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Courses - August 2021

Level 1

Course Details

Chemistry
CHEM72005

Description:

This course provides students with the opportunity to perform a number of chemistry experiments increasing their practical knowledge, investigation skills, chemical processes in industrial settings and safety awareness. Topics covered may include: chemical reactions, acids and bases, Newton's Law of Cooling, reduction and oxidation, polymerization and synthesis of acetylene.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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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
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Engineering Drawing Principles
DRWG71005

Description:

Topics in the course include: Free-hand engineering sketching techniques, projections and multi-view drawings; auxiliary views, scaling and sectioning; SolidWorks CAD software interface and fundamental commands; 2D and 3D sketching tools; geometrical and dimensional sketch constraints; production of 3D models for parts and assemblies; creation of fully annotated drawings including dimensioning, limits and fits and GDT.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Foundation Module (Advanced Manufacturing)
FND71065

Description:

The Foundation Course is a 2-week preparatory session designed to acquaint students with the Mechanical Systems Engineering degree program, to introduce students to various Conestoga College resources and to provide students with the necessary academic skills to be successful.

  • Hours: 40
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Material Removal Manufacturing Processes
MACH71685

Description:

Topics in this course include: measurement systems and measuring instruments; theory and use of turning, milling, grinding, drilling, broaching and sawing equipment; feeds and speeds calculations; cutting tool identification and insert geometry; cutting tool materials; chip formation; process sheet development; non-traditional machining processes, measurement and gauging; production of project parts.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Calculus for Engineering
MATH71561

Description:

Topics in this course include: algebraic, trigonometric functions and their graphs, limits, continuity, derivatives, applications such as tangent lines, extreme values, and linear approximations. Integral calculus, fundamental theorems, integral as area, indefinite and definite integrals, transcendental functions, methods of integration.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Year 1 Project - A
MECH71140

Description:

The first year project provides opportunities for students to demonstrate their mastery of selected Course Learning Outcomes of first year courses. In this course, working in a team, students will reverse-engineer and manufacture several mechanical and electrical systems of the last year Robotic Arm design. As well, each group must design and implement new mechanical and electrical systems thereby making the final Robotic Arm a unique design.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Physics - Mechanical
PHYS71095

Description:

Topics in this physics course include fundamental mechanics: scientific units and accuracy of measurement, kinematics, dynamics, energy and momentum (linear and rotational), centroid, moment of inertia, static equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, and simple harmonic motion.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Group Dynamics
SOC71500

Description:

This course will focus on comprehensive theoretical understanding of group process, personal skill development and application through intensive team work. These skills are of critical importance in both professional and social settings. Through guided exploration and application of theoretical paradigms and practical strategies, students will achieve the necessary skills to succeed in and lead effective teams. The course consists in an intensive experiential approach – learning by doing – enabling participants to become effective, practiced team members with experience applying skills necessary for leadership, analysis and evaluation, problem solving, and conflict management. Individual and team activities enhance participants’ skills to work with a variety of personalities in diverse situations, and to effectively assume various professional roles within a team.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 2

Course Details

Scientific and Technical Communications
ENGL71200

Description:

Documents that are written for scientific or technical purposes are written in a very precise and specific way that does not permit variations in interpretation. This course will prepare students to communicate scientific and technical information concisely and accurately using appropriate formats and graphic support. Students will study technical communication theory/ practice and apply the knowledge to creating, critiquing, and presenting technical documents. An oral presentation will emphasize the clear and concise communication of technical details and the use of appropriate visual support for technical information.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Fluid Power and Mechanics
IFME71240

Description:

Topics in this course include: the introduction of fluid power; foundations of fluid mechanics; hydraulic fluid power transmission (including hydraulic cylinders and cushioning devices, hydraulic control valves, .hydraulic pumps and motors, hydraulic circuit design and analysis and hydraulic accessories); pneumatic fluid power transmission (including air properties, ideal or perfect gas laws, air preparation and components, pneumatic actuators, pneumatic valves, pneumatic circuits and applications);and theoretical calculations, analysis and labs.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Linear Algebra
MATH71000

Description:

The topics covered in this course include: methods of solving a set of linear equations, matrix algebra and matrix determinant, linear transformations; spatial vectors.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Materials Science
MATR71015

Description:

The topics covered in this course include: characteristics and properties of engineering materials, destructive and non-destructive testing; atomic bonding, crystalline structures; equilibrium phase diagrams, non-equilibrium behaviour, heat treatment of metals, diffusion, strengthening processes; basic properties of polymers and ceramics; intro to electrical, magnetic and optical properties and the criteria for selection of engineering materials for a variety of applications.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: CHEM72005
  • CoRequisites:

Statics and Strength of Materials
MATR71025

Description:

