Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (2018/2019)
11 Course Descriptions

All courses of the Faculty are designated by ENGI.

11.1 Work Terms and Non-Credit Courses

001W

Engineering Work Term 1

provides opportunity for an introductory experience in an engineering 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. They are expected to learn the basics of technical writing and to become familiar with the various communications tools used in an engineering work environment.

CH: 0

LC: 0

PR: ENGI 200W

002W

Engineering Work Term 2

requires students, under supervision, to contribute positively to the engineering and problem solving processes practised in the work environment. They are expected to set objectives, take direction, work independently as required, learn professional behaviours, and function as effective team members. An ability to investigate work-related concepts should be demonstrated. Students should become better familiarized with the use of engineering tools, data analysis, prioritization of assignments, and effective communication of technical information.

CH: 0

LC: 0

PR: ENGI 001W, ENGI 3101

003W

Engineering Work Term 3

requires greater participation in the students’ engineering discipline. They become more experienced and proficient in problem solving and use of appropriate design processes. They should demonstrate speed and accuracy in their work, accept greater responsibility and be able to function with less direct supervision. Good judgement, increased initiative and improved analytical skills are expected to develop at this stage. Students should better appreciate the attitudes, responsibilities, and ethics expected of engineers.

CH: 0

LC: 0

PR: ENGI 002W

004W

Engineering Work Term 4

requires students to engage in complex facets of engineering. Participation in their selected engineering discipline is expected. Students should be able to contribute independently to design and/or problem solving processes, understand their responsibility to society and the environment, understand project management strategies, think critically, and use engineering tools appropriately. The level of responsibility should reflect their academic background and experience. Good teamwork skills are expected and leadership skills may be developed.

CH: 0

LC: 0

PR: ENGI 003W

005W

Engineering Work Term 5

requires students to continue to engage in advanced facets of engineering. Participation in their selected engineering discipline is expected. Students should apply skills independently in engineering analysis, contribute to a safe work environment, and utilize engineering tools while understanding their limitations. They will contribute significantly to design and/or problem solving processes, and demonstrate project management and leadership abilities. The level of responsibility should be commensurate with their academic background and experience.

CH: 0

LC: 0

PR: ENGI 004W

006W

Engineering Work Term 6

requires students to further engage in various advanced facets of engineering. Participation in their selected engineering discipline is expected. Students should gain further appreciation of the use and importance of acquired analytical skills in engineering analysis, and significantly contribute to design and/or problem solving processes. The level of responsibility should be commensurate with their academic background and experience. Work scope should be mostly independent, with longer timelines, and with the possibility of leadership opportunities.

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.

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).