Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.

(Information about Course Numbering System)



Students entering Year 1 in September 2004 will follow the program requirements using the new course numbers. Students entering prior to September 2004 and Transition students entering in summer 2004 or summer 2005 will follow the program requirements using the old course numbers.


Engineering Course Title
4632 0532 Digital Signal Processing
1134 1134 Engineering Technology I
1535 1535 Engineering Technology II
1110 2131 Engineering Drawing
1230 2230 Statics
1233 2233 Mechanics of Materials I
1235 2235 Surveying
1236 2236 Electric Circuit Theory I
1252 2252 Electrical Measurements & Measuring Instruments
2254 2254 Data Management & Information Systems
1111 2531 Dynamics I
1533 2533 Mechanics of Materials II
1135 2535 Introduction to Chemical Engineering Calculations
1536 2536 Electric Circuit Theory II
1552 2552 Principles of Engineering Mechanics
1553 2553 Materials and Processes
1554 2554 Unit Operations I
1630 2630 Theory of Structures
1634 2634 Electronics I
1635 2635 Fluid Mechanics
1637 2637 Computer Logic Circuits
1731 2731 Mechanical Engineering Drawing
1733 2733 Civil Engineering Drawing
2033 3033 Heat Transfer
2039 3039 Paper Manufacture and Analysis
3050 3050 Software Engineering Design I
3051 3051 Software Engineering Design II
2132 3132 Electronics II
2133 3133 Communications I
2135 3135 Construction Practice
2136 3136 Steel Design
2138 3138 Highway Design
2139 3139 Soil Mechanics I
1232 3232 Introduction to Microprocessors
2330 3233 Applied Chemical Thermodynamics
1234 3234 Chemical Technology of Wood Products Industry
2032 3235 Applied Thermodynamics
2336 3236 Industrial Engineering
2258 3238 Electric Machines I
2111 3239 Dynamics II
2151 3251 Electrical & Electronics Technology
3255 3255 Software Design & Testing
2331 3331 Unit Operations II
2332 3332 Engineering Management & Economics
3350 3350 Performance Analysis of Software
2333 3533 Machine Design
2434 3534 Measurement, Instrumentation & Control
2438 3538 Control Systems
2439 3539 Communications II
2450 3550 Organic Industrial Processes
2451 3551 Electric Power Systems
2453 3553 Computer Communications & Networking
2430 3630 Electrical Control Devices & Applications
2431 3631 Water Supply and Waste Systems
2432 3632 Reinforced Concrete Design
2433 3633 Soil Mechanics II
2639 3639 Construction Materials
2651 3651 Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning
3655 3655 Principles of Operating Systems
3670 3670 Software Engineering
3675 3675 Database Systems
2919 3919 Technology Project
2939 3939 Technology Project
2990 3990 Work Term I
3014 4014 Engineering Chemistry
3015 4015 Engineering Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer
3016 4016 Engineering Mechanics
3017 4017 Electronics
3021 4021 Engineering Analysis A
3022 4022 Engineering Analysis B
4032 4032 Materials Science
3013 4033 Circuit Theory & Design I
3334 4034 Advanced Controls I
3335 4035 Structural Analysis I
3056 4036 Mechanics of Solids
3337 4037 Fluid Dynamics
3338 4038 Mass Transfer Separations I
3150 4050 Principles of Soil Mechanics
4052 4052 Open Channel Flow
3055 4055 Intermediate Mechanics of Materials
3070 4070 Material and Energy Balances
3336 4336 Economic Analysis for Engineers
3430 4530 Computer Circuits Design
3433 4533 Foundation Engineering
3434 4534 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
3435 4535 Steel Structures
3436 4536 Engineering Thermodynamics
3438 4550 Mass Transfer Separations II
3451 4551 Dynamics of Machines
3452 4552 Finite Element Methods
3453 4553 Heat Transfer Design
3454 4554 Applied Heat Transfer
3555 4555 Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
4557 4557 Digital Communications
3558 4558 Numerical Methods & Modeling
4559 4559 Signal Processing for Software Engineers
3991 4990 Work Term II
4130 5030 Mechanical Engineering Design I
4132 5032 Chemical Plant Design I
4135 5035 Reinforced Concrete Structures
4136 5036 Analog Integrated Circuits
3738 5038 Hydrology
4150 5050 Chemical Reactor Design
4258 5051 Electric Machines II
4152 5052 Process Control
4053 5053 Communications Systems
4054 5054 VLSI Circuit Design
4230 5230 Civil Engineering Analysis
4432 5532 Chemical Plant Design II
4436 5536 Mechanical Vibrations
4438 5538 Mechanical Engineering Design II
4539 5539 Professional Practice and Law
0557 5557 Introduction to Robotics
4969 5969 Degree Project
4991 5990 Work Term III
4992 5992 Work Term IV
4993 5993 Work Term V


Engineering 1110 (old 2131)
Engineering Drawing
1-3; 0-0
Basic engineering drawing techniques, office standards and practices, fits and functions of components and assemblies. Dimensioning. Use of perspective and practice in sketching.

Engineering 1111 (old 2531)
Dynamics I
0-0; 3-1
Principles of dynamics and their application to engineering problems; particle and rigid body kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, kinetics of plane motion of rigid bodies, mass moments and products of inertia.