The topics in this course include: static equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; static equilibrium analysis of structures and structural components; stress-strain concepts and relations; force, elastic stress-strain and deformation analyses of axially loaded components and circular shafts or tubes under torsion; shear force and bending moment diagrams of beam; two- and three- dimensional force vector analysis; trusses and frames analysis: method of joint, method of section; centroid, moments of inertia and polar moment of inertia.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: PHYS71095
  • CoRequisites:

Year 1 Project - B
MECH71150

Description:

In this course, students will demonstrate their successful mastery of selected Course Learning Outcomes of the courses in the second term of the first year. The emphasis will be on the analysis of electrical and mechanical systems, material selection in engineering design, project management and documentation.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
  • Pre-Requisites: MACH71685 AND MATH71561 AND MECH71140
  • CoRequisites: IFME71240 AND MATR71025 AND PHYS71020

Physics
PHYS71020

Description:

Topics covered in this course include: physics of electric charge and electric field; electric flux, potential, current, capacitance, resistance; AC/DC circuits; magnetism, electromagnetic induction, Faraday’s law; an introduction to electromagnetic waves and optics.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH71560 OR MATH71561
  • CoRequisites:

Level 3

Course Details

Co-op and Career Preparation
CEPR71050

Description:

This series of modules prepares degree level students for job searching for their co-op work terms with the guidance of a Co-op Advisor. Students will examine the co-operative education policies and procedures and will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace concerning social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues while deepening their awareness of self-reflective practices. Students will critically reflect on their skills, attitudes, and expectations and evaluate available opportunities in the workplace. Successful completion of these modules is a requirement for co-op eligibility.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electrical and Electronic Foundations
ELCN71025

Description:

Topics in this course include: electric circuit laws; resistive network analysis; AC circuits; electric circuits in transient state; operational amplifiers; diode and transistor circuits; digital logic circuits.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH71560 OR MATH71561 AND PHYS71020
  • CoRequisites:

Manufacturing Processes
MANU72025

Description:

Topics covered in this course include: fundamentals of primary and secondary metal casting, metal forming and shaping such as rolling, forging, extrusion, wire and bar drawing, sheet metal working, powder metallurgy; welding, brazing, soldering and adhesive bonding processes; manufacturing processes of non-metals including casting and forming of polymers, rapid prototyping, ceramics, glasses, and composite materials; surface engineering; processing of electronics: silicon wafers, IC, PCB; assessment and justification of competitive processes for manufacture.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATR71015
  • CoRequisites:

Advanced Calculus
MATH71570

Description:

Topics in this course include: conic sections, parameterized curves, and vectors in the plane and in space; vector-valued functions and space curves; integration in vector fields; multivariable functions, partial derivatives, gradient vectors, and multiple integrals. Power series, Taylor and Maclaurin series are also presented. Application of mathematical concepts to various engineering fields is also emphasized.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH71560 OR MATH71561
  • CoRequisites:

Dynamics
MECH72130

Description:

The topics covered in this course include: fundamentals of dynamics; Kinematics – rectilinear and angular motion in Cartesian, Normal-Tangential and Polar coordinate systems of particles and rigid bodies; kinetics – analysis of particles and rigid bodies using equations of motion, work-energy, linear and angular impulse and momentum; and relative motion using translating and rotating axes and instantaneous center of zero velocity.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH71560 OR MATH71561 AND PHYS71095
  • CoRequisites:

Year 2 Project - A
MECH72165

Description:

The Mechanical Systems Engineering second-year project is a two-semester group project which includes the design, manufacture, controls integration, programming and commissioning of an automated manufacturing work cell. The cell contains a pick-and-place robot, a parts feeder and a pneumatic forming press. In Year 2 Project - A, each group of students will design and manufacture the robot, feeder and press with college-supplied parts and materials as well as design and draw the preliminary electrical schematics for the control of the work cell. The project is integrated with year 2 courses, many of which have project-based assignments. The course is divided into first-semester group tasks related to the completion of the mechanical aspects of the work cell and drawing of electrical schematics. Project-completion tasks include: group formation, mechanical design description, mechanical design presentation, working drawings, bill of materials, manufacturing plan, dry-run presentation, final presentation, as-built drawings, electrical schematics.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites: DRWG71005 AND MECH71150
  • CoRequisites: MECH72130

Project Management, Methods and Tools
MGMT72120

Description:

Management of large scale projects is both a science and art. Engineering projects are typically complex, are comprised of many tasks/components and involve a cross-section of different functional teams. In industry, one of the biggest challenges is to ensure product development or implementation is on time and within the original project parameters. One key success factor for managers is to be able to organize, lead and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the structure, functions and operations of projects. A significant emphasis will be on problem solving and teamwork skills while also providing practical training on the software tools and project planning processes/techniques. Key topics include goal setting, identifying dependency relationships, outlining resources required, concurrent activity management, decision theory, monitoring and controlling of progress to result in the successful completion of projects. Overall, this course helps prepare students how best to work as a productive member of a team.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Programming Fundamentals
PROG72355

