Applied Manufacturing Management - Design Integration

About the Program

To effectively contribute in today's manufacturing sector it is important for you to have an understanding of project direction, manufacturing design software, communications, human resources and safety practices. If you are a graduate of an engineering or engineering technology program and want to expand your knowledge, the Applied Manufacturing Management - Design Integration program will be of interest to you.
This Ontario College Graduate Certificate will help you prepare to make an effective start in supervisory or managerial teams within a manufacturing environment. In this program you will apply project lifecycle techniques, the ability to utilize and integrate complex manufacturing design software, and team management skills that will aid in meeting industry goals.
Through theoretical and practical courses you will be exposed to real life situations that arise in the workplace. You will work individually and in groups using current software to simulate the management of manufacturing initiatives while incorporating quality assurance, process and project management techniques. You will focus on meeting challenges in a production environment from both operational and strategic perspectives in this management-tailored program.

Program Information

Length: Two-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program
Delivery Sequence:
         Guelph - September/2020 - Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall
         Guelph - January/2021 - Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter
         Guelph - May/2021 - Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Guelph
Start: September
First-Year Capacity:

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2019-2020 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 (2019 / 2020) for Applied Manufacturing Management - Design Integration - Program # 1483

Guelph - Fall 2019 Level 1 & 2 & 3 (Program Start: 2019-09-03)
Description Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00 $135.00 $135.00
Certificate Program Tuition Fee $6500.00 $6500.00 $6500.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00 $7.00 $7.00
eText Fee $325.00 $160.00 $170.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50 $12.50 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00 $40.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50 $3.50 $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00 $15.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00 $18.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00 $20.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
Session Total $7454.00 $6966.00 $6976.00
Year Total     $21396.00
Guelph - Winter 2020 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2020-01-13)
Description Winter 2020 Spring 2020
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00 $135.00
Certificate Program Tuition Fee $6500.00 $6500.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $197.65 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00 $7.00
eText Fee $325.00 $160.00
CSI Legal Protection $18.76 $0.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50 $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
Session Total $7347.41 $6966.00
Year Total   $14313.41
Guelph - Spring 2020 Level 1 (Program Start: 2020-05-11)
Description Spring 2020
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00
Certificate Program Tuition Fee $6500.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $97.35
ONE Card Fee $7.00
eText Fee $325.00
CSI Legal Protection $18.76
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00
Session Total $7247.11
Year Total $7247.11

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2019 / 2020) for
Applied Manufacturing Management - Design Integration - Program # 1483


Guelph - Fall 2019 Level 1 & 2 & 3 (Program Start: 2019-09-03)
Description Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00 $135.00 $135.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00 $7.00 $7.00
eText Fee $325.00 $160.00 $170.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI International Health Fee $500.00 $0.00 $0.00
Grad. Cert. Program Tuition $6500.00 $6500.00 $6500.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50 $12.50 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00 $40.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50 $3.50 $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00 $15.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00 $18.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00 $20.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
Session Total $8329.00 $7341.00 $7351.00
Year Total     $23021.00

Guelph - Winter 2020 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2020-01-13)
Description Winter 2020 Spring 2020
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00 $135.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $197.65 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00 $7.00
eText Fee $325.00 $160.00
CSI Legal Protection $18.76 $0.00
CSI International Health Fee $335.00 $0.00
Grad. Cert. Program Tuition $6500.00 $6500.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50 $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
Session Total $8057.41 $7341.00
Year Total   $15398.41

Guelph - Spring 2020 Level 1 (Program Start: 2020-05-11)
Description Spring 2020
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $97.35
ISR $375.00
International Health Fee $0.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00
eText Fee $325.00
CSI Legal Protection $18.76
CSI International Health Fee $165.00
Grad. Cert. Program Tuition $6500.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00
Session Total $7787.11
Year Total $7787.11

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is not available for this program.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates of this program will find employment as supervisors or managers in a wide range of manufacturing enterprises, working as industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians. Based on the Labour Market report, the occupation outlook is favorable.

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 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 (1483)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
COMM8110 Communications for Effective Management

Description: This course will emphasize professionalism as a key foundation for communicating as a supervisor in a manufacturing 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
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMP8220 Project Management Software

Description: This course focuses on integrating the fundamental principles of project management with project management software, specifically MS Project. Students will examine how the software can aid in project management practices, such as scope, budgeting, project planning, execution, monitoring and project closure.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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:
CoRequisites:

DRWG8060 Autodesk Suite I

Description: Upon successful completion of this course, students 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. Students 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 system customization, drawing and editing tools, dimensioning techniques, multiple view drawings, attribute definitions, blocks, and external references within AutoCAD. This course will also introduce the various programs within the Autodesk Suite.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MGMT8610 Introduction to Project Management For Manufacturing

Description: This course provides the practical knowledge to prepare for starting and completing a project successfully. It will cover the components and tasks related to complex projects that often involve multiple functional teams and departments. You will explore how the knowledge areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) are applied during each phase of a project's life cycle as well as the processes related to successful project management. An overview of status reporting and the use of MS Project will be covered. This knowledge will help establish priorities and effectively manage your projects.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

