Manufacturing Engineering

Certificate | Code: 1210

Please note:

This program credential is suspended and no longer taking new applicants. If you are already enrolled in this program, courses are still available for registration.

About the program

This program will be of interest to individuals employed in the manufacturing profession or those wanting to work in manufacturing. Graduates would qualify for an entry level Manufacturing/Process Technician position and would be qualified to provide technical support and services in the development of production methods, facilities and systems, and the planning, estimating, measuring and scheduling of work.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.

Note re: admission requirements

  • Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.
  • Applicants are advised that the ability to read mechanical drawing is necessary for this program.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Program requirements

  • credit may be given for qualifying courses that were successfully completed up to three years prior to admission into the program

Graduate opportunities

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Program outcomes

  • Apply the principles of orthographic projection, reading and interpreting technical drawings using drawing instruments along with drawing layout and dimensioning techniques.
  • Apply knowledge of theory of basic sciences such as mathematics, physics, thermodynamics, electricity used in manufacturing strength of materials, materials science, heat treatment, product design, engineering management and control, manufacturing planning and strategy, computer applications and automation and computer numerical control (CNC).
  • Discuss the nature and history of quality, factors which affect quality, quality inspection and verification. Collect, analyze and interpret data, histograms and frequency distributions, probability and its applications, normal and binomial curves, control charts for variables and attributes and statistical sampling.
  • Discuss the processes used in manufacturing industries involving foundry methods, sheet metal forming, protective coating and surface finishes, forging, machining and welding methods, rubber products processing and wood, leather and plastic processing.
  • Apply the principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Interpret and apply symbols to drawings, measurements and quality control.
  • Design various types of jigs and fixtures.
  • Analyze costs for control and action and estimate costs for new products and contracts.
  • Use SolidWorks mechanical design automation software to build parametric models of parts and assemblies and make drawings of those parts and assemblies.
  • Investigate accident and failure analysis, modes of failure, background research, documentation of accident and introduction of principles of material selection and design improvements for prevention of failures.
  • Work effectively in heterogeneous teams to accomplish tasks to specification. Learn the behaviour of individuals working alone or in teams and the thought processes and structural contexts surrounding these actions. Discuss how factors which influence individual and team behaviour ultimately affect organizational effectiveness.
  • Apply the fundamentals of project management through discussion and application of the nine project management knowledge areas. The fundamentals of MS Project management software will also be used within the management projects.

Program related resources

Program contact

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Upcoming Registrations

Mark your calendars for our upcoming registration dates so you can plan your future.

Fall Registration: July 8, 2019
Winter Registration: November 4, 2019