Description:

Topics covered in this course include: fundamentals of structured programming: data types, variables, input, output, flow control structures for decision making, loop control structures for repetition, functions and subroutines, arrays and string; best practices of algorithm design; engineering problem-solving using computer programming

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH71560 OR MATH71561
  • CoRequisites:

Level 4

Course Details

Sensors, Actuators and Instrumentation
CNTR72205

Description:

Topics in this course include: sensor interface circuits; typical sensors and actuators and their electrical-signal characteristics; analog to digital and digital to analog conversion; design of interface circuits; control system wiring and safety practices

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ELCN71025
  • CoRequisites:

Electric Motors and Drives
CNTR73025

Description:

Topics in this course include: single and three-phase AC systems; transformers, equivalent circuit, equations, efficiency and voltage regulation; DC motors, equations, efficiency, operational characteristics and speed control; induction motors, equations, equivalent circuit, efficiency and speed control; synchronous motors, equations, phasor diagrams, speed control; power electronics; chopper and phase-controlled DC drives; and V/Hz control of AC motors.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ELCN71025
  • CoRequisites:

Analysis and Design of Mechanisms
DSGN73105

Description:

Topics in this course include: classification of mechanisms; mobility (degrees of freedom) of mechanisms; position, velocity and acceleration analyses of mechanisms; graphical synthesis of linkages; static and dynamic force analysis of linkages; static and dynamic balancing of rigid rotors.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MECH72130
  • CoRequisites:

Numerical Methods
MATH73215

Description:

The topics covered in this course include:  data modeling, differences between analytical solutions and numerical solutions, effects of errors and approximations on numerical results, methods of solving algebraic equations using computer algorithms, curve fitting and interpolations, solution of non-linear equations, numerical differentiation and integration, Runge-Kutta methods to solve ordinary differential equations.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH71000 AND MATH71560 OR MATH71561
  • CoRequisites:

Strength of Materials II
MATR72050

Description:

The topics covered in this course include: beams in elastic bending; buckling of columns; thin-walled pressure vessel; combined stresses: stress and strain transformations, principal stresses and principal strains; failure criteria: maximum normal stress, maximum shear stress and maximum distortion energy theories; and virtual work analysis of pinned jointed truss.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATR71025
  • CoRequisites:

Year 2 Project - B
MECH72175

Description:

This is a continuation of the Year 2 Project A. The course is divided into group tasks related to the completion of the project material-handling automation work cell and individual training/tasks concerning the delivery of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) training. Project Completion Tasks include: sensor and actuator selection and integration; operator panel design; electrical panel interior layout; panel electrical schematic conception and production; PLC installation and programming; Human Machine Interface (HMI) installation and programming; Project documentation (individual). PLC Training topics include: PLC configurations; proprietary PLC languages and the IEC 61131-3 standard; function calls; advanced instructions for file manipulation, file arithmetic and logic, shifting register functions, FIFO, LIFO, and sequencers; intelligent I/O modules for analog devices.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MECH72165
  • CoRequisites: CNTR72205

Level 5

Course Details

Co-op Work Term I (MSE)
COOP72020

Description:

The co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience within a mechanical systems engineering environment. Students will be provided an opportunity to build skills (physical and procedural skills including accuracy, precision, and efficiency); assist in the acquisition of knowledge in and application of knowledge gained in the academic setting (concepts and terminology in a discipline or field of study); develop critical, creative, and dialogical thinking (improved thinking and reasoning processes); cultivate problem solving and decision-making abilities (mental strategies for finding solutions and making choices); explore attitudes, feelings, and perspectives (awareness of attitudes, biases, and other perspectives, ability to collaborate); practice professional judgment (sound judgment and appropriate professional action in complex, context-dependent situations); and reflect on experience (self- discovery and personal growth from real-world experience).

  • Hours: 420
  • Credits: 14
  • Pre-Requisites: CDEV71050 OR CEPR71050
  • CoRequisites:

Level 6

Course Details

Co-op Work Term II (MSE)
COOP73030

Description:

The co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience within a mechanical systems engineering environment. Students will be provided an opportunity to build skills (physical and procedural skills including accuracy, precision, and efficiency); assist in the acquisition of knowledge in and application of knowledge gained in the academic setting (concepts and terminology in a discipline or field of study); develop critical, creative, and dialogical thinking (improved thinking and reasoning processes); cultivate problem solving and decision-making abilities (mental strategies for finding solutions and making choices); explore attitudes, feelings, and perspectives (awareness of attitudes, biases, and other perspectives, ability to collaborate); practice professional judgment (sound judgment and appropriate professional action in complex, context-dependent situations); and reflect on experience (self- discovery and personal growth from real-world experience).

