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School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering | Faculty of Applied Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

Mechatronic Product Realization

Master of Engineering

The school offers a professional Master of Engineering degree that involves taking courses and a co-op term.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission to the Professional Master's program (M. Eng.) in Mechatronic Product Realization, a student must satisfy the university admission requirements for a master's program as stated in Section 1.3.3 of the Graduation Admission section of  the SFU calendar and the student must hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Engineering Science or a related field with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a scale of 0.0 - 4.33) or the equivalent.

The School's Graduate Admission Committee may, at its discretion, offer admissions to exceptional students who do not meet the above requirement. Minimally we require demonstrated competence in the third year level equivalent to MSE 312-3 (Mechatronic Design II), and MSE 381-3 (Feedback Control Systems). Students who do not have the proper background may take MSE 312-3 and MSE 381 -3 in the summer semester before the fall cohort begins and then join the M.Eng. program in Mechatronic Product Realization.

Program Requirements

Students will complete 30 units of graduate work. These units are divided into three sections: 15 units of graduate course work; 12 units of specialized lab/project work; and 3 units for co-op.

Course Work

Five 3 unit courses must be taken from the choices below:

At least six units from the following courses:

MSE 726 - Introduction to Engineering Design Optimization (3)

Theories, methods, and applications of optimization in support of engineering design. Topics include classic optimization methods, metaheuristics and evolutionary algorithms, Design of Experiments, and metamodel-based design optimization approaches. Students are required to complete a project.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Gary Wang
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3170, Surrey
SUR 3170, Surrey
LAB1 Gary Wang
Mo 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SUR 4345, Surrey
LAB2 Gary Wang
Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SUR 4345, Surrey
MSE 727 - Finite Element Analysis (3)

Overview of the finite element method (FEM) and its use in industry; finite element procedures with applications to the solution of general problems in 2-D and 3-D solid, structural, fluid mechanics, and heat and mass transfer: continuum mechanics equations: Galerkin and other residual methods: potential energy method: practice with FEA software tools with guidelines for real-world application. Students are required to complete a project. Students who have taken ENSC 888 may not take this course for further credit.

MSE 780 - Manufacturing Systems (3)

Overview of manufacturing systems: industrial robotics, numerical control and metal cutting, manufacturing system components and definitions, material handling systems, production lines, assembly systems, robotic cell design, cellular manufacturing, flexible manufacturing systems, quality control, and manufacturing support systems. Students are required to complete a project.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Kevin Oldknow
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3170, Surrey
SUR 3170, Surrey
LAB1 Kevin Oldknow
Fr 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
SUR 4345, Surrey
LAB2 Kevin Oldknow
Fr 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SUR 4345, Surrey

The rest of the units from the following courses:

MSE 801 - Writing for Engineers (3)

The goal of MSE 801 is to improve the ability of students to successfully complete graduate-level research by equipping and supporting them with knowledge and strategies related to writing in an engineering graduate context. Course content will address strategies related to the writing for publication process, including common writing problems as well as the purpose of and information included in engineering research manuscripts. Course activities will be selected based on an initial assessment of graduate student developmental trajectories and will include exercises to apply relevant strategies to writing processes such as: rhetorical analysis, collaborating with a supervisor, identifying areas for investigation, proposing a writing project, locating relevant primary literature, managing research, organizing disciplinary knowledge through concept maps and developing outlines, iteratively honing writing skills through progressive manuscript drafts, applying rubrics to peer-to peer feedback, and developing oral presentation skills. Assessments will be based on participation in class activities and completion of writing assignments. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Students who have taken ENSC 803 may not take this course for further credit.

MSE 900 - Engineering in the Canadian Context (3)

Engineering economics, standard and codes, law and ethics, introduction to engineering management, and other topics related to practicing engineering in Canada. Seminars from practicing engineers and managers will be given in the course. This course does not count towards the units required for a MASc or PhD degree. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

Any other technical graduate course offered from MSE.

Lab Courses

Students will take the following lab/project based courses. Only students enrolled in the professional master's program in Mechatronic Product Realization will be permitted to enroll in these courses:

MSE 995 - Advanced Modeling and Prototyping (6)

Hands-on practice with solid modeling, machine shop, measuring, and rapid prototyping tools. Knowledge and skills in geometric modeling, engineering materials, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and quality control. Students gain understanding of the advantages and limitation of geometric modeling and machines tools, and know to utilize these tools for rapid product realization. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Professional Master's program in Mechatronic Product Realization.

MSE 921 - Product Realization Project I (3)

Students work in teams with industry and academic advisors on practical product realization projects. Students will conceive and design a mechatronic product. Students need to interact with project sponsors to define the design problem, perform patent, literature and information search, generate concepts, analyze concepts, and perform detailed designs. Project management, documentation, and technical communication are essential components of the course. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Professional Master's program in Mechatronic Product Realization.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Flavio Firmani
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3170, Surrey
G200
Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
OPL1
TBD
OPL2
TBD
OPL3
TBD
MSE 922 - Product Realization Project II (3)

Students work in teams with industry and academic advisors on practical product realization projects. Students will build prototypes, perform pertinent tests, and improve the product as designed in MSE 921. Project management, documentation, and technical communication are essential components of the course. Prerequisite: MSE 921: Product Realization Project I.

Co-Operative Education

A term of co-op education is an integral part of this program. Students will register in MSE 793-3 and be expected to find a suitable industry partner for the co-op term with the assistance of the co-op office. The students may also opt to conduct research at one of the MSE research labs as a paid research assistant. Alternatively, the student may appeal to substitute an elective course for the co-op term.

Academic Requirements within the Graduate General Regulations

All graduate students must satisfy the academic requirements that are specified in the Graduate General Regulations, as well as the specific requirements for the program in which they are enrolled.