A variety of learning experiences

Digital Fabrication and Design – Diploma

Program Details

Length: 2 years

Total Credits: 60

Intake Terms: Fall

Campus: Trail

Student Loans: This program is eligible for Student Loans - details here

Credential Received

Diploma in Digital Fabrication and Design

Overview

Program Summary

The Digital Fabrication and Design program will prepare students for employment or advancement in the fields of digital fabrication, advanced manufacturing, engineering technologist, and solid modeling, technical/equipment sales and support, with an emphasis on emerging technologies and strategies

The Digital Fabrication and Design program will teach hands on skills for a wide variety of digital fabrication production facilities. Instruction is primarily delivered in workgroups, with peers, mentors, and machines. This program is delivered in modules that will give students a full spectrum of digital fabrication implementations and opportunities.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • apply efficient computer-aided design workflows.
  • apply 3D scanning methods and processes for reverse engineering, quality control, and metrology.
  • apply subtractive and additive manufacturing techniques and efficient workflows for rapid prototyping.
  • use current and emerging technologies and recognized best practices.
  • apply project planning and evaluation skills.
  • operate shop tools and digital fabrication equipment.
  • explain terms, concepts, and processes of digital fabrication.
  • communicate effectively and efficiently in various formats to a variety of stakeholders, consistent with industry expectations.
  • apply emerging problem-solving skills.
  • demonstrate developing collaborative skills.
  • demonstrate developing critical and creative thinking skills.
  • conduct themselves in a professional and ethical manner in academic and work-related environments.

Program Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements to Selkirk College, as outlined in Policy 8611: Admission; applicants to the Digital Fabrication and Design program must meet the following requirements to be considered fully-qualified:

  • Math 11 (Foundations or Pre-Calculus) with a minimum of 73% or higher
  • English 12 with minimum of 67% or higher.
  • Completed applicant information questionnaire.
  • Note: Recommended but not mandatory: Physics 11 with a minimum of 67% or higher

Additional Requirements

No additional requirements in this program.

Program Courses

Term 1

Required Courses

DFAB 101Introduction to Digital Fabrication and Design

1.00

DFAB 102Traditional Fabrication Principles and Practices

5.00

DFAB 103Design for Digital Fabrication 2D

4.00

DFAB 104Design for Digital Fabrication - 3D

5.00

Term 2

Required Courses

DFAB 105Design for Digital Fabrication - Additive Manufacturing

4.00

DFAB 106Additive Manufacturing - Plastic

4.00

DFAB 107Design for Digital Fabrication - Subtractive Manufacturing

4.00

DFAB 108Subtractive Manufacturing - Wood/Plastic

3.00

Term 3

Required Courses

DFAB 201Design for Digital Fabrication - Reverse Engineering

3.00

DFAB 202Subtractive Manufacturing - Metal

4.00

DFAB 203Additive Manufacturing - Metal

4.00

DFAB 204Computer Aided Design and Rapid Prototyping

3.00

DFAB 205Entrepreneurship

1.00

Term 4

Required Courses

DFAB 206Molding and Casting for Advanced Manufacturing

4.00

DFAB 207Advanced CNC Technologies

3.00

DFAB 208Digital Fabrication and Design - Art

3.00

DFAB 209Capstone

5.00