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Courses - September 2022

Level 1

Course Details

Computer Applications
COMP1723

Description:

This introductory course will enable the students to effectively use PC-based software used in industry and the Learning Management System (LMS) at Conestoga College.  The students will explore the D2L system be able to use course shells' content. In addition, basic to intermediate Microsoft Windows topics are covered, to view, download, and manipulate files.  Microsoft Office programs for email, word processing, spreadsheets and presentation are used for effective communication and preparation of documentation.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • 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 Interpretation
DRWG1497

Description:

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic principles and concepts of technical drawings. Emphasis will be placed on basic drafting in orthographic projections, sections, dimensioning and tolerancing, notes, specifications, and welding symbols to prepare the student for the interpretation of welded fabrication engineering drawings.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Technical Mathematics I
MATH1445

Description:

This course is an applications oriented mathematics course in which the student utilizes basic mathematical operations including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, decimals and fractions. In addition, students will use both the imperial and System International when solving problems in linear measurement, area, volume and mass. This course is designed to develop a proficiency in mathematics necessary for subsequent courses in Metal Fabrication and Welding Technology.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Welding Process Theory I
WELD1360

Description:

This theoretical course will begin with an introduction to welding, health and safety issues, welding history and applications. The next topics will introduce the principles and applications of the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process and gas metal arc welding (GMAW) process fundamentals.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Shielded Metal Arc Welding I
WELD1645

Description:

This course will develop basic welding skills with the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process, commonly referred to as stick welding. Techniques will be developed for producing fillet welds in all welding positions while groove welds will be produced in the flat, horizontal and vertical positions with a variety of electrode types.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Semi-Automatic Welding I
WELD1655

Description:

This course will develop basic welding skills with the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) process (commonly referred to as MIG welding). Techniques will be developed for producing fillet welds in all welding positions while groove welds will be produced in the flat, horizontal and vertical positions.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Thermal Cutting and Brazing
WELD1660

Description:

In this course, the student will be introduced to the safe set-up and use of thermal cutting processes for the cutting, piercing, beveling and gouging of various metals. Theoretical study and hands-on practice will stress safety and quality using oxy-fuel cutting, welding and brazing, plasma arc cutting, and air-carbon arc cutting and gouging processes.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Level 2

Course Details

College Reading & Writing Skills
COMM1085

Description:

This course introduces students to the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse a variety of texts and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising to produce writing that meets the expectations of selected audiences and purposes. The course prepares students for college-level writing tasks, research, and documentation by asking them to produce clear, informed, and purposeful documents relevant to both academic and professional contexts.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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CAD for Fabrication Technology
DRWG1855

Description:

In this course the student will be introduced to computer-aided drafting (CAD) and create piece part and assembly drawings of welded fabrications. The application of welding symbols and the writing of Bills of Materials will also be included in the course.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites: DRWG1497
  • CoRequisites:

Technical Mathematics II
MATH1635

Description:

This course is a follow-up to Technical Mathematics I, furthering the student’s mathematical skills utilizing algebra, functional notation, graphical representation, and trigonometric functions. The course is designed to enhance problem-solving skills.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH1445
  • CoRequisites:

Welding Processes Theory II
WELD1670

Description:

This theoretical course will introduce the principles and applications of the major welding processes, including gas metal arc welding (GMAW), metal cored arc welding (MCAW), flux cored arc welding (FCAW) as well as the gas tungsten arc welding process (GTAW). In addition, the student will be introduced to the basic filler metals and shielding gases used with these major welding processes.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites: WELD1360
  • CoRequisites:

Shielded Metal Arc Welding II
WELD1680

Description:

This course will further develop Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) skills with additional practice making fillet and groove welds in all positions. Welding qualification tests will be practiced on groove weld assemblies with backing bars, followed by bend testing to assess quality.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: WELD1645
  • CoRequisites:

Semi-Automatic Welding II
WELD1695

Description:

This course will further develop Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) skills and introduce the Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) and Metal Cored Arc Welding (MCAW) processes. Students will have additional practice making fillet and groove welds in the flat, horizontal and vertical positions. Welding qualification tests will be practiced on groove weld assemblies with backing bars, followed by bend testing to assess quality.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: WELD1655
  • CoRequisites:

Welding Quality and Inspection
WELD1700

Description:

Welding quality will be studied from a perspective of defect identification and reviewing cause, effect and corrective actions for various defects. In addition, causes and control methods for warpage and distortion in welded fabrication will also be reviewed.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
WELD1715

Description:

This course will develop basic welding skills with the GTAW process, commonly referred to as TIG welding. Techniques will be developed for producing fillet and groove welds in the flat, horizontal and vertical positions on both mild steel and aluminum materials.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Introduction to Metal Fabrication
WELD1950

Description:

This course is designed to introduce the student to the concepts of basic metal fabrication methods and principles. Emphasis will be placed on safety and on the proper selection, use and care of hand measuring and power tools. In addition, the student will be operating metal fabrication machines including plate shears, drilling machines, and the press brake

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: DRWG1497
  • CoRequisites:

Level 3

Course Details

Co-op and Career Preparation
CEPR1020

Description:

This series of modules will prepare students for job searching for their co-op work terms with the guidance of a Coop Advisor. Students will familiarize themselves with the co-operative education policies and procedures and will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace regarding social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues while developing an awareness of self-reflective practices. Students will reflect on their skills, attitudes, and expectations and examine 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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Technical Math III
MATH2285

Description:

This course builds on knowledge and skills acquired in Technical Mathematics I and II. The topics covered in this course include the application of algebraic and trigonometric functions, exponents and radicals, analytic geometry, statistics, and data analysis. The course introduces numerous technical applications pertaining to welding engineering technology and is designed to improve the students' analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH1635
  • CoRequisites:

Robotic Fundamentals
ROBO2060

Description:

This course will introduce industrial robots, how they work and their applications. Robot operation and communication with peripheral equipment will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on effective operation of teach pendants to safely test-run existing programs and to efficiently jog the robot to desired positions to correct existing robot paths.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Welding Codes And Standards
WELD2155

Description:

This course introduces the student welding codes and standards as they are applied to pressure vessel and structural applications. Welding procedure development, documentation, and qualification will be studied in depth. The qualification of welding personnel will also be studied. Supporting laboratory activities provide an opportunity to develop a new welding procedure and test it destructively as per code requirements.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: WELD1700
  • CoRequisites:

Welding Process Applications I
WELD2235

Description:

This laboratory based course develops proficiency in industrial welding and joining processes. Simulated industrial situations provide the student with welding procedure development experience and a thorough understanding of the operating variables of welding processes including GTAW, GMAW, FCAW, MCAW, SAW and RSW. The importance of procedural documentation is stressed by requiring written procedures and laboratory reports documenting the process applications.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 6
  • Pre-Requisites: WELD1670
  • CoRequisites:

Welding Process Technology I
WELD2250

Description:

This course is designed to further enhance the students’ knowledge of welding processes as taught in Welding Processes Technology I and II. The major areas of study will include: Arc Welding Power Sources, Gas Metal Arc Welding and Flux Cored Arc Welding.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites: WELD1670
  • CoRequisites:

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

Level 4

Course Details

Robotic Programming
ROBO2040

Description:

This course will develop basic robotic programming skills with a variety of robotic systems. Selection of jog system, positional teaching, specifying appropriate motion type and velocity, input/output commands, jumps, labels and counters will be studied for effective robot programming strategies. Safe operation and test running of programs will be emphasized.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Visual Weld Inspection Applications
WELD2020

Description:

This course continues to develop applications in welding and weldment Visual Inspection (VT). The functions of the visual inspector prior to, during, and after the welding process will be explored. The student will practice interpreting mechanical, structural, pressure vessel and piping drawings as it relates to the quality planning and inspection processes. The student will create and utilize various inspection documents for monitoring and controlling the fabrication process. The student will create weldments and provide detailed visual inspection reports by evaluating the end product against the acceptance criteria.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: WELD2155
  • CoRequisites:

Welding Mechanics
WELD2115

Description:

This course introduces the study of statics, the mechanics of solids, and the properties of sections. Topics such as forces, vectors and resultants, moments of forces and couples, equations of equilibrium, free-body diagrams, two-force members, coplanar concurrent, parallel and non-concurrent force systems, structures and members. Elementary mechanics of materials topics such as stress, strain, Hooke’s Law, Young’s Modulus of Elasticity, Centroids, Moment of Inertia, beam bending and stress will be covered. Fundamental concepts in the allowable strength of welded connections will also be introduced.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH2285
  • CoRequisites:

Welding Metallurgy I
WELD2175

Description:

This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to basic metallurgical concepts through the study of welding related metallurgical considerations. The areas of study will include steel making, the structure and properties of plain carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum as well as the classifications of steels. The student will be taught basic metallography which includes specimen preparation and etching. In addition, the student will study phase diagrams, the iron-carbon diagram and the effect of heat input upon a weldment.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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NDE Fundamentals
WELD2185

Description:

This introductory course will enable the student to use non-destructive inspection methods to assess the structural integrity of weldments and metals. Lab demonstrations and extensive practice will enable the student to inspect weldments and interpret test results using the Liquid Penetrant (PT) and Magnetic Particle (MT) methods.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Welding Circuits and Controls
WELD2225

Description:

This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge of the basic principles and laws of electricity and the measurement of electrical quantities as required safely working with and understanding the operation of welding equipment and processes. The student will become familiar with industrial electrical power systems, the conversion of electrical power for welding, the measurement of electrical quantities, control interfacing between power sources, wire-feeders, and ancillary equipment, and the troubleshooting of welding circuits. A primary focus of this course will be the development of safe work practices in the welding lab for the purpose of process measurement and troubleshooting, not welding machine repair or installation wiring.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Welding Process Applications II
WELD2245

Description:

This laboratory based course further develops proficiency in industrial welding and joining processes. Simulated industrial situations provide the student with welding procedure development experience and a thorough understanding of the operating variables of welding processes including GTAW, GMAW, FCAW, MCAW, SAW and RSW. The importance of procedural documentation is stressed by requiring written procedures and laboratory reports documenting the process applications.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: WELD2235
  • CoRequisites:

Welding Processes Technology II
WELD2260

Description:

This course is designed to further enhance the students’ knowledge of welding processes as taught in Welding Processes Technology I, II and III. The major areas of study will include: Submerged Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Plasma Arc Welding, Plasma Cutting, Plasma Gouging and Resistance Welding. Other related welding processes such as Stud Welding and Laser Beam Welding will also be studied.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites: WELD2250
  • CoRequisites:

Level 5

Course Details

Co-op Work Term I (MET Welding & Robotics)
COOP2480

Description:

This co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience in an authentic, professionally relevant work environment. Students will be provided the opportunity to connect theory and practice by leveraging their academic training to develop a broad base of vocational skills. The practical applications of this work term will promote students’ awareness of key concepts and terminology in their field, cultivate their problem-solving and decision-making capabilities, encourage their development of professional autonomy and collaboration, and enhance their capacity to analyze and reflect on their demonstrated abilities in the workplace.

  • Hours: 420
  • Credits: 14
  • Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020 OR CEPR1020
  • CoRequisites:

Level 6

Course Details

Co-op Work Term II (MET Welding and Robotics)
COOP3280

Description:

This co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience in an authentic, professionally relevant work environment. Students will be provided the opportunity to connect theory and practice by leveraging their academic training to develop a broad base of vocational skills. The practical applications of this work term will promote students’ awareness of key concepts and terminology in their field, cultivate their problem-solving and decision-making capabilities, encourage their development of professional autonomy and collaboration, and enhance their capacity to analyze and reflect on their demonstrated abilities in the workplace.

  • Hours: 420
  • Credits: 14
  • Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020 OR CEPR1020
  • CoRequisites:

Level 7

Course Details

Co-op Work Term III (MET Welding and Robotics)
COOP3290

Description:

This co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience in an authentic, professionally relevant work environment. Students will be provided the opportunity to connect theory and practice by leveraging their academic training to develop a broad base of vocational skills. The practical applications of this work term will promote students’ awareness of key concepts and terminology in their field, cultivate their problem-solving and decision-making capabilities, encourage their development of professional autonomy and collaboration, and enhance their capacity to analyze and reflect on their demonstrated abilities in the workplace.

