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The Digital Manufacturing Diploma prepares learners to work and practice using digital-based and computer numerical controlled equipment, methods, techniques, and materials as either an entry-level generalist or as a specialist within a previously acquired discipline. Digital manufacturing has pervaded every discipline and opened up possibilities for new products, design choices, and materials in ways that are accessible to individuals and small enterprises as never before.
The program prepares learners to design, build, and operate digital hardware/software and apply digital approaches to traditional and unrelated disciplines. Although the program is directly applicable to those with a technical background, it is also intended to be appropriate to those from non-technical disciplines who wish to apply digital manufacturing methods to the creative, scientific, professional services disciplines as well as those where digital methods are yet to be considered.
Students will be exposed to a wide array of digital equipment and manufacturing, using 3D modelling in concert with digital or computer numerical controlled machinery, techniques and materials such as 3D printers, laser cutters, plasma cutters, automated looms and embroidery machines, pastry and culinary equipment and more. The last semester is entirely devoted to a learner-defined major design and implementation project using problem-based pedagogy.
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year for entrance to the Fall semester only. Qualified applicants are considered for the next intake in which there is space. See Continuous application process for more information.
Domestic applicants who meet the entrance requirements will be admitted in order of their application date. This date is set when an application, all required documentation, and the application fee have been submitted.
See the Fees and Other Costs section and the Program-specific fees webpage. Students will need PPE (personal protective equipment) depending on the shop and process requirements of projects. These may include, eye wear, steel toed shoes, cotton coveralls, half mask respirators, etc. Do not purchase without discussing with the instructor.
Students will not be required to purchase textbooks. They must own a modern tablet or laptop for design curation and version control.
The Digital Manufacturing diploma is four academic semesters in length, for a total of 60 credits including 30 credits from the Electronics Technician certificate or equivalent or recognition of 30 credits of prior learning acceptable as noted under Entrance Requirements.
The Digital Manufacturing program is located at the Chilliwack campus.
|DMFG 201||3D Modeling||3|
|DMFG 202||Material Science and Technology||3|
|DMFG 203||Design for Manufacturing||3|
|DMFG 205||Computer Numerical Controlled Machinery||4|
|DMFG 207||Fabrication Technology||2|
|DMFG 210||Project Studio||15|
Continuance will be calculated on all program-specific courses taken prior to, or after, admission to the program. To remain in the program, a student must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00 in all program-specific courses. The Advisory Committee may grant exceptions under extenuating circumstances.
See UFV's Course Repeat policy (86).
Readmission to the program is subject to space availability.
Students must complete at least 50% of the required second-year credits for the diploma at UFV.
It is the student’s responsibility to ensure all program requirements are met. This should be done by regular consultation with the program coordinator. To be eligible to graduate, students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.00 in all program-specific courses.
Students must apply for graduation in the first month of their final semester. Visit the Graduation webpage for more information. The final deadline for students who wish to attend the June Convocation ceremony is April 1 of each year, with all program requirements completed by April 30.
The diploma is designed to be completed in one year following successful completion of the Electronics Technician certificate. Students must complete the program requirements within three years.
For complete details on courses see the course descriptions section.