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60 ENGINEERING COURSE
DESCRIPTIONS
ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER ENCS 393 Social and Ethical Dimensions of
SCIENCE Information and Communication
Technologies (3 credits)
ENCS 272 Composition and Argumenta- Prerequisite: ENCS 282; 40 credits in BCompSc
program. Ethics in an information society; surveil-
tion for Engineers (3 credits)
lance and privacy; economic globalization and
Prerequisite: Completion of all ESL courses
intellectual property in a digital world: the digital
required on admission. Fundamentals of English
divide; computer‑based profiling and hacking;
composition and argumentation: grammar; electronic democracy; computer‑mediated
reasoning and persuasion; persuasive proofs; experience; and information productivity and the
argumentation; structuring and outlining; the work/life balance. Lectures: three hours per
problem statement; the body; and the conclusions. week. Tutorial: one hour per week.
Language and persuasion for effective communi- NOTE: Students who have received credit for
cation in professional engineering. Cultivation of ENCS 410 may not take this course for credit.
a writing style firmly based on clear and critical
thinking skills. Lectures: three hours per week. ENCS 498 Topics in Engineering and
Tutorial: one hour per week. Computer Science (3 credits)
NOTE: Students who pass this course with Prerequisite: Permission of the Faculty. This
C‑ or higher will fulfil the Faculty Writing Skills course may be offered in a given year upon the
Requirement, and will be eligible to enrol in authorization of the Faculty. The course content
ENCS 282. may vary from offering to offering.

ENCS 282 Technical Writing and ENGINEERING


Communication (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Students must have satisfied ENGR 108 Engineering Industrial
the requirements in §71.20.7 by passing the Experience Reflective
Engineering Writing Test (EWT), or by passing Learning I (3 credits)
ENCS 272 with a grade of C‑ or higher. Technical Prerequisite: Permission of the Faculty. This course
writing form and style. Technical and scientific is a reflective learning module for students in their
papers, abstracts, reports. Library research and related field which is based on their academic
referencing methods for engineers and computer requirements and their first industrial experience.
scientists. Technical communication using informa-
tion technology: document processing software, ENGR 201 Professional Practice and
computer‑assisted presentation, analysis and Responsibility (1.5 credits)
design of Web presentation, choice and use of Health and safety issues for engineering projects:
appropriate tools. Students will prepare an indi- Quebec and Canadian legislation; safe work
vidual major report and make an oral presentation. practices; general laboratory safety common to
Lectures: three hours per week. Tutorial: two all engineering disciplines, and specific labora-
hours per week. tory safety pertaining to particular engineering
NOTE: Students who have received credit for disciplines. Review of the legal framework in
ENCS 281 may not take this course for credit. Quebec, particularly the Professional Code
and the Engineers Act, as well as professional
ethics. Lectures: one and a half hours per week.
ENCS 283 Innovation and Critical Thinking
Tutorial: one hour per week, alternate weeks.
in Science and Technology
NOTE: Students who have received credit for
(3 credits)
ENGR 402 or SOEN 402 may not take this
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Univer- course for credit.
sity Writing Skills Requirement. Understanding,
thinking, arguing, and creativity in science and ENGR 202 Sustainable Development and
technology; analysing and critiquing complex Environmental Stewardship
problems using theories of creativity, communi- (1.5 credits)
cation, business, and psychology; exploring the Introduction to the concept of sustainable devel-
processes of invention and innovation and their opment and the approaches for achieving it. Rela-
impact on economics, popular media, and social tionships with economic, social, and technological
and cultural structures; case studies of why some development. Methods for evaluating sustainability
inventions fail and others succeed; examining the of engineering projects, including utilization of
role experts and researchers play in the diffusion of relevant databases and software. Impact of engi­
ideas. Students will be evaluated on case studies, neering design and industrial development on the
assignments, and exams. Lectures: three hours environment. Case studies. Lectures: one and a
per week. Tutorial: one hour per week. half hours per week.

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ENGR 208 Engineering Industrial work and energy; impulse and momentum;
Experience Reflective dynamics of a system of particles and rigid
Learning II (3 credits) bodies, introduction to vibrations. Lectures: three
Prerequisite: ENGR 108 and permission of the hours per week. Tutorial: two hours per week.
Faculty. This course expands on the students’
second industrial experience term in their related ENGR 244 Mechanics of Materials
field of study to further develop their knowledge (3.75 credits)
and work‑related skills. Prerequisite: ENGR 213; ENGR 242 or ENCS 245;
ENGR 233 previously or concurrently. Mechanical
ENGR 213 Applied Ordinary Differential behaviour of materials; stress; strain; shear and
Equations (3 credits) bending moment diagrams; introduction to inelastic
Prerequisite: MATH 204 (Cegep Mathematics 105) action. Analysis and design of structural and
previously or concurrently; MATH 205 (Cegep machine elements subjected to axial, torsional,
Mathematics 203). This course introduces engi- and flexural loadings. Combined stresses and
neering students to the theory and application of
stress transformation. Deflections. Introduction to
ordinary differential equations. Definition and ter-
elastic stability. Lectures: three hours per week.
minology, initial‑value problems, separable differ-
Tutorial: two hours per week. Laboratory: three
ential equations, linear equations, exact equations,
hours per week, alternate weeks.
solutions by substitution, linear models, orthogonal
trajectories, complex numbers, form of complex
numbers: powers and roots, theory: linear equa- ENGR 245 Mechanical Analysis (3 credits)
tions, homogeneous linear equations with constant Prerequisite: PHYS 204; ENGR 213 previously
coefficients, undetermined coefficients, variation of or concurrently. Forces in a plane and in space,
parameters, Cauchy‑Euler equation, reduction of moments of forces, Varignon’s theorem, rigid bod-
order, linear models: initial value, review of power ies in equilibrium, free‑body diagram. Centroids,
series, power series solutions, theory, homogene- centres of gravity. Distributed forces, moments of
ous linear systems, solution by diagonalisation, inertia. Principle of virtual work. Kinematics of par-
non‑homogeneous linear systems. Eigenvalues ticles and rigid bodies. Forces and accelerations;
and eigenvectors. Lectures: three hours per work and energy; impulse and momentum. Kinetics
week. Tutorial: two hours per week. of particles and rigid bodies. Lectures: three
NOTE: Students who have received credit for hours per week. Tutorial: one hour per week.
EMAT 212 or 213 may not take this course for NOTE: Students who have received credit for
credit. ENCS 245 may not take this course for credit.

ENGR 233 Applied Advanced Calculus ENGR 251 Thermodynamics I (3 credits)


(3 credits) Prerequisite: MATH 203 (Cegep Mathematics
Prerequisite: MATH 204 (Cegep Mathematics 103). Basic principles of thermodynamics and
105); MATH 205 (Cegep Mathematics 203). This their application to various systems composed
course introduces engineering students to the of pure substances and their homogeneous
theory and application of advanced calculus. non‑reactive mixtures. Simple power production
Functions of several variables, partial derivatives, and utilization cycles. Lectures: three hours per
total and exact differentials, approximations week. Tutorial: two hours per week.
with differentials. Tangent plane and normal line
to a surface, directional derivatives, gradient. ENGR 301 Engineering Management
Double and triple integrals. Polar, cylindrical, Principles and Economics
and spherical coordinates. Change of variables (3 credits)
in double and triple integrals. Vector differential Introduction to project delivery systems. Principles
calculus; divergence, curl, curvature, line of project management; role and activity of a
integrals, Green’s theorem, surface integrals, manager; enterprise organizational charts; cost
divergence theorem, applications of divergence estimating; planning and control. Company
theorem, Stokes’ theorem. Lectures: three hours finances; interest and time value of money;
per week. Tutorial: two hours per week. discounted cash flow; evaluation of projects in
NOTE: Students who have received credit for private and public sectors; depreciation methods;
EMAT 232 or 233 may not take this course for business tax regulations; decision tree; sensitivity
credit. analysis. Lectures: three hours per week.
ENGR 242 Statics (3 credits) NOTE: Students who have received credit for
Prerequisite: ENGR 213 previously or concur- ENGR 401 or 403 may not take this course for
rently; PHYS 204; MATH 204. Resultant of force credit.
systems; equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies;
distributed forces; statically determinate systems; ENGR 308 Engineering Industrial
trusses; friction; moments of inertia; virtual work. Experience Reflective
Shear and bending moment diagrams. Lectures: Learning III (3 credits)
three hours per week. Tutorial: two hours per week. Prerequisite: ENGR 208 and permission of the
Faculty. This course further expands on the
ENGR 243 Dynamics (3 credits) students’ third industrial experience in their related
Prerequisite: ENGR 213, 242. Kinematics of a field of study to further develop their knowledge
particle and rigid body; forces and accelerations; and work‑related skills.

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ENGR 311 Transform Calculus and Partial ENGR 410 Technical Report (1.5 credits)
Differential Equations (3 credits) Prerequisite: ENCS 281. Registration in this
Prerequisite: ENGR 233. Elements of complex course is by departmental permission only.
variables. The Laplace transform: Laplace Students being considered for this course must
transforms and their properties, solution of linear have completed ENCS 281 and been accepted to
differential equations with constant coefficients. an Engineering program prior to September 2001.
Further theorems and their applications. The Students given permission to take this course
Fourier transform: orthogonal functions, expan­ must submit a report from 2,000 to 5,000 words
sion of a function in orthogonal functions, the long, on a topic closely related to the student’s
Fourier series, the Fourier integral, the Fourier discipline. The report must present a review of
transform, the convolution theorem. Partial a current engineering problem, a proposal for a
differential equations: physical foundations of design project, or a current engineering practice;
partial differential equations, introduction to a student’s summer work may provide a suitable
boundary value problems. Lectures: three hours basis. Students are responsible for acquiring a
per week. Tutorial: two hours per week. complete set of instructions and the document
NOTE: Students who have received credit for Form and Style in the spring before entering the
EMAT 311 or MECH 333 may not take this final year of the BEng program. These documents
course for credit. are available on the Faculty’s Student Academic
Services website.
ENGR 361 Fluid Mechanics I (3 credits) NOTE 1: Students must receive approval from
Prerequisite: ENGR 213, 233, 251. Basic concepts their Undergraduate Program Director in order
and principles of fluid mechanics. Classification of to register for this course. If approved, students
fluid flow. Hydrostatic forces on plane and curved must discuss their proposed topic with a faculty
surfaces, buoyancy and stability, fluids in rigid member in their Department, and obtain depart-
body motion. Mass, momentum, and energy con- mental approval of the proposed topic prior to
servation integral equations. Bernoulli equation. registration for the course.
Basic concepts of pipe and duct flow. Introduction NOTE 2: Students in the Software Engineering
to Navier‑Stokes equations. Similarity and model program must take this course concurrently with
studies. Lectures: three hours per week. Tutorial: SOEN 490.
one hour per week. NOTE: Students who have received credit for
ENGR 411 may not take this course for credit.
ENGR 371 Probability and Statistics in
Engineering (3 credits)
ENGR 411 Special Technical Report
Prerequisite: ENGR 213, 233. Axioms of proba-
(1 credit)
bility theory. Events. Conditional probability.
Prerequisite: ENCS 281 or 282. Registration in
Bayes theorem. Random variables. Mathematical
expectation. Discrete and continuous probability this course is by departmental permission only.
density functions. Transformation of variables. Students in the BEng program must submit a
Probabilistic models, statistics, and elements of project report associated with their final‑year
hypothesis testing (sampling distributions and Capstone Design project course. While a portion
interval estimation). Introduction to statistical of the requirements for the written report will
quality control. Applications to engineering depend on the associated project course for
problems. Lectures: three hours per week. which the student is registered, the report should
Tutorial: one hour per week. also conform to the set of instructions available
through the departmental offices or the Office of
ENGR 391 Numerical Methods in Student Academic Services of the Faculty.
Engineering (3 credits) NOTE: Students who have received credit for
Prerequisite: ENGR 213, 233; COMP 248 or ENGR 410 may not take this course for credit.
COEN 243 or MECH 215 or BCEE 231. Roots
of algebraic and transcendental equations; ENGR 417 Standards, Regulations and
function approximation; numerical differentiation; Certification (3 credits)
numerical integration; solution of simultaneous Overview of DoT and other international aviation
algebraic equations; numerical integration of standards (e.g. FAA), regulations and certification
ordinary differential equations. Lectures: three procedures; regulatory areas, namely, pilot
hours per week. Tutorial: one hour per week. training/testing, air traffic procedures, aircraft
systems design and airworthiness; development
ENGR 392 Impact of Technology on process for new regulations and criteria for
Society (3 credits) certification. Lectures: three hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENCS 282; ENGR 201, 202. Social NOTE: Students who have received credit for
history of technology and of science including this topic under an ENGR 498 number may not
the industrial revolution and modern times. take this course for credit.
Engineering and scientific creativity, social and
environmental problems created by uncontrolled ENGR 418 Integration of Avionics Systems
technology, appropriate technology. Lectures: (3 credits)
three hours per week. Prerequisite: MECH 482 or ELEC 416.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for Introduction to the basic principles of integration
ENGR 492 may not take this course for credit. of avionics systems; review of Earth’s geometry

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and Newton’s laws; inertial navigation sensors BCEE 344 Structural Design I (3 credits)
and systems (INS); errors and uncertainty in Prerequisite: BCEE 342 previously or concur-
navigation; Global Positioning System (GPS); rently. Basis for limit states design. Code
differential and carrier tracking GPS applications; requirements. Structural steel design: tension
terrestrial radio navigation systems; Kalman and compression members, beams and beam-
filtering; integration of navigation systems using columns. Connections. Introduction to the design
Kalman filtering; integration of GPS and INS using of timber members. Lectures: three hours per
Kalman filtering. Lectures: three hours per week. week. Tutorial: two hours per week.

