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Introducing the School of Sustainable Design Engineering

The School of Sustainable Design Engineering at UPEI offers a progressive and innovative four-year Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Sustainable Design Engineering) degree which recognizes the need for a broad and balanced engineering education. The program follows current trends in engineering education and focuses on student outcomes. Small class sizes within an activity-based learning environment allow faculty and staff to be student-centric and to provide specific and timely input to individual students.

Students are exposed to a broad base of knowledge and skills in engineering science, natural science, mathematics, and complementary studies in concert with an applied project-based design stream simulating the engineering profession. Students entering the degree program will be actively engaged in the profession of engineering from day one, providing creative and sustainable solutions to society’s problems. The degree program is designed to provide a highly flexible learning environment that is responsive to the dynamic needs of students and the industries that employ them.

In addition to fundamental science, engineering science and mathematics courses, students are required to develop skills in engineering design, communication, analysis, project management, professional ethics and more.  With a solid grounding in these fundamentals, students in Program Years 3 and 4 can enhance their technical knowledge by choosing one of three engineering focus areas: Mechatronics (MT), Sustainable Energy (SE), or Bioresources (BR).

This program is specifically structured to maximize flexibility and mobility for students looking to complete a degree in any engineering discipline. The first two years of the degree program are common with those of our partner institutions. This allows, for instance, students with a Diploma in Engineering from one of the Dalhousie University Associated Universities to transfer into the third year of the Sustainable Design Engineering degree. Similarly, students seeking a degree in a more traditional engineering discipline can complete the first two years of their studies at UPEI before transferring to Dalhousie or the University of New Brunswick to complete their degree.

 

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Careers:
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Energy Engineer
  • Product Designer
  • Developer
  • Mechanical Engineer
The School of Sustainable Design Engineering is currently located in Dalton Hall.
(902) 566-0764

It is increasingly recognized that understanding basic science and mathematics are only two of the many areas that are essential to professional engineering practice. Engineering students in this program must make responsible decisions based on good judgment and an ability to justify decisions within a structured analytical framework. Based on this generalist philosophy, this program is designed to develop a student’s ability to think. This fundamental requirement of engineers to think critically in response to ever-changing and complex situations is accomplished through a design stream core which relies heavily on inquiry-based learning supported by traditional lecture-based knowledge. The progression in complex thinking skills occurs over the duration of the four-year program and beyond through appreciation of lifelong learning and professional development.

An integrated, project-based professional practice (PBPP) stream provides an applied foundation where students work on real community and industry-based projects in every semester of their program. Traditional content courses are delivered via an integrated and timely approach with the PBPP courses so that professional practice skills are developed in a simulated workplace environment. This program emphasizes design as an essential element of engineering as reflected in the Community Design Program (Year 1), and the Junior Design (Year 2) and Senior Design (Years 3 and 4) Clinics.

The following core design courses must be taken in succession to support the students' developing skills.

Community Design Program (Program Year 1)

1. Engineering 121—Engineering Communication
2. Engineering 122—Engineering Analysis

Junior Design Clinic (Program Year 2)

3. Engineering 221—Engineering Projects I
4. Engineering 222—Engineering Projects II

Senior Design Clinic (Program Years 3 and 4)

5. Engineering 371—Project-Based Professional Practice I
6. Engineering 372—Project-Based Professional Practice II
7. Engineering 471—Project-Based Professional Practice III
8. Engineering 472—Project-Based Professional Practice IV

 

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Careers:
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Energy Engineer
  • Product Designer
  • Developer
  • Mechanical Engineer
The School of Sustainable Design Engineering is currently located in Dalton Hall.
(902) 566-0764

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with a faculty advisor early in the program to review course selection.

You can also review the four year course matrix for the BSc in Sustainable Design Engineering degree.

The following is the course sequence for the four-year degree:

Program Year 1—Term 1

Engineering 121—Engineering Communications
Engineering 131—Computer Programming with Engineering Applications
Physics 111—General Physics I
Chemistry 111—General Chemistry I
Mathematics 191—Single Variable Calculus I
UPEI 101—Writing Studies

Program Year 1—Term 2

Engineering 122—Engineering Analysis
Engineering 152—Engineering and the Biosphere
Physics 112—General Physics II
Chemistry 112—General Chemistry II
Mathematics 192—Single Variable Calculus II
Mathematics 221—Introductory Statistics I

Program Year 2—Term 3

Engineering 221—Engineering Projects I
Engineering 231—Strength of Materials
Engineering 261—Thermo Fluids I
Engineering 281—Electric Circuits I
Mathematics 261—Linear Algebra
Mathematics 291—Multivariable and Vector Calculus

Program Year 2—Term 4

Engineering 222—Engineering Projects II
Engineering 234—Engineering Dynamics
Mathematics 301—Differential Equations
Two (2) technical electives* 
One (1) humanities elective (courses typically offered by the Faculty of Arts, except basic languages and economics)

* Students should consult with a faculty advisor for a list of acceptable technical electives.

Program Year 3—Term 5

Engineering 371—Project-Based Professional Practice I
Engineering 322—Engineering Measurements
Engineering 326—Materials, Mechanics, and Manufacturing
Engineering 381—Systems Engineering
One (1) introductory engineering focus area elective**

Program Year 3—Term 6

Engineering 372—Project-Based Professional Practice II
Engineering 327—Machines & Automatic Controls
Engineering 363—Thermofluids III with Heat Transfer
Engineering 382—System Dynamics with Simulation
One (1) engineering focus area elective**

Program Year 4—Term 7

Engineering 471—Project-Based Professional Practice III
Engineering 421—Facilitated Study & Experimental Practice
Engineering 423—Technology Management & Entrepreneurship
One (1) engineering focus area elective**

Program Year 4—Term 8

Engineering 472—Project-Based Professional Practice IV
One (1) engineering focus area elective** 
One (1) science or business elective
One (1) humanities elective (courses typically offered by the Faculty of Arts, except basic languages and economics)

** The first engineering focus area elective (Program Year 3, Term 5) must be the introductory elective course in either mechatronics, sustainable energy, or bio-resources. All other engineering focus area electives must be selected from the approved list for that focus area and at least one of the engineering focus area electives must be at the 400 level. Before selecting engineering focus area or other electives, consult with a faculty advisor. 

* Technical Electives (Program Year 2, Term 4)

Any two of the following technical electives may be taken in Program Year 2, Term 4:

  • Engineering 212—Geology for Engineers
  • Engineering 224—Introduction to Structural Engineering
  • Engineering 225—Materials Science
  • Engineering 235—Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines
  • Engineering 242—Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering 243—Engineering Economics
  • Engineering 252—Fundamentals of Process Engineering
  • Engineering 262—Thermo Fluids II
  • Engineering 282—Electric Circuits II
  • Computer Science 161—Digital Systems

**Engineering Focus Area Electives (Program Years 3 and 4)

Mechatronics focus area

Fall Semester

  • Engineering 334—Introduction to Mechatronics Engineering
  • Engineering 431—Advanced Fabrication Techniques and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
  • Engineering 433— Innovations in Biomedical Engineering

Winter Semester

  • Engineering 337—Mechatronic System Integration and Interface Design
  • Engineering 339—Introduction to Mechatronic Computer-Aided Product Development, Modelling and Simulation
  • Engineering 385—Engineering Applications of Numerical Methods
  • Engineering 435—Advanced Robotic Dynamics and Control

Sustainable Energy focus area

Fall Semester

  • Engineering 344—Introduction to Sustainable Energy Engineering
  • Engineering 433— Innovations in Biomedical Engineering

Winter Semester

  • Engineering 347—Renewable Energy Power Systems
  • Engineering 349—Energy Conversion
  • Engineering 385—Engineering Applications of Numerical Methods

Bioresources focus area

Fall Semester

  • Engineering 354—Introduction to Bioresources Engineering
  • Engineering 433— Innovations in Biomedical Engineering

Winter Semester

  • Engineering 357—Engineering Applications of Biological Materials
  • Engineering 359—Chemical and Biological Processes
  • Engineering 385—Engineering Applications of Numerical Methods

 

Want more information about Sustainable Design Engineering? Leave your email address and we'll get in touch!

