ECP455 - Engineering Codes and Practices

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Subject Title
Engineering Codes and Practices

Subject Description
This course covers the fundamentals of regional, national and global standards and regulations, conformity assessment, and various certification agencies. Students will learn safe working practices through health and safety legislation examples using the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and numerous regulations. A broad range of electrical and mechanical hazards will be explored in the course, using relevant examples from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), International Electro technical Commission (IEC) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The application of electrical safety, shock, and fire hazard standards will be demonstrated and explained in a laboratory environment for actual product assessment, testing and approval using the Model Code for the Field Evaluation of Electrical Equipment (SPE-1000-13).

Credit Status
One subject credit in the Computer Engineering Technology, Electronic Engineering Technology and the Electronic Engineering Technician Programs

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Give examples and explain the usage of important standards and regulations in the industry. Recognize the different type of standards, either by geography (International, Regional, National) or purpose (Safety, Performance, Quality).
2. Recognize the technical language in which these documents are written, and that manufacturers around the world use this language to help create common, dependable, efficient foundations for producing technological goods, services, and systems.
3. Identify and explain the principles of conformity assessment, testing, and certification of a product, system, or service that is defined by its standard or regulation. Understand the importance of testing to ensure that products, processes, and systems comply with ratified standards.
4. Give examples and explain the operations of various accreditation and testing organizations.
5. Analyze workplace areas and perform safety and environmental inspections, including preparing Health and Safety Plans. Apply knowledge of the health and safety legislation to evaluate accident prevention in the workplace.
6. Plan and construct a product for certification using appropriate inspections and testing equipment.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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