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Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (2006/2007)
6.4 Term 4 Courses


Engineering 4102 is a required Complementary Studies course.


Engineering Work Term 3 (Fall Semester)

is a work term during which students should have the sufficient academic grounding and work experience to contribute in a positive manner to the engineering design and problem solving processes practiced in the work environment. Students can become better acquainted with their chosen discipline, can observe and appreciate the attitudes, responsibilities, and ethics normally expected of engineers. Students are expected to show greater independence and responsibility in their assigned work functions.

The communications component for Work Term 3 consists of preparing a formal, descriptive technical report which must be submitted for evaluation. Students are also expected to keep a job diary. Additional communication requirements may be requested by the employer. The technical descriptive report should describe a technical process, project, procedure or investigation chosen from the student's work environment. Guidelines for the preparation of a descriptive technical report are provided in the Co-op Student Handbook. The report should be submitted or postmarked no later than the last official day of the work term as shown in the University Calendar.


Marine Production Management

is an introduction to engineering and related management information systems; demand forecasting; planning and scheduling; plant layout including assembly line balancing, process and group technology layout, fixed position layout, plus flexible manufacturing, just in time, and computer integrated manufacturing concepts; productivity measurement and management; introduction to quality management; tendering and bidding on contracts; human resource management.


Engineering Economics

is an introduction to concepts in the determination of the economic feasibility of engineering undertakings, especially the time value of money---interest rates, depreciation, replacement, economic life, present value, rate of return, payback period. Other topics will include financing, supply and demand, private and social cost estimations, secondary and intangible benefits and costs, benefit-cost models, economic risk analysis, economic optimization.


Mechanics of Solids I

examines axial force, shear and bending moment. Stress-strain relations. Torsion. Bending and shearing stress in beams. Thin cylinders. Compound stresses. Transformation of stress. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Thermal Sciences

examines the fundamental concepts associated with thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and heat transfer; first and second laws of thermodynamics; system and control volume analysis; classification of flows; introduction to boundary layers and drag; convection, conduction and radiation heat transfer; thermal insulation and calculation of R-values; cooling of electrical components.


Introduction to Numerical Methods

examines errors; numerical stability; solution of linear and nonlinear equations and systems; introduction to eigenvalues and eigenvectors; function and data approximations; numerical differentiation and integration of functions; numerical solution of ordinary differential equations. Relevant computer laboratory exercises.


Numerical Methods for Electrical Engineers

is an introduction to numerical methods including analysis of errors; interpolation; solution of linear systems of equations; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; solution of nonlinear equations; optimization methods; numerical differentiation and integration; solution of ordinary differential equations; random number generators; introduction to simulation methods. Relevant computer laboratory exercises.


Applied Environmental Science and Engineering

examines the nature and scope of environmental problems; concept of sustainable development; natural environmental hazards; introduction to ecology, microbiology and epidemiology; basic concepts of environmental quality parameters and standards; solid and hazardous wastes; atmospheric, noise, and water pollution, their measurements, and control. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Geotechnical Engineering I

is an introduction to soil as a three-phase material; physical and mechanical properties; structure; classification of soils; hydraulic properties; permeability; effective stress concept in soils; shear strength, types of tests and applications; one-dimensional consolidation theory. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Introduction to Systems & Signals

is an introduction to systems and signals; mechanical and electrical analogues; principles of linear superposition and time invariance; definition, properties, and use of the delta function; applications of complex functions and variables; impulse and step responses; input-output relations of continuous-time systems in terms of convolution and transfer functions; frequency response plots; the Fourier transform and applications; applications of Laplace transform to filtering, communications, and controls. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Electronic Devices and Circuits

examines the principles of operation of the diode, bipolar junction transistor and metal-oxide semiconductor, field-effect transistor; terminal characteristics, graphical analysis; biasing of devices; device and circuit models of dc, small-signal and high-frequency analysis; single-stage amplifiers; differential and multi-stage amplifiers; digital electronics; applications of electronic devices; design of regulated dc power supplies and mid-frequency signal amplifiers using discrete components; computer-aided analysis and design of electronic circuits. Relevant laboratory exercises.



is a course on microprocessor architecture. Assembly language programming: addressing modes, table look up. Memory mapped devices. Interfacing techniques: parallel, serial. Timing control. Analog input and output. Computer displays. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Data Structures

examines fundamental data structures; recursive structures and programming techniques; modularity and reusability; time complexity and efficient data structures; procedure abstraction; data abstraction and precise documentation of data structures.


Thermodynamics II

examines thermodynamic cycles: power and refrigeration applications; human comfort and air conditioning: mixture of gases and vapours, humidity, psychometrics; chemically reacting mixtures; combustion. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Fluid Mechanics I

examines fluid statics; fluid flow phenomena; control volume analysis of fluid motion; conservation of mass, momentum and energy; Bernoulli equation; head losses. Applications of conservation laws: flow measurement devices; pipe networks; momentum devices; dimensional analysis. Boundary layer phenomena. Lift and drag. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Credit may not be obtained for both Engineering 5713 and Engineering 4913.


Electro-mechanical Systems

is a review of motors and sensors; hydraulics and pneumatics; basics of automatic control: control system simulation; digital electronics; computer based controllers; programmable miniature controllers; direct digital controllers; programmable logic controllers. Case studies. Synthesis project. Relevant laboratory exercises.