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Courses - August 2022

Level 1

Course Details

Chemistry
CHEM72005

Description:

This course provides students with the opportunity to perform a number of chemistry experiments increasing their practical knowledge, investigation skills, chemical processes in industrial settings and safety awareness. Topics covered may include: chemical reactions, acids and bases, Newton's Law of Cooling, reduction and oxidation, polymerization and synthesis of acetylene.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Conestoga 101
CON0101

Description:

This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.

  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Project 1A - Building Science
DSGN71140

Description:

In this course the student will be introduced to the application of Building design and construction processes through a small building (house). Given the Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR), the student will complete a simple building shell layout using basic Building Science principles. Drawings of the building will be produced using AutoCAD and Revit. Spatial requirements for systems and equipment will be considered.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Foundation Module (Building Systems Engineering)
FND71080

Description:

The Foundation Module is a 2-week preparatory session designed to provide students with the required fundamental skills to be successful within the Building Systems Engineering degree program. This module will provide the student with their first exposure to Project Based Learning, and serve as preparation for this alternative approach to learning which forms the basis of the program's structure. This module will also introduce the student to the fundamental principles of team work, and the skills necessary to be an effective and productive member of a team. In addition to refreshing their knowledge base in a variety of aspects of the program's curriculum, students will develop and apply skills in teamwork, computer aided design, graphic communication and verbal presentation through the completion of a program project.

  • Hours: 40
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Calculus for Engineering
MATH71561

Description:

Topics in this course include: algebraic, trigonometric functions and their graphs, limits, continuity, derivatives, applications such as tangent lines, extreme values, and linear approximations. Integral calculus, fundamental theorems, integral as area, indefinite and definite integrals, transcendental functions, methods of integration.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Building Materials and Processes
MATR71030

Description:

In this course the student will learn the basics of building components and construction. The materials that are commonly used will be discussed. The construction process and health and safety considerations will be covered.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Physics - Mechanical
PHYS71095

Description:

Topics in this physics course include fundamental mechanics: scientific units and accuracy of measurement, kinematics, dynamics, energy and momentum (linear and rotational), centroid, moment of inertia, static equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, and simple harmonic motion.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Introduction to Natural Sciences
SCIE71000

Description:

This course examines several areas in the natural sciences including astronomy, earth sciences and biology. In the astronomy section, students acquire a basic understanding of the universe, its origins and composition, and the inter-relationships between galaxies, stars and planets, including those in our own solar system. Cosmology and current ideas regarding space and time are also discussed. In the geology section of the course, students acquire a basic understanding of various geological principles including Earth’s structure and materials, Earth’s history, Earth’s processes and the impact of natural disasters Current research into the prediction of natural disasters and the study and use of Earth’s materials are also discussed In the biology section, students examine various sub-disciplines of biology, thereby gaining an understanding of the nature of life and its complex interactions with the biotic and abiotic environments. The impact of and preventative measures for spread of infectious diseases, advancements in DNA technology and the health of our biosphere are also discussed. . Research methods are also discussed and the impact of current research in the Natural sciences in contemporary society is assessed. Throughout the course, students develop critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Group Dynamics
SOC71500

Description:

This course will focus on comprehensive theoretical understanding of group process, personal skill development and application through intensive team work. These skills are of critical importance in both professional and social settings. Through guided exploration and application of theoretical paradigms and practical strategies, students will achieve the necessary skills to succeed in and lead effective teams. The course consists in an intensive experiential approach – learning by doing – enabling participants to become effective, practiced team members with experience applying skills necessary for leadership, analysis and evaluation, problem solving, and conflict management. Individual and team activities enhance participants’ skills to work with a variety of personalities in diverse situations, and to effectively assume various professional roles within a team.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 2

Course Details

Heating and Cooling Load Calculations and Psychrometrics
BES71000

Description:

In this course the student will be introduced to basic heat transfer calculations and energy analysis of moist air. Manual calculations of heat loss through building envelopes and heat gain will be carried out. Ventilation requirements will be discussed and calculated. Solar radiation effects on buildings will be analyzed.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Project 1A - Building Envelope and System Design
DSGN71150

Description:

In this course the student will detail the building envelope developed in the first semester Project. Heating and cooling loads for the building will be calculated. Basic Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems for small buildings will be introduced. Basic forced air duct design will be introduced and a ductwork system and equipment layout for the project building will be developed by the student. A mechanical design computer program (Revit MEP) will be used to produce CAD drawings of the duct layout.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Scientific and Technical Communications
ENGL71200