ENGR 472 Robot Manipulators (3.5 credits) BCEE 345 Structural Design II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ELEC 372 or ENGR 372 or Prerequisite: BCEE 342 previously or concur-
MECH 371. Spatial descriptions and transforma- rently. Behaviour of reinforced concrete elements
tions. Manipulator forward and inverse kinematics. in flexure, compression, shear and bond. Limit
Jacobians: velocities and static forces. Manipulator states design of reinforced concrete beams, one-
dynamics. Trajectory generation. Position control way slabs, columns, and footings. Serviceability
of manipulators. Force control of manipulators. limits states. Introduction to prestressed concrete
Robot programming languages. Lectures: three and masonry structures. Design examples.
hours per week. Laboratory: 15 hours total. Lectures: three hours per week. Tutorial: two
NOTE: Students who have received credit for hours per week.
ENCS 472 may not take this course for credit.
BCEE 371 Surveying (3 credits)
ENGR 498 Topics in Engineering (3 credits) Prerequisite: BLDG 212 or CIVI 212. Elementary
Prerequisite: Permission of the Faculty. This operations employed in engineering surveying;
course may be offered in a given year upon the use, care, and adjustment of instruments; linear
authorization of the Faculty. The course content and angular measurements; traversing; earthwork
may vary from offering to offering. calculations; theory of errors; horizontal and
vertical curves and curve layout; slope stakes
BUILDING, CIVIL AND and grades, application of surveying methods to
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING city, topographic surveying, and introduction to
advanced surveying techniques; use of digital
computers in surveying calculations. Summer
BCEE 231 Structured Programming and
school taken before entering second year of study
Applications for Building and
in the BEng program. Lectures and fieldwork: eight
Civil Engineers (3 credits)
hours per day; six days per week for three weeks.
Prerequisite: MATH 204; ENGR 242 previously or
NOTE: Students who have received credit for
concurrently. Elements of procedural programming:
CIVI 271 may not take this course for credit.
variables, primitive data types, scope, operators
and expressions, control structures, functions, BCEE 451 Construction Engineering
derived data types and basic data structures. (3 credits)
Program structure and development: specifications, Prerequisite: BLDG 341 or CIVI 341. The nature
analysis of requirements, flow charting, incremental of construction and the environment in which
development, testing, validation and program docu- the industry works; organizational structures
menting. Application of procedural programming, for project delivery; construction contracts and
graphics and numerical tool box to mathematics documents; introduction to construction pro­
and building, civil and environmental engineering. cesses: excavation and site works, foundation
Lectures: three hours per week. Tutorial: two layout, concrete form design, concrete, steel,
hours per week. timber, and masonry construction; project plan­
ning, scheduling, and control; construction safety.
BCEE 342 Structural Analysis I (3 credits) Lectures: three hours per week.
Prerequisite: ENGR 244 previously or concur-
rently. Analysis of statically determinate structures: BCEE 452 Matrix Analysis of Structures
deflections, strain energy concepts, virtual work (3 credits)
principles. Mueller Breslau principle, influence lines. Prerequisite: ENGR 213, 233; BCEE 343.
Approximate methods for statically indeterminate Classical and matrix methods of structural
structures. Collapse load analysis. Cables and analysis; influence coefficients, transformation
Arches. Computer applications. Lectures: three matrices. Matrix formulation of the force and of
hours per week. Tutorial: two hours per week. the displacement methods of analysis. Direct
stiffness approach; sub‑structure technique.
BCEE 343 Structural Analysis II (3 credits) Introduction to finite‑element method. Computer
Prerequisite: BCEE 342. Analysis of statically applications. Lectures: three hours per week.
indeterminate structures: the methods of consist­
ent deformations, slope deflection, and moment BCEE 455 Introduction to Structural
distribution. Application of virtual work principles. Dynamics (3 credits)
Introduction to matrix methods. Computer Prerequisite: ENGR 243, 391; BCEE 342.
applications. Lectures: three hours per week. Theory of vibration. Dynamic response of simple
Tutorial: one hour per week. structural systems. Effects of blast, wind, traffic,

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and machinery vibrations. Basic concepts in building science, building environment, building
earthquake resistant design. Computer appli- structures, and construction management, taking
cations. Lectures: three hours per week. into account sustainability issues. Lectures: three
hours per week.
BCEE 464 Project Cost Estimating
(3 credits) BLDG 365 Building Science (3.5 credits)
Prerequisite: ENGR 301. Techniques and Prerequisite: ENGR 251. General introduction
procedures used for estimating cost of to the thermal environment and sustainable
construction projects. Cost estimation process; development issues. Topics include heat,
elements of project cost; conceptual and detailed temperature, one‑dimensional steady‑state
cost estimation methods; risk assessment and processes. Convection: natural and forced.
range estimating; case studies; computer‑aided Radiation. Combined radiative and convective
estimating. surface transfer. Psychrometrics. Thermal
comfort. Air quality. Condensation: surface and
BCEE 465 Construction Planning and interstitial. Introduction to compressible viscous
Control (3 credits) flow, friction, and flow in pipes; boundary layer
Prerequisite: BLDG 478. Methods of delivering and wind effects. Lectures: three hours per week.
construction. Contractual relationships and Tutorial: one hour per week. Laboratory: two
organizational structures. Phases of project hours per week, alternate weeks.
development. Estimating resource requirements;
costs and durations. Bidding strategies. Network BLDG 366 Acoustics and Lighting
analysis using CPM and PERT, time‑cost trade- (3.5 credits)
off, resource allocation. Cash flow analysis. Prerequisite: ENGR 243. General introduction to
Earned‑value concept for integrated time and the aural and visual environment. Psychological
cost control. Quality control. Value engineering. impact of environment. Subjective and objective
Lectures: three hours per week. scales of measurement. Introduction to vibration.
The hearing mechanism. Transmission of sound,
BCEE 466 Simulations and Design of passive control of noise in buildings, transmission
Construction Operations loss, absorption and reverberation time. Room
(3 credits) acoustic assessment. Active control of the aural
Prerequisite: BCEE 451. Principles of modelling
environment. Visual perception. Photometry,
and simulation. Classification and validation of
brightness, luminance, and illumination. Concept
simulation models. Analysis of input data and out-
of natural lighting in building. Artificial lighting;
puts. Object Oriented Simulation (OOS). Simulation
light sources; luminaries. Calorimetry. Calculation
languages. Application of discrete event simulation
methods for artificial lighting. Lectures: three
in construction operations including earthmoving
hours per week. Tutorial: one hour per week.
operations, building construction operations, and
Laboratory: two hours per week, alternate weeks.
tunnelling operations.

BUILDING ENGINEERING BLDG 371 Building Service Systems


(3.5 credits)
BLDG 212 Building Engineering Drawing Prerequisite: BLDG 365 previously or concurrently.
and Introduction to Design Principles of building service systems, including
(3 credits) electrical, gas, communications, service‑water
Fundamentals of technical drawing, dimensioning supply and distribution; introduction to plans,
practices, orthographic projections, auxiliary and codes, and standards for utility distribution sys-
sectional views of buildings. Theory and applica- tems. Lectures: three hours per week. Laboratory:
tions of descriptive geometry in building design. two hours per week, alternate weeks.
Computer‑aided building drawing. Building
sub‑systems and related graphics standards; BLDG 390 Building Engineering Design
architectural and building engineering drawing Project (3.5 credits)
at preliminary and final stages. Introduction Prerequisite: BLDG 341; ENCS 282; BCEE 344
to the design of light‑frame buildings. Project: previously or concurrently. The project of each
representation of a building and its sub‑systems. team will encompass the conceptual and
Introduction to conceptual design. Lectures: three preliminary design of a new medium‑size building.
hours per week. Tutorial: two hours per week. Students will learn building engineering design
process, methodology, identification of objectives,
BLDG 341 Building Engineering Systems building codes, formulation of design problems.
(3 credits) Development and evaluation of sustainable
Prerequisite: BCEE 231 previously or concur- building design alternatives. Conceptual building
rently. Introduction to systematic solution of build- design: spatial requirements, design of space
ing engineering problems. Techniques treated layout. Preliminary building design: synthesis and
include linear programming, network analysis, design of structures, enclosure systems, and
nonlinear programming. Introduction to decision services (HVAC, lighting, electrical distribution)
analysis and simulation. Application of optimiza- using computer‑aided design tools. Performance
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cost estimation. Lectures: three hours per week. Air quality standards. Control systems and
Laboratory: two hours per week, alternate weeks. techniques; operational economics; computer
NOTE: Students who have received credit for applications. Lectures: three hours per week.
BLDG 459 may not take this course for credit. Laboratory: two hours per week.

BLDG 401 Building Economics (3 credits) BLDG 472 Building Energy Conservation
Prerequisite: BLDG 341 previously or concur- Technologies (3 credits)
rently. Development of economic performance Prerequisite: BLDG 471 previously or concur-
measures of interest to developers, owners, rently. Standards of energy efficiency in buildings.
contractors, and users. Sources of finance and Trends in energy consumption. Energy audit:
the determinants of the cost of money. Treatment evaluation of energy performance of existing
of life cycle costing, economic risk; tax regulation, buildings, weather normalization methods,
inflation, forecasting techniques; model building, measurements, disaggregation of total energy
cost indices, elemental estimating, computerized consumption, use of computer models, impact
information systems. Consideration of economic of people behaviour. Energy efficiency measures
analyses of projects, single buildings, and build- in buildings: approaches, materials and equip-
ing components. Lectures: three hours per week. ments, operating strategies, evaluation methods
of energy savings. Renewable energy sources:
BLDG 462 Modern Building Materials passive or active solar systems, geothermal sys-
(3 credits) tems, free‑cooling. Optimum selection of energy
Prerequisite: CIVI 321. Engineering properties of sources. Impact of emerging technologies. Case
building materials such as: plastics, synthetic studies. Lectures: three hours per week.
fibres, adhesives, sealants, caulking compounds,
foams, sandwich panels, composites, polymer BLDG 473 Building Acoustics (3 credits)
concrete systems, fibre‑reinforced concretes, Prerequisite: BLDG 366. Noise control criteria
plastic mortars, polymers for flooring, roofing, and regulations, instrumentation, noise sources,
synthetic wall papers. Their structural, thermal, room acoustics, walls, barriers and enclosures,
and acoustical properties. Consideration of acoustical materials and structures, vibration and
corrosion, bio‑ and thermal‑degradation, stability noise control systems for buildings. Lectures:
to ultraviolet and solar radiation. Laboratory three hours per week.
sessions to illustrate synthesis, application,
testing, deterioration, and protection. Lectures: BLDG 474 Building Illumination and
three hours per week. Daylighting (3 credits)
Prerequisite: BLDG 366. Production, measurement
BLDG 463 Building Envelope Design and control of light. Photometric quantities, visual
(3 credits) perception and colour theory. Daylight and artificial
Prerequisite: BLDG 365; CIVI 321. Technical influ- illumination systems. Radiative transfer, fixture and
ences in the design of building envelope, including lamp characteristics, control devices and energy
the control of heat flow, air and mois­ture pene- conservation techniques. Design of lighting
tration, building movements, and deterioration. systems. Solar energy utilization and daylighting.
Application of air/vapour barrier and rain‑screen Integration of lighting systems with mechanical
systems. Performance assessment and building systems for energy conservation and sustainable
codes through case studies and design projects. development. Lectures: three hours per week.
Sustainable design principles. Design of walls,
roofs, joints and assemblies. Cause of deteriora- BLDG 475 Indoor Air Quality (3 credits)
tion and preventive measures, on‑site investigation. Prerequisite: BLDG 371 previously or concur-
Relevant building codes and standards. Lectures: rently. Elements of indoor air quality, physical/
three hours per week. chemical characteristics of contaminants, health
effects, standard requirements. Estimation of the
BLDG 465 Fire and Smoke Control in levels of indoor air contaminants in buildings.
Buildings (3 credits) Design of ventilation systems for pollutant
Prerequisite: BLDG 365, 366. Topics treated control. Air pollution due to outdoor air supply
include fire and smoke control; failure mecha- through ventilation systems. Effect of outdoor
nisms of building enclosure illustrated by case air pollution on indoor air quality. Lectures: three
studies; code requirements for enclosure hours per week.
systems; systems approach for fire safety.
Lectures: three hours per week. BLDG 476 Thermal Analysis of Buildings
(3 credits)
BLDG 471 HVAC System Design (4 credits) Prerequisite: BLDG 365; ENGR 361. Two‑ and
Prerequisite: BLDG 371; BLDG 476 previously or three‑dimensional steady‑state and transient
concurrently. Principles of HVAC system design conductive heat transfer together with convection
and analysis; sustainable design issues and and radiation as applied to building materials and
impact on environment; component and system geometries. Heating and cooling load analysis,
selection criteria including room air distribution, including building shapes, construction type,
fans and air circulation, humidifying and dehumid- solar radiation, infiltration, occupancy effects,
ifying processes, piping and ducting design. and daily load variations. Computer applications

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for thermal load analysis. Introduction to heat contract administration, and arbitration. Review
exchangers. Lectures: three hours per week. of actual contracts, discussion of future trends.
Tutorial: one hour per week. Lectures: three hours per week.

BLDG 477 Control Systems in Buildings BLDG 492 Construction Processes


(3 credits) (3 credits)
Prerequisite: BLDG 371 previously or concur- Prerequisite: BCEE 451 or ENGR 451. A study
rently. Introduction to automatic control systems. of current construction methods and techniques.
Control issues related to energy conservation, The subjects include site preparation and earth-
indoor air quality and thermal comfort in buildings. work, wood framing, masonry, concrete forming,
Classification of HVAC control systems. Control slip forming, precast construction, industrialized
system hardware: selection and sizing of sensors, building, deep excavation shoring and underpin-
actuators and controllers. Practical HVAC control ning. Design, erection, and removal of temporary
systems; elementary local loop and complete construction work. Current field practice and
control systems. Designing and tuning of con- safety considerations. Site visits. Lectures: three
trollers. Building automation systems. Case hours per week.
studies. Lectures: three hours per week.
BLDG 493 Legal Issues in Construction
BLDG 478 Project Management for (3 credits)
Construction (3 credits) Prerequisite: ENGR 301. Legal concepts and
Prerequisite: BLDG 341 or CIVI 341. Introduction processes applicable to the development of
to project management techniques in construction, constructed facilities and to the operation of the
including project delivery methods, construction construction firm. Emphasis on Quebec law and
contracts, cost estimating and bidding planning institutions. Lectures: three hours per week.
and sched­uling, cash flow analysis, project
tracking and control, computer applications. BLDG 498 Topics in Building Engineering
Lectures: three hours per week. (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Permission of the Department. This
BLDG 482 Impact of Technology on Society course may be offered in a given year upon the
and Architecture (3 credits) authorization of the Department. The course
content may vary from offering to offering and will
Prerequisite: 20 courses in the BEng program.
be chosen to complement the available elective
History of architecture as the confluence of social
courses. Lectures: three hours per week.
and technological evolution. Methodology and
thought processes in the theory and design of
cities and the human habitat. Impact of technology
CIVIL ENGINEERING
on society. Energy conservation, environmental CIVI 212 Civil Engineering Drawing
constraints and sustainability issues. Lectures: and Introduction to Design
three hours per week. (3 credits)
Fundamentals of technical drawing, orthographic
BLDG 490 Capstone Building Engineering projections, sectional views. Computer‑aided
Design Project (4 credits) drawing; slabs, beams, and columns; steel
Prerequisite: Minimum of 75 credits in the BEng structures; building trusses and bridges, wood
(Bldg) program including ENCS 282; BCEE 344, and masonry structures. Working drawing
345; BLDG 390; ENGR 301; or permission of the and dimensioning practice. Introduction to the
Department. The project of each team will encom- design process. Lectures: three hours per week.
pass the integrated design of at least three sub- Tutorial: two hours per week.
systems of a new or retro‑fitted building to achieve
high performance and efficiency at reasonable CIVI 231 Geology for Civil Engineers
cost; sustainable design issues and environmental (3 credits)
impact will be addressed in all projects. In the Basic principles of physical and structural
process, students will learn, through case studies geology with emphasis on topics related to civil
and literature survey, the information gathering engineering, study of minerals, rocks and soil
and decision/design process, problem‑resolution types, load formation, techniques of air‑photo
as well as aspects related to management, team- interpretations, and geological mapping.
work and communication. Students registering for Geological site investigation. Preparation and
this course must contact the course coordinator interpretation of engineering geology reports.
for the detailed procedure. Lectures: two hours Lectures: three hours per week. Tutorial: one
per week, two terms. hour per week.