Careers:
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Energy Engineer
  • Product Designer
  • Developer
  • Mechanical Engineer
The School of Sustainable Design Engineering is currently located in Dalton Hall.
(902) 566-0764

In addition to its own four-year engineering degree program, UPEI offers a seamless transfer pathway for the completion of a four-year engineering degree in a variety of traditional engineering disciplines at one of our partner institutions. Students who successfully complete the 24-courses in Program Years 1 and 2 at UPEI may choose to continue their engineering degree studies at either Dalhousie University (DAL) or at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). These 24 courses satisfy the first two years of an engineering degree at either DAL or UNB. Students interested in the degree transfer option to either DAL or UNB should consult with a faculty advisor for proper course selection in Program Years 1 and 2.

For proper course selections in Years 1 and 2 for transfer to Dalhousie University or the University of New Brunswick, please refer to the degree transfer course matrix.

 

Overview

Introducing the School of Sustainable Design Engineering

The School of Sustainable Design Engineering at UPEI offers a progressive and innovative four-year Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Sustainable Design Engineering) degree which recognizes the need for a broad and balanced engineering education. The program follows current trends in engineering education and focuses on student outcomes. Small class sizes within an activity-based learning environment allow faculty and staff to be student-centric and to provide specific and timely input to individual students.

Students are exposed to a broad base of knowledge and skills in engineering science, natural science, mathematics, and complementary studies in concert with an applied project-based design stream simulating the engineering profession. Students entering the degree program will be actively engaged in the profession of engineering from day one, providing creative and sustainable solutions to society’s problems. The degree program is designed to provide a highly flexible learning environment that is responsive to the dynamic needs of students and the industries that employ them.

In addition to fundamental science, engineering science and mathematics courses, students are required to develop skills in engineering design, communication, analysis, project management, professional ethics and more.  With a solid grounding in these fundamentals, students in Program Years 3 and 4 can enhance their technical knowledge by choosing one of three engineering focus areas: Mechatronics (MT), Sustainable Energy (SE), or Bioresources (BR).

This program is specifically structured to maximize flexibility and mobility for students looking to complete a degree in any engineering discipline. The first two years of the degree program are common with those of our partner institutions. This allows, for instance, students with a Diploma in Engineering from one of the Dalhousie University Associated Universities to transfer into the third year of the Sustainable Design Engineering degree. Similarly, students seeking a degree in a more traditional engineering discipline can complete the first two years of their studies at UPEI before transferring to Dalhousie or the University of New Brunswick to complete their degree.

 

Engineered by Design

It is increasingly recognized that understanding basic science and mathematics are only two of the many areas that are essential to professional engineering practice. Engineering students in this program must make responsible decisions based on good judgment and an ability to justify decisions within a structured analytical framework. Based on this generalist philosophy, this program is designed to develop a student’s ability to think. This fundamental requirement of engineers to think critically in response to ever-changing and complex situations is accomplished through a design stream core which relies heavily on inquiry-based learning supported by traditional lecture-based knowledge. The progression in complex thinking skills occurs over the duration of the four-year program and beyond through appreciation of lifelong learning and professional development.

An integrated, project-based professional practice (PBPP) stream provides an applied foundation where students work on real community and industry-based projects in every semester of their program. Traditional content courses are delivered via an integrated and timely approach with the PBPP courses so that professional practice skills are developed in a simulated workplace environment. This program emphasizes design as an essential element of engineering as reflected in the Community Design Program (Year 1), and the Junior Design (Year 2) and Senior Design (Years 3 and 4) Clinics.

The following core design courses must be taken in succession to support the students' developing skills.

Community Design Program (Program Year 1)

1. Engineering 121—Engineering Communication
2. Engineering 122—Engineering Analysis

Junior Design Clinic (Program Year 2)

3. Engineering 221—Engineering Projects I
4. Engineering 222—Engineering Projects II

Senior Design Clinic (Program Years 3 and 4)

5. Engineering 371—Project-Based Professional Practice I
6. Engineering 372—Project-Based Professional Practice II
7. Engineering 471—Project-Based Professional Practice III
8. Engineering 472—Project-Based Professional Practice IV

 

Degree

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with a faculty advisor early in the program to review course selection.

You can also review the four year course matrix for the BSc in Sustainable Design Engineering degree.

The following is the course sequence for the four-year degree:

Program Year 1—Term 1

Engineering 121—Engineering Communications
Engineering 131—Computer Programming with Engineering Applications
Physics 111—General Physics I
Chemistry 111—General Chemistry I
Mathematics 191—Single Variable Calculus I
UPEI 101—Writing Studies

Program Year 1—Term 2

Engineering 122—Engineering Analysis
Engineering 152—Engineering and the Biosphere
Physics 112—General Physics II
Chemistry 112—General Chemistry II
Mathematics 192—Single Variable Calculus II
Mathematics 221—Introductory Statistics I

Program Year 2—Term 3

Engineering 221—Engineering Projects I
Engineering 231—Strength of Materials
Engineering 261—Thermo Fluids I
Engineering 281—Electric Circuits I
Mathematics 261—Linear Algebra
Mathematics 291—Multivariable and Vector Calculus

Program Year 2—Term 4

Engineering 222—Engineering Projects II
Engineering 234—Engineering Dynamics
Mathematics 301—Differential Equations
Two (2) technical electives* 
One (1) humanities elective (courses typically offered by the Faculty of Arts, except basic languages and economics)

* Students should consult with a faculty advisor for a list of acceptable technical electives.

Program Year 3—Term 5

Engineering 371—Project-Based Professional Practice I
Engineering 322—Engineering Measurements
Engineering 326—Materials, Mechanics, and Manufacturing
Engineering 381—Systems Engineering
One (1) introductory engineering focus area elective**

Program Year 3—Term 6

Engineering 372—Project-Based Professional Practice II
Engineering 327—Machines & Automatic Controls
Engineering 363—Thermofluids III with Heat Transfer
Engineering 382—System Dynamics with Simulation
One (1) engineering focus area elective**

Program Year 4—Term 7

Engineering 471—Project-Based Professional Practice III
Engineering 421—Facilitated Study & Experimental Practice
Engineering 423—Technology Management & Entrepreneurship
One (1) engineering focus area elective**

Program Year 4—Term 8

Engineering 472—Project-Based Professional Practice IV
One (1) engineering focus area elective** 
One (1) science or business elective
One (1) humanities elective (courses typically offered by the Faculty of Arts, except basic languages and economics)

** The first engineering focus area elective (Program Year 3, Term 5) must be the introductory elective course in either mechatronics, sustainable energy, or bio-resources. All other engineering focus area electives must be selected from the approved list for that focus area and at least one of the engineering focus area electives must be at the 400 level. Before selecting engineering focus area or other electives, consult with a faculty advisor. 

