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CAD/CAM Engineering Technology

Diploma
CAD/CAM Engineering Technology

Program Overview

Imagine you could redesign anything to fit a specific need—make it smaller, bigger or stronger.  Now imagine if you could actually “print” a 3D prototype?  As a computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) engineering technologist, you’ll help turn great ideas into practical plans.

It’s a career that applies science to mechanical design, so it helps to have an analytical mind and good math skills. You’ll be involved in everything from design and drafting, to fabrication, 3D printing and prototype development.

The CAD/CAM Engineering Technology program is a two-year diploma offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus, Idylwyld Dr. Develop the knowledge and skills you need to put computer and engineering principles to work. You’ll learn to create, modify and refine proposed parts interactively, then view emerging designs on a display terminal where you can magnify, rotate, copy, stretch and manipulate it. You’ll learn to create instructions for computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines to automatically produce finished parts.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic's experienced instructors and leading-edge lab equipment provide an exceptional hands-on learning experience. The emphasis on lab work includes instruction in:

  • CAD/CAM related engineering disciplines
  • CAD/CAM hardware, software and computer networking
  • operating machine tools (including CNC)
  • quality assurance, concurrent engineering
  • rapid prototyping

Diploma to Degree

Use your diploma to ladder into a science degree at Athabasca University in Alberta, an engineering degree at Lakehead University in Ontario or a technology degree at Memorial University in Newfoundland.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Saskatchewan Polytechnic prepares you to work in both traditional and computer-aided engineering fields.

The manufacturing field is a big employer. You could work in engineering design, drafting, quality control and programming/operating CNC machines. Consulting engineering firms hire grads to work in design and drafting, while research and design firms employ grads in product design, prototype development, solid modeling and advanced stress analysis.

Potential Careers

Sample Job TitleNOC Classification1Earning Potential2
Mechanical TechnologistMechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians (2232)$41,700 - $118,100
CAD/CAM Engineering TechnologistDrafting Technologists and Technicians (2253)$40,600 - $85,100
Design and Drafting TechnologistDrafting Technologists and Technicians (2253)$40,600 - $85,100

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): August

Length: 74 weeks: 

Year 1 - 37 weeks; Year 2 - 37 weeks

Locations

  • Saskatoon

Admissions

Admission Requirements

 

*Previous Saskatchewan mathematics requirement also accepted: 

  • Minimum of 60% in Math B30 and C30

Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Special Admission.

ACCUPLACER©

  • 85 Arithmetic
  • 40 College Level Math
  • 80 Elementary Algebra
  • 75 Reading
  • 75 Sentence

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and Fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as books and supplies. For a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program, click here to access the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus Tuition and Fee Schedules.

 

Year 1 - $7,800
Year 2 - $7,600

International Students

Saskatoon

Year 1 (37 weeks) - $16,000 tuition only (estimated)

Year 2 (37 weeks) - $15,600 tuition only (estimated)