BLDG 491 Labour and Industrial Relations CIVI 321 Engineering Materials
in Construction (3 credits) (3.75 credits)
Prerequisite: ENGR 301. The study of labour Prerequisite: CHEM 205 or equivalent. Linear and
legislation with special emphasis on the nonlinear material behaviour, time‑dependent
construction industry, union organization, the behaviour; structural and engineering properties
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and properties of concrete; bituminous materials, Sources of water: surface water, groundwater,
ceramics, plastics; introduction to composite water quantities and requirements. Water use
materials. Lectures: three hours per week. Labo- cycle. Characteristics of water and wastewater.
ratory: three hours per week, alternate weeks. Demand forecast, water use prediction and plan-
ning. Groundwater withdrawal and well hydraulics.
CIVI 341 Civil Engineering Systems Water supply network analysis, design of distri-
(3 credits) bution systems, storage, pumping. Sanitary and
Prerequisite: BCEE 231 previously or concur- storm water quantities, urban hydrology. Design
rently. Development of concepts and techniques of sewer systems, interceptors, gravity sewer,
commonly associated with systems engineering computer applications. Sustainable use of water
which are applicable to design and operation resources. Design case studies. Lectures: three
of systems that concern civil engineers. Design hours per week. Tutorial: one hour per week.
and planning process; problem formulation, Laboratory: two hours per week, alternate weeks.
optimization concepts, linear programming,
decision analysis; system simulation; network CIVI 390 Civil Engineering Design
planning and project scheduling; computer appli- Project (3.5 credits)
cations. The techniques developed are used to Prerequisite: CIVI 361; ENCS 282; BCEE 344
solve problems in transportation, water resources, previously or concurrently. The project of each
structures, and construction management. team will encompass the conceptual and prelim-
Lectures: three hours per week. inary design of a medium‑size civil engineering
project. Students will learn civil engineering
CIVI 361 Introduction to Environmental design process, methodology, identification of
Engineering (3.5 credits) objectives, codes, formulation of design problems.
Prerequisite: ENGR 361. Ecosystems consider- Development and evaluation of sustainable
ations, food chain, natural decomposition, and design alternatives. Computer‑aided design
recycling; environmental problems and impact of tools. Performance evaluation using modelling,
engineering activities. Various modes of pollution, sensitivity analysis, and cost estimation. Lectures:
water, air, and soil contamination, noise pollution; three hours per week. Laboratory: two hours per
pollution measurement and quantification. Water week, alternate weeks.
and waste‑water physical, chemical and biological
characteristics; turbidity and colour, dissolved
CIVI 432 Soil Mechanics (3.5 credits)
oxygen, hardness, pH, alkalinity, organic content,
Prerequisite: ENGR 244. Index properties and
sampling and analysis, chemical and biochemical
classification of soils. Weight‑volume relation-
oxygen demand. Basic processes of treatment:
ships. Soil structures. Moisture‑density relation-
flocculation and coagulation, sedimentation,
ships. Permeability, deformation, and strength
filtration. Lectures: three hours per week.
Tutorial: two hours per week, alternate weeks. of soils. Principle of total and effective stresses.
Laboratory: two hours per week, alternate weeks. Steady stage seepage through isotropic soil
media. Stress distribution due to external loads
CIVI 372 Transportation Engineering and analysis of total settlements. Outline of
(3 credits) theory of consolidation. Fundamentals of stabil-
Prerequisite: BCEE 371; CIVI 341. Fields of ity of earth retaining walls, slopes, and footings.
transportation engineering; transportation’s roles Lectures: three hours per week. Tutorial: one
in society; planning and design of road, rail, air, hour per week. Laboratory: two hours per week,
and water‑way system components: terminals, alternate weeks.
right‑of‑way; control systems: evaluation of
alternative modes and decision‑making process; CIVI 435 Foundation Design (3 credits)
introduction to computer‑aided design and Prerequisite: CIVI 432. Site investigation.
management of systems. Lectures: three hours Shallow and deep foundations. Bearing capacity
per week. Tutorial: one hour per week. and settlement of foundations. Earth‑retaining
structures, sheet piles, cofferdams, anchors.
CIVI 381 Hydraulics (3.5 credits) Foundations subjected to dynamic loading.
Prerequisite: ENGR 361, 391. Basic hydro- Foundations on difficult soils, soil improvement
dynamics; boundary layer theory, principle of and underpinning. Lectures: three hours per
energy losses. Steady flow in open channel; week. Tutorial: two hours per week.
uniform flow, specific energy and critical flow,
transition; gradually varied flow in channels and CIVI 437 Advanced Geotechnical
conduits, water surface profiles, computer applica- Engineering (3 credits)
tions. Flow measurement in open channel, weirs, Prerequisite: CIVI 432. Mechanical properties of
overflow spillways. Lectures: three hours per rocks and rock formations. Underground openings
week. Tutorial: one hour per week. Laboratory: in rocks. Slope stability of stratified formations.
two hours per week, alternate weeks. Foundations on rocks. Rock bolting. Introduction
of soil dynamics. Wave propagation in one and
CIVI 382 Water Resources Engineering two dimensions in elastic media. Seismic waves.
(3.5 credits) Foundations subjected to dynamic loading. Theory
Prerequisite: CIVI 381; ENGR 391 or EMAT 391. of liquefaction. Lectures: three hours per week.

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CIVI 440 Computer Applications in Civil CIVI 466 Engineering Aspects of
Engineering Practice (3 credits) Chemical and Biological
Prerequisite: BCEE 231; 75 credits in the program. Processes (3 credits)
General purpose IT tools for civil engineering Prerequisite: CIVI 361. Introduction to water
applications: database programming and Web- purification, chemical treatment, coagulation,
based tools. Introduction to remote sensing and disinfection, special purification methods. Primary
GIS. Application of major software packages in and secondary waste‑water treatment, solution and
selected areas of civil engineering practice with surface chemistry, microbiological consideration;
emphasis on modelling, data integration, and reaction kinetics, diffusion processes, membrane
work‑flow. Case studies in structural design, processes, re‑aeration. Biological treatment,
geotechnical engineering, transportation, and activated sludge process, treatment and disposal;
environmental engineering. Lectures: two hours biological reactors; aerated lagoons; trickling filter;
per week. Laboratory: two hours per week. biological nutrient removal. Tertiary waste‑water
treatment. Lectures: three hours per week.
CIVI 453 Design of Reinforced Concrete
Structures (3.5 credits) CIVI 467 Air Pollution and Emission
Prerequisite: BCEE 342, 345. Two‑way slab Control (3 credits)
systems: flat plate, flat slab and slab‑on‑beams. Prerequisite: CIVI 361. Types of air pollutants.
Slender columns; columns subjected to biaxial Sources of air pollutants, effects of air pollutants
bending. Calculation of lateral loads: wind and on health, vegetation, materials, and the atmo-
seismic. Lateral loads resisting systems: moment- sphere; emission standards. Meteorological
resisting frames, shear walls and coupled shear considerations, dispersion of pollutants in the
walls. Prestressed concrete: losses, design atmosphere, distribution and cleansing of parti-
requirements for flexure, shear, bond, anchorage cle matter, atmospheric photochemical reactions.
and deflections. Design project. Lectures: three Particulate pollutant control, source correction,
hours per week. Tutorial: one hour per week. cooling treatment; control of gaseous pollutant,
Laboratory: two hours per week, alternate weeks. point sources, odour control; measurement
techniques; computer applications. Lectures:
CIVI 454 Design of Steel Structures three hours per week.
(3.5 credits)
Prerequisite: BCEE 342, 344. Trends and CIVI 468 Waste Management (3 credits)
developments in structural‑steel design. Framing Prerequisite: CIVI 361. Solid waste; source and
systems. Floor systems; composite construction; generation, sampling and analysis, collection,
plate girders. Braced frames; moment‑resisting transport, and storage. Waste recycling, physical
frames. Connections. P‑Delta effects. Introduction and chemical reduction; drying; energy recovery;
to steel‑bridge design. Design project. Lectures: disposal of solid waste. Sanitary and secure
three hours per week. Tutorial: one hour per week. landfill planning, site selection, design and
Laboratory: two hours per week, alternate weeks. operation; chemical and biological reactions.
Hazardous waste, chemical and physical char-
CIVI 464 Environmental Impact acteristics, handling, processing, transportation,
Assessment (3 credits) and disposal. Resource recovery alternatives,
Prerequisite: CIVI 361. Engineering activities and material exchanges, hazardous waste manage-
the environment; environmental ethics. Prediction ment facilities, incinerators, landfills. Lectures:
and estimation of impact on air, water, soil quality, three hours per week.
and biological, socio‑economic, cultural environ-
ments. Water and air pollution laws, solid and CIVI 469 Geo‑Environmental
hazardous waste laws. Environmental inventories, Engineering (3.5 credits)
assessment preparation, and review. Federal and Prerequisite: CIVI 361. Structure and surface
provincial laws and regulations on environmental chemistry of soil, ion exchange, hydrolysis
assessment. Strategies for environmental compli- equilibrium, adsorption. Biochemical degra-
ance, resolution of environmental conflicts. Case dation, toxic contaminants. Mechanical and
studies. Lectures: three hours per week. thermodynamic equilibrium in soil. Geotechnical
considerations in environmental design; soil
CIVI 465 Water Pollution and Control decontamination. Barrier technologies and
(3.5 credits) soil interaction. Landfill covers and leachate
Prerequisite: CIVI 361. Physical, chemical, and collection systems; subsurface investigation,
biological characteristics of water, water quality soil‑gas survey. Lectures: three hours per week.
standards, reaction kinetics and material balances, Laboratory: two hours per week, alternate weeks.
eutrophication. Containment of reactive contami-
nants. Natural purification processes in water CIVI 471 Highway and Pavement Design
systems, adsorption, absorption; diffusion and (3 credits)
dispersion, oxidation. Large‑scale transport of Prerequisite: BCEE 371; CIVI 372. Design
contaminants, single and multiple source models; criteria, including capacity and level of service;
modelling of transport processes, computer simu- route alignment and right‑of‑way considerations;
lation. Introduction to ground‑water pollution, sea- geometric design; earthworks and construction
water intrusion. Lectures: three hours per week. practices. Pavement materials and tests.
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subgrade, base, and surfacing characteristics; CIVI 498 Topics in Civil Engineering
loads; stresses in pavement systems; material (3 credits)
characterization; pavement response models; Prerequisite: Permission of the Department. This
effects of natural forces, and construction course may be offered in a given year upon the
practices. Pavement management. Computer recommendation of the Department and approval
applications. Geometric and pavement design of ENCS Council. The course content may vary
projects. Lectures: three hours per week. from offering to offering and will be chosen to
Tutorial: two hours per week. complement the available elective courses.
Lectures: three hours per week.
CIVI 474 Transportation Planning and
Design (3 credits) COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Prerequisite: CIVI 372. Transportation planning
process; data collection and demand analysis; COEN 231 Introduction to Discrete
trip generation, trip distribution, modal split and Mathematics (3 credits)
route assignment; forecasting travel patterns. Prerequisite: MATH 204 (Cegep Mathematics
Design of transportation facilities: street sections, 105). Fundamental principles of counting: rules
intersections, and parking areas. Computer appli- of sum and product; permutations, arrangements
cations and design projects. Lectures: three hours and combinations, the binomial theorem; combi-
per week. Tutorial: two hours per week, alternate nations with repetition; distributions. Fundamen-
weeks. tals of logic: basic connectives and truth tables;
logical equivalence; the laws of logic; logical
CIVI 483 Hydrology (3 credits) implication; rules of inference; the use of quanti-
Prerequisite: CIVI 381. Weather elements; fiers; proofs of theorems. Sets: the laws of set
precipitation, stage‑discharge relations; evapo- theory. Boolean algebra. Relation of Boolean
transpiration; ground‑water flow; stream‑flow algebra to logical and set theoretic operations.
hydrography, unit hydrography, synthetic Modulo arithmetic: representations of numbers in
hydrographs; laminar flow; hydrologic routing; binary, octal and hexadecimal formats; binary
instantaneous hydrograph; hydraulic routing, arithmetic. Induction and recursion: induction on
method of characteristics, kinematic routing; natural numbers; recursive definitions. Functions
statistical analysis, confidence intervals, and relations: cartesian products and relations;
stochastic generator, autoregressive model; functions; function composition and inverse func-
applications of hydrology. Lectures: three hours tions; computational complexity. Elements of graph
per week. Tutorial: two hours per week. theory: basic definitions of graph theory; paths,
reachability and connectedness; computing
CIVI 484 Hydraulic Engineering paths from their matrix representation; traversing
(3.5 credits) graphs represented as adjacency lists; trees and
Prerequisite: CIVI 381. Development of surface spanning trees. Lectures: three hours per week.
water resource; basic measurements in hydraulic Tutorial: one hour per week.
engineering; storage reservoirs; practical
problems; run‑off characteristics of natural COEN 243 Programming Methodology I
steams; probabilistic models; control structures; (3 credits)
economic analysis; production function; project Prerequisite: COEN 231 previously or concur-
optimization; energy dissipators; sediment rently. Introduction to computer hardware and
transportation; elements of river engineering; software, programming and programming
navigation; control of floods; computer modelling paradigms; including low‑level programming.
application. Design examples. Lectures: three Overview of procedural programming languages:
hours per week. Tutorial: one hour per week. key elements; reserved words and identifiers;
Laboratory: two hours per week, alternate weeks. data types and declarations; statements;
arithmetic expressions; different modes of
CIVI 490 Capstone Civil Engineering execution. Top‑down modular design using
Design Project (4 credits) functions (and native classes). Flow control
Prerequisite: Minimum of 75 credits in BEng (Civil) using If‑Else and Switch statements. Repetition
including ENGR 301; CIVI 361, 390; BCEE 344, using loops and recursive functions. Simple
345; or permission of the Department. The project data types: native and user‑defined. Static data
of each team will encompass the integrated design structures: arrays and structures. Overview of
of at least two sub‑disciplines of civil engineering object‑oriented programming languages. User-
to achieve high performance at reasonable cost. defined classes. Class attributes and methods.
Through case studies and literature survey, Object creation, use and destruction. Pointers
students learn the information gathering and and an introduction to dynamic data structures.
decision/design process, problem resolution, and Introduction to streams and files. Lectures: three
aspects related to management, teamwork, and hours per week. Tutorial: two hours per week.
communication. Students registering for this NOTE: Students who have received credit for
course must contact the course coordinator for COMP 248 may not take this course for credit.
the detailed procedure. Lectures: two hours per
week, two terms. COEN 244 Programming Methodology II
NOTE: Students will work in groups under direct (3 credits)
supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: COEN 243. Review of object-

