Industrial Engineering - Basic (Part-time)
- Ontario College Certificate
- Program Code:
- Continuing Education
Notice:This program credential is suspended, however, courses are available for registration
About the ProgramThis program aims to help fill the continual need for qualified personnel to perform basic functions in the fields of work measurement, methods analysis, plant layout, material handling, quality control, cost estimating, skills in the application of drafting, and tooling applications. Courses provide many of the tools and techniques which have proven effective in the analysis, improvement and control of work. The student also receives grounding in the knowledge of manufacturing processes and industrial organization. Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate will have the knowledge and skills required for junior positions such as Time Studies Analyst, Process Planner or Methods Analyst.
Program InformationAll courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.
- Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
- Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
- Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.
- Credit may be given for qualifying courses that were successfully completed up to three (3) years prior to admission into the program.
How to ApplyStudents may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms
Send completed applications to:
299 Doon Valley Dr
Canada N2G 4M4
How to Register for CoursesGo to How to Register for detailed registration information.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
Learn more about PLAR.
Graduate OpportunitiesFor more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home
Program Related Resources
- Preparing, marking and measuring materials or samples, using various techniques and equipment.
- Calculating and preparing charts, graphs, and supporting data for reports aid statistics.
- Conducting time-and-motion studies to evaluate worker efficiency.
- Studying methods and equipment and suggesting change which will improve productivity and safety.
- Measuring and studying floor space and work areas and drawing plans of efficient plant layout to scale.
- Developing tests for components and finished products to ensure that products meet quality standards and operation requirements.
- Compiling and working from standard data information and analyzing same.
- Communicating effectively, in speech and writing as well as graphically.
- Understand the common applications of tooling.
- Understand conventional manufacturing processes.
- Understand general management functions and industrial organizations.
Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.
|Course Code||Course Title||Status|
|DRWG1050||Engineering Drawing and Blue Print Reading
Description: This course is an introduction to blueprint reading and engineering drawing. Students will learn to apply the principles of orthographic projection, reading and interpreting technical drawings, the use of drawing instruments along with drawing layout and dimensioning techniques. (Group A)
|DSGN1110||Engineering Design Methodologies
Description: This course will introduce students to the interesting world of engineering design methods. While there are many methods of design, not all of them work well in every case. The goal of this course is to introduce participants with effective design procedures to achieve an efficient design of a product while satisfying the general constraints like quality, cost, and effect on environment. The product life cycle along with Design for Manufacture and Design for Environment will also be discussed in depth.
|IENG1040||Cost Analysis and Cost Estimating
Description: This course is designed for industrial engineering, operations and manufacturing personnel who must analyze costs for control, performance and action; and will estimate costs for new products, processes and contracts. Topics that will be discussed include: cost methods; estimating direct labour cost & factory overhead cost; set-up costs; post-cost analysis including variance analysis; standard and non-standard times; machining and non-machining times and machine-hour rates; labour-hour, rating factor; learning curves, direct and indirect costs; variable and fixed costs; cost distribution; capital (equipment and non-equipment) and depreciation costs; budgets and budget control.
|IENG1050||Work Measurement and Analysis I
Description: This course involves a study of methods, time study and wage payment with practical application. Topics include the history and development of motion and time study, operation analysis, people/machine relationships, motion study, performance rating, time study requirements, value analysis, standard time and data, synthetic basic motion times, formula planning and work sampling, incentive systems, process planning and cost structures. (Group A)
Description: This course covers the processes used in manufacturing industries involving foundry methods, sheet metal forming, protective coating and surface finishes, forging, machining and welding methods, rubber products processing, and wood, leather and plastic processing.
Description: The objective of this course is to introduce a non-economics student to elementary theories concerning the functioning of the labour market. The focus of this course will be the developing of several practical and analytical tools to aid the students' understanding of labour market operations. Students will be introduced to various concepts about an individual's decision to work, the decision to retire or reduce the length of the work week. Then you will review the factors that influence the firm's decision to hire labour and determine the amount of labour to be hired given both a competitive and non-competitive labour market. The concept of non-competitive labour markets will be extended to include the influence of factors that are external to the labour market such as unions and government. The problems of and solutions to unemployment, discrimination and wage differentials will be discussed.
Note: Students who successfully complete this course can apply for exemption from 'Labour Economics' within the Human Resources Certificate Program.
|Electives: Group B|
Student must complete a minimum of 75 Hours
Systematic Layout and Planning I
Description: Recommended: DRWG1050 Engineering Drawing and Blue Print Reading. This course covers the practical approach to systematic layout planning. It deals with the handling, movement and storage of materials; buildings and building services; plant flexibility and expandability and plant site selection. The student will study the planning, making, installing and managing of the layout. (Group B)
Work Measurement and Analysis II
Description: Recommended: IENG1050 Work Measurement And Analysis I. This course involves the study of pre-determined time study methods, learning curve theory and formulae construction to predict standard times based upon historical data. It will introduce principles to create an ergonomically sound and environmentally comfortable workplace. The concepts of bottlenecks and their importance to the role of the Industrial Engineer will be explored.
Description: Recommended: Mathematics Level IV or Mathematics Grade 12 (General or Advanced) or equivalent. This course will examine the principles of dimensional metrology, applied precision measuring instruments relating to the geometric features, and complex measuring instruments. Topics will include optical, electronic and pneumatic instruments and co-ordinate measuring machines. The integration of the measuring instruments within the manufacturing cell is studied together with the required interface devices.
Design of Jigs and Fixtures
Description: Recommended: DRWG1050 Engineering Drawing & Blue Print Reading. This course is designed to enable the student to design various types of jigs and fixtures. It will specifically cover the principles of locating and clamping workpieces for performing machining operations on grinders, mills, lathes, drill presses, welding assemblies as well as checking operations. In addition the student will be able to select appropriate materials and make use of standard 'catalogued' components to create an efficient design.
Statistical Methods Of Quality Assurance
Description: Recommended: QUAL1030 Fundamentals of Quality Assurance or equivalent. This course develops the more advanced statistical techniques to evaluate quality, analyse processes, products and out-of-control conditions, solve manufacturing problems, establish and evaluate specifications and tolerances, and reduce product variability. The course will develop the skills of statistical analysis and decision making, testing of hypotheses, risks of incorrect decisions, estimation of population parameters, sample size determination, analysis of variance, correlation and regression techniques.
|Course Code||Course Title||Winter||Summer||Fall|
|DRWG1050||Engineering Drawing and Blueprint Reading||IC||IC|
|DSGN1110||Engineering Design Methodologies||IC|
|IENG1010||Systematic Layout and Planning I|
|IENG1020||Work Measurement and Analysis II||IC|
|IENG1040||Cost Analysis and Cost Estimating||IC|
|IENG1050||Work Measurement and Analysis I||IC|
|MECH1040||Design of Jigs and Fixtures||IC|
|QUAL1050||Statistical Methods of Quality Assurance||IC||OL|
Note: OL = Online delivery, IC = In-class delivery
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