QUAL8001 Quality, Strategy and Value Creation

Description: Introduces the philosophy and guiding principles that represent the foundation of a continuously improving organization. Addresses 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:

QUAL8031 Customer/Supplier Relationship

Description: The purpose of this course is to define, apply and analyze the results of customer relation measures such as quality function deployment, customer satisfaction surveys, etc. Supplier relations will be discussed and students will learn how to define, select and apply various techniques including supplier qualification, certification, evaluation, ratings, performance improvement etc.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
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
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG8070 Autodesk Suite II

Description: Students will review basic engineering drafting skills with a 2D environment and progress to 3D. The main focus of this course will be to create solid models and assembly and detail drawings using Inventor. It will also continue to integrate the Autodesk Suite into the design process. The intent of this course is to increase the student's skill level with the Autodesk suite and their ability to manage projects and project related tasks.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: DRWG8060
CoRequisites:

DRWG8080 Solid Modelling for Manufacturing II

Description: Students will continue to strengthen their skills with SolidWorks for the purposes of manufacturing & mechanical design. There will be a focus on sweeps, lofts and surfaces, sheet metal, weldments, and simulation analysis to further develop the students SolidWorks skill set.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: DRWG8030
CoRequisites:

MGMT8620 Team Dynamics and Employee Engagement in Manufacturing

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 various types of teams and their typical applications, team tools and team member roles, effective meeting and project management concepts, and coaching tools for other ineffective team members. Students will practice using the learnings through projects and in-class practical applications.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MGMT8650 Project Risk and Issues Management for Manufacturing

Description: This course builds on the knowledge acquired in the introductory Project Management course. Students will learn a structured multi-tiered approach that can be used to identify the different types of risks associated with projects such as technical, time, costs, quality and others, focusing on specific Manufacturing environment considerations. Students will practice communicating risks effectively with team members, customers and management. Students will develop creative thinking skills and problem solving skills in the context of dealing with issues encountered while managing a project.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MGMT8610
CoRequisites:

OPER8140 Resource Planning for Manufacturing

Description: Resource planning for manufacturing is a total company management concept for using people and company resources more productively. Inventory control, improved scheduling, and productive relationships with suppliers are only a few key benefits to a well run resource planning system. Through the use of “what if” questions, we will address various scenarios to improve operational planning, financial planning, as well as customer supplier relations.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

QUAL8051 Lean Six Sigma

Description: This course will demonstrate how two complementary continual improvement philosophies have been combined to provide a methodology that achieves rapid improvements in customer satisfaction, cost, quality and process speed. Through the application of a structured approach students will learn how to reduce waste, minimize defects and eliminate non-value-added activities in any manufacturing or transactional process.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 3
DRWG8100 Autodesk Suite III

Description: The main focus of this course will be to create solid models, assembly and detail drawings using Inventor but will also continue to further integrate the Autodesk Suite into the design process. The intent of this course is to increase the student's skill level with the Autodesk suite and their ability to manage projects and project related tasks.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: DRWG8070
CoRequisites:

DRWG8110 Solid Modelling for Manufacturing III

Description: Students will strengthen their skills with SolidWorks for the purposes of manufacturing & mechanical design. There will be a focus on sweeps, lofts and surfaces, sheet metal, weldments, Structural analysis and simulation to further develop the students SolidWorks skill set. This course will also review the process of challenging the Certified SolidWorks Associate exam.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: DRWG8080
CoRequisites:

DRWG8120 Cost Effective Design Software

Description: Many small to medium sized professional companies work on projects in varied industries, such as architecture, manufacturing, interior design, landscape architecture, video game design and more; often using free or cost-effective design software. In this course students will examine the advantages and disadvantages of using these cost-effective software products. Similar projects will be created in paid and free programs to explore the differences. Upon completion students will have a working knowledge of various cost-effective design software products.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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
Pre-Requisites:
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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 workpiece 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:
CoRequisites:

MGMT8720 Manufacturing Business Operations

Description: This course provides an overview of the principles of management, operations, marketing, and accounting in a Canadian manufacturing environment. Students will learn about the phases of the strategic process including strategy formulation, strategy implementation and strategic control. Topics include decision making and problem solving, measuring quantitative results in a manufacturing environment.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 4
COMP8230 Document Management for Manufacturing

Description: Students in this course will learn how to utilize collaborative management software to support cross functional team project work. An emphasis will be placed on functionality and best practices around document structure, versioning and stakeholder access. Project work will focus on document management techniques that support Canadian best practices.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
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DRWG8130 Cross Platform Integration

Description: This course will guide students towards best practice and procedures when transferring documentation from one platform to another. Student will review processes for transferring 2D data to 3D and vice versa. A large theme of this course will be documentation organization within the major parametric design programs, such as SolidWorks and the Autodesk Suite.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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
Pre-Requisites:
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MECH8100 Capstone Project

Description: This capstone project course, 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 production of a customer's simulated product. Working in teams, students will design and document a selected customer's product. This semester-long project will demonstrate the students' understanding of plant operations, supply chain, human resources, communications within a Canadian context with emphasis on project management and software integration in an advanced manufacturing environment.
Hours: 112
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
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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
Pre-Requisites:
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