Automation Projects

This course is dedicated to a student created project in automation control systems, which is the capstone project for the Electromechanical Engineering Technology program. Each student is required to concept, propose, design, program, commission, document, and demonstrate a functional automation project. Taking place in our Integrated Manufacturing Centre (IMC), each independent project must include the custom programming and integration of a PLC/PAC, Industrial Robot, material handling system, human machine interface and automatic identification system (ex. Barcode scanner or RFID). The system must provide a user-friendly order-entry system utilizing industrial networks to perform an automated, flexible task. Students will showcase and enhance their previously gained automation controls knowledge by independently designing and delivering a unique project (compared to current classmates). Milestones and progress demonstrations will be set to keep students on track and a final video/report is required to illustrate the highlights of the students' project journey.