* Technical Electives (Program Year 2, Term 4)

Any two of the following technical electives may be taken in Program Year 2, Term 4:

  • Engineering 212—Geology for Engineers
  • Engineering 224—Introduction to Structural Engineering
  • Engineering 225—Materials Science
  • Engineering 235—Kinematics and Dynamics of Machines
  • Engineering 242—Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering 243—Engineering Economics
  • Engineering 252—Fundamentals of Process Engineering
  • Engineering 262—Thermo Fluids II
  • Engineering 282—Electric Circuits II
  • Computer Science 161—Digital Systems

**Engineering Focus Area Electives (Program Years 3 and 4)

Mechatronics focus area

Fall Semester

  • Engineering 334—Introduction to Mechatronics Engineering
  • Engineering 431—Advanced Fabrication Techniques and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
  • Engineering 433— Innovations in Biomedical Engineering

Winter Semester

  • Engineering 337—Mechatronic System Integration and Interface Design
  • Engineering 339—Introduction to Mechatronic Computer-Aided Product Development, Modelling and Simulation
  • Engineering 385—Engineering Applications of Numerical Methods
  • Engineering 435—Advanced Robotic Dynamics and Control

Sustainable Energy focus area

Fall Semester

  • Engineering 344—Introduction to Sustainable Energy Engineering
  • Engineering 433— Innovations in Biomedical Engineering

Winter Semester

  • Engineering 347—Renewable Energy Power Systems
  • Engineering 349—Energy Conversion
  • Engineering 385—Engineering Applications of Numerical Methods

Bioresources focus area

Fall Semester

  • Engineering 354—Introduction to Bioresources Engineering
  • Engineering 433— Innovations in Biomedical Engineering

Winter Semester

  • Engineering 357—Engineering Applications of Biological Materials
  • Engineering 359—Chemical and Biological Processes
  • Engineering 385—Engineering Applications of Numerical Methods

 

Degree Transfer Option

In addition to its own four-year engineering degree program, UPEI offers a seamless transfer pathway for the completion of a four-year engineering degree in a variety of traditional engineering disciplines at one of our partner institutions. Students who successfully complete the 24-courses in Program Years 1 and 2 at UPEI may choose to continue their engineering degree studies at either Dalhousie University (DAL) or at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). These 24 courses satisfy the first two years of an engineering degree at either DAL or UNB. Students interested in the degree transfer option to either DAL or UNB should consult with a faculty advisor for proper course selection in Program Years 1 and 2.

For proper course selections in Years 1 and 2 for transfer to Dalhousie University or the University of New Brunswick, please refer to the degree transfer course matrix.

 

Careers: 
Automotive Engineer
Energy Engineer
Product Designer
Developer
Mechanical Engineer
Course Level: 
100 Level
Courses: 

121 ENGINEERING COMMUNICATIONS
This course is a basic introduction to the profession, to the design process, and to the way that engineers communicate through drawing, writing and speaking. The course stresses the importance of creativity and social responsibility in engineering. Topics include basic engineering concepts, simple engineering design projects, presentation of graphical material for engineering designs, and technical reporting, which includes verbal, written, and graphical means. There is an emphasis on group work in engineering.
PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Engineering Program. Math 191, Physics 111, and Engineering 131 must be completed or taken concurrently
Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week

122 ENGINEERING ANALYSIS
This course is a continuation of the design process and engineering professionalism introduced in Engineering 121. Emphasis is placed on the development of a structured problem solving capability that can be generally applied in most industrial environments. As with all UPEI design courses, the content is delivered primarily through facilitated exercises and a project based learning environment. Students are expected to be self directed and are required to analyze situations in a systematic and scientific manner. In order to perform engineering analysis, a basic understanding of math and engineering science (i.e. statics, strength of materials, material science, material balance, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics , circuits, measurements, etc.). is required and an overview of these areas is provided. Students are also expected to integrate the knowledge and skills from other engineering science, math and general science courses. Computer aided tools introduced include Microsoft Excel, DataStudio, MatLab and Simulink. Demonstration of design concepts during end of year industry expo is required.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 121 with a grade of at least 60%, Math 191, and Physics 111
Three hours lecture and three hours of lab per week

131 (Formerly 132) COMPUTER PROGRAMMING WITH ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS
This course is a study of computer programming as it relates to engineering. Topics include problem solving, algorithm design, software standards, operating systems, computer components, data types, control structures, repetition, loops, nested structures, modular programming and arrays. Several programming languages and programs are used including MS Excel, Matlab and C.
PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Engineering Program
Three lecture hours and two lab hours per week

152 (Formerly 151) ENGINEERING AND THE BIOSPHERE
The course focuses on the relationship between living systems and the man-made environment as it applies to engineering design. The relevance of biology to industrial and engineering applications is emphasized. Laboratory sessions will make extensive use of field trips to local sites. This course includes a basic introduction to cell structure and function, microbiology and toxicology, nutrient cycles, communities and ecology as it relates to understanding the impacts of man-made systems and structures. 
PREREQUISITES: Admission to the Engineering Program
Three lecture hours and three lab hours per week

Course Level: 
200 Level
Courses: 

212 GEOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS
This course provides a basic overview of key geological processes and principles with emphasis on practical aspects of geology as they apply to engineering and related disciplines. Topics include rock types, rock formation, plate tectonics, glaciation, erosion, earth materials, geological mapping, stratigraphy and structural geology. An appreciation for ore forming processes, mineral resources, geothermal energy, environmental geology, and groundwater resources is also development. Laboratory activities focus on basic mineral and rock identification, and interpretation of topographic and geological maps.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 152
Three lecture hours and two lab hours per week

221 ENGINEERING PROJECTS I
This course is the first in a two-course sequence, which provides a complete community design experience.  In 221, students go through a self-selecting team and project based process in response to request for proposals prepared by community partners.  Students are required to research and analyze the client’s situation (internal/external) and develop detailed analytical proposals and conceptual design options for their community partner.  Concepts are developed into detailed designs and prototypes in Engineering 122. End of term client presentation are used as hold points and to provide focus and direction for the second term. 
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 122 with a grade of at least 60%, Engineering 131, Engineering 152, Physics 112, Chemistry 112, Math 221 and Math 192
Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week

222 ENGINEERING PROJECTS II
A continuation of engineering 221, students will complete detailed paper designs of their concepts, in-depth engineering analysis, as well as develop a physical model or demonstration to support the recommended design solution.  Working closely with community partners and faculty, students will learn how to manage a complex client oriented project, supported by accurate numerical analysis and professional documentation.  Client interaction and presentations occur at selected hold points and demonstration of concept at a public industry expo is required.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 221 with a grade of at least 60% 
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

224 INTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
This course is an introduction to the field of structural analysis as an applied discipline. Building on deflection and truss analysis from previous mechanics courses, students are exposed to concepts of influence, flexibility, stiffness, impact and other analytical techniques and dynamic loading in rigid structures. The National Building Code and material resistance is also introduced.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 231 
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

225 MATERIALS SCIENCE
This course is an introduction to the properties and behaviour of engineering materials. Topics include atomic structure and bonding, crystalline structures, deformation, metallic structures, hardening and annealing, phase diagrams, ceramics, polymers, composites, electrical and optical properties. Computer applications are used.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 122, Chemistry 111 and Math 291
Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week

231 STRENGTH OF MATERIALS
This course is an introduction to the study of stress, strain and deformation of a solid body subjected to static forces. Topics include elastic and plastic stress, strain, Mohr’s circle, torsion, behaviour of beams and columns. Computer applications and hands-on laboratory experiments are used.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 122 and Math 192
Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week

234 ENGINEERING DYNAMICS
This course is a study of mechanics concerned with the state of motion of rigid bodies that are subject to the action of forces. The course considers the kinematics and kinetics of motion applied particles and rigid bodies particularly as it relates to engineering applications and design. Topics include rectilinear and curvilinear motions, normal and tangential coordinates, dependent motion, Newton’s Laws of Motion, energy and momentum methods.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 122, Engineering 131, Engineering 152 and Math 192
Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week

235 KINEMATICS AND DYNAMICS OF MACHINES
This course introduces fundamental concepts in the analysis of linkages and other aspects of complex machinery. Using graphical and analytical methods and relying on static and dynamic principles previously learned, students are exposed to a variety of cams, gears and trains in an applied context. Simple gyroscopic effects are also introduced.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 234 and Math 291
Three hours lecture and three hours of laboratory per week

242 FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
This course is an introduction to the field of environmental engineering with a focus on understanding the effects of man-made pollutants on natural systems (physical, chemical). Particular emphasis is placed on the identification, analysis and design of solid and wastewater management systems in a sustainable and responsible manner.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 152
Three hours of lecture and two hours of tutorial per week

243 ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
This course provides students with the fundamentals of engineering economics and finance financial aspects in the context of professional engineering practice. Topics include the time value of money, project screening, cost estimation, and discounting analysis techniques. Economic analysis of depreciation, maintenance, replacement and upgrading and the impact of taxes, inflation and time on infrastructure development. Relevant software and projects are used.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 122, Engineering 131, Engineering 152 and Math 192
Three hours lecture and three-hour tutorial per week