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oriented programming and further concepts. COEN 315 Digital Electronics (3.5 credits)
More on classes. Revisiting pointers. Operator Prerequisite: ELEC 311. Analysis and simulation
overloading: regular and advanced usage. of basic digital circuit blocks, in particular, CMOS,
Fundamentals of file and stream processing. BiCMOS and ECL technologies. The focus is on
Class composition and inheritance: regular and the electronics aspect of digital circuits. Combina-
advanced usage. Virtual functions. Polymorphism. tional and sequential circuit units, including logic
Static and dynamic binding. Abstract classes. gates, flip‑flops, signal generators, static and
Case study of a small‑scale object‑oriented dynamic memories, and interconnections. Per-
project: simplified analysis, design, and imple- formance analysis in terms of switching speeds,
mentation. Introduction to templates, the standard power dissipation, noise immunity, fan‑in and
template library, and exception handling. Intro- fan‑out. Lectures: three hours per week. Tutorial:
duction to dynamic data types. Namespaces. one hour per week. Laboratory: 15 hours total.
Lectures: three hours per week. Tutorial: two
hours per week. COEN 316 Computer Architecture and
NOTE: Students who have received credit for Design (3 credits)
COMP 249 may not take this course for credit. Prerequisite: COEN 311, 312. Review of basic
computer architecture designs. Fundamentals of
COEN 311 Computer Organization and computer design and performance. Cost issues.
Software (3.5 credits) Instruction set design principles. Memory hierar-
Prerequisite: COEN 243, 312 previously or chies: registers, caches, and virtual memories.
concurrently. Introduction and terminology. Basic processor implementation issues. High
Overview of the functional units and the opera- performance computing issues such as pipelining,
tion of a computer. Machine programming funda- superscalar, and vector processing. Input/output
mentals: instruction structure, addressing modes, subsystem designs. Lectures: three hours per
the assembly process, examples of architectures. week. Tutorial: one hour per week.
Case study of a microprocessor architecture: NOTE: Students who have received credit for
programming model, assembler and addressing COEN 416 may not take this course for credit.
modes, instruction set and formats; programming
examples. Stacks, subroutines, macros, excep- COEN 317 Microprocessor Systems
tions, interrupts. Program and interrupt driven (4 credits)
I/O. Memory management. Introduction to sys- Prerequisite: COEN 311 or COMP 228 or
tem software: system kernel, system services, SOEN 228; COEN 312 or COMP 327. Introduc-
assemblers, compilers, linkers and loaders, user- tion to microprocessor interfacing. Bus functions,
level view of operating systems. Lectures: three bus interconnections, synchronous and asynchro-
hours per week. Tutorial: one hour per week. nous bus. Signal flow and data transfer, decoding
Laboratory: 15 hours total. for I/O and memory, memory organization and
structures. Interfacing examples; parallel inter-
COEN 312 Digital Systems Design I facing, serial interfacing, the interrupt system; bus
(3.5 credits) arbitration and DMA. Analog‑to‑digital and digital-
Prerequisite: COEN 231. Logic gates and their to‑analog structures and interfacing. Floppy disc
use in the realization of Boolean algebra state- and CRT controllers; bus standards; local area
ments; logic minimization, multiple output circuits. networks. Benchmarking and comparative study
Designing with MSI and LSI chips, decoders, of recent microprocessors. Lectures: three hours
multi­plexers, adders, multipliers, programmable per week. Laboratory: 30 hours total.
logic devices. Introduction to sequential circuits; NOTE: Students who have received credit for
flip‑flops. Completely specified sequential COEN 417 may not take this course for credit.
machines. Machine equivalence and minimiza-
tion. Implementation of clock mode sequential COEN 320 Introduction to Real‑Time
circuits. Lectures: three hours per week. Tutorial: Systems (3 credits)
two hours per week. Laboratory: 15 hours total. Prerequisite: COEN 346 or COMP 346.
Fundamentals of real‑time systems: definitions,
COEN 313 Digital Systems Design II requirements, design issues and applications.
(3.5 credits) Real‑time operating systems (RTOS) feature:
Prerequisite: COEN 312. Two‑level and multi- multitasking, process management, scheduling,
level logic optimization techniques. Hardware interprocess communication and synchronization,
description languages (VHDL) for synthesis and real‑time memory management, clocks and timers,
simulation. Asynchronous design. Algorithmic interrupt and exception handling, message queues,
state machines. Clocking and clock skew. asynchronous input/output. Concurrent program-
Metastability. Self‑timed concepts. Finite state ming languages: design issues and examples,
machine (FSM) optimization. State reduction. POSIX threads and semaphores. Introduction to
FSM partitioning. Programmable logic devices real‑time uniprocessor scheduling policies: static
and field programmable gate arrays. Data path vs. dynamic, pre‑emptive vs. non‑pre‑emptive,
and control design for processors. Testing issues. specific techniques — rate‑monotonic algorithm,
Lectures: three hours per week. Tutorial: one earliest‑deadline‑first, deadline monotonic, least-
hour per week. Laboratory: 15 hours total. laxity‑time‑first; clock‑driven scheduling. Design
NOTE: Students who have received credit for and specification techniques — Finite state
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Petri nets. Reliability and fault‑tolerance. Case term. Tutorial: two hours per week. Equivalent
studies of RTOS — QNX, VxWorks, and research laboratory time: six hours per week.
prototypes. Lectures: three hours per week. NOTE: All written documentation must follow the
Tutorial: one hour per week. Concordia Form and Style guide. Students are
responsible for obtaining this document before
COEN 345 Software Testing and Validation beginning the project.
(4 credits)
Prerequisite: SOEN 341. Overview of the three COEN 421 Embedded Systems and
phases and deliverables of a project. Validation Software Design (4 credits)
vs. verification, reviews, walkthrough. Testing: Prerequisite: COEN 317, 320; SOEN 341.
acceptance testing, integration testing, module Introduction to real‑time modelling languages.
testing, etc. Writing stubs, etc. Performance Introduction to embedded systems design using a
testing. Role of formal methods. Code inspection. unified view of software and hardware. Processor
Defect tracking. Causality analysis. Software technologies: general purpose, single purpose,
Metrics and quality management. Lectures: three application‑specific. Memory. Interfacing. Design
hours per week. Tutorial: one hour per week. technologies: hardware‑software co‑design/co‑syn-
Laboratory: 30 hours total. thesis/co‑simulation. Real‑time debugging and
monitoring techniques. Real‑time communication
COEN 346 Operating Systems (4 credits) protocols. Introduction to clock synchronization and
Prerequisite: COEN 311; COMP 352 or COEN 352. group communication techniques. A multi‑compo-
The evolution, architecture, and use of modern nent project provides a hands‑on experience in
operating systems (OS). Multitasking, concurrency designing, implementing, and testing a real‑time
and synchronization, IPC, deadlock, resource embedded system. Lectures: three hours per
allocation, scheduling, multithreaded programming, week. Laboratory: 30 hours total.
memory and storage managements, file systems,
I/O techniques, buffering, protection and security, COEN 432 Applied Genetic and
the client/server paradigm and communications. Evolutionary Systems (3 credits)
Introduction to real time operating systems. Prerequisite: COEN 352 or COMP 352. Motivation
Students write substantial programs dealing with for the use of Genetic Algorithms (GAs). Theory:
concurrency and synchronization in a multitasking the Schema Theorem, the K‑armed Bandit, the
Building Block Hypothesis, the Idealized GA and
environment. Lectures: three hours per week.
comparison of GAs. Methodology: representation,
Tutorial: one hour per week. Laboratory: two
fitness and selection, crossover and mutation,
hours per week.
parameterization and constraints, implementation.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for
Applications: function optimization, evolving com-
COMP 346 may not take this course for credit.
puter programs, optimizing a pattern recognizer,
system modelling. Identification of classes of
COEN 352 Data Structures and Algorithms
problems suitable for the use of GAs. Lectures:
(3 credits) three hours per week.
Prerequisite: COEN 244. Mathematical
introduction: mathematical induction, program COEN 445 Communication Networks and
analysis, and algorithm complexity. Fundamental Protocols (4 credits)
data structures: lists, stacks, queues, and trees. Prerequisite: COEN 346. Network topologies.
Fundamental algorithms: hashing and sorting. Communications protocols basics. Local Area
Graph structures and algorithms. Overview of Networks (LANs). Wide Area Networks (WANs).
algorithm design techniques, including greedy Layered architecture standards (OSI and TCP/IP)
algorithms, divide and conquer strategies, and protocols. Internetworking. Lectures: three
recursive and backtracking algorithms, and hours per week. Laboratory: 30 hours total.
heuristics. Application of data structures and NOTE: Students who have received credit for
algorithms to engineering. Lectures: three hours ELEC 463 may not take this course for credit.
per week. Tutorial: one hour per week.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for COEN 451 VLSI Circuit Design (4 credits)
COMP 352 may not take this course for credit. Prerequisite: COEN 312 or COMP 327;
ELEC 311. Analysis and design of electronic
COEN 390 Computer Engineering Team circuits using Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI)
Design Project (3 credits) technologies. Physical design of MOS digital
Prerequisite: Minimum of 45 credits in BEng circuits. CMOS circuit schematic and layout.
(Computer); COEN 244, 311; ENCS 282; CMOS processing technology, design rules
ENGR 301. The Team Design Project introduces and CAD issues. Physical layers and parasitic
students to teamwork, project management, elements of CMOS circuits. Characterization
engineering design for a complex problem, and performance evaluation. Constraints on
technical writing and technical presentation in speed, power dissipation and silicon space
a team environment. Students will be assigned consumption. Design and implementation of
to teams and each team will design and build a CMOS logic structures, interconnections and
device defined by the Department. Students will I/O structures. Circuit design project using a
present their design and demonstrate that their specified CMOS technology. Lectures: three
device works in a competition at the end of the hours per week. Laboratory: two hours per week.

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COEN 490 Capstone Computer Engineering ELEC 264 Signals and Systems I (3 credits)
Design Project (4 credits) Prerequisite: ELEC 273; ENGR 213. Continuous-
Prerequisite: Minimum of 75 credits in BEng time and discrete‑time signals and systems. Linear
(Computer) or permission of the Department; Time Invariant (LTI) systems. Convolution‑sum and
ENGR 371; COEN 352, 390; ELEC 311 or convolution‑integral representation of systems.
SOEN 341. Students are assigned to groups, Causal LTI systems. Fourier series representation
and work together under faculty supervision to of continuous‑time and discrete‑time periodic sig-
solve a complex interdisciplinary design problem nals. Filters described by differential or difference
— typically involving communications, control equations. The continuous‑time Fourier transform.
systems, electromagnetics, power electronics, Systems based on linear constant‑coefficient
software design, and/or hardware design. The differential equations. The discrete‑time Fourier
project fosters teamwork between group members transform. Systems based on linear constant-
and allows students to develop their project coefficient difference equations. Computer‑based
management, technical writing, and technical simulation. Lectures: three hours per week.
presentation skills. Tutorial: one hour per week, Tutorials: two hours per week.
two terms. Equivalent laboratory time: four hours NOTE: Students who have received credit for
per week, two terms. ELEC 361 may not take this course for credit.
NOTE: All written documentation must follow the
Concordia Form and Style guide. Students are ELEC 273 Basic Circuit Analysis
responsible for obtaining this document before (3.5 credits)
beginning the project. Prerequisite: ENGR 213 previously or concurrently;
PHYS 205. Units: current, voltage, power, and
COEN 498 Topics in Computer energy. Elementary wave‑forms. Time averages.
Engineering (3 credits) Ohm’s law. KVL and KCL. Ideal sources. Mesh and
Prerequisite: Permission of the Department. node analysis of resistive circuits. Network theo-
The course, when offered, will include topics rems. Inductors and capacitors and their response
which complement elective courses in computer to the application of elementary waveforms.
engineering and computer science. Lectures: Transient response of simple circuits. Natural
three hours per week. frequency and damping. Initial conditions. Steady
state AC analysis: resonance, impedance, power
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING factor. Introduction to three phase power, delta
and Y connections. Ideal operational amplifiers.
ELEC 251 Fundamentals of Applied Ideal transformers. Lectures: three hours per
Electromagnetics (3 credits) week. Tutorial: two hours per week. Laboratory:
Prerequisite: ELEC 273 or ENGR 273; 15 hours total.
ENGR 233 previously or concurrently. Electric NOTE: Students who have received credit for
charge, Coulomb’s law, electrostatic forces, ENGR 273 may not take this course for credit.
electric field, Gauss’ law, electric potential, stored
energy. Dielectrics, properties of materials in ELEC 275 Principles of Electrical
electric fields. Electric current, conduction in a Engineering (3.5 credits)
vacuum and in material media, displacement Prerequisite: ENGR 213 previously or concurrently;
current, magnetic field of a current, force on a PHYS 205. Fundamentals of electric circuits:
current‑carrying wire, magnetic induction, electro- Kirchoff’s laws, voltage and current sources,
motive force, energy stored in a magnetic field. Ohm’s law, series and parallel circuits. Nodal and
Magnetism in material media, magnetic circuits. mesh analysis of DC circuits. Superposition
Time‑varying fields. Capacitance, resistance, theorem, Thevenin and Norton Equivalents. Use
inductance, elements of electric circuits. Lectures: of operational amplifiers. Transient analysis of
three hours per week. Tutorial: one hour per week. simple RC, RL and RLC circuits. Steady state
analysis: Phasors and impedances, power and
ELEC 261 Complex Variables for power factor. Single and three phase circuits.
Electrical and Computer Magnetic circuits and transformers. Power gener-
Engineers (3 credits) ation and distribution. Lectures: three hours per
Prerequisite: COEN 231; ENGR 213. Algebra of week. Tutorial: two hours per week. Laboratory:
complex numbers; functions and inverse functions 15 hours total.
of complex variables. Derivatives and Cauchy- NOTE: Students who have received credit for
Reimann conditions. Analytic and harmonic ENGR 275 may not take this course for credit.
functions. Exponential, trigonometric, hyperbolic,
and logarithmic functions. Complex line integrals, ELEC 311 Electronics I (4 credits)
Cauchy‑Goursat theorem, Cauchy integral formula. Prerequisite: ELEC 273 or ENGR 273. Diodes:
Taylor and Laurent series. Residue theorem. the ideal diode; terminal characteristics of
Applications to signals and systems: the Laplace junction diodes; analysis of diode circuits; the
transform; linear difference equations and their small signal model and its application; operation
solution using Z transforms. Lectures: three in the reverse‑breakdown region — Zener diodes;
hours per week. Tutorial: two hours per week. rectifier circuits; limiting and clamping circuits.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for Bipolar junction transistors: structure and physical
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small signal analysis and parameters; hybrid � rectifiers and choppers. Induction machines:
model, T model; common base, common emitter, Theory of three‑phase induction machines,
common collector configurations. Field‑effect equivalent circuit parameters, efficiency, torque
transistors: structure and physical operation; speed characteristics and control methods
DC analysis; biasing considerations; small signal using inverters. Overview of power distribution
analysis and parameters; hybrid � model, T model; systems. Safety codes. Lectures: three hours per
common gate, common source, common col- week. Tutorial: one hour per week. Laboratory:
lector configurations. Lectures: three hours per 15 hours total.
week. Tutorial: two hours per week. Laboratory:
30 hours total. ELEC 351 Electromagnetic Waves and
Guiding Structures (3 credits)
ELEC 312 Electronics II (4 credits) Prerequisite: ELEC 251, 365. Maxwell’s equations.
Prerequisite: ELEC 311, 364. Differential and Differential forms of the laws of electromagnetism.
multi‑stage amplifiers: differential pair; differential Boundary conditions. Power and energy. Uniform
gain; common‑mode gain and common‑mode plane waves. Transmission line theory. Rectangu-
rejection ratio (CMRR) current mirrors. High lar waveguides. Antennas. Lectures: three hours
frequency models: s‑domain analysis, transfer per week. Tutorial: one hour per week.
functions; hybrid ð model at high frequency;
common base, common emitter, common drain ELEC 353 Transmission Line Circuits
configurations; common gate, common source, and Electromagnetic Waves
common collector configurations; differential BJT (3 credits)
pairs at high frequency; MOS differential pair at Prerequisite: ELEC 264, 273. Transmission lines
high frequency. Feedback: general feedback and high‑speed logic design. RF transmission
structure; properties of negative feedback; the line circuits. Maxwell’s equations, plane waves,
four basic feedback configurations: series‑shunt, and antennas. Wireless communications and
series‑series, shunt‑series; loop gain and stability indoor propagation. Lectures: three hours per
problems; effect of feedback on amplifier poles; week. Tutorial: one hour per week.
bode plots and frequency compensation. Power
amplifiers: classification and output stages; class ELEC 361 Signals and Systems (3 credits)
A, B, C, and AB amplifiers; biasing the class AB Prerequisite: ELEC 261. System functions.
amplifier; variations on the class AB configuration;
Impulse response. Convolution. The exponential
IC power amplifiers and MOS power transistors.
and trigonometric forms of the Fourier series.
Introduction to filters and oscillators. Lectures:
Frequency domain plots of Fourier series coeffi-
three hours per week. Tutorial: one hour per
cients. Mean square convergence. Gibbs’ phe-
week. Laboratory: 30 hours total.
nomenon. The Cauchy limit form of the Fourier
transform. Transforms of periodic functions. Rela-
ELEC 321 Introduction to Semiconductor
Materials and Devices tion between the Fourier and Laplace transforms.
(3.5 credits) Frequency domain plots. Difference equations.
Prerequisite: CHEM 205; ENGR 213. Funda- Relation between the Z transform and the Fourier
mentals underlying optical and electronic and Laplace transforms. Unit pulse response.
devices. The structure and growth of crystals. Numerical convolution. Discrete Fourier transform.
The energy band model for elemental and Lectures: three hours per week. Tutorial: one
compound semiconductors. Electronic and hour per week.
optical properties of semiconductors. Electro- NOTE: Students who have received credit for
luminescence and photoluminescence. The EMAT 312 may not take this course for credit.
semiconductor in equilibrium. Carrier transport
and non‑equilibrium phenomena. Introductions to ELEC 362 Partial Differential Equations
junctions and devices. The laboratory demon- (3 credits)
strates the basic electrical and optical properties Prerequisite: ENGR 213, 233. Partial differential
of semiconductor materials. Lectures: three equations. Boundary value problems. Separation
hours per week. Tutorial: one hour per week. of variables. Fourier series solutions in one and
Laboratory: 15 hours total. two dimensions. Laplace and Poisson equations.
One‑ and two‑dimensional wave equations in
ELEC 331 Fundamentals of Electrical orthogonal coordinate systems. Scalar and vector
Power Engineering (3.5 credits) potentials and fields. Examples from heat flow,
Prerequisite: ELEC 251, 273. Review of funda- electrostatics and magnetostatics. Bessel and
mentals of AC circuit analysis. Overview of power Legendre functions. Power series solutions; method
systems. Three‑phase circuits: balanced three- of Frobenius. Numerical solutions of partial differ-
phase circuits with star and delta connected ential equations. Applications: vibrating string,
loads, power measurements. Magnetic circuits. vibrating membrane in rectangular and cylindrical
Transformers. Power conversion techniques: coordinates. Sturm‑Liouville problem. Eigenvalues
single phase AC/DC rectifiers, DC/DC choppers and eigenfunctions. Lectures: three hours per
and DC/AC converters. DC machines: Operating week. Tutorial: one hour per week.
principle, separately excited DC motor, torque NOTE: Students who have received credit for
speed characteristics and control methods using EMAT 332 may not take this course for credit.

