Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (2008/2009)
8.8 Academic Term 8 Courses


Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering Project

executes the 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.

LH: 3

PR: ENGI 7000


Small Craft Design

presents the fundamentals of naval architecture as practised in small craft design, and develops a methodology 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.

LH: at least 12 hours per semester

PR: ENGI 6030


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.

LH: at least 9 hours per semester

PR: ENGI 5003


Submersible Design

examines the formulation of mission statement, promotes understanding of various design constraints and reviews the historical developments of submersibles design. The course studies the hydrostatics principles of floatation, stability and control of submersibles. Students will perform resistance and propulsion calculations. The course examines maneuvering and control equations, a survey of different materials and their selection criteria, the design of pressure hulls, the structural design of submersibles and a study of various support systems.

LH: at least 12 hours per semester

PR: ENGI 3054


Offshore Oil and Gas Engineering Project II

is a multidisciplinary design project that illustrates the application of previous engineering science and design related courses. The project 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 scheduled as required.

CR: ENGI 8600

LC: 1

PR: ENGI 7650


Reliability Engineering

is an introduction to reliability engineering; physics of failure and failure mechanism, reliability measures and assessment; reliability of components and parts; complex system reliability and availability analysis; and field reliability assessment. The course includes case studies and a project.

PR: completion of Academic Term 6


Safety and Risk Engineering

begins with an overview of safety and risk issues in the offshore oil and gas industry. The course examines regulatory requirements; hazards and structured analysis tools; risk terminology and quantified risk analysis (QRA) techniques; and safety assessment studies. The course includes project and case studies.

PR: completion of Academic Term 6


Design of Natural Gas Handling Equipment

covers process description, design methods, operating procedures, and troubleshooting aspects of gas production facilities including inlet separation operations, hydrate prevention and control, gas dehydration, NGL recovery and dew point control, gas transmission and pipeline design and transportation systems.

PR: completion of Academic Term 6


Process Control and Instrumentation

begins with an introduction to feedback and feedforward control systems, regulatory and servo control. Topics include modelling thermal, gas, liquid and chemical processes; sensors and transmitters, control valve sizing for liquids and gases, industrial feedback controllers; design of feedback control loops, tuning of feedback controllers; cascade, ratio, override and selective control; feedforward control; multivariable process control; piping and instrumentation diagrams, and control system documentation.

LH: at least four 3-hour sessions per semester.

PR: ENGI 5821


Reservoir Engineering

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

PR: completion of Academic Term 6


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; techniques for well productivity analysis in under-saturated, saturated, and natural gas reservoirs; well completion configuration tubulars; packers and subsurface flow control devices; completion and work over fluids; perforating oil and gas wells; formation damage; surfactants for well treatment; hydraulic fracturing; acidizing; scale deposition, removal, and prevention; work over and completion rigs; and artificial lift.

PR: completion of Academic Term 6


Drilling Engineering for Petroleum Exploration & Production

covers both offshore and onshore drilling operations and includes: rotary drilling rig operations, well construction sequence, drill string, drill bits, well bore hydraulics, casing and well heads, cementing, well control, directional and horizontal drilling, well planning and fishing operations, and extended reach, horizontal and multilateral well drilling techniques.

PR: completion of Academic Term 6


Petroleum Facilities Engineering

covers process description, design methods, operating procedures, and troubleshooting aspects of surface production facilities including separation systems, oil treating, water treating systems, custody transfer operations, transport and storage systems.

PR: completion of Academic Term 6


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 de-bottle necking.

PR: completion of Academic Term 6


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.

LC: scheduled as required

OR: 1 client meeting per week, 1 tutorial per week

PR: completion of Term 7 of the Civil Engineering program


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, and shear reinforcement for prestressed concrete beams.

LH: at least nine 3-hour sessions per semester

PR: ENGI 6707


Offshore Structural Design

examines guidelines and international codes and standards for offshore structural design; understanding design constraints and concepts of offshore fixed and floating structures; design consideration for fixed offshore concrete platform; design consideration for offshore platform and floating production system design, and analysis of various support systems of the offshore structure.

PR: ENGI 7707


Municipal Engineering

includes water supply system overview; water consumption estimation; groundwater and surface water sources; oxygen demand and transfer; water treatment processes; water distribution systems and design software; sewer systems and design software; wastewater treatment processes; sludge handling; decentralized and on-site wastewater treatment.

PR: ENGI 7716


Environmental Assessment, Monitoring and Control

covers statistical analysis; pollution monitoring, and sampling network design; water quality and air quality modelling; environmental risk assessment; environmental impact assessment; site remediation and hazardous waste management. There are relevant field trips and case studies.

LH: at least ten 3-hour lab sessions per semester

PR: ENGI 4717


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.

CR: ENGI 6740

PR: completion of Term 7 of the Civil Engineering program


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 field exercises will be conducted.

