. The student will learn to calculate the required size of welds using the allowable stress method and the selection of filler metals of various strength levels to match the requirements of weld design codes such as CSA W59. Special emphasis will be placed upon identifying issues with designs or welding discontinuities that can affect the integrity of welded structures with an introduction fracture mechanics. The issues around the ductile to brittle fracture transition of structural steels, brittle fracture, and the special requirements of fatigue-loaded structures will be discussed.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: WELD2115
CoRequisites:

WELD3085 Welding Metallurgy II

Description: The goal of this course is to build upon the basic metallurgical concepts with a thorough study of the metallurgical considerations for welding a variety of metals and the performance of welds in service. Specifically, the welding metallurgy of the following metals will be covered: carbon and low-alloy steels, modern HSLA steels, the stainless steel alloy family, cast irons, nickel, copper, aluminium and titanium based alloys. The effect of the welding process, heat input, and consumable selection will be investigated through lab experiments on sample welds.
Hours: 75
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: WELD2175
CoRequisites:

WELD3170 Technical Project I - A

Description: Students must undertake a self directed technical project in their 3rd year of study. The purpose of this project is to expose the student to a typical project that would be undertaken by a Technologist in industry. Topics could include solving a manufacturing problem, developing a new welding procedure or evaluating the weldability of a unique material (or any other topic as mutually agreed to by the student and the faculty advisor). The purpose of this course is to research possible topics and to develop a comprehensive plan for implementation in Technical Project II. The student will develop experience in the processes of Project Management (planning phase) and additional skills in technical research.
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD3180 Welding Process Technology III

Description: This course will include a review of advances in conventional welding processes including arc and resistance welding methods. Application of new consumables, power sources and equipment will be studied. Another component in this course will include a presentation project for a non-conventional welding process such as laser, ultrasonic or explosion welding for joining and non-joining applications.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: WELD2260
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 6
DRWG3100 CAD/CAM Applications

Description: This course will continue to develop CAD skills and use thermal cutting software to import and modify shape part drawing files then generating the plate nesting and cut code for downloading to the CNC thermal cutting table. Another CAD/CAM application to be reviewed will be transition joint and 3D software for generating templates or flat pattern developments automatically.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

IENG3040 Operations Management

Description: This course will introduce the student to the process of manufacturing and how manufacturing operations are planned and managed. Special emphasis will be placed upon the process of bringing new products to market and relating the involvement of welding technology to this task. Topics will include: the concept of “Value-Adding”, production strategies and processes, concurrent engineering, design for manufacturability, “lean manufacturing”, plant and work-cell layout, process flowcharting and operation analysis, labour force planning, total productive maintenance, and health and safety management. A major student project will be included that will develop skills in the process of technical project management through the use of a welding manufacturing case study.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

IFME3045 Hydraulics And Pneumatics

Description: In this course, students will gain familiarity with hydraulic components operation and applications, design of hydraulic circuits, pressure relief valves, single/double acting cylinder, restrictions, flow metering, pressure compensated flow control valves, hydraulic fluids, hydraulic fluids, hydraulic symbology, hydraulic power unit, directional control valves, and check valves. Also included are compressed air production and preparation, operation and application of pneumatic components, standard pneumatic symbology, pneumatic working elements, directional control valves, pressure and flow control valves, basic logic circuits, pneumatic timer and pressure sequence valve.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

QUAL3025 Quality Assurance Systems

Description: This course introduces the concept of Total Quality Management as it relates manufacturing processes in general, and specifically to the welding process. Topics of discussion include: the history of the modem quality philosophies (Demming/Juran), the true cost of quality, root cause analysis and quality assurance systems (ISO9000, QS9000, CSA Z299, and ASME). Special emphasis will be placed upon learning applications Ishikawa's seven tools of quality. (e.g. Pareto Charts, Control Charts and Cause and Effect Diagrams). Equipment calibration (including welding machines, tools, gauges, etc.) will also be discussed.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD2010 Welding Cost Effectiveness

Description: This course develops the student's ability to recognize all factors that contribute to an overall welding cost, and to take an analytical approach to cost reduction. Welding cost estimating methods will be studied, (using spreadsheet software) as a tool in making accurate comparisons using the major production welding processes. After a review of the contributing factors to an overall welding cost the student will examine industrial examples in case study format, and take appropriate steps to reduce welding costs.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD3090 Welding Automation And Tooling

Description: The course will develop knowledge in a wide range of technologies applicable to welding automation. Sensors such as limit switches and proximity switches will be studied as will their integration with a weldment fixturing, clamping and transfer tooling. Students will learn to apply automation including torch manipulators and carriages, weldment positioners, dedicated and flexible automation with both robotic and non-robotic technologies. The student will be able to utilize various locating, clamping, indexing and tool guiding devices as used in jigs and fixtures for the successful design of fabrication, welding and inspection operations.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD3165 Technical Project II - B

Description: In their 3rd year of study, students will be exposed to a typical project undertaking by Technologist in industry. This self-directed technical project could be solving a manufacturing problem, developing new welding procedures, designing new product or equipment, evaluating the weldability of a unique material or other special topics as mutually agreed to by the student and the faculty advisor. In this course, students will implement and complete the project proposed in Technical Project I. In addition, there is a strong emphasis on the student's written and oral communication skills via a comprehensive final report and project presentation.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: WELD3170
CoRequisites:

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International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.
For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

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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 Wait List
** Status applicable to domestic students

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