All students take an approved Complementary Studies elective in Term 5. The elective is chosen from a list provided by the Office of the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies).
Engineering Work Term 4 (Spring Semester)
is a work term during which students should anticipate greater participation in their selected engineering discipline and become more experienced and proficient with the appropriate design procedures. Students are expected to acquire improved speed and accuracy in their work and at the same time, be willing to accept greater responsibility and to function with less direct supervision. The use and importance of recently acquired analytical skills in engineering analysis should become more apparent and be applied when appropriate. The purpose and application of specifications and codes should be demonstrated when necessary.
The communication component for Work Term 4 consists of an oral presentation on a technical subject taken from the student's work environment; additional communication requirements may be requested by the employer. Preferably the topic should be specifically related to the students's work. The presentation should be of 10 minutes duration and will be given on campus in a formal setting after students have returned to class. A written summary is also required. Guidelines for the preparation of this oral presentation are provided in the Co-op Student Handbook.
Resistance and Propulsion of Ships I
will examine the phenomena resisting the motion of ships and some factors considered in the design of the marine screw propeller. The topics include the resistance due to friction, wave making, form appendage, wind and waves, squat, blockage, and shallow water effects, and also include the estimation of powering using methodical series and statistical methods as well as a treatment of the resistance of some specialist vessels, e.g. semisubmersibles and hydrofoils. Topics considered in the design of the marine screw propeller include propeller theory, blade sections, blade strength, methodical series charts, efficiency elements, lifting line calculations, cavitation, and propellers in non-uniform flow. Relevant laboratory exercises are provided.
The Engineering Profession
examines the origins and development of Engineering as a profession and an examination of its values. The place of technology in society and the nature of technological decisions.
Mechanics of Solids II
examines the failure theories for ductile and brittle materials; statically determinate and indeterminate beams; elastic bending of beams; impact loads; stability of columns with centric and eccentric loads; plastic bending of beams; plastic hinges. Relevant laboratory exercises.
(Electrical and Computer) examines Vector Calculus, partial differential equations, Fourier series, boundary value problems.
Applied Mathematical Analysis
(Civil) examines numerical and analytical solution of systems or ordinary differential equations using predictor-corrector and Runge-Kutta methods; boundary value problems, eigenvalue problems, numerical dsolution of partial differential equations using the methods of finite differences, (SOLR) successive over-relaxation and characteristics, simplex method for linear programming; numerical Fourier Analysis.
is an overview of vector calculus; Gauss's theorem; Stokes' theorem; Green's theorem. Partial differential equations for mechanical systems: classification and solution. Calculus of variations: functionals for mechanical systems; Lagrangian formulation of dynamics.
Design of Concrete Structures
is a review of concrete mix design; design methods and requirements, strength of rectangular sections in bending, balanced condition at ultimate strength with tension reinforcement, bending with both tension and compression reinforcement; serviceability, deflections, flexural crack control for beams and one-way slabs; shear strength, inclined cracking, and shear reinforcement; bond stress and development of reinforcement; T-sections in bending; members in compression and bending; length effects, lateral ties, spiral reinforcement and longitudinal bar placement. Relevant laboratory exercises.
Design of Civil Engineering Systems
is an introduction to civil engineering systems, optimization in design, risk and decision analysis, and measurements; risk management, uncertainty associated with competition, optimizing using mathematical programming; introduction to dynamic programming and network analysis; applications of systems techniques to various subdisciplines of civil engineering.
examines the properties of fluids; fluid statics; buoyancy and stability; kinematics, continuity, energy and momentum principles; energy and hydraulic gradelines; laminar and turbulent flow; introduction to boundary layers, drag, jets and wakes; fluid measurement; principles of similitude and modelling. Relevant laboratory exercises.
Credit may not be obtained for both Engineering 5713 and Engineering 4913.
examines Coulomb's law and electric field intensity; electric flux density and Gauss' law; electrostatic potential and energy; conductors, dielectrics, and capacitance; Laplace's and Poisson's equations; the steady magnetic field; magnetic forces and magnetic materials; steady magnetic field and static electric field.
Control Systems I
is an introduction to control systems, negative feedback, on/off and PID controllers; mathematical modeling of electromechanical systems; transfer functions and state space models, block diagram reduction, introduction to signal flow graphs; controller realization using op-amps; steady state and transient response analysis; Routh's stability criterion; basic control actions and response of control systems; root locus analysis and design; analysis and design of compensators in time domain; frequency response analysis; bode diagram; gain and phase margins; compensator design in frequency domain; Nyquist stability criterion; introduction to PID controller tuning methods; analysis and design of control systems using Matlab. Relevant laboratory exercises.
is an introduction to fundamental principles of energy conversion; review of three-phase systems; magnetic fields and circuits; transformer models, performance and applications; basic concepts of rotating machines; translational and rotational transducers; characteristics, performance and control of dc machines; principles of ac generators and motors. Relevant laboratory exercises.
examines the fundamental feedback equations and their applications; feedback topologies in electronics; operational amplifiers: ideal models and circuits, and detailed analysis of specifications; bias currents, offset voltages, CMRR, noise, slew rate and bandwidth; interface circuits, comparators, sample-and-hold, A/D and D/A converters; phase-locked loops; computer-aided design and analysis of electronic circuits. Relevant laboratory exercises.
covers basic topics in logic design; advanced minimization techniques; design of combinational and sequential circuits with programmable logic devices (PLDs); topics in state machine design; asynchronous sequential circuits; introduction to microprogramming; central processing unit design; memory management; parallel processing; advanced computer architectures; design automation; design for testability; digital system reliability; transmission line effects.
Design and Analysis of Algorithms
examines basic combinatorial analysis; recursive algorithms; complexity analysis; sorting and searching; problem solving strategies; complexity classes; computability and undecidability.
examines the development process: requirement analysis, design, iterative development, design documentation; an introduction to the Unified Modeling Language: use cases, class diagrams and sequence diagrams; an introduction to software design patterns: creational patterns, structural patterns and behavioural patterns; object-oriented, modular decomposition. The course includes a major design project.
Fluid Mechanics II
examines differential analysis of fluid motion; conservation of mass: continuity equation; conservation of momentum: Navier-Stokes equations; conservation of energy; inviscid incompressible flows; low Reynolds number flows; boundary layer flows; compressible flows. Relevant laboratory exercises.
Mechanical Component Design I
is a review of loads and stresses; design of springs, power screws, threaded fasteners, clutches, brakes, belt drives, spur gears, and gear trains. Synthesis project. Relevant laboratory exercises.
examines free and forced vibrations of single and multi-degree of freedom systems; response to periodic and non-periodic excitations; vibration isolation and control; vibration measurement. Relevant laboratory exercises.