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ELEC 363 Fundamentals of Telecommuni- ELEC 372 Fundamentals of Control
cations Systems (3.5 credits) Systems (3.5 credits)
Prerequisite: ELEC 364; ENGR 371. Introduc- Prerequisite: ELEC 370. Mathematical models of
tion to basic telecommunications concepts and control systems. Characteristics, performance, and
systems. Analog communications: AM and FM, stability of linear feedback control systems. Root-
system level consideration of noise‑bandwidth locus methods. Frequency response methods.
tradeoffs. Digital communications: sampling and Stability in the frequency domain. Design and
quantization, digital modulation techniques, the compensation of feedback control systems.
matched filter. Redundancy encoding. Lectures: Lectures: three hours per week. Tutorial: one
three hours per week. Laboratory: 15 hours total. hour per week. Laboratory: 15 hours total.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for NOTE: Students who have received credit for
ELEC 461 may not take this course for credit. ENGR 372 or MECH 371 may not take this
course for credit.
ELEC 364 Signals and Systems II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ELEC 264. Sampling of continuous- ELEC 390 Electrical Engineering Team
time and discrete‑time signals. Reconstruction Design Project (3 credits)
of a signal from its samples using interpolation. Prerequisite: Minimum of 45 credits in BEng
Laplace Transform. Inverse Laplace Transform. (Electrical); COEN 244; ELEC 311; ENCS 282;
Analysis of systems using Laplace Transform. ENGR 301. The Team Design Project introduces
Unilateral Laplace Transform. The Z‑Transform students to teamwork, project management,
and inverse Z‑Transform. Analysis of systems engineering design for a complex problem,
using Z‑Transform. Unilateral Z‑Transform. technical writing and technical presentation in
Time and frequency characteristics of signals a team environment. Students will be assigned
and systems. Examples of continuous‑time and to teams and each team will design and build a
discrete‑time first and second‑order systems. device defined by the Department. Students will
Amplitude modulation and demodulation. Pulse- present their design and demonstrate that their
amplitude modulation. Frequency modulation. device works in a competition at the end of the
Computer‑based simulation. Lectures: three term. Tutorial: two hours per week. Equivalent
hours per week. Tutorial: one hour per week. laboratory time: six hours per week.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for NOTE: All written documentation must follow the
ELEC 361 may not take this course for credit. Concordia Form and Style guide. Students are
responsible for obtaining this document before
ELEC 365 Complex Variables and Partial
beginning the project.
Differential Equations (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENGR 213, 233. Review of complex ELEC 415 (also listed as MECH 480)
arithmetic. Analytic functions. Taylor and Laurent Flight Control Systems
series. Residue theory. Fourier series. Partial (3.5 credits)
differential equations. Applications to Laplace, Prerequisite: ELEC 372. Basic flight control
heat, and wave equations. Bessel and Legendre and flight dynamics principles. Aircraft dynamic
functions. Lectures: three hours per week. Tutorial: equations and performance data. Implementation
one hour per week.
of aircraft control: control surfaces and their
NOTE: Students who have received credit for
operations, development of thrust and its control;
ELEC 261 or 362 may not take this course for
autopilot systems, their algorithms, dynamics
credit.
and interaction problems. Flight instruments,
ELEC 370 Modelling and Analysis of principles of operation and dynamics. Cockpit
Physical Systems (3.5 credits) layouts — basic configuration, ergonomic
Prerequisite: ELEC 364 previously or concurrently. design, control field forces; advanced concepts
Definition and classification of physical systems. in instruments, avionics and displays; HUD;
Definition of through and across variables. Model- flight management systems, and communication
ling of system components: electrical, mechanical, equipment. Introduction to flight simulation:
fluid, and thermal. Limits of linear models and overview of visual, audio and motion simulator
linear representations of nonlinear components. systems; advanced concepts in flight simulators.
Modelling of systems including mixed systems. Lectures: three hours per week. Laboratory: two
Analysis techniques: review of first and second hours per week, alternate weeks.
order systems; mesh and nodal analysis in the NOTE: Students who have received credit for
Laplace transform domain; impedance and transfer MECH 480 may not take this course for credit.
functions; two‑port parameters; indefinite admit-
tance matrix; signal flow graphs; identification of ELEC 416 (also listed as MECH 482)
analysis techniques used for SPICE. Fundamen- Avionic Navigation Systems
tals of frequency response: introduction to filters; (3 credits)
Butterworth and Chebyshev filter functions. Prerequisite: ELEC 370. Basics of modern
Introduction to state variable analysis. Lectures: electronic navigation systems, history of air
three hours per week. Tutorial: one hour per week. navigation, earth coordinate and mapping systems;
Laboratory: 15 hours total. basic theory and analysis of modern electronic
NOTE: Students who have received credit for navigation instrumentation, communication and
ENGR 370 or MECH 370 may not take this radar systems, approach aids, airborne systems,
course for credit. transmitters and antenna coverage; noise and

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losses, target detection, digital processing, display of semiconductors. Fundamental principles for
systems and technology; demonstration of avionic understanding and applying optical fibre tech-
systems using flight simulator. Lectures: three nology. Fundamental behaviour of the individual
hours per week. optical components and their interactions with
NOTE: Students who have received credit for other devices. Lasers, LEDs, optical fibres, light
MECH 482 may not take this course for credit. detectors, optical switches. Concepts of WDM
and DWDM. Components required for WDM
ELEC 421 Solid State Devices (3.5 credits) and DWDM. A comprehensive treatment of the
Prerequisite: ELEC 321. Junction theory underlying physics: noise and distortion in optical
(PN junctions, Schottky and ohmic contacts, communications, light polarization, modulation
hetero‑junctions). Diodes and bipolar transistors. and attenuation. Lectures: three hours per week.
Light‑emitting diodes, photodetectors, solar cells, Laboratory: 15 hours total.
and fibre optics. Lasers: operating principles and
applications in optoelectronic devices. Planar ELEC 430 Electrical Power Equipment
silicon junctions and transistors will be designed, (3.5 credits)
fabricated and evaluated in the laboratory, includ­ Prerequisite : ELEC 331. Components of a
ing resistivity measurements, semiconductor transmission system. Transmission line; model-
cleaning, oxidation, diffusion, photolithography, ling and parameters. Transformers: equivalent
etching, metallization, and comparison of design circuits, losses, connections and protection.
with experimental results. Lectures: three hours Breakers: operation and design. Compensation
per week. Laboratory: 15 hours total. equipment: capacitors, inductors, series and
shunt connections. Insulation coordination.
ELEC 422 Design of Integrated Circuit Lectures: three hours per week. Laboratory:
Components (3.5 credits) 15 hours total.
Prerequisite: ELEC 421. Structures, characteristics NOTE: This course is usually offered in the
and design of MOS capacitors and MOSFETs. French language.
Structures, characteristics and design of laser
diodes. Optoelectronic devices and integrated ELEC 431 Electrical Power Systems
circuits. Planar MOS devices, including capacitors (3.5 credits)
and MOSFETs will be designed, fabricated, and Prerequisite: ELEC 331. Inductance, capacitance,
evaluated in the laboratory. Lectures: three hours resistance of polyphase transmission lines;
per week. Laboratory: 15 hours total. current and voltage relations of transmission lines;
load flow studies; symmetrical and unsymmetrical
ELEC 423 Introduction to Analog VLSI faults; power system stability. Lectures: three
(4 credits) hours per week. Laboratory: 15 hours total.
Prerequisite: ELEC 311. CMOS transistor layout
considerations, design rules, circuit extraction. ELEC 432 Control of Electrical Power
MOSFET modelling, I‑V equations, AC equivalent Conversion Systems
circuits for high‑frequency operation, computer- (3.5 credits)
based simulation. Analysis and design of small- Prerequisite: ELEC 372 or ENGR 372;
scale integrated circuit building blocks including ELEC 331. Basic considerations and control
MOS switch, active resistor, current source, current requirements. Control system principles and
mirror, voltage amplifiers, voltage‑reference structures. Controller characteristics and opera-
circuits, multipliers. Analysis and design of tion. Static power conversion systems. Electro-
medium‑scale integrated circuit building blocks mechanical systems and electrical machine
including op‑amps, fully‑differential op‑amp and modelling. Control system design. Applications
common mode feedback circuits, transconduc- to electric motor drives and typical power conver-
tance amplifiers, transimpedance amplifiers, sion systems. Lectures: three hours per week.
comparators. Noise analysis. Mismatch analysis Laboratory: 15 hours total.
and modelling, offset removal techniques. Analog NOTE: This course is usually offered in the
VLSI system examples. Lectures: three hours French language.
per week. Laboratory: 30 hours total.
ELEC 433 Power Electronics (3.5 credits)
ELEC 424 VLSI Process Technology Prerequisite: ELEC 311, 331. Review of basic
(3.5 credits) electrical concepts. Power electronic systems.
Prerequisite: ELEC 311, 321. Introduction to Power semiconductor switches. AC controllers.
basic VLSI technologies; crystal growth, thermal Line frequency AC‑DC converters: diodes and
oxidation, diffusion, ion implantation, chemical thyristor circuits. DC‑DC converters. DC‑AC
vapour deposition, wet and dry etching, and converters. Utility applications: STATCOM and
lithography. Layout, yield, and VLSI process power electronic interfaces. Industrial and utility
integration. The lab demonstrates a semicon- applications. Lectures: three hours per week.
ductor device fabrication process. Lectures: three Laboratory: 15 hours total.
hours per week. Laboratory: 15 hours total.
ELEC 434 Behaviour of Power Systems
ELEC 425 Optical Devices for High‑Speed (3.5 credits)
Communications (3.5 credits) Prerequisite: ELEC 331. Introduction: classifica-
Prerequisite: ELEC 321, 351. Optical properties tion of phenomena, structure of power systems.

