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Courses - September 2022

Level 1

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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Excel for Engineering Technology
COMP1347

Description:

This introductory course will enable the learner to effectively use Microsoft Excel to view, print, modify, and create spreadsheets, with a focus on applications for Engineering Technology.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
  • 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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Electrical Fundamentals
EECE1475

Description:

This course provides students with a working knowledge of electrical principles, electrical circuit components and industrial electrical applications. Supplemented with laboratory exercises, students learn about voltage, current, and power in AC and DC circuits. Students will also be introduced to devices commonly used in industrial control circuits such as basic sensors and actuators, AC and DC motors, transformers, and how these are interconnected. Students will be introduced to industrial schematic interpretation and creation.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Mathematics I
MATH1085

Description:

This course provides an extensive review and reinforces some of the topics taken by students in high school. Its purpose is to ensure that the student has a fluent background in algebra and trigonometry in order to succeed in subsequent work in engineering technology. The material covered includes fundamental arithmetic and algebraic operations, geometry, trigonometry, vectors, and the solution of systems of linear equations by algebraic methods. This course helps students to develop essential employability skills by using examples and problems relating to the engineering technology field.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Engineering Drawing I
MECH1050

Description:

In this course, both freehand drawing and computer-aided drawing techniques (using AutoCAD) are used to introduce the student to Mechanical Engineering drawings. The material covered will include orthographic representations and projection, auxiliary views, sections, dimensioning and isometric drawing. During the course, the student will create detail, working, and assembly drawings conforming to CSA/ANSI standards.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 6
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Engineering Materials
MECH1130

Description:

This course investigates the selection and application of materials to engineering practice. The material and mechanical properties of metallic, polymeric, ceramic and composite materials and their uses are studied. The effects of loading environment, microstructure, heat treatment and other strengthening mechanisms are also analyzed.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Visual Basic for Applications for Engineering
PROG1395

Description:

This introductory course will enable the learner to use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to write programs using fundamental structured programming techniques such as; basic user interfaces, logic and loops, data management and manipulation and error handling.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 2

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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Introduction to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
DRWG1405

Description:

This course extends basic engineering drafting skills to the applied principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Emphasis is placed on interpretation and application symbols to drawings, measurements and quality control.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites: MECH1050
  • CoRequisites:

Introduction to Fluid Power and Automation
IFME1020

Description:

This course introduces the students to the field of industrial fluid power and control. Students will learn fluid power terminology, component sizing and selection methods, circuit design and documentation. Students will understand the fundamental principles as well as the practical applications of fluid power as it applies to industry. In the lab, students are required to design and build a variety of circuits using a combination of hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical components. The hands-on approach provides an excellent learning environment with a significant focus on trouble-shooting and problem solving.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Conventional Machining Processes
MACH1010

Description:

This course is designed to expose the student to the practical and theoretical aspects and basic knowledge of conventional metal removal machine tools and their various cutting tools used in manufacturing processes. In addition, the student will understand the fundamentals of metric and imperial system of measurement, and the use and application of precision measuring instruments.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Mathematics II
MATH1195

Description:

This course is a continuation of the Mathematics I and is oriented towards the direct application of mathematical techniques to mechanical fundamentals. It covers exponential and logarithmic equations; problems involving ratio, proportion and variation, and plane analytic geometry.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH1085
  • CoRequisites:

Engineering Drawing II
MECH1065

Description:

This course introduces 3D parametric modeling to expand on the basic techniques and information presented in Engineering Drawing I. Topics include: limits and tolerances (both Imperial and Metric), surface texture, and threads and fasteners.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MECH1050
  • CoRequisites:

Applied Mechanics
MECH1220

Description:

This introductory course covers the analysis of forces on rigid bodies at rest. Trusses and two dimensional frames are studied along with friction, centroids and moments of inertia.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH1085
  • CoRequisites:

PLC and HMI Programming
PROG1095

Description:

Students will learn the operating principles behind Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and how to program them effectively. Students will program using Boolean (binary) logic to control inputs and outputs within automated processes. Students will write programs using Timer and Counter instructions. Students will also learn data management, math and logical operations and program organization. Students will create Human Machine Interface (HMI) applications to interact with control systems.

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

Level 3

Course Details

Co-op Work Term I (Automated Manufacturing - Technician)
COOP1410

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 4

Course Details

Advanced Solid Modeling
DRWG2220

Description:

This is an advanced course that expands on the use of SolidWorks for mechanical design. Topics include user interface, file structure, 3D sketches, plane creation, advanced sweeps, lofts and surfaces, sheet metal, weldments and top-down assembly.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MECH1065
  • CoRequisites:

Design of Jigs and Fixtures
DSGN2100

Description:

When successfully completed, the learner will be able to understand the concept and operating principles of Jigs and Fixtures. The student will evaluate the efficient method of machining a workpiece in correct sequence to obtain proper surface and geometric relationships. The student will be able to utilize 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. The student will be able to recognize and utilize materials and standard catalogued components to create efficient Jig and Fixture designs. The student will evaluate the benefits of additive manufacturing, how it can save time and money for inspection, assembly and other jigs and fixtures.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MECH1065
  • CoRequisites:

Manufacturing Processes
MANU2005

Description:

This course introduces students to common manufacturing processes outside the traditional machining processes. Solidification processes including common metal casting and plastic forming methods are discussed. Students will learn the capabilities and applications of solidification processes, bulk metal deformation processes, sheet metal working processes and powdered metal processes. Non-traditional metal removal, cleaning, finishing, joining and rapid prototyping processes are also reviewed in detail. Concepts of design for manufacturing and assembly will be considered.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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CNC Programming/2DMasterCAM
MECH2010

Description:

This course is designed for a student to study the principles and economic significance of numerical control. An understanding of the functions of the major components of NC systems, the application of cartesian coordinates to CNC machine tool motions, axis designations and the types and classifications of CNC equipment will be obtained. In addition, the student will be given an understanding of CNC standard coding and various program formats. The student will also be introduced to the fundamentals of manual programming involving linear and circular interpolation of curves and straight lines of a more complex nature using various control functions such as canned cycles, subprograms, subroutines and cutter compensation.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MACH1010
  • CoRequisites:

Mechanics of Materials
MECH2030

Description:

This course enables the student to recognize the basic principles of strength of materials and apply them to solve practical problems. The design material properties, the mechanical tests and theories used to determine these properties, as well as the stress effects resulting from tension, compression, shear, torsion and bending loads are developed.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MECH1130 AND MECH1220
  • CoRequisites:

Quality Assurance and Systems
QUAL2010

Description:

The course will give an understanding of concepts and practical skills on quality engineering and management. The topics covered are as follows: normal distribution and presentation of data, control charts for variables and attributes, interpretation of chart patterns using probabilities, statistical sampling plans (MIL STD 105 & 414), gage R & R studies and measuring errors, design of experiments and other quality tools. A major project is based on application of the ISO 9000 quality management system, interpretation of the elements, and writing procedures.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH1085
  • CoRequisites:

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

Level 5

Course Details

Co-op Work Term II (Automated Manufacturing - Technician)
COOP2410

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

Dimensional Metrology and Coordinate Measuring Machines
DIMM2010

Description:

This course will provide the student with the principles of dimensional metrology and its applications to quality control. A variety of precision measuring instruments and equipment will be used to check work piece features for size and geometric conformity. Basic operation and programming of a Zeiss Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) for measuring various features on a 3D printed precision Renishaw block is also covered.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Additive and Advanced Manufacturing
MANU2060

Description:

Students will learn the role of additive manufacturing (i.e. 3D printing) in the global markets as it relates to manufacturing environments, innovation and product development. A comprehensive knowledge of the current 3D printing technologies, devices, materials and their applications will be developed. The capabilities of the various techniques and materials and the trade-offs will be explored. A variety of software and hardware tools such as 3D scanners that support the development of a model for printing will be used. Concepts of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly will also be considered. A broad range of product applications including, biomedical, aerospace, jig and fixture components, consumer products, production products and artistry sculpture will be explored. The latest trends, business opportunities and commercialization of the technology will be discussed.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MECH1065
  • CoRequisites:

Tool and Die Design
MECH2050

Description:

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of various types of sheet metal dies, including blanking, piercing, bending, forming and drawing dies. The study of progressive dies, principle types of press and press feed equipment are also introduced.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: DSGN2100
  • CoRequisites:

CNC Graphics and MasterCAM 3D
MECH2060

Description:

This course will provide the student with an advanced knowledge of using MasterCam for producing CNC programs for Horizontal Machining Centres with rotary tables and the machining of 3D Solids and surfaces, including revolved, swept, coons, derived and free-form surfaces. An introduction to programming a CNC turning centre will also be given. This is a process based course where the focus will be on the process and procedures used to complete CNC programs in a manufacturing environment as well as hands on practice.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MECH2010
  • CoRequisites:

Introduction to Robotics
ROBO2010

Description:

Prerequisites: Electrical Fundamentals, Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics, Programming - Structured Basic This course introduces the student to the history and use of robots in industry. Standard arm configurations and hardware are examined including the principles of path control, motion sensing, speed and position control, and servo-actuators. End-effectors, supplemental tooling hardware, and sensors are examined for their interaction with other workcell elements. Students program various types of robot controllers ranging from stop-to-stop sequencers, to point-to-point servocontrollers that use high-level control languages.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: PROG1395 OR PROG2170
  • CoRequisites:

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

Program outcomes

  1. Complete all work in compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines.
  2. Apply quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
  3. Comply with current health and safety legislation, as well as organizational practices and procedures.
  4. Apply sustainability* best practices in workplaces.
  5. Use current and emerging technologies* to support the implementation of mechanical and manufacturing projects.
  6. Analyze and solve mechanical problems by applying mathematics and fundamentals of mechanics.
  7. Interpret, prepare and modify mechanical drawings and other related technical documents.
  8. Perform technical measurements accurately using appropriate instruments and equipment.
  9. Manufacture, assemble, maintain and repair mechanical components according to required specifications.
  10. Contribute to the planning, implementation and evaluation of projects.
  11. Apply manual, CNC, and computer-aided manufacturing techniques in planning and controlling manufacturing systems.