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					Proposed
Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program



Solid Modeling


Stage 4: Program Proposal


DRAFT 2005-02-11




School of Applied Computing and Engineering Sciences

Intended Launch: January 2006, Davis Campus, Brampton




Development Team
ACES: Michael Arthur, Mark Kurdi, Dragan Jovanov, Aravind Venkatapathy, Gary
Closson
CCFD: Petra Bennett, Lisa Sutcliffe, Norra Taylor, Linda Yates Cameron
SSI Project: Jane Jenner
Proposed Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program in

Solid Modeling
1.1     Executive Summary

               The face of global manufacturing has changed dramatically over the past 15 years.
               Advanced technologies such as Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), Computer
               Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Flexible Manufacturing (FMS), Lean Manufacturing,
               Agile Manufacturing and others have changed the way in which manufacturing plants
               operate and respond to customer needs. Software and hardware technology is currently
               facing this same type of shift in thinking. Many software companies are producing new
               applications that enable engineers to design in 3D and then create the necessary 2D
               drawings automatically. Advances in hardware and software technology have made this
               type of process possible, and currently many companies have gone beyond 3D
               configuration to feature-based, parametric 3D modeling.

               The Solid Modeling Program is intended to produce graduates for industry with an in-
               depth knowledge of advanced 3D modeling for a variety of fields. The program will start
               with the fundamentals of 2D design and will train students how to construct complex 3D
               models, surfaces and assembly design; CNC machining will also be covered. Graduates
               will demonstrate the ability to design various parts and assemblies effectively for any
               applicable manufacturing environment using solid modeling techniques.

               This program addresses Sheridan’s strategic direction and is part of the overall plan at
               Davis campus. It will complement Sheridan’s existing programming in Engineering
               Technology, Electromechanical, Mechanical, and Design & Drafting. The proposed
               Solid Modeling program will contribute to Sheridan and City of Brampton’s strategic
               initiatives to enhance the manufacturing sector’s capability to contribute to the local
               economy.

               The proposed program is unique– no other Ontario community college currently offers a
               similar graduate certificate program.

               Applicants to this program require a degree or diploma in technology or significant
               industry experience. Potential student demand for the program will come from a number
               of sources: first, from existing engineers, technicians and technologist who need to
               upgrade their skills and knowledge; second, from recent graduates of technology
               programs. The KPI surveys of students in the mechanical engineering technology
               programs identified a 30% increase in student interest in post-graduate programs between
               2003 and 2004.

               The Solid Modeling program is a viable program that fits with Sheridan’s strategic
               direction, has a clear economic need and supports the City of Brampton’s strategic
               initiatives to enhance the manufacturing sector’s capability to contribute to the local
               economy. It meets students’ needs for further education in specialized areas of
               manufacturing and has demonstrated that there would be a sufficient pool of potential
               students.



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               The School of Applied Computing and Engineering Sciences and the Centre for
               Curriculum and Faculty Development recommend that the program proposal be approved
               and submitted to the Credential Validation Service.




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Table of Contents

  Proposed Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program in................................................. 2
  1.1    Executive Summary .................................................................................................. 2
2 Background ....................................................................................................................... 5
3 Contribution to Sheridan’s Strategic Plans ....................................................................... 6
  3.1    School and Program Cluster Plans ............................................................................ 7
4 Economic Need ................................................................................................................. 9
  4.1    Existing Labour Force Gaps in the Sector ................................................................ 9
  4.2    Job Availability ......................................................................................................... 9
5 Solid Modeling Education .............................................................................................. 10
6 Student Interest & Potential Applicants .......................................................................... 10
  6.1    Student Interest ....................................................................................................... 10
  6.2    Potential Applicants ................................................................................................ 11
7 Appropriateness of the Credential .................................................................................. 13
8 Internal/External Consultations ...................................................................................... 14
  8.1    Ad Hoc Program Advisory Committee................................................................... 14
  8.2    Support from Schools and Departments ................................................................. 14
9 Program Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes ................................................. 14
  9.1    Program Level Critical Performance: ..................................................................... 14
  9.2    Program Level Learning Outcomes: ....................................................................... 14
10    Learning Methodologies and Delivery Options .......................................................... 15
11    Program Map .............................................................................................................. 17
12    Detailed Program Map ................................................................................................ 17
13    Institutional Capacity to Deliver the Program ............................................................ 18
  13.1 Capital & Equipment .............................................................................................. 18
  13.2 Space Requirements ................................................................................................ 18
  13.3 Faculty Credentials ................................................................................................. 18
  13.4 Faculty and Staff Requirements .............................................................................. 19
  13.5 Required Learning Resources ................................................................................. 19
14    Program Review Process ............................................................................................ 19
15    Conclusion and Recommendation .............................................................................. 19
16    Appendices .................................................................................................................. 19
Appendix 1: Ad Hoc Program Advisory Committee .............................................................. 21
Appendix 2: Sample Job Postings........................................................................................... 24
Appendix 3: Contacts.............................................................................................................. 29
Appendix 4: Labs and Equipment........................................................................................... 30




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Proposed Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program in

Solid Modeling

Stage 4: Program Proposal



Critical Performance:                Graduates will demonstrate the ability to design various parts and
                                     assemblies effectively for any applicable manufacturing environment
                                     using solid modeling techniques.

Type of Program:                     Ontario College Graduate Certificate; 2 academic semesters;
                                     deregulated fees

Implementation Date:                 January 2006

Location:                            Davis Campus, Brampton

Projected Enrollment:                40

Entry Requirements:                  Postsecondary diploma or degree in science or engineering.
                                     Alternatively, applicants with three years of mechanical design/
                                     manufacturing experience and a degree or diploma from another
                                     discipline will be considered. Some basic exposure to a CAD system
                                     is highly recommended.

2     Background

               Sheridan is situated in the largest manufacturing hub within Canada, one that is
               experiencing significant employment growth. Within the GTA, employment within the
               manufacturing sector has rebounded close to its 1988 level and accounts for 19% of
               employment, the highest it has been in more than a decade and higher than any other
               region in Ontario (Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance, 2000). Within Mississauga,
               manufacturing comprises the second largest sector in the city. Employment within the
               region has grown from 132,000 in 1977 to 400,000 in 2003. Advanced Manufacturing
               comprises 60% of Brampton’s major employment cluster, employing close to 53,000
               individuals. As these manufacturers adopt the new technologies and methods necessary
               to become and remain competitive globally, Sheridan College is ideally positioned to
               provide the educational platform to support these changes.

