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Engineering (ENGI) Elective Courses Listing

Engineering 0136 Environmental Control View Details
Physical, chemical and biological characteristics of water and wastewater. Water quality standards. Surface water quality modeling. Introduction to water and wastewater treatment system design. Characteristics of solid waste and collection.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Engineering 3014 or permission of the instructor
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0138 Control Systems III View Details
Continuous-time state space representation for linear time-invariant systems; controllability and observability; feedback control design in state space--pole placement, linear quadratic regulator; linear state observers; observer-based state feedback design; discrete-time state space representation; discrete-time observer and control design; implementation issues; introduction to nonlinear systems; describing functions analysis and limit cycles.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Engineering 3334 or Engineering 3314
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0150 Microwave Circuits and Design View Details
Microwave electro-magnetic fields; antennas; hazards and safety precautions; transmission lines and waveguides; design of microwave matching networks; scattering parameters; active microwave circuits; design of microwave amplifiers; power dividers and directional couplers.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0233 Structural Design Topics View Details
Prestressed concrete design considering flexure, shear, anchorage and prestressing losses. Reinforced concrete two-way slab systems. Plastic and limit load analysis of steel and reinforced concrete beam and frame systems, upper bound, lower bound and step-by-step methods. Other topic(s) selected from yield line methods of ultimate load design for reinforced concrete slabs; highway bridge loadings and specifications; earthquake engineering and structural dynamics.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Engineering 3435

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0235 Water Resources and Hydropower Development View Details
The role of hydraulic power as an energy source. Hydrologic analysis of water supply quantities and storage alternatives. Plant capacity, equipment selection and operation procedures. Dams, power-houses, water passages and related civil works. Revenue estimates, costs and project economics. Environmental impact and the regulatory approval process. Hydropower issues in Aboriginal communities.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Engineering 3738 and Engineering 4052

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0334 Special Topics in Chemical Engineering View Details
Course content will vary but topics will be of current concern to the chemical engineering industry.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Engineering 3070

Corequisite(s):

Engineering 3070

Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0335 Air Pollution Control Methods and Analysis View Details
Properties of particulate and gaseous emissions. Principles and sizing of cyclones, electrostatic precipitators, particulate scrubbers, fabric filters, gas absorbers, biofilters, and incinerators for volatile organic compounds. Control of sulfur and nitrogen oxides.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Engineering 1554 and 2331 and 3070

Corequisite(s):

Engineering 3070

Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0336 Special Topics in Civil Engineering View Details
Investigation of current civil engineering problems and their solutions.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Open only to fourth year students in the Civil Engineering program, except with permission of the Chair of the Department.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0339 Process Optimization View Details
Theories and applications of process optimization to chemical engineering problems. Linear programming (LP), non-linear programming (NLP), mixed-integer programming (MIP), and pinch technology. Heat exchanger network (HEN) and mass exchanger network (MEN) syntheses and designs. Process design optimization using process simulation software.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Engineering 1554, 2331, 3070, 4432
Corequisite(s): Engineering 4432
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0438 Electric Power Systems II View Details
Power system components; load flow analysis; transient and steady-state stability analysis; fault calculations; safety; power system coordination and protection.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Engineering 2451 and Engineering 3315
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0450 Finite Element Method in Mechanical Engineering View Details
Introduction to finite element analysis through application to one-dimensional steady-state problems such as elastic deformation, heat and fluid flow, and the bending of beams. Two-dimensional triangular and quadrilateral elements. Plane problems of torsion, thermal and potential flow and stress analysis. Computer applications to one and two-dimensional problems.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
Notes: May only be taken by fourth year BEng. Mechanical students.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0510 Rock Engineering View Details
Rock and rock mass; rock classification and index properties; rock strength and failure criteria; initial stresses; planes of weakness; rock deformation; rock slope engineering; rock foundation engineering; rock underground engineering; subsidence and ground control.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Engineering 3056

Offering: 3-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0511 Bioenergy and Biorefining Processes View Details
Current and future trends in bioenergy and biorefining processes, renewable stocks, use of byproduct streams, first and second generation biofuel prod
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Engineering 3070

Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0531 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering View Details
A broad topic selected from one of the areas of Electrical Engineering. The material will cover the theory and design features of the topic at an appropriate detail and depth.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor and Chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0534 Construction Engineering View Details
Topics in construction engineering selected from: contract administration and control; control and project network techniques including CPM and PERT; total quality management and ISO9000; excavation in construction projects; dewatering and groundwater control; ground freezing; tunnel design and construction; design of falsework and formwork lifting and rigging; welding techniques, procedures and NDT; Occupational Health & Safety Act.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Open only to fourth year students in the Civil Engineering program, except with permission of the Chair of the Department.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0536 Heat Exchanger Design and Thermal Radiation View Details
Condensation and boiling heat transfer; design of heat exchangers; shell-and-tube heat exchangers, finned-tube heat exchangers, compact heat exchangers, condensers and evaporators; principles of thermal radiation exchanges between surfaces; combined conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer; computer applications.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Engineering 4553 or 4554
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
Notes: May only be taken by fourth year BEng. Mechanical students.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0537 Manufacturing Processes and Production Systems View Details
Primary and secondary processes in metal forming, material removal, and fabrication techniques; fundamentals of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM); applications of computer numerical control (CNC); selected field trips and laboratory exercises.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
Notes: May only be taken by fourth year BEng. Mechanical students.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0538 Topics in Mechanical Engineering View Details
Formulation and analysis of current mechanical engineering problems and their solution.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
Notes: May only be taken by fourth year BEng. Mechanical students.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0550 Optical Communications View Details
Electromagnetic theory applied to optics. Optical waveguide design and characteristics. Design of passive and active optical components. Sources and detectors. Optical fiber systems: Detection and measurement techniques. Modulators and demodulators. Analysis and study of an optical communication system.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Physics 3211
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0553 Traffic Engineering View Details
The fundamentals and concepts of Traffic Engineering are discussed. Topics to be considered include: traffic stream characteristics, traffic flow theory, traffic engineering studies, intersection control, capacity and level of service of freeways and signalized intersections, and the role of traffic engineering in sustainable transportation systems. Basic concepts and applications are presented in different topics of transportation such as highway safety, and travel demand forecasting.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Open only to fourth year students in the Civil Engineering program, except with permission of the Chair of the Department.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0554 Power Electronics II View Details
Switching losses and snubbers for semiconductor devices; analysis of uncontrolled and controlled single and three phase rectifiers; design, analysis and control of DC-DC converters; single and three phase inverters; dynamic modeling of DC motor drives; introduction to AC motor drives.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Engineering 2430 and Engineering 3315
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0557 Introduction to Robotics View Details
History and description of industrial robot applications; robot kinematics, inverse kinematics, repeatability and accuracy; velocities and static forces in manipulators; motion planning and position control of robots; robot work cell design; selected laboratory excercises.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
Notes: May only be taken by fourth year BEng. Mechanical students.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0559 Satellite Communications View Details
Overview of satellite communications systems. Orbits and launching methods. The space segment. The ground segment. Baseband signals and modulation. The space link. Interference. Multiple access methods. Precautions to be taken at ground stations to prevent exposure to dangerous levels of microwave radiation.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0572 Modeling in Water Resources View Details
Dimensionless formulation of natural laws and similarity theory. Theoretical principles in the formulation of models. Classification of hydrologic and hydraulic models, model construction techniques, calibration and validation procedures. Hands-on experience with current numerical models (HEC1, HEC2, CFA, ILLUDAS, SWMM, etc.) in water resources engineering. Projects and case studies with design for minimum environmental impacts.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Engineering 4052
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0573 Fuzzy Logic Expert Systems View Details
Components of expert systems; operations on fuzzy sets; linguistic variables; fuzzy implications; compositional rule of inference; approximate reasoning techniques; inference engines; rule-based learning systems; fuzzy controller design; applications in engineering sciences and consumer electronics.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Engineering 3334 or Engineering 3314, or permission of the instructor or Chair of the Department
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0574 Industrial Noise and Vibration Control View Details
Sound levels, decibels, and directivity. Hearing, hearing loss, and effects of noise. Noise control criteria and regulations. Measurement and instrumentation. Acoustical materials and structures. Vibration control systems. Machine protection and malfunction diagnosis.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
Notes: May only be taken by fourth year BEng. Mechanical students.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0575 Engineering Design Synthesis and Analysis View Details
The engineering enterprise. The design process. Problem solving and decision making. Modeling, simulation and optimization. Cost evaluation and economic decision making. Project planning. Risk, reliability and failure analysis. Sources of information. Written and oral communication.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
Notes: May only be taken by fourth year BEng. Mechanical students.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0578 Wireless Communications View Details
Basic principles of wireless communications. Topics include characterization of wireless channels, digital modulation and channel coding schemes for wireless systems, spread-spectrum and multiple-access techniques and multicarrier communications. Emerging techniques of wireless communications.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

