Mechatronics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology (MAMT)

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MAMT 1100  4 credits  
Electrical Components  

Students will describe the functions and physical properties of electrical components and their roles in a mechatronic system. They will apply troubleshooting techniques and strategies to analyze and repair a faulty system. Students will create technical documentation to report abnormalities and the process used to return the system to normal. They will be introduced to current occupational safety regulations and apply safe work practices.

Level: UG

Co-requisite(s): MAMT 1110, 1120, 1130

Attributes: F2A5, TRAD

MAMT 1110  3 credits  
Mechanical Components and Electrical Drives  

Students will describe the functions and physical properties of mechanical components and electrical drives and their roles in a mechatronic system. They will compare the properties of, and the relationship between, alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) in electrical drives. Students will apply mechanical principles and analyze material and lubrication selections to increase efficiency in a mechanical system. They will apply troubleshooting techniques and strategies to analyze and repair a faulty system and produce relevant documentation. Students may be required to participate in field trips.

Level: UG

Co-requisite(s): MAMT 1100, 1120, 1130

Attributes: F2A5, TRAD

MAMT 1120  4 credits  
Electro-pneumatic and Hydraulic Control Circuits  

Students will describe the functions and physical properties of pneumatic, electro-pneumatic and hydraulic control circuits and their roles in a mechatronic system. They will calculate volumes, determine effective operating conditions and apply safe operating parameters of pneumatic and hydraulic components. Students will apply troubleshooting techniques to identify and correct malfunctions. They will create technical documentation to report abnormalities and the process used to return the system to normal.

Level: UG

Co-requisite(s): MAMT 1100, 1110, 1130

Attributes: F2A5, TRAD

MAMT 1130  4 credits  
Digital Fundamentals and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)  

Students will describe the role of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and trace the flow of information in a mechatronic system. They will apply the fundamentals of digital logic to write basic programs for PLCs and test these programs. Students will apply troubleshooting strategies to localize problems caused by malfunctioning PLC hardware and produce relevant documentation. They will complete a project to digitally control a mechatronic system.

Level: UG

Co-requisite(s): MAMT 1100, 1110, 1120

Attributes: F2A5, TRAD

MAMT 1200  2 credits  
Process Control Technologies  

Students will apply the principles of closed-loop control in a mechatronic system. They will create charts for time-based changes of process variables and establish controller operating parameters. Students will describe On/Off and Proportional/Integral/Derivative (PID) controllers and optimize the performance of each. They will apply troubleshooting techniques to analyze, repair and document a faulty system.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MAMT 1100, MAMT 1110, MAMT 1120, MAMT 1130

Co-requisite(s): MAMT 1210, 1220, 1230

Attributes: F2A5, TRAD

MAMT 1210  6 credits  
Integrated Automation and Automation Systems  

Students will write programs using a variety of functions for Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and connect sensors to PLC analogue modules. They will create different types of networks and apply troubleshooting techniques to re-establish a faulty network. Students will apply programming techniques to operate microcontrollers and microprocessors in a mechatronic system. They will use Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to create three-dimensional models, and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software to create programs for the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment. Students may be required to participate in field trips.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MAMT 1100, MAMT 1110, MAMT 1120, MAMT 1130

Co-requisite(s): MAMT 1200, MAMT 1220, MAMT 1230

Attributes: F2A5, TRAD

MAMT 1220  5 credits  
Motor Control and Mechanical Systems  

Students will apply the principles of motor control, motor loading and types of braking to optimize the performance of a mechatronic system. They will analyze performance data to determine causes of motor failure and apply preventive strategies to protect motors. Students will apply the principles of kinetics and perform calculations to determine force, stress and wear on mechanical components. They will apply troubleshooting techniques to analyze and repair a faulty system and produce relevant documentation.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MAMT 1100, MAMT 1110, MAMT 1120, MAMT 1130

Co-requisite(s): MAMT 1200, MAMT 1210, MAMT 1230

Attributes: F2A5, TRAD

MAMT 1230  2 credits  
Manufacturing Processes  

Students will carry out the duties of assigned roles in a factory simulation. They will analyze factory performance results, recommend improvements, reflect on their process and revise until the optimized design is achieved. Students will work in teams to design a factory that will meet the requirements of a client’s need for a particular product. They will give presentations on the outcomes of the project and their learning process throughout.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): MAMT 1100, MAMT 1110, MAMT 1120, MAMT 1130

Co-requisite(s): MAMT 1200, MAMT 1210, MAMT 1220

Attributes: F2A5, TRAD

MAMT 1300  4 credits  
Manufacturing Trends and Technology  

Students will describe the history and evolution of manufacturing and explore how the principles of lean manufacturing create efficient systems. They will describe types of manufacturing, categorize types of equipment and identify the issues related to raw material procurement. Students will describe the environmental impact of manufacturing and describe the cradle-to- grave life cycle of products. They will compare the types of packaging used to deliver products, storage issues and the challenges of different types of transportation for manufactured products in a global system. Students may be required to participate in field trips.

Level: UG

Attributes: F2A5, TRAD

MAMT 1400  4 credits  
Professional Skills and Work Practicum  

Students will participate in a work placement practicum in a manufacturing environment. They will apply office procedures and software to perform professionally in the manufacturing industry. Students will apply time management procedures to work efficiently and employ stress management strategies to help maintain a healthy work/life balance. They will create a resume and an online portfolio of their training and give presentations to share their experiences in the manufacturing sector. Students may be required to participate in field trips.

Level: UG

Attributes: F2A5, TRAD

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