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Mechanical Engineering Technology
Courses and Descriptions
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Year 1
Term 1 Course Name Credit Hours
  COMM-1234 Technical Communication 4
  ENGI-1026 Engineering Design 1 4
  ENGI-1046 Engineering Materials 4
  ENGI-1048 Mechatronics 3
  MATH-1073 Algebra & Trigonometry 4
  SAFE-1028 WHMIS 0
  SCIE-1036 Physical Science 5
  SEMR-9209 General Safety Training 0
Term 2 Course Name Credit Hours
  ELEC-1061 Electrical /Electronic Fundamentals 5
  ENGI-1037 Fluid Mechanics 4
  ENGI-1042 Basics of Manufacturing 4
  ENGI-1146 Quality Inspection 3
  ENGI-2035 Engineering Design 2 3
  MATH-1074 Calculus 4
Term 3 Course Name Credit Hours
  ENGI-1007 Mechanical Engineering Co-Op 9
Year 2
Term 4 Course Name Credit Hours
  COMP-1153 Numerical Methods/Programming 3
  COMP-1154 Computer Aided Design 3
  ENGI-1043 Applied Mechanics 5
  ENGI-1061 Fluid Power 4
  ENGI-1076 Instrumentation and Control 4
  MANU-1051 Fabrication Methods 3
Term 5 Course Name Credit Hours
  ENGI-1005 Air Conditioning 1 3
  ENGI-1044 Machine Design 4
  ENGI-1152 Strength of Materials 5
  ENGI-1159 Thermodynamics 4
  ENGI-2160 Tool Design 3
  MGMT-1008 Project Management & Economics 3
Term 6 Course Name Credit Hours
  ENGI-2007 Mechanical Engineering Co-Op 9
Year 3
Term 7 Course Name Credit Hours
  ENGI-1051 Engineering Tech Project 4
  MATH-1017 Applied Statistics 4

Electives
   
  ENGI-1004 Aerospace Technology 3
  ENGI-1045 Computer Aided Engineering 4
  ENGI-1047 Industrial Engineering 2
  ENGI-1049 Industrial Process Control 3
  ENGI-1050 Enterprise Resource Planning 3
  ENGI-1052 Noise, Vibration & Balancing 3
  ENGI-1101 Metallurgy 3
  ENGI-2006 Air Conditioning 2 4

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COMM-1234 Technical Communication
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Most jobs require highly developed oral and written communication. Focusing on improving students' communication skills, the majority of course material relates to mechanical subjects. Topics include the communication skills required of a successful mechanical engineering technologist, including basic technical communication, business correspondence, English, document design, reports, instructions, descriptions, proposals, research, and oral presentations.
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COMP-1153 Numerical Methods/Programming
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The course concentrates on numerical method techniques. Students will write computer programs to find solutions for practical problems in mechanical engineering technology. Basic frameworks and/or codes for applications may be given as case studies.
Prerequisites:
MATH-1074
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COMP-1154 Computer Aided Design
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This course extends the students' abilities in computer-aided mechanical design and will focus on design for manufacturing. Students will use one of the leading software to produce three-dimensional computer models (solids), assemblies, and engineering drawings. These models will then be modified for specific manufacturing processes such as casting, molding, and sheet metal fabrication.
Prerequisites:
ENGI-2035
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ELEC-1061 Electrical /Electronic Fundamentals
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This course introduces students to basic terms, definitions, and symbols used in the discipline. As well, it prepares students for work in industry by using safe practices and common industrial measuring equipment. Students develop an understanding of the fundamentals of direct current (DC) circuitry and its analysis.
Prerequisites:
SCIE-1036 AND MATH-1073
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ENGI-1004 Aerospace Technology
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This course provides students with necessary basic knowledge of the aerospace environment and culture, thus enabling them to fit smoothly into the aerospace industry.
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ENGI-1005 Air Conditioning 1
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This course introduces the concepts and considerations of human comfort through control of the space environment. It examines the flow of heat through structures and the calculation of total heat gain and loss. It introduces the use of psychrometric analysis and charting to evaluate process requirements and equipment parameters, and examines equipment variants and the selection procedure. A brief examination of air conditioning system types concludes the course.
Prerequisites:
MATH-1073
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ENGI-1007 Mechanical Engineering Co-Op
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The employment co-op introduces students to the mechanical engineering technology work environment.