Engineering 1134 (old 1134)
Engineering Technology I
3-1; 0-0
Introduction to the engineering profession; dimensioning and significant figures; statistics in engineering; computerized electronic spreadsheet applications; introduction to dynamics, thermodynamics and engineering economics.

Engineering 1135 (old 2535)
Introduction to Chemical Engineering Calculations
3-1.5; 0-0
Introduction to chemical engineering principles and calculations, laboratory data gathering, analysis and formal report writing. Equations of state, phase equilibrium relationships and phase diagrams. Unit operations and flow diagrams. Steady-state material and energy balances including the use of heat capacity data, steam tables, enthalpy-concentration diagrams and psychrometric charts.

Engineering 1230 (old 2230)
3-1; 0-0
The fundamentals of statics, including the resolution and composition of forces, the equilibrium of force systems, the analysis of forces acting on structures and machines, centroids, and friction.

Engineering 1232 (old 3232)
Introduction to Microprocessors
0-0; 3-1.5
Hardware and software aspects of micro-processors will be covered with emphasis on real time applications. Survey of microprocessor types available. Architecture and addressing structures. Instruction sets. Assembly language programming. Interrupt handling and priority. Memory interfacing. Serial and parallel input/output. Real time applications. Direct memory access devices, including discs.

Engineering 1233 (old 2233)
Mechanics of Materials I
3-1; 0-0
Concepts of stress and strain; elasticity; Poisson's ratio; axial loading and deformation; thermal stresses; statically determinate and indeterminate problems; torsional stress and deformation; shear forces and bending moments; moment of inertia; bending and shearing stresses.

Engineering 1234 (old 3234)
Chemical Technology of Wood Products Industry
0-0; 2-0
Introduction to carbohydrate chemistry, wood morphology and chemical composition, chemical pulping methods and reaction mechanisms, bleaching technology, physical and chemical properties of cellulose and lignin, chemistry of chemical additives, chemical technology of composite board manufacture, related environmental effects.

Engineering 1235 (old 2235)
2-1.5; 0-0
Elementary plane surveying. Errors. Use of measuring tape, level, transit, total station and associated equipment; levelling; measurement of distance and angles; traverses; topographic surveys. Computation of coordinates, latitudes and departures and areas. Electronic distance measuring and GPS. Route and construction surveys including calculations and surveying of profiles, cross-sections, circular, spiral and vertical curves, and grades. Field exercises on all topics.

Surveying Field School:
A two week surveying field school will be held on campus immediately after spring examinations.

Engineering 1236 (old 2236)
Electric Circuit Theory I
3-1.5; 0-0
Fundamentals of circuit analysis; network theorems; properties of resistors, capacitors and inductors; transients in RL and RC networks.

Engineering 1252 (old 2252)
Electrical Measurements and Measuring Instruments
2-3; 0-0
Basic meter movements. Instruments such as voltmeters, ammeters, multi-meters, wattmeters, oscilloscopes, recorders, bridges and their use. Identification of potential hazards in electrical laboratories, and safe laboratories procedures to be followed. Measurement of inductance and capacitance. General principles of analog and digital instrumentation with an introduction to transducers.

Engineering 1533 (old 2533)
Mechanics of Materials II
0-0; 3-1.5
Transformation equations for plane stress and plane strain; principal and maximum shearing stresses and strains, Mohr's circle. Stresses in thin-walled pressure vessels. Combined loading problems. Beam deflection by integration, and super-position. Buckling; Euler's equation for columns, the secant formula and empirical column formulas. Strain rosette analysis.

Engineering 1535 (old 1535)
Engineering Technology II
0-0; 3-1.5
A survey of the history of engineering in Canada; an introduction to engineering statics, mechanics of materials and fluid mechanics; presentation of engineering information in graphical form; student project.

Engineering 1536 (old 2536)
Electric Circuit Theory II
0-0; 3-1.5
Complex algebra applied to AC circuits; sinusoidal waveforms; rotating phasors; steady state response of RLC networks; complex impedances; series and parallel impedances; resonance; transformer action; circuit analysis techniques.

Engineering 1552 (old 2552)
Principles of Engineering Mechanics
0-0; 4-0
Fundamentals of statics, dynamics and mechanics of materials with applications to engineering problems.

Engineering 1553 (old 2553)
Materials and Processes
3-3; 0-0
Engineering materials; properties of materials, nature of metals and alloys, equilibrium diagrams, heat treatment, ferrous/nonferrous metals and alloys, nonmetallic materials. Measurement and quality assurance, processes in material removal, casting, forming, and joining, and processes and techniques related to manufacturing. Health and safety considerations for workers in manufacturing.

Engineering 1554 (old 2554)
Unit Operations I
0-0; 3-1.5
Study of the heat transfer unit operations important to chemical engineering. Temperature measurement. Theory of heat transfer by three modes: conduction, convection and radiation. Design and analysis of heat exchangers. Design and analysis of evaporators.

Engineering 1630 (old 2630)
Theory of Structures
0-0; 3-1
Analysis of statically determinate structures including trusses, beams, frames and three-hinged arches; influence lines for beams and trusses; deflection analysis using moment area and conjugate beam principles; virtual work as applied to trusses; analysis of statically indeterminate beams, frames and trusses using consistent deformation principles; moment distribution method for beams and frames without sway. Computer applications.

