Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (2006/2007)
6.8 Term 8 Courses


Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering Project

examines the execution of design project selected and approved in Term 7. The project must illustrate the application of previous design related courses, i.e., decision methods, impact assessments and application of technology. The subject may be ship design, marine system, directed research or a unique design solution. Lectures will be scheduled as required.


Small Craft Design

examines the fundamentals of naval architecture as practiced in small craft design are presented and a methodology developed for a variety of craft: tenders, lifeboats, planning vessels, dinghies, coastal cruisers and large, state of the art racing yachts. The emphasis is on recreational craft of all sizes, with special emphasis on sailing vessels. Special topics, such as choice of material of construction, scantlings, performance prediction, seaworthiness, tank testing, modern construction materials and techniques are covered. Specific design problems unique to small craft will be covered such as; mast design and sail area determination, and the state of the art in performance prediction. Students will do a design of their choice over duration of the course. Small weekly design studies will be required.



- inactive course.


Maintenance of Engineering Systems

- inactive course.


Advanced Marine Vehicles

examines the concepts used in the design of advanced marine vehicles. Emphasis will be given to: structural design of craft constructed from fibre reinforced plastics; high speed marine vehicles (powering, structures, seakeeping and model testing); small craft. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Submersibles Design

examines the formulation of mission statement, understanding various design constraints and reviewing the historical developments of submersibles design. Study of the hydrostatics principles of floatation, stability and control of submersibles. Performing resistance and propulsion calculations. Study of maneuvering and control equations. Survey of different materials and their selection criteria. Design of pressure hulls. Structural design of submersibles. Study of various support systems. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Special Topics in Marine Hydrodynamics


Special Topics in Marine Structures


Special Topics in Marine Engineering


Nonlinear Optimization

- inactive course.


Experimental Design for Engineers

- inactive course.


Offshore Oil and Gas Engineering Project

is a multidisciplinary design project that illustrates the application of previous engineering science and design related courses. Projects will be done by teams of students with individuals concentrating their participation in their own engineering discipline. The project topic will be from the offshore oil and gas engineering industry. Lectures will be schedules as required.


Special Topics Related to Engineering

are seminar courses and/or personal study for undergraduates in their final terms who wish to gain more specialized knowledge in a particular field of Engineering than is possible through the standard course offerings. This will allow for one or more students to gain in-depth knowledge of a special topic through directed self-study and/or seminars. The student's discipline group will consider suggestions for Study Topics courses. Such a course should normally be approved by the Undergraduate Studies Committee at least three months before the start of the semester in which it is to be taken.

Prerequisites: Permission of the student's Discipline Chair.


Occupational Hazards and Hygiene

- inactive course.


Oceanography for Engineers

- inactive course.


Remote Sensing -

inactive course.


Fisheries Engineering

- inactive course.


Management Systems II

- inactive course.


Work Systems Design

- inactive course.


Reliability Engineering

is an introduction to reliability engineering; Physics of failure and failure mechanisms; Reliability measures and assessment; Reliability of components and parts; Complex System Reliability and Availability Analysis; Field Reliability Assessment; Case Studies and Project.


Safety and Risk Engineering

is an overview of safety and risk issues in the offshore oil and gas industry; Regulatory requirements; Hazards and structured analysis tools; Risk Terminology and Quantified risk analysis (QRA) techniques; and Safety assessment studies; Project and case studies.


Environmental Aspects of Offshore Oil Development

- inactive course.


Subsea Geotechnical Engineering

- inactive course.


Design for the Ocean and Ice Environments

- inactive course.


Offshore Structures and Materials

- inactive course.


Process Control and Instrumentation

covers the measurement of pressure, level, flow and temperature; safety valves and safety relief devices; calibration; process analyzer and sample handling systems; instrumentation in hazardous locations; control system safety and reliability; feedback systems; control systems simulation; control examples. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Reservoir Engineering

examines fluid pressure regimes, oil recovery factors, calculation of hydrocarbon volumes, reservoir rock characteristics, reservoir fluid properties, porosity and permeability, material balance, well test analysis.


