McMaster-Mohawk Bachelor of Technology Program

Degree Completion Program - Course Descriptions

Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology 

Computing & Information Technology

Energy Engineering Technologies

Engineering Technology

General (Non-technical)

Manufacturing Technology

Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology 


CIV TECH 3CS3 CONTAMINATED SITE MANAGEMENT

Theoretical and practical aspects of contaminated site management; regulatory compliance; basic hydrogeology and geochemical principles; site assessment procedures; risk assessment and risk management; remediation technologies.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): CIV TECH 3GE3


CIV TECH 3FR3 INSPECTION AND FOUNDATION REPAIR

Investigation and evaluation of damaged foundations, analysis of causes and failure mechanisms; repair techniques and remedial measures; preventative measures; optimization of repair effectiveness.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): CIV TECH 3GT3, 3RC3


CIV TECH 3GE3 GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING I

Composition of soils, soil identification and classification; compaction; seepage theory; effective stress concept; stresses and displacements using elastic solutions; consolidation theory and settlement.

Two lectures, one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology
Not open to graduates of Civil Engineering Technology diploma programs.


CIV TECH 3GT3 GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING II 

Shear strength characteristics and failure criteria for soils; direct shear, triaxial, plane strain and field tests; earth pressure theory; bearing capacity theory; slope stability and embankment analysis; borehole testing and interpretation.

Two lectures, one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): CIV TECH 3GE3

 

CIV TECH 3LU3 ADVANCED LAND USE PLANNING

Management of land use; land development and redevelopment processes; infrastructure requirements; land redevelopment; principles and practices of land use planning, legislation and regulations; public consultation; GIS applications.

Two lectures, one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology

CIV TECH 3MN3 NUMERICAL SOLUTIONS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING 

Numerical techniques including error analysis, root finding, linear algebraic equations, curve fitting, integration and differentiation, ordinary differential equations; sensitivity analysis; civil engineering applications.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): ENG TECH 3MA3 and registration in Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology or Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Antirequisite(s): ENG TECH 2MN3, 3MN3

 

CIV TECH 3ND3 NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING METHODS

Theoretical and practical applications of NDT methods; application of NDT to specific problems of civil infrastructure, including monitoring of construction quality (QA/QC), in-service inspection, critical defect assessment, "fitness for purpose" assessments.

Two lectures, one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology

 

CIV TECH 3PM3 PAVEMENT MATERIALS AND REHABILITATION

Properties of aggregates and soils, asphalt and Portland cement concrete; characterization and design of bituminous mixtures; pavement rehabilitation; distress mechanisms; rehabilitation alternatives; construction techniques; preventative measures.

Two lectures, one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): CIV TECH 3GE3, ENG TECH 3ML3

 

CIV TECH 3RC3 REINFORCED CONCRETE AND MASONRY DESIGN

Design by limit states methods to ensure adequate capacities for bending moment, shear and diagonal tension, axial force; and design to satisfy serviceability requirements. 
Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): ENG TECH 3MA3, 3ML3

 

CIV TECH 3RM3 INSPECTION, REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES

Causes, mechanisms, detection and assessment of damage in concrete structures; repair materials and techniques for damaged structures; long term protection and maintenance strategies; repair effectiveness and cost comparisons; life-cycle cost analysis.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): CIV TECH 3RC3, ENG TECH 3ML3


CIV TECH 3SA3 STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS

Structural analysis and modelling of linear elastic truss, beam and frame structures; analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures; matrix stiffness method of analysis; introduction to finite element analysis.

Two lectures, one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): ENG TECH 3ML3

 

CIV TECH 3TP3 TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND MODELLING

Fundamental theories and applications of transportation planning and modelling; short and long range transportation planning; traffic impacts of land development; trip generation and gravity models; software applications.

Two lectures, one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology

 

CIV TECH 3UM3 UTILITIES MANAGEMENT

Introduction to utilities products and networks. Planning and management tools for utilities infrastructure, including inventory management, needs assessment, demand management and investment decisions.
Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology

 

CIV TECH 3WT3 POTABLE WATER AND SEWER SYSTEMS REHABILITATION

Diagnostic tools to determine the condition of underground services; "no dig" or "trenchless" rehabilitation technologies; modes and types of failure.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology

 

CIV TECH 4BD3 BRIDGE DESIGN, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR (FORMERLY 3BD3)

Bridge elements, structural forms, design loads and required concrete and steel properties. Causes and mechanisms of damage in bridges and of methods of damage detection and assessment. Effective repair materials and techniques and maintenance strategies. 
Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): CIV TECH 3RC3, 4SD3

 

