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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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Level 3

Course Details

Co-op Work Term I (Design & Analysis)
COOP1120

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 for Manufacturing and Assembly
DSGN2290

Description:

The engineering design process is often viewed as an economical application of science. Usually the main objective is to arrive at the least expensive method of satisfying all design and application criteria for a given product. Manufacture and assembly processes can properly fulfill this requirement if product design process is based on principles of economic efficiency.In this course, the student will analyse product design efficiency to compare alternate designs.

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

Manufacturing Processes
MANU2070

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. Welding processes together with various joining and fastening processes are also reviewed in detail. Concepts of design for manufacturing and assembly will be considered.

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

Engineering Design I
MECH2070

Description:

This first course in engineering design introduces the students to concepts, procedures, data, and decision analysis techniques necessary in modern design applications. Power transmission components including gears, belts, chains, bearings, couplings, and shafts are studied in detail, and incorporated into a significant term-end project.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites: MECH1065 AND MECH1220
  • CoRequisites:

Applied Mechanics (Advanced)
MECH2110

Description:

This advanced course examines both Statics and Dynamics, building on previous material. The study of Statics includes moments and couples, advanced topics in friction, and 3-Dimensional force Analysis. In the study of Dynamics, the student solves problems involving uniform rectilinear motion and rotational motion.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH1195 AND MECH1220
  • CoRequisites:

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

Level 5

Course Details

Co-op Work Term II (Design And Analysis)
COOP2120

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

Electrical Machines and Controls
CNTR3061

Description:

This course introduces the student to D.C. motors and also three phase and single phase A.C. motors, their types, physical arrangements, basic theory, speed - torque and load characteristics, applications and controls including protection. Transformers are examined regarding types, physical construction, basic theory and applications. Continuing with contactors, relays, circuit breakers, sensors, transducers and actuators the student is given an overview of digital logic control. Programmable logic controllers and automatic control systems are also discussed. The student performs laboratory experiments throughout to verify classroom theory.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE1475 OR EECE2330
  • CoRequisites:

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:

Calculus
MATH2130

Description:

This course covers the concepts of differentiation and integration. It begins with a discussion of the concept of a limit which leads to the derivative. Algebraic functions are differentiated by various rules of differentiation and applied problems are solved using the same rules. The concept of the differential and antiderivatives are used to develop the ideas of integration and various topics involving definite and indefinite integration will be discussed.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH1190 OR MATH1195
  • CoRequisites:

Engineering Design II
MECH2080

Description:

This course continues the directions started in Engineering Design I, using similar methods to introduce new topics. A major project, including calculations and production drawings, will involve a linkage mechanism and a welded structure.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MECH2030 AND MECH2070
  • CoRequisites:

Mechanics of Materials (Advanced)
MECH2090

Description:

This course expands on the concepts relevant to the stress/strain relationship covered in the introductory Mechanics of Materials course. The stresses produced by axial, bending, direct shear, torsion and transverse shear, are determined. The normal procedures used to combine stresses and develop principal stresses are studied. Beam deflection, statically indeterminate beams, column buckling and bolted connections strength are also analyzed.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MECH2030
  • 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:

Level 7

Course Details

Co-op Work Term III (Design and Analysis)
COOP3070

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

Mechanics and Dynamics of Fluids
IFME3010

Description:

This introductory course in fluid mechanics deals with the basic principles of fluid mechanics and their applications. Topics covered are: fluid properties, fluid statics, flow of incompressible fluids (both pipe flow and basic aerodynamics).