Engineering 1634 (old 2634)
Electronics I
0-0; 3-1.5
Semiconductor materials; the p-n junction; diode circuits; rectifiers and power supplies; safety in the work place; bipolar junction transistors (BJT's) and field effect transistors (FET's); biasing circuits and stabilization; small signal amplifier analysis; multistage amplifiers; frequency response of small signal amplifiers.

Engineering 1635 (old 2635)
Fluid Mechanics
0-0; 3-1.5
Properties of fluids. Fluid statics. Kinematics and kinetics of fluid flow. Dimensional analysis. Flow in pipes, open channels, and through porous media.

Engineering 1637 (old 2637)
Computer Logic Circuits
3-1.5; 0-0
Switching algebra; gate functions; flip flops; registers and counters, sequential logic; number systems and binary arithmetic; codes; memory circuits; analog/digital conversion; sequencing circuits.

Engineering 1731 (old 2731)
Mechanical Engineering Drawing
0-0; 0-3
Practical applications of drawing. Selected topics related to standardization, mechanisms, elementary machine design problems, and piping. Working drawings and checking procedure. Computer aided drafting (CAD) applications.

Engineering 1733 (old 2733)
Civil Engineering Drawing
0-0; 0-3
Practical applications of drawing in civil engineering. Selected topics related to standardization. Structural drawing, working drawing, and checking procedure. Computer aided drafting (CAD) applications.

Engineering 2032 (old 3235)
Applied Thermodynamics
3-1.5; 0-0
First and second laws of thermodynamics; fundamental principles of engineering thermodynamics and their application to compressors, pumps, turbines, heat exchangers, internal combustion engines, steam power plants, gas power plants, refrigerators, and heat pumps.

Engineering 2033 (old 3033)
Heat Transfer
3-1.5; 0-0
Description of modes of heat transfer; radiation, conduction, convection. Heat exchanger design, differential equations of heat conduction, introduction to convective mass transfer.

Engineering 2039 (old 3039)
Paper Manufacture and Analysis
2-1; 0-0
Chemical, physical and optical property analyses of pulp suspensions and paper before and after process treatment. Biological and chemical aspects of paper-making systems. Preparation of system flow-sheets. On-site evaluation of paper-making operations at local plants.

Engineering 2111 (old 3239)
Dynamics II
3-1; 0-0
Prerequisite: Engineering 2531
This course is a continuation of Dynamics I. Topics of study include: particle and rigid body kinematics in three dimensions, kinetics of particles and rigid bodies in general motion, work-energy, linear and angular momentum principles.

Engineering 2132 (old 3132)
Electronics II
3-1.5; 0-0
Differential amplifiers; operational amplifiers (OP Amps); OP Amp applications; negative feedback amplifiers; positive feedback and oscillators; waveform generators and relaxation oscillators; class A and class B power amplifiers; heat sinking; electronic votage regulators; photo diodes; photo transistors and solar cells.

Engineering 2133 (old 3133)
Communications I
3-1.5; 0-0
Analysis and design of passive circuits. Baseband signal analysis. Noise. Amplitude modulation. Angle modulation. Single sideband modulation. Digital communications. Block schematics and main performance characteristics of radio receivers and transmitters. High voltage and radiation hazards associated with transmitters. Recommended safety precautions.

Engineering 2135 (old 3135)
Construction Practice
3-1.5; 0-0
The procedures, practices and documents involved in bid preparation, job tendering, job scheduling, cost control and job administration with emphasis on safety and construction productivity. Practice in elementary material take-off and in progress reporting. Field trips to construction sites.

Engineering 2136 (old 3136)
Steel Design
3-1.5; 0-0
Design loads for structures; safety and principles of limit states design; properties of structural steel; design of tension members, simple bolted and welded connections, bearing and base plates, compression members, and beams with practical applications; use of codes and handbooks; approximate methods of structural analysis.

Engineering 2138 (3138)
Highway Design
3-3; 0-0
Geometric design of highways, including horizontal and vertical alignments, cross-sections, and intersections with safety considerations. Highway capacity and level of service. Subgrade problems. Design of drainage structures. The design of flexible and rigid pavement.

Engineering 2139 (old 3139)
Soil Mechanics I
2-3; 0-0
Physical properties of soils; classification; capillarity and permeability; geostatic stresses, consolidation.
Degree-level course for non-Engineering students.

Engineering 2151 (old 3251)
Electrical and Electronics Technology
3-1.5; 0-0
Fundamentals of D.C. and A.C. circuit analysis. Principles of D.C. and A.C. machines and transformers. Principles of operation of semiconductor diodes, transistor and silicon controlled rectifiers. Small signal amplifiers, operational amplifiers. Analog/digital converters and instrumentation techniques.

Engineering 2254 (old 2254)
Data Management and Information Systems
3-1.5; 0-0
Introduction to data management and information systems. Data modeling; relational model, Entity-Relationship modeling. Transformation of ER models to SQL. Basic queries in SQL. Data structures and storage. Database architectures and implementations; client/server systems, distributed databases, hierarchical and network models, object oriented models.

Engineering 2258 (old 3238)
Electric Machines I
3-1.5; 0-0
Safety measures to be taken in working with AC and DC machines. Magnetism and magnetic circuits. DC generators and motors with equivalent circuits. Excitation configurations and their application in motors and generators. Universal series motors and solid state control of DC motors. Three phase transformer configurations. Synchronous generators and motors with emphasis on power factor correction. Induction motor theory and application including single and three phase motors.

