Applied Manufacturing Management - Design Integration Stream

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Courses - May 2021

Level 1

Course Details

Communications for Effective Management
COMM8110

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
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Project Management Software
COMP8220

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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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
DRWG8030

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
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Autodesk Suite I
DRWG8060

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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Engineering Economics
ECON8001

Description:

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

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Introduction to Project Management For Manufacturing
MGMT8610

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
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Quality, Strategy and Value Creation
QUAL8001

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
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Customer/Supplier Relationship
QUAL8031

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
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Level 2

Course Details

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
DRWG8040

Description:

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is a system for defining and communicating engineering tolerances. Students will extend basic drafting skills knowledge to the applied principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. An emphasis will be placed on the interpretation and application of symbols to drawings, measurements, and quality control.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Autodesk Suite II
DRWG8070

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
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Solid Modelling for Manufacturing II
DRWG8080

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
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Team Dynamics and Employee Engagement in Industry
MGMT8640

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
MGMT8650

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 OR MGMT8630
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Resource Planning for Manufacturing
OPER8140

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
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Lean Six Sigma
QUAL8051

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
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Level 3

Course Details

Autodesk Suite III
DRWG8100

Description:

The focus of this course will be to create solid models, assemblies and detail drawings using Inventor but will also continue to further integrate the 2D aspect of the AutoCad 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
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Solid Modelling for Manufacturing III
DRWG8110

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
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Cost Effective Design Software
DRWG8120

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
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Human Resources for Manufacturing Management
HRM8400

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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Designing Jigs and Fixtures
MECH8030

Description:

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

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: DRWG8040
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Manufacturing Business Operations
MGMT8720

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
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Level 4

Course Details

Document Management for Manufacturing
COMP8230

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
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Cross Platform Integration
DRWG8130

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
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Prototyping and 3D Printing
MECH8040

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
MECH8100

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: 112
  • Credits: 6
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Occupational Health And Safety
OHS8011

Description:

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

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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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.