Description:

Documents that are written for scientific or technical purposes are written in a very precise and specific way that does not permit variations in interpretation. This course will prepare students to communicate scientific and technical information concisely and accurately using appropriate formats and graphic support. Students will study technical communication theory/ practice and apply the knowledge to creating, critiquing, and presenting technical documents. An oral presentation will emphasize the clear and concise communication of technical details and the use of appropriate visual support for technical information.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Linear Algebra
MATH71000

Description:

The topics covered in this course include: methods of solving a set of linear equations, matrix algebra and matrix determinant, linear transformations; spatial vectors.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Statics and Strength of Materials
MATR71025

Description:

The topics in this course include: static equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; static equilibrium analysis of structures and structural components; stress-strain concepts and relations; force, elastic stress-strain and deformation analyses of axially loaded components and circular shafts or tubes under torsion; shear force and bending moment diagrams of beam; two- and three- dimensional force vector analysis; trusses and frames analysis: method of joint, method of section; centroid, moments of inertia and polar moment of inertia.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: PHYS71095
  • CoRequisites:

Physics
PHYS71020

Description:

Topics covered in this course include: physics of electric charge and electric field; electric flux, potential, current, capacitance, resistance; AC/DC circuits; magnetism, electromagnetic induction, Faraday’s law; an introduction to electromagnetic waves and optics.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH71560 OR MATH71561
  • CoRequisites:

Level 3

Course Details

Fire and Smoke Control
BES72000

Description:

In this course the student will be introduced to the requirements for control of fire and smoke in buildings. Part 3 of the Ontario Building Code will be reviewed to determine fire and smoke control options for various types of buildings. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements for sprinkler, standpipe and other fire suppression systems will be covered. Methods to control spread of smoke in buildings will be investigated.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: CHEM72000 OR CHEM72005
  • CoRequisites:

Co-op and Career Preparation
CEPR71050

Description:

This series of modules prepares degree level students for job searching for their co-op work terms with the guidance of a Co-op Advisor. Students will examine the co-operative education policies and procedures and will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace concerning social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues while deepening their awareness of self-reflective practices. Students will critically reflect on their skills, attitudes, and expectations and evaluate available opportunities in the workplace. Successful completion of these modules is a requirement for co-op eligibility.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Project 2A - Commercial Building
DSGN72250

Description:

In this project the student will develop a commercial building integrating Building Science and design principles from previous semesters. CAD tools will be employed in the process. Heating and cooling loads will be calculated using appropriate Computer Energy Analysis software. Appropriate HVAC systems will be researched and applied in the project building. Fire and smoke control strategies will be incorporated into the project. Basic utility cost estimating will be introduced in the building design process.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: DSGN71150
  • CoRequisites:

Electrical and Electronic Foundations
ELCN71025

Description:

Topics in this course include: electric circuit laws; resistive network analysis; AC circuits; electric circuits in transient state; operational amplifiers; diode and transistor circuits; digital logic circuits.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH71560 OR MATH71561 AND PHYS71020
  • CoRequisites:

Advanced Calculus
MATH71570

Description:

Topics in this course include: conic sections, parameterized curves, and vectors in the plane and in space; vector-valued functions and space curves; integration in vector fields; multivariable functions, partial derivatives, gradient vectors, and multiple integrals. Power series, Taylor and Maclaurin series are also presented. Application of mathematical concepts to various engineering fields is also emphasized.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH71560 OR MATH71561
  • CoRequisites:

Strength of Materials II
MATR72050

Description:

The topics covered in this course include: beams in elastic bending; buckling of columns; thin-walled pressure vessel; combined stresses: stress and strain transformations, principal stresses and principal strains; failure criteria: maximum normal stress, maximum shear stress and maximum distortion energy theories; and virtual work analysis of pinned jointed truss.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATR71025
  • CoRequisites:

Dynamics
MECH72130

Description:

The topics covered in this course include: fundamentals of dynamics; Kinematics – rectilinear and angular motion in Cartesian, Normal-Tangential and Polar coordinate systems of particles and rigid bodies; kinetics – analysis of particles and rigid bodies using equations of motion, work-energy, linear and angular impulse and momentum; and relative motion using translating and rotating axes and instantaneous center of zero velocity.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH71560 OR MATH71561 AND PHYS71095
  • CoRequisites:

Level 4

Course Details

Project 2B - Duct, Piping and Plumbing Systems
DSGN72260

Description:

In this project the student will take the commercial building envelope with HVAC and fire and smoke control systems designed in the previous semester and add ductwork, water supply, and DWV systems according to OBC requirements. Grey water and rain water harvesting systems will also be researched for incorporation into the project building. Chilled water and hydronic hot water systems will also be designed for the building along with sprinkler and standpipe systems and natural gas distribution piping. Design drawings will be produced using appropriate BIM software.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: DSGN72250
  • CoRequisites: MECH72120 OR MECH72125

Probability and Statistics
MATH74005

Description:

Topics in this course include: data summary and graphical display; data analysis methods; random variables and probability distributions; statistical inference: point estimation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing; empirical model building; and design of engineering experiments.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH71570
  • CoRequisites:

Fluid Mechanics
MECH72125

Description:

Topics in this course include: fluid properties, fluid statics; conservation principles of mass, momentum and energy; dimensional analysis in fluid mechanics; and internal and external flows.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH71570 AND PHYS71095
  • CoRequisites:

Thermodynamics
MECH73115

Description:

Topics in this course include: the fundamental elements of classical macroscopic thermodynamics and heat transfer; basic concepts; properties of pure substances; laws of thermodynamics; flow and non-flow thermodynamic processes; mixtures of gases; power cycles; refrigeration cycles; thermodynamics of Gas Flow; combustion processes; heat transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: CHEM72000 OR CHEM72005 AND MATH71570 OR MATH72000 OR MATH72005 OR MATH72300
  • CoRequisites:

Project Management, Methods and Tools
MGMT72120

Description:

Management of large scale projects is both a science and art. Engineering projects are typically complex, are comprised of many tasks/components and involve a cross-section of different functional teams. In industry, one of the biggest challenges is to ensure product development or implementation is on time and within the original project parameters. One key success factor for managers is to be able to organize, lead and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the structure, functions and operations of projects. A significant emphasis will be on problem solving and teamwork skills while also providing practical training on the software tools and project planning processes/techniques. Key topics include goal setting, identifying dependency relationships, outlining resources required, concurrent activity management, decision theory, monitoring and controlling of progress to result in the successful completion of projects. Overall, this course helps prepare students how best to work as a productive member of a team.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Programming Fundamentals
PROG72355

Description:

Topics covered in this course include: fundamentals of structured programming: data types, variables, input, output, flow control structures for decision making, loop control structures for repetition, functions and subroutines, arrays and string; best practices of algorithm design; engineering problem-solving using computer programming

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH71560 OR MATH71561
  • CoRequisites:

Level 5

Course Details

Co-op Work Term 1 (BEng-Building Systems Engineering)
COOP72030

Description:

The co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience within an engineering environment. Students will be provided an opportunity to build skills (physical and procedural skills including accuracy, precision, and efficiency); assist in the acquisition of knowledge in and application of knowledge gained in the academic setting (concepts and terminology in a discipline or field of study); develop critical, creative, and dialogical thinking (improved thinking and reasoning processes); cultivate problem solving and decision-making abilities (mental strategies for finding solutions and making choices); explore attitudes, feelings, and perspectives (awareness of attitudes, biases, and other perspectives, ability to collaborate); practice professional judgment (sound judgment and appropriate professional action in complex, context-dependent situations); and reflect on experience (self- discovery and personal growth from real-world experience).

  • Hours: 420
  • Credits: 14
  • Pre-Requisites: CEPR71050
  • CoRequisites:

Level 6

Course Details

Co-op Work Term 2 (BEng-Building Systems Engineering)
COOP73220

Description:

The second co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience within an engineering environment. Students will be provided an opportunity to build skills (physical and procedural skills including accuracy, precision, and efficiency); assist in the acquisition of knowledge in and application of knowledge gained in the academic setting (concepts and terminology in a discipline or field of study); develop critical, creative, and dialogical thinking (improved thinking and reasoning processes); cultivate problem solving and decision-making abilities (mental strategies for finding solutions and making choices); explore attitudes, feelings, and perspectives (awareness of attitudes, biases, and other perspectives, ability to collaborate); practice professional judgment (sound judgment and appropriate professional action in complex, context-dependent situations); and reflect on experience (self- discovery and personal growth from real-world experience).