For all students: Mathematics 4030 or Engineering 2137

For BEng (Electrical Engineering) (Thunder Bay) students only: Engineering 2439 and Mathematics 4030
For BEng (Electrical Engineering) Lakehead Georgian Partnership students only: Engineering 2137 and Engineering 4053

Corequisite(s):

For BEng (Software Engineering) students: Engineering 4557

Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0579 Computational Methods in Mechanical Engineering View Details
Introduction to computational methods for the analysis and design of mechanical engineering components and systems; fundamentals of finite element method, boundary element method, parametric and geometric optimization; application of finite element codes; application of commercially available finite element and symbolic computation packages.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
Notes: May only be taken by fourth year BEng. Mechanical students.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0631 Bioprocess Engineering View Details
Microorganisms, enzymes, plant and animal cell lines used for the production of useful products, metabolic stoichiometry for the determining theoretical (maximum yields) in bioprocesses, enzyme kinetics and applications, comparison of batch and continuous bioreactors for enhanced production of biochemicals, oxygen transfer and uptake rates, power requirements and scale up criteria, fundamentals of downstream processing of the products of bioconversion.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Engineering 3070
Corequisite(s):

Engineering 3070

Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0637 Geotechnical Engineering Topics View Details
Advanced geotechnical engineering topics selected from the following: geoenvironmental engineering; stability of slopes; constitutive modelling of soil behaviour; laboratory and field testing of soils; geotechnical instrumentation and field monitoring.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Engineering 3150 and Engineering 3433

Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in Engineering 0437 may not take Engineering 0637 for credit.

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Engineering 0638 Computer-Aided Structural Analysis and Design View Details
Analysis and design of framed structures considering three-dimensional behaviors; modeling of member releases, offset connections and semi-rigid joints; second-order analysis; fire as a design load; fire resistance analysis and design; computer applications.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Engineering 3452
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have previous credit in Engineering 0338 may not take Engineering 0638 for credit.

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Engineering 0650 Hazardous and Industrial Waste Management View Details
Sources and classification of hazardous wastes; physico-chemical properties of environmental contaminants; fate and transport of contaminants in surface waters and groundwater; waste treatment processes including neutralization, precipitation, chemical oxidation/reduction, stabilization/solidification, and thermal methods.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0651 Computer Organization View Details
Architecture and performance of processors; performance metrics; instruction sets and their impact on performance; families of processors--CISC, RISC; datapath and controller for single-cycle and pipelined architectures; pipeline hazards; exception handling; integer and floating-point arithmetic units for processors; hardware description language; design and implementation of a single-cycle processor on FPGA; memory hierarchy design and basic cache memory organization; virtual memory and address translation.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Engineering 1232
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0652 Timber and Masonry Design View Details
Properties and classifications of timber as an engineering material. Design of tension, compression and flexure members. Design of nailed and bolted connections and the use of timber fasteners. Engineering properties of plywood and design of typical concrete formwork. Plain and reinforced masonry design using current codes and design procedures. Computer applications.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Engineering 4135
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0653 Fundamentals of Petroleum Recovery View Details
Components of the petroleum production system: classification of reservoirs; properties of rock, gas, crude oil, and reservoir water; oil and gas wells; surface equipment. Calculation of initial hydrocarbon in place and recoveries for single-phase gas reservoirs, gas-condensate reservoirs, undersaturated and saturated oil reservoirs. Single-phase fluid flow in reservoirs: steady-state and transient flow of compressible and incompressible fluids in porous media; radial flow; superposition, pressure drawdown and buildup testing of wells.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Engineering 1135, 2330 and 3070

Corequisite(s): Engineering 3070
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0654 Advanced Electronic Devices View Details
Bipolar transistors, MOSFETs, MESFETs and JFETs; semiconductor lasers and their applications in optoelectronics; light emitting diodes, photo-diodes, and photo-transistors and their applications; tunnel diodes and their applications; devices on semiconductor sandwich multi-structures; integrated circuits on semiconductor compound alloys.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

