Applied Mechanical Design

Applied Mechanical Design-2023/2024

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
COMM-6027Industrial Communications4
This course focuses on written and verbal communication skills. Students learn to prepare a variety of professional documents. In addition, students learn about research methods and documentation formats. The principles of effective writing organization, grammar, style, clarity, and tone are reinforced throughout the course. Students will also practice oral communication skills in a variety of situations. The goal of the course is to prepare students for the communication tasks and considerations they will encounter in the workplace and/or future education in order to meet the needs of employers and/or the communities they will serve. This course will also help to prepare students for their work in COMM-6028.
METH-6009SPC, Metrology & GD&T4.5
This course concentrates on advanced Statistical Quality Control, the collecting of data using advanced technologies through metrology for reverse engineering and advance application of geometric dimensioning and tolerances (GD&T) on engineering drawings. Non-Destructive Testing methods will be examined in theory and implemented through practical experiments
This course introduces the student to the concepts and methods of design of experiments. Statistical methods applicable to the engineering analysis of process control are taught. This course also provides the foundation for Finite Element Analysis and advanced quality systems courses in the later semester.
MACH-6001Design 13.5
Students will be exposed to the design process with a real-world focus on component selection and system level design from a business and manufacturing perspective. Students will learn how to make design decisions based upon consideration of design criteria, functionality, reliability, quality, manufacturability, serviceability, and safety. Students will analyze various mechanical components including, but not limited to bearings, bushings, O-rings, gaskets, and fasteners with a strong focus on suitable component selection for the intended application and/or method of component/assembly manufacturing. Students will also learn how to determine suitable fits and clearances between mating components to ensure all design criteria are met.
MECH-6001Advanced Modeling4
An advanced modeling course using state-of- the-art parametric modeling software. Students will develop and troubleshot complex 3D solid and surface models, assemblies and drawings. Students will be introduced to surface modeling and design sheet metal and parts development with real life designs. Advanced parametric modeling, configuration management, troubleshooting model history, parent/child relationships, parametric constrains & relations, use of modeling, surfacing and assembly tools.

Level 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
COMM-6028Project Communications3
This course focuses on the production of technical reports and copyright issues in the industrial sector. In addition, students will strengthen their knowledge of research and documentation. The principles of effective writing organization, grammar, style, clarity, and tone are emphasized throughout the course. Students will also reinforce oral communication skills in a final presentation. This course will build on students work in COMM-6027.
MECH-6002Finite Element Analysis2
This course will introduce the student to topics in Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Students will use FEA techniques to perform static analysis on parts under various load and constraint conditions. Specific topics such as pressure vessels, interference fits, contact, bolted joints and design optimization will be discussed. The course will additionally introduce topics of Thermal Analysis and Flow Simulation to demonstrate software capabilities for future study. *NOTE: The course content may vary between laboratory sections
MACH-6002Design 24
Continuing from both Applied Design I and Advanced Modeling, students will build upon their CAD skills creating advanced models, assemblies, and drawings with a strong emphasis on surface modeling techniques. Students will utilize 3D scanning/printing, library components, and reverse engineering practices as it relates to component and system design. Students will also be introduced to assembly animation. Students will be exposed to plastic part design from a business perspective to ensure their manufacturability and enhance subsequent assembly processes in a manner that is consistent with intended production volumes with a strong focus on suitable material selection and manufacturing methods.
MECH-6003Advanced Theory of Mechanical Design3
This course covers mechanical design of members that are subjected to a variety of load types (axial, torsional and bending) using appropriate failure theories. Static and dynamic loads (fatigue) are considered. Welded and threaded fasteners are included. In addition, there is a descriptive introduction to finite element analysis. Design projects are included.
MECH-6004Advanced Quality Systems3
This course provides advanced coverage of quality control concepts. Reliability of both cycle- department and time- department operations are introduced and the parameters such as failure- rate, mean time to failure, mean downtime, availability etc. used in reliability evaluation are defined. Reliability for systems of components in both active and redundant configuration is determined. Availability is determined for restorable systems. Techniques of risk assessment such as FMEA, Fault-Tree Analysis, Ishikawa Diagrams, and Minimum-cut Sets are introduced.
MGMT-6102Capstone Project2
In this course, students, working collaboratively in teams of up to four (4) will plan, design, document, and deliver projects that integrate key concepts of mechanical design to demonstrate the culmination of their applied mechanical design knowledge. Students will approach the design project process with a real-world focus on designing new or developing and/or enhancing existing products with the ultimate goal of achieving increased functionality and usability that deliver tangible value to end users (customers). Project topics may be of the team's choosing, subject to instructor approval, or they may be assigned by the instructor to achieve a larger course/program goal (e.g.: team's discrete project may be part of a larger, multi-team project/goal). Alternately, project topics may encompass the evolution and/or further development of design concepts/ideas originated by previous team's/term's work. Students will be expected to prepare professional level project related documentation, presentations, and communication. Team work, problem solving, and time management skills will also be emphasized.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 14 credits in this
Program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and Graduate from this Program.