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH1190 OR MATH1195
  • CoRequisites:

Engineering Design III
MECH3040

Description:

This course is an advanced study in design of mechanical elements such as links, shafts, flywheels, springs, beams, pressure vessels and preloaded fasteners, taking into account stress concentrations, materials, shocks and repeated loads, combined stresses and failure criteria. The student will determine the loads and stresses on these mechanical elements.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MECH2090
  • CoRequisites:

Computer Aided Stress Analysis
MECH3050

Description:

This course involves structural and vibration analysis of mechanical components using the computer software package ANSYS. The major characteristics of this program are discussed and applied to produce finite element models which are analyzed for deflection, load, stress, strain and frequency harmonics. The program will be used to optimize the design stress and weight of simple components. Computer generated models will be either created in ANSYS or imported from 3rd party CAD software.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MECH2090
  • CoRequisites:

Thermodynamics I
MECH3070

Description:

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of Thermodynamics and their applications. Topics covered are: thermometry, heat and work, first and second law of thermodynamics, steady flow applications, entropy, thermal efficiency, and properties of liquids and gases.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH2130
  • CoRequisites:

Engineering Project and Report - A
MECH3190

Description:

The student is required to complete a major design project, individually or as part of a team. The course simulates as closely as possible the mechanical technologist's activities in a design environment. The student must develop or expand skills in planning, scheduling, problem solving, analysis and evaluation. A blend of self-direction and team skills must be employed and emphasis is placed on communication skills. Final submission of all design work and layout drawings with Bill of Material.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites: MECH2080 AND MECH2090
  • CoRequisites:

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

Level 9

Course Details

Engineering Economics
ECON1041

Description:

Contemporary engineering professionals are widely recognized as principal decision makers who have to decide among alternatives with respect to expected costs and benefits, while taking into account strategic and policy issues affecting their corporations. The course is based on thorough develop and understanding of the concept of the time value of money, cash flow analysis, present and future worth analyses, depreciation and financial accounting, effects of inflation, income taxes and marketing goals.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Industrial Engineering
IENG3030

Description:

This course studies various methods of calculating the standard time for a process. Motion and time study theory and a pre-determined time study system (Basic MOST) are used to derive the standard time. The importance of accurate standard times on manufacturing decisions is discussed. Industrial ergonomics, work station layout and design, project management, charting techniques, effort rating, worker allowances, labour relations and learning curve theory are studied. The theory and techniques of implementing a lean production system, Goldratts’ theory of constraints and optimized production technology (OPT) are studied.

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

Mechanics of Machines
MECH3065

Description:

This course investigates the effects of motion and forces on components of a machine. Velocity analyses are produced for, mechanisms, cam/follower systems, and gear trains. The resultant accelerations and forces are determined for, machine links, cam/follower systems and rotating shafts.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MECH2080 AND MECH2090
  • CoRequisites:

Thermodynamics II
MECH3085

Description:

This course is a continuation of Thermodynamics I and deals with more advanced aspects of macroscopic thermodynamics covering the production, transfer, transportation and utilization of thermal energy through the study of gas mixtures, power cycles, refrigeration and heat transfer.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MECH3070
  • CoRequisites:

Engineering Project and Report - B
MECH3200

Description:

The student is required to complete a major design project, individually or as part of a team. The course simulates as closely as possible the mechanical technologist’s activities in a design environment. The student must develop or expand skills in planning, scheduling, problem solving, analysis and evaluation. A blend of self-direction and team skills must be employed and emphasis is placed on communication skills. Final report of all calculations and technical drawings is followed by an oral presentation.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites: MECH3190
  • CoRequisites:

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

Program outcomes

  1. Monitor compliance with current legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines.
  2. Plan, co-ordinate, implement and evaluate quality control and quality assurance procedures to meet organizational standards and requirements.
  3. Monitor and encourage compliance with current health and safety legislation, as well as organizational practices and procedures.
  4. Develop and apply sustainability* best practices in workplaces.
  5. Use current and emerging technologies* to implement mechanical engineering projects.
  6. Analyze and solve complex mechanical problems by applying mathematics and fundamentals of mechanical engineering
  7. Prepare, analyze, evaluate and modify mechanical engineering drawings and other related technical documents.
  8. Design and analyze mechanical components, processes and systems by applying fundamentals of mechanical engineering.
  9. Design, manufacture and maintain mechanical components according to required specifications.
  10. Establish and verify the specifications of materials, processes and operations for the design and production of mechanical components.
  11. Plan, implement and evaluate projects by applying project management principles.
  12. Develop strategies for ongoing personal and professional development to enhance work performance.
  13. Apply business principles to design and engineering practices.