Engineering 2330 (old 3233)
Applied Chemical Thermodynamics
3-1; 0-0
First law of thermodynamics. Concepts of work, heat, internal energy, enthalpy, steady state, equilibrium and reversible processes. PVT behaviour of pure substances. Work and heat effects for compression and expansion of ideal and real gases. Virial and cubic equations of state Pitzer's correlations. Heat engine. Carnot cycle. Second law of thermodynamics. Entropy changes in processes and limitations imposed on energy conversions. Standard states. Heats of reaction, formation and combustion. Heat changes in industrial reactions.

Engineering 2331 (old 3331)
Unit Operations II
3-1.5; 0-0
Principles of diffusion and interphase mass transfer. Stage calculations. Introduction to the theory and equipment for unit operations of distillation, gas absorption, drying, crushing and grinding, filtration, solvent extraction and leaching.

Engineering 2332 (old 3332)
Engineering Management and Economics
0-0; 3-0
Management at the supervisor level: decision making; planning and organizing; hiring and personnel evaluation; employment equity; supervisory skills; productivity; safety in the workplace. Engineering applications of concepts of present value, annual cost, capitalized cost and evalutation methods such as benefit-cost. Introduction to topics such as balance sheets and income statements.

Engineering 2333 (old 3533)
Machine Design
0-0; 3-1
The application of the theory of mechanics of materials to the design of machine elements, and to the prediction of their mechanical behaviour. The design and selection of basic machine components according to the design criteria currently in use in Canada. Topics discussed include: shafts, springs, screws, belts and chains, clutches and brakes, connections, bearings, and spur gears.

Engineering 2336 (old 3236)
Industrial Engineering
3-0; 0-0
An introduction to Industrial Engineering covering product-production design interaction, facilities location and layout, material handling, work measurement, financial compensation, human factors, operations planning and control, quality control, linear programming, inventory control, and project management.

Engineering 2430 (old 3630)
Electrical Control Devices and Applications
0-0; 3-1.5
Circuit analysis using Laplace transform; application to transients in RLC networks; principle of operation, characteristic, and rating of thyristors (SCR; TRIAC); phase control of resistive loads; trigger and timer circuits; commutation; thyristor protection; chopper circuits; D.C. motor control; inverter circuits; induction motor control; cycloconverters and synchronous motor control; power supplies.

Engineering 2431 (old 3631)
Water Supply and Waste Systems
0-0; 3-1.5
Water supply and water treatment; pumping; design of water distribution networks; requirements for domestic, industrial use and fire protection; sewage and sewage disposal; design of sanitary, storm and combined sewers; sewage treatment; environmental protection.

Engineering 2432 (old 3632)
Reinforced Concrete Design
0-0; 3-1.5
Safety and principles of limit state design; properties of concrete and reinforcing steel; principles of ultimate strength theory, material understrength and load factors; ultimate strength design of beams, one-way slabs, spread footings, and cantilever retaining walls with integrated structural applications; use of codes and design aids.

Engineering 2433 (old 3633)
Soil Mechanics II
0-0; 2-1.5
Elastic theory; settlement computations; deformation characteristics and shear strength of soil; excavations, earth pressures and retaining structures and related safety measures; soil exploration; bearing capacity, shallow and deep foundations.
Degree-level course for non-Engineering students.

Engineering 2434 (old 3534)
Measurement, Instrumentation and Control
0-0; 3-3
Pneumatic and electronic elementary transducers. Process instrumentation. Introduction to process or mechanical system dynamics and feedback control.

Engineering 2438 (old 3538)
Control Systems
3-1.5; 0-0
Dynamic response of the second-order servo mechanism. Transfer functions of system components. Bode plots and root-locus diagrams, analog controllers, simple process loops.

Engineering 2439 (old 3539)
Communications II
0-0; 3-1.5
The electro-magnetic wave spectrum from low radio frequencies up to and including optical frequencies. Hazards associated with radiative and inductive fields resulting from E.M. waves. Recommended safety precautions. Transmission lines. Waveguides. Radio wave propagation. Antennas. Satellite communications. Fibre-optic communications.

Engineering 2450 (old 3550)
Organic Industrial Processes
0-0; 3-0
Prerequisite: Chemistry 2211 or permission of the Department
Survey of organic chemical industries, petroleum refining, petrochemicals, plastics and rubber industries, detergents, paints, explosives. Significance of chemical principles, unit operations and economics.

Engineering 2451 (old 3551)
Electric Power Systems
3-1.5; 0-0
An introduction to electrical power generating systems covering basic components. Alternators, three-phase voltage systems and transmission lines. The per unit method of normalizing power system quantities for fault analysis. Hazardous aspects of faults. Results of fault studies are used to discuss relaying and protection in power systems.

Engineering 2453 (old 3553)
Computer Communications and Networking
0-0; 3-1.5
Network architecture; standard organizations; error concepts; data-link control; flowing control, and central grid routing; overview of internetworking; protocols and bridges.