CIV TECH 4ED3 SENIOR ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT

A project involving design and synthesis that reinforces concepts gained from previous semesters.  Such a project involves research, design, and assessment.
Two lectures, one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): CIV TECH 4SD3 and registration in Level IV of Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology

 

CIV TECH 4EI3 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND SUSTAINABILITY

Introduction to ecology; natural and urban ecosystems; environmental impact assessment and legislation; energy and environmental audits; life cycle analysis; solid and hazardous wastes; air quality and control; sustainable infrastructure design; ecological footprinting analysis; sustainability indicators.
Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology


CIV TECH 4ES3 MODELLING OF ENGINEERING SYSTEMS

Mathematical models and systems; economic comparison of projects; linear and non-linear programming; simulation modelling; optimization; computer applications in civil engineering.
Two lectures, one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): ENG TECH 3MA3 and registration in Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology


CIV TECH 4MH3 MUNICIPAL HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS

Analysis and design of water distribution networks; analysis and design of wastewater collection systems; analysis and design of stormwater collection systems.

Two lectures, one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): CIV TECH 3FM3, MAN TECH 4TF3
Not open to graduates of Civil Engineering Technology diploma programs.


CIV TECH 4SD3 STRUCTURAL DESIGN

Analysis and design of water distribution networks; analysis and design of wastewater collection systems; analysis and design of stormwater collection systems.

Two lectures, one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): CIV TECH 3FM3, MAN TECH 4TF3

 

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Computing & Information Technology

 

COMPTECH 3CS3 COMPUTER SECURITY

Network and software security, cryptography algorithms, firewalls, vulnerabilities, policies and best practices, attack and defense strategies. 
Two lectures, one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): COMPTECH 3IT3, 3PR3 and registration in Computing and Information Technology

 

COMPTECH 3DS3 DATA STRUCTURES AND ALGORITHMS

Common abstract data types and associated algorithms.  Algorithm design - divide and conquer, greedy algorithms.  Algorithm Analysis.  Hard problems and NP-completeness.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): COMPTECH 3PR3, ENG TECH 3DM3, 3ST3 and registration in Computing and Information Technology


COMPTECH 3ET3 ETHICS AND IT LAW (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

A study of the impact of the technological revolution on our privacy; digitized information and legal and ethical issues surrounding computer technologies in the global marketplace.

One lecture (three hours); one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Computing and Information Technology


COMPTECH 3IA3 INTERNET APPLICATIONS (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

This course covers Internet applications, utilities and services.  Topics include the Internet application architecture stack, related technologies and security.

One lecture (two hours), one lab; one term
Corequisite(s) COMPTECH 3NT3


COMPTECH 3IN3 INQUIRY I (INDIVIDUAL) (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Inquiry-based course in which students investigate relevant IT problems, formulate precise problem statements and propose documented and justified solutions.

One lecture (three hours); one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Computing and Information Technology


COMPTECH 3IT3 FUNDAMENTALS OF NETWORKING

The OSI Model layers 1-4 including Ethernet, IP addressing, subnetting, routing, VLANs, Spanning-Tree protocol and network device configuration.  Introduction to network security.
Two lectures, one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Computing and Information Technology


COMPTECH 3NT3 NETWORKING II (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Introductory and intermediate topics in security including cryptography, firewalls, vulnerabilities, policies and best practices, disaster recovery, attack and defence strategies, IP ACLs and device configuration.
One lecture (two hours), one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): COMPTECH 3IT3 and registration in Computing and Information Technology


COMPTECH 3PD3 PROGRAMMING DESIGN I (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

In this introductory programming course, students will build desktop applications using the C programming language.  Concepts will include structures, filing and string handling.

One lecture (two hours), one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Computing and Information Technology or Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Antirequisite(s): ENG TECH 1CP3, 1PG3, 1SP3

 

COMPTECH 3OS3 OPERATING SYSTEMS

Processes, threads and concurrency, process scheduling, memory management.  Protection, access and authentication.  File system organization and access methods.
Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Computing and Information Technology


COMPTECH 3PR3 FUNDAMENTALS OF PROGRAMMING

Procedural and Object Oriented programming fundamentals.  Concepts are exemplified with C++ and Java programming languages. 
Two lectures, one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Computing and Information Technnology


COMPTECH 3RQ3 SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATION

Requirements gathering, documentation and validation for computer systems. Modeling paradigms including information, behaviour, domain, function and constraint models.  Specification languages.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): COMPTECH 3PR3 and registration in Computing and Information Technology

 

COMPTECH 3WN3 WIRELESS NETWORKING

WLAN and RF fundamentals, RF and antenna theory, MAC for wireless networks, routing, switching and TCP design for WLANS.
Two lectures, one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): COMPTECH 3IT3 and registration in Computing and Information Technology


COMPTECH 4AP3 COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE

Combinational and sequential logic, computer arithmetic, microprocessor datapath and control, assembly programming, memory organization, stacks, I/O, interrupts, linking and loading.
Two lectures, one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): ENG TECH 3DM3 and registration in Computing and Information Technology


COMPTECH 4CC3 PARALLEL PROGRAMMING

Models of parallel computation.  Performance measurement.  Shared memory and synchronization.  Parallel data structures, searching and sorting.  Scheduling and work distribution.