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Review of component models: lines, transformers, Vehicles (EV), Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV).
electrical machines and load. Excitation systems Vehicle design fundamentals. Traction motors for
of machines. Steady‑state operation. Transient EV/HEV propulsion. On‑board energy sources and
stability, voltage stability and small signal stability. storage devices: high‑voltage traction batteries,
Compensation methods: stabilizer, series and fuel cells, ultra‑capacitors, flywheels. Power
shunt compensators. Sub‑synchronous reso- electronic converters and control. Various EV/
nances. Transient electromagnetic phenomena. HEV/Fuel Cell Vehicle topologies and modelling.
Methods and tools for numerical simulation. Energy management strategies. Practical design
Lectures: three hours per week. Laboratory: considerations. Engineering impact of electric,
15 hours total. hybrid electric, and fuel cell vehicles. Lectures:
NOTE: This course is usually offered in the three hours per week.
French language.
ELEC 440 Controlled Electric Drives
ELEC 435 Electromechanical Energy (3.5 credits)
Conversion Systems Prerequisite: ELEC 331. Elements of a drive
(3.5 credits) system, characteristics of common mechanical
Prerequisite: ELEC 331. Lumped parameter systems, drive characteristics, operation in one,
concepts of electromechanics. Energy, co‑energy two, or four quadrants. Fully controlled rectifier
in the derivation of torques and forces. Examples drives, braking of DC motors, control of DC motors
of electric machines: dc, synchronous and induc- using DC/DC converters. Control of polyphase
tion types. Steady‑state, transient and stability induction motors, voltage‑source and current-
analysis. Power electronic controllers. Lectures: source inverter drives, frequency‑controlled
three hours per week. Laboratory: 15 hours total. induction motor drives, introduction to vector
control of induction motor drives, field oriented
ELEC 436 Protection of Power Systems control, sensor‑less operation. Control of synchro-
(3.5 credits) nous motors, permanent magnet motors. Switched
Prerequisite: ELEC 331. General aspects of reluctance motor drives, stepper motors. Brush-
protection systems. Measurement transformers. less DC motor drives, low‑power electronic motor
Grounding. Overcurrent and ground fault drives. Lectures: three hours per week.
protection. Protection of transformers, shunt Laboratory: 15 hours total.
capacitors and buses. Protection of transmission NOTE: Students who have received credit for
lines. Telecommunication for protection and this topic under an ELEC 498 number may not
automation systems. Protection of inverters. take this course for credit.
Protection of distribution networks. Lectures:
three hours per week. Laboratory: 15 hours total. ELEC 441 Modern Analog Filter Design
NOTE: This course is usually offered in the (3.5 credits)
French language. Prerequisite: ELEC 370. Review of network
analysis. Magnitude and frequency scaling.
ELEC 437 Renewable Energy Systems Magnitude and phase approximation in synthesis
(3 credits) of filter functions. Second‑order active RC filters.
Prerequisite: COEN or ELEC 390 or equivalent. Synthesis of all‑pole LC ladder filters. Second-
Electrical basics and models of solar energy order switched‑capacitor filters. Realization of
(photo‑voltaics), electrical power from wind high‑order active filters. Current mode filters.
energy, electrical power from water, including Switched‑current filters. Integrated circuit filters.
wave energy, tidal energy, micro‑hydro. Case Lectures: three hours per week. Laboratory:
studies, for example the application of solar PV 15 hours total.
to street lighting. Electrical engineering design
implications. Design assignments. ELEC 442 Digital Signal Processing
NOTE: Students who have received credit for (3.5 credits)
this topic under an ELEC 498 number may not Prerequisite: ELEC 364. Review of discrete‑time
take this course for credit. signals and systems; difference equation, the
Fourier transform, the z‑transform, the discrete
ELEC 438 Industrial Electrical Systems Fourier series and transform; recursive and
(3.5 credits) non‑recursive digital filters, common digital
Prerequisite: ELEC 331. Structures of industrial filter structures, common design approaches
power systems. Voltage levels. Electric instal- for digital filters; A/D and D/A converters, digital
lations, codes and standards. Short‑circuits, processing of analog signals, signal interpolation
protection and coordination. Grounding. Power and decimation; effect of finite word lengths,
quality. Power factor, tariffs and energy manage- description of a typical DSP chip. Lectures: three
ment. Lectures: three hours per week. Laboratory: hours per week. Laboratory: 15 hours total.
15 hours total.
NOTE: This course is usually offered in the ELEC 451 Computer‑Aided Modelling and
French language. Design of Circuits (4 credits)
Prerequisite: ELEC 311; ELEC 351 or 353.
ELEC 439 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Power Introduction to Computer‑Aided Design (CAD) of
System Design and Control circuits. Classification of CAD operations: model-
(3 credits) ling, analysis or simulation, design, optimization.
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modelling using CAD tools. Modified Nodal lines, pulse propagation, closely spaced parallel
Analysis (MNA), frequency‑domain analysis by transmission lines, capacitive coupling, inductive
MNA matrix inversion, DC solution and time- coupling, shielding against magnetic fields. Shield-
domain analysis of nonlinear circuits, sensitivity ing and enclosures, electric and magnetic field
analysis. Case study: SPICE implementation and screening mechanisms, shielding effectiveness,
analysis of lumped RLC sections or distributed grounding considerations. EMC test facilities,
lines representing high‑speed PCB interconnects. screened rooms, TEM cells, signals and spectra,
High‑frequency modelling and design. State‑of‑the- intermodulation, cross‑modulation, the spectrum
art in modelling: circuit models, neural network analyser. Noise and pseudo‑random noise, noise
models, hybrid models. Role of EM simulations performance of measurement/receiving systems,
and measurements in modelling. Case study: noise equivalent bandwidth, noise figure, anten-
EM‑based CAD modelling of passive devices, na noise temperature and S/N ratio. Lectures:
design and implementation of high‑frequency three hours per week.
amplifiers and filters. Lectures: three hours per
week. Laboratory: 30 hours total. ELEC 462 Digital Communications
(3.5 credits)
ELEC 453 Microwave Engineering Prerequisite: ELEC 363. Random processes and
(3.5 credits) linear systems; baseband modulation/demodula-
Prerequisite: ELEC 370 or ENGR 370; ELEC 351. tion, optimal receivers in AWGN, correlation and
Properties of waveguides, striplines, and micro- matched‑filter receivers, pulse shaping for band-
strips. Scattering parameters. Butterworth and limited channels; bandpass modulation techniques
Chebyshev impedance transformers. Microwave such as PAM, PSK, DPSK, FSK, QAM; introduc-
couplers, cavities, and Fabry‑Perot resonators. tion to error control coding, linear block codes,
Periodic structures. Microwave filter design. cyclic codes, convolutional codes. Lectures:
Faraday rotation and non‑reciprocal devices. three hours per week. Laboratory: 15 hours total.
Lectures: three hours per week. Laboratory:
15 hours total. ELEC 463 Telecommunication Networks
(3 credits)
ELEC 455 Acoustics (3 credits) Prerequisite: ELEC 363. Communication networks
Prerequisite: ELEC 351. Sound generation and and services; introduction to layered network
propagation in elastic media; conversion between architectures; transmission systems and the
acoustical, electrical, and mechanical energy. telephone network: multiplexing, circuit switches,
Lumped‑parameter approximations, sound in routing and signalling; peer‑to‑peer protocols: ARQ
rooms, underwater acoustics, microphones; protocols, data‑link controls, packet multiplexing;
loudspeakers and audio communications multiple access communications: Aloha, CSMA,
problems; noise and vibration control problems. reservation schemes, polling, token‑passing ring,
Lectures: three hours per week. LAN standards, LAN bridges; packet‑switching
networks: datagrams and virtual circuits; TCP/IP
ELEC 456 Antennas (3.5 credits)
architecture: Internet protocol, transmission
Prerequisite: ELEC 351. Antenna fundamentals
control protocol. Lectures: three hours per week.
and definitions. Radiation integrals. Dipoles and
loops. Arrays. Antenna self and mutual imped- NOTE: Students who have received credit for
ance. Matching techniques. Travelling wave COEN 445 may not take this course for credit.
antennas. Broadband antennas. Equivalence
principle. Aperture antennas. Antenna measure- ELEC 464 Wireless Communications
ment techniques. Lectures: three hours per week. (3 credits)
Laboratory: 15 hours total. Prerequisite: ELEC 462. Review of modulation
and error control coding. Modulation vs. coding
ELEC 457 Design of Wireless RF trade‑off, communications link analysis. Introduc-
Systems (3 credits) tion to cellular systems: frequency reuse, trunking
Prerequisite: ELEC 453. Introduction to wireless and grade of services, sectoring and cell splitting,
systems. Noise and distortion in microwave coverage and capacity. Modulation techniques for
systems. Antennas and propagation. Amplifiers. mobile communications. Mobile radio channels.
Mixers. Transistor oscillators and frequency Spread‑spectrum techniques. Multiplexing and
synthesizers. Modulation techniques. Receiver multiple access techniques. Wireless and cordless
design. Use of RF CAD tools. Lectures: three standards. Lectures: three hours per week.
hours per week.
ELEC 465 Networks Security and
ELEC 458 Techniques in Electromagnetic Management (3.5 credits)
Compatibility (3 credits) Prerequisite: COEN 445 or ELEC 463. Network
Prerequisite: ELEC 351 or 353. Introduction to security threats. Importance of security policy.
EMC procedures, control plans, and specifica- Principles and techniques of encryption and
tions. Radiated and conducted susceptibility and authentication. Network security protocols: X509,
emission testing. Introduction to EMC antennas, IPSEC (Internet Protocol Security Architecture).
antenna concepts, electric and magnetic dipoles, Network management: issues, architectures, and
biconical dipoles, conical log spiral antennas, set- protocols. Fault management, configuration
ting up fields for susceptibility testing, measuring management, security management, performance
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Management Information Bases (MIBs). SNMP optimization. Introduction to constrained optimi-
and its evolution. Lectures: three hours per week. zation, including the elements of Kuhn‑Tucker
Laboratory: 15 hours total. conditions for optimality. Least pth and mini‑max
optimization. Application of optimization tech-
ELEC 466 Introduction to Optical niques to engineering problems. Lectures: three
Communication Systems hours per week. Laboratory: 15 hours total.
(3.5 credits) NOTE: Students who have received credit for
Prerequisite: ELEC 351, 363. Overview of optical ENGR 472 may not take this course for credit.
fibres and optical fibre com­munications. Signal
propagation in optical fibres: attenuation, chromatic ELEC 483 Real‑Time Computer Control
dispersion, mode coupling, and nonlinearities. Systems (3.5 credits)
Optical transmitters’ characteristics and require- Prerequisite: ELEC 372 or ENGR 372. Introduc-
ments for optical networks. Power launching and tion to real‑time computer control systems; a
coupling: optical transmitter‑to‑fibre coupling, fibre- review of discrete‑time signals and systems,
to‑fibre joints, and optical fibre connectors. Optical difference equations, z‑transform; sampled‑data
receivers: basic structures, noise analysis, char- systems, sample and hold, discrete models;
acteristics and requirements for optical networks. discrete equivalents of continuous‑time systems;
Digital/analog transmissions: link power budget, stability analysis; design specifications; design
rise‑time budget, line coding, error correction, and using root locus and frequency response methods;
noise effects on transmissions. WDM concepts: implementation issues including bumpless transfer,
operation principle of WDM. Optical amplifiers: integral windup, sample rate selection, pre‑filtering,
characteristics and requirements for optical quantization effects and computational delay;
networks, amplifier noise, system applications, scheduling theory and priority assignment to
and wavelength conversion. Optical networks: control processes, timing of control loops, effects
basic topologies, SONET/SDH, broadcast‑and- of missed deadlines; principles and characteristics
select WDM networks, wavelength‑routed of sensors and devices, embedded processors,
networks. Optical measurements: test equip- processor/device interface. Lectures: three hours
ments, attenuation/dispersion measurements, per week. Laboratory: 15 hours total.
OTDR, eye pattern and OSA. Lectures: three
hours per week. Laboratory: 15 hours total. ELEC 490 Capstone Electrical Engineering
Design Project (4 credits)
ELEC 472 Advanced Telecommunication Prerequisite: Minimum of 75 credits in BEng
Networks (3.5 credits) (Electrical) or permission of the Department;
Prerequisite: ELEC 463 or COEN 445. Routing ENGR 371; COEN 311; ELEC 364, 390. Students
in packet networks, shortest‑path algorithms, are assigned to groups, and work together under
Internet routing protocols, ATM networks: ATM faculty supervision to solve a complex interdisci-
and ATM adaptation layers, traffic management plinary design problem — typically involving com-
and QoS, congestion control, ATM signalling, munications, control systems, electromagnetics,
advanced network architectures: classical IP power electronics, software design, and/or
over ATM, MPLS, integrated and differentiated hardware design. The project fosters teamwork
services, mobile communications: wireless between group members and allows students to
transmission, medium access control, GSM develop their project management, technical
system, mobile IP, mobile transport layer and writing, and technical presentation skills. Tutorial:
support for mobility. Lectures: three hours per one hour per week, two terms. Equivalent
week. Laboratory: 15 hours total. laboratory time: four hours per week, two terms.
NOTE: All written documentation must follow the
ELEC 481 Linear Systems (3.5 credits) Concordia Form and Style guide. Students are
Prerequisite: ELEC 372 or MECH 371 or responsible for obtaining this document before
ENGR 372. Review of matrix algebra. State‑space beginning the project.
description of dynamic systems: linearity, causality,
time‑invariance, linearization. Solution of state- ELEC 498 Topics in Electrical Engineering
space equations. Transfer function representa- (3 credits)
tion. Discrete‑time models. Controllability and Prerequisite: Permission of the Department. This
observability. Canonical forms and minimal‑order course may be offered in a given year upon the
realizations. Stability. Stabilizability and pole authorization of the Electrical and Computer
placement. Linear quadratic optimal control. Engineering Department. The course content
Observer design. Lectures: three hours per may vary from offering to offering and will be
week. Laboratory: 15 hours total. chosen to complement elective courses available
NOTE: Students who have received credit for in a given year.
ENGR 471 may not take this course for credit.
CONCORDIA INSTITUTE FOR
ELEC 482 System Optimization AEROSPACE DESIGN AND
(3.5 credits) INNOVATION
Prerequisite: ENGR 391 or EMAT 391. Linear
least squares. Properties of quadratic functions IADI 301 Undergraduate Aerospace
with applications to steepest descent method, Industry Project I (0 credit)
Newton’s method and Quasi‑Newton methods Prerequisite: Acceptance into CIADI. The
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participation in regular meetings at the Institute aggregate planning, production, material and
and with faculty and industry members, attend- capacity planning, operations scheduling. An
ance at training sessions (as applicable), industry overview of integrated production planning and
training and tours. A project is assigned to the control including MRP II, Just in Time manufac-
students. Students are also required to prepare turing (JIT). Lectures: three hours per week.
and present progress reports on their project. Tutorial: one hour per week.
A final report of their project must be submitted
to the director of CIADI. A grade of pass with INDU 321 Lean Manufacturing (3 credits)
distinction, pass, or fail will be awarded based on Prerequisite: INDU 320. Lean fundamentals; lean
the evaluation of the above activities. All students manufacturing; lean engineering; lean principles,
accepted to CIADI are required to register for this tools and techniques, practices, and implementa-
non‑credit course activity. tion; five S’s, process analysis/spaghetti charts,
value engineering; value stream mapping; stan-
IADI 401 Undergraduate Aerospace dardized work/standard times; set‑up reduction/line
Industry Project II (0 credit) balancing; unit manufacturing; cell layout/cellular
Prerequisite: Pass with distinction in IADI 301. manufacturing; total productive maintenance;
The activities associated with this course deal kanban; lean supply chain management; transition-
with participation in regular meetings at the to‑lean roadmap; people/organizational issues in
Institute and with faculty and industry members, the lean enterprise; Six Sigma; TOM; agile
attendance at training sessions (as applicable), manufacturing. Lectures: three hours per week.
industry training and tours. A project is assigned NOTE: Students who have received credit for
to the students. Students are also required to INDU 420 may not take this course for credit.
prepare and present progress reports on their
project. A final report of their project must be INDU 323 Operations Research I (3 credits)
submitted to the director of CIADI. A grade Prerequisite: ENGR 213, 233. An introduction to
of pass with distinction, pass, or fail will be deterministic mathematical models with emphasis
awarded based on the evaluation of the above on linear programming. Applications to production,
activities. Students wishing to use their research logistics, and service systems. Computer solution
and design project for their capstone project of optimization problems. Lectures: three hours
(e.g. MECH 490, COEN 490, etc.) must receive per week. Tutorial: one hour per week.
written approval from the Capstone Design Pro-
ject coordinator in their respective department at INDU 324 Operations Research II (3 credits)
the commencement of their CIADI project, and Prerequisite: INDU 323. Integer programming (IP),
meet all requirements set out by both CIADI and including modelling and enumerative algorithms
their individual department. for solving IP problems; post‑optimality analysis.
Network flows, dynamic programming and non-
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING linear programming. Applications in the design
and operation of industrial systems. Lectures:
INDU 211 Introduction to Production three hours per week.
and Manufacturing Systems NOTE: Students who have received credit for
(3 credits) INDU 430 may not take this course for credit.
History of industrial engineering. Role of industrial
engineers. Types of manufacturing and production INDU 330 Engineering Management
systems. Material flow systems. Job design (3 credits)
and work measurement. Introduction to solution Organizational structures, their growth and
methodologies for problems which relate to the change. Motivation, leadership, and group
design and operation of integrated production behaviour. Design of alternatives for improving
systems of humans, machines, information, and organizational performance and effectiveness.
materials. Lectures: three hours per week. Planning, organization and management of
engineering projects. Management for total
INDU 311 Simulation of Industrial quality. Lectures: three hours per week.
Systems (3.5 credits)
Prerequisite: ENGR 371. Modelling techniques INDU 371 Stochastic Models in Industrial
in simulation; application of discrete simulation Engineering (3 credits)
techniques to model industrial systems; random Prerequisite: ENGR 371. Overview of probability
number generation and testing; design of theory; probability distributions; exponential
simulation experiments using different simulation model and Poisson process; discrete‑time and
languages; output data analysis. Lectures: three continuous‑time Markov chains; classification
hours per week. Laboratory: two hours per week, of states; birth and death processes; queuing
alternate weeks. Tutorial: one hour per week. theory. Application to industrial engineering
problems. Lectures: three hours per week.
INDU 320 Production Engineering
(3 credits) INDU 372 Quality Control and Reliability
Prerequisite: INDU 323. The systems approach (3 credits)
to production. Interrelationships among the Prerequisite: ENGR 371. Importance of quality;
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relevant to process control; control charts for product architecture, industrial design, design for
variables and attributes; sampling plans. Intro- manufacturing, prototyping robust design, patents
duction to reliability models and acceptance and intellectual property. Lectures: three hours
testing; issues of standardization. Lectures: three per week.
hours per week. Tutorial: one hour per week.
INDU 466 Decision Models in Service
INDU 410 Safety Engineering (3.5 credits) Sector (3 credits)
Prerequisite: MECH 311. Engineering design for Prerequisite: ENGR 371; INDU 320. Introduction to
the control of workplace hazards. Occupational service strategy and operations. Service demand
injuries and diseases. Codes and standards. Work- forecasting and development of new services.
place Hazardous Materials Information Systems Service facility location and layout planning. Appli-
(WHMIS). Hazard evaluation and control. Design cations of decision models in service operations
criteria. Risk assessment. Safety in the manufac- and service quality control. Cost analysis, queuing
turing environment. Applications in ventilation, air models, risk management and resource allocation
cleaning, noise and vibration. Lectures: three models for service decisions. Service outsourcing
hours per week. Laboratory: two hours per week, and supply chain issues. Efficiency and effective-
alternate weeks. ness issues in different service sectors such as
emergency force deployment, municipal resource
INDU 411 Computer Integrated allocation and health care. Case studies using
Manufacturing (3.5 credits) operations research, operations management,
Prerequisite: MECH 311. Concepts and benefits and statistical techniques. Lectures: three hours
of computer integrated manufacturing (CIM). per week.
Design for manufacturing. Computer‑aided design,
process planning, manufacturing (computer INDU 475 Advanced Concepts in Quality
numerical control parts programming), and Improvement (3 credits)
inspection. Robots in CIM. Production planning Prerequisite: INDU 372. Statistical experimental
and scheduling in CIM. System integration. design issues such as randomized blocks,
Lectures: three hours per week. Laboratory: two factorial designs at two levels, applications
hours per week, alternate weeks. on factorial designs, building models, Taguchi
methods. Lectures: three hours per week.
INDU 412 Human Factors Engineering
(3.5 credits) INDU 490 Capstone Industrial Engineering
Prerequisite: ENGR 371. Elements of anatomy, Design Project (4 credits)
physiology, and psychology; engineering anthro- Prerequisite: 75 credits in the program; ENCS 282;
pometry; human capacities and limitations; manual ENGR 301; INDU 421 previously or concurrently.
material handling; design of workplaces; human- A supervised design, simulation or experimental
machines system design; design of controls and capstone design project including a preliminary
displays; shift work. Applications to a manufacturing project proposal with complete project plan and a
environment. Lectures: three hours per week. technical report at the end of the Fall Term; a final
Laboratory: two hours per week, alternate weeks. report by the group and individual oral presentation
at the end of the Winter Term. Lectures: one hour
INDU 421 Facilities Design and Material per week, one term. Equivalent laboratory time:
Handling Systems (3.5 credits) three hours per week, two terms.
Prerequisite: INDU 311, 320. An introduction to NOTE: Students will work in groups under direct
planning and design of production and manufactur- supervision of a faculty member.
ing. Facility layout and location. Material handling
systems and equipment specifications. Computer- INDU 498 Topics in Industrial Engineering
aided facilities planning. Lectures: three hours per (3 credits)
week. Tutorial: one hour per week. Laboratory: Prerequisite: Permission of the Department
two hours per week, alternate weeks. chair. This course may be offered in a given year
upon the authorization of the Mechanical and
INDU 423 Inventory Control (3.5 credits) Industrial Engineering Department. The course
Prerequisite: INDU 320. Inventory analysis and content may vary from offering to offering and will
control systems; the role of forecasting in control- be chosen to complement the elective courses
ling inventories; the role of inventories in physical available in the Industrial Engineering program.
distribution; supply chain management; work in Lectures: three hours per week.
process inventories; inventory in just‑in‑time
manufacturing systems. Lectures: three hours MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
per week. Tutorial: one hour per week. Laboratory:
two hours per week, alternate weeks. MECH 211 Mechanical Engineering
Drawing (3.5 credits)
INDU 440 Product Design and Introduction to graphic language and design —
Development (3 credits) means and techniques. The third and the first angle
Prerequisite: MECH 311. Development processes projections. Orthographic projection of points, lines,
and organizations, product planning, identifying planes and solids. Principal and auxiliary views.
customer needs, product specifications, concept Views in a given direction. Sectional views. Inter-
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of surfaces. Drafting practices. Dimensioning, fits couplings, brakes, seals, fasteners, springs, and
and tolerancing. Computer‑aided drawing and bearings. Drawing representation of standard
solid modelling. Working drawings — detail and components. Design projects are an integral part
assembly drawing. Design practice. Machine of this course. Lectures: three hours per week.
elements representation. Lectures: three hours Tutorial: two hours per week.
per week. Tutorial: two hours per week — includes
learning of a CAD software. Laboratory: two hours MECH 321 Properties and Failure of
per week, alternate weeks. Materials (3.5 credits)
Prerequisite: MECH 221. The service capabilities
MECH 215 Programming for Mechanical of alloys and their relationship to microstructure as
and Industrial Engineers produced by thermal and mechanical treatments;
(3.5 credits) tensile and torsion tests; elements of dislocation
Prerequisite: MATH 204 (Cegep mathematics theory; strengthening mechanisms; composite
105). Writing programs using assignment and materials. Modes of failure of materials; fracture,
sequences. Variables and types. Operators and fatigue, wear, creep, corrosion, radiation damage.
expressions. Conditional and repetitive statements. Failure analysis. Material codes; material selection
Input and output. File access. Functions. Program for design. Lectures: three hours per week.
structure and organization. Pointers and dynamic Tutorial: one hour per week. Laboratory: two
memory allocation. Introduction to classes and hours per week, alternate weeks.
objects. Mechanical and industrial engineering
applications. Lectures: three hours per week. MECH 343 Theory of Machines (3.5 credits)
Tutorial: one hour per week. Laboratory: one Prerequisite: ENGR 213, 233, 243. Introduction to
mechanisms; position and displacement; velocity;
hour per week.
acceleration; synthesis of linkage; robotics; static
force analysis; dynamic force analysis; forward
MECH 221 Materials Science (3 credits)
kinematics and inverse kinematics; introduction
Prerequisite: CHEM 205 (Cegep Chemistry 101).
to gear analysis and gear box design; kinematic
Relationships between properties and internal
analysis of spatial mechanisms. Lectures: three
structure, atomic bonding; molecular, crystalline
hours per week. Tutorial: one hour per week.
and amorphous structures, crystalline imperfec- Laboratory: two hours per week, alternate weeks.
tions and mechanisms of structural change.
Microstructures and their development from MECH 344 Machine Element Design
phase diagrams. Structures and mechanical (3 credits)
properties of polymers and ceramics. Thermal, Prerequisite: ENGR 244; MECH 313; MECH 321,
optical, and magnetic properties of materials. 343 previously or concurrently. Introduction to
Lectures: three hours per week. Tutorial: one machine design; static failure theories; failure of
hour per week. ductile vs. brittle materials under static loading.
Fatigue failure theories; fatigue loads; notches
MECH 311 Manufacturing Processes and stress concentrations; residual stresses;
(3.75 credits) designing for high cycle fatigue. Design of shafts,
Prerequisite: MECH 313. Fundamentals of keys and couplings. Design of spur gears. Spring
manufacturing processes and their limitations, design. Design of screws and fasteners. Design
metrology, machine shop practice, safety and of bearings. Case studies. Lectures: three hours
health considerations, forming, conventional per week. Tutorial: two hours per week.
machining and casting processes, welding and NOTE: Students who have received credit for
joining, plastic production, and non‑conventional MECH 441 may not take this course for credit.
machining techniques. Sustainable technologies.
Laboratory includes instruction and practice on MECH 351 Thermodynamics II (3.5 credits)
conventional machine tools and a manufacturing Prerequisite: ENGR 251. Brief review of ideal
project. Lectures: three hours per week. Tutorial: gas processes. Semi‑perfect gases and the gas
two hours per week, including industrial visits tables. Mixtures of gases, gases and vapours,
and field trips to local industries. Laboratory: air conditioning processes. Combustion and
three hours per week, alternate weeks. combustion equilibrium. Applications of thermo­
dynamics to power production and utilization
MECH 313 Machine Drawing and Design systems: study of basic and advanced cycles
(3 credits) for gas compression, internal combustion
Prerequisite: MECH 211. Introduction to engi­ engines, power from steam, gas turbine cycles,
neering design and design process. Problem and refrigeration. Real gases. Lectures: three
definition, solution formulation, model development hours per week. Tutorial: one hour per week.
and collaboration aspects of design process.The Laboratory: two hours per week, alternate weeks.
use of drawings and other graphical methods
in the process of engineering design. Industrial MECH 352 Heat Transfer I (3.5 credits)
standards and specifications, design of fits, linear Prerequisite: ENGR 311, 361. Analytical and
and geometrical tolerances. Design projects numerical methods for steady‑state and transient
based on design philosophies will involve design heat conduction. Empirical and practical relations
and selection of many standard machine com­ for forced‑ and free‑convection heat transfer.
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and between non‑black bodies. Gas radiation. Frequency response concepts. Stability in the
Solar radiation. Effect of radiation on temperature frequency domain. Feedback system design
measurement. Lectures: three hours per week. using Root Locus techniques. Compensator
Tutorial: one hour per week. Laboratory: two concepts and configurations. PID‑controller
hours per week, alternate weeks. design. Simulation and computer‑aided controller
design using Malab/Simulink. Lectures: three
MECH 361 Fluid Mechanics II (3.5 credits) hours per week. Tutorial: one hour per week.
Prerequisite: ENGR 361. Differential analysis of Laboratory: three hours per week, alternate weeks.
fluid flows, vorticity, stream function, stresses, and NOTE: Students who have received credit for
strains. Navier‑Stokes equations and solutions ELEC 372 may not take this course for credit.
for parallel flows. Euler’s equations, irrotational
and potential flows, plane potential flows. Viscous MECH 375 Mechanical Vibrations
flows in pipes, laminar and turbulent flows, major (3.5 credits)
and minor losses. Flow over immersed bodies, Prerequisite: ENGR 311; ELEC 370 or MECH 370.
boundary layers, separation and thickness. Drag, Transient vibrations under impulsive shock and
lift and applications. Introduction to compressible arbitrary excitation: normal modes, free and forced
flows, speed of sound, Mach cone, and some vibration. Multi‑degree of freedom systems, influ-
characteristics of supersonic flows. Lectures: ence coefficients, orthogonality principle, numerical
three hours per week. Tutorial: one hour per week. methods. Continuous systems; longitudinal tor-
Laboratory: two hours per week, alternate weeks. sional and flexural free and forced vibrations of
prismatic bars. Lagrange’s equations. Vibration
MECH 368 Electronics for Mechanical measurements. Lectures: three hours per week.
Engineers (3.5 credits) Tutorial: one hour per week. Laboratory: two hours
Prerequisite: ENGR 311 previously or per week, alternate weeks.
concurrently. Dependent sources, voltage and NOTE: Students who have received credit for
current dividers, voltage and current sources, MECH 443 may not take this course for credit.
superposition, Thevenin and Norton equivalent
sources, linear and nonlinear circuit analysis. MECH 390 Mechanical Engineering Design
Semiconductors and diodes. Bipolar Junction Project (3 credits)
Transistors (BJT), Field Effect Transistors (FET); Prerequisite: MECH 311, 343; MECH 344
amplifiers and switches. Operational amplifiers; previously or concurrently. The design process;
circuits and frequency response. Digital logic product cost, quality and time to market, open and
components and circuits. Digital systems. concept design problems, problem description.
Lectures: three hours per week. Tutorial: one Geometric and type synthesis. Direct and inverse
hour per week. Laboratory: two hours per week, design problems. Material selection and load
alternate weeks. determination. Mathematical modelling, analysis,
NOTE: Students who have received credit for and validation. Introduction to Computer‑Aided
MECH 470 may not take this course for credit. Design and Engineering (CAD and CAE). Product
NOTE: Electrical Engineering and Computer evaluation for performance, tolerance, cost,
Engineering students may not take this course manufacture, assembly, and other measures.
for credit. Design documentation. A team‑based design
project is an intrinsic part of this course. Lectures:
MECH 370 Modelling, Simulation and three hours per week. Tutorial: two hours per week.
Control Systems (3.5 credits)
Prerequisite: ENGR 311 previously or concurrently; MECH 411 Instrumentation and
ENCS 245 or ENGR 245 or ENGR 243. Definition Measurements (3.5 credits)
and classification of dynamic systems and Prerequisite: MECH 370. Unified treatment of
components. Modelling of system components: measurement of physical quantities; static and
mechanical, electromechanical, and electro- dynamic characteristics of instruments —
hydraulic systems. Nonlinear systems and linear calibration, linearity, precision, accuracy, and bias
representations of nonlinear components. Time and sensitivity drift; sources of errors; error
domain analysis. Transfer function models. analysis; experiment planning; data analysis
Transient and steady‑state characteristics of techniques; principles of transducers; signal
dynamic systems. State variable models. Block generation, acquisition and processing; principles
diagrams and signalflow graphs. Characteristics and designs of systems for measurement of
and performance of linear feedback control position, velocity, acceleration, pressure, force,
systems. System stability. Simulation techniques stress, temperature, flow‑rate, proximity detec-
using Matlab/Simulink. Lectures: three hours per tion, etc. The course includes demonstration of
week. Tutorial: one hour per week. Laboratory: various instruments. Lectures: three hours per
two hours per week, alternate weeks. week. Tutorial: one hour per week. Laboratory:
NOTE: Students who have received credit for two hours per week, alternate weeks.
ELEC 370 may not take this course for credit. NOTE: Students who have received credit for
MECH 373 may not take this course for credit.
MECH 371 Analysis and Design of Control
Systems (3.75 credits) MECH 412 Computer‑Aided Mechanical
Prerequisite: MECH 370. Stability of linear Design (3.5 credits)
feedback systems. Root‑Locus method. Prerequisite: MECH 313. Introduction to compu-

