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Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (2006/2007)
6.6 Term 6 Courses


Engineering Work Term 5 (Winter Semester)

is a work term during which students may expect to be involved in design projects to the extent of preparing formal proposals and reports, including specifications and plans. Self confidence and initiative should be sufficiently developed at this stage to enable a student to work at such functions with limited supervision.

The communications component for Work Term 5 is a formal technical report. The subject should be taken from the student's work or work environment and should deal with a project or problem worked on during the term. The report should be documented according to engineering standards. Guidelines for a formal 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.


Ship Hull Strength

examines longitudinal strength, still water and wave bending moment, shear and bending moment curves, Smith Correction, section modulus calculation, torsion and racking forces. Bulkhead and girder scantlings, portal frame analysis by moment distribution and energy method. Finite element analysis. Use of Classification Society rules for design of midship section.


Marine Propulsion

is a second course in marine screw propellers and ship powering which includes design and analysis of marine propellers and unconventional propulsion devices. Significant emphasis is placed on systems such as waterjets; podded and azimuthing propulsors; contra-rotating propellers; high efficiency devices such as van wheels, wake equalizing ducts, swirl vanes; ducted propellers; novel devices such as oscillating propulsors to wind propulsion; design of ice-class marine propellers; and ship powering evaluation methods for vessels with compound propulsors. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Dynamics and Maneuvering of Ocean Vehicles

examines applications of the linearised equations of motion to ocean vehicle problems with single and multiple degrees of freedom. Dynamics and maneuvering of marine vehicles: motions in calm water and in waves; hydrodynamics effects such as added mass, radiation and viscous damping; strip theory; irregular motions; and systems for course keeping and motion control. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Marine Engineering Systems

examines shafting system design; shafting system vibration analysis, study of exciting forces and moments, and balancing of reciprocating and rotating machinery; heat transfer and marine heat exchangers; incompressible fluid flow and piping system design and selection of appropriate pumping devices. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Assessment of Technology

deals with the issues of the impact of technology on society from an economic, environmental and sociological point of view. Public safety as an engineering responsibility will also be covered. Students will be expected to participate in group discussions, write a number of essays and give oral presentations.


Introduction to Offshore Petroleum Engineering

is an introduction to the offshore oil and gas engineering industry; the harsh environment; types of platforms and structures; the field surveying process; and exploration phase of offshore oil development. An introduction to petroleum fluids, equipment and processes. Composition and physical properties of liquid and gaseous petroleum fluids. Production drilling and completion methods and equipment. Producing mechanisms. Separation and compression processes and equipment. Instrumentation and control systems. Transportation systems. Refinery processes.

Instructional hours per week: 3 lecture hours.


Structural Analysis I

examines structure classification and loads. Building code provisions. Analysis of statically determinate arches and frames. Shear and moment diagrams for frames. Influence lines for statically determinate structures. Approximate analysis of indeterminate trusses and frames. The force method of analyzing indeterminate beams and frames. Introduction to slope deflection method. Moment distribution method. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Design of Concrete and Masonry Structures

examines design methods for reinforced concrete two-way slabs. Two-way slabs supported on walls and stiff beams. Design of two-way slab systems, direct design method and equivalent frame method.

Design of concrete retaining walls and basement walls, Engineered masonry, allowable masonry stresses, mortar stress, analysis and design of flexural members, axial load and bending in unreinforced and reinforced walls, columns and masonry shear walls. Relevant Laboratory exercises.



examines flow in pipe systems and networks; uniform and non-uniform flow in channels; rotodynamic machinery, pumps, turbines and associated conduits; hydraulic models; introduction to bed scour and erosion. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Geotechnical Engineering II

examines pressure in soils beneath loaded areas; immediate and consolidation settlement; differential settlement; plastic equilibrium in soils; flownets; stability of slopes; introduction to bearing capacity theories. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Contract Law and Labour Relations

is an introduction to law as it applies to engineering activity; the nature of law and legal processes, including standard forms; liens, bonds and insurances. The labour movement in North America; examination of union philosophies and managerial attitudes; labour law and collective bargaining; disputes and settlements.


Project Design Labs in Electrical and Computer Engineering

includes a team project. Students are expected to apply previously acquired knowledge in an integrated fashion to the solution of an electrical and computer/computer engineering problem. An open-ended problem will be chosen to emphasize all phases of the development process including problem definition, design, implementation, and testing, and students will be required to demonstrate that given objectives and specifications have been met. Written and oral project reports will be required.


Electromagnetic Fields

examines Faraday's law; displacement current and modified Ampere's circuital law; Maxwell equations; Poynting's theorem; plane waves; transmission lines; rectangular and circular waveguides.


Control Systems II

examines sampled data systems; design of digital control systems using transform techniques; state space models for single- and multi-input/output systems; observability, controllability; state feedback without and with integral controller structure, state observers; quadratic optimal regulator and tracking control strategies; introduction to stability and control of non-linear systems.


Rotating Machines

examines the fundamentals of rotating machines; design of machine windings; polyphase and single phase induction motor theory and applications; synchronous machine theory; stability and control of synchronous generators; control and protection of rotating machines; introduction to special-purpose machines. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Computer Architecture

examines memory management; microprograming; parallel processing system principles; modern computer architectures; sample devices.


Communication Principles

covers signal representation and analysis; distortionless signal transmission, baseband vs. passband transmission; amplitude modulation including double sideband suppressed carrier (DSB-SC) AM, large carrier AM, quadrature AM (QAM), single sideband (SSB) AM, vestigial sideband (VSB) AM, and the super-heterodyne receiver; frequency/phase modulation (FM/PM) including bandwidth, generation and demodulation, and pre-emphasis and de-emphasis; sampling theorem, pulse amplitude modulation (PAM), pulse code modulation (PCM), delta modulation.


Voice and Data Communications

is an introduction to communication networks such as the telephone network and the Internet; flow control and error control; circuit switching; packet switching; local area networks; internetworking; communication architectures and protocols.


Formal Programming Methods

examines the fundamentals of formal program specification, derivation, and verification; data refinement; rudiments of formal language theory including regular expressions, CFGs, and top-down and bottom-up parsing; system specification methods such as statecharts and SCR.


Heat Transfer I

is an introduction to the three modes of heat transfer. Steady-state, one-dimensional heat conduction: thermal resistance; thermal sources and sinks; fins; contact resistance. Steady-state, multi-dimensional heat conduction: shape factors. Unsteady-state heat conduction: lumped capacity analysis; Heisler charts. Radiation heat transfer: physical mechanism; radiation circuits and shields. Convection heat transfer: empirical correlations. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Automatic Control Engineering

examines background review; feedback concept; unit impulse response function; transfer functions; block diagrams; controllers; system stability: characteristic equations, Routh Hurwitz criteria, root locus plots, Nyquist plots, Bode plots; performance measures; performance adjustment: compensation; nonlinear phenomena: limit cycles, practical stability. Synthesis project. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Mechanical Component Design II

examines failure modes and mechanisms; stress concentrations; design of transmission shafts, bolted connections, welded joints, roller and hydrodynamic lubrication bearings. Codes and standards. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Industrial Materials

examines physical and mechanical properties; industrial materials: metals and metal alloys, ceramics and polymers, composite materials; failure modes and mechanisms; non-destructive testing and evaluation; damage tolerant materials; material treatments; materials selection. Relevant laboratory exercises.