252 FUNDAMENTALS OF PROCESS ENGINEERING
The main objective of this course is to develop the student’s ability to perform mass and energy balances on reactive and non-reactive processes. Introductory topics include systems of units and a study of process variables such as temperature, pressure, and flowrate. Also covered are fundamental properties of multiphase systems: phase equilibrium, vapour pressure, phase rule, Raoult’s and Henry’s Laws, and colligative properties. Emphasis is placed on developing problem-solving skills.
PREREQUISITE:  Engineering 261 and Math 291
Three lecture hours and two tutorial hours per week

261 THERMO FLUIDS I
This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of thermodynamics (first and second laws) and the application of these principles to engineering problems. Topics included are: the nature and forms of energy; basic concepts of systems, properties, states and processes; energy transfer as work and heat; energy and The First Law of Thermodynamics; entropy and The Second Law of Thermodynamics; and heat engine cycles. The analysis of various systems for power generation or refrigeration is also included.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 122, Engineering 131 and Engineering 152. Math 291 must be completed or taken concurrently
Three hours lecture and three lab hours per week

262 THERMO FLUIDS II
This course is an introduction to the field of fluid mechanics. Topics covered include properties of fluids, forces on submerged surfaces, stability of floating objects, ideal fluid flow, and momentum and energy methods. Concepts of similitude are introduced and fundamental scaling parameters in real fluids. Turbulence is introduced; pipe flow problems and lift/drag problems are solved.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 261 and Math 291
Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week

281 ELECTRIC  CIRCUITS I
This course is a study of topics such as Ohm’s laws, Kirchoff ’s laws, equilibrium, equations, Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems, transient circuit sinusoidal steady state response, complex impedance, complex frequency, and magnetically coupled circuits,
PREREQUISITE:  Engineering 122, Engineering 131, Engineering 152, Math 192 and Physics 112
Three hours lecture and two hours tutorial per week

282 ELECTRIC  CIRCUITS II
This course is a continuation of Engineering 281, expanding upon concepts introduced in the first course. This will include two port networks, Fourier series and Fourier transforms, Laplace transforms, Bode and Polar plots, and Filters.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 281
Three hours lecture and two hours tutorial per week

Course Level: 
300 Level
Courses: 

322 ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS
This course covers the basic types of measurement of many fundamental physical phenomena, including time, distance, displacements, speed, rates, force, flow, temperature, pressure, stress and strain, and frequency. An introduction to digital and analog electronics is a component of the course, but the focus is on understanding ways to sense physical parameters. This course has a significant field component.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 371 must be completed or taken concurrently
Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week

326 MATERIALS, MECHANICS, AND MANUFACTURING
This course covers the basic theory and practice of modern manufacturing processes in an applied context.  Students will experience machining, forming, and casting of objects using a variety of materials. Material properties are investigated and mechanical properties analyzed with consideration for optimal performance.  Students will produce parts using CAD/CAM/CNC tools and assess part quality to predefined specifications and tolerances. Lab periods will include hands-on machining and industrial field tours.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 371 must be completed or taken concurrently
Three lecture hours and three lab hours per week

327 MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC CONTROL
This course introduces students to the complexity of automating machines. Building on previous machine design and electric circuit’s courses, students will investigate and experiment with all aspects of electrical systems, mechanical systems and automatic control. Topics covered include:  history of machines, how machines work, concept of control, human interaction, instruments and measurements, control schematics, AC/DC machines and transformers, programmable technology, power electronics, electric motors, protection systems, and industrial safety. Labs involve reverse engineering exercises and industrial field trips are used to enhance understanding.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 322
Three lecture hours and three lab hours per week

334 INTRODUCTION TO MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING
This course covers fundamental skills associated with the development of computer-controlled intelligent systems and processes. Following a modern approach to mechanical engineering design, students will attempt synergistic integration of electronics, control systems, and mechanical components in a controlled laboratory environment. Students must demonstrate skills related to the selection, integration and/or calibration of sensors, actuators, signal conditioning, control algorithms, computer software, and hardware systems used to manage complexity, uncertainty, and communication in robotic systems.
PREREQUISITES:  Engineering 371 must be completed or taken concurrently
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

337 MECHATRONIC SYSTEM INTEGRATION AND INTERFACE DESIGN
This course focuses on the fundamentals of human and mechatronic system interaction and a systematic approach to its interface design. Signal generation, transmission, and interface design are the main topics of this course. Integration of the Mechatronics system focuses on the use of embedded electronics to control and monitor mechanical behavior in a mechatronic system. Following a user-centered design and observational philosophy, students will learn to evaluate the execution efficiency of typical voice, command and graphical (GUI) user interfaces to interact with the mechatronic system with the specific aim of monitoring and control. Topics include: transducers, motors and actuators I/O and signaling, signal transmission philosophy and design, conducting user studies, evaluation techniques, information structure, and programming for interactive systems. Labview and Simulink interface software development packages are used.
PREREQUISITES: Engineering 334
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

339 MECHATRONICS COMPUTER-AIDED PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, MODELLING, AND SIMULATION
This course reinforces students’ skills in solid modelling and expands into computational simulation. Utilizing advanced CAD/CAM/CAE simulation software such as SolidWorks, CATIA, Altair Hyperworks, ANSYS Workbench, and Stratsys Insight 3D printing software, and in a controlled environment, students engage in developing skills required to work in today’s industrial and integrated computer-aided product development. The course focuses on a hands-on approach to product innovation and the effective use of computational simulation technology. The course covers aspects of structural and mechanical CAE/FEA as well as thermal management CAE/CFD simulations when designing intelligent mechatronics products.
PREREQUISITES: Engineering 334
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

344 INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ENGINEERING
This introductory course considers current and promising future energy systems. Topics introduced include available resources, extraction requirements, energy conversion technologies and end use applications and technologies. An emphasis is placed on meeting the needs of a future of global energy supply and its associated challenges. Students will develop a technical and analytical framework with which they can evaluate energy supply alternatives in the context of political, economic, environmental and social goals. Life cycle analysis is also considered. Topics introduced in this course may be covered in greater depth in other sustainable energy focus-area electives.
PREREQUISITES:  Engineering 371 must be completed or taken at least concurrently
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

347 RENEWABLE ENERGY POWER SYSTEMS
This course examines the two most prolific renewable energy technologies of today: solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind. Students will be introduced to the fundamental operating principles, power conversion technologies and grid integration details. Energy storage technologies and their associated integration to the grid will be considered. Emphasis will be placed on electrical characteristics and electric power conversion technologies. A background in electric circuits, machines and power conversion will be useful and further developed. Students will develop a working background in the technology fundamentals for the solar and wind industry.
PREREQUISITES: Engineering 344
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

349 ENERGY CONVERSION
This course covers fundamentals of thermodynamics, chemistry, flow and transport processes as applied to energy systems. Topics include analysis of energy conversion in thermomechanical, thermochemical, electrochemical, and photoelectric processes in existing and future power and transportation systems, with emphasis on efficiency, environmental impact and performance. Systems utilizing fossil fuels, hydrogen, nuclear and renewable resources, over a range of sizes and scales are discussed. Applications include fuel reforming, hydrogen and synthetic fuel production, fuel cells and batteries, combustion, hybrids, catalysis, supercritical and combined cycles, photovoltaics, etc. The course also deals with different forms of energy storage and transmission, and optimal source utilization and fuel-life cycle analysis.
PREREQUISITES: Engineering 344
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

354 INTRODUCTION TO BIORESOURCES ENGINEERING
Growing environmental problems created by unsustainable use of fossil resources is forcing us to move from a synthetic-based economy to a bio-based one. This introductory course will provide the fundamental skills in developing environmental technologies to enable students to pursue career opportunities in a range of industries. Looking into different resources available within the biosphere, students will learn to apply engineering knowledge for its sustainable use. Concepts of a bio-refinery will be introduced for developing fundamental understanding of integrated conversion processes (thermal, chemical and biological). Understanding the concepts of enzymatic and cellular kinetics, students will learn to design bioreactors. This course will also review the fundamental concepts of life-cycle analysis and explore the application of it to selected environmental projects.
PREREQUISITES:  Engineering 371 must be completed or taken at least concurrently
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