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ENGI-1026 Engineering Design 1
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The course introduces students to the engineering design process and the engineering drawing, one of the most important methods for transmitting technical information. Students will use the systematic design process to complete a variety of tasks, from designing simple parts and reading mechanical engineering drawings to making informal hand-drawn sketches and describing major aspects of manufacturing technologies.
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ENGI-1037 Fluid Mechanics
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This course provides the fundamental concepts and basic skills necessary to understand and design a variety of fluid power (hydraulic or pneumatic) circuits. Students will apply these concepts through problem-solving, schematic development, and component specification and selection to develop a greater understanding of the practical applications of fluid power.
Prerequisites:
SCIE-1036 AND MATH-1073
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ENGI-1042 Basics of Manufacturing
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Divided into two modules, this course serves as a general introduction to manufacturing principles and methods. Students will learn the production processes and skills required to manufacture a product by building a stirling engine in a modern factory environment. The procedures demonstrated include Lean, 5S, kanban shop floor scheduling, statistical process control (SPC), dimensional inspection reports (DIR), operation sheets, bills of material (BOM), and engineering drawings. The manufacturing processes used are: CNC milling, CNC turning, punch press operation, manual milling, drilling and turning, anodizing, burnishing, rapid prototyping, quick change tooling, jigs and fixtures. Inspections will be accomplished with the use of surface roughness measuring tools, micrometers, verniers, co-ordinate measuring machines, and an optical comparator. This is a unique opportunity to not just talk about manufacturing concepts like JIT, lean, 5S SPC, and operation instructions but to use them in a world class facility. Each operation is fully documented with the use of operation and process instructions with all parts having engineered drawings with appropriate tolerances.

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ENGI-1043 Applied Mechanics
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This course introduces students to equilibrium of forces and moments in both static and dynamic situations. Students will analyze structures and mechanisms to calculate unknown forces or motions.
Prerequisites:
SCIE-1036 AND MATH-1074
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ENGI-1044 Machine Design
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This course introduces students to the design and stress analysis of fundamental machine components.
Prerequisites:
ENGI-1043
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ENGI-1045 Computer Aided Engineering
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This course is designed to keep students current with the rapidly changing technology of computers and related application software - the primary tool in a mechanical engineering technologist’s profession. The course fosters 'initial training' in conjunction with 'continuous self-learning'.  Formal lectures are replaced by discussions focused on subject matter and projects. Students will be exposed to application software used in mechanical technology, the aim being to stimulate performance, optimize design, and speed production of mechanical systems. Students should have a sound knowledge of the subject matter relating to application software, for they will apply that knowledge to competently evaluate software and validate the result.

Prerequisites:
COMP-1154
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ENGI-1046 Engineering Materials
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The basis for all other design and manufacturing courses, this course introduces students to materials used in mechanical design practice. Characteristics, capabilities, and applications of metals, plastics, rubbers, adhesives, and ceramics are covered. Students are encouraged to develop a working knowledge of the most commonly specified types of each material.
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ENGI-1047 Industrial Engineering
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The course is divided into two modules, both designed to maximize student input and participation - sessions employ lecture, demonstration, and discussion and group problem-solving labs. Module 1 presents basic productivity techniques of world class manufacturing systems, defines the mystery behind the latest fads such as 6 Sigma Lean Manufacturing, 5S’s and ISO 9000, and focuses on a systematic approach for improving and standardizing the work method. Method study introduces techniques that are used to examine and evaluate the activities of 'work' and determine the most effective way of performing that work. Module 2 presents the basic principles that provide the foundation for successful application of a time study - design and measurement of work, and the problem solving process fundamental to the modern industrial organization. The module is designed to instruct the student in the systematic approach for measuring or estimating standard work content or standard time. Work measurement introduces techniques that are used to determine standard work content or 'standard time'.