Engineering 2639 (old 3639)
Construction Materials
0-0; 2-3
A study of the fundamental properties, behaviour, and uses of asphalt and Portland cements, concretes, and stabilized soils. Laboratory measurements of the physical characteristics of these materials are performed. Computer or spreadsheet applications.

Engineering 2651 (old 3651)
Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning
0-0; 3-0
Thermodynamic considerations affecting human comfort; psychrometric charts and processes; humidity measurement; transmission coefficients; heating load calculations and seasonal fuel requirements; an introduction to types of systems including hydronic and electric space warm air distribution systems; a discussion of duct design and warm air distribution; fan types, their selection and the fan laws.

Engineering 2919 (old 3919)
Technology Project
0-0; 3-0
Students will conduct two design projects. The first project focuses on the layout, design, and detailing of a simple industrial or commercial steel building. The second project deals with municipal water and waste disposal systems and involves various aspects of a subdivision design.
For Civil Engineering students.

Engineering 2939 (old 3939)
Technology Project
Each student will participate in a design or analysis project in his/her field of specialization.
(See program descriptions for hours of instruction.)

Engineering 2990 (old 3990)
Work Term I
An optional work term. During each four-month industrial work term the student does productive work suitable to his/her level of experience and for which he/she is paid. The student is required to participate in the pre- and post-work term preparation sessions and activities as designated by the Faculty of Engineering and Co-operative Education Centre. Once placed, the student is responsible for meeting the academic requirements of the work term including, for example but not necessarily limited to, a job description, a training plan, a performance appraisal, and a work term report. Satisfactory completion of the preceding work term is required to continue into the succeeding work term.
May only be taken by Lakehead University Engineering Technology graduates admitted to the Bachelor of Engineering Co-op/Internship Option.

Engineering 3013 (old 4033)
Circuit Theory and Design I
3-1.5; 0-0
Operational calculus applied to network analysis. Fundamentals of poles and zeros in the complex-frequency domain. Synthesis of Foster and Cauer input impedances for LC and RC networks. Properties of second-order systems, including root loci and sensitivity functions. Study and application of the operational amplifier in circuits.

Engineering 3014 (old 4014)
Engineering Chemistry
Basic principles and relationships of Chemistry as applied to Engineering. This course has been designed to provide entrants to the BEng program with an improved background in Chemistry and it is taken by all students except graduate Chemical Engineering Technologists.

Engineering 3015 (old 4015)
Engineering Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Fundamental laws of thermodynamics and their application to engineering. This course is required by those entrants to the BEng program whose previous background does not include this subject or who do not have an adequate standing in thermodynamics.

Engineering 3016 (old 4016)
Engineering Mechanics
Applications of the principles of statics, kinematics, dynamics and strength of materials to engineering problems. This course is required by those entrants to the BEng program whose previous background does not include this subject and for entrants who are judged to require a review of this subject material.

Engineering 3017 (old 4017)
Electronics and its applications to instrumentation and controls. This course has been designed for students entering the BEng program in the Chemical and Mechanical Engineering disciplines.

Engineering 3021 (old 4021)
Engineering Analysis A
Review course on the application of algebra, series, and calculus to the analysis of engineering problems.

Engineering 3022 (old 4022)
Engineering Analysis B
Application of advanced analysis techniques to engineering problems, including the use of differential equations, Laplace transforms and matrix algebra.

Engineering 3050 (old 3050)
Software Engineering Design I
1.5-3; 0-0
A project oriented course in which students will apply software engineering principles to solve engineering problems.

Engineering 3051 (old 3051)
Software Engineering Design II
0-0; 1.5-3
A continuation of Engineering 3050 - Software Engineering Design I.

Engineering 3055 (old 4055)
Intermediate Mechanics of Materials
3-1; 0-0
Three dimensional concept of stress and strain; Stress-strain relationships for plane stress and plane strain; equations of equilibrium and compatibility; transformation of stress in three dimensions; Mohr's circle of stress and strain; unsymmetrical bending; curved beams; shear in unsymmetrical sections and shear centre; torsion of open and closed thin-walled sections; membrane analogy; theories of failure; stresses in thick-walled pressure vessels and rotating disks; elastic and inelastic buckling of columns.

Engineering 3056 (old 4036)
Mechanics of Solids
3-1; 0-0
Three dimensional concept of stress and strain; stress-strain relationships for plane stress and plane strain; equations of equilibrium and compatibility; transformation of stress in three dimensions; Mohr's circle of stress and strain; inelastic flexure and torsion behaviour; unsymmetrical bending; curved beams; shear in unsymmetrical sections and shear centre; shear lag; torsion of open and closed thin-walled sections; membrane analogy; theories of failure and limit analysis; stresses in thick-walled pressure vessels and rotating disks; fatigue failure; stress concentration; elastic and inelastic buckling of columns.

Engineering 3070 (old 4070)
Material and Energy Balances
3-1.5; 0-0
Steady-state material and energy balances as applied to process systems. Computer solution of steady-state material and energy balances. Introduction to unsteady-state balances.

Engineering 3150 (old 4050)
Principles of Soil Mechanics
3-1; 0-0
Soil properties; effective stress; seepage and flow nets; concepts of shear strength and volume change; settlement and earth pressures; slope stability analyses.

Engineering 3255 (old 3255)
Software Design and Testing
0-0; 3-1.5
Language and automata theory for software engineers. Algorithms design, analysis and recurrence. Issues in software quality and reliability. Quality engineering, software reliability engineering, grey-box (Object Oriented) test strategy, product testing, test standards, verification and validation. Design validation and verification strategies.