357 ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS OF BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS
This course will focus on the understanding of the basic molecular structures of biological materials, such as wood, bioplastics, biocomposites and biofuels, and their engineering applications. It will develop the fundamental understanding of relationships between composition, structure and properties of various materials of biological origin. It will also address molecular design of new biological materials applying the molecular structural principles. The long-term goal of this course is to teach molecular design of new biological materials for a broad range of applications. A brief history of biological materials and its future perspective as well as its impact to the society will also be discussed.
PREREQUISITES:  Engineering 354
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

359 CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES
Processes used in the chemical and biological industries, which emphasize underlying physical, chemical, and biological principles, will be introduced. By carrying out the mass and energy balances, student will conduct design and economic assessment of major chemical and biological engineering processes. Introduction to modelling of chemical processes will be covered in this course.
PREREQUISITES:  Engineering 354
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

363 THERMOFLUIDS III WITH HEAT TRANSFER
This course advances student knowledge across the related fields of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Generalized relationships are reviewed including ideal and real gas effects, gas tables, equations of state and generalized compressibility, enthalpy, and entropy charts. Applied experimentation with refrigerators, air conditioning and heat pumps is used to further enhance focus on conversion efficiency and performance. Flow in constant area ducts with friction and heat exchange, steady and unsteady heat conduction, convection and radiation phenomena with application to selected problems in several fields of engineering is also introduced.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 322
Three lecture hours and three lab hours per week

371 PROJECT-BASED PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE I
This course is the first of a four-course project-based stream that simulates the practice of a professional engineer.  Students working closely with faculty supervisors and industry partners will experience an actual research and development project where they are expected to research the problem and develop a highly technical solution that is not patented or commercially available. Following best practices in project management, students will develop detailed project proposals, conceptual designs, and proof of concepts within the ethical and safety considerations that are fundamental to the profession.  Concepts are further developed into operational prototypes during the second semester. 
PREREQUISITE:  Engineering 222 with a grade of at least 70%, Engineering 231, Engineering 234, Engineering 261, Engineering 281, Math 261 and Math 301
Six lecture hours and six lab hours per week

372 PROJECT-BASED PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE II
A continuation of Engineering 371, students will complete detailed designs of their concepts, build full-scale operational prototypes (where possible) and test them in a controlled laboratory and industrial environment (where possible).  Working closely with faculty and industry partners, students will prepare patent applications and develop commercialization plans for the products or processes developed.  Demonstration of concept during an end of year industry expo is required.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 371 with a grade of at least 60%
Six lecture hours and six lab hours per week

381 SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of systems engineering and a systems approach to analyzing complex problems.  Specific subjects covered include: logistics, reliability, safety, performance, and risk management.  Open-ended problems are used and students are expected to classify, categorize, and illustrate physical and functional relationships using schematic diagramming techniques.  Modeling of performance is introduced, but is covered in greater depth in the systems dynamics course to follow.  Systems considered in the course include human, ecological, transportation, communication, mechanical, electrical, and mechatronic.  This course utilizes a problem-based experiential teaching method with a significant field component.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 371 must be completed or taken concurrently
Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week

382 SYSTEM DYNAMICS WITH SIMULATION
This course introduces the analysis and control of dynamic systems, with concepts and examples drawn from all disciplines. It includes development and analysis of differential equation models for mechanical, electrical, thermal, and fluid systems, including some sensors. Systems are primarily analyzed using Laplace transforms and computer simulation methods. Analysis concepts cover first, second, and higher order differential equations, transient characteristics, transfer functions, stability, dominance, and frequency response. Properties of systems include time constant, natural and damped frequency, and damping ratio.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 381
Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week

385 ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS OF NUMERICAL METHODS
This course focuses on the use of numerical techniques and engineering tools, including industrial statistical tools for the design of experiments (DOE), to solve complex real world engineering problems. Students are introduced to numerical algorithms with primary objective of the course to be development of the basic understanding of the construction of applicability and limits of these algorithms and their appropriate use. Recommended list of topics includes accuracy and efficiency of numerical approximation, root finding of nonlinear equations, interpolation and approximation, numerical differentiation, numerical integration and quadrature, Fourier Transform and its applications and solution of differential equations and boundary value problems. Extensive use of high level programing tools like MATLAB is expected.
PREREQUISITES:  Admission to the Engineering Program and Math 301
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

Course Level: 
400 Level
Courses: 

421 FACILITATED STUDY AND EXPERIMENTAL PRACTICE
This course provides an individual assessment of the students’ engineering knowledge to date in the context of their assigned industry-sponsored project. Students in consultation with faculty will determine knowledge and skill requirements of their project and develop a study and experimentation plan to fill gaps in the students’ knowledge and experience. The content of the course will be customized to each student and his or her individual needs.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 372
Three lecture hours per week

423 (Formerly 443) TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
This course provides an overview on how to start and sustain a technology-oriented company.  Topics discussed will include the role of technology in society, intellectual property, patents, business plans, financial planning, sources of capital, business structure, liability, tax implications, sales, marketing, operational and human resource management.  This course will be taught using problem-based and experiential learning strategies with involvement from real life entrepreneurs as motivators and facilitators.
Cross-listed with Computer Science 384
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 372
Three lecture hours per week

431 ADVANCED FABRICATION TECHNIQUES AND COMPUTER-INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING
This course concentrates on manufacturing knowledge with a focus on advanced fabrication techniques (AFT) and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM).  Students will expand their knowledge of traditional processes including CAD/CAM, forming, welding, milling, etc. leading into innovative advanced fabrication techniques in additive and precision manufacturing, next generation electronics, robotics and smart automation (CIM), and sustainable and green manufacturing modeling and simulation in the manufacturing process developed through lectures and labs. Integration of CIM into supply chain design and management is emphasized based on synergistic application of mechatronics approach and philosophy.
PREREQUISITES:  Engineering 326 and Engineering 334
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

433 INNOVATIONS IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
This course introduces the study of medicine by focusing on innovations in medical devices, and future trends in materials, especially the increasing use of bio-resources, informatics, and mechatronics engineering applications in orthopedic, rehabilitation, simulation and education technologies. In its broader context, this course focuses on four areas of biotechnology, biomechanics, biomaterials and biosignals. Through a hands-on approach, the course focuses on innovative product development related to bio-signal, instrumentation, sensing, and image processing. Students will also gain an appreciation for the collaborative, interdisciplinary nature of engineering in medicine and its potential impact on society.
PREREQUISITES: Engineering 371
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

435 ADVANCED ROBOTIC DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
This course advances the fundamentals of robotics through exposure to in-depth knowledge and understanding of kinematics, dynamics, control and trajectory with applications to autonomous vehicles, automated manufacturing and processing and mobile robotics. Areas of interest include: position transformation and control, rigid body motion, kinematic control, compliance and force control.
PREREQUISITES:  Engineering 334
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

471 PROJECT-BASED PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE III
This course builds on concepts and knowledge learned throughout the third year of the program.  Fourth-year students will assume a leadership role in dual cohort (third and fourth year) project teams.  Working closely with industry partners and faculty supervisors, students must develop innovative and technology-based solutions with a high level of technical sophistication.  Lessons learned from previous project experiences must be applied and students will rely heavily on knowledge content and skills acquired through their engineering science courses.  Lab hours will include professional development exercises in isolation of, and preparation for industry projects.  Design concepts are further developed into operational prototypes during the second semester. As with all project-based courses, professional responsibility/accountability and an appreciation for best practices and ethical behaviour must be demonstrated.
PREREQUISITE:  Engineering 372 with a grade of at least 60%, Engineering 327, Engineering 363, and Engineering 382
Six lecture hours and six lab hours per week

472 PROJECT-BASED PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IV
A continuation of Engineering 471, this course is the capstone and culmination of all that has been learned in the program.  Students will complete detailed designs of their concepts, build full-scale operational prototypes (where possible) and test them in a fully operational industrial involvement.  Working closely with industry clients, students will prepare patents and attempt commercialization of products or processes developed.  Students are exposed to all aspects of project management, engineering economics, law, ethics, and safety; and capability outcomes are closely monitored in this class. Demonstration of concept during an end of year industry expo is required.
PREREQUISITE:  Engineering 471 with a grade of at least 60%
Six hours of lecture and six hours of lab per week

481-482 DIRECTED STUDIES IN ENGINEERING
Available to advanced engineering students at the discretion of the department. Entry to the course, course content, and the conditions under which the course may be offered will be subject to the approval of the Chair of the Department and the Dean of the Faculty. (See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies.)