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tational tools in the design process. Introduction Off‑axis engineering constants, shear and normal
to the fundamental approaches to computer‑aided coupling coefficients. In‑plane and flexural
geometric modelling, physical modelling and stiffness and compliance with different laminates,
engineering simulations. Establishing functions including cross‑ply, angle‑ply, quasi‑isotropic,
and functional specifications with emphasis on and general bidirectional laminates. Hygrothermal
geometric tolerancing and dimensioning, manu- effects. Strength of laminates and failure criteria.
facturing and assembly evaluation. Lectures: Micromechanics. Lectures: three hours per week.
three hours per week. Laboratory: two hours per
week, alternate weeks. MECH 423 Casting, Welding, Heat Treating,
and Non‑Destructive Testing
MECH 414 Computer Numerically (3.5 credits)
Controlled Machining Prerequisite: MECH 221. Comparative analysis
(3.5 credits) of the various techniques of casting, welding,
Prerequisite: MECH 311, 412. Computer aided powder fabrication, finishing, and non‑destructive
design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) hardware testing. Consideration of the control parameters
and software. Essentials of Computer Numerical that are essential to define both automation and
Control (CNC) machine tools and systems. robot application. Materials behaviour which
Process planning and tooling systems for CNC determines product micro‑structure and proper-
machining. Theory of CNC programming of sculp- ties. Technology and theory of solidification,
tured parts. Multi‑axis CNC tool path generation. normalizing, quenching, surface hardening, tem-
Project using CAD/CAM software; CATIA for pering, aging, and thermomechanical processing
complex mechanical parts design and a CNC for steels, cast irons and Al, Cu, Ni and Ti alloys.
machine tool to manufacture parts. Lectures: Energy conservation, worker safety, quality
three hours per week. Laboratory: two hours per control, and product liability. Lectures: three
week, alternate weeks. hours per week. Tutorial: one hour per week.
Laboratory: two hours per week, alternate weeks.
MECH 415 Advanced Programming for
Mechanical and Industrial MECH 424 MEMS — Design and
Engineers (3 credits) Fabrication (3.5 credits)
Prerequisite: MECH 215. Class definitions. Prerequisite: MECH 311, 343. Introduction to
Designing classes and member functions. microsystems and devices; mechanical properties
Constructors and destructors. Class libraries of materials used in microsystems; microfabrica-
and their uses. Input and output. Data abstrac­tion tion and post‑processing techniques; sacrificial
and encapsulation. Introduction to software and structural layers; lithography, deposition and
engineering. Computer graphics and visualization. etching; introduction and design of different types
Numerical methods. Advanced mechanical and of sensors and actuators; micromotors and other
industrial engineering applications. This course microdevices; mechanical design, finite element
includes a substantial project. Lectures: three modelling; design and fabrication of free‑standing
hours per week. Tutorial: one hour per week. structures; microbearings; special techniques:
double‑sided lithography, electrochemical milling,
MECH 421 Mechanical Shaping of Metals laser machining, LIGA, influence of IC fabrication
and Plastics (3.5 credits) methods on mechanical properties; application
Prerequisite: MECH 221. Metal forming: examples in biomedical, industrial, and space
extrusion, forging, rolling, drawing, pressing, technology areas; integration, bonding and
compacting; shear line theory, sheet forming packaging of MEMS devices. Lectures: three
limits. Metal cutting, machinability, tooling. hours per week. Laboratory: two hours per week,
Plastics shaping: extrusion, moulding, vacuum alternate weeks.
forming. Consideration of the mechanical
parameters critical for process control and MECH 425 Manufacturing of Composites
computer applications. Interaction of materials (3.5 credits)
characteristics with processing to define product Prerequisite: MECH 311. Fibres and resins.
properties: cold working, annealing, hot working, Hand lay up. Autoclave curing. Compression
super plasticity, thermomechanical treatment. molding. Filament winding. Resin transfer molding.
Energy conservation, safety, product quality, Braiding. Injection molding. Cutting. Joining.
and liability. Lectures: three hours per week. Thermoset and thermoplastic composites. Polymer
Laboratory: two hours per week, alternate weeks. Nanocomposites. Process modelling and computer
simulation. Non‑destructive evaluation techniques.
MECH 422 Mechanical Behaviour of Lectures: three hours per week. Laboratory: two
Polymer Composite Materials hours per week, alternate weeks.
(3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENGR 244; MECH 221. General MECH 426 Stress and Failure Analysis of
applications of polymer composite materials in Machinery (3 credits)
aircraft, aerospace, automobile, marine, recre- Prerequisite: ENGR 244. Analysis of stresses,
ational, and chemical processing industries. strains and deformations in machine elements;
Mechanics of a unidirectional lamina. Transfor- non‑symmetric bending of beams; shear centre
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non‑circular shafts and tubes; thick wall cylinders; Analysis of free convection from a vertical wall.
plates and shells; contact elements; stress Correlations for free convection in enclosed
concentrations; energy methods; failure modes, spaces. Mass transfer. Special topics of heat
analysis and prevention; buckling, fracture, fatigue transfer. Lectures: three hours per week.
and creep. Lectures: three hours per week. Laboratory: two hours per week, alternate weeks.