  • Hours: 420
  • Credits: 14
  • Pre-Requisites: CDEV71050 OR CEPR71050
  • CoRequisites:

Level 7

Course Details

Design of Machine Elements I
DSGN73030

Description:

This course is designed to allow students the opportunity to explore topics in the design of machine elements and components fatigue under multiaxial loading. Students will examine the process of mechanical-engineering design followed by the investigation of rolling contact bearings, kinematic spur gears and shaft/shaft components. Students will also perform the analysis and design of a variety of rotary motion drives.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MATR72050
  • CoRequisites:

Industrial Engineering
MANU73000

Description:

Topics in this course include: industrial engineering problem solving charting techniques; industrial safety issues within the enterprise; machine safety; standard time calculations; operator allowances; advanced project planning techniques; work sampling; wage payment plans and labour relations; effects of statistical fluctuation and dependant events on production; line balancing; and standard time development.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Differential Equations
MATH73010

Description:

Topics covered in this course include: methods of solving first-order differential equations, existence and uniqueness theorems, second-order linear equations, higher-order linear equations, systems of equations, non-linear equations, Fourier series and partial differential equations. The relationship between differential equations and linear algebra is emphasized.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH71000 AND MATH71570
  • CoRequisites:

Fluid Mechanics
MECH72125

Description:

Topics in this course include: fluid properties, fluid statics; conservation principles of mass, momentum and energy; dimensional analysis in fluid mechanics; and internal and external flows.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH71570 AND PHYS71095
  • CoRequisites:

Year 3 Project - A
MECH73255

Description:

Four to five students will design or receive from a third party customer, a product for automated manufacturing and / or assembly. The entire automated system for building the product will also be designed. The larger groups will require formal delineation of duties and responsibilities. Assembly and detail drawings will be a main form of manufacturing communication and will be of industrial quality containing all required information. Process design will include mechanical drawings, material flow plans and project management tools. Certain mechanical analysis studies will be required for design validation.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MECH72175
  • CoRequisites: DSGN73030

Science, Technology and Society
SOC71045

Description:

This theme-based course aims to provide an understanding of the historical, social, economic and political context within which scientific and technological advancement takes place. Innovation is a social product, often an expression of current ideas or a response to a social need. Conversely, technological and scientific innovation can transform the structure of society, its value system, and institutions. Through a series of lectures and student-centered activities, this course will assess the impact, benefits, consequences and implications of the inter-relationship between science, technology and society.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Microprocessors and Embedded Systems
CNTR73140

Description:

Topics in this course include: microprocessor system architecture; data transfer and addressing modes; program loops; subroutines; interfacing to sensors and actuators; interrupts; assembly language programming for HCS12 microcontrollers.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: PROG72355
  • CoRequisites:

Artificial Intelligence
CNTR73150

Description:

Topics in this course include: solving problems by searching (uninformed search algorithms, informed search algorithms, nonclassical search) and learning (regression and classification with linear models and artificial neural networks). The students will develop computer programs for solving a given problem using different searching methods and for simple character recognition using neural networks.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: PROG71985 OR PROG72355
  • CoRequisites:

Finite Element Analysis
DSGN74045

Description:

Stress, strains, displacement of solid bodies due to combined loadings, transformation of stress, principal stresses and the maximum distortion energy criterion (von Mises criterion). The mathematical foundations of the one-dimensional finite-element method using the principle of minimum potential energy. Analysis of single parts and simple assemblies using the Finite-Element Analysis software COSMOSWorks (SolidWorks add in). Model verification and interpretation of graphical and numerical results.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATR72050
  • CoRequisites:

Digital Signal Processing
ELCN73010

Description:

Topics in this course include: digital signals, sampling; discrete Fourier transforms, fast Fourier transforms; window functions; finite impulse response filters; infinite impulse response filters; applications.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH71000 AND MATH71570
  • CoRequisites:

Advanced Technical Elective I
ENGG74020

Description:

On an individual basis and through self-directed learning, students will select an area of specialized study involving engineering analysis, design, development and research. The area of study may be in product design, process design or process control. It may include a new design, design improvement/refinement or applied research. The study will be under the supervision of a faculty or industry mentor and may include industry-based projects or applied research with a multi-disciplinary approach. Students must approach faculty members regarding supervision in the term preceding the start of this course.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Advanced Technical Elective II
ENGG74030

Description:

This course allows students to extend their previous self-study or research topic or to begin a new topic of interest. On an individual basis and through self-directed learning, students will select an area of specialized study involving engineering analysis, design, development and research. The area of study may be in product design, process design or process control. It may include a new design, design improvement/refinement or applied research. The study will be under the supervision of a faculty or industry mentor and may include industry-based projects or applied research with a multi-disciplinary approach. Students must approach faculty members regarding supervision in the term preceding the start of this course.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ENGG74020 AND MECH74100
  • CoRequisites:

Value Engineering and Life Cycle Costing
ENGG74100

Description:

The course focuses on providing techniques, concepts and principles of value engineering during concept and design phases of construction project. Topics covered include: the concept of function, cost, worth and value, characteristics of function analysis and FAST diagram. Life cycle costing methods and simple multi-attribute rating techniques are also covered. The course will be supported with case studies and students will conduct value engineering study in team environment.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Advanced Manufacturing Processes
MANU73020

Description:

Topics in this course include: manufacturing tolerances; advanced Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing concepts and their application; Coordinate Measuring Machines theoretical background and operation principles; machined surface condition measurement and parameters interpretation; non-conventional machining processes; lasers and their applications for material processing.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MANU72025
  • CoRequisites:

Composite Materials
MATR73000

Description:

Topics in this course include: classification of modern composites, constituent materials and properties, composite mechanics including stress and strain criteria in laminae and analysis of laminates, design of composite structures, fracture of composites.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MANU72025 AND MATH71000 OR MATH73210 AND MATH73215
  • CoRequisites:

MSE Program Exemptions
MSEPO70001

Description:

Program Exemption for MSE 1066

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

MSE Program Exemptions
MSEPO70002

Description:

Program Exemption for MSE 1066

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

Operations Management
OPER73240

Description:

The term operations management refers to the direction and control of the processes that transform inputs into finished goods and services. This function is essential to systems producing goods and services in both profit and non-profit organizations. The goal of the course is to help students become effective managers in today’s competitive, global environment. The course will examine operations as a competitive weapon, demand forecasting, supply-chain management, aggregate planning, inventory systems, just-in-time systems and material requirements planning.

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

Introduction to Welding
WELD73290

Description:

Topics in this introductory course include: the physics of welding and joining, weld discontinuities, visual and non-destructive examination techniques and the effects of process-controlled parameters on the final weld quality in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Fluxed Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) and Resistance Spot Welding (RSW) processes.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites: MANU72025
  • CoRequisites:

Introduction to Welding
WELD73295

Description:

Topics in this introductory course include: the physics of welding and joining, weld discontinuities, visual and non-destructive examination techniques and the effects of process-controlled parameters on the final weld quality in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Fluxed Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Metal Cored Arc Welding (MCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) and Resistance Welding (RSW & PW) processes.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MANU72025
  • CoRequisites:

Level 8

Course Details

Control Systems
CNTR73015

Description:

Topics in this course include: fundamentals of feedback control using linear transfer function models; mathematical modeling and block diagrams; stability; system analysis using root locus and frequency diagrams; compensator design using root locus and frequency diagrams.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH73010
  • CoRequisites:

Design of Machine Elements II
DSGN73050

Description:

This course will expand the student’s knowledge in design of machine elements under static and dynamic loading conditions. Students will explore the analysis and design of screws, fasteners, and basic welds. Students will also gain knowledge of helical, torsion, and Belleville springs, as well as surface fatigue and failure characteristics.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: DSGN73030
  • CoRequisites:

Probability and Statistics
MATH74005

Description:

Topics in this course include: data summary and graphical display; data analysis methods; random variables and probability distributions; statistical inference: point estimation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing; empirical model building; and design of engineering experiments.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH71570
  • CoRequisites:

Thermodynamics
MECH73115

Description:

Topics in this course include: the fundamental elements of classical macroscopic thermodynamics and heat transfer; basic concepts; properties of pure substances; laws of thermodynamics; flow and non-flow thermodynamic processes; mixtures of gases; power cycles; refrigeration cycles; thermodynamics of Gas Flow; combustion processes; heat transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: CHEM72000 OR CHEM72005 AND MATH71570 OR MATH72000 OR MATH72005 OR MATH72300
  • CoRequisites:

Year 3 Project - B
MECH73265

Description:

Student groups will work on the physical build of the designed prototype or proof of concept. Students will focus on: Manufacturing of all mechanical components within college facilities and / or by third party suppliers. Design of the electrical and controls components at workstation / sub-assembly level and their integration with the mechanical assembly of the entire system. Proof that the original conceptual design will actually work is achieved by the final demonstration. Interaction between independent groups working on subsections of a single system provides valuable insight into how industrial projects are completed, with emphasis on team work and professionalism. A comprehensive final report based on project documentation is also required at the end of the course.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MECH73255
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Introduction to Natural Sciences
SCIE71000

Description:

This course examines several areas in the natural sciences including astronomy, earth sciences and biology. In the astronomy section, students acquire a basic understanding of the universe, its origins and composition, and the inter-relationships between galaxies, stars and planets, including those in our own solar system. Cosmology and current ideas regarding space and time are also discussed. In the geology section of the course, students acquire a basic understanding of various geological principles including Earth’s structure and materials, Earth’s history, Earth’s processes and the impact of natural disasters Current research into the prediction of natural disasters and the study and use of Earth’s materials are also discussed In the biology section, students examine various sub-disciplines of biology, thereby gaining an understanding of the nature of life and its complex interactions with the biotic and abiotic environments. The impact of and preventative measures for spread of infectious diseases, advancements in DNA technology and the health of our biosphere are also discussed. . Research methods are also discussed and the impact of current research in the Natural sciences in contemporary society is assessed. Throughout the course, students develop critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electives: Interdisciplinary
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options
Interdisciplinary Elective Details

Level 9

Course Details

Co-op Work Term III (MSE)
COOP74010

Description:

The third co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience within a mechanical systems engineering environment. Students will be provided an opportunity to: build skills (physical and procedural skills including accuracy, precision, and efficiency); assist in the acquisition of knowledge in and application of knowledge gained in the academic setting (concepts and terminology in a discipline or field of study); develop critical, creative, and dialogical thinking (improved thinking and reasoning processes); cultivate problem solving and decision-making abilities (mental strategies for finding solutions and making choices); explore attitudes, feelings, and perspectives (awareness of attitudes, biases, and other perspectives, ability to collaborate); practice professional judgment (sound judgment and appropriate professional action in complex, context-dependent situations); and reflect on experience (self-discovery and personal growth from real-world experience).

  • Hours: 420
  • Credits: 14
  • Pre-Requisites: CDEV71050 OR CEPR71050
  • CoRequisites:

Level 10

Course Details

Finite Element Analysis
DSGN74045

Description:

Stress, strains, displacement of solid bodies due to combined loadings, transformation of stress, principal stresses and the maximum distortion energy criterion (von Mises criterion). The mathematical foundations of the one-dimensional finite-element method using the principle of minimum potential energy. Analysis of single parts and simple assemblies using the Finite-Element Analysis software COSMOSWorks (SolidWorks add in). Model verification and interpretation of graphical and numerical results.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATR72050
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Economics for Engineers
ECON74000

Description:

Engineering Economics is a requirement of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. Marketing and price determination. Project cash flows. Assessment of alternative investments/equipment/projects and determination of output decisions. Depreciation of equipment. Factors affecting decisions: Taxation, Inflation. Assessment and management of uncertainties and risk.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Law, Ethics and Professional Practice
LAW74600

Description:

In this course students will study the role of law in society, the Canadian legal system, law of torts, contract law, protection of intellectual property, forms of business organizations such as sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations, foundations of ethical reasoning, engineering Codes of Ethics, professional engineering Acts, ethical dilemmas encountered in the engineering profession, ethical issues related to the protection of the environment, risks associated with engineering activities, protection of public interests, regulation of the engineering profession in Canada, and disciplinary powers delegated by the governments to engineering associations.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Manufacturing Systems
MANU74020

Description:

This course provides a comprehensive overview of lean manufacturing enablers considering fundamental topics such as Kaizen (continuous improvement), Jidoka (quality at the source) and Heijunka (production leveling). Students will discover how advanced lean techniques help manufacturers meet productivity, quality and cost reduction demands of the competitive global market. In addition, automated production lines and Flexible Manufacturing Systems together with Computer Integrated Manufacturing concepts are covered. Advanced topics in system modeling and simulation, together with product design and optimization are also discussed. The course concludes with the in-depth study of experimental uncertainty and practical deployment of Statistical Process Control in a manufacturing environment.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MANU73000
  • CoRequisites:

Year 4 Project - A
MECH74265

Description:

This is a two part engineering design project. Both parts of the course must be completed within the same calendar year. Students work in large groups and small groups depending on the report to be submitted. This project will involve application of: Project Initiation and Management. Design Process. Concurrent engineering product design. Design for manufacture and assembly. Design to satisfy engineering, business and manufacturing criteria. Reports: Project Initiation (large group), Feasibility and Proposal (large group), Preliminary Modelling and Load Case (small group), Design (small group).