491-492 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING
This course provides students with an opportunity to pursue special topics in engineering. The course content and its offering in any one semester will be at the discretion of the Department. Interested students should contact the Department to confirm the details of the course and its offering.

Calendar Courses

121 ENGINEERING COMMUNICATIONS
This course is a basic introduction to the profession, to the design process, and to the way that engineers communicate through drawing, writing and speaking. The course stresses the importance of creativity and social responsibility in engineering. Topics include basic engineering concepts, simple engineering design projects, presentation of graphical material for engineering designs, and technical reporting, which includes verbal, written, and graphical means. There is an emphasis on group work in engineering.
PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Engineering Program. Math 191, Physics 111, and Engineering 131 must be completed or taken concurrently
Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week

122 ENGINEERING ANALYSIS
This course is a continuation of the design process and engineering professionalism introduced in Engineering 121. Emphasis is placed on the development of a structured problem solving capability that can be generally applied in most industrial environments. As with all UPEI design courses, the content is delivered primarily through facilitated exercises and a project based learning environment. Students are expected to be self directed and are required to analyze situations in a systematic and scientific manner. In order to perform engineering analysis, a basic understanding of math and engineering science (i.e. statics, strength of materials, material science, material balance, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics , circuits, measurements, etc.). is required and an overview of these areas is provided. Students are also expected to integrate the knowledge and skills from other engineering science, math and general science courses. Computer aided tools introduced include Microsoft Excel, DataStudio, MatLab and Simulink. Demonstration of design concepts during end of year industry expo is required.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 121 with a grade of at least 60%, Math 191, and Physics 111
Three hours lecture and three hours of lab per week

131 (Formerly 132) COMPUTER PROGRAMMING WITH ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS
This course is a study of computer programming as it relates to engineering. Topics include problem solving, algorithm design, software standards, operating systems, computer components, data types, control structures, repetition, loops, nested structures, modular programming and arrays. Several programming languages and programs are used including MS Excel, Matlab and C.
PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Engineering Program
Three lecture hours and two lab hours per week

152 (Formerly 151) ENGINEERING AND THE BIOSPHERE
The course focuses on the relationship between living systems and the man-made environment as it applies to engineering design. The relevance of biology to industrial and engineering applications is emphasized. Laboratory sessions will make extensive use of field trips to local sites. This course includes a basic introduction to cell structure and function, microbiology and toxicology, nutrient cycles, communities and ecology as it relates to understanding the impacts of man-made systems and structures. 
PREREQUISITES: Admission to the Engineering Program
Three lecture hours and three lab hours per week

212 GEOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS
This course provides a basic overview of key geological processes and principles with emphasis on practical aspects of geology as they apply to engineering and related disciplines. Topics include rock types, rock formation, plate tectonics, glaciation, erosion, earth materials, geological mapping, stratigraphy and structural geology. An appreciation for ore forming processes, mineral resources, geothermal energy, environmental geology, and groundwater resources is also development. Laboratory activities focus on basic mineral and rock identification, and interpretation of topographic and geological maps.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 152
Three lecture hours and two lab hours per week

221 ENGINEERING PROJECTS I
This course is the first in a two-course sequence, which provides a complete community design experience.  In 221, students go through a self-selecting team and project based process in response to request for proposals prepared by community partners.  Students are required to research and analyze the client’s situation (internal/external) and develop detailed analytical proposals and conceptual design options for their community partner.  Concepts are developed into detailed designs and prototypes in Engineering 122. End of term client presentation are used as hold points and to provide focus and direction for the second term. 
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 122 with a grade of at least 60%, Engineering 131, Engineering 152, Physics 112, Chemistry 112, Math 221 and Math 192
Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week

222 ENGINEERING PROJECTS II
A continuation of engineering 221, students will complete detailed paper designs of their concepts, in-depth engineering analysis, as well as develop a physical model or demonstration to support the recommended design solution.  Working closely with community partners and faculty, students will learn how to manage a complex client oriented project, supported by accurate numerical analysis and professional documentation.  Client interaction and presentations occur at selected hold points and demonstration of concept at a public industry expo is required.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 221 with a grade of at least 60% 
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

224 INTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
This course is an introduction to the field of structural analysis as an applied discipline. Building on deflection and truss analysis from previous mechanics courses, students are exposed to concepts of influence, flexibility, stiffness, impact and other analytical techniques and dynamic loading in rigid structures. The National Building Code and material resistance is also introduced.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 231 
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

225 MATERIALS SCIENCE
This course is an introduction to the properties and behaviour of engineering materials. Topics include atomic structure and bonding, crystalline structures, deformation, metallic structures, hardening and annealing, phase diagrams, ceramics, polymers, composites, electrical and optical properties. Computer applications are used.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 122, Chemistry 111 and Math 291
Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week

231 STRENGTH OF MATERIALS
This course is an introduction to the study of stress, strain and deformation of a solid body subjected to static forces. Topics include elastic and plastic stress, strain, Mohr’s circle, torsion, behaviour of beams and columns. Computer applications and hands-on laboratory experiments are used.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 122 and Math 192
Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week

234 ENGINEERING DYNAMICS
This course is a study of mechanics concerned with the state of motion of rigid bodies that are subject to the action of forces. The course considers the kinematics and kinetics of motion applied particles and rigid bodies particularly as it relates to engineering applications and design. Topics include rectilinear and curvilinear motions, normal and tangential coordinates, dependent motion, Newton’s Laws of Motion, energy and momentum methods.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 122, Engineering 131, Engineering 152 and Math 192
Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week

235 KINEMATICS AND DYNAMICS OF MACHINES
This course introduces fundamental concepts in the analysis of linkages and other aspects of complex machinery. Using graphical and analytical methods and relying on static and dynamic principles previously learned, students are exposed to a variety of cams, gears and trains in an applied context. Simple gyroscopic effects are also introduced.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 234 and Math 291
Three hours lecture and three hours of laboratory per week

242 FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
This course is an introduction to the field of environmental engineering with a focus on understanding the effects of man-made pollutants on natural systems (physical, chemical). Particular emphasis is placed on the identification, analysis and design of solid and wastewater management systems in a sustainable and responsible manner.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 152
Three hours of lecture and two hours of tutorial per week

243 ENGINEERING ECONOMICS
This course provides students with the fundamentals of engineering economics and finance financial aspects in the context of professional engineering practice. Topics include the time value of money, project screening, cost estimation, and discounting analysis techniques. Economic analysis of depreciation, maintenance, replacement and upgrading and the impact of taxes, inflation and time on infrastructure development. Relevant software and projects are used.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 122, Engineering 131, Engineering 152 and Math 192
Three hours lecture and three-hour tutorial per week

252 FUNDAMENTALS OF PROCESS ENGINEERING
The main objective of this course is to develop the student’s ability to perform mass and energy balances on reactive and non-reactive processes. Introductory topics include systems of units and a study of process variables such as temperature, pressure, and flowrate. Also covered are fundamental properties of multiphase systems: phase equilibrium, vapour pressure, phase rule, Raoult’s and Henry’s Laws, and colligative properties. Emphasis is placed on developing problem-solving skills.
PREREQUISITE:  Engineering 261 and Math 291
Three lecture hours and two tutorial hours per week

261 THERMO FLUIDS I
This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles of thermodynamics (first and second laws) and the application of these principles to engineering problems. Topics included are: the nature and forms of energy; basic concepts of systems, properties, states and processes; energy transfer as work and heat; energy and The First Law of Thermodynamics; entropy and The Second Law of Thermodynamics; and heat engine cycles. The analysis of various systems for power generation or refrigeration is also included.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 122, Engineering 131 and Engineering 152. Math 291 must be completed or taken concurrently
Three hours lecture and three lab hours per week