Courses

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Year 1 - Semester 1

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
CAD 191
CAD Systems and Networking
4
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You will be presented with background theory and math as necessary to support a comprehensive understanding of networking fundamentals. You will examine ethernet technology in relation to its dominance in industry. You will discuss the OSI and TCP/IP models are discussed, beginning with physical cabling and working up through devices (such as repeaters/hubs, bridges/switches and to routers). At the completion of the course you will be able to create and test Local Area Network (LAN) cables, physically cable a LAN, select devices, plan and implement subnets, configure networking parameters and connect computers into a high speed LAN. You will also complete requirements for Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) Semester 1.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 64.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
COMP 106
Spreadsheets for Engineering Technology
2
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You will gain an intermediate knowledge of electronic spreadsheets. You will determine when to use a spreadsheet and when to use a database.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 25.0
Equivalent Course(s): COAP 172, COAP 197
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
DRFT 290
Basic Drafting
5
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You will integrate non-CAD computer software with CAD software. You will practice the basic concepts of engineering graphics. You will sketch and use AutoCAD. You will use orthographic and isometric projection for shape description. You will draw sectional, auxiliary and partial views. You will develop skill in dimensioning and tolerancing using engineering drawing.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 80.0
Prerequisites(s): DRFT 390
Equivalent Course(s): DRFT 174, DRFT 181, GRPH 190
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
DRFT 390
CAD Drafting 1
2
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You will study the basic concepts of computer assisted drafting. You will learn how to use the AutoCAD user interface as it pertains to two dimensional CAD drawings. The course content includes drawing set-up, coordinate systems, drawing tools, editing commands, display options, layers, colors, line types, text, basic dimensioning and plot commands.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Lab
DRFT 391
CAD Drafting 2
2
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You will study advanced concepts of computer assisted drafting. The course content includes blocks, XREF's, plotting, dimensioning, advanced editing and drawing techniques and an introduction to 3D drafting.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): DRFT 390
Equivalent Course(s): CAD 181
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Lab
ELTR 287
Computer Hardware
4
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Your studies will focus on gaining knowledge of computer operation. You will perform computer component installation. You will learn computer maintenance techniques. Classroom and lab experiences will help you analyze failed computer systems. The course content includes returning a failed computer to operational status. You will be able to communicate with others about computer systems and related hardware.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 64.0
Equivalent Course(s): COHS 190
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
ENGM 191
Applied Mechanics: Statics
5
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You will learn how to use basic algebra and trigonometry to determine the forces in stationary machine and equipment members. The course content includes force systems, center of gravity, static friction and moment of inertia, and the application of these principles to engineering problems.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 77.0
Prerequisites(s): MATH 182 or MATH 193
Corequisites(s):
Equivalent Course(s): ENGM 190, MECA 120
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
MATH 193
Technical Mathematics and Differential Calculus
5
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Your studies will review trigonometry, trigonometric identities and algebraic, logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric functions and their graphs. You will also receive an introduction to differential calculus of algebraic functions.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 80.0
Equivalent Course(s): MATH 182
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Theory
SEM 101
Technology Seminars
1
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You will receive an orientation to your program and learn where and how the technician/technologist fits into the workplace and society. You will become familiar with the role of technicians/technologists in society, study and time management skills, increasing diversity in the workplace, principles of sustainability, the impact of technology on society and workplace safety requirements.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 15.0
Equivalent Course(s): ENGM 181, ETHC 183, ORTN 120, SEM 104
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Theory
TCOM 102
Communication in Technology
3
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Your studies will focus on the basic skills required of the technologist in the workplace. You will examine the communication process and interpersonal and workplace communication techniques. The course content includes technical writing and job search skills.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): COMM 191, JOBS 190, JOBS 288, JOBS 290, TCOM 120, TCOM 140, TMGT 180
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Learn Linc, Lecture/Theory