  • Hours: 420
  • Credits: 14
  • Pre-Requisites: CEPR71050
  • CoRequisites:

Level 7

Course Details

Electric Motors and Drives
CNTR73025

Description:

Topics in this course include: single and three-phase AC systems; transformers, equivalent circuit, equations, efficiency and voltage regulation; DC motors, equations, efficiency, operational characteristics and speed control; induction motors, equations, equivalent circuit, efficiency and speed control; synchronous motors, equations, phasor diagrams, speed control; power electronics; chopper and phase-controlled DC drives; and V/Hz control of AC motors.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ELCN71025
  • CoRequisites:

Elements of Design and Vertical Movement
DSGN73070

Description:

In this course the student will study the elements of design for machines. The fundamentals of stress, strain, deflection, materials properties, failure theories, fatigue phenomena, fracture mechanics, finite element analysis, etc. will be covered. Treatments of specific common design elements used in elevators, escalators and moving sidewalks for buildings will be used as applications of the theories. Various types of elevators including hydraulic, traction and machine room-less systems will be investigated and applications for each will be studied.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Project 3A - Electrical and Lighting
DSGN73080

Description:

In this project the student will take the commercial building designed in the previous project and design lighting systems for various areas. Electrical loads for the building will be calculated and an electrical distribution system will be designed for the building, applying the requirements of the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC). Major electrical equipment such as transformers, distribution panels and load panels will be specified.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: ELCN71025
  • CoRequisites:

Differential Equations
MATH73010

Description:

Topics covered in this course include: methods of solving first-order differential equations, existence and uniqueness theorems, second-order linear equations, higher-order linear equations, systems of equations, non-linear equations, Fourier series and partial differential equations. The relationship between differential equations and linear algebra is emphasized.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH71000 AND MATH71570
  • CoRequisites:

Heat Transfer and Refrigeration
MECH73000

Description:

This course is an advanced level course. Topics covered in this course include: steady-state, transient, series and parallel heat flows; conductive and natural and forced heat flows; mass transfer; evaporation, condensation and radiation heat transfer; emissivity and form factors; chilled water coils; cooling and heating coil/tower design, vapour compression (Carnot cycle) and absorption refrigeration cycles; refrigerant properties. This course contains a laboratory component.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MECH73115
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

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Microprocessors and Embedded Systems
CNTR73140

Description:

Topics in this course include: microprocessor system architecture; data transfer and addressing modes; program loops; subroutines; interfacing to sensors and actuators; interrupts; assembly language programming for HCS12 microcontrollers.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: PROG72355
  • CoRequisites:

Artificial Intelligence
CNTR73150

Description:

Topics in this course include: solving problems by searching (uninformed search algorithms, informed search algorithms, nonclassical search) and learning (regression and classification with linear models and artificial neural networks). The students will develop computer programs for solving a given problem using different searching methods and for simple character recognition using neural networks.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: PROG71985 OR PROG72355
  • CoRequisites:

Finite Element Analysis
DSGN74045

Description:

Stress, strains, displacement of solid bodies due to combined loadings, transformation of stress, principal stresses and the maximum distortion energy criterion (von Mises criterion). The mathematical foundations of the one-dimensional finite-element method using the principle of minimum potential energy. Analysis of single parts and simple assemblies using the Finite-Element Analysis software COSMOSWorks (SolidWorks add in). Model verification and interpretation of graphical and numerical results.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATR72050
  • CoRequisites:

Digital Signal Processing
ELCN73010

Description:

Topics in this course include: digital signals, sampling; discrete Fourier transforms, fast Fourier transforms; window functions; finite impulse response filters; infinite impulse response filters; applications.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH71000 AND MATH71570
  • CoRequisites:

Advanced Technical Elective I
ENGG74020

Description:

On an individual basis and through self-directed learning, students will select an area of specialized study involving engineering analysis, design, development and research. The area of study may be in product design, process design or process control. It may include a new design, design improvement/refinement or applied research. The study will be under the supervision of a faculty or industry mentor and may include industry-based projects or applied research with a multi-disciplinary approach. Students must approach faculty members regarding supervision in the term preceding the start of this course.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Advanced Technical Elective II
ENGG74030

Description:

This course allows students to extend their previous self-study or research topic or to begin a new topic of interest. On an individual basis and through self-directed learning, students will select an area of specialized study involving engineering analysis, design, development and research. The area of study may be in product design, process design or process control. It may include a new design, design improvement/refinement or applied research. The study will be under the supervision of a faculty or industry mentor and may include industry-based projects or applied research with a multi-disciplinary approach. Students must approach faculty members regarding supervision in the term preceding the start of this course.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ENGG74020 AND MECH74100
  • CoRequisites:

Value Engineering and Life Cycle Costing
ENGG74100

Description:

The course focuses on providing techniques, concepts and principles of value engineering during concept and design phases of construction project. Topics covered include: the concept of function, cost, worth and value, characteristics of function analysis and FAST diagram. Life cycle costing methods and simple multi-attribute rating techniques are also covered. The course will be supported with case studies and students will conduct value engineering study in team environment.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Advanced Manufacturing Processes
MANU73020

Description:

Topics in this course include: manufacturing tolerances; advanced Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing concepts and their application; Coordinate Measuring Machines theoretical background and operation principles; machined surface condition measurement and parameters interpretation; non-conventional machining processes; lasers and their applications for material processing.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MANU72025
  • CoRequisites:

Composite Materials
MATR73000

Description:

Topics in this course include: classification of modern composites, constituent materials and properties, composite mechanics including stress and strain criteria in laminae and analysis of laminates, design of composite structures, fracture of composites.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MANU72025 AND MATH71000 OR MATH73210 AND MATH73215
  • CoRequisites:

Operations Management
OPER73240

Description:

The term operations management refers to the direction and control of the processes that transform inputs into finished goods and services. This function is essential to systems producing goods and services in both profit and non-profit organizations. The goal of the course is to help students become effective managers in today’s competitive, global environment. The course will examine operations as a competitive weapon, demand forecasting, supply-chain management, aggregate planning, inventory systems, just-in-time systems and material requirements planning.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Introduction to Welding
WELD73290

Description:

Topics in this introductory course include: the physics of welding and joining, weld discontinuities, visual and non-destructive examination techniques and the effects of process-controlled parameters on the final weld quality in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Fluxed Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) and Resistance Spot Welding (RSW) processes.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites: MANU72025
  • CoRequisites:

Introduction to Welding
WELD73295

Description:

Topics in this introductory course include: the physics of welding and joining, weld discontinuities, visual and non-destructive examination techniques and the effects of process-controlled parameters on the final weld quality in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Fluxed Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Metal Cored Arc Welding (MCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) and Resistance Welding (RSW & PW) processes.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MANU72025
  • CoRequisites:

Level 8

Course Details

Control Systems
CNTR73015

Description:

Topics in this course include: fundamentals of feedback control using linear transfer function models; mathematical modeling and block diagrams; stability; system analysis using root locus and frequency diagrams; compensator design using root locus and frequency diagrams.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH73010
  • CoRequisites:

Sensors and Instrumentation
CNTR73170

Description:

Topics in this course include: typical sensors and instrumentation used in building environment monitoring and control, their interface circuits and electrical-signal characteristics; design of interface circuits and sensors; integration in building cotrol systems; control systems wiring and safety practices.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ELCN71025
  • CoRequisites:

Project 3B - Building Control Systems
DSGN73090

Description:

In this project the student will take the commercial building designed in the previous project courses and develop a plan for the control of the various mechanical and electrical components of the building. Various Building Automation Systems (BAS) will be investigated. Control points for the building will be identified. Internet based building automation systems will be investigated and recommendations and specifications for the project building will be developed. An elevator system will be designed for the project building and an elevator control system will be specified.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: DSGN72250
  • CoRequisites:

Energy Conversion and Renewable Energy
ENGG73000

Description:

This course will describe the technologies used to convert fossil fuel and renewable energy sources into electricity and thermal energy for use in buildings. Topics covered in this course include: internal and external combustion engines; diesel, Rankin and Brayton cycles for power generation; fossil fuels, biomass and nuclear energy; wind turbines, solar photovoltaic energy; integration of energy systems with building systems, energy storage.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: CHEM72005 AND PHYS71020 AND PHYS71095 OR PHYS71105
  • CoRequisites:

Commissioning, Operations and Data Analytics
INFO73000

Description:

This course will introduce the student to the processed involved in the commissioning of buildings and retro-commissioning. Operation and maintenance of HVAC, electrical and elevating systems will also be discussed. Students will process data and determine metrics for building system improvement and optimization.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: DSGN72260 AND DSGN73080 AND PROG72355
  • CoRequisites:

Numerical Methods
MATH73210

Description:

The topics covered in this course include: the effects of errors and approximations on numerical results, applied knowledge of solving equations numerically and techniques of curve fitting, data modeling, numerical differentiation and numerical integration.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH71000 AND MATH71560 OR MATH71561
  • CoRequisites:

Level 9

Course Details

Co-op Work Term 3 (BEng - Building Systems Engineering
COOP74120

Description:

The third co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience within an engineering environment. Students will be provided an opportunity to build skills (physical and procedural skills including accuracy, precision, and efficiency); assist in the acquisition of knowledge in and application of knowledge gained in the academic setting (concepts and terminology in a discipline or field of study); develop critical, creative, and dialogical thinking (improved thinking and reasoning processes); cultivate problem solving and decision-making abilities (mental strategies for finding solutions and making choices); explore attitudes, feelings, and perspectives (awareness of attitudes, biases, and other perspectives, ability to collaborate); practice professional judgment (sound judgment and appropriate professional action in complex, context-dependent situations); and reflect on experience (self- discovery and personal growth from real-world experience).

  • Hours: 420
  • Credits: 14
  • Pre-Requisites: CEPR71050
  • CoRequisites:

Level 10

Course Details

HVAC Pressure Piping Design
DSGN74080

Description:

In this course the student will apply principles of fluid mechanics and pressure analysis to the design of piping for various building services including potable, chilled and hot water. Natural gas and compressed air piping systems will be covered. Engineering design for sprinkler and standpipe systems will be applied. Regulatory codes and standards will be discussed.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MECH72120 OR MECH72125 AND PHYS71095
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Capstone Project A
DSGN74090

Description:

This is a two semester capstone engineering design project. In the first semester, students work individually and in small groups on defining project requirements and researching material that will aid with solutions. Students will then work in small teams and incorporate the subject of the research reports into a design involving a major Building System. This project will involve application of: Project Initiation and Management; Design Process; Concurrent engineering systems design; Design for construction and installation; Design to satisfy engineering, business and operation and maintenance criteria. Reports will include: Project Initiation; Feasibility and Proposal; Preliminary Modelling and Load Estimate; Design; Operation and Maintenance Requirements.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites: DSGN73090
  • CoRequisites:

Economics for Engineers
ECON74000

Description:

Engineering Economics is a requirement of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. Marketing and price determination. Project cash flows. Assessment of alternative investments/equipment/projects and determination of output decisions. Depreciation of equipment. Factors affecting decisions: Taxation, Inflation. Assessment and management of uncertainties and risk.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Law, Ethics and Professional Practice
LAW74600

Description:

In this course students will study the role of law in society, the Canadian legal system, law of torts, contract law, protection of intellectual property, forms of business organizations such as sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations, foundations of ethical reasoning, engineering Codes of Ethics, professional engineering Acts, ethical dilemmas encountered in the engineering profession, ethical issues related to the protection of the environment, risks associated with engineering activities, protection of public interests, regulation of the engineering profession in Canada, and disciplinary powers delegated by the governments to engineering associations.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electives: Interdisciplinary
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Interdisciplinary Elective Details

Electives: Program Option
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

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Microprocessors and Embedded Systems
CNTR73140

Description:

Topics in this course include: microprocessor system architecture; data transfer and addressing modes; program loops; subroutines; interfacing to sensors and actuators; interrupts; assembly language programming for HCS12 microcontrollers.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: PROG72355
  • CoRequisites:

Artificial Intelligence
CNTR73150

Description:

Topics in this course include: solving problems by searching (uninformed search algorithms, informed search algorithms, nonclassical search) and learning (regression and classification with linear models and artificial neural networks). The students will develop computer programs for solving a given problem using different searching methods and for simple character recognition using neural networks.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: PROG71985 OR PROG72355
  • CoRequisites:

Finite Element Analysis
DSGN74045

Description:

Stress, strains, displacement of solid bodies due to combined loadings, transformation of stress, principal stresses and the maximum distortion energy criterion (von Mises criterion). The mathematical foundations of the one-dimensional finite-element method using the principle of minimum potential energy. Analysis of single parts and simple assemblies using the Finite-Element Analysis software COSMOSWorks (SolidWorks add in). Model verification and interpretation of graphical and numerical results.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATR72050
  • CoRequisites:

Digital Signal Processing
ELCN73010

Description:

Topics in this course include: digital signals, sampling; discrete Fourier transforms, fast Fourier transforms; window functions; finite impulse response filters; infinite impulse response filters; applications.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH71000 AND MATH71570
  • CoRequisites:

Advanced Technical Elective I
ENGG74020

Description:

On an individual basis and through self-directed learning, students will select an area of specialized study involving engineering analysis, design, development and research. The area of study may be in product design, process design or process control. It may include a new design, design improvement/refinement or applied research. The study will be under the supervision of a faculty or industry mentor and may include industry-based projects or applied research with a multi-disciplinary approach. Students must approach faculty members regarding supervision in the term preceding the start of this course.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Advanced Technical Elective II
ENGG74030

Description:

This course allows students to extend their previous self-study or research topic or to begin a new topic of interest. On an individual basis and through self-directed learning, students will select an area of specialized study involving engineering analysis, design, development and research. The area of study may be in product design, process design or process control. It may include a new design, design improvement/refinement or applied research. The study will be under the supervision of a faculty or industry mentor and may include industry-based projects or applied research with a multi-disciplinary approach. Students must approach faculty members regarding supervision in the term preceding the start of this course.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ENGG74020 AND MECH74100
  • CoRequisites:

Value Engineering and Life Cycle Costing
ENGG74100

Description:

The course focuses on providing techniques, concepts and principles of value engineering during concept and design phases of construction project. Topics covered include: the concept of function, cost, worth and value, characteristics of function analysis and FAST diagram. Life cycle costing methods and simple multi-attribute rating techniques are also covered. The course will be supported with case studies and students will conduct value engineering study in team environment.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Advanced Manufacturing Processes
MANU73020

Description:

Topics in this course include: manufacturing tolerances; advanced Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing concepts and their application; Coordinate Measuring Machines theoretical background and operation principles; machined surface condition measurement and parameters interpretation; non-conventional machining processes; lasers and their applications for material processing.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MANU72025
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Composite Materials
MATR73000

Description:

Topics in this course include: classification of modern composites, constituent materials and properties, composite mechanics including stress and strain criteria in laminae and analysis of laminates, design of composite structures, fracture of composites.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MANU72025 AND MATH71000 OR MATH73210 AND MATH73215
  • CoRequisites:

Operations Management
OPER73240

Description:

The term operations management refers to the direction and control of the processes that transform inputs into finished goods and services. This function is essential to systems producing goods and services in both profit and non-profit organizations. The goal of the course is to help students become effective managers in today’s competitive, global environment. The course will examine operations as a competitive weapon, demand forecasting, supply-chain management, aggregate planning, inventory systems, just-in-time systems and material requirements planning.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Introduction to Welding
WELD73290

Description:

Topics in this introductory course include: the physics of welding and joining, weld discontinuities, visual and non-destructive examination techniques and the effects of process-controlled parameters on the final weld quality in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Fluxed Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) and Resistance Spot Welding (RSW) processes.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites: MANU72025
  • CoRequisites:

Introduction to Welding
WELD73295

Description:

Topics in this introductory course include: the physics of welding and joining, weld discontinuities, visual and non-destructive examination techniques and the effects of process-controlled parameters on the final weld quality in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Fluxed Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Metal Cored Arc Welding (MCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) and Resistance Welding (RSW & PW) processes.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MANU72025
  • CoRequisites:

Level 11

Course Details

Capstone Project B
DSGN74100

Description:

This is the second semester of a year-long capstone engineering design project. Students work in groups depending on the report to be submitted. Students will incorporate their individual research reports into the design of a major Building System. This project will involve application of: Project Initiation and Management; Design Process; Concurrent engineering systems design; Design for construction and installation; Design to satisfy engineering, business and operation and maintenance criteria. Reports will include: Project Initiation; Feasibility and Proposal; Preliminary Modelling and Load Estimate; Design; Operation and Maintenance Requirements.