               In the new century, 2D design skills are still very valuable, but the industry is going
               through a paradigm shift – the focus has moved dramatically from design in 2D to design
               in 3D. This new focus is much more apparent in the mechanical field, in which working
               in 2D CAD is considered the “old way” of design, and more and more design work is
               being done in 3D.




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               Software and hardware technology is also facing this shift in focus; many software
               companies are producing new applications that enable engineers to design in 3D and then
               create the necessary 2D drawings automatically. Advances in hardware and software
               have made this possible, and currently many companies have gone beyond 3D to feature-
               based, parametric 3D modeling.

               Used as a vehicle for visualization, solid modeling studies unambiguous representations
               of sold subjects suitable for computer processing. Solid modeling software creates a
               virtual reality for machine design and analysis. Interface with the human operator is
               highly optimized and includes programmable macros, keyboard shortcuts and dynamic
               model manipulation. The designer generally has access to models on which others are
               working on concurrently. For example, several people may be designing one machine
               that has many parts. New parts are added to an assembly model as they are created. Each
               designer has access to the assembly model, while a work in progress, and while working
               in his or her own parts. The design evolution is visible to everyone involved (Wikipedia,
               2004).

               A survey related to manufacturing was conducted for the Strategic Skills Investment
               (SSI) proposal in 2003. This survey of Brampton and area manufacturers identified solid
               modeling as an area for future adoption for some small and medium companies.
               Additional secondary research conducted since the original survey has clarified an
               emerging need for people with solid modeling skills or people able to work with solid
               modeling files and adapt them as needed for their companies’ environment. (Research
               Report available.)


3     Contribution to Sheridan’s Strategic Plans

               The Solid Modeling program contributes to the following Sheridan strategic directions.

               Table One: Contribution to Sheridan’s Strategic Plan

                Sheridan Strategic Goal                              Solid Modeling program
                1. Exceptional Student Experience                    Enhances the college’s set of graduate
                                                                     certificate opportunities for graduates of
                Sheridan students will be provided a range           technology programs and for graduates
                of academic opportunities, from certificate          from other disciplines who want to
                and diploma programs to applied degrees,             specialize. Complements Sheridan
                that build on institutional strengths, such as       strengths in Engineering Technology
                faculty expertise, specialized learning              diploma programs in Electromechanical,
                environments and quality campus life                 Mechanical, and Mechanical - Design &
                resources                                            Drafting.
                2. Exceptional Community Services
                                                                     Provides specialized education as
                Graduates will be empowered to contribute            identified by local manufacturers and
                to a dynamic labour force with the                   through secondary research from
                knowledge and skills needed to meet social,          provincial and national sources. Will
                cultural and economic demands.                       provide the industry with needed workers
                                                                     who can create and work with parametric
                Innovative facility-based partnerships, such         models.
                as…a manufacturing Centre at the Davis
                Campus, will strengthen student                      This program was conceived to be part of
                opportunities and relationships with                 the Advanced Manufacturing and Design
                business partners and regional                       Technologies Centre (AMDTC), which is

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                Sheridan Strategic Goal                          Solid Modeling program
                communities.                                     a component of the Davis Strategic Plan.

                3. Planned Enrolment Growth
                                                                 The Solid Modeling program will
                Sheridan’s planned enrolment growth will         contribute an estimated 40 graduates
                meet student and employer demand within          annually to Sheridan’s enrolment plan,
                the rapidly expanding Halton and Peel            with additional opportunities in related
                Regions…as well as specialized labour            part-time and training courses.
                demand for niche occupational clusters for
                which Sheridan provides highly qualified         The program responds to an emerging
                graduates provincially, nationally and           need for workers in this niche area of
                internationally.                                 specialization.




3.1     School and Program Cluster Plans

               The Solid Modeling program will enhance the School’s offerings for those pursuing
               graduate certificate level studies while forming an important part of the set of new
               programs focused on manufacturing. The diagram on the next page shows the proposed
               new program within the School context by showing the applicants, programs, and main
               career focus for graduates from existing programs and the new programs.

               Some solid modeling is covered in the three year diploma, Mechanical Engineering
               Technology – Design and Drafting. The Solid Modeling graduate certificate program
               targets a different applicant – one who already has a technology background but who
               wants to specialize in solid modeling in an intensive learning environment.




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                                                                          ACES Engineering Programs

                                                              Industrial experience


                       Computer                                 Research/            CAD/CAM     Computer                  Quality
                                                                                                                          Computer       Machine             Mfg            CAD/CAM
                                           Eng
                       assisted                                   design/              Design     assisted                 Control
                                                                                                                           Assisted     Integration       Manager            Surface
                                           technology/
  Employment           mfg                 product                testing/            Product   mfg/ process              Sampling
                                                                                                                         mfg/ process   Automation          Plant           modeling
                       /process            development          computers/          development    control                  R&D
                                                                                                                            control       System          Efficiency
                       control                                  Telecomm              graphics    machine                  machine       Planning
                                                                                                    integ.                   integ.      Prod plan




                                                                                                                                         New Integ.        New Mfg.          New Solid
                                                                                                                                            Mfg.            Mgmt             Modeling
                                                                                                                                          Systems



                         Electro-          Mechanical         Electronics          Design &              New Mfg            Chemical
    Programs            Mechanical         Eng. Tech          Eng. Tech            Drafting             Eng. Tech.           Tech
                          Tech




                                High School graduates & mature students (Some students with foreign diploma/degrees)                             Technology graduates
                                                      Approximately 250 students in this cluster                                                Employed/specialization
    Applicants                                                                                                                           New immigrants with diplomas/degrees
                                                                                                                                        Approximately 100 students in this cluster




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4     Economic Need

            There is sufficient indication of an emerging economic need for a graduate certificate
            program in Solid Modeling (full research report available):
                 Employment agency information confirms that solid modeling skills are highly
                    valued by employers and those with these skills are hired quickly
                 Primary and secondary research indicates that a percentage of companies are
                    planning to adopt solid modeling or related technologies
                 The combination of potential applicant target groups should yield enough people
                    interested in specializing in solid modeling to meet enrolment targets
            Given that this program targets an emerging need, the launch date is proposed for January
            2006 in anticipation of increased future needs of companies as they adopt advanced
            manufacturing technologies.

            Indicators of Growth: Adoption of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

            Both of the 1994 and 1999 Statistics Canada reports on Technology Adoption in Canada
            indicate that roughly half of the establishments in the manufacturing sector had adopted
            at least one of four design and engineering technologies. The highest users of this
            technology were metal, machinery, electronics and transportation industries. Results
            from our own 2003 survey reveal that 71% of the 43 companies within the Brampton
            region alone, are currently using, or plan to adopt, modeling or simulation technologies
            within the next five years.