Year 1 - Semester 2

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
CAD 297
CAD Customization
2
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You will learn how to produce user functions to automatically generate geometry (based on user specified input). You will develop programs and functions in both LISP and VBA.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 35.0
Prerequisites(s): DRFT 391
Corequisites(s): COSC 193
Equivalent Course(s): CAD 192
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
CALC 190
Integral Calculus
5
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Building on the knowledge you acquired in MATH 193, you will study the differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions and the applications of these concepts to max/min problems, root solutions, areas, volumes, centroids, moments of inertia, arc length and surface area.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 72.0
Prerequisites(s): MATH 193
Equivalent Course(s): CALC 181, MAT 246
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Theory
COSC 193
Programming and Numerical Methods
4
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You will gain an understanding of computer programming by developing your basic programming skills and knowledge, and applying them to the structured solution of engineering problems. Developing good programming habits, flowcharts/ algorithms and structured, modular programs that are well documented and tested will be emphasized. You will use Graphical User Interfaces to provide high-quality presentations of program data and results, and to conform to the high standards and expectations of today's users.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 64.0
Equivalent Course(s): CDBM 190
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Lab
DRFT 291
Advanced Drafting
5
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Your Semester 1 introductory drafting skills will serve as a foundation for this course. You will learn how to prepare a complete set of working drawings on the CAD system. You will become familiar with standard drafting practices and symbols used in a number of different engineering fields.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 80.0
Prerequisites(s): DRFT 290, DRFT 391
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
ENG 192
Strength of Materials
5
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Your studies will focus on the relationship between external applied loads and the induced internal stresses in various structural members. You will discuss design and analysis techniques of axial and torsionally loaded members, beams, columns and joints. You will also investigate how materials behave under complex stress states.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 80.0
Prerequisites(s): ENGM 191
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
ENGM 180
Materials of Engineering
5
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You will gain practical knowledge of the fundamental structure, properties (physical, mechanical, chemical) and supplied form of common engineering materials. This knowledge will assist in the evaluation and selection of materials suitable for given design and/or manufacturing processes. Major focus will be directed towards iron and iron alloys (steels), with additional examination of non-iron metals and alloys (aluminum, copper, etc), ceramics, polymers, and composite materials. Your studies will also include areas such as material corrosion and non-destructive examination.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 77.0
Equivalent Course(s): ENG 191, ENGM 288
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
HYDR 285
Fluid Mechanics
4
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You will study fluid properties, the behaviours of fluids either at rest or in motion, Bernoulli’s equation, fluid forces and buoyancy. Design problems involve pipe sizing, calculating head loss, friction factors, power requirements and selecting pumps and motors. Your lab work will include performing experiments on pressure measurement, fluid friction losses and piping systems.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 64.0
Equivalent Course(s): FMEC 288
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Lab
MACH 191
Machine Shop Technology
2
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You will gain an understanding of machine shop principles and practices. This course will serve as a foundation for further studies in manufacturing. In addition to lectures and demonstrations, you will receive extensive hands-on experience.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Corequisites(s):
Equivalent Course(s): MACH 120
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Lab
SHOP 186
Mechanical Components and Systems Lab
2
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You will have an opportunity to widen your exposure to mechanical components and systems. The knowledge you acquire will serve as a foundation for upper level courses. Your studies will focus on the application and operation of the components and systems rather than their use in the design process. You will work with and disassemble or assemble some of the components (others will be demonstrated for you). Some of the items you will investigate include bearings, shafts, chain belt and gear drives, hydraulic pumps, motors and cylinders, pneumatic systems, conveyors, and pneumatic and hydraulic flow and pressure control valves.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 24.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
TCOM 103
Workplace Communication
3
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Building on the skills you developed in TCOM 102 (Communication in Technology), you will apply basic research skills to create workplace documents. Your studies will focus on the workplace skills of creating effective client relations, conducting meetings and giving presentations.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): TCOM 102
