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  • Objectives
    Students will gain broadly-based mechanical engineering technology skills to prepare for career opportunities in today's increasingly complex and sophisticated industry. Studies emphasize mechanical design using standard procedures, computer graphics and computer-based analysis. You also study manufacturing processes and materials to understand the integration between design and manufacturing. Effective technical communications through verbal, written, graphic and computer skills are also stressed.
  • Practical experience
    There is a co-op component associated with this program.
  • Academic Title
    Mechanical Engineering Technology - Design and Analysis Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Course description
    Level One
    CDEV1020     Co-op and Career Preparation

    Description: This mandatory course prepares students for job searching for their co-op work terms and for post-graduate careers. Students will learn to critically evaluate their skills, attitudes, and expectations and evaluate and interpret available opportunities in the workplace. Self-marketing techniques using resumes, cover letters, cold-calls, and interviewing will be learned and students will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace with regards to social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues.
    Hours: 16
    Credits: 1

    COMM1180     Effective Technical Communications I

    Description: Recommended: The course content is based on the assumption that students can demonstrate competency in the use of the English language.

    NOTE: This is course does not qualify for a General Education exemption.

    This level-one course is designed to introduce students to industrial and business communications. Emphasis is placed on analyzing audience, determining purpose and effective ordering of ideas for various written communications such as letters and memoranda in the technical environment. As well, all students are expected to participate in group work throughout the semester and are expected to give an oral presentation.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    COMP1220     Computer Applications
    Description: This introductory course will enable the learner to effectively use P.C. based software.
    The learner will use Windows commands to manipulate files.
    The learner will communicate using word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software, and combinations of the three to prepare effective documentation.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    MATH1170     Mathematics I

    Description: This course is set up to ensure that skills in Mathematics are upgraded and maintained to support the courses for which they are needed. The material covered in this course includes topics from fundamental arithmetic, basic algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and vectors. In this course students will also learn to use the Ti89 graphing calculator. Skills in problem solving will be stressed. Students will be required to show their mastery of these skills on an ongoing basis.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    MECH1050     Engineering Drawing I
    Description: In this introductory course, both freehand drawing and computer-aided drawing techniques (using AutoCAD) are used to prepare the learner to do basic mechanical engineering drawings. The material covered will include applied geometry, use of scales, orthographic representations and projection, auxiliary views, sections, dimensioning and isometric drawing. The learner will use the material to produce detail, working, and assembly drawings conforming to CSA/ANSI standards.
    Hours: 90
    Credits: 6

    MECH1130     Engineering Materials

    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: 75
    Credits: 5

          Electives: General Education
    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours

    Level Two
    DIMM1070     Dimensional Metrology and Coordinate Measuring Machines

    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.

    The second part of the course will cover the operation and programming of a Mitutoyo Coordinate Machine.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4

    MACH1010     Conventional Machining Processes
    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: 45
    Credits: 3

    MANU1060     Manufacturing Processes

    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. Students are offered the opportunity to tour local industries presenting state-of-the-art applications of these processes.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MATH1190     Mathematics II
    Description: This course is a continuation of Mathematics I in which accumulated Math skills will be stressed. The Ti89 graphing calculator will be used continuously. Topics include systems of linear and quadratic equations, rotational motion and equations involving radicals. Problems will be solved involving algebraic fractions, trig functions, ratio and proportion, logarithmic and exponential functions. The course includes a section on linear programming and an introduction to probability and statistics.
    Hours: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: MATH1170

    MECH1060     Engineering Drawing II
    Description: This course introduces 3D parametric modeling using Autodesk Inventor to expand on the basic techniques and information presented in Engineering Drawing I. Topics include limits and tolerances (both Imperial and Metric), surface texture, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, threads and fasteners, and sheet metal development.
    Hours: 90
    Credits: 6
    Pre-Requisites: MECH1050

    MECH1220     Applied Mechanics
    Description: Mathematics I (90130500) or with permission of instructor. This introductory course covers the effects of forces or rigid bodies at rest and in motion. Trusses and two-dimensional frames are studied along with friction and centre of gravity. In addition, systems involving work, energy, power and impulse, and momentum are studied.
    Hours: 75
    Credits: 5
    Pre-Requisites: MATH1170

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

    Description: This course will provide students will college-approved work experience in a manufacturing environment. This course will increase the student's understanding of employer expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills. These skill areas will be improved during the work term while the student responsibly performs the duties as defined in the job description, in accordance with course and program outcomes. Student development will be evaluated during and at the conclusion of the work experience.
    Hours: 420
    Credits: 14