MECH 431 Principles of Aeroelasticity MECH 453 Heating, Ventilation and


(3 credits) Air Conditioning Systems
Prerequisite: ENGR 243, 311. Aerodynamic (3 credits)
loading of elastic airfoils. Phenomenon of Prerequisite: MECH 352. Heating and cooling
divergence. Effect of flexible control surface on load calculation. Overview of heating and air
divergence of main structure. Divergence of one‑ conditioning systems. Review: Vapour compres-
and two‑dimensional wing models. Phenomenon sion refrigeration cycles, refrigerant properties,
of flutter. Flutter of two‑ and three‑dimensional psychometrics. Performance characteristic of
wings. Flutter prevention and control. Panel flutter components: evaporators, condensers, com-
in high speed vehicles, flutter of turbomachine pressors, throttling devices (expansion valves,
bladings, galloping vortex‑induced oscillations, capillary tubes). System performance character-
bridge buffeting. Lectures: three hours per week. istics: calculation of system operating conditions
based on the capacities of its components and
MECH 444 Guided Vehicle Systems outdoor and indoor conditions. Controls: opera-
(3 credits) tional, capacity. Computer‑aided design methods.
Prerequisite: MECH 375. Definition and classifi- Defrosting. Estimation of energy consumption
cation of guided transportation systems. Track for heating with heat pumps. Fundamentals of
characterization: alignment, gage, profile, and refrigerant piping, water piping, and air distribu-
cross‑level irregularities. Wheel‑rail interactions: tion systems. Experimental methods for system
rolling contact theories, creep forces. Modelling of development. Lectures: three hours per week.
guided vehicle components: wheel set, suspen-
sion, truck and car body configurations, suspen- MECH 454 Vehicular Internal Combustion
sion characteristics. Performance evaluation:
Engines (3 credits)
stability hunting, ride quality. Introduction to ad­
Prerequisite: MECH 351, 361. Mechanical design
vanced vehicles. Lectures: three hours per week.
of vehicular engines for different applications. Gas
exchange and combustion engine processes.
MECH 447 Fundamentals of Vehicle
Combustion chambers design. Fuels for vehicular
System Design (3.5 credits)
engines. Fuel supply, ignition and control systems.
Prerequisite: MECH 343. Mechanics and con-
Cooling and lubrication of engines. Emissions
struction of wheels and tires: rolling resistance,
tractive and braking forces, brake system design: formation and control. Engines’ operational char-
components of mechanical, hydraulic and pneu- acteristics — matching with vehicles. Enhance-
matic brake systems, braking efficiency, antilock ment of engine performance. Engine testing.
braking devices, performance characteristics of Environmental impact of vehicular engines on
road vehicles: transmission design, driving con- global pollution. Recent developments in energy
dition diagrams, acceleration, speed and stopping efficient and “clean” engines. Design or calculation
distance, gradability, steering mechanisms: design project of vehicular engine.
and kinematics, suspension spring and shock
absorbers: anti‑roll and anti‑pitch devices, chassis MECH 460 Finite Element Analysis
and body design considerations. Lectures: three (3.75 credits)
hours per week. Laboratory: two hours per week, Prerequisite: ENGR 244, 391. Formulation and
alternate weeks. application of the finite element method to
modelling of engineering problems, including
MECH 448 Vehicle Dynamics (3 credits) stress analysis, vibrations, and heat transfer.
Prerequisite: MECH 447 previously or concurrently. Examples illustrating the direct approach, as well
Tire‑terrain interactions; side‑slip, cornering and as variational and weighted residual methods.
aligning properties of tires; camber angle and Elements and interpolation functions. Meshing
camber torque; estimation of braking/tractive and effect. Error analysis. One‑ and two‑dimensional
cornering forces of tires; steady‑state handling of boundary value problems. Development of
road vehicles; steering response and directional simple programs and direct experience with
stability; handling and directional response of general purpose packages currently used in
vehicles with multiple steerable axles; handling of industry for design problems. Lectures: three
articulated vehicles; handling and directional hours per week. Laboratory: three hours per
response of tracked and wheeled off‑road vehicles; week, alternate weeks.
directional response to simultaneous braking and
steering. Lectures: three hours per week. MECH 461 Gas Dynamics (3.5 credits)
Prerequisite: MECH 361. Review of one‑dimen-
MECH 452 Heat Transfer II (3.5 credits) sional compressible flow. Normal and oblique
Prerequisite: MECH 351, 352, 361. Heat shock waves; Prandtl‑Meyer flow; combined
exchangers. Condensation and boiling heat effects in one‑dimensional flow; non‑ideal gas
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method of characteristics. Selected experiments design requirements. Failure considerations: creep,
in supersonic flow, convergent‑divergent nozzles, fatigue and corrosion. Performance matching.
hydraulic analog and Fanno tube. Lectures: three Combustion and gearbox design. Air and oil
hours per week. Laboratory: two hours per week, systems design requirements. Installations and
alternate weeks. acoustics. Evolution of design. Recent trends in
technologies. Lectures: three hours per week.
MECH 462 Turbomachinery and Laboratory: two hours per week, alternate weeks.
Propulsion (3 credits)
Prerequisite: MECH 351, 361. Aircraft design MECH 471 Microcontrollers for
process, preliminary sizing and thrust require- Mechatronics (3.5 credits)
ments. Rotary and fixed wing aerodynamics and Prerequisite: MECH 368. Introduction to the
stability. Helicopter configurations. Structure and concepts and practices of microcontrollers and
fatigue design considerations. Review of the gas their application for the control of electromechanical
turbine cycle and components arrangement. devices and systems. Study of the internal
Turbo‑propulsion: turboprop, turbofan, turbojet architecture of microcontrollers; programming in
and turboshafts. Energy transfer in turbo­ assembly language for specific microcontroller
machines: Euler equation, velocity triangles. functions and controller algorithms; timing of the
Dimensional analysis of turbomachines. Flow microcontroller and interfacing with peripheral
in turbomachines. Three‑dimensional flow in devices. Students undertake hands‑on project
turbomachines. Mechanisms of losses in turbo­ work by controlling the position or speed of a DC
machines. Axial‑flow turbines and compressors. motor with a feed‑back sensor. Lectures: three
Centrifugal compressors. Compressor and hours per week. Laboratory: two hours per week,
turbine performance maps; surge and stall. alternate weeks.
Lectures: three hours per week. Tutorial: one
hour per week. MECH 472 Mechatronics and Automation
(3.5 credits)
MECH 463 Fluid Power Control (3.5 credits) Prerequisite: MECH 215; MECH 371 previously or
Prerequisite: ENGR 361; ELEC 372 or MECH 371. concurrently. Design and analysis of mechatronic
Introduction to fluid power; pneumatic devices; and automation systems. Selection and integration
fluidic devices; hydraulic system components; of actuators, sensors, hardware, and software.
hydraulic and electro‑hydraulic systems; dynamic Computer vision. Programming and software
performance of fluid power systems; fluid logic. design for mechatronic systems. Modelling and
Lectures: three hours per week. Laboratory: two simulation. Design of logic control systems. Finite
hours per week, alternate weeks. state machine methods. Feedback control and
trajectory generation. Safety logic systems. Case
MECH 464 Aerodynamics (3 credits) studies including automation systems, mobile
Prerequisite: MECH 361. Flow conservation robots, and unmanned vehicle systems. Lectures:
equations, incompressible Navier‑Stokes equa- three hours per week. Laboratory: two hours per
tions, inviscid irrotational and rotational flows: the week, alternate weeks.
Euler equations, the potential and stream function
equations. Dynamics of an incompressible inviscid MECH 473 Control System Design
flow field: the Kelvin, Stokes, and Helmholtz (3.5 credits)
theorems. Elementary flows and their superposi- Prerequisite: ELEC 372 or MECH 371. Analog
tion, panel method for non‑lifting bodies. Airfoil and digital controller designs. Analog controllers:
and wing characteristics, aerodynamic forces lead/lag compensators, pole placement, model
and moments coefficients. Incompressible flows matching, two‑parameter configuration, plant
around thin airfoils, Biot‑Savart law, vortex sheets. input/output feedback configuration. Digital
Incompressible flow around thick airfoils, the panel controllers: difference equations, Z‑transform,
method for lifting bodies. Incompressible flow stability in the Z‑domain, digital implementation
around wings, Prandtl’s lifting line theory, induced of analog controllers, equivalent digital plant
angle and down‑wash, unswept wings, swept method, alias signals, selection of sampling
wings. Compressible subsonic flow: linearized time. Introduction to analog/digital state‑space:
theory, Prandlt‑Glauert equation and other compres- controllability, observability, state feedback,
sibility correction rules, the area rule. Transonic state estimator. PI and PID controllers. Simulink
flow: Von Karman’s ransonic small disturbance assignments and project. Hardware laboratory
equation, transonic full potential equation, super- project: analog and digital controller design for
critical airfoils. Lectures: three hours per week. motor with inertial plus generator load. Lectures:
three hours per week. Laboratory: two hours per
MECH 465 Gas Turbine Design (3.5 credits) week, alternate weeks.
Prerequisite: MECH 462. Review of turbo‑propul-
sion types and energy transfer in turbomachines. MECH 474 Mechatronics (3.75 credits)
Two‑ and three‑dimensional flow. Lift and drag for Prerequisite: ELEC 372 or MECH 371. Introduction
airfoils. Cascade tests and correlations. Aerody- to mechatronics; basic elements of mechatronic
namic losses: physics, mechanisms, control of systems. Measurement systems: including
viscous effects. Preliminary and detailed design of principles of measurement systems; sensors and
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circuits; filters and data acquisition. Actuation ideal rocket and nozzle design; flight performance;
systems: mechanical actuation systems and basic orbital mechanics; chemical propellant rocket
electrical actuation systems. Controllers: control performance analysis; fundamentals of liquid and
modes; PID controller; performance measures; solid propellant rocket motors; electric, solar,
introduction to digital controllers and robust control. fusion thruster. Lectures: three hours per week.
Modelling and analysis of mechatronic systems; NOTE: Students who have received credit for
performance measures; frequency response; this topic under a MECH 498 number may not
transient response analysis; stability analysis. take this course for credit.
Lectures: three hours per week. Laboratory:
three hours per week, alternate weeks. MECH 486 Aircraft Stress Analysis
(3 credits)
MECH 480 (also listed as ELEC 415) Prerequisite: ENGR 244, MECH 344. Definition of
Flight Control Systems load paths in typical aircraft structures. Derivation
(3.5 credits) of analysis procedures to enable the designer to
Prerequisite: ELEC 372 or MECH 371 or size preliminary designs. Internal shear flow
SOEN 385. Basic flight control and flight dynam- distributions that balance external loads. Stress
ics principles. Aircraft dynamic equations and analysis of open and closed cell beams; statically
performance data. Implementation of aircraft indeterminate beams and frames; single and
control: control surfaces and their operations, multi cell torque boxes; symmetric heavy fuselage
development of thrust and its control; autopilot frames. Structural instability of columns, beams,
systems, their algorithms, dynamics and inter- plates and flanges in compression and shear.
action problems. Flight instruments, principles of Centres of twist and flexure; structural warping;
operation and dynamics. Cockpit layouts — basic margins of safety; concepts of optimum design;
configuration, ergonomic design, control field compression surface design; lug analysis and
forces; advanced concepts in instruments, avionics mechanical joints; matrix analysis methods
and displays; HUD; flight management systems, leading to the Finite Element method. Stress
and communication equipment. Introduction to analysis of thin‑walled metallic structures.
flight simulation: overview of visual, audio and Lectures: three hours per week.
motion simulator systems; advanced concepts in
flight simulators. Lectures: three hours per week. MECH 487 Design of Aircraft Structures
Laboratory: two hours per week, alternate weeks. (3 credits)
NOTE: Students who have received credit for Prerequisite: MECH 486. Aero/performance
ELEC 415 may not take this course for credit. aspects of aircraft structures. Airworthiness and
design considerations. Materials. Static, vibratory
MECH 481 Materials Engineering for and aeroelastic loadings. Propulsion‑induced
Aerospace (3 credits) loadings. Functions and fabrication of structural
Prerequisite: MECH 321. Different types of materi- components. Stress analysis of wings, fuselages,
als used in aerospace. Metals, composites, ceram- stringers, fuselage frames, wing ribs, cut‑outs in
ics. High temperature materials. Failure prediction wings and fuselages, and laminated structures.
and prevention. Modes of material failure, fracture, Buckling of aircraft structures: local buckling,
fatigue, creep, corrosion, impact. Effect of high instability of stiffened panels, flexural‑torsional
temperature and multiaxial loadings. Cumulative buckling. Fracture and fatigue failures. Case
damage in fatigue and creep. Materials selection. studies. Lectures: three hours per week.
Lectures: three hours per week.
MECH 490A Capstone Mechanical
MECH 482 (also listed as ELEC 416) Engineering Design Project
Avionic Navigation Systems (4 credits)
(3 credits) Prerequisite: 75 credits in the program; ENCS 282;
Prerequisite: ELEC 370 or MECH 370 or ENGR 301; MECH 390. A supervised design,
SOEN 385. Basics of modern electronic simulation or experimental capstone design
navigation systems, history of air navigation, project including a preliminary project proposal
earth coordinate and mapping systems; basic with complete project plan and a technical report
theory and analysis of modern electronic at the end of the Fall Term; a final report by the
navigation instrumentation, communication and group and presentation at the end of the Winter
radar systems, approach aids, airborne systems, Term. Lectures: one hour per week, one term.
transmitters and antenna coverage; noise and Equivalent laboratory time: three hours per week,
losses, target detection, digital processing, two terms.
display systems and technology; demonstration NOTE: Students will work in groups under direct
of avionic systems using flight simulator. supervision of a faculty member. Each student will
Lectures: three hours per week. undertake project work in the area of their Option.
NOTE: Students who have received credit for
ELEC 416 may not take this course for credit. MECH 490B Capstone Mechanical
Engineering Design Project
MECH 485 Introduction to Space Systems (4 credits)
(3 credits) Prerequisite: 75 credits in the program; ENCS 282;
Prerequisite: MECH 351, 361. Classification of ENGR 301; MECH 390. A supervised design,
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project including a preliminary project proposal at the end of the Fall Term; a final report by the
with complete project plan and a technical report group and presentation at the end of the Winter
at the end of the Fall Term; a final report by the Term. Lectures: one hour per week, one term.
group and presentation at the end of the Winter Equivalent laboratory time: three hours per week,
Term. Lectures: one hour per week, one term. two terms.
Equivalent laboratory time: three hours per week, NOTE: Students will work in groups under direct
two terms. supervision of a faculty member. Each student will
NOTE: Students will work in groups under direct undertake project work in the area of their Option.
supervision of a faculty member. Each student will
undertake project work in the area of their Option. MECH 498 Topics in Mechanical
Engineering (3 credits)
MECH 490C Capstone Mechanical Prerequisite: Permission of the Department
Engineering Design Project chair. This course may be offered in a given year
(4 credits) upon the authorization of the Mechanical and
Prerequisite: 75 credits in the program; ENCS 282; Industrial Engineering Department. The course
ENGR 301; MECH 390. A supervised design, content may vary from offering to offering and will
simulation or experimental capstone design be chosen to complement the elective courses
project including a preliminary project proposal available in a given option or options. Lectures:
with complete project plan and a technical report three hours per week.

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