Prototype and Practical Skills 1: Mechanical Fabrication

Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Engineering
Course Code
ENGR 2100
Credits
4.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
36
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Lab
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
New Westminster

Overview

Course Description
This project course will introduce students to mechanical fabrication. Students will design, build, and prototype mechanical devices.
Course Content

This project course will introduce students to mechanical fabrication. Students will design, build, and prototype devices.  Students will learn to safely operate a variety of tools and fabrication technologies such as:

  • A variety of general cutting, shaping, and finishing tools such as motorized shears, wrenches, vice grips, files, and sand paper.
  • CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Machine
  • Waterjet
  • Laser Cutter
  • TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) Welders
  • Spot Welders
  • 3D Printing
  • Press Brake
  • Drill Press
  • Dremel tool
Methods Of Instruction

Lectures, demonstrations, and hands on lab work.

Means of Assessment

Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College policy. The instructor will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the following:

Quizzes: 10% - 20%
Group Project: 20% - 30%
Individual Student Projects (minimum 2): 20% to 40% per project

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the procedures for working safely in a rapid prototyping workshop.
  • Explain the operating principles of all the fabrication machines and technologies covered in the course.

Demonstrate with the fabrication machines and technologies covered in the course:

  • Safe operation
  • Ability to design and create new devices
  • Ability to modify or augment existing devices or apparatuses
  • Ability to fabricate prototype devices
Textbook Materials

Students should consult the Douglas College Bookstore for the latest required textbooks and materials. The exact textbook and course materials will be decided by the course instructor.  They will be similar to:

  • Douglas College Custom Courseware on Mechanical Prototyping
  • "Machine Shop Trade Secrets: A Guide to Manufacturing Machine Shop Practices" by James Harvey, current edition
  • "Makers: The New Industrial Revolution" by Chris Anderson, current edition

Requisites

Prerequisites

Corequisites

None.

Equivalencies

None.

Requisite for

None.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Alexander College (ALEX) No credit 2015/09/01 to -
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU APSC 1XX (4) 2015/09/01 to -
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR APSC 2XX (3) 2016/05/01 to -
Columbia College (COLU) No credit 2015/09/01 to -
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) No credit 2015/09/01 to -
Northern Lights College (NLC) No credit 2015/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit 2015/09/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) No credit 2015/09/01 to -
University Canada West (UCW) No credit 2015/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit 2015/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) No credit 2015/09/01 to -
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU ENGR 2nd (4) 2015/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.