Engineering 3334 (old 4034)
Advanced Controls I
3-1.5; 0-0
Review of Bode graphs, Nichols charts and stability criteria. Classical feedback control system theory employing operational calculus. Mathematical models of systems, transfer functions; poles and zeros; block diagrams and signal flow graphs. Feedback control system dynamics and transient responses. System performance criteria. Design of control system using root-locus methods. The stability of linear feedback systems.

Engineering 3335 (old 4035)
Structural Analysis I
3-0; 0-0
The analysis of beam, truss, frame and composite structures. Classical flexibility methods with emphasis on energy principles. Virtual work and Castigliano's Theorems; Maxwell's and Betti's Laws. Deflected shapes, structural behaviour and approximate methods. Moment and shear distribution. Stiffness method of analysis. Use of symmetry and anti-symmetry. Muller-Breslau principle.

Engineering 3336 (old 4336)
Economic Analysis for Engineers
0-0; 3-0
Quantitative analysis for engineering decision making. Cash flow analysis and comparisons of alternatives. Depreciation and taxes. Risk and uncertainty analysis. Economic analysis for sustainable development.
Students who hav taken Engineering 0436 may not take Engineering 4336 for credit.

Engineering 3337 (old 4037)
Fluid Dynamics
3-1; 0-0
The fluid medium, kinematics and dynamics of a flow field; Bernoulli's equation, vorticity and circulation; potential flow; Navier-Stokes' equations; exact and approximate solutions for one and two-dimensional laminar flows; steady and unsteady flows; exact and approximate solutions to one and two-dimensional boundary layers. Introduction to turbulent flow; Reynolds stresses and Prandtl's mixing length theory.

Engineering 3338 (old 4038)
Mass Transfer Separations I
3-3; 0-0
This course and Engineering 4550 - Mass Transfer Separations II, form a sequence in which the unit operations concerned with the separation of chemical mixtures are examined. The first term concentrates on principles of diffusion and interphase mass transfer and stage process operations as applied to gas absorption, liquid-liquid extraction. The second term deals with the unit operations of distillation, humidification, drying, membrane separations and leaching. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiments, report writing and oral presentations.

Engineering 3350 (old 3350)
Performance Analysis of Software
0-0; 3-1.5
Introduction to software performance and UML. Software performance engineering models. Software execution models. System execution models. Modeling of software architecture using message sequence charts, finite state machines and queuing networks. Performance oriented design. Performance testing. Performance solution. Performance tuning. Applications.

Engineering 3430 (old 4530)
Computer Circuits Design
0-0; 3-1.5
MOS transistor characteristics; implementation in silicon; analysis of NMOS and CMOS inverters and gates; VLSI layout using ELECTRIC; circuit simulation using SPICE; diode and bipolar transistor characteristics; analysis of bipolar inverters and gates; logic families including TTL, Schottky TTL, ECL, IIL; VLSI chips; programmable logic arrays; reliability of VLSI circuits; VLSI memory circuits - SAM, RAM and ROM.

Engineering 3433 (old 4533)
Foundation Engineering
0-0; 3-1
Design of shallow and deep foundations, retaining structures and excavation supports. Field investigation and testing methods. Safety aspects related to geo-technical engineering works.

Engineering 3434 (old 4534)
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
0-0; 3-1.5
Fundamentals of thermodynamics: sign conventions, definitions of heat, work and thermodynamic functions. Equations of state. Heat capacity. Constant composition systems: calculations of thermodynamic properties for closed and open systems, and in chemical reactions. Second law of thermodynamics and its applications. Variable composition systems: ideal and non-ideal mixtures and solutions. Vapour-liquid equilibrium. Chemical reaction equilibrium. Introduction to electrochemical thermodynamics.

Engineering 3435 (old 4535)
Steel Structures
0-0; 3-0
Safety, serviceability and limit states design related to steel structures and review of background information; behaviour and design of compression members; strength and stability of beams; behaviour and design of beam-columns; strength and design of bolted and welded eccentric and moment resisting connections; stability of steel frames and P-Delta effects; integrated analysis and design of rigid frames; strength and design of plate girders and composite steel-concrete members; structural systems for high rise steel buildings. Computer applications.

Engineering 3436 (old 4536)
Engineering Thermodynamics
0-0; 3-1
Fundamental principles of thermodynamics; thermodynamic processes of gases and vapours; power cycles: internal combustion engines, gas compressors and turbines, and steam power plants; refrigeration cycles and heat pumps; one-dimensional compressible flow; isentropic flow through nozzles; normal shock wave; gas mixtures; combustion reactions.

Engineering 3438 (old 4550)
Mass Transfer Separations II
0-0; 3-3
See Engineering 3338.

Engineering 3451 (old 4551)
Dynamics of Machines
0-0; 3-1
Analysis of displacements, velocities and accelerations in plane mechanisms; force analysis of machinery; balance of machinery; synthesis of mechanisms; computer applications in linkage design; introduction to vibration of machinery.

Engineering 3452 (old 4552)
Finite Element Methods
0-0; 3-0
Introduction to the finite element method of analysis of one and two-dimensional time independent and time dependent type problems. Applications from selected topics in solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, soil mechanics and thermodynamics. Computer programming and applications. Introduction to ANSYS.