262 THERMO FLUIDS II
This course is an introduction to the field of fluid mechanics. Topics covered include properties of fluids, forces on submerged surfaces, stability of floating objects, ideal fluid flow, and momentum and energy methods. Concepts of similitude are introduced and fundamental scaling parameters in real fluids. Turbulence is introduced; pipe flow problems and lift/drag problems are solved.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 261 and Math 291
Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week

281 ELECTRIC  CIRCUITS I
This course is a study of topics such as Ohm’s laws, Kirchoff ’s laws, equilibrium, equations, Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems, transient circuit sinusoidal steady state response, complex impedance, complex frequency, and magnetically coupled circuits,
PREREQUISITE:  Engineering 122, Engineering 131, Engineering 152, Math 192 and Physics 112
Three hours lecture and two hours tutorial per week

282 ELECTRIC  CIRCUITS II
This course is a continuation of Engineering 281, expanding upon concepts introduced in the first course. This will include two port networks, Fourier series and Fourier transforms, Laplace transforms, Bode and Polar plots, and Filters.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 281
Three hours lecture and two hours tutorial per week

322 ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS
This course covers the basic types of measurement of many fundamental physical phenomena, including time, distance, displacements, speed, rates, force, flow, temperature, pressure, stress and strain, and frequency. An introduction to digital and analog electronics is a component of the course, but the focus is on understanding ways to sense physical parameters. This course has a significant field component.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 371 must be completed or taken concurrently
Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week

326 MATERIALS, MECHANICS, AND MANUFACTURING
This course covers the basic theory and practice of modern manufacturing processes in an applied context.  Students will experience machining, forming, and casting of objects using a variety of materials. Material properties are investigated and mechanical properties analyzed with consideration for optimal performance.  Students will produce parts using CAD/CAM/CNC tools and assess part quality to predefined specifications and tolerances. Lab periods will include hands-on machining and industrial field tours.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 371 must be completed or taken concurrently
Three lecture hours and three lab hours per week

327 MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC CONTROL
This course introduces students to the complexity of automating machines. Building on previous machine design and electric circuit’s courses, students will investigate and experiment with all aspects of electrical systems, mechanical systems and automatic control. Topics covered include:  history of machines, how machines work, concept of control, human interaction, instruments and measurements, control schematics, AC/DC machines and transformers, programmable technology, power electronics, electric motors, protection systems, and industrial safety. Labs involve reverse engineering exercises and industrial field trips are used to enhance understanding.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 322
Three lecture hours and three lab hours per week

334 INTRODUCTION TO MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING
This course covers fundamental skills associated with the development of computer-controlled intelligent systems and processes. Following a modern approach to mechanical engineering design, students will attempt synergistic integration of electronics, control systems, and mechanical components in a controlled laboratory environment. Students must demonstrate skills related to the selection, integration and/or calibration of sensors, actuators, signal conditioning, control algorithms, computer software, and hardware systems used to manage complexity, uncertainty, and communication in robotic systems.
PREREQUISITES:  Engineering 371 must be completed or taken concurrently
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

337 MECHATRONIC SYSTEM INTEGRATION AND INTERFACE DESIGN
This course focuses on the fundamentals of human and mechatronic system interaction and a systematic approach to its interface design. Signal generation, transmission, and interface design are the main topics of this course. Integration of the Mechatronics system focuses on the use of embedded electronics to control and monitor mechanical behavior in a mechatronic system. Following a user-centered design and observational philosophy, students will learn to evaluate the execution efficiency of typical voice, command and graphical (GUI) user interfaces to interact with the mechatronic system with the specific aim of monitoring and control. Topics include: transducers, motors and actuators I/O and signaling, signal transmission philosophy and design, conducting user studies, evaluation techniques, information structure, and programming for interactive systems. Labview and Simulink interface software development packages are used.
PREREQUISITES: Engineering 334
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

339 MECHATRONICS COMPUTER-AIDED PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, MODELLING, AND SIMULATION
This course reinforces students’ skills in solid modelling and expands into computational simulation. Utilizing advanced CAD/CAM/CAE simulation software such as SolidWorks, CATIA, Altair Hyperworks, ANSYS Workbench, and Stratsys Insight 3D printing software, and in a controlled environment, students engage in developing skills required to work in today’s industrial and integrated computer-aided product development. The course focuses on a hands-on approach to product innovation and the effective use of computational simulation technology. The course covers aspects of structural and mechanical CAE/FEA as well as thermal management CAE/CFD simulations when designing intelligent mechatronics products.
PREREQUISITES: Engineering 334
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

344 INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ENGINEERING
This introductory course considers current and promising future energy systems. Topics introduced include available resources, extraction requirements, energy conversion technologies and end use applications and technologies. An emphasis is placed on meeting the needs of a future of global energy supply and its associated challenges. Students will develop a technical and analytical framework with which they can evaluate energy supply alternatives in the context of political, economic, environmental and social goals. Life cycle analysis is also considered. Topics introduced in this course may be covered in greater depth in other sustainable energy focus-area electives.
PREREQUISITES:  Engineering 371 must be completed or taken at least concurrently
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

347 RENEWABLE ENERGY POWER SYSTEMS
This course examines the two most prolific renewable energy technologies of today: solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind. Students will be introduced to the fundamental operating principles, power conversion technologies and grid integration details. Energy storage technologies and their associated integration to the grid will be considered. Emphasis will be placed on electrical characteristics and electric power conversion technologies. A background in electric circuits, machines and power conversion will be useful and further developed. Students will develop a working background in the technology fundamentals for the solar and wind industry.
PREREQUISITES: Engineering 344
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

349 ENERGY CONVERSION
This course covers fundamentals of thermodynamics, chemistry, flow and transport processes as applied to energy systems. Topics include analysis of energy conversion in thermomechanical, thermochemical, electrochemical, and photoelectric processes in existing and future power and transportation systems, with emphasis on efficiency, environmental impact and performance. Systems utilizing fossil fuels, hydrogen, nuclear and renewable resources, over a range of sizes and scales are discussed. Applications include fuel reforming, hydrogen and synthetic fuel production, fuel cells and batteries, combustion, hybrids, catalysis, supercritical and combined cycles, photovoltaics, etc. The course also deals with different forms of energy storage and transmission, and optimal source utilization and fuel-life cycle analysis.
PREREQUISITES: Engineering 344
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

354 INTRODUCTION TO BIORESOURCES ENGINEERING
Growing environmental problems created by unsustainable use of fossil resources is forcing us to move from a synthetic-based economy to a bio-based one. This introductory course will provide the fundamental skills in developing environmental technologies to enable students to pursue career opportunities in a range of industries. Looking into different resources available within the biosphere, students will learn to apply engineering knowledge for its sustainable use. Concepts of a bio-refinery will be introduced for developing fundamental understanding of integrated conversion processes (thermal, chemical and biological). Understanding the concepts of enzymatic and cellular kinetics, students will learn to design bioreactors. This course will also review the fundamental concepts of life-cycle analysis and explore the application of it to selected environmental projects.
PREREQUISITES:  Engineering 371 must be completed or taken at least concurrently
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

357 ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS OF BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS
This course will focus on the understanding of the basic molecular structures of biological materials, such as wood, bioplastics, biocomposites and biofuels, and their engineering applications. It will develop the fundamental understanding of relationships between composition, structure and properties of various materials of biological origin. It will also address molecular design of new biological materials applying the molecular structural principles. The long-term goal of this course is to teach molecular design of new biological materials for a broad range of applications. A brief history of biological materials and its future perspective as well as its impact to the society will also be discussed.
PREREQUISITES:  Engineering 354
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

359 CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES
Processes used in the chemical and biological industries, which emphasize underlying physical, chemical, and biological principles, will be introduced. By carrying out the mass and energy balances, student will conduct design and economic assessment of major chemical and biological engineering processes. Introduction to modelling of chemical processes will be covered in this course.
PREREQUISITES:  Engineering 354
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