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: DSGN73050 AND MECH73265
  • CoRequisites: ECON74000 AND MANU74020

Robotics
ROBO73005

Description:

The topics covered in this course include: robotic manufacturing systems, components and structure of roboFs, common kinematic arrangements, rigid motions and homogeneous transformation. Forward and inverse kinematics, velocity kinematics and dynamics analysis methods are also covered. The topics of independent joint control, multivariable control, force control and variable structure and adaptive control are emphasized in robot control.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: CNTR73015
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

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Microprocessors and Embedded Systems
CNTR73140

Description:

Topics in this course include: microprocessor system architecture; data transfer and addressing modes; program loops; subroutines; interfacing to sensors and actuators; interrupts; assembly language programming for HCS12 microcontrollers.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: PROG72355
  • CoRequisites:

Artificial Intelligence
CNTR73150

Description:

Topics in this course include: solving problems by searching (uninformed search algorithms, informed search algorithms, nonclassical search) and learning (regression and classification with linear models and artificial neural networks). The students will develop computer programs for solving a given problem using different searching methods and for simple character recognition using neural networks.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: PROG71985 OR PROG72355
  • CoRequisites:

Digital Signal Processing
ELCN73010

Description:

Topics in this course include: digital signals, sampling; discrete Fourier transforms, fast Fourier transforms; window functions; finite impulse response filters; infinite impulse response filters; applications.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH71000 AND MATH71570
  • CoRequisites:

Advanced Technical Elective I
ENGG74020

Description:

On an individual basis and through self-directed learning, students will select an area of specialized study involving engineering analysis, design, development and research. The area of study may be in product design, process design or process control. It may include a new design, design improvement/refinement or applied research. The study will be under the supervision of a faculty or industry mentor and may include industry-based projects or applied research with a multi-disciplinary approach. Students must approach faculty members regarding supervision in the term preceding the start of this course.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Advanced Technical Elective II
ENGG74030

Description:

This course allows students to extend their previous self-study or research topic or to begin a new topic of interest. On an individual basis and through self-directed learning, students will select an area of specialized study involving engineering analysis, design, development and research. The area of study may be in product design, process design or process control. It may include a new design, design improvement/refinement or applied research. The study will be under the supervision of a faculty or industry mentor and may include industry-based projects or applied research with a multi-disciplinary approach. Students must approach faculty members regarding supervision in the term preceding the start of this course.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ENGG74020 AND MECH74100
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Value Engineering and Life Cycle Costing
ENGG74100

Description:

The course focuses on providing techniques, concepts and principles of value engineering during concept and design phases of construction project. Topics covered include: the concept of function, cost, worth and value, characteristics of function analysis and FAST diagram. Life cycle costing methods and simple multi-attribute rating techniques are also covered. The course will be supported with case studies and students will conduct value engineering study in team environment.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Advanced Manufacturing Processes
MANU73020

Description:

Topics in this course include: manufacturing tolerances; advanced Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing concepts and their application; Coordinate Measuring Machines theoretical background and operation principles; machined surface condition measurement and parameters interpretation; non-conventional machining processes; lasers and their applications for material processing.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MANU72025
  • CoRequisites:

Composite Materials
MATR73000

Description:

Topics in this course include: classification of modern composites, constituent materials and properties, composite mechanics including stress and strain criteria in laminae and analysis of laminates, design of composite structures, fracture of composites.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MANU72025 AND MATH71000 OR MATH73210 AND MATH73215
  • CoRequisites:

MSE Program Exemptions
MSEPO70003

Description:

Program Exemption for MSE 1066

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

MSE Program Exemptions
MSEPO70004

Description:

Program Exemption for MSE 1066

  • Hours: 45
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Operations Management
OPER73240

Description:

The term operations management refers to the direction and control of the processes that transform inputs into finished goods and services. This function is essential to systems producing goods and services in both profit and non-profit organizations. The goal of the course is to help students become effective managers in today’s competitive, global environment. The course will examine operations as a competitive weapon, demand forecasting, supply-chain management, aggregate planning, inventory systems, just-in-time systems and material requirements planning.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Introduction to Welding
WELD73290

Description:

Topics in this introductory course include: the physics of welding and joining, weld discontinuities, visual and non-destructive examination techniques and the effects of process-controlled parameters on the final weld quality in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Fluxed Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) and Resistance Spot Welding (RSW) processes.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites: MANU72025
  • CoRequisites:

Introduction to Welding
WELD73295

Description:

Topics in this introductory course include: the physics of welding and joining, weld discontinuities, visual and non-destructive examination techniques and the effects of process-controlled parameters on the final weld quality in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Fluxed Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Metal Cored Arc Welding (MCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) and Resistance Welding (RSW & PW) processes.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MANU72025
  • CoRequisites:

Level 11

Course Details

Financial and Managerial Accounting
ACCT74100

Description:

Today’s technology employees need financial management skills to make decisions and manage projects within an organization. This introductory course for non-accounting students covers aspects of both financial accounting and management accounting. Students will be able to apply concepts of financial accounting to both personal and business situations, including the preparation and use of basic financial statements. Management accounting topics will allow the students to understand cost behaviour and its use in decision-making, evaluate capital investments, and prepare operating budgets.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Business Fundamentals
BUS71260