Petroleum Production Engineering

examines the procedures and equipment necessary for preparing a well to produce hydrocarbons and maximizing flow rate during the life of the well. Well completion configurations, tubulars, packers and subsurface flow control devices, completion and workover fluids, perforating oil and gas wells, formation damage, surfactants for well treatment, hydraulic fracturing, acidizing, scale deposition, removal, prevention, workover and completion rigs, and artificial lift.


Drilling Engineering for Petroleum Exploration and Production

covers both offshore and onshore drilling operations and includes: rotary drilling rig operations, well construction sequence, drill string, drill bits, wellbore hydraulics, casing and wellheads, cementing, well control, directional and horizontal drilling, well planning and fishing operations, and extended reach, horizontal and multi-lateral well drilling techniques.


Petroleum Facilities Engineering

examines the design of oil and gas field separation and treatment facilities: principles of facilities engineering, pressure vessel design, piping systems, oil, gas and water separation, heaters and treating systems, valves, pumps, hydrates, heat exchange units and indirect fired heaters, gas treatment, facilities optimization, and de-bottle necking.


Downstream Processing

includes: oil and natural gas processing; oil and gas storage facilities and their design; oil and gas separation processes; petroleum refining processes; and an overview of petrochemical industries.


Civil Engineering Project

is a practically oriented design project integrated over the five areas in which Civil programs are offered. Students will operate in consultant groups and will complete a design for a typical Civil Engineering undertaking. Lectures will be scheduled as required.


Structural Building Systems

examines geometries, loads, safety and serviceability, procedure of using the national building code for evaluating the governing loads on structural members. Design of low rise concrete, timber and steel buildings. Lateral load-resisting elements and bracing systems. Design of foundation systems, footing design, pile cap design, pile group analysis using elastic centre method and inclined pile analysis. Prestressed concrete concepts: strength of flexural members, shear reinforcement for prestressed concrete beams. Relevant Laboratory exercises.


Analysis and Design of Structural Components

- inactive course.


Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Structures

- inactive course.


Municipal Engineering

examines the planning of municipal services; estimating water demands; design and analysis of water distribution systems and appurtenances; methods of water treatment; estimating waste water quantity; design of sanitary sewer systems; methods of waste water treatment; solid waste disposal and management. Relevant laboratory, field trips, and case studies.


Environmental Assessment, Monitoring and Control

examines environmental assessment, audits, law and regulations; water and air quality modelling; environmental risk assessment; pollution monitoring and sampling network designs; statistical analysis; site remediation and hazardous waste management. Relevant laboratory and field exercises.


Traffic and Transportation Engineering

examines traffic engineering studies; fundamental principles of traffic flow; intersection control; highway capacity and level of service; pavement maintenance and rehabilitation; introduction to airport engineering. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Construction Planning Equipment and Methods

examines construction equipment selection and utilization; earthmoving including use of explosives; case studies of major civil projects; principles of project planning and control; computer applications to the construction industry. Relevant laboratory/field exercises.


Coastal and Ocean Engineering

examines the coastal and ocean environment; ocean circulation and properties; waves and tides; instrumentation and measurement. Additional topics will be drawn from the areas of hydraulic, geotechnical and structural engineering. Relevant laboratory/field exercises.


Special Topics in Civil Engineering


Electrical and Computer Engineering Design Project II

is a course during which each student is required to work independently on a design project having Electrical and Computer /Computer Engineering pertinence, and to present written and oral reports on this work. Projects will normally be open-ended and involve design, implementation and testing of hardware and/or software components. Lectures will be scheduled as required.


Special Topics in Computer Engineering


Special Topics in Electrical Engineering


Propagation and Diffraction

- inactive course.


Digital Signal Processing

is a review of discrete-time systems and signals and sampling theory; transform analysis of discrete-time LTI systems; implementation of digital filter systems; design of IIR and FIR digital filters; discrete Fourier transform and the Fourier analysis of signals; applications of digital signal processing.


