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Course Descriptions

ADMT110M - Manufacturing Processes (2-3-3)

Students will explore the manufacturing process not only as a sequence of material manipulation but also as a product of management. Current managerial philosophies and their effects on every phase of manufacturing will be examined. This information will be synthesized and applied to a manufacturing model, which will give students an opportunity to test their theories on managing a manufacturing facility with limited resources. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on effective workplace skills including teamwork, integrity, and dependability. Prerequisite: None

ADMT112M - Introduction to Engineering Design and Solid Modeling (3-3-4)

This problem based learning course covers the knowledge and skills needed to explore the engineering design process. Individual projects, team projects and laboratory exercises will be used to continually hone the student’s interpersonal skills, creative abilities and understanding of the design process. Everyday products will be examined for historical, societal, design, safety, and manufacturing perspectives. Topics include ideation, sketching, design constraints, solid modeling, decision making, statistical quality control, manufacturing methods, and engineering analysis. Students will develop an appreciation for good design and the ability to communicate design ideas via 3D modelling, written and oral reports. There are lectures, demonstrations, and a series of lab exercises designed to reinforce what the student has learned. This course uses the latest version of the Solidworks design software. Prerequisites: None

ADMT115M - Engineering Print Reading (2-3-3)

This course provides the basic concepts and practices of blueprint reading and technical drawing. Other topics of discussion will include sketching, dimensioning, tolerances, as well as Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GDT) and other information needed to read and interpret engineering drawings. Emphasis will be placed on using reading and interpreting drawings to understand the conventions for interpreting engineering drawings for Design and Manufacturing and other Engineer disciplines. Prerequisite: None.

ADMT118M - Electrical Fundamentals for Manufacturing (3-3-4)

This course provides an introduction to basic electrical concepts, practices, and procedures. The material presented includes electrical safety, basic AC/DC electrical theory, magnetic theory, electrical formulas and calculations, test equipment, testing procedures, and electrical diagrams. Laboratory work will provide reinforcement and application of theoretical concepts. Prerequisite: None.

ADMT120M - Motor Controls and PLCs for Manufacturing (3-3-4)

This course will provide basic coverage of the theory and operation of AC and DC motor and generator controls and control systems. Subject matter will include generator and alternator starting, stopping and synchronization controls as well as motor starting, reversing, braking and speed controls. Solid-state theory will be introduced. Theory and applications for electronic devices and control systems, motor drives and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) will be covered in the classroom and lab. Laboratory work will reinforce and promote the application of theoretical concepts.

Prerequisite: ADMT118M.

ADMT135M - Basic Machining Practices (1-5-3)

An introductory course in machine shop practices introducing students to the basic machines used in industry relating to Advanced Manufacturing. This course is intended to provide the basic concepts of machine tool operation on lathes, millers, power saws, drill presses, hand grinders, and part finishing processes. Course will include part layout, bench work, some simple CNC programming, and processes for producing products using measuring instruments for quality control. Emphasis is placed on shop safety, housekeeping and preventive maintenance. Prerequisite: ADMT115M.

ADMT210M - Manufacturing Systems I (2-3-3)

Students will explore fluid power controls, manufacturing component capacities and functions for automated manufacturing. This will include the logic controls and setups for creating systems needed in the manufacturing production line. Discussion will include the development of individual mechanical component setups to arrive at the desired output of the mechanisms in the system. Learning activities will include the use of computer simulation and hands-on applications of an operational production component. Each mechanism will be studied as to the specifications, functions and safe operation. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on effective workplace skills including teamwork, integrity and dependability. Prerequisite: ADMT120M.

ADMT220M - Material Science (2-3-3)

This course will introduce the student to the principles of Material Science as the subject relates to the selection and testing of ferrous and non ferrous metals, thermosetting and thermoplastic polymers and ceramics. Emphasis will also be placed upon physical and mechanical properties of metals as well as heat treatment.

Prerequisites: MATH155M, ENGL110M.

ADMT225M - Statics (3-0-3)

This course is an introduction to statics. 2D and 3D forces systems and concept of equilibrium will be presented. Analysis of trusses, frames, shear and bending moment diagrams, centroids and moments of inertia are studied.

Prerequisites: PHYS135M and MATH171M.

ADMT230M - CAD/CAM for Manufacturing (2-3-3)

A course in 2D/3D model construction using AutoCAD software. Topics include creating wireframe working drawing/models (details and assemblies) in model space with paper space layouts for plotting, using tiled and non-tiled viewports. Operational aspects of the software will be addressed for processing engineering drawings efficiently. Emphasis will be on the creation of drawings to be transferred into CAM software for manufacturing purposes. Prerequisite: ADMT112M. Corequisite: ADMT135M

ADMT240M - Manufacturing Systems II (3-6-5)

Students will explore the mechanical aspects of machines and the associated fluid power components working together as needed for automated manufacturing. This will include drive mechanisms for feeds, speeds and power utilization for each component in the manufacturing line such as conveyors, robots, machine tools and workstations. This course will incorporate the variability in products to be manufactured in relationship to the equipment capacities. Learning will include the use of computer simulation and hands-on production set-ups. Each mechanism will apply the learned aspects as to the specifications, functions and safe operation. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on effective workplace skills including teamwork, integrity and dependability.

Prerequisite: ADMT210M.

ADMT245M - Advanced Manufacturing Internship (3-3-4)

This program requirement reflects a student’s integrated understanding of overall program and project management practices and techniques. The course will follow the Internship Course Guidelines for the Internship. Students formulate, develop, and personalize an individual interdisciplinary research topic/project related to their professional interests. The individualized project will require students to include research, critical thinking, and reflection of the core competencies of advanced manufacturing: design and function; fit and total quality management; planning and project management; communication; and cost control.

Prerequisites: WELD223M; ADMT240M.

ADMT299M - Advanced Manufacturing Capstone (3-2-4)

This seminar reflects a student’s integrated understanding of overall program and project management practices and techniques. Students formulate, develop and personalize an individual interdisciplinary research topic/project related to their professional interests. The individualized project will require students to include research, critical thinking and reflection of the core competencies of advanced manufacturing: design and function; fit and total quality management; planning and project management; communication and cost control. Corequisite: ADMT240M, WELD223M. Must be taken in final semester.