For BEng (Electrical Engineering) Lakehead Georgian Partnership students: Engineering 3313

Corequisite(s):

For BEng (Electrical Engineering) (Thunder Bay) students: Engineering 3313

Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0655 Special Topics in Software Engineering View Details
Course content will vary but topics will be relevant to the field of Software Engineering.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Permission of the instructor and Chair of the Department of Software Engineering

Special Topic: Yes
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0656 Analysis and Application of Composite Materials View Details
Introduction to composite materials; micro- and macro-mechanics; stress analysis of composite laminates; maximum stress, Tsai-Hill and Tsai-Wu criteria of failure; delamination and strength of laminates; design of composite structures; fabrication methods of composite materials; computer modeling and computational methods for composite materials.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
Notes: May only be taken by fourth year BEng. Mechanical students.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0657 Energy Conversion Engineering View Details
Classification, conversion, and utilization of energy sources. First and Second law (exergy) analysis of energy conversion systems. Basic aspects of combustion. Conventional thermal power plants and co-generation systems. Basic concepts of renewable energy conversions; including solar energy, wind energy, and geothermal energy.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
Notes: May only be taken by fourth year BEng. Mechanical students.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0659 Signal Processing for Mechanical Systems View Details
Digital signal processing and its applications to control and machinery condition monitoring; vibration and measurement, signal properties, time and frequency domain signal analysis, digital filtering, input/output relationships between signals, application to controls and the techniques for machinery fault diagnostics (e.g. bearings, gears, and shafts).
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): May only be taken by fourth year BEng. Mechanical students.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0670 Combustion and Emissions View Details
Fuels and combustion, combustion in SI, CI and dual-fuel engine, Hydrogen combustion, testing of IC engines, automotive emissions and control.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
Notes: May only be taken by fourth year BEng. Mechanical students.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Engineering 0671 Pulp and Paper Manufacture View Details
Properties and testing of pulp and paper. Mechanical, sulfite, and kraft pulping. Chemical recovery. Bleaching. Processing of pulp. Paper manufacture: wet and dry end operations.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Engineering 1554 and Engineering 1635; Chemistry 2231

Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 0672 Advanced Green Materials and Processes View Details
Environmental and economic issues related to the mining, oil, and pulp and paper industries. Fundamentals of wood pellet production processes, nano- a
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Engineering 1554, 1635, 2331 and 3070; Chemistry 2231

Corequisite(s): Engineering 3070
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1

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Engineering 0673 Biological Treatment Processes View Details
Fundamentals and applications of biological processes for water and wastewater treatment, air pollution control, bioremediation of contaminated soils and ground water. Specific topics include basic microbiology, kinetics, bioenergetics, stoichiometry, activated sludge process, fixed-biofilm process, anaerobic treatment and frontiers in biological treatment processes.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Engineering 3070
Corequisite(s):

Engineering 3070

Offering: 3-1; or 3-1

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Engineering 0674 Design and Analysis of Experiments View Details
Introduction to principles and applications of design and analysis of experiments. Hypothesis testing and analysis of variance (ANOVA) to multiple factors. Completely random, randomized block, Latin squares, factorial, and fractional factorial designs. Regression analysis with applications in engineering. Application of statistical software, including Microsoft Excel, to design and analysis of experiments.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Mathematics 2070 or Engineering 3022
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1

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Engineering 0675 Environmental Chemistry View Details
The first part of this course focusses on the mechanisms that control the behaviour of contaminants in aquatic systems, including surface waters, grou
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2111 and 2211, or Engineering 3014
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1

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Engineering 0676 Mineral Processing View Details
Topics to be covered are: ore handling, material balances, comminution theory, crushers and grinding mills, screening, classification, gravity concentration, dense medium separation, froth flotation, dewatering, and tailings disposal.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Engineering 3070
Corequisite(s):

Engineering 3070

Offering: 3-1; or 3-1

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Engineering 0677 Polymer Processing View Details
Topics to be covered are: polymer rheology, power-law model of polymer viscosity, Newtonian and non-Newtonian flows, extrusion, calendaring, wire coat
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Engineering 3070
Corequisite(s):

Engineering 3070

Offering: 3-1; or 3-1

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