Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (2006/2007)
6.3 Term 3 Courses


Engineering Work Term 2 (Winter Semester)

is expected to further develop and expand the student's knowledge and work-related skills thus enabling them to accept increased responsibility and challenge. Students should also demonstrate an ability to deal with increasingly complex word-related concepts and problems.

The communications component for Work Term 2 consists of two documents: an Industry Company Profile (ICP) which must be submitted for evaluation and a Job Diary which will not be submitted but must be available for review during monitoring. Additional documents (e.g. technical report, manual) may be requested by the employer. The ICP consists of a general industry profile, a company profile, an outline of the student's role within the company and supporting documents. The words Industry and Company are used here in a broad sense and include governments, regulatory agencies etc. Detailed guidelines for the preparation of the ICP are provided in the Co-op Student Handbook. The ICP should be submitted or postmarked no later than the last official day of the work term as shown in the University Calendar.


Ocean Engineering Hydrostatics

is an introductory course to naval architecture and marine engineering. It discusses the basic principles of the statics of rigid floating or submerged structures. These include: ships, offshore platforms and submersibles. Methods of analysis of the hydrostatics, stability and trim, damage stability and the statics of mooring systems are introduced. Applications are also discussed.


Chemistry and Physics of Engineering Materials II

examines aspects of chemical and physical processes and microscopic structure relevant to the production and use of engineering materials, focusing on metals, alloys, silicates, portland cement, plastics and adhesives, composites, and wood. Topics include solid-state solutions and compounds, alloy structures, phase diagrams, reaction rates, solid-state transformations, polymerization, oxidation and corrosion, hardness, creep, fatigue, fracture toughness, and visco- elastic deformation. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Discrete Mathematics for Engineering

is an introduction to discrete mathematics including a selection of topics such as propositional logic, introductory predicate logic, mathematical reasoning, induction, sets, relations, functions, integers, graphs, trees, and models of computation.


Probability and Statistics

covers probability; probability distributions; probability densities; sampling distribution; hypothesis testing; regression and correlation.


Earth Sciences for Civil Engineering

is an introduction to basic concepts in Geology and Mining with emphasis on applications in Civil, Geological, Mining and Environmental Engineering through the use of case histories. Includes the study of rocks and minerals in selected field and laboratory exercises.


Surveying and Geomatics

covers plane surveying: distance, elevation, and angle measurements; horizontal and vertical curves; plane survey calculations; area and volume computations. Photogrammetry: sensors and platforms, mathematics of photogrammetry; instruments and equipment, photogrammetric products, digital photogrammetry, remote sensing, and introduction to global positioning and geographical information systems (GIS). A surveying field school to introduce students to the use of surveying equipment and mapping will be held in the first two weeks of the term. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Materials of Construction

examines physical properties of common construction materials, primarily metals, woods, concrete and asphalt; examination of properties with respect to design and use of end product; design procedures for concrete and asphalt; introduction to the use of reference handbooks and manufacturers specifications. Introduction to reinforced concrete. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Circuit Analysis

covers elementary circuits, wye-delta transformation, bridge circuits; transient analysis of first- and second-order circuits; sinusoidal steady state analysis, phasor diagrams, maximum power transfer, frequency selective circuits (filters); Laplace transforms in circuit analysis (transients, steady state, transfer function). Relevant laboratory exercises.


Basic Electrical Components and Systems

for (Non-Electrical and Computer Engineering Students) is an Introduction to electrical and computer engineering; review of circuit concepts and analysis; operational amplifiers; filters; analog electronics and instrumentation; transducers; basics of rotating machinery and transformers; models, characteristics and applications of dc motors, induction motors, synchronous motors and transformers; introduction to motor control; plant power system; electrical safety.


Digital Logic

examines number systems and arithmetic, Boolean algebra; combinational logic circuits: gates, memory devices, programmable logic devices; synchronous sequential logic circuits: flip-flops, counters, registers; asynchronous sequential logic circuits: races and hazards, introduction to algorithmic state machines; design with digital integrated circuits. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Advanced Programming

examines advanced procedural language programming; data structures, user defined types, unions and pointers; modularization techniques, scope and data hiding; object-oriented programming; classes, objects and attributes; data encapsulation, member and non-member functions; overloading, methods and friend functions; inheritance, sub- and super-classes.


Thermodynamics I

is a macroscopic approach to heat, work, and energy; properties of pure substances; conservation of mass; conservation of energy for open and closed systems; thermal efficiency and coefficients of performance; the second law of thermodynamics and its corollaries; entropy; second law analysis of thermodynamic systems; second law efficiency. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Mechanisms and Machines

is an overview of mechanisms within machines; graphical and matrix methods for analysis of moving mechanisms; kinematics and kinetics of planar mechanisms; dynamic formulations: Newton-Euler and Lagrangian; loads on mechanisms; synthesis of mechanisms. Synthesis project. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Production Technology

is an overview of production; production strategies; dimensioning and tolerancing; basic material removal processes; forming and shaping processes; casting, molding, extrusion and joining processes; computer aided machining; new technologies. Relevant laboratory exercises.