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Automated manufacturing engineering

Automated manufacturing engineers not only specialize in automation, but also in the integration and interoperability of technological systems. These systems are indispensable in the areas of computer assisted design and manufacturing operations and the production and inspection of end products.

The Master's program trains experts in automation, integration and optimization of technological systems designed for technology transfer in the industry. This training is divided into two specific concentrations: system design and automation, and intelligent systems.

Students acquire advanced knowledge in automated manufacturing engineering, along with the skills and aptitudes required to determine the technological requirements of various companies. They also learn to define, justify, plan and complete an implementation project involving an existing technology or applied research or development projects.

The program includes activities that focus on electromechanical, manufacturing and IT systems and their integration.

Study programs and admission requirements

45-credit master's degree:
  • Master's degree in automated manufacturing engineering
    • with thesis (research) (in French or English)
    • with project (courses) (in French)

30-credit specialized graduate degree (in French):
  • Specialized graduate degree in system integration and automation
  • Specialized graduate degree in intelligent systems

15-credit short program (in French):
  • Short program in system integration and automation
  • Short program in intelligent systems

An example of automated manufacturing engineering

With the advent of computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), companies have accumulated a large number of 3-D digital models of the parts that make up their products. For example, a single aircraft may contain more than 100 000 parts. In light of this, it is not surprising that large corporations store millions of models in their databases.

Prior to the market launch of the P3DM (Part, Product & Process Data Mining Tools) software suite, which was designed by Professor Roland Maranzana and his team, it was impossible to locate the necessary files without using alphanumeric characters to describe them. This method was so ineffective that designers generally preferred to start over and create new parts rather than attempting to locate parts that could have been reused as is, or modified slightly at a low cost.

By using 3-D models to fuel its search engine, the software suite that was designed at ÉTS not only makes it possible to locate 3-D geometric models quickly, but also to compare them. This is extremely useful for identifying differences between two versions of a single component, whether as the result of an engineering modification or simply a migration from one modeling software to another.

Automated manufacturing engineering research at ÉTS
Canada Research Chair for Aircraft Modeling and Simulation Technologies
Canada Research Chair in Precision Robotics
Imaging, Vision and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (LIVIA)
Product, Process and Systems Engineering Laboratory (LIPPS | P2SEL)
Control and Robotics Laboratory (CoRo)
Multimedia Communication in Telepresence (Synchromedia)
Design and Control of Production Systems Laboratory (C2SP)
Aeronautical Research Laboratory in Active Control, Avionics and Aeroservoelasticity (LARCASE)
Organizational Engineering Research Laboratory for the Digital Enterprise (NUMERIX)