Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (2022/2023)
11.2 Complementary Studies and Interdisciplinary

In accordance with Senate's Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, the course descriptions for courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies) of the Faculty.

Engineering Complementary Studies and Interdisciplinary Courses are designated by ENGI.


Engineering Professionalism I

examines issues associated with professional engineering practice and with functioning effectively in the workplace. Topics include communication, workplace and professional ethics, information literacy, equity, gender, diversity, and occupational health and safety (including first-aid). This is a writing-intensive course with a critically-reflective component. Current accreditation graduate attributes are introduced for further development throughout the program.

PR: Science 1807 and Science 1808


Engineering Mathematics

includes ordinary differential equations of first order and first degree; linear ordinary differential equations of higher order, methods of undetermined coefficients and variation of parameters; applications to electric circuits and mass-spring systems; Laplace transforms; partial differentiation; convergence of series; Taylor and binomial series; remainder term; and an introduction to Fourier series.

CH: 4

CR: the former ENGI 2422

LC: 4

OR: tutorial 1 hour per week

PR: Mathematics 1001, Mathematics 2050


Engineering Economics

is an introduction to the concepts in the determination of the economic feasibility of engineering projects; time value of money – interest rates, depreciation, annual, present and future worth analysis; benefit-cost analysis, tangible and intangible benefits and costs; economic risk and sensitivity analysis, economic optimization.


Probability and Statistics

includes probability, probability distributions, probability densities, sampling distribution, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation.

CR: the former ENGI 3423, Statistics 2550, the former Statistics 2510

OR: tutorial 1 hour per week

PR: Mathematics 1001


Advanced Calculus for Engineering

iincludes parametric vector functions; polar curves; gradient, divergence and curl; multiple integration; vector calculus, theorems of Green, Stokes and Gauss; an introduction to partial differential equations; and application of advanced calculus to relevant engineering problems.

CR: the former ENGI 5432

OR: tutorial 1 hour per week

PR: ENGI 3424


Special Topics in Engineering

will have topics to be studied announced by the Faculty.


Engineering Entrepreneurship

(same as the former ENGI 8607) is an introduction to the concepts, issues, and themes related to business planning, strategy, and entrepreneurship, with an overview of the functional activities in a typical business venture. Business analysis and planning skills are developed. The course explores the business planning and strategic management issues of technology-driven enterprises in the early stages of development and focuses on the engineer as an entrepreneur.

CR: the former ENGI 8607

PR: completion of Academic Term 6


Technology, Sustainable Society and International Development

(same as the former ENGI 8977) examines multidisciplinary planning on technical international development projects through the conceptual frameworks of international development and project implementation theory. Emphasis is placed on analysis of the complex relationships between society, culture, economic, environmental and political factors, and technology to achieve sustainable international development objectives.

CR: the former ENGI 8977

PR: ENGI 3101


Engineering Professionalism II

(same as the former ENGI 7102) examines the demands upon the 21st Century engineer. Topics include the roles and responsibilities of the professional engineer in society, the Engineering Code of Ethics, sustainable development, environmental stewardship, the place of technology in society and the nature of technological decisions. Students will reflect on their entire course of studies, in the context of current accreditation graduate attributes. This is a writing-intensive course with a critically-reflective component.

CO: one of Civil Engineering 8000, Electrical and Computer Engineering 8000, Electrical and Computer Engineering 8010, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering 8705, Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering 8000, Process Engineering 8040 or one of the former ENGI 8000, 8640, 8650, 8700, 8853, 8854, or 8926

CR: the former ENGI 5101, the former ENGI 7102



Critical Thinking about Technology, Science and Engineering

(same as the former ENGI 8104) is an introduction to the study of “science, technology and society” (STS) in the context of engineering. We examine how society, politics, culture and values affect scientific research, technological innovation, and the practice of engineering. Topics may include transhumanism, geoengineering, artificial intelligence, and emerging technologies. Issues will be examined through various lenses such as technological progressivism, feminist theories, and actor network theory. This is a research and writing-intensive course, with an emphasis on critical reflection.

CR: the former ENGI 8104


Ethics in a Technological World

(same as the former ENGI 8105) examines ethical issues and dilemmas that arise primarily in engineering work, but also in relationship to broader technological systems. Through case study analyses and facilitated discussion, various decision-making processes will be explored to address moral and ethical issues spanning from common workplace dilemmas, to whistleblowing, to major engineering disasters. This is a research and writing-intensive course, with an emphasis on critical reflection.

CR: the former ENGI 8105

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).