Discover the foundational concepts of Mechanical Design including modelling, applied mechanics, and basic engineering design and layout. Students will learn to use mechanical design automation software, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, basic blueprint reading and sketching and more.
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- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
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Program of Studies
The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2019/20 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology and Skills.
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Completion Requirement: 7 courses.
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|Course Number||Course Name||Description|
|CADMRE066||SolidWorks - Basic||Sketch out ideas, experiment with features and dimensions, and produce models and detailed drawings, using Microsoft Windows graphical user interface. 45 hours.|
|CADM10041||SolidWorks - Advanced||Develop skills in using mechanical design automation software for advanced modeling, drawing and assemblies. Explore the full power of SolidWorks with a focus on Mold Design, Sheet Metal, Weldments, Animator and edrawings. Prerequisite: CADMRE066. 45 hours.|
|MECHBDA55||Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing||Enhance engineering drafting skills and learn the "language" of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing based on ASME Y14.5M - 2009 standard. Interpretation and application symbols in drawings, measurements and quality control receive emphasis. Equivalent to: MECH1004. 30 hours.|
|TDRWRE152||Blueprint Reading Mechanical||Emphasis on basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching will help students to develop the ability to visualize objects and interpret dimensions, sections, tolerances, machine finishes, assemblies, terminology, etc. 36 hours.|
|MATHMS171||Mathematics||Perform calculations and unit conversions. Investigate, examine and solve applied problems involving algebra, right triangle and oblique triangle trigonometry. 56 hours.|
|PHYSEA201||Applied Mechanics||Apply basic concepts and analytical tools that are required to determine vector and scalar forces, resultants and equilibrants, equilibrium conditions, truss analysis, shear and bending moment diagrams for simple conditions. 56 hours.|
|MECH10068||Engineering Design & Layout||This course is designed to prepare the student to solve problems in mechanical motion, geometric construction and layout developments of the surfaces of solid shapes using the principles of descriptive geometry. Further study of geometric tolerance and fits will allow the student to design several machine elements to function satisfactorily in unison. 56 hours.|
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