Applied Manufacturing Management - Automation Stream (formerly Applied Manufacturing Management - Mechatronics Stream)

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Courses - May 2023

Level 1

Course details

Communications for Effective Management in Industry
COMM8380

Description:

This course emphasizes professionalism as a key foundation for communicating as a supervisor in an industrial environment. Emphasis will be placed on effective oral and written communications with all related stakeholders to include all levels of employees and management. A strong focus will be placed on the use of technology to deliver professional presentations, create effective business reports and professional correspondence.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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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
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Mechanical Drawing
DRWG8015

Description:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to interpret and create engineering drawings. This course will begin with basic engineering drafting skills of mechanical parts and progress to more complex parts. The student will gain knowledge of the creation of templates, borders and title blocks that are used in the current version of AutoCAD. The main areas of study are basic system customization, drawing and editing tools, dimensioning techniques, multiple view drawings, attribute definitions, blocks, and external references.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
DRWG8045

Description:

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is a symbolic language for defining part geometry and communicating engineering tolerances and dimensions on CAD models and engineering drawings. Students will extend basic drafting skills and knowledge to the applied principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. An emphasis will be placed on the interpretation and application of rules and symbols to drawings, measurement techniques, and quality control.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Principles of Metrology for Quality Management
MACH8005

Description:

In this course the student will investigate dimensional metrology and the use of measuring equipment to ensure quality requirements compliance in a manufacturing shop. The student will use a variety of precision measuring instruments to check machined features of pieces for size and geometric conformity. Legislative health and safety requirements are an important component of this course. Students will discuss the impact of quality related decisions on operating principles, techniques, inspection and checking procedures.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Automation I
MACH8090

Description:

This course introduces the students to the fundamental engineering principles within the industrial automation field. Students will examine the operation and behaviour of various electronic components. DC and AC electrical circuits will then be explored, and key calculations developed. Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems, which are essential disciplines within automation, will be covered. Students will acquire an understanding of the hardware aspects of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's). This will be followed by familiarization with the software aspect of PLC's, where simple Ladder Logic programs will be designed and tested. Finally, students will learn about different industrial safety standards and best practices.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 4
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Designing Jigs and Fixtures
MECH8030

Description:

When this course is successfully completed, the student will be able to identify the concepts and operating principles of Jigs and Fixtures. The student will evaluate the efficient method of machining a work piece in correct sequence to obtain proper surface and geometric relationships. The student will be able to choose 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. Students will be asked to design a simple fixture and evaluate the process from a managerial view point.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Essentials in Programming
PROG8045

Description:

This course is designed to introduce students to the field of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) G-Code programming while comparing it to other manufacturing processes in industry. The course will begin with the basic elements of identifying requirements and exploring CNC best practices up to the development of programs suitable for use for part production. Programming skills and knowledge will be enhanced with the use of simulation software.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Level 2

Course details

Solid Modelling for Manufacturing
DRWG8035

Description:

This course introduces students to the uses of SolidWorks for manufacturing and mechanical design. Students will learn to use SolidWorks to create and modify simple sketches, parts, assemblies, and drawings. Topics include the user interface, file structure, 2D sketches, plane creation, basic modelling features, part modifications, bottom-up assembly, and blueprint drawings.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Engineering Economics
ECON8001

Description:

This course covers the basics of project investment and appraisal and selection. Topics include: time value of money; cash flow analysis; cost of capital; elements of cost and cost estimation; decision making among alternatives; break even analysis; effect of depreciation, taxes, replacement analysis, inflation and uncertainties and risk.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Human Resources for Manufacturing Management
HRM8400

Description:

The primary focus in this introductory course is to offer the student an in depth view into Canadian human resource (HR) management functions as it relates to the manufacturing industry. The course emphasis is on the skills and techniques utilized by HR professionals and manufacturing managers in each of their specialty areas, and how they are related to the organization's overall strategy and objectives in Canada.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Automation II
MACH8100

Description:

This course begins by examining the operation of both DC and AC motors and their industrial significance. Students will then be introduced to the various electrical drives for these motors. Pneumatic and hydraulic systems are explored further with the introduction of the Directional Control Valve (DCV). Students will build on what they learned about PLC’s in Automation I, by designing and testing more complex Ladder Diagram programs. The detailed operation of Timers, Counters and Sequencers, in PLC logic, will be studied.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 4
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Operations Management
MGMT8910

Description:

This course will discuss the process of manufacturing and how manufacturing operations are planned and managed. Special emphasis will be placed upon the process from the viewpoint of the manager. Projects will challenge students to work through typical issues of operations management found in the manufacturing industry.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety Legislation
OHS8195

Description:

This course introduces students to occupational health and safety legislated requirements for the workplace. Students will learn the main components of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the rights and responsibilities of workplace parties. Students will explore issues associated with workplace violence, harassment, accident response, and the legal requirements for WHMIS. Students will apply their knowledge of health and safety legislation to a workplace to assess compliance.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Introduction to Robotics
ROBO8045

Description:

This course using simulation software 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 work cell elements. Student will program various types of robot controllers ranging from stop-to-stop sequencers to point-to-point servo-controllers that use high-level control languages.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Level 3

Course details

Networking Planning and Implementation
INFO8167

Description:

This course providing students with the skills and knowledge to design, implement and troubleshoot basic networks is essential to anyone working in IT. Students will learn to plan and implement Ethernet LANs and switches, IPv4 addressing and subnetting. Through simulation software, students will experience configuring and troubleshooting Cisco switches and routers, static and dynamic routing, ACLs, NAT, STP, basic VoIP, basic WLAN and IPv6 will be gained. In addition, various WAN technologies will be identified and configured.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Automation III
MACH8110

Description:

This course introduces the students to the operating principles of stepper and servo motors. Students will investigate the functioning of transformers and DC power supplies. Next, electro-pneumatic systems, a critical part of automation, is explored. Familiarity with sequential relay control of electro-pneumatic cylinders. Students will design and create advance, complex PLC programs using current industry programming languages. Analog scaling techniques and applications are studied.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 4
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Introduction to Project Management For Industry
MGMT8630

Description:

This course covers the necessary tools and processes to manage the life cycle of a project in an industrial environment. Students will utilize the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), applying standard terminology and methods in a number of small sample projects including creation of project charter, risk management, procurement, and project scheduling and project reporting.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Hazard Identification
OHS8035

Description:

This course is to allow students to demonstrate awareness of an organization's moral, legal and ethical responsibilities in the area of health and safety in predominantly industrial environment. Students in this course will learn skills required to identifying various occupational health and safety hazards, assess the risk associated with the hazards, apply control methods, and evaluate effectives of the applied controls.Legislative requirements of Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations under the Act will be reviewed in detail as students work towards understanding principles of hazard identification and risk assessment.Students will also be exposed to current applicable CSA and ISO standards and their impacts on occupational health and safety.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Principles of Lean Six Sigma
QUAL8200

Description:

This course will enable students to analyze and solve quality problems as part of a team using the complementary methodologies of Lean and Six Sigma. Through the application of a structured approach students will learn how to apply the principles of waste reduction and minimizing of defects in manufacturing and transactional processes

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Quality, Strategy and Value Creation for Industry
QUAL8320

Description:

This course introduces the philosophy and guiding principles that represent the foundation of continuously improving an industrial organization. Students learn the roles of leadership, strategic planning and deployment to exceed customer expectations. Additional topics include the role of teams and associated processes to maximize profitability.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Level 4

Course details

Career Management
CDEV8131

Description:

This course focuses on career management skills needed to navigate the evolving workplace. Students will evaluate their skills, attitudes, and expectations within their chosen careers and explore emerging trends in the workplace. Students will refine their networking strategies and create marketing documents to position them for success. Mock interviews will provide the opportunity for practice, feedback and reflection as students prepare for future interviews. Students will explore communication strategies that support workplace success and advancement. By the end of this course, students will have created a personalized career management plan.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Prototyping and 3D Printing
MECH8040

Description:

Rapid prototyping puts digital designs into the real world. This course will examine the various options available including machining and 3D printing as the Prototyping Process Model is studied. Students will work in groups to design, and 3D print components.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Capstone Project Advanced Manufacturing Management
MECH8150

Description:

This capstone project course, a culmination of the program, will combine practical and theoretical knowledge gained within this program for the purpose of challenging the student to successfully plan and execute a manufacturing-related project or subset of projects. Students working in teams and/or individually will study, design, and document manufacturing solutions by applying skills learned throughout the program. This semester-long project will demonstrate the students’ understanding of plant operations, human resources, project management, and communication skills in a manufacturing scenario. Through meetings with students, faculty will support the development of the project plan, implementation, and metrics.

  • Hours: 126
  • Credits: 7
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Team Dynamics and Employee Engagement in Industry
MGMT8640

Description:

Success in any professional environment requires employees to operate effectively as a team member, acknowledging and functioning as part of a group. This course will define, within an industry context, the nature and dynamics of a team. Students will learn to assess a team to determine its efficiency and function, identify opportunities for improvement, and establish conflict-prevention measures. Students will practice using the learnings through projects and in-class practical applications.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Health and Safety Management
OHS8225

Description:

Effective Occupational Health and Safety programs recognize the connection between employee health, safety, productivity and quality. They are essential for the workplace. This course will explore the reasons why a comprehensive health and safety program is of benefit to workplaces, and the importance of involvement by all levels of workers and management in an occupational health and safety program. It will cover the principles of developing and monitoring a workplace health and safety programs using a management system model. This course will also cover the requirements of creating a safe workplace environment through the interpretation and application of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and related safety legislation. Accident investigation and analysis, assessing allegations of unsafe work, managing health complaints, training needs, conducting meetings, ergonomics, and emergency planning will also be covered.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Program outcomes

  1. Make management level decisions within a manufacturing environment that align with organizational strategic and operational goals.
  2. Formulate human resource planning strategies that support operational goals and company culture to include budget, output volume, and succession planning.
  3. Analyze manufacturing methodologies, incorporating the principles of floor level operations in order to make effective management decisions.
  4. Integrate decision making strategies with practical applications of manufacturing processes in a typical industrial environment.
  5. Use current technology to create written, oral, and graphic communications that are professional and accurate.
  6. Use principles and best practices in team-building and problem solving to negotiate and resolve conflict in an interdisciplinary setting.
  7. Optimize manufacturing processes based upon shop experience, operation procedures and process parameters.
  8. Ensure that manufacturing shop equipment is operated in compliance with occupational health and safety regulations and established standard operating procedures.
  9. Develop and use personal/professional strategies and plans to improve professional growth, job performance, and working relationships in a Canadian context.