Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (2011/2012)
9 Course Descriptions

All courses of the Faculty are designated by ENGI.

9.1 Work Terms and Non-Credit Courses

001W

Engineering Work Term 1

represents, for most students, their first experience in an engineering or related work environment. Students are expected to learn, develop and practise the basic standards of behaviour, discipline and performance normally found in a professional work environment. Students are also expected to learn the basics of technical writing and to become familiar with the various communications tools used in a technical work environment.

Two documents must be submitted for evaluation for the communications component for Work Term 1. Additional communication requirements such as technical reports or manuals may be requested by the employer. The two documents to be submitted to the Engineering Co-operative Education Office are the Personal Job Diary and the Work Term Journal or Short Technical Report or Portfolio. Detailed guidelines for the preparation of these documents are provided in the Co-operative Student Handbook. These documents shall be submitted or postmarked no later than the last official day of the work term as shown in the University Calendar.

CH: 0

LC: 0

PR: ENGI 200W

002W

Engineering Work Term 2

requires students to have sufficient academic grounding and work experience to contribute in a positive manner to the engineering design and problem solving processes practised in the work environment. Students are expected to show greater independence and responsibility in their assigned work functions than in Work Term 1. An ability to deal, under supervision, with complex work-related concepts and problems should also be demonstrated. Students can become better acquainted with their chosen discipline, and can observe and appreciate the attitudes, responsibilities, and ethics normally expected of engineers.

The communications component for Work Term 2 consists of a formal, descriptive technical report describing a technical process, project, procedure or investigation chosen from the student’s work environment. Students are also expected to keep a job diary, which will not be submitted but must be available for review during monitoring.

Guidelines for the preparation of a descriptive technical report are provided in the Co-operative Student Handbook. The report shall be submitted or postmarked no later than the last official day of the work term as shown in the University Calendar.

CH: 0

LC: 0

PR: ENGI 001W, ENGI 3101

003W

Engineering Work Term 3

requires greater participation in the student's selected engineering discipline. Students become more experienced and proficient with the appropriate design procedures than in the preceding work terms. Students are expected to acquire improved speed and accuracy in their work and at the same time accept greater responsibility and be able to function with less direct supervision. Self-confidence and initiative as well as improved analytical skills are expected to develop at this stage in the student’s engineering education.

The communications component for Work Term 3 consists of a formal technical report on a topic related to a specific theme prescribed by the Faculty and the Co-operative Education Office. Examples of themes would be sustainable development and environmental stewardship. Ideally the report would relate to the student’s work in the areas of process, project, procedure or investigation.

Guidelines for the preparation of a descriptive technical report are provided in the Co-operative Student Handbook. The report shall be submitted or postmarked no later than the last official day of the work term as shown in the University Calendar.

CH: 0

LC: 0

PR: ENGI 002W

004W

Engineering Work Term 4

requires students to engage in various facets of engineering, such as design, analysis, project management, specifications, plans, formal proposals, tender documents, etc. Participation in their selected engineering discipline is expected. Students should continue to gain an appreciation of the use and importance of acquired analytical skills in engineering analysis as well as the application of specifications and codes. Students should have a level of responsibility commensurate with their academic background and experience.

The communications component for Work Term 4 consists of an oral presentation on a technical subject taken from the student’s work environment and preferably related specifically to the student’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-operative Student Handbook.

CH: 0

LC: 0

PR: ENGI 003W

005W

Engineering Work Term 5

requires students to engage in various facets of engineering, such as design, analysis, project management, specifications, plans, formal proposals, tender documents, etc. Participation in their selected engineering discipline is expected. Students should continue to gain an appreciation of the use and importance of acquired analytical skills in engineering analysis as well as the application of specifications and codes. Students should have a level of responsibility commensurate with their academic background and experience. The promotion criteria for this work term will be determined by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies. Students in the new program can apply to enter Work Terms 5 and 6.

CH: 0

LC: 0

PR: ENGI 004W

006W

Engineering Work Term 6

requires students to engage in various facets of engineering, such as design, analysis, project management, specifications, plans, formal proposals, tender documents, etc. Participation in their selected engineering discipline is expected. Students should continue to gain an appreciation of the use and importance of acquired analytical skills in engineering analysis as well as the application of specifications and codes. Students should have a level of responsibility commensurate with their academic background and experience. The promotion criteria for this work term will be determined by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies. Students in the new program can apply to enter Work Terms 5 and 6.

CH: 0

LC: 0

PR: ENGI 005W

200W

Professional Development Seminars

are offered during the Fall and Winter semesters prior to a student’s first work term. These seminars introduce the co-operative education process and prepare the student for work terms. These seminars are graded PAS or FAL based on attendance, participation and assignments.

AR: attendance is required

CH: 0

LC: as scheduled

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).