Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (2014/2015)
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

represents, for most students, the first experience in an engineering or related work environment. A student is expected to learn, develop and practise the basic standards of behaviour, discipline and performance normally found in a professional work environment. A student is expected to learn the basics of technical writing and to become familiar with the various communications tools used in a technical work environment. The communications component for Work Term 1 will include a daily diary and a written document.

CH: 0

LC: 0

PR: ENGI 200W

002W

Engineering Work Term 2

requires a student to contribute positively to the engineering design and problem solving processes practised in the work environment. A student is expected to show greater independence and responsibility and function as a more effective team member than in Work Term 1. An ability to deal, under supervision, with complex work-related concepts and problems should also be demonstrated. A student can become better acquainted with his/her chosen discipline, and the attitudes, responsibilities, and ethics normally expected of engineers. The communications component for Work Term 2 consists of a formal, descriptive technical report on a topic chosen from the student’s work environment.

CH: 0

LC: 0

PR: ENGI 001W, ENGI 3101

003W

Engineering Work Term 3

requires greater participation in the student’s selected engineering discipline. A student becomes more experienced and proficient with the appropriate design procedures than in the preceding work terms. A student is expected to acquire improved speed and accuracy in their work and 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 chosen from the student’s work environment.

CH: 0

LC: 0

PR: ENGI 002W

004W

Engineering Work Term 4

requires a student to engage in various facets of engineering, such as design, analysis, project management, specifications, plans, formal proposals, tender documents, etc. Participation in the student's selected engineering discipline is expected. A student 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. A student should have a level of responsibility commensurate with his/her academic background and experience. The communications component for Work Term 4 consists of an oral presentation and written summary on a technical subject taken from the student’s work environment.

CH: 0

LC: 0

PR: ENGI 003W

005W

Engineering Work Term 5

requires a student to engage in various facets of engineering, such as design, analysis, project management, specifications, plans, formal proposals, tender documents, etc. Participation in his/her selected engineering discipline is expected. A student 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. A student should have a level of responsibility commensurate with his/her academic background and experience. The communications component for Work Term 5 consists of a written report or oral presentation on a topic chosen from the student’s work environment.

CH: 0

LC: 0

PR: ENGI 004W

006W

Engineering Work Term 6

requires a student to engage in various facets of engineering, such as design, analysis, project management, specifications, plans, formal proposals, tender documents, etc. Participation in his/her selected engineering discipline is expected. A student 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. A student should have a level of responsibility commensurate with his/her academic background and experience. The communications component for Work Term 6 consists of a written report or oral presentation on a topic chosen from the student’s work environment.

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).