4.1    Existing Labour Force Gaps in the Sector

            This program will address the following labour force gaps:
                 An emerging gap in 3D modeling
                 Problem solving, communication and teamwork skills needed in advanced
                    manufacturing environments

            Results from both, the primary and secondary data analyzed in the research report, reveal
            a critical need for skilled tradespersons, particularly those with multi-skill integration,
            communications skills and the ability to work in kinds of multi-disciplinary teams,
            characteristic of advanced manufacturing environments. As well, there is an emerging
            need for flexible technicians and technologists with integrated skills sets, greater
            understanding of integrated manufacturing systems and continuous improvement
            techniques, as well as the ability to work effectively in engineering teams (Government
            of Canada, 2004). The Solid Modeling graduate will enhance advanced manufacturing
            teams’ abilities to effectively cost produce models of products so that design and
            production issues can be identified and addressed prior to production.


4.2    Job Availability

            An analysis of the professional job boards indicates that positions that require specialized
            skills in solid modeling software are diverse and include “design draftsperson”,
            “mechanical design detailer”, “design engineer”, “simulation technologist” and “solid
            works engineer” (See Appendix One for Job Postings). Bob Cheeseman, owner of
               Consul-Pak Ltd., says that most of the individuals employed within this capacity have a
               CAD background from only one discipline. One of the difficulties inherent in this,
               according to Cheeseman, is the employees’ inability to translate files – a problem that he
               feels is growing due to the narrow scope of training. The program proposed here is
               designed to enhance the graduate’s employability profile by augmenting his/hers existing
               skills. Students will learn the tools involved in design from a broad spectrum of solid
               modeling software so that they can assume positions within diverse engineering fields
               that require this specific expertise. Job opportunities will not be specific to solid
               modeling, but rather more general “design” engineering roles.


5     Solid Modeling Education

               Currently, there are no comparable graduate certificate programs offered at Ontario
               community colleges that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of solid modeling.
               The most closely related programs in the system – the CAD/CAM offerings, offer little or
               no solid modeling. Fleming offers a 32-week - Mechanical Techniques CAD Operator
               and a CNC and CAD/CAM specialist without solid modeling. Centennial and St Clair
               both offer Mechanical Technician - CAD/CAM diploma programs. There is a very small
               amount of solid modeling. The Sheridan program will provide a possible opportunity for
               specialization for these grads.

6     Student Interest & Potential Applicants

6.1     Student Interest

               i) Applicant/Enrolment Ratio

               Given the lack of college programs in solid modeling, there is no data available from
               directly comparable programs. However, there is a healthy student interest in
               manufacturing programs at the postsecondary level in the system (approximately 5
               applicants per space), and in related Sheridan graduate certificate programs (see Table
               Two).

               Table Two: Applicant/Enrolment Ratios – Sheridan Graduate Certificate Programs

                                                           Applicants/Enrolment
                    Program          200401     200301      200201     200101       200001       199901
                 Environmental
                    Control          160 / 24   144 / 24    121 / 22   73 / 22      99 / 19      128 / 19
                    Quality
                  Assurance          214 / 28   193 / 30    143 / 36   112 / 32     91 / 32      66 / 32

               (Source: Academic Services, Sheridan College)

               ii) Key Performance Indicator Surveys
               KPI data indicates an increased interest in pursuing further education by students in the
               related diploma programs. Students in the mechanical engineering technology programs
               have a significant increase in their perception of the need for graduate certificate
               programs. Thirty-three percent (33%) of the students surveyed rated college graduate
               certificate programs as important compared with 3% of the mechanical engineering
               students surveyed in 2003.

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               Table Three: KPI Results – Importance of Additional Studies

                    Year             Program           Enroll in another             Enroll in a Post
                                                       College Program               Diploma Program
                                     Mechanical
                    2003             Engineering       22%                           3%
                                     Technology
                                     Mechanical
                    2004             Engineering       27%                           33%
                                     Technology
               (Source: Institutional Analysis, Sheridan College)


6.2     Potential Applicants

               Our research indicated there should be a sufficient applicant pool to support the targeted
               enrolment for this program. Key target groups include:
                    recent graduates of college and university diploma programs who want to
                       specialize
                    people who have been working in manufacturing and want to upgrade their skills
                    immigrants who have been trained in the engineering profession and want to
                       upgrade their skills

               Based on the average applicant rate for related graduate certificates at Sheridan (5:1), the
               College may need approximately 175 applicants to meet the enrolment target of 35
               students. Given that the college and university systems graduate over 4000 students
               annually from engineering and engineering technology programs and that there are
               several thousand foreign trained engineers, technicians and technologists coming to
               Ontario annually, the proposed enrolment target should be viable.

               i) Immigrant Population:

               A potential pool of applicants for the Solid Modeling program includes the relatively
               large population of professional immigrants. Of the 225,000 who come to Canada
               annually, over half of them are university educated and between the ages of 25 and 44.
               Given the existing skills shortages in the manufacturing sector, Statistics Canada reports
               that Canada’s entire net labor growth will likely come from this population by the year
               2011 (Statistics Canada, 2004).

               According to the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technologists and
               Technicians (OACETT), in 2001 approximately 11,000 of the new immigrants who came
               to Ontario identified themselves as engineers and 2,000 identified themselves as
               technicians and technologists.

               ii) Graduates of Engineering Diploma and Degree Programs

               Sheridan diploma graduates
               A second potential group of applicants for the proposed program includes graduates of
               Sheridan’s undergraduate diploma programs (Mechanical Engineering Technology,
               Electromechanical Engineering Technology) following sufficient manufacturing



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               experience. KPI data for the past few years indicates that approximately 25% annually
               state that they intend to pursue further education.

               College system engineering technology graduates
               The college system graduates more than 800 students annually from engineering
               technology programs, providing another source of potential applicants.

               Table Four provides a synopsis of the total number of graduates from engineering
               technology programs offered within the Ontario College system. For the most part, each
               of the programs has had consistent numbers of graduates over time, with Manufacturing
               Engineering Technology doubling its number of graduates in 2000/01. These numbers
               indicate a potential pool of applicants who may want to upgrade their skills and specialize
               in solid modeling.