Equivalent Course(s): COMM 181, COMM 190, TCOM 106, TCOM 123, TCOM 141, TCOM 190
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Theory
WELD 387
Welding for Technologists
2
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You will observe and perform welding, thermal cutting and metal forming operations. You will develop an understanding of processes rather than skill. Supervised hands-on training will help you develop an understanding of Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Flux Cored Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Oxy-Fuel Welding and Submerged Arc Welding. Your metal cutting activities will include Oxy-fuel Cutting and Plasma Arc Cutting. You will perform metal forming activities on a plate roll, press brake and structural roll.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Corequisites(s):
Equivalent Course(s): WELD 102
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Lab

Year 2 - Semester 3

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
CAD 283
Advanced CAD Modeling
4
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You will develop an understanding of 3-Dimensional CAD through a study of wire frame, surface and solid model construction methods. You will learn techniques for documenting 3D models using the traditional 2D views and dimensioning associated with working drawings. You will also select a project (assembly or mechanism) and create a 3D parametric solid model that will be used as a starting point for CAD 295 (Virtual and Rapid Prototyping).
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 64.0
Prerequisites(s): DRFT 291
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
CAD 287
Computer Aided Manufacturing 1
4
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Your studies will focus on the methods of using computers to help create a code of instructions to manufacture a part on a computer numerical machine. You will solve practical manufacturing problems using traditional CNC techniques. You will gain hands-on experience using industrial CNC equipment and modern controllers. You will also set up raw stock and configure tooling with different machine set-ups, configurations and machine metal parts.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 64.0
Prerequisites(s): COSC 193, WELD 387
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
DSGN 280
Mechanical Design 1
3
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You will learn the techniques of design, analysis and selecting various machine components (including belt and chain drive components, wire rope, fasteners, bolted connections, welded joints and combined stresses). You will also learn traditional design methods and then use computer solutions extensively to augment the design process.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 48.0
Prerequisites(s): SHOP 186, ENG 192, ENGM 180
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Lab
ELEC 279
Basic Electricity
4
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You will be provided an introduction to the fundamentals of DC and AC measurement and circuitry (including Ohm's Law, power and series and parallel circuits). A laboratory program is an integral part of this course.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 64.0
Equivalent Course(s): ELEC 190
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
ENGM 290
Dynamics
4
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You will study dynamics theory and principles in this course. You will solve kinematics and kinetics problems using principles of relative velocity and Newton's laws of motion. You will analyze forces and motion of mechanical systems using principles of work, energy, and energy conservation. You will study the principles of momentum. You will analyze machine element linkages and vibrations using manual methods and computer software.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 64.0
Prerequisites(s): ENG 192
Corequisites(s):
Equivalent Course(s): ENGM 289
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
MANU 280
Production Management
2
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You will learn the concepts involved in growing a manufacturing-based company from a small business to a large operation. You will learn about facility analysis, ordering processes and dealing with suppliers.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
MANU 290
Manufacturing
5
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You will gain an understanding of the merits and limitations of the manufacturing and fabrication industry. You will study the use of engineering principles to solve manufacturing and fabrication problems. Your studies will concentrate on the metal industry but you will tour several manufacturing operations to gain a broad view of the different types of manufacturing. You will gain an understanding of surface finishes and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. You will also learn how to apply them to engineering drawings.
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 80.0
Prerequisites(s): DRFT 291, ENG 192, ENGM 180, MACH 191, WELD 387
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Lab
THER 283
Thermodynamics
4
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You will study the basic laws of thermodynamics as applied to energy conversion devices and the fundamentals of heat transfer. You will apply these principles to mechanical equipment (such as internal combustion engines, compressors, steam plants, refrigeration systems and heat exchangers). Performing experiments in the lab will provide you with hands-on experience. You will gain a working knowledge of the broad subject areas of thermodynamics.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 64.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Lab