  • Hours: 420
  • Credits: 14
  • Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020 OR CEPR1020
  • CoRequisites:

Level 8

Course Details

Co-op Work Term IV (MET Welding and Robotics)
COOP3300

Description:

This co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience in an authentic, professionally relevant work environment. Students will be provided the opportunity to connect theory and practice by leveraging their academic training to develop a broad base of vocational skills. The practical applications of this work term will promote students’ awareness of key concepts and terminology in their field, cultivate their problem-solving and decision-making capabilities, encourage their development of professional autonomy and collaboration, and enhance their capacity to analyze and reflect on their demonstrated abilities in the workplace.

  • Hours: 420
  • Credits: 14
  • Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020 OR CEPR1020
  • CoRequisites:

Level 9

Course Details

Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers
CNTR3090

Description:

This course introduces how to program and configure programmable logic controller (PLCs) to control automated systems. Both proprietary PLC systems and the IEC 61131-3 systems are studied. Ladder Logic programming language is introduced and mostly utilized from simple Boolean logic programs to structured programs with function calls and interrupts.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Manufacturing Processes
MANU3050

Description:

This course will examine all production processes to effectively plan product manufacturing. Process planning and costing for manufacturing methods including cutting, stamping, machining, casting, assembly and coating will be studied. Knowledge of these processes will be used to effectively plan for manufacturing including sequence, resources, equipment and facilities required.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Robotic Welding Programming
ROBO3040

Description:

This course will continue to develop robotic programming skills with emphasis on MIG and spot welding applications. Lab practice will optimize weld quality and cycle time for a variety of thin and thick-gauge applications. Advanced features and functions including tool centre point calibration, seam find and tracking, and multi-pass applications will be studied.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ROBO2040
  • CoRequisites:

Welding Design I
WELD3070

Description:

The basics of welded structural design including allowable stress, limit state, and plastic design will be introduced. The student will learn to calculate the required size of welds using the allowable stress method and the selection of filler metals of various strength levels to match the requirements of weld design codes such as CSA W59. Special emphasis will be placed upon identifying issues with designs or welding discontinuities that can affect the integrity of welded structures with an introduction fracture mechanics. The issues around the ductile to brittle fracture transition of structural steels, brittle fracture, and the special requirements of fatigue-loaded structures will be discussed.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites: WELD2115
  • CoRequisites:

Welding Metallurgy II
WELD3085

Description:

The goal of this course is to build upon the basic metallurgical concepts with a thorough study of the metallurgical considerations for welding a variety of metals and the performance of welds in service. Specifically, the welding metallurgy of the following metals will be covered: carbon and low-alloy steels, modern HSLA steels, the stainless steel alloy family, cast irons, nickel, copper, aluminium and titanium based alloys. The effect of the welding process, heat input, and consumable selection will be investigated through lab experiments on sample welds.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites: WELD2175
  • CoRequisites:

Technical Project I - A
WELD3170

Description:

Students must undertake a self directed technical project in their 3rd year of study. The purpose of this project is to expose the student to a typical project that would be undertaken by a Technologist in industry. Topics could include solving a manufacturing problem, developing a new welding procedure or evaluating the weldability of a unique material (or any other topic as mutually agreed to by the student and the faculty advisor). The purpose of this course is to research possible topics and to develop a comprehensive plan for implementation in Technical Project II. The student will develop experience in the processes of Project Management (planning phase) and additional skills in technical research.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Welding Process Technology III
WELD3180

Description:

This course will include a review of advances in conventional welding processes including arc and resistance welding methods. Application of new consumables, power sources and equipment will be studied. Another component in this course will include a presentation project for a non-conventional welding process such as laser, ultrasonic or explosion welding for joining and non-joining applications.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: WELD2260
  • CoRequisites:

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

Level 10

Course Details

CAD/CAM Applications
DRWG3100

Description:

This course will continue to develop CAD skills and use thermal cutting software to import and modify shape part drawing files then generating the plate nesting and cut code for downloading to the CNC thermal cutting table. Another CAD/CAM application to be reviewed will be transition joint and 3D software for generating templates or flat pattern developments automatically.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Operations Management
IENG3040