               Table Four: Graduates of Engineering Technology Programs


          Technology/Technician        Total           Total         Total            Total           Total
          Programs:                    Grads:          Grads:        Grads:           Grads:          Grads:
                                       97-98’          98-99’        99-00’           00-01’          01-02’

          Electro-Mechanical           149             100           152              143             141
          Engineering

          Industrial Engineering       29              21            21               15              26

          Manufacturing                47              47            36               73              73
          Engineering

          Mechanical Engineering       525             461           550              527             616

                                                       (Source: Ministry of Education, 2003)


               University engineering program graduates
               University engineering graduates are another potential applicant group.

               Table Five: Potential Supply of Engineering Graduates

                                Year               Enrolment              Graduation Rate

                                2000                    887                       75%
                                2001                    956                       80%
                                2002                   1014                       82%
                                2003                   4251                       84%

                                                                (Source: OUAC, 2004)




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7     Appropriateness of the Credential

               To measure the appropriateness of offering this program at the Graduate Certificate level,
               the proposed program has been compared to the credential framework set by the
               Ministry.

               Table Six: Appropriateness of the Credential

Ministry Credential Framework for Ontario                      Solid Modeling program
Graduate Certificates

1.0 Scope of Curriculum: Breadth and Depth

1.1 Complexity of Knowledge and Vocational
Outcomes                                                       There are no provincial standards for solid modeling
Meets all specific vocational learning outcomes as             programs.
defined by provincial program standards, where these
exist.                                                   This program is intended to provide graduates
                                                         with in-depth knowledge of advanced 3D
Breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge would         modeling for fields such as mechanical design,
enhance the ability of graduates to perform a more       manufacturing, industrial engineering and
specialized range of activities, most of which would be
complex or non-routine. Leadership and guidance may
                                                         medical. The program will start with the
be involved when organizing self or others, as well as   fundamentals of 2D design and will train students
when contributing to technical solutions of a non-       how to construct complex 3D models, surfaces
routine or contingency nature. Performance of a          and assembly design; CNC machining will also be
prescribed range of skilled operations that includes the covered. Graduates demonstrate the ability to
requirement to evaluate and analyze current practices    design various parts and assemblies effectively
and develop new criteria, and may include the            for any applicable manufacturing environment
provision of some leadership and guidance to others in using solid modeling techniques.
the application and planning of skills.

Applications may involve some complex or non-routine
activities involving individual responsibility or autonomy
and/or leadership and guidance for others as part of a
team or group.

The qualification may involve broadening the skills
individuals have already gained in a postsecondary
program of instruction, or developing vocational
knowledge or skills in a new professional area.

1.2 Generic Employability Skills                               The program will meet the Sheridan employability skills
(locally determined)                                           requirements (yet to be determined).


1.3 General Education                                          Sheridan has no requirement for general education for
(locally determined)                                           graduate certificate programs.
2.0 Typical duration for completion
…programs and disciplines, recognizing that some               The program is two academic semesters with
colleges may use a system other than hours (e.g.               estimated program hours in the range of 21-22 per
credits) to determine program completion. It is                week x 28 weeks = 602 hours
understood that a range of hours may apply to the
achievement of program learning outcomes leading to
any particular credential. This framework outlines the
typical duration of a program at this level for students
entering with the minimum admission requirements.

Typically the duration to achieve this credential is 2
academic semesters or approximately 600-700
equivalent instructional hours.



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3. 0 Admission requirement                                  Post secondary diploma or degree in science or
Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced           engineering. Alternatively, applicants with three years
Diploma, Degree, or equivalent.                             of industrial experience and a degree or diploma from
                                                            another discipline will be considered. Some basic
                                                            exposure to a CAD system would be an asset.
4.0 Name of credential
Ontario College Graduate Certificate                        Ontario College Graduate Certificate in Solid Modeling


8     Internal/External Consultations

               Consultation for the Solid Modeling program included the Mechanical Engineering
               Design and Drafting PAC, a manufacturing ad hoc Program Advisory Committee (PAC),
               a focus group and a survey conducted for Sheridan’s Strategic Skills Investment Fund
               proposal approved in 2003.

8.1     Ad Hoc Program Advisory Committee
            An ad hoc program advisory committee of manufacturers and potential employers was
            formed in June 2004 to advise on the program development for the manufacturing cluster.
            The group met on June 24th, August 31st, October 19th and November 16th. The PAC
            provided general feedback on the idea for the Solid Modeling program, but because there
            was not widespread expertise in solid modeling among the members, it was determined
            that the PAC for Design/Drafting would be better able to provide advice on this program.
            The Mechanical Engineering Design/Drafting PAC met on November 24th.

8.2     Support from Schools and Departments
            The Solid Modeling program has strong support from the School. The Dean and
            Associate Dean have met with Marketing and Communications, Academic Services and
            Student Services to plan for this new program.

               A complete list of external contacts is included in the appendices.


9     Program Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

9.1     Program Level Critical Performance:

               Graduates demonstrate the ability to design various parts and assemblies effectively for
               any applicable manufacturing environment using solid modeling techniques.

9.2     Program Level Learning Outcomes:

               Graduates demonstrate the ability to:

               1. Apply knowledge of mathematics/physics and descriptive geometry to a variety of
                  solid modeling tasks.

               2. Apply knowledge of computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing
                  (CAD/CAM) to manufacturing/design problems and settings.




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               3. Prepare technical drawings for publication that include detailing, specifications and
                  procedures to be implemented in the construction and manufacturing processes.

               4. Apply basic principles of mechanics and mechanical detailing including stress-strain,
                  torsion nad precision tolerances to engineering design.

               5. Create detailed views using drafting standards with annotations.

               6. Create parametric 3D soild parts using parametric solid modeling software
                  effectively and efficiently.

               7. Communicate effectively in written, oral and graphic form.

               8. Assess the manufacturability of a product.

               9. Import/export models and data among various CAD/CAM systems, identifying the
                  limitations/issues with such data exchange.

               10. Behave in a professional manner

               11. Create Virtual/Rapid prototypes as necessary in a design environment.

               12. Generate CNC code for machining purposes.


10 Learning Methodologies and Delivery Options

          Case studies: This format allows students to analyze actual industry situations and to develop
          recommended courses of action based on the application of theory. This allows the students
          to apply the information they are learning and the skills they are developing to a relevant
          industry context.

          Demonstration: This format exposes the learner to certain manipulative processes in the
          manufacturing industry and provides opportunities for the instructor to model and reinforce
          the need for observation of and compliance with safety standards and operational
          requirements.

          Discussion: This format allows for a more active two-way flow of information and
          clarification processes that result primarily from the instructor’s refined skills in questioning
          techniques. Guided questioning involves the student more actively in the process and helps
          maintain focus and attention in the appropriate areas. It also allows the instructor to gauge the
          students’ level of understanding.

