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Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automated Manufacturing

Credential:
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
College Code:
CONS
School:
Engineering & Information Technology
Program Code:
0074
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
CA
Academic Year:
2017 / 2018

About the Program

This diploma program provides students with a broad exposure to the mechanical engineering technology field. Emphasis is on the modern industrial production environment, which calls for knowledge of standard manufacturing procedures, computer-aided manufacturing and industrial robotics.

Students learn the role of computer integration in linking the manufacturing and design functions. The emphasis throughout is on effective problem-solving and students have the opportunity to apply skills in both individual and team projects. Effective communication, a must in modern industry, is also stressed.

There is also an emphasis on combining standard manufacturing processes with computer-aided manufacturing and utilization of industrial automation equipment in production environment.

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

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

Program Information

Length: Three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program
Location: Cambridge (Fountain Street)
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 30

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

An academic strength is calculated by averaging the submitted marks of required subjects. If more than one mark is received for a required subject, the highest mark will be used in the calculation.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 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 (2016 / 2017) for Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automated Manufacturing - Program # 0074

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 Spring 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 - Winter 2017 Level 5 & 6 (Program Start: 2014-09-02)
Description Winter 2017 Spring 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 $191.62 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2111.87 $1920.25
Year Total   $4032.12

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for
Mechanical Engineering Technology - Automated Manufacturing - Program # 0074


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 Spring 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 - Winter 2017 Level 5 & 6 (Program Start: 2014-09-02)
Description Winter 2017 Spring 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 $401.50 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7126.75 $6725.25
Year Total   $13852.00

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 production and manufacturing, NC manufacturing systems, quality control, production planning and control, tool design, plant layout, materials handling, industrial engineering, and manufacturing integration.

100% of 2014-2015 graduates of the co-op program found employment within 6 months of graduation.

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 for 2017 / 2018
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description:
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMP1347 Excel for Engineering Technology

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

MATH1085 Mathematics I

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

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

MECH1050 Engineering Drawing I

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

MECH1130 Engineering Materials

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

Level 2
DRWG1405 Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Description: This course extends basic engineering drafting skills to the applied principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Emphasis is placed on interpretation and application symbols to drawings, measurements and quality control.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: MECH1050
CoRequisites:

MACH1010 Conventional Machining Processes

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

MANU1060 Manufacturing Processes

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

MATH1190 Mathematics II

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

MECH1065 Engineering Drawing II

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

MECH1220 Applied Mechanics

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

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 3
DRWG2220 Advanced Solid Modeling

Description: This is an advanced course that expands on the use of SolidWorks for mechanical design. Topics include user interface, file structure, 3D sketches, plane creation, advanced sweeps, lofts and surfaces, sheet metal, weldments, top-down assembly and introduction to motion and simulation analysis.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MECH1065
CoRequisites:

DSGN2100 Design of Jigs and Fixtures

Description: When successfully completed, the learner will be able to understand the concept and operating principles of Jigs and Fixtures. The student will evaluate the efficient method of machining a workpiece in correct sequence to obtain proper surface and geometric relationships. The student will be able to utilize 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. The student will be able to recognize and utilize materials and standard catalogued components to create efficient Jig and Fixture designs. The student will evaluate the benefits of additive manufacturing, how it can save time and money for inspection, assembly and other jigs and fixtures.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: MECH1065
CoRequisites:

MECH2010 NC Programming (Manual/Mastercam 2D)

Description: This course is designed for a student to study the principles and economic significance of numerical control. An understanding of the functions of the major components of NC systems, the application of cartesian coordinates to CNC machine tool motions, axis designations and the types and classifications of CNC equipment will be obtained. In addition, the student will be given an understanding of CNC standard coding and various program formats. The student will also be introduced to the fundamentals of manual programming involving linear and circular interpolation of curves and straight lines of a more complex nature using various control functions such as canned cycles, subprograms, subroutines and cutter compensation.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: MACH1010
CoRequisites:

MECH2030 Mechanics of Materials

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

PROG2170 Introduction to Programming

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

QUAL2010 Quality Assurance and Systems

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

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 4
DIMM1070 Dimensional Metrology and Coordinate Measuring Machines

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

EECE2330 Electrical and Electronic Principles

Description: This introductory course introduces the student to the basic concepts involving D.C. and A.C. electrical circuits; voltage and current concepts and definitions, magnetic field theory and applications, etc. Electronic fundamentals such as solid-state fundamentals, transistor circuitry, amplifiers and rectification are also included.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATH1085 or MATH1170
CoRequisites:

IFME1020 Introduction to Fluid Power and Automation

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

MECH2050 Tool and Die Design

Description: This course is designed to give the student an understanding of various types of sheet metal dies, including blanking, piercing, bending, forming and drawing dies. The study of progressive dies, principle types of press and press feed equipment are also introduced.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: DSGN2100
CoRequisites:

MECH2060 NC Graphics - Mastercam 3D

Description: This course will provide the student with an advanced knowledge of using MasterCam for producing CNC programs for Horizontal Machining Centres with rotary tables and the machining of 3D Solids and surfaces, including revolved, swept, coons, derived and free-form surfaces. An introduction to programming a CNC turning centre will also be given. This is a process based course where the focus will be on the process and procedures used to complete CNC programs in a manufacturing environment as well as hands on practice.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: MECH2010
CoRequisites:

ROBO2010 Introduction to Robotics

Description: Prerequisites: Electrical Fundamentals, Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Programming - Structured Basic This course introduces the student to the history and use of robots in industry. Standard arm configurations and hardware are examined including the principles of path control, motion sensing, speed and position control, and servo-actuators. End-effectors, supplemental tooling hardware, and sensors are examined for their interaction with other workcell elements. Students program various types of robot controllers ranging from stop-to-stop sequencers, to point-to-point servocontrollers that use high-level control languages.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: PROG2170
CoRequisites:

Level 5
ECON1041 Engineering Economics

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

EECE3110 Microprocessors In Automation

Description: The hardware and software requirements of computers, primarily Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) are examined. The differences and similarities between PLCs and Personal Computer (PC) are discussed. The course prepares students for selecting and programming computers for the control of automation.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

IENG3000 Industrial Engineering and Time Study

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

MECH3210 Manufacturing Project and Report - A

Description: This is the first half of a two-term manufacturing project. This project will simulate as nearly as possible the manufacturing technologist's activities.
Students are required to undertake a major manufacturing project, simulating as nearly as possible the manufacturing technologist's activities. The main thrust of the course is to develop the student's ability to plan, schedule, self-direct, evaluate, communicate, problem solve and work within a group.
Students are required to select a project, and complete the project planning and design evaluation portions of the project. By the end of the first term, jig and fixture design and machining process sheets will be completed.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: DSGN2100, MECH2060, MECH2010
CoRequisites:

Level 6
MANU3030 Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)

Description: This course introduces the student to the planning and implementation of CIM. The development and control of computer databases and database management systems (DBMS) are examined. JIT methods to improve manufacturing processes are studied. The MRP portion of this course will give students hands-on experience using MRP software on a microcomputer. (Group C)
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: QUAL2010
CoRequisites:

MECH3220 Manufacturing Project and Report - B

Description: This is the second half of a two-term manufacturing project. This project will simulate as nearly as possible the manufacturing technologist's activities.
Students will complete a major manufacturing project started the term prior. Strong emphasis is placed on students' ability to communicate through a comprehensive report, including complete drawings of tooling and fixtures, numerical control programs, plant layout, and costs required to manufacture their project components.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: MECH2060, MECH3210
CoRequisites:

ROBO3030 Robotics And Electrical Control

Description: This course teaches the student about controlled automation equipment. Systems of actuators including AC, DC and electronically commutated motors and mechanical power transmission are covered. Robot control, servo control and PLC control of analog and discrete automated systems are taught. Sensors, from limit switches to vision systems, are examined. This course includes a significant lab portion.
Hours: 90
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites: EECE3110, ROBO2010
CoRequisites:

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

Program Outcomes

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