Prepare for a rewarding career in mechanical engineering design and manufacturing - 2021/2022
The Applied Mechanical Design graduate certificate is designed for students to build on the knowledge and skills gained from their previous engineering background.
This program will provide students with the skills required for the workplace in the mechanical engineering design and manufacturing sector.
Students will learn through classroom, labs and hands-on experiential learning. An applied capstone project will provide students with the opportunity to design, implement and manage real-world solutions using skills in industrial communications, supervision, project management and documentation.
"I believe the Applied Mechanical Design program pushed me in the right direction to begin my career as a product design engineer. The reverse engineering project that I was a part of helped me understand many phases of the product design."
Admission Requirements - 2021/2022
A Three-Year Advanced Diploma in a related field or a Degree in
Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering from a recognized college
or university both paired with two years of applied
An Ontario College Graduate Certificate from Fanshawe College in:
- Practical Elements of Mechanical Engineering OR
- Applied Aerospace Manufacturing
Equivalent work experience in a related field.
An equivalent qualification from another institution as judged by the College.
A combination of relevant education and work experience in a related field as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above
Applicants are required to submit a resume and cover letter that includes details of work experience
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:
- A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years. SDS Program Requirements.
- Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
- A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
- An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
- Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
Recommended Academic PreparationCompletion of Practical Elements of Mechanical Engineering program from Fanshawe College.
Applicant Selection CriteriaWhere the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
- Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
- Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
- Achievement in the Admission Requirements
Applied Mechanical Design-2021/2022
|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-6009||SPC, Metrology & GD&T||4.5|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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-6002||Finite Element Analysis||2|
|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|
|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-6003||Advanced Theory of Mechanical Design||3|
|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-6004||Advanced Quality Systems||3|
|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.|
|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.|
Careers - 2021/2022
- Mechanical engineering design
- Product design
- R & D and prototype development
- Production and manufacturing engineering
- Quality control
- Technical sales
More Information - 2021/2022
A One-Year Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program
Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at www.fanshawec.ca/academicdates
ContactSchool of Applied Science and Technology: 519-452-4419
Program DescriptionThis Graduate Certificate program is designed for students to build on the knowledge and skills gained from their previous engineering background. This program will provide students with the skills required for the workplace in the mechanical engineering design and manufacturing sector. An applied capstone project will provide students with the opportunity to design, implement and manage real-world solutions using skills in industrial communications, supervision, project management and documentation. Students will learn in classroom, lab and experiential learning environments.
- AMD2 is a laptop program. Minimum requirements: http://connect.fanshawec.ca/laptops.html
- A CONNECT lab fee of $50.00 per academic term is included in the Additional Program Fees stated in the Fee Schedule. This fee helps cover costs associated with the delivery of the CONNECT mobile computing program.
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to
1. Develop design solutions for mechanical problems utilizing complex engineering principles and practices.
2. Analyze and synthesize technical data to develop graphics and related technical documents conforming to engineering standards.
3. Select and manage appropriate hardware and software used in the creation of engineering designs.
4. Develop engineering designs utilizing a combination of principles and knowledge of manufacturing processes and engineering methods.
5. Determine reliability and quality control measures and procedures to evaluate and manage advanced manufacturing and mechanical design processes and systems.
6. Incorporate sustainable, economic, ergonomic, safe and ethical approaches into design projects.
7. Plan, implement and manage mechanical engineering design projects in response to stakeholder and industry needs and requirements.
8. Design experiments that evaluate fit, form and function of critical components utilizing principles of statistical process control and finite element analysis.
9. Communicate clearly and concisely in written, graphic and spoken form using appropriate vocabulary and formats for professional engineering projects.