          Interactive lecture: This format allows the instructor to present key concepts and
          disseminate information in a time-efficient manner. Unlike the traditional lecture, it also
          provides for the accommodation of questions from students, significant clarification
          opportunities and the insertion of additional information or observations by the students.

          Lab: This format reinforces the proven learning principle that doing is a more effective way
          of learning and of reinforcing learning. Students are engaged in activities that incorporate
          given procedures through which they must work, recording observations and drawing



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          conclusions. The lab is an important opportunity for students to engage in activities that are
          reflective of manufacturing operations.

          Presentations: This format adds the dimension of professional presentation skills to the
          cluster of competencies required of managers in the manufacturing sector. It is a specialized
          form of cohort learning as it gives the students opportunities to benefit from the knowledge
          acquired by their peers.

          Problem-based learning: This format is a component that is folded into other methodologies
          but it is also provided as an independent delivery mode in this program. This strategy
          provides opportunities for students to apply learning and assimilate processes that are
          reflective of industry situations. The development of effective problem-solving skills for
          manufacturing industry leaders is critical to the success and growth of the sector.

          Project: This format provides an opportunity for students to focus on a particular area while
          integrating their learning from the coursework. Written communications and presentation
          skills are reinforced with reports and/or presentations.

          Simulation: This format allows the students to experience manufacturing processes and shop
          floor production in a virtual environment that reflects the actual conditions in the industry. It
          involves application, troubleshooting scenarios and real-time feedback. This provides them
          with opportunities to function within the framework of manufacturing operations, develop
          their technical skills and understand the consequences of their actions in a safe, controlled
          environment.

          Small group work: This format allows the students opportunities to practice their problem-
          solving skills while enhancing their ability to work collaboratively in the team environment
          typical of advanced manufacturing operations.




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         11      Program Map
                        The program map shows the course structure for the program, credits and hours per week.

                                              Solid Modeling Program Map
Term 1              CAD &                Solid Modeling      Part Modeling -      Non-parametric        CNC Milling
                    Computer             1: Part &           CATIA                Solid Modeling
                    Application          Assembly
                    Basics               Modeling




Cred: 20            Cred.: 5             Cred.: 4            Cred.: 3             Cred.: 4              Cred.: 4
Hrs: 20/wk          Hrs.: 5/wk           Hrs.: 4/wk          Hrs.: 3/wk           Hrs.: 4/wk            Hrs.: 4/wk
Facility            Computer lab         Solid Modeling      Solid Modeling       Solid Modeling        Adv Mfg Lab
Requirements                             Lab                 Lab                  Lab                   and computer
                                                                                                        lab



Term 2              Advanced             Solid Modeling      Surface              Rapid                 Part &         CNC Machining
                    Modeling in          2 – Advanced        Modeling             Prototyping,          Assembly       2
                    CATIA                Concepts                                 Data Exchange         Modeling Using
                                         PR, Solid                                & Digital             Solid Edge
                    PR, CAD &            Modeling 1                               Collabora-tion
                    computer                                                      PR, CAD &             PR, CAD &
                    applications                                                  computer              computer
                                                                                  application           application           PR, CNC milling
                    Basics                                                                                                    1
                                                                                  Basics                Basics

Cred: 21            Cred. 4              Cred.: 4            Cred.: 3             Cred.: 4              Cred.: 3              Cred.: 3
Hrs: 21/wk          Hrs.: 4/wk           Hrs.: 4/wk          Hrs.: 3/wk           Hrs.: 4/wk            Hrs.: 3/wk            Hrs.: 3/wk
Facility            Adv Mfg Lab          Solid Modeling      Solid Modeling       Solid Modeling        Solid Modeling        Adv Mfg Lab
Requirements        and computer         Lab                 Lab                  Lab                   Lab                   and computer
                    lab                                                                                                       lab

         Notations:
             Prerequisites/corequisites are indicated by PR, CO



         12 Detailed Program Map
                        The detailed program map shows the details for each course in the program.

                        See separate document.




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11.1 Matrix of Program Learning Outcomes and Courses

               The matrix shows how the courses contribute to the program learning outcomes.

               See separate document.


13 Institutional Capacity to Deliver the Program

               Sheridan has the capacity to deliver this program:
                           the new Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies
                               (AMDTC) will provide the specialized space requirements for all of the
                               manufacturing programs in development including an advanced
                               manufacturing lab, and a solid modeling lab
                           The program will require the use of some college classrooms, the general
                               purpose computer labs and the B-wing labs (workshop/material
                               handling) as indicated.
                           Capital and equipment has been planned for through a combination of
                               SSI funding & partnership contributions, and through college and school
                               budgets.
                           Teaching and technology support needs can be met through a
                               combination of existing full-time faculty and new part-time hires,
                               planned for through college and school budgets.

               A budget for this program is included in the appendices.

13.1 Capital & Equipment
          Capital and equipment to support this program have been planned for through a
          combination of existing software; hardware and lab equipment plus equipment obtained
          through partnerships and the SSI Advanced Manufacturing Project (see appendices for an
          equipment list.)

13.2 Space Requirements
          New classroom in AMDTC
          Integrated Manufacturing lab
          Computer lab/class
          Solid modeling lab
          Mechanical testing lab
          Programmable controller lab

13.3 Faculty Credentials
         In general, the following credentials are required for faculty teaching in the program.

               Minimum: a baccalaureate degree in the related discipline and 5 years of industry
               experience
               Preferred: P. Eng., or Masters Degree, 5 years of industry experience and postsecondary
               teaching experience

               The requirements by course are identified on the detailed program map (Section 11).


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               For the majority of the courses, there is full and part-time faculty teaching within existing
               programs in the School with the required credentials and experience who could be
               redeployed for this program.

13.4 Faculty and Staff Requirements
         This program requires the equivalent of 1.5 FTE.
         The hiring plan for this program includes:
               one new full-time faculty member as of Jan. 2006
               two part-time faculty
               one new full-time technologist (shared with other new manufacturing programs)

13.5 Required Learning Resources
         The learning resources required for this program have been planned for through the
         Advanced Manufacturing project. This program would also make use of existing
         software and resources for the mechanical programs for CAD and simulation.


14      Program Review Process

               The program would follow Sheridan and School program review processes. With a new
               program, the implementation is tracked carefully and the formal review process takes
               place within the first four years of being established.

