Sessional Instructors - Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering (Winter 2020)

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Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering
Sessional Instructors
Winter 2020

The University of Prince Edward Island Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering has openings for Sessional Instructors for the forthcoming 2020 Winter Semester for the following courses:

ENGN 2220 Engineering Projects II

Building on the work in Engineering 2210, students will complete detailed designs of their concepts, in-depth engineering analyses and develop a physical model or demonstration to support the recommended design solution. Working closely with community/industry partners and faculty, students learn how to manage a complex client oriented project, supported by accurate numerical analysis and professional documentation. Emphasis is placed on hands-on activities in a team-oriented environment to achieve an optimal working prototype, keeping in view the concepts of practicality, adoptability, economics and sustainability.

Three lecture hours and three design studio (lab) hours per week; team-taught with a faculty member


ENGN 2430 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.

Three lecture hours and three tutorial hours per week


ENGN 3820 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.

Three lecture hours and three lab hours per week


SDE 8040 Design of Experiments

This course focuses on the design, implementation, and analysis of engineering, scientific, and computer-based experiments. The course will examine the proper and scientific approach to experimentation, modeling, simulation, and analysis of data. Various designs are discussed and their respective advantages and disadvantages are noted. Factorial designs and sensitivity analysis will be studied in detail because of its relevance to various industries. Use of software for designing and analyzing experiments will also be used. For experiments that involved mainly physical quantities and natural phenomena, techniques of dimensional analysis will also be introduced.

Three lecture hours per week



Successful candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant engineering discipline. A Master’s Degree in a relevant engineering discipline, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience, would be considered a strong asset. For ENGN 2220, candidates must be registered as a Professional Engineer on Prince Edward Island. For ENGN 2430, ENGN 3820 and SDE 8040, candidates should be registered, or be eligible to be registered, as a Professional Engineer on Prince Edward Island. In all cases, professional engineering experience is expected and will be an important consideration in the selection process.

Preference will be given to qualified candidates with seniority on the UPEI Sessional Roster of the academic unit.

Application Instructions:

Applications must specify the specific course(s) to which you are applying; and include a resume specifying academic qualifications, relevant teaching and professional experience and three references.

Submit application to:

Nicholas Krouglicof, Dean

Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering

University of Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3

Phone: 902-566-0505

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Closing date for applications is July 31, 2019

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.