Prerequisites:
ENGI-1044 AND COMP-1154 AND MATH-1017
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ENGI-1048 Mechatronics
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This course introduces students to the concept of 'Mechatronics', which integrates concepts in Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Control System Engineering, and Computer Science. Emphasis is placed on the product of device as a whole, including its end function and not simply as separate parts brought together. The physical processes that must be designed and integrated into the final design are developed and analyzed. Analysis and evaluation of Mechatronic designs are performed.
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ENGI-1049 Industrial Process Control
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A continuation of Instrumentation & Control (MECH444), this course introduces systems used in industrial control processes, from advanced analog and digital concepts and linear control systems (their types, and applications) to pneumatic and electronic control systems. Sampling/processing is presented to demonstrate the necessity for analog to digital and digital to analog conversion of controlled variables. Advanced programmable logic controller concepts are developed. The student formulates and tests their programmed solutions to real-world process control and automation scenarios involving signal sampling and processing of analog information, and participates in the selection and interfacing of any input (sensor) device and output (actuator) device necessary to fulfill programmed solutions. An introduction to general principles of Energy Management and Energy Audits completes the course.

Prerequisites:
ENGI-1076
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ENGI-1050 Enterprise Resource Planning
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This course presents students with the theory of manufacturing, planning, and control including Material Requirements Planning (MRP), MRPII, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing, Planning, & Control (MPC), Just-in-Time (JIT), and Lean systems. Students will participate in problem labs solving applied problems, and in computer labs applying MPC software such as MRPII and ERP. This course integrates the students' background in Manufacturing Processes, Project Management, and Industrial Engineering into the ERP field.
Prerequisites:
COMP-1154 AND MATH-1017
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ENGI-1051 Engineering Tech Project
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The engineering project course requires students to define, plan, and complete a mechanical engineering technology project and then to report on their work. This project may involve design, selection, test, process development, and feasibility study or problem analysis in a mechanical engineering technology context. Proposals for other types of mechanical engineering projects may be considered.
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ENGI-1052 Noise, Vibration & Balancing
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This course introduces students to sound and sound measurement principles, including vibration of single degree systems and vibration suppression. Students will solve vibration problems and balance rotating and reciprocating masses.
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ENGI-1061 Fluid Power
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This course provides fundamental concepts and basic skills necessary to understand and design a variety of fluid power (hydraulic or pneumatic) circuits. The student will apply these concepts through problem solving, schematic development, and component specification and selection to develop a greater understanding of the practical applications of fluid power.
Prerequisites:
ENGI-1037
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ENGI-1076 Instrumentation and Control
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This course introduces students to the fundamentals of process (industrial) instrumentation and subsequent methods of control of industrial processes beginning with discontinuous (on-off) control implementations and their analysis. In addition, relay ladder and gate logic systems are designed and tested in the laboratory and are used to verify and validate those concepts introduced during lectures. This leads to the design, analysis, and testing of sequential logic systems and their implementation in the laboratory and on PLC (programmable logic controller) training equipment. Sensors (limit switches, pressure switches, etc.) and timers/counters necessary and appropriate to each type of control system scenario are introduced.
Prerequisites:
ELEC-1061
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ENGI-1101 Metallurgy
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This course covers various aspects of metallurgy, from an overview of metallurgical equipment, sample preparation, and constituent identification through to theoretical physical metallurgy. The lab component will concentrate on problem work and working with materials.
Prerequisites:
ENGI-1046
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ENGI-1146 Quality Inspection
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This course introduces the student to fundamental concepts of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing according to ASME Y14.5M-1994. Topics covered include proper application of GD&T principles to the design, manufacture, and inspection process, and the use of inspection tools and equipment (i.e. open set-up, cmm) according to ASME Y14.5M–1994 Standard. In addition, there will be 30 hours of inspection training which includes using operation manual co-ordinate measuring machines.
Prerequisites:
SCIE-1036 AND MATH-1073
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ENGI-1152 Strength of Materials  
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In this course, students will calculate stresses, strains, and displacements in mechanical structures and components subjected to various types of loading, and compare the results to the strength of the material and design allowables. Students will use current finite element analytical techniques to obtain accurate results economically, and verify these results. During lab time, students will solve problems using hand calculators and finite element software.
Prerequisites:
MATH-1074 AND ENGI-1043
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ENGI-1159 Thermodynamics
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This course helps students understand heat-related phenomena and equipment encountered in engineering practice. As well, it provides the theoretical foundation for other courses related to energy manipulation.
Prerequisites:
ENGI-1037 AND ENGI-1043
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ENGI-2006 Air Conditioning 2
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This course will examine basic thermodynamics of the refrigeration cycle, and introduce typical refrigeration equipment and cycle controls. It will apply previous psychrometric chart analysis to the calculation of air distribution quantities and selection of appropriate components. It will present the effect of operating characteristics of associated equipment and discuss basic equipment variants. It will conclude with examination of the attributes of various air conditioning systems.
Prerequisites:
ENGI-1005
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ENGI-2007 Mechanical Engineering Co-Op
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The employment co-op builds upon previous co-op experience and furthers students’ exposure to the mechanical engineering technology work environment.
Prerequisites:
ENGI-1007
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ENGI-2035 Engineering Design 2
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This course introduces students to the standard mechanical components that are commonly used in industry. It is intended to make students aware of standard catalogue components including how they are selected, local sources for them, and the application information available to them. After completing this course, students can produce formal 2-D drawings and 3-D models on a CAD system.
Prerequisites:
SCIE-1036 AND MATH-1073 AND ENGI-1026
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ENGI-2160 Tool Design
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This course provides the fundamental concepts and basic skills necessary to understand and design a variety of basic to moderately complex jigs, fixtures, and dies. Students will apply these concepts through problem solving, design development, drawing construction, component specification and selection, and supervision or troubleshooting of the construction sequence. Students will be exposed to theory and practical design considerations encountered in a variety of 'special tooling areas' (i.e., cutting tools, fixtures, dies, patterns, etc.). On completion of this course, students will be able to design workable tooling solutions for basic processes.