               The purpose of program review is to confirm, support and continuously advance the
               quality of programs at Sheridan. The overall process is made up of two parts: an annual
               self assessment by all programs and a more formal process on a 3-5 year cycle. The
               annual self assessments involve program teams analyzing a variety of related
               information, including KPI’s, Sheridan course feedback surveys, enrolment statistics, and
               other institutional data. The self assessment results in an annual program plan including
               goals, timelines and an action plan.

               The formal review process considers a long term perspective on the quality of the
               program and how it continuously improves its services to students, Sheridan, employers,
               and the community. It is customary for the formal review to include an external
               evaluation process.

15 Conclusion and Recommendation

               The Solid Modeling program responds to identified needs within industry and fits with
               School, Sheridan and regional strategic directions. There is support for the program from
               employers, a sufficient applicant pool to support the proposed enrolment, and Sheridan
               has the capacity to deliver the program and has partners to support the capital, facilities
               and equipment requirements.

               The School of Applied Computing and Engineer Sciences and the Centre for Curriculum
               and Faculty Development propose that Academic Council recommend this program be
               approved and submitted to the Credential Validation Service.

16 Appendices

               Appendix 1: Ad Hoc Program Advisory Committee Membership and Minutes


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               Appendix 2:      Sample Job Postings
               Appendix 3:      Contact list
               Appendix 4:      Lab/Equipment List
               Appendix 5:      Budget

               Full research report available on request.




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Appendix 1: Ad Hoc Program Advisory Committee

Ad Hoc Program Advisory Committee

An ad hoc program advisory committee of manufacturers and potential employers was formed in June
2004 to advise on the program development for the manufacturing cluster. The group met on June
24, August 31, and October 19th and November 16th.

This program received general advice at the idea stage from this ad hoc PAC. The Mechanical
Engineering Technology – Design and Drafting program PAC was asked to provide more specific
advice. At their meeting Nov. 24, 2004, the PAC passed a motion to support the program.

Ad Hoc Advisory Committee for the Manufacturing Programs
Company                   Contact Name         Title                   Description                       Location
600 Machine Tools         Peter Turton         President & General                                       Mississauga
                                               Manager

ABB                       Martin Davison       VP Operations           robotics, automotive & mfg. Brampton

ABB                       Mikael Packalen      Channel Partner         robotics, automotive & mfg. Brampton
                                               Sales Manager

Aircraft Appliances       Bryan Dawson         President & CEO         Mfg. aircraft appliances and Brampton
& Equipment                                                            equipment

Alias Wavefront           Evan Wailoo                                  software                          Toronto

Alias Wavefront           James Christopher    VP, Global Customer software                              Toronto
                                               Services

Almag Aluminum            Bob Peacock          President & Owner       Manufacturing Custom              Brampton
Inc                                                                    Extrusions Aluminum

Dual Machine              Ron Beeho            President               Mfr. Precision Turned      Mississauga
Products Limited                                                       Fittings & Component Parts

Electrovaya               Gitanjali Dasgupta   Senior Technology       Develop battery systems           Mississauga
                                               Advisor                 for portable power

Fagor Automation          David Baker          General                 manufacture CNCs, servo           Mississauga
                                               Manager/Engineer-       motors, drives, feedback
                                               ing Manager             systems and DROs

Ford Motor                Gerry Lance/Julie    T & D Leader             Automotive manufacturer          Oakville
Company                   Brennan              Oakville Assembly
                                               Plant
Future Design             Mohammed El-         Design Engineer         Manufacture saturn series         Mississauga
                          Haddawi                                      air rings
Neville C. Clark Ltd. Neville C. Clark         President               Mgmt consultant


Newmar Window             Patrick van den Berg Plant Manager           Window manufacturer               Mississauga
Manufacturing Inc.

NRC - IRAP                John Dransfield      Industrial Technology National Research Council
                                               Advisor




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Company                   Contact Name        Title                   Description                       Location
OACETT/Racon              Brad Murphy         Director, Data          Professional assn.
Engineering                                   Centres

OI Owens Illinois         Wendy Purvis        HR Manager              Glass Containers                  Brampton
(formerly
Consumers Glass)

Omron Canada              Stanley J. Wachon   Educational Program electrical, electronic control        Toronto
                                              Specialist          components

Par-Pak Ltd               Chuck Ten Eick      Thermoforming            packaging                        Brampton
                                              Manager

Polywheels                David Pike          Dir. HR                 Molders of auto-motive and Oakville
                                                                      consumer products.

Project Automation Paul Jorgensen             President/Owner         Design & manufacture              Oakville
                                                                      material handling
                                                                      equipment.
Ryerson                   Farzad Rayegeni     Associate                Educational institution
Polytechnic                                   Researcher
Siemens                   Danny Ramsood                                                                 Mississauga

Siemens                   Terry Kells         Account Manager                                           Mississauga

Siemens                   Tim Duffy           General Manager                                           Mississauga

                          Jaanus Kimsto       Consultant




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                                                   EXCERPT

                  School of Applied Computing and Engineering Sciences
                        Minutes of the Mechanical Design/Drafting
                          Program Advisory Committee Meeting
                                    November 24, 2004

Present:

Chair – Nadeem Ahmed, Plastiflex Canada Inc.

Geoff Morgan, Chief Draftsperson, AECL; Bryan Finnie, Section Manager, Drawing Office,
Ontario Power Generation; Jarrod Overy, Allegro Industries Ltd.; Carlos Vera, General
Manager, Linita Design & Manufacturing Ltd.; Michael Arthur, Associate Dean, Sheridan; Judy
Higginson, Co-Op Advisor, Sheridan; Dragan Jovanov, Professor, Sheridan; Aravind
Venkatapathy, Professor, Sheridan; nSrinivas Ganapathyraju, Professor, Sheridan; Otto
Zander, Professor, Sheridan; Mozammel Khan, Co-ordinator, Sheridan; Julia Sestito, Support
Services Specialist, Sheridan.

Regrets:
Tom Fotheringham, Manager, Drafting Dept., Pratt & Whitney; Erik Nielson, Allegro Industries
Ltd.; Natasha Wallace, 360 Networks; Pat Zelonka, Professor, Sheridan.

16.1 ITEM                       DISCUSSION                                                      ACTION
                                (unrelated information omitted)
3.7 Postgraduate                Michael stated the City of Brampton has provided                Motion: the PAC
    Certificate in              funds to create new programs geared towards                     supports the
    Solid Modelling             immigrants. He also stated that the “Postgraduate               proposed program
                                Certificate in Solid Modelling” program is one of the           and recommends it
                                programs and that we would like to take to be                   continue through
                                approved by the Program Review Board. Prior to                  the development
                                doing this, it requires approval from the PAC                   and approvals
                                members. This program fills a “need” that currently             process.
                                exists.                                                         Carried.