Filter Synthesis

is an introduction to analog filters; descriptive terminology, transfer functions and frequency response of filters; design of first order passive and active filters; design and analysis of biquad circuit, Sallen key circuit, multiple feedback circuit and state variable filter; RC-CR transformation; inductance simulation circuit; cascade design principle; design of filters with maximally flat magnitude response; design of filters with equal ripple magnitude response; design of Bessel-Thomson filters; analysis and design of switched capacitor filters; use of Matlab for design of analog filters. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Power System Operation

examines generator scheduling: economic operation, reliability and unit commitment; power system stability; power system protection.


Power Electronic Systems

- inactive course.


Introduction to LSI Design

is an introduction to ASICs and ASIC design methodology; basic concepts of digital logic design tools and ASIC technology libraries; partitioning for logic synthesis and VHDL coding; constraining designs, synthesizing, simulation and optimization; design for testability; layout and post-layout optimization and SDF generation; static timing analysis. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Telecommunications System Design

covers fundamental system design and evaluation; link calculations, system noise; noise characterization; linear and nonlinear distortions, transmission emission, receiver interferences, propagation characterization and counter-measure techniques, performance evaluation; multiplexing and multiple access; various applications such as line-of-sight microwave links, satellite communication systems, land mobile communication systems and optical communication systems.


Image Communications

- inactive course.


Digital Communications

examines baseband digital transmission; intersymbol interference (ISI), partial response signalling, maximum likelihood receiver, matched filter, correlation receiver and error probability performance; source coding; the concept of information; entropy, Huffman code; linear predictive coding; channel coding; block codes, convolutional codes; modulation and coding trade-offs; bandwidth and power efficiency, spread spectrum techniques.


Biomedical Engineering

examines the physiology of nerves, muscle and the cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary systems; engineering measurement techniques as applied to these systems - electrodes and transducers; electromedical equipment - the ECG machine, defibrillators, electrosurgical units and patient monitors; medical imaging - X-ray, CT scanner and Nuclear Medicine; industrial considerations - work, heat, human factors, electrical safety and CSA codes. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Concurrent Programming

covers operating systems concepts. Survey and classification of parallel and distributed architectures; vector processor, array processor, shared-memory multiprocessor, message-passing multicomputer, distributed systems, and computer networks. Shared-memory and message-passing programming techniques. Study of classical concurrent problems; critical section, producer/consumer, readers/writers, dining philosophers, and resource allocation. Correctness of concurrent programs: partial and total correctness, safety and liveness properties. Performance analysis of algorithm- architecture combinations. Relevant programming assignments.


Mechanical Systems

examines mechanical systems design. System simulation and control. Performance optimization and evaluation. Equipment selection for overall system design. Case studies. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Flow Structure Interactions

examines Vortex shedding phenomena. Lifting surface oscillations. Membrane and panel flutter. Pipe flow vibrations. Hydraulic transients. Tube bundle vibrations. Acoustics of enclosures. Wave structure interactions. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Pressure Component Design

examines the traditional design methods; load types: sustained, cyclic, impact; failure modes and mechanisms; incremental collapse; plastic shakedown; residual and thermal stresses; limit analysis: upper and lower bound approximations; damage tolerant design; rational design procedures; case studies: cylinders; plates; shells. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Mechanical Project II

is the second of two capstone design courses in the Mechanical Discipline. Building on the skills acquired in the first, student teams each choose a unique design challenge and then proceed to generate a solution. The problem statements are often drawn from industry and, where possible, interdisciplinary interaction is encouraged (for example, with business, computer science, or other engineering disciplines). In most cases, the problem proponent will act as the "client" and the team is expected to manage the client interaction process as well. Significant emphasis is placed on both oral and written communication of both the process and the results. Where possible, each system, or a critical component of it, will be prototyped and tested.


Computer Integrated Manufacturing

- inactive course.


Quality Management and Control

- inactive course.


Corrosion and Corrosion Control

examines forms of corrosion. The electrochemical nature of the corrosion process. The mixed potential theory - Purbaix Diagrams and Evan Diagrams. Corrosion testing, control use by use of materials, selection, cathodic protection, inhibitors and coatings. Case studies of selected corrosion problems. Relevant laboratory exercises.


Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering