Engineering Work Term 1 (Spring Semester)
represents their first experience in an engineering or related work environment and as such represents the first opportunity to evaluate their choice of pursuing an engineering education. Students are expected to learn, develop and practice the basic standards of behaviour, discipline and performance normally found in their work environment.
The communications component for Work Term 1 consists of two documents which must be submitted for evaluation; additional communications requirements (e.g. technical report, manual) may be requested by the employer. The two documents to be submitted to the Engineering Co-operative Education Office are:
Personal Job Diary
Work Term Journal or Short Technical Report or Portfolio.
Detailed guidelines for the preparation of these documents are provided in the Engineering Student Co-op Handbook. These documents should be submitted or postmarked no later than the last official day of the work term as shown in the University Calendar.
Engineering Practice Program
- inactive course.
Professional Development Seminars
introduces the student to co-operative education. Topics include objectives for the work term component of the engineering program, preparation for the job competition, interview skills, the work environment, basic professional ethics, communication in the work place, occupational health and safety, learning goals in the work place, work reports.
Chemistry and Physics of Engineering Materials I
is an introduction to the structure and properties of engineering materials, in particular metals, semiconductors, ceramics, glasses and polymers. Topics include a review of atomic bonding, discussion of basic crystalline and amorphous structures, point and line defects, and the role these structural features play in elastic and plastic deformation, yield, fracture, glass transition, thermal conductivity, thermal expansion, specific heat and electrical conductivity. Relevant laboratory exercises.
Mechanics II. Kinematics and Kinetics of Rigid Bodies
covers kinematics, review of particle kinematics, rigid body kinematics in a plane, introduction to rigid body kinematics in 3-D. Kinetics (particle and rigid body theory), force-acceleration, work-energy, impulse momentum. Engineering applications of rigid body kinematics and kinetics.
introduces simple programs and the programming environment. An introduction to computer architecture - hardware, instructions and data. The major control structures as building blocks for computer programs. Variables, constants and data types, representations, ranges and declarations. Simple input/output processes and data formatting. Strings. Functions, subroutines and the basic issues of modularity. Programming style. Sequential files.
Engineering Mathematics II
includes partial differentiation, ordinary differential equations, Laplace transforms, and engineering applications.
introduces students to the design process through project based activities. Students will develop a systematic approach to open-ended problem solving. Topics incorporated into the design activities include the development of problem statements and design criteria, solution generation, solution evaluation, feasibility analysis, team work, project management and effective communications. The lab portion of the course provides exposure to practical design issues, familiarity with common shop practice and tools, and an opportunity to fabricate some of the proposed design solutions.