PR: ENGI 6713


Design of Digital Signal Processing Systems

is a review of introductory digital signal processing (DSP) principles, including sampling theory and discrete-time systems and signals. Topics include transform analysis of DSP systems; issues in the implementation of DSP systems; design of IIR and FIR digital filters; computable transforms and their use in the frequency analysis of digital signals; and design of DSP systems for current and emerging applications of digital signal processing.

PR: ENGI 7824


Filter Synthesis

begins with an introduction to analog filters. The course examines 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; and the use of Matlab for design of analog filters.

LH: at least four 3-hour sessions per semester

PR: ENGI 5854


Power System Operation

examines symmetrical components; power system fault analysis; power system stability; and power system protection.

LH: at least four 3-hour sessions per semester

PR: ENGI 7844


Electrical Engineering Design Project II

continues ENGI 7803 and provides an opportunity for senior students to integrate the knowledge that they have acquired through the junior terms and apply it to solving an electrical engineering design problem. Students work in small teams with the assistance of a faculty mentor to complete detailed design, implementation and testing of an electrical engineering system to solve the problem as defined in 7803.

CR: ENGI 8800

LC: 0

OR: weekly meetings with project supervisor

PR: 7803


Computer Engineering Design Project II

continues ENGI 7804 and provides an opportunity for senior students to integrate the knowledge that they have acquired through the junior terms and apply it to solving a computer engineering design problem. Students work in small teams with the assistance of a faculty mentor to complete detailed design, implementation and testing of an computer engineering system to solve the problem as defined in 7804.

CR: : ENGI 8800

LC: 0

OR: weekly meetings with project supervisor

PR: 7804


Introduction to LSI Design

(same as Computer Science 4725) is an introduction to ASICs and ASIC design methodology and includes 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; and static timing analysis.

LH: at least eight 3-hour sessions per semester

PR: ENGI 5865


Digital Communications

is a review of baseband transmission and basic digital modulation schemes, detection (optimum receiver, matched filter, correlator), error performance, intersymbol interference (ISI), equalization, the concept of information and entropy, source coding including Huffman coding and linear predictive coding, channel coding including block and convolutional error correcting codes, modulation and coding trade-offs, bandwidth and power efficiency.

PR: ENGI 6871


Real-time Operating Systems

examines real-time process scheduling; memory and device management; I/O communications; real-time systems; operating system and hardware concurrency issues; kernel architectures; device drivers; and a survey of available real-time operating systems and embedded platforms.

CR: ENGI 7863, Computer Science 4721

PR: ENGI 7894


Mechanical Systems

examines mechanical systems design; system simulation, control, and optimization; design optimization and system performance evaluation; design case studies and equipment for overall system design.

PR: ENGI 6901


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. There are case studies of selected corrosion problems.

CR: ENGI 8962

LH: at least five 3-hour sessions per semester

PR: ENGI 7911


Mechanical Design Project II

is the second of two capstone design courses in the Mechanical Discipline. Building on 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 results. Wherever possible, each system or a critical component of it, will be prototyped and tested.

CR: ENGI 8936

LC: scheduled as required

LH: scheduled as required

PR: ENGI 7926


Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics

is an introduction to fatigue and fracture analysis of metallic components, failure mechanisms, fracture mechanisms, effects of cracks, notches, collapse; linear elastic fracture mechanic analysis; design of components to avoid fracture; fatigue crack propagation, fracture initiation, crack arrest; and fracture toughness measurements.

PR: ENGI 5931


Pressure Component Design

examines traditional design methods; load types; sustained, cyclic, impact; failure modes and mechanisms; incremental collapse; plastic shakedown; upper bound and lower bound approximations; loa cycle fatigue; and rational design procedures. Case studies are conducted for cylinders; plates; shells.

PR: ENGI 5931


Machine Dynamics

begins with a review of Newton’s Law, planar rigid body kinematics and kinetics. Topics include three-dimensional kinematics and kinetics: orientation angles, rotation matrices, Euler’s equations. Lagrange’s and Hamilton’s equations, constraints, dynamic simulation of linkages, mechanism loads, balancing, engine dynamics. There is a student analysis project.

CR: ENGI 7945

LH: at least eight 1-hour sessions per semester

PR: ENGI 4932, 6933


Production & Operations Management

is an overview of production and operations management, and an examination of decision making and operations strategy; process design and improvement, process flow analysis/simulation, capacity planning; design of value chains, lean systems, plant layout and process planning; operating value chains, MIS systems, inventory and resource management; Relevant computer laboratory exercises are conducted.

CR: ENGI 7943

PR: ENGI 6901


Fluid Structure Interactions

examines structural vibrations generated by fluid flow. These vibrations can be transient or they can take the form of instability or resonance. The course deals with the following fluid structure interactions: (1) Flow induced vibration of structures (2) Unsteady flow in pipe networks (3) Water wave interactions with structures.

CR: ENGI 8904

LH: at least three 3-hour sessions per semester

PR: ENGI 6961, ENGI 6933

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).