This course introduces students to the field of robotics with a focus on investigating careers in STEM fields. Students will be introduced to concepts in electronics, nanotechnology, medical technology, computer science, and advanced manufacturing techniques while applying the topics to create functioning robots.
Applied Engineering Technology Courses
AET 101 - Introduction to Robotics
AET 102 - Scientific Technology and Public Policy
The purpose of AET 102 is to provide scientific background at an introductory level in a range of areas where scientific and technological advancements have had a significant influence on society. The course will also explore how advances in science have fueled debates in society, and how debates in society have influenced the direction of scientific research and technological development. Students will explore current trends in various fields of science and technology and consider how these fields may evolve in the future.
AET 110 - Safety, Health and the Environment
This course provides students with an overview of safety, health and environmental regulations, and the potential hazards that can arise in the workplace. Major topics include the types of hazards, engineering and administrative controls, personal protective equipment, regulatory requirements and voluntary standards.
AET 130 - Quality Control/Quality Assurance
Students become familiar with the role that quality plays in all aspects of both the manufacturing and service industries. Emphasis is on understanding how quality control is used in different manufacturing industries such as chemical technology, biotechnology, food processing and others. Discussions center on the application of globally recognized and industry wide standards including ISO 9001. Topics covered include an analysis of a Quality Assurance Manual, its relation to the Quality Management System (QMS) of an organization, and the statistical tools necessary for effective quality control/quality assurance. Specific illustrations are provided.
FNMT 118 or higher MATH with a grade of "C" or better or placement in MATH 161 or higher MATH.
AET 140 - 3D Printing - Additive Manufacturing
Additive manufacturing (AM), also referred to as 3D printing, is a process of creating objects by building them up layer by layer. This course will provide hands-on experience with 3D printers as well as introduce applications of AM in the manufacturing sector. This course may be applied to the Applied Science and Engineering Technology degree, and may be of interest to students in other curricula.
AET 150 - Solar Technology Fundamentals
This course is intended to prepare students to work as solar technicians in the rapidly growing solar photovoltaic (PV) industry. Students learn about current solar panel technology and how they are installed and connected, different components of solar photovoltaic systems, such as inverters and battery systems, tools for troubleshooting solar PV systems, as well as important safety considerations.
AET 201 - Introduction to Nanotechnology
This course provides an overview of fundamental principles of nanotechnology and how they apply to various industries. The course covers the scale of nanomaterials and their chemical and physical properties, nanofabrication approaches, characterization tools, and other special topics of interest. Laboratory experience complements lecture topics.