CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGN TECHNOLOGY – COURSE OUTLINE
The course allows students to familiarize themselves with the latest MS Word software through guided instruction, interactive simulations and hands-on experience. It builds basic skills for working with a wide range of business documents using a variety of core features of MS Word. Students will learn how to create and save documents, use taskbars, input text, use page breaks, cut and paste, insert page numbers and clipart.
In this course, students will gain basic skills needed for creating and editing basic working sheets for a variety of purposes and situations. Students will learn how to manage and audit numerical reports, analyze data, organize and calculate business information, prepare inventory reports, budgets, invoices and charts.
The mathematics course establishes the essential knowledge base in engineering applied areas of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus and matrices. Students learn how to solve algebraic, linear, quadratic and simultaneous equations using the basic rules of algebra.
Civil Engineering Design Principles
This course establishes the essential knowledge base for understanding principles of civil design engineering practices accepted in Canada. The course covers reinforced cement concrete, steel, timber and masonry design principles, codes and standards, safety factors and durability requirements that are relevant locally.
Structural Systems, Materials Technology And Specifications
Students gain information on some of the more common structural systems and materials used in the civil engineering industry in Canada together with the minimum standards expected in terms of specifying materials and workmanship for specific works. Students will learn the essential knowledge base for successful implementation of the best civil design engineering practices in Canada.
Drawing Fundamentals And Blueprint Reading
This course establishes the essential knowledge base for graphical information exchange. Students learn basic engineering drawing principles and conventions, scales, two-dimensional and isometric projections and sectional representations. Interpretation of construction and services drawings is also covered.
Structural Mechanics Fundamentals
This course establishes the essential knowledge base for successful implementation of the best civil engineering design practices accepted in Canada. This course builds on the basic knowledge of mechanics and covers structural mechanics principles, force and stress analysis and introduction to bending movement and shear force concepts essential to the successful execution of civil engineering design.
Technical Report Writing And Presentation Skills
This course addresses technical writing concepts in the context of establishing effective engineering communication processes. Common problems of technical writing such as flat and boring style, incoherent logic of presentation, poor presentation of facts and inaccurate conclusions, substandard terminology and many other mistakes that make technical documents difficult for comprehension are discussed. It is important for students to understand how to organize reports and presentations in a logical, clear and concise manner.
Ontario Building Code
This course emphasizes the use of and interpretation of 2012 Ontario Building Code. Students will learn the application of regulations to buildings and housing and how to identify the specific purpose and apply sections of the building code to projects.
This course covers drawing concepts, working with the MicroStation workspace and user interfaces. Students will learn how to use the major functions of MicroStation and create simple drawings. This course establishes the essential knowledge base for successful completion of drawing setup, productivity techniques and completion of drawings in MicroStation.
This course covers the basics of AutoCAD software and user interface. Students learn how to use the main functions of AutoCAD so that they can produce simple drawings. Shortcuts and increasing the productivity of design work will also be covered.
The use of advanced AutoCAD is a fundamental competency for this program. Students learn how to create, edit and manipulate various types of fundamental 3D models. Students will create parametric drawings using geometric and dimensional constraints to design advanced layouts. Presentations of designs in progress using visualization tools such as visual styles, model walk and lighting will also be covered.
This course is designed for AutoCAD users who need to maintain and support AutoCAD processes. Students will learn how to use the software management tools of the program to standardize the work environment to attain greater productivity. They will also gain knowledge on tailoring the AutoCAD user interface, using support features, collaborating, customizing and optimizing the software.
This practical course will allow students to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in a stimulated environment geared towards offering an experience of real-life situations.