363 THERMOFLUIDS III WITH HEAT TRANSFER
This course advances student knowledge across the related fields of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Generalized relationships are reviewed including ideal and real gas effects, gas tables, equations of state and generalized compressibility, enthalpy, and entropy charts. Applied experimentation with refrigerators, air conditioning and heat pumps is used to further enhance focus on conversion efficiency and performance. Flow in constant area ducts with friction and heat exchange, steady and unsteady heat conduction, convection and radiation phenomena with application to selected problems in several fields of engineering is also introduced.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 322
Three lecture hours and three lab hours per week

371 PROJECT-BASED PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE I
This course is the first of a four-course project-based stream that simulates the practice of a professional engineer.  Students working closely with faculty supervisors and industry partners will experience an actual research and development project where they are expected to research the problem and develop a highly technical solution that is not patented or commercially available. Following best practices in project management, students will develop detailed project proposals, conceptual designs, and proof of concepts within the ethical and safety considerations that are fundamental to the profession.  Concepts are further developed into operational prototypes during the second semester. 
PREREQUISITE:  Engineering 222 with a grade of at least 70%, Engineering 231, Engineering 234, Engineering 261, Engineering 281, Math 261 and Math 301
Six lecture hours and six lab hours per week

372 PROJECT-BASED PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE II
A continuation of Engineering 371, students will complete detailed designs of their concepts, build full-scale operational prototypes (where possible) and test them in a controlled laboratory and industrial environment (where possible).  Working closely with faculty and industry partners, students will prepare patent applications and develop commercialization plans for the products or processes developed.  Demonstration of concept during an end of year industry expo is required.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 371 with a grade of at least 60%
Six lecture hours and six lab hours per week

381 SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of systems engineering and a systems approach to analyzing complex problems.  Specific subjects covered include: logistics, reliability, safety, performance, and risk management.  Open-ended problems are used and students are expected to classify, categorize, and illustrate physical and functional relationships using schematic diagramming techniques.  Modeling of performance is introduced, but is covered in greater depth in the systems dynamics course to follow.  Systems considered in the course include human, ecological, transportation, communication, mechanical, electrical, and mechatronic.  This course utilizes a problem-based experiential teaching method with a significant field component.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 371 must be completed or taken concurrently
Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week

382 SYSTEM DYNAMICS WITH SIMULATION
This course introduces the analysis and control of dynamic systems, with concepts and examples drawn from all disciplines. It includes development and analysis of differential equation models for mechanical, electrical, thermal, and fluid systems, including some sensors. Systems are primarily analyzed using Laplace transforms and computer simulation methods. Analysis concepts cover first, second, and higher order differential equations, transient characteristics, transfer functions, stability, dominance, and frequency response. Properties of systems include time constant, natural and damped frequency, and damping ratio.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 381
Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week

385 ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS OF NUMERICAL METHODS
This course focuses on the use of numerical techniques and engineering tools, including industrial statistical tools for the design of experiments (DOE), to solve complex real world engineering problems. Students are introduced to numerical algorithms with primary objective of the course to be development of the basic understanding of the construction of applicability and limits of these algorithms and their appropriate use. Recommended list of topics includes accuracy and efficiency of numerical approximation, root finding of nonlinear equations, interpolation and approximation, numerical differentiation, numerical integration and quadrature, Fourier Transform and its applications and solution of differential equations and boundary value problems. Extensive use of high level programing tools like MATLAB is expected.
PREREQUISITES:  Admission to the Engineering Program and Math 301
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

421 FACILITATED STUDY AND EXPERIMENTAL PRACTICE
This course provides an individual assessment of the students’ engineering knowledge to date in the context of their assigned industry-sponsored project. Students in consultation with faculty will determine knowledge and skill requirements of their project and develop a study and experimentation plan to fill gaps in the students’ knowledge and experience. The content of the course will be customized to each student and his or her individual needs.
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 372
Three lecture hours per week

423 (Formerly 443) TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
This course provides an overview on how to start and sustain a technology-oriented company.  Topics discussed will include the role of technology in society, intellectual property, patents, business plans, financial planning, sources of capital, business structure, liability, tax implications, sales, marketing, operational and human resource management.  This course will be taught using problem-based and experiential learning strategies with involvement from real life entrepreneurs as motivators and facilitators.
Cross-listed with Computer Science 384
PREREQUISITE: Engineering 372
Three lecture hours per week

431 ADVANCED FABRICATION TECHNIQUES AND COMPUTER-INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING
This course concentrates on manufacturing knowledge with a focus on advanced fabrication techniques (AFT) and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM).  Students will expand their knowledge of traditional processes including CAD/CAM, forming, welding, milling, etc. leading into innovative advanced fabrication techniques in additive and precision manufacturing, next generation electronics, robotics and smart automation (CIM), and sustainable and green manufacturing modeling and simulation in the manufacturing process developed through lectures and labs. Integration of CIM into supply chain design and management is emphasized based on synergistic application of mechatronics approach and philosophy.
PREREQUISITES:  Engineering 326 and Engineering 334
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

433 INNOVATIONS IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
This course introduces the study of medicine by focusing on innovations in medical devices, and future trends in materials, especially the increasing use of bio-resources, informatics, and mechatronics engineering applications in orthopedic, rehabilitation, simulation and education technologies. In its broader context, this course focuses on four areas of biotechnology, biomechanics, biomaterials and biosignals. Through a hands-on approach, the course focuses on innovative product development related to bio-signal, instrumentation, sensing, and image processing. Students will also gain an appreciation for the collaborative, interdisciplinary nature of engineering in medicine and its potential impact on society.
PREREQUISITES: Engineering 371
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

435 ADVANCED ROBOTIC DYNAMICS AND CONTROL
This course advances the fundamentals of robotics through exposure to in-depth knowledge and understanding of kinematics, dynamics, control and trajectory with applications to autonomous vehicles, automated manufacturing and processing and mobile robotics. Areas of interest include: position transformation and control, rigid body motion, kinematic control, compliance and force control.
PREREQUISITES:  Engineering 334
Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week

471 PROJECT-BASED PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE III
This course builds on concepts and knowledge learned throughout the third year of the program.  Fourth-year students will assume a leadership role in dual cohort (third and fourth year) project teams.  Working closely with industry partners and faculty supervisors, students must develop innovative and technology-based solutions with a high level of technical sophistication.  Lessons learned from previous project experiences must be applied and students will rely heavily on knowledge content and skills acquired through their engineering science courses.  Lab hours will include professional development exercises in isolation of, and preparation for industry projects.  Design concepts are further developed into operational prototypes during the second semester. As with all project-based courses, professional responsibility/accountability and an appreciation for best practices and ethical behaviour must be demonstrated.
PREREQUISITE:  Engineering 372 with a grade of at least 60%, Engineering 327, Engineering 363, and Engineering 382
Six lecture hours and six lab hours per week

472 PROJECT-BASED PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IV
A continuation of Engineering 471, this course is the capstone and culmination of all that has been learned in the program.  Students will complete detailed designs of their concepts, build full-scale operational prototypes (where possible) and test them in a fully operational industrial involvement.  Working closely with industry clients, students will prepare patents and attempt commercialization of products or processes developed.  Students are exposed to all aspects of project management, engineering economics, law, ethics, and safety; and capability outcomes are closely monitored in this class. Demonstration of concept during an end of year industry expo is required.
PREREQUISITE:  Engineering 471 with a grade of at least 60%
Six hours of lecture and six hours of lab per week

481-482 DIRECTED STUDIES IN ENGINEERING
Available to advanced engineering students at the discretion of the department. Entry to the course, course content, and the conditions under which the course may be offered will be subject to the approval of the Chair of the Department and the Dean of the Faculty. (See Academic Regulation 9 for Regulations Governing Directed Studies.)

491-492 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENGINEERING
This course provides students with an opportunity to pursue special topics in engineering. The course content and its offering in any one semester will be at the discretion of the Department. Interested students should contact the Department to confirm the details of the course and its offering.