Composites and Advanced Materials Aerospace Manufacturing


Composites and Advanced Materials Aerospace Manufacturing-2023/2024

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
MANF-6004Reinforcements, Matrices, Laminates3
This course provides a comprehensive overview of composites manufacturing, including reinforcements, matrices, lamination principles, proper application of coring materials, and the essentials of composite material fabrication techniques.
MATS-6001Material Properties3
Manufacturing processes and products depend on the properties of the materials involved. In this course, students will examine and calculate material properties such as strength, stiffness, ductility, and impact resistance for composites and advanced materials.
This course will focus on best practices in regards to the design of composite components. Students will acquire a fundamental understanding of key design factors, evaluation of load conditions, Design For Manufacturability elements, and of trade-off analysis matrices for optimized selection of material and manufacturing processes.
MANF-6005Fabrication Techniques3
There are many manufacturing techniques employed for the fabrication of components and structures using composite materials. In this course, students will be introduced to a broad range of these techniques, including co-fabrication, infusion processes, wet-bagging and unidirectionals.
MANF-6006Patterns & Moulds3
Modern composite material fabrication requires an understanding of many related processes. In this course, students will engage in hands-on activities for pattern design, mould and tool making, and the application of coatings and gel-coats.
MGMT-6114Project Management2.5
In this course, students will acquire the skills to develop, design, manage, plan, and schedule aerospace projects. Students will undertake feasibility analyses and environmental and social constraint studies, and they will identify and apply a range of controls for project cost, timelines, and technical performance.
COOP-1020Co-operative Education Employment Prep1
This workshop will provide an overview of the Co-operative Education consultants and students' roles and responsibilities as well as the Co-operative Education Policy. It will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to co-operative education work assignments and will prepare students for their work term.

Level 2
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
MANF-6007Secondary Processes3
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the secondary processes applied to composite fabrications to convert them into finished products, including trimming, machining, drilling, sanding, adhesive bonding and fasteners.
MANF-6008Repair Methods3
This course instructs students on the importance of quality in composite materials. It will introduce common defects and their causes as well as methods to identify, evaluate, and measure quality and techniques to repair minor defects.
DESG-6003Design Concepts-Adv3
In this course, students are encounter advanced concepts in the design of composite structures. Those concepts include joining techniques, dropping plies, methods to evaluate the state of stress is a designed component, methods to reinforce corners, edge closure methods, and how to use coring materials to selectively increase material stiffness.
MANF-6009Testing Techniques3
Composite materials and composite structures must be accurately tested to evaluate their performance. This course provides a comprehensive overview of destructive and nondestructive testing techniques, including ultrasonics, quasistatic and impact testing, acoustic testing, and microscopic evaluation.
DESG-6004Design & Fabrication Project3.5
This project-based course will provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills relating to the design and fabrication of composite material products and to use the tools and techniques developed in the program.
DEVL-6027Industry Overview/Trends2
This course offers an overview of composite and advanced materials use across industries, including aviation/aerospace, automotive, and marine manufacturing, with an emphasis on new and emerging trends. This course emphasizes the essential skills necessary for the workplace while supporting students to research employment opportunities.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 9 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program