Description:

This course will introduce the student to the process of manufacturing and how manufacturing operations are planned and managed. Special emphasis will be placed upon the process of bringing new products to market and relating the involvement of welding technology to this task. Topics will include: the concept of “Value-Adding”, production strategies and processes, concurrent engineering, design for manufacturability, “lean manufacturing”, plant and work-cell layout, process flowcharting and operation analysis, labour force planning, total productive maintenance, and health and safety management. A major student project will be included that will develop skills in the process of technical project management through the use of a welding manufacturing case study.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Hydraulics And Pneumatics
IFME3045

Description:

In this course, students will gain familiarity with hydraulic components operation and applications, design of hydraulic circuits, pressure relief valves, single/double acting cylinder, restrictions, flow metering, pressure compensated flow control valves, hydraulic fluids, hydraulic fluids, hydraulic symbology, hydraulic power unit, directional control valves, and check valves. Also included are compressed air production and preparation, operation and application of pneumatic components, standard pneumatic symbology, pneumatic working elements, directional control valves, pressure and flow control valves, basic logic circuits, pneumatic timer and pressure sequence valve.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Quality Assurance Systems
QUAL3025

Description:

This course introduces the concept of Total Quality Management as it relates manufacturing processes in general, and specifically to the welding process. Topics of discussion include: the history of the modem quality philosophies (Demming/Juran), the true cost of quality, root cause analysis and quality assurance systems (ISO9000, QS9000, CSA Z299, and ASME). Special emphasis will be placed upon learning applications Ishikawa’s seven tools of quality. (e.g. Pareto Charts, Control Charts and Cause and Effect Diagrams). Equipment calibration (including welding machines, tools, gauges, etc.) will also be discussed.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Welding Cost Effectiveness
WELD2010

Description:

This course develops the student's ability to recognize all factors that contribute to an overall welding cost, and to take an analytical approach to cost reduction. Welding cost estimating methods will be studied, (using spreadsheet software) as a tool in making accurate comparisons using the major production welding processes. After a review of the contributing factors to an overall welding cost the student will examine industrial examples in case study format, and take appropriate steps to reduce welding costs.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Welding Automation And Tooling
WELD3090

Description:

The course will develop knowledge in a wide range of technologies applicable to welding automation. Sensors such as limit switches and proximity switches will be studied as will their integration with a weldment fixturing, clamping and transfer tooling. Students will learn to apply automation including torch manipulators and carriages, weldment positioners, dedicated and flexible automation with both robotic and non-robotic technologies. The student will be able to utilize various locating, clamping, indexing and tool guiding devices as used in jigs and fixtures for the successful design of fabrication, welding and inspection operations.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Technical Project II - B
WELD3165

Description:

In their 3rd year of study, students will be exposed to a typical project undertaking by Technologist in industry. This self-directed technical project could be solving a manufacturing problem, developing new welding procedures, designing new product or equipment, evaluating the weldability of a unique material or other special topics as mutually agreed to by the student and the faculty advisor. In this course, students will implement and complete the project proposed in Technical Project I. In addition, there is a strong emphasis on the student’s written and oral communication skills via a comprehensive final report and project presentation.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: WELD3170
  • CoRequisites:

Program outcomes

  1. Design and analyze components, processes, and systems through the application of engineering principles and practices.
  2. Select, assess, and test (using analytical, destructive, and non-destructive inspection techniques) materials, structures, and weld joints to assure compliance with physical and metallurgical requirements.
  3. Analyze and prepare graphics and other technical documents to appropriate engineering standards.
  4. Use computer hardware and software to support the engineering environment.
  5. Assist in the specification of manufacturing operations and processes.
  6. Select, develop specifications for and program robotic and automated welding and joining systems.
  7. Apply knowledge of machinery, tools, and other equipment in manufacturing and assembling components.
  8. Specify, coordinate, and conduct quality control and quality assurance procedures.
  9. Recognize the environmental, economic, legal, safety, and ethical implications of manufacturing projects.
  10. Use and maintain documentation, inventory, and records systems.
  11. Participate in the management of a manufacturing project.
  12. Develop strategies and plans to improve job performance and work relationships.