SCIE 328 S031: Materials+Production Tech II

This course builds upon the knowledge gained in Materials and Production Technology I. Students will design and specify various components for mass production utilizing common production technologies. Upon completion of the course, students will better understand the principles of design for assembly and strategies for cost reduction and quality improvement. The course also explores strategies for defect reduction in manufacture, and the basic methods of applying product finishes and graphics.

Priority is given to INDD students in Year 3. Students outside of the registration priority group may register/waitlist for this course as of the registration rule release date.

Course content: 

Topic: Sites of Production
In this course, you will be taken to local sites of production that differ from the design shop you are familiar with at Emily Carr. We will embark on 4-6 field trips to local craft, design and manufacturing facilities, using these sites of production to inform design sprints that consider the opportunities and constraints offered by each of these approaches. We will visit small scale makers and local manufacturers such as ChopValue, Natural Pod, North Water, Nuytco Industries, AMS Industries Ltd, Arcteryx or Mustang Survival. We will explore how materials (local/non-local), scales of production (technologies/automation/systems), makers & employees (craft/skill/deskilling), quantity & quality (accuracy/precision/control) inform and inspire design.


SCIE 318 Materials and Production Technology I

Additional comments: 
HYBRID course.
Instructor information: 
Meeting Information: 
Date / Time Days Room Building
Jan 10-Apr 23
T B4170 MAIN
Jan 10-Apr 23