Engineering 3453 (old 4553)
Heat Transfer Design
0-0; 3-1.5
Principles of conduction, convection and thermal radiation; steady-state and transient heat conduction in one, two and three dimensional systems; fins and fin efficiency; principles of free, forced and mixed convections; heat exchangers; selected problems in combined heat transfer.

Engineering 3454 (old 4554)
Applied Heat Transfer
0-0; 3-0
Principles of conduction, convection and thermal radiation; steady-state and transient heat conduction in one, two and three dimensional systems; fins and fin efficiency; principles of free, forced and mixed convections; heat exchangers; selected problems in combined heat transfer.

Engineering 3555 (old 4555)
Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
0-0; 0-3
This laboratory course consists of experiments that deal with mechanical engineering thermodynamics, heat transfer and dynamic systems. Various measurement techniques and experimental methods are introduced. The analysis of data collected in the laboratory reinforces the fundamental principles discussed in the lectures.

Engineering 3558 (old 4558)
Numerical Methods and Modeling
3-1.5; 0-0
Numerical solution of ordinary differential and algebraic equations. Software development for computer aided simulation of complex processes involving principles of mechanical, structural, chemical and electrical engineering.

Engineering 3655 (old 3655)
Principles of Operating Systems
0-0; 3-1.5
Process management; co-ordination, synchronization, threads, concurrency with coding examples; memory and cache management with coding examples; CPU scheduling; file management; I/O device drivers. Introduction to the principles of distributed operating systems including networking protocols, socket programming, distributed file systems, remote IPC mechanisms with coding examples. Introduction to real-time operating systems.

Engineering 3670 (old 3670)
Software Engineering
3-1; 0-0
Introduction to the concepts of software engineering: software life cycle, project planning, cost estimation, software specification, implementation verification and validation techniques, and software maintenance. Models for the development of software, software project management tools, quality control, risk assessment and management, roll-out plans, documentation.

Engineering 3675 (old 3675)
Database Systems
0-0; 3-1.5
Database management systems. Introduction to database design. Entity-Relationship modeling. Logical database design. Schema refinement and normal forms. Relational algebra and calculus. SQL queries. Database security. Database application development. Database connectivity to engineering software such as Autocad.

Engineering 3738 (old 5038)
3-1.5; 0-0
Introduction to engineering hydrology. Measurement, analysis and presentation of precipitation data. Application of probability and statistics in hydrology. Stream flow measurement, stage-discharge relations. Methods of estimating evaporation and evapotranspiration. Basic considerations of ground-water discharge. Rainfall runoff relationship, unit hydrograph theory and its application. Snow hydrology, snowmelt-runoff determinations.

Engineering 3991 (old 4990)
Work Term II
During each four-month industrial work term the student does productive work suitable to his/her level of experience and for which he/she is paid. The student is required to participate in the pre- and post-work term preparation sessions and activities as designated by the Faculty of Engineering and Co-operative Education Centre. Once placed, the student is responsible for meeting the academic requirements of the work term including, for example but not necessarily limited to, a job description, a training plan, a performance appraisal, and a work term report. Satisfactory completion of the preceding work term is required to continue into the succeeding work term.

Engineering 4032 (old 4032)
Materials Science
3-1.5; 0-0
The course deals with the properties and behaviour of metals, ceramics and plastics with particular reference to the processes occurring at the atomic level. The topics to be covered include: bonding and structure, solidification and crystal growth, elastic behaviour of crystalline solids, plastic deformation, thermally activated processes, diffusion, failure of materials, materials strengthening.

Engineering 4052 (old 4052)
Open Channel Flow
3-1.5; 0-0
Basic concepts of fluid flow, energy and momentum concepts, flow resistance. The energy principle in open channel flow; critical, subcritical and supercritical flow; applications to rectangular and nonrectangular channel sections. The momentum principle in open channel flow, hydraulic jump. Flow resistance, uniform flow computations, nonuniform flow, longitudinal profiles. Culvert design. Design for fish habitat; environmental regulations.

Engineering 4053 (old 5053)
Communications Systems
3-3; 0-0
Spectral analysis, filters and matched filters, amplitude modulation, angle modulation, pulse modulation, analysis of noise in systems, data transmission, introduction to information theory.

Engineering 4054 (old 5054)
VLSI Circuit Design
3-1.5; 0-0
Prerequisite:Engineering 4530 or permission of instructor
Digital CMOS VLSI circuit design; circuit design simulations using IEEE - VHDL; basic computer architecture and design of VLSI circuits to implement a computer architecture; design for testability and an introduction to concurrent system designs such as systolic arrays.

Engineering 4130 (old 5030)
Mechanical Engineering Design I
3-0; 0-0
Computer-aided engineering course designed to provide the concepts, procedures, data and decision analysis techniques for practical mechanical design and its presentation through both written and oral communication. Computer aided decision-making. Classical, numerical and finite element methods in deflection and stress analysis. Codes and standards. Design for static and fatigue loading. Statistical and probabilistic considerations in mechanical engineering design.