                                Otto stated that the number of foreign engineers                PAC Members are
                                who want to join the PEO is somewhere around                    asked to review the
                                10,000.                                                         document and
                                                                                                provide feedback.
                                Nadeem stated that what immigrants need is a job,
                                they are already educated. Immigrants need
                                Canadian experience, not another piece of paper.
                                Nadeem requested that the PG Cert. in Solid
                                Modelling include an internship or co-op placement.
4.0 Next Meeting                Next meeting will be held sometime in May 2005.
5.0 Any other                   None.
    business




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Appendix 2: Sample Job Postings
IAN MARTIN LIMITED - THE 500 STAFFING SERVICES
Design Draftsperson

Location: Calgary, AB
Job Category: Engineering
Industry: Recruitment/Staffing
Company URL: http://www.ianmartin.com
Date Posted: Nov 10, 2004


Ian Martin Limited is Canada’s premier technical and engineering recruitment resource. Since
1957, we have been providing Information Technology and Engineering talent to business and
industry across North America.

DESIGN DRAFTS PERSON - Permanent - Calgary
Responsibilities:
•Complete design and drafting duties on a variety of projects using prescribed methods of
design and applicable industry standards, codes and regulations
•Generate drawings for fabrication, as-built drawings and on-going support

Qualifications:
•Post-secondary education in Engineering Design Drafting Technology or Process Piping
Drafting
•A good understanding of AutoCad as well as MS Excel and Word. Cadworx 3D or related 3D
software would be an asset
•Previous experience in the gas compression industry is an asset
•Minimum of 5 years work experience in piping is necessary (drafting or design or combination
of)
•Work experience in Oil & Gas piping design is required
•Ability to pay close attention to detail.
•Ability to communicate design ideas and solutions clearly and concisely, orally and in writing
•Good problem solving skills



AEROTEK
Catia Designer

Location: Oakville, ON
Job Category: Engineering
Industry: Other Services
Date Posted: Nov 10, 2004
Contact E-mail: dbrand@aerotek.com


Please click HERE to apply for this job.

Our client is a leader in the Aerospace industry.
The qualified candidate will be designing brackets using sheet metal for the A380 plane and the
engineering level. They will also be in co-ordination with the stress engineer to finalize the design.
The proper candidate needs to possess at least 5 years experience in aerospace design with sheet metal
aswell as using digital mock ups,kinematics and solid modeling.
Only qualified candidates need apply.



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Join Aerotek CE(SM), one of the leading providers of engineering and engineering support professionals
in North America. Due to our growth, we're constantly on the lookout for qualified professionals to place
in contract, contract-to-hire, and permanent placement positions across a number of different industries.
At Aerotek CE, we know it's more than just your day-to-day responsibilities that can make or break a job.
It's the support you get. Your benefits. That's the reason Aerotek CE offers a variety of benefits including
medical, dental, optical, career planning, and many more. Don't put your career in the hands of just
anyone, put it in the hands of a specialist. Join the Aerotek CE team! EOE

Contact: Darrell Brand
Location: Mississauga, ON


THE HEC GROUP
Design Engineers - Catia - Unigraphics

Job Type: Full Time
Location: Toronto, ON, CANADA;
Job Category: Automotive
Industry: Recruitment/Staffing
Company URL: http://www.hec-group.com/
Year(s) of Experience: 5
Number Of Positions: 3
Date Posted: Oct 28, 2004
Contact E-mail: sb@hec-group.com

HEC Group: a dynamic team of experienced recruitment professionals, providing innovative
recruiting solutions tailored to our client’s needs. We are proud of our long standing track record
as a leader in talent sourcing for Manufacturing, Automation, Engineering, Technology and
Management. Since 1976 we have been building strong relationships with both our clients and
our candidates to ensure the absolute best fit for long term success. Our clients’ recognize us for
identifying, qualifying, and delivering candidates who will fit their culture, contribute to growth,
and maximize ROI. Our candidates know us for being an integral part of their long term career
planning.



REF# 10064

Automotive design & prototype centre seeks to add three design engineers. Working in a team
environment, you will be responsible for vehicle chassis, body and suspension design for both
production and low volume specialty products. You must be a graduate engineer with excellent
conceptual design skills and proven experience with Catia or UG. This is the opportunity to join a
major "state of the art" design centre where your 5+ years of design experience will be truly
welcomed and challenged. Automotive experience preferred, but those with aerospace design
experience are also encouraged to submit a resume. Salary range is intermediate to very senior.




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THINKPATH INC.
Solid Edge Designers & Detailers - Immediate

Job Type: Contract
Location: Gta, ON, CANADA;
Job Category: Drafting
Industry: Consulting Engineers
Company URL: http://www.thinkpath.com
Year(s) of Experience: 3
Number Of Positions: 5
Date Posted: Oct 27, 2004

Our client has an immediate need for 3 mechanical design/detailers for a contract opportunity

Requirements:
-3-5 yrs design and detailing experience using Solidedge
-Exposure to the power generation / generating equipment industry


MULTEC CANADA LTD.
CAD Designer (CATIA and Unigraphics)

Job Type: Full Time
Location: Concord, ON, CANADA;
Job Category: Engineering-Mechanical, Automotive, Manufacturing
Industry: Recruitment/Staffing
Company URL: http://www.multec.ca
Date Posted: Oct 5, 2004
Contact E-mail: rdodd@multec.ca

BRUNEL MULTEC CANADA - INTERNATIONAL SEARCH FIRM WITH OVER 114 OFFICES
WORLDWIDE. WITH DIVISIONS SPECIALIZING IN ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL
POSITIONS, HEALTHCARE, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING,
SALES, MARKETING, AND SENIOR MANAGEMENT PLACEMENTS. WE ARE COMMITTED
TO OFFERING EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE.

PROFILE
Our Client is an international, world-class, auto-parts manufacturer with their Canadian
operations and head office in the northern GTA area of Woodbridge. A TS registered Tier I
supplier in the automotive industry, they are committed to attaining excellence in every aspect of
their operations.

PRODUCT / PROCESS
Semi-automated, work-cell, assembly environment.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED / EDUCATION-
- Mechanical Engineering diploma/degree or equivalent design related experience required.
- Minimum 5 years computer experience with 3D modeling engineering design software.
- Previous manual drafting experience an asset.
- Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
- Must maintain a valid passport.

JOB DESCRIPTION
- Developing solid models of components and assemblies from sketches or instructions.
- Generate working drawings from models as required to produce physical samples.