Year 2 - Semester 4

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
CAD 285
Industry Design Project
3
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You will complete an industrial project (acquired from a local company) that will involve a significant component of design, analysis and/or manufacturing technology. You will select, define and assess the problem, prepare and coordinate the results, and present the results to your client. The project will demonstrate your capacity to apply the knowledge you have acquired from several previous and concurrent courses to solving a "real life" problem in a practical way. You will present your project in the form of a written technical report and an oral presentation.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 52.0
Prerequisites(s): CAD 283, CAD 287, DSGN 280, ELEC 279, ENGM 290, MANU 280, MANU 290, THER 283
Corequisites(s): CAD 288, CAD 295, CAD 298, DSGN 282, DSGN 283, ENG 291, ENG 292, MANU 291, MANU 293, PROJ 287, TCOM 104
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
CAD 288
Computer Aided Manufacturing 2
4
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Building on the skills you developed in CAD 287 (Computer Aided Manufacturing 1) and using CAD/CAM systems, you will learn how to generate CNC code to operate machine tools. You will study methods of creating and importing geometry as wire frame, freeform surfaces or solids. You will then use the CAM software to create CNC code to cut the part.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 64.0
Prerequisites(s): CAD 287
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
CAD 295
Virtual and Rapid Prototyping
3
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Building on the skills developed in CAD 283 (Advanced CAD Modeling), you will use the 3D models you created in the major project to produce virtual prototypes using photo-realistic images and animated sequences. You will produce a one minute animated video of the model that shows the assembly of the components or the operation of a mechanism. Your animation will be created and used in the context of being an extremely valuable visualization tool for use in the engineering design process. You will also create a rapid prototype model of one of your components out of ABS plastic using a StrataSys FDM (fused deposition modeler) Rapid Prototyping machine.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 48.0
Prerequisites(s): CAD 283
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
CAD 298
CAD Seminars
1
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You will investigate advanced features of CAD software used in the program and in local industry. Where possible, local users with product expertise will be invited to present a seminar and share their expertise. Incremental upgrades to software that you have already learned will be presented as time permits. You will also receive an introduction to other relevant software that is not directly taught or used in other courses but may prove valuable when you are employed.
Credit Units: 1
Course Hours: 16.0
Equivalent Course(s): CAD 286
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Theory
CAD 299
CAD/CAM Systems Management
2
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You will study the basics of managing engineering documentation. You will learn to manage computer systems in an engineering environment. The course provides an introduction to the functions of a system operator/manager. You will learn the requirements to plan for, deploy and manage a system of computers in an engineering and manufacturing environment. Classroom and lab experiences will help you install a current networked operating system and set up and administrate users, groups, hardware and software.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 32.0
Prerequisites(s): CAD 191, ELTR 287
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
DSGN 282
Mechanical Design 2
5
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Building on the skills you developed in DSGN 280 (Mechanical Design 1), you will learn the techniques of design, analysis and selecting various machine components. You will study bearings, shafts, springs, couplings, gears, clutches, brakes and cams. You will examine traditional design methods and then use computer solutions extensively to augment the design process. The combined material from DSGN 280 (Mechanical Design 1) and this course will be directed toward CAD 285 (Industry Design Project).
Credit Units: 5
Course Hours: 80.0
Prerequisites(s): DSGN 280
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
DSGN 283
Mechanical Design Project
2
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You will learn how to develop and evaluate several components in the design of a machine. You will select and integrate bearings, shafts, springs, couplings, gears, clutches, brakes and cams based on the design knowledge you acquired in DSGN 280 (Mechanical Design 1) and DSGN 282 (Mechanical Design 2).
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): DSGN 282
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
ENG 291
Concurrent Engineering
4
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You will learn how to take a design from concept to finished product. You will closely integrate and constantly check the integrity of the engineering design, design documentation, engineering analysis and manufacturability of the product. Your studies will focus on managing the continuous feedback among all aspects of the process, ensuring they are considered in parallel rather than sequential and ensuring they use common databases wherever possible.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 62.0
Prerequisites(s): CAD 283, CAD 295, DSGN 282, ENG 292, ENGM 290
Corequisites(s):
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
ENG 292
Finite Element Modeling
4
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You will gain experience using FEM software by applying several programs to the solution of typical analysis problems. You will develop an appreciation of the power and limitations of FEM by comparing computer-produced results with experimentally derived data and alternative classical methods of stress analysis.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 64.0
Prerequisites(s): CAD 283, ENG 192
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
MANU 291
Advanced Manufacturing
4
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You will develop an understanding of flexible automation using robotics. You will discuss the technology, observe videotapes of several industrial applications and attend industry tours to observe robotic systems in industry. You will learn how to program an industrial robot to perform various tasks. To gain an overall understanding of robotics, you will investigate end-of-arm tooling, parts presentation and cost justification. You will receive an introduction to other related technology (including machine vision systems, industrial sensors, and data acquisition and control). You will integrate this knowledge into a design project where a fabricated metal part will be reverse engineered and taken from drawings to welded part. Your project will include part layout for laser cutting (where necessary), design and fabrication of jigs, robot programming and weld jobs.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 56.0
Prerequisites(s): ELTR 287, WELD 387
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
MANU 293
Quality Assurance and Manufacturing Management
4
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Your studies will focus on quality assurance in a manufacturing environment. The importance of quality products and services will be emphasized. You will become familiar with the statistical sampling and analysis tools used to achieve and verify quality goals.
Credit Units: 4
Course Hours: 60.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Online, Lecture/Lab
PROJ 287
Project Management
2
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You will be introduced to project management. You will examine the basic theory of project planning and control, from project initiation to project close out. You will apply research techniques and various tools to practice project management theory in a variety of projects. You will practice skills using project management software.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 222
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Lab
TCOM 104
Applied Research in Technology
2
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You will develop a technical proposal and apply advanced research skills to a technical problem. You will use the technical problem-solving process in an applied research project and present your research findings in a written report and oral presentation.
Credit Units: 2
Course Hours: 30.0
Prerequisites(s): TCOM 103 or ENGL 101
Equivalent Course(s): COMM 115, COMM 182, COMM 290, TCOM 239
Potential Learning Method(s): Prior Learning, Online, Lecture/Theory

PLAR & Transfer Credit

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training. A detailed Candidate Guide, which includes a self-audit for all PLAR-ready courses, has been developed for this program. This information guides a candidate through all steps in the PLAR process.


Transfer Credit

Many Saskatchewan Polytechnic students benefit from transferring credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. To learn more, visit our transfer credit web page.

 


Transfer credit options vary over time; this information is subject to change. Transfer credit options for this program include:

  • admission eligibility to the Bachelor of Technology program, Memorial University, Newfoundland (13 courses, totalling 39 credit hours, are required to fulfill the degree requirements; courses are available online)
  • advanced standing toward an engineering degree, Lakehead University (post-diploma programs typically consist of transition courses followed by two years of full-time study)

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Accreditation

Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) valid until March 1, 2017.

The Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) accredits the program at the Engineering Technologist level, which allows you to work across Canada.

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