Engineering 4132 (old 5032)
Chemical Plant Design I
3-1.5; 0-0
Introduction to chemical plant design, process design and flowsheet development. General design considerations. Estimation of capital and product costs, interest and investment costs, annuities, taxes, insurance and depreciation. Profitability analysis. Alternative investments and replacements. Cost and asset considerations. A major group design project is started.

Engineering 4135 (old 5035)
Reinforced Concrete Structures
3-0; 0-0
Safety, serviceability and limit states design related to structural concrete. The design and behaviour of reinforced concrete members and structural systems considering flexure, shear, torsion, anchorage, short and slender column behaviour; one-way slab-beam systems; introduction to the design of two-way flat slabs; deflection calculations. Emphasis on ultimate strength theory and use of codes and specifications.

Engineering 4136 (old 5036)
Analog Integrate Circuits
3-1.5; 0-0
Design of audio and power amplifiers; characteristics and measurements; video amplifiers; RF, IF and mixers; log and exponential amplifiers; function generators; VCO and phase lock amplifiers; comparators and zero crossing detectors; regulated power supplies.

Engineering 4150 (old 5050)
Chemical Reactor Design
3-3; 0-0
Differential and integral analysis of chemical reaction rate data. Design of batch, tubular and CSTR reactors. Non-isothermal reactor design. Catalytic reactor analysis and design.

Engineering 4152 (old 5052)
Process Control
0-0; 3-1.5
Dynamic modelling of chemical reactors and unit operations. Single loop feedback control theory. Multiple loop control strategies, cascade and feedback control. Interaction and decoupling. Distributed control system implementation.

Engineering 4230 (old 5230)
Civil Engineering Analysis
3-0; 0-0
Analytical and numerical solutions to Civil Engineering problems including beam bending and vibration, beam-column analysis, plate bending, mat foundations, seepage, torsion, fluid and heat flow problems. Linear and non-linear optimization methods with Civil Engineering applications, including project scheduling, construction engineering and management, transportation problems, and water resources management.

Engineering 4258 (old 5051)
Electric Machines II
3-1.5; 0-0
Magnetic circuit and energy storage systems. Electromechanical energy-conversion principles; development of electric machine equations using magnetomotive forces and flux linkages. Analysis of direct current and alternating current machinery. Transient processes in electric machines. Hazardous aspects of faults; recommended safety precautions.

Engineering 4432 (old 5532)
Chemical Plant Design II
0-0; 3-1.5
Review of equipment sizing in major unit operations of fluid flow, heat transfer and mass transfer. Optimization considerations. Materials and fabrication selections. Training in plant layout, planning tools, design report preparation and oral presentation. Emphasis on health and safety and loss prevention considerations in chemical processes. Completion of the major group design project commenced in Engineering 5532 - Chemical Plant Design I.

Engineering 4436 (old 5536)
Mechanical Vibrations
3-0; 0-0
Computer-aided engineering course designed to present the theory, computational aspects, and application of mechanical vibrations. Topics discussed include: Free and forced vibration of single and multi-degree-of-freedom discrete systems. Formulation and solution of eigenvalue problems. Modal analysis. Introduction to vibration control techniques. Continuous systems such as strings, rods, and beams. Introduction to energy methods, numerical integration methods, and the finite element method.

Engineering 4438 (old 5538)
Mechanical Engineering Design II
0-0; 3-0
Prerequisite: Engineering 5030
Thread stresses, bolted joints in tension, compression of bolted members, strength specifications, bolt static/fatigue preloading. Strength of welded joints. Stresses in helical springs, critical frequency, fatigue loading. Rolling-bearing life, load and selections. Journal-bearing Petroff's law, hydrodynamic theory, design charts. Spur-gear fundamental law, contact ratio, interference, planetary-gear train, tooth stresses, fatigue strength, surface durability/fatigue strength. Helical (worm)-gear kinematics, force analysis, and strength. Flywheels.

Engineering 4539 (old 5539)
Professional Practice and Law
0-0; 3-0
Professional practice: public responsibility; registration, ethics and licensing. Law and liability: contracts, expert witness, liability, patents, copyrights and trademarks.

Engineering 4557 (old 4557)
Digital Communications
0-0; 3-1.5
Characteristics, performance and software issues of digital radio, telephone and computer networks. Coding and error controls in digital networks.

Engineering 4559 (old 4559)
Signal Processing for Software Engineers
3-1.5; 0-0
Sampling and linear time invariant systems and applications. Engineering applications of DFT and spectral analysis techniques. Introduction to signal detection and estimation theory with applications. Fundamental limit in information theory.

Engineering 4632
Digital Signal Processing
0-0; 3-1.5
Sampling. Z transforms. Properties of continuous and discrete linear systems. Digital filter and controller design. The Fast Fourier Transform. Fast convolution and correlation. Signals containing noise. Covariance and spectrum analysis.

Engineering 4969 (old 5969)
Degree Project
3-0; 3-0 or 0-0; 6-0
The fifth year degree project is restricted to students registered in the B.Eng. program. The student's degree project is to be completed and written up in an acceptable report form. Adjudicated oral presentations of progress in the project are required. Instructions on the basics of preparing and presenting engineering reports are available.

Engineering 4991 (old 5990)
Work Term III
For course description see Engineering 4990.

Engineering 4992 (old 5992)
Work Term IV
For course description see Engineering 4990.

Engineering 4993 (old 5993)
Work Term V
For course description see Engineering 4990.

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