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- Some background in converting models to IGES files or vice versa as required to communicate
with vendors, customers or other groups.
- Experience in interfacing with toolpath/CAM software, FEA software an asset.
- Must maintain and control model retention organization on an ongoing basis.
- Assisting in development/implementation of new product standards.
- Checking stack-ups/tolerance allowances on all new product issues and revisions.
- Prototype/production design and development experience.
- Assisting in CAD training for new employees.
- Prototype and production design knowledge.
- Detail design and packaging.
- suggest new ideas and improvements.
- Sub-supplier and customer interface experience.
- product knowledge


CATIA Product Design Engineer - CATIA V5

Job Type: Contract
Location: Toronto, ON, CANADA;
Industry: Consulting Engineers
Company URL: http://www.thinkpath.com
Year(s) of Experience: 3
Number Of Positions: 5
Date Posted: Jan 28, 2004
Contact E-mail: spaul@thinkpath.com

Thinkpath is a global provider of engineering services, design, build, drafting, technical
publishing & documentation and on-site engineering support. Thinkpath enables corporations to
reinvent themselves structurally; drive strategies of innovation, speed to market, globalization
and focus in new and bold ways. We are experts in the aerospace, automotive, defence,
manufacturing and health care industries.

As a candidate, you can expect to be treated in a respectful and professional manner. We place
the utmost importance in confidentiality.
Thank you for your interest in applying to Thinkpath. We will contact you back as soon as
possible if your experience is a direct match with this posting; others will be kept in our database
for future consideration.

Thinkpath - Securing the Foundation for Your Success
Thinkpath is currently seeking AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCT DESIGN ENGINEERS with
SIGNIFICANT design experience.
Requirements:
3-5 years of Product Design/Mechanism Design/Conceptual design experience in the
automotive
3-5 years of CAD experience designing high end CAD - CATIA V5
Must have Mechanical Engineering Degree.
10-20% travel involved, Must be a Canadian Citizen or holds a valid Visa for US.
Long Term Contract, Immediate Start, Excellent Remuneration.
Extra qualifications:
Team Player
Eager to Learn
Able to work independently
Excellent communication skills both written & verbal.
Available to travel to customer sites within Canada and the USA for equipment
installation/commissioning.
Experience in coordinating design, build, installation and commissioning of manufacturing
systems.


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Appendix 3: Contacts

As part of program development, the development team visited a variety of educational
institutions, manufacturers, hosted visits to Sheridan and interviewed industry and research
experts.

Telephone Communication:

          Industry Canada – Todd Johnson, Frank Palmer and Andrew Sotak
          HRDSC – Al Macro
          Society of Manufacturing Engineers – Resource Center
          Statistics Canada – Bob Ball

Visits to Other Post Secondary Institutions:

          Concordia University
          Durham College
          Dawson College Montreal
          Macomb Community College (Detroit)
          Niagara College
          Ryerson University
          St Clair College

Visits to Industry:

          ABB (Brampton)
          Elliot Machine Tool (Mississauga)
          600 Machine Tools (Mississauga)
          Festo Didactics (Mississauga)
          Siemens (Mississauga)
          Amatrol (Lewisville)
          Intelitec (New Hampshire)
          Comau Pico (Detroit)




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Appendix 4: Labs and Equipment

     1. Solid Modeling Lab

     This lab will be the prime training ground for students in the post-graduate Solid
     Modeling certificate program. Students in other programs including Manufacturing
     Management, Integrated Manufacturing Systems, and Mechanical Engineering
     Technology will also use this lab for 3D modeling and simulations.

     Starting with the fundamentals of 2D design, students will learn how to construct
     complex 3D models, surfaces and assembly designs, create virtual/rapid prototypes,
     generate code for CNC machining centres and solve industrial problems using
     CAD/CAM in this lab.

     2. CAD Labs (2)

     The two CAD labs will be used by students in the following programs:
            Integrated Manufacturing Systems Graduate Certificate
            Manufacturing Engineering Technology Diploma
            Solid Modeling Graduate Certificate


     3. Integrated Manufacturing Systems Lab

     The primary objective of the Integrated Manufacturing Systems (IMS) Lab is to provide a
     state of the technology facility within the Advanced Manufacturing Centre to enhance the
     learning experience of our students. The IMS facility will have all the major components
     of a typical Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) system. The system will be
     designed to simulate a real manufacturing environment with the flexibility to design and
     manufacture a range of components and products.

     The Manufacturing Systems Automation Lab will have an approximate total square
     footage of 7000 sq. ft

     The IMS lab will be used in the following new programs:

                   Integrated Manufacturing Systems
                   Solid Modeling
                   Manufacturing Management
                   Manufacturing Engineering Technology

     Students will use the Integrated Manufacturing Systems (IMS) Lab to acquire a range of
     competencies which include:
            Programming Programmable Logic Controllers.
            Programming robots.
            Simulate a manufacturing cell.
            Design components using CAD/CAM software and generate CNC code.
            Machine components on a CNC machine.
            Understand use of sensors, their application, and integration.
            Set up a complete working manufacturing cell.
            Design and build a pneumatic and hydraulic system.


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                   Setup a process control system for a manufacturing cell.


4. Metrology Lab:

     Metrology is the science of measurement, and the measurement is the language of
     science. In industry and manufacturing, the need to create, repair or replace parts
     demands accurate physical description. A major element of physical description is size
     and this requires measurement.

     The instruments for accurate measurement are varied being essentially pneumatic,
     electronic, mechanical or optical. Common to any of these types are instruments that
     read sizes directly and instruments that only compare sizes. It is the intention of this
     course to make the student familiar with modern measuring devices and their application
     in production, and quality control.

     Students using this lab will be instructed in the use of precision measuring instruments to
     include graduated and digital measuring instruments, indicating gauges, angle
     measuring instruments and comparators.

     Students will use the Metrology Lab to acquire a range of competencies which include:

                   complete linear measurements with graduated scales such as steel rulers,
                    engineers' scales and tapes
                   apply transfer measuring instruments to the measurement of part features
                   apply the protractor head and sine bar to the measurement of angular
                    features
                   complete the measurement of circular and linear features using the vernier
                    calipers
                   complete the measurement of circular and linear features using the
                    micrometer
                   use the vernier height gauge in conjunction with a surface plate for the
                    inspection of parts and part features
                   use the stylus instruments to measure surface roughness
                   complete the inspection of a simple mechanical component using a profile
                    projector
                   complete the inspection of a complex mechanical component using CMM




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