  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: DSGN74090
  • CoRequisites:

Energy Management, Planning and Modelling
ENGG74010

Description:

This course outlines how to implement an energy management system and to analyse energy savings measures improving building performance and reducing economic and environmental impacts. Topics covered in this course include: fundamentals of energy management; codes and regulations in relation to lighting, water and HVAC; effect of climate and extreme environmental conditions; equipment selection based on lifecycle costing; utility distribution structures and deregulation for electricity and natural gas; utility usage and projections; advanced energy modeling software for determining energy efficiency; energy policies, processes, targets and measuring methods; baseline energy performance indicators for improving energy performance; and internal benchmarking, measuring and documenting for improving energy performance.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ENGG73000
  • CoRequisites:

Fluid Dynamics and Turbo Machinery
MECH74000

Description:

This course covers turbo-machines in which energy is transferred either to or from a continuously flowing fluid by the dynamic action of moving blades. This includes centrifugal pumps, fans and compressors used in building systems, and turbines used for electrical generation. Compressible and incompressible flow will be studied. Efficiency and flow/pressure characteristics will be investigated.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: DSGN73070 AND MECH72125
  • CoRequisites:

Topics in Management
MGMT74115

Description:

This course examines a number of specific topics from the disciplines of Management (including Supervision), Human Resources (including Career Management) and Small Business (including a business plan). This course provides students with a basic functional understanding of management. Graduating students need to learn how to obtain suitable professional employment and how to successfully move up in their organization. In addition, both from a personal perspective and the perspective of a manager, technical professionals need to be aware of the workings of, and supports offered by, the corporate Human Resource Department. Finally students will focus on the skills of the entrepreneur, the workings of small business and the preparation of a small business plan. A variety of viewpoints relating to the study of Strategic Management are also presented. Designed to meet the future needs of technical professionals as they move into the management portion of their careers, students will learn how they will be contributing to the overall direction of their organization. Students will experience all phases of the strategic process including strategic analysis, strategic formulation and strategic implementation.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Science, Technology and Society
SOC71045

Description:

This theme-based course aims to provide an understanding of the historical, social, economic and political context within which scientific and technological advancement takes place. Innovation is a social product, often an expression of current ideas or a response to a social need. Conversely, technological and scientific innovation can transform the structure of society, its value system, and institutions. Through a series of lectures and student-centered activities, this course will assess the impact, benefits, consequences and implications of the inter-relationship between science, technology and society.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electives: Interdisciplinary
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Interdisciplinary Elective Details

Program outcomes

  1. Apply university level mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering fundamentals to solve engineering problems involving building systems.
  2. Apply critical thinking to identify, formulate, analyze, and solve complex engineering problems to reach substantiated conclusions that are supported by appropriate research.
  3. Conduct investigations relating to natural science, mechanical, and building systems using methods that incorporate appropriate research and experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to reach substantiated conclusions.
  4. Creatively transform ideas and concepts into robust engineering solutions that meet stakeholder/occupant requirements specifically considering health and safety risks, applicable standards and codes, and economic, environmental, cultural and societal constraints.
  5. Design, model, analyze, simulate, implement, and integrate building systems using concurrent design principles to realize solutions that conform to design specifications and stakeholder/occupant requirements ensuring compatibility with current industry equipment and trends.
  6. Create, select, adapt, and develop appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering tools for the design, analysis, simulation, evaluation, and implementation of building systems, and apply them appropriately giving consideration to their associated limitations.
  7. Apply concepts of human relations and organizational behaviour to establish and maintain effective relationships using leadership, interpersonal, group dynamics and conflict resolution skills across diverse teams and groups.
  8. Communicate complex engineering concepts within the profession and with society at large using oral, graphic and print media methods to produce effective reports, design documentation, and instructions.
  9. Interpret and adhere to professional, ethical, and legal codes of practice in compliance with industrial, labour and environmental legislation to protect the public and public interest.
  10. Apply the concepts of sustainability, environmental stewardship, and an awareness of societal impacts, including an appreciation for the interactions and uncertainties involved, to design and development activities.
  11. Apply professional ethics, accountability and equity to demonstrate value, and respect of diversity across global, and societal contexts.
  12. Integrate engineering skills and knowledge with current business practices to manage risk and contractual obligations, and provide economically sound engineering solutions.
  13. Effectively manage enterprise resources through planning, organizing, staffing, directing, motivating, leading, monitoring and controlling.
  14. Identify and address individual needs for continuing education and professional development to maintain technical and professional competence and to contribute to the advancement of knowledge