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Manufacturing Engineering Certificate - Part-time

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  • Objectives
    Graduates would qualify for an entry level Manufacturing/Process Technician position and would be qualified to provide technical support and services in the development of production methods, facilities and systems, and the planning, estimating, measuring and scheduling of work.
  • Entry requirements
    This part-time certificate program will be of interest to individuals employed in the manufacturing profession or those wanting to work in manufacturing.
  • Academic Title
    Manufacturing Engineering Certificate
  • Course description
    BUS1020      Organizational Behaviour
    Description: Studying people and organizations, this course examines the behaviour of individuals working alone or in teams. Using actual examples, this course examines how behavioural factors affect organizational effectiveness. Note: This course is an approved HRPAO credit. Equivalent: Introduction to Business Management & Organizational Behaviour. OLRN1470 (Internet).
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    DIMM1090     Geometric Dimensioning And Tolerancing
    Description: Recommended: Mathematics Level IV or Mathematics Grade 12 (General or Advanced) or equivalent AND the ability to read engineering drawings. The 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: 36
    Credits: 3

    DRWG1050     Engineering Drawing & 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)
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    DRWG1550     SolidWorks - Introduction
    Description: Recommended: Windows XP. This course will provide the student with an introduction on how to use SolidWorks mechanical design automation software to build parametric models of parts and assemblies and how to make drawings of those parts and assemblies. This is a process based training course and will emphasize the process and procedures used to complete a particular task. By utilizing case studies to illustrate these processes, the student learns the necessary commands, options and menus in the context of completing a design task.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    IENG1040     Cost Analysis & Cost Estimating
    Description: Recommended: Knowledge of manufacturing processes and a basic understanding of accounting. This course is designed for industrial engineering personnel who must analyse costs for control and action; and will estimate costs for new products and contracts. Included in the course are: cost methods; estimating direct labour costs; set-up costs; post-cost analysis; non-machining and machining times; performance factor; learning curves direct and indirect material costs; cost distribution; overhead cost and machine-hour rates; budgets and budget control. (Group A)
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    IENG1060     Failure Analysis and Prevention
    Description: This course provides participants with the fundamentals necessary to understand and appreciate investigation methods into engineering failures. Topics to be considered include: accident investigation and failure analysis, modes of failure, background research, documentation of accident and introduction to principles of material selection and design improvements for prevention of failures.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    MANU1040     Fundamentals of Manufacturing
    Description: This course provides participants with the fundamental knowledge necessary in any manufacturing environment. Topics include: knowledge of basic sciences such as mathematics, physics, thermodynamics, electricity etc. used in manufacturing strength of materials, materials science, heat treatment, product design, engineering management and control, manufacturing planning and strategy, computer applications and automation and computer numerical control (CNC). This is a theory course
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    MANU1050     Manufacturing Processes

    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. (Group A)
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MECH1040     Design of Jigs and Fixtures

    Description: Recommended: MECH1110 Manufacturing Tooling - Jigs and Fixtures and 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.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MGMT2060     Project Management

    Description: Providing an overview of the structure, functions and operations of projects, this course introduces the particular discipline imposed by project management practices. More specifically, students may be on a project team or leading a team as the project manager. A significant amount of time will be spent in the lab using Microsoft Project 2003.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    QUAL1030     Fundamentals Of Quality Assurance
    Description: Recommended: Level IV Mathematics or equivalent. This course provides an introduction to quality assurance and control programs within a business organization. Topics include the nature and history of quality, factors which affect quality, quality inspection and verification. The course will also deal with collection, analysis and interpretation of data, histograms and frequency distributions, probability and its applications, normal and binomial curves, control charts for variables and attributes, and statistical sampling.
    Hours: 39
    Credits: 3

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