Description:

This course will provide a starting point to understanding the functions of business and the role of engineers and engineering managers in the business environment. Economic systems and forms of business organization will be evaluated. The major functions of business (e.g. management, human resources, engineering, production, marketing and finance) will be examined in the Canadian environment and compared to the international environment. Special focus will be placed upon manufacturing-based businesses.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Sustainable and Concurrent Design
DSGN74070

Description:

The efficient manufacture and assembly of components to form entire products is of high importance, particularly in large volume production. Assembly operation selection is determined by a number of factors, especially how effectively each component is designed for ease of assembly. As the life of a product is finite, recyclable materials are more and more in demand. Sustainability of resources and attention to environment impact are critical design criteria in the modern industry. Engineers have responsibilities for human health, environment, and the ethical issues associated with the risks of engineering activities in society. An understanding of human physiology and psychology as it relates to machine control and manufacturing processes is also covered in this course complemented by engineering codes and regulations that cover safety. Relevant open ended case studies are used to help students master these topics.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Year 4 Project - B
MECH74275

Description:

This is the second part of a two-part engineering design project. Both parts of the course must be completed within the same calendar year. This part of the project will involve the application of: criteria for selection of manufacturing and assembly processes and equipment, planning and simulating a manufacturing facility, business planning and budgeting, writing formal reports containing their work and presenting the results in front of peers, faculty and industry representatives.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MECH74265
  • CoRequisites:

Topics in Management
MGMT74115

Description:

This course examines a number of specific topics from the disciplines of Management (including Supervision), Human Resources (including Career Management) and Small Business (including a business plan). This course provides students with a basic functional understanding of management. Graduating students need to learn how to obtain suitable professional employment and how to successfully move up in their organization. In addition, both from a personal perspective and the perspective of a manager, technical professionals need to be aware of the workings of, and supports offered by, the corporate Human Resource Department. Finally students will focus on the skills of the entrepreneur, the workings of small business and the preparation of a small business plan. A variety of viewpoints relating to the study of Strategic Management are also presented. Designed to meet the future needs of technical professionals as they move into the management portion of their careers, students will learn how they will be contributing to the overall direction of their organization. Students will experience all phases of the strategic process including strategic analysis, strategic formulation and strategic implementation.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Quality Assurance
QUAL74035

Description:

The topics covered in this course include: methods and the management principles used in Quality Assurance; Total Quality (TQ) continuous improvement; industry standards and procedures. Fundamental elements of modern methods for statistical quality control used by industry: concepts, principles, procedures, statistical tools, and computations used to analyze and maintain statistical control of manufacturing and production processes and systems; standard statistical methods; and the use of Excel to perform quality control related statistical calculations.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH74005
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: Interdisciplinary
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options
Interdisciplinary Elective Details

Program outcomes

  1. Apply university level mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering fundamentals to solve engineering problems involving mechanical systems
  2. Apply critical thinking to identify, formulate, analyze, and solve complex engineering problems to reach substantiated conclusions using appropriate research
  3. Conduct investigations relating to natural science, mechanical, manufacturing and control systems using methods that include appropriate research and experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to reach valid conclusions.
  4. Creatively transform ideas and concepts into a product definition that meets customer requirements and satisfies health and safety risks, applicable design and quality standards, economic, environmental, cultural and societal considerations.
  5. Design, simulate, or model optimum mechanical systems to realize products, manufacturing processes and control systems that conform to design specifications and functional requirements.
  6. Create, select, configure, extend and monitor appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering tools such as mechanical modeling, manufacturing and control simulation and information and data management systems considering the associated limitations.
  7. Apply concepts of human relations and organizational behaviour to establish and maintain effective relationships using leadership, interpersonal, group dynamics and conflict resolution skills across diverse teams and groups.
  8. Communicate complex engineering concepts within the profession and with society at large using oral, graphic and print media methods to produce effective reports, design documentation, and instructions.
  9. Adhere to professional, ethical, and legal codes of practice in compliance with industrial, labour and environmental legislation to protect the public and public interest.
  10. Integrate the concepts of sustainable design and development and environmental stewardship to prevent and address problems caused by engineering products, processes, and services considering the existence of uncertainties and interactions.
  11. Apply professional ethics, accountability and equity to demonstrate value, and respect of diversity across global, and societal contexts.
  12. Integrate engineering skills and knowledge with current business strategies to manage risk and provide cost-effective and economically sound solutions.
  13. Effectively manage enterprise resources through planning, organizing, staffing, directing, motivating, leading, monitoring and controlling.
  14. Address plans for lifelong learning and professional development to maintain and sustain engineering competence and to contribute to the advancement of knowledge.