Applied Manufacturing Management - Design Integration (Aerospace Stream)

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Courses - September 2023

Level 1

Course details

Aircraft Flight Controls
AVIA8000

Description:

The course will concentrate on flight controls for aeroplanes and how their design considerations are validated. Students will examine how structural elements of aircraft work and comprehend fundamental ideas in high-speed aerodynamics.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Communications for Effective Management in Industry
COMM8381

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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Conestoga 101
CON0101

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: 0
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Solid Modelling for Manufacturing
DRWG8036

Description:

This course introduces students to the uses of SolidWorks for manufacturing and mechanical design. Students will learn to use SolidWorks to create and modify simple sketches, parts, assemblies, and drawings. Topics include the user interface, file structure, 2D sketches, plane creation, basic modelling features, part modifications, bottom-up assembly, and blueprint drawings.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
DRWG8046

Description:

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is a symbolic language for defining part geometry and communicating engineering tolerances and dimensions on CAD models and engineering drawings. Students will extend basic drafting skills and knowledge to the applied principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. An emphasis will be placed on the interpretation and application of rules and symbols to drawings, measurement techniques, and quality control.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Autodesk Suite I
DRWG8061

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
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Aerospace Manufacturing Processes
MANU8010

Description:

This course will examine typical aircraft manufacturing procedures that the aerospace industry uses to guarantee the quality and airworthiness of parts. The production of aerospace components using a range of materials and techniques will be taught i.e. knowing what materials are utilized where and why, as well as the most efficient technique to manufacture aerospace specific parts on a large scale.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Introduction to Project Management For Industry
MGMT8631

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 and project reporting.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Level 2

Course details

Fundamentals of Avionics Design
AVIA8010

Description:

This course will introduce students to the avionics (aircraft electronics) systems including their purpose, operation, and implementation on an aircraft. Industry-standard communication and navigation systems, cockpit display configurations, classifications, and related flight management systems will be discussed. Focus will also be on understanding key instruments and how they work.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Aerospace Certification Procedures
AVIA8020

Description:

This course offers an overview of the certification process for aerospace products (including aircraft components and whole aircraft), Transport Canada, and the Canadian Aviation and Airworthiness Regulations that have an influence on the aerospace manufacturing sector. Additionally, the significance of regulatory approval will be covered.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Project Management Software
COMP8221

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
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Solid Modelling for Manufacturing II
DRWG8081

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 OR DRWG8035 OR DRWG8036
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Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety Legislation
OHS8196

Description:

This course introduces students to occupational health and safety legislated requirements for the workplace. Students will learn the main components of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the rights and responsibilities of workplace parties. Students will explore issues associated with workplace violence, harassment, accident response, and the legal requirements for WHMIS. Students will apply their knowledge of health and safety legislation to a workplace to assess compliance.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Principles of Lean Six Sigma
QUAL8201

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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Quality, Strategy and Value Creation for Industry
QUAL8321

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
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Level 3

Course details

Solid Modelling for Manufacturing III
DRWG8111

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 OR DRWG8081
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Design and Drafting for the Aerospace Industry
DRWG8240

Description:

This course explores how aerospace mechanical systems are designed and mapped using computer-aided design (CAD) software. Students will acquire the fundamental skills required to use CAD to model, interpret, and optimize the design of aerospace parts and assemblies. Students will explore real-life applications of CAD modeling for aerospace applications.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites: AVIA8000 AND DRWG8080 OR DRWG8081
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Human Resources for Manufacturing Management
HRM8401

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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Team Dynamics and Employee Engagement in Industry
MGMT8641

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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Project Risk and Issues Management for Manufacturing
MGMT8651

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: MGMT8630 OR MGMT8631
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Operations Management
MGMT8911

Description:

This course will discuss the process of manufacturing and how manufacturing operations are planned and managed. Special emphasis will be placed upon the process from the viewpoint of the manager. Projects will challenge students to work through typical issues of operations management found in the manufacturing industry.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Hazard Identification
OHS8036

Description:

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 in predominantly industrial environment. Students in this course will learn skills required to identifying various occupational health and safety hazards, assess the risk associated with the hazards, apply control methods, and evaluate effectives of the applied controls. Legislative requirements of Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations under the Act will be reviewed in detail as students work towards understanding principles of hazard identification and risk assessment. Students will also be exposed to current applicable CSA and ISO standards and their impacts on occupational health and safety.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Level 4

Course details

Career Management
CDEV8133

Description:

This course focuses on career management skills needed to navigate the evolving workplace. Students will evaluate their skills, attitudes, and expectations within their chosen careers and explore emerging trends in the workplace. Students will refine their networking strategies and create marketing documents to position them for success. Mock interviews will provide the opportunity for practice, feedback and reflection as students prepare for future interviews. Students will explore communication strategies that support workplace success and advancement. By the end of this course, students will have created a personalized career management plan.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Engineering Economics
ECON8002

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 & 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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Integrated Product Development
MANU8020

Description:

The concurrent engineering approach to product development is covered in the course. Students will learn how to identify the crucial requirements for the intended product by utilising a quantitative grading system. A user-centered approach will be used to further discussions about the design, manufacturing, assembly, cost, and sustainability.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Prototyping and 3D Printing
MECH8041

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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Capstone Project Advanced Manufacturing Management Design
MECH8106

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 and execute a fabrication or manufacturing related design project or subset of projects. Students working in teams and/or individually, will study, design and document manufacturing solutions by applying skills learned throughout the program. 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 students, faculty will support the development of the project plan, implementation and metrics.

  • Hours: 126
  • Credits: 7
  • Pre-Requisites: MGMT8630 AND MGMT8631
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Health and Safety Management
OHS8226

Description:

Effective Occupational Health and Safety programs recognize the connection between employee health, safety, productivity and quality. They are essential for the workplace. This course will explore the reasons why a comprehensive health and safety program is of benefit to workplaces, and the importance of involvement by all levels of workers and management in an occupational health and safety program. It will cover the principles of developing and monitoring a workplace health and safety programs using a management system model. This course will also cover the requirements of creating a safe workplace environment through the interpretation and application of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and related safety legislation. Accident investigation and analysis, assessing allegations of unsafe work, managing health complaints, training needs, conducting meetings, ergonomics, and emergency planning will also be covered.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Program outcomes

  1. Make management level decisions within a manufacturing environment to align processes with organizational, strategic and operational goals.
  2. Formulate human resource planning strategies to support company culture and operational goals such as budget, output volume, and succession planning.
  3. Use manufacturing-related software applications and quality principles to support experience- driven management decisions.
  4. Integrate decision making strategies with process and product design applications to support operations in a typical industrial environment.
  5. Use current technology to generate written, oral, and graphic communications that are professional and accurate
  6. Use principles and best practices in team-building and problem solving to negotiate and resolve conflict in an interdisciplinary setting.
  7. Optimize manufacturing processes and product quality using software design integration to support operational and strategic goals.
  8. Develop and use personal/professional strategies and plans to improve professional growth, job performance, and working relationships in a Canadian context.
  9. Ensure that manufacturing shop equipment is operated in compliance with occupational health and safety regulations and established standard operating procedures.