    Level Four
    DRWG1060     CAD-3D Solids

    Description: This course will provide the student with an introduction on how to use SolidWorks mechanical design software to build parametric models of parts and assemblies. This is a process based course where the focus is on the process and procedures used to complete a particular task as well as hands on practice. Advanced sketching and part modeling techniques are covered, including 3D sketches, part factories and sweeps.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MECH1050

    IFME2010     Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics
    Description: This course introduces the student to industrial hydraulics and pneumatics. The course material was developed by FESTO DIDACTIC for their industrial training courses H511 and P111. Topics covered are: Fluid power terminology and symbols, hydraulic and pneuamtic system components and the study of basic hydraulic and pneumatic circuits.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MECH2030     Mechanics of Materials
    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: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: MECH1130, MECH1220

    MECH2070     Engineering Design I
    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: 75
    Credits: 5
    Pre-Requisites: MECH1050, MECH1070 or MECH1220

    MECH2110     Applied Mechanics (Advanced)
    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: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: MECH1070 or MECH1220

    QUAL2010     Quality Assurance and Systems
    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: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MATH1170

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

    Description: This course will provide students will college-approved work experience in a manufacturing environment. This course will increase the student's understanding of employer expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills. These skill areas will be improved during the work term while the student responsibly performs the duties as defined in the job description, in accordance with course and program outcomes. Student development will be evaluated during and at the conclusion of the work experience.
    Hours: 420
    Credits: 14

    Level Six
    DSGN2050     Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

    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: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MANU1060, MECH1050

    EECE2330     Electrical and Electronic Principles

    Description: This introductory course introduces the student to the basic concepts involving D.C. and A.C. electrical circuits; voltage and current concepts and definitions, magnetic field theory and applications, etc. Electronic fundamentals such as solid-state fundamentals, transistor circuitry, amplifiers and rectification are also included.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MATH1170

    MATH2130     Calculus
    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: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MATH1190

    MECH2080     Engineering Design II
    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: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: MECH2070, MECH2030

    MECH2090     Mechanics of Materials (Advanced)
    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: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: MECH2030

    PROG2170     Introduction to Programming

    Description: This course introduces the student to the principles of structured programming. Using the Visual Basic programming language students will plan, enter, run, and debug programs of increasing complexity using various data-types, loops, branches, functions, and data stream input and output. This course is intended for the novice programmer who wishes to create modest applications. It also serves as an introductory-level course for students who will be continuing on to more advanced programming.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

          Electives: General Education
    Description: Student must complete a minimum of 36 Hours

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

    Description: This course will provide students will college-approved work experience in a manufacturing environment. This course will increase the student's understanding of employer expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills. These skill areas will be improved during the work term while the student responsibly performs the duties as defined in the job description, in accordance with course and program outcomes. Student development will be evaluated during and at the conclusion of the work experience. The student's written communication skills are evaluated by the Co-op Advisor after the work experience through submission of an essay.
    Hours: 420
    Credits: 14

    Level Eight
    CNTR3060     Electrical Machines and Controls

    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: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: EECE2330

    IFME3010     Mechanics and Dynamics of Fluids

    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: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: MATH1190

    MECH3040     Engineering Design III

    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: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MECH2090

    MECH3050     Computer Aided Stress Analysis

    Description: This course involves structural, thermal 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, thermal distribution 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 packages.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MECH2090

    MECH3070     Thermodynamics I
    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: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MATH1190

    MECH3190     Engineering Project and Report - A
    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 approximately 100 pages and 10 drawings is followed by oral presentation.
    Hours: 75
    Credits: 5
    Pre-Requisites: MECH2080

    Level Nine
    ECON1040     Engineering Economics

    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: 45
    Credits: 3

    IENG3030     Industrial Engineering
    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: 45
    Credits: 3

    LIBS1340     Law, Ethics and Professional Practice

    Description: This course will cover, in a structured manner, relevant topics and case studies in law, ethics and professional practice related to the work of professionals in Canada. The students will develop proper understanding of the social, historical and philosophical contexts underlying a profession’s legal responsibilities, foundations of ethical decision making processes, principles of professional liability and the general duties of professionals towards the society.
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    MECH3060     Mechanics of Machines

    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: 60
    Credits: 4
    Pre-Requisites: MECH2080, MECH2090

    MECH3080     Thermodynamics II
    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: 45
    Credits: 3
    Pre-Requisites: MECH3070

    MECH3200     Engineering Project and Report - B

    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 approximately 100 pages and 10 drawings is followed by oral presentation.
    Hours: 75
    Credits: 5
    Pre-Requisites: MECH3190

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