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MANU-1051 Fabrication Methods
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This course builds on the concepts presented in Basics of Manufacturing. Theory and practical skills in the fields of welding, composites, and sheet metal fabrication will be developed through applied projects using various fabrication techniques and equipment. A final project consisting of the development of a manufacturing plan for a product using the above noted processes is required.
Prerequisites:
SCIE-1036 AND MATH-1073 AND ENGI-2035
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MATH-1017 Applied Statistics
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This course provides an introduction to basic statistical concepts and techniques important in technical work. Topics covered include description and presentation of data, probability and probability distributions, sampling and the probability of random events, reliability, tests of significance, regression and correlation, the analysis of variance, and statistical quality control.
Prerequisites:
MATH-1073
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MATH-1073 Algebra & Trigonometry
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Most of the topics covered in this course are required by the Grade 12 mathematics curriculum, but experience shows that few students have the level of competence in this material required to support technical studies. This course is a review and reinforcement of high school math. It also introduces new concepts such as imaginary and complex numbers, determinants, and matrices. The course is geared to bridge math from purely academic and theoretical to the application of math to solve real world technical problems. The course also serves to prepare students for calculus.

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MATH-1074 Calculus
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This is an introduction to the differential and integral calculus of one variable. The focus is on applications related to mechanical technology such as: minima and maxima, curve sketching, tangents and normals, related rates, small errors and changes, particle and rotational dynamics, growth and decay of current in electric circuits, areas, volumes and surfaces of rotation, centroids and moments of inertia, hydraulic pressure, mechanical work, and average values of functions.
Prerequisites:
SCIE-1036 AND MATH-1073
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MGMT-1008 Project Management & Economics
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The aim of project management and engineering economics is to expose an engineering technologist to the fundamentals of project management as well as the economic considerations required to support successful business decisions.

Projects account for one fourth of the world’s gross domestic product. This course will address the key elements required to be a successful project manager including scheduling, resource management, cost and duration estimating. Engineering economics will cover basic financial statements and time value of money calculations, the impact of inflation, taxation, depreciation, financial planning, economic optimization, and legal and regulatory issues. These topics are introduced and applied to economic investment and planning and project-management problems.

Through this course the participant will gain an understanding and appreciation of the social implications of financial decisions and planning. The participant requires this course to graduate with a Mechanical Engineering Technology diploma.

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SAFE-1028 WHMIS
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The Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) is a system for ensuring that important information about hazardous products is communicated where products are used, stored and handled. This course provides Information necessary to understand and interpret information about hazardous products, including pictograms (symbols), labels and Safety Data Sheets.

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SCIE-1036 Physical Science
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The course provides students with a fundamental background in the physical sciences, and is comprised of two components, Physics and Chemistry, which are delivered in series. Emphasis is placed on conceptual understanding of subject matter rather than carrying out complex calculations.
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SEMR-9209 General Safety Training
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This General Safety Training (GST) teaches basic general safety content to arm students with the core information necessary for them to protect themselves in workplaces on all descriptions. Although some examples may consider Manitoba legislation, this course has been developed by occupational safety and health professionals using generic information that is not provincially specific.

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