Two lectures, one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): COMPTECH 3DS3, 3OS3 and registration in Computing and Information Technology


COMPTECH 4DM3 DATA MINING

Classification, association, prediction and clustering of data. Decision trees. Bayesian probability.  Supervised and unsupervised learning. 
Two lectures, one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): ENG TECH 3MA3, 3ST3 and registration in Computing and Information Technology


COMPTECH 4ES3 REAL-TIME SYSTEMS

Real Time system characteristics.  Dynamic responses of physical processes.  Real-time system requirements.  Real-time operating systems.  Scheduling and concurrency. 
Two lectures, one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): COMPTECH 4AP3, ENG TECH 3MA3 and registration in Computing and Information Technology 


COMPTECH 4FD3 SENIOR ENGINEERING PROJECT
Project-based course using the agglomeration of previously acquired knowledge.  Research, design, implement and document a software solution to a problem in a real-world application domain.
Three hours; one term
Prerequisite(s): COMPTECH 4SA3 and registration in Level IV of Computing and Information Technology


COMPTECH 4IN3 INQUIRY II (GROUP PROJECT) (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Inquiry-based course in which a large facilities development project is used to put into practice the concepts and techniques developed in the program.

One lecture (three hours); one term

 

COMPTECH 4SA3 SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE

Architectural structures and views.  Modularity.  Frameworks, design patterns and components.  Distributed architectures.  Design of software agents.  Modeling, visualization and implementation of architectural components. 
Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): COMPTECH 4SD3 and registration in Computing and Information Technology


COMPTECH 4SD3 SYSTEM DESIGN

Life-cycle. Quality attributes. Decomposition and interface design. Specification. Design of modules. Design patterns. Design documentation. Implementation. Reviews and inspections. Testing.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): COMPTECH 3RQ3 and registration in Computing and Information Technology


COMPTECH 4TM3 SOFTWARE TESTING 

Role of testing in systems development: software testing principles. Dataflow and control flow based testing. Coverage. Test planning and execution. Testing tools. Validation testing. System handover.
Two lectures, one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): COMPTECH 3RQ3 and registration in Computing and Information Technology


COMPTECH 4TR3 TRAINING (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Focusing on implementation of training in the workplace, topics in this interactive course include learning modalities, learning outcomes, training techniques and evaluation methods.

One lecture (three hours); one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Computing and Information Technology


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Energy Engineering Technologies

ENR TECH 3CT3 CONTROL THEORIES AND DRIVE SYSTEMS

Basic control theories and their applications to power systems. Closed loop control systems for current, voltage, speed and position in the motor. Describe and evaluate variable speed drives. Calculation of system settings, component ratings, testing and troubleshooting procedures.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): ENR TECH 3EP3, ENG TECH 3MA3 and registration in Energy Engineering Technologies


ENR TECH 3EP3 ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION

Basic electric circuits, basic electrical theorems, network analysis, phasors, three phase systems, transformers, motors, electric power generation, power plants components (transformers, motors, breakers, synchronous machines).
Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Energy Engineering Technologies


ENR TECH 3HT3 HEAT TRANSFER

Introduction to heat transfer, conduction, radiation, convection, heat exchanger, two-phase heat transfer.
Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): ENG TECH 3MA3, ENR TECH 3TD3 and registration in Energy Engineering Technologies


ENR TECH 3IE3 INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS

Introduction to power electronic devices:  diodes, transistors, triacs, SCRs, IGBTs.  Electrical machines characteristics: motors, transformers.  Power control circuits, solid state converter drives.  Harmonics and filtering.
Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): ENR TECH 3EP3, ENG TECH 3MA3 and registration in Energy Engineering Technologies


ENR TECH 3IN3 INDUSTRIAL NETWORKS AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Corporate and industrial network standards; proprietary buses and protocols and interfaces; distributed I/O; drivers and devices and their implementation in PC and PLC based systems.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Energy Engineering Technologies


ENR TECH 3MI3 MEASUREMENTS AND INSTRUMENTATION

Transducers, logic circuits, basic electronic devices and their applications.  Calculate/measure the input(s) and output(s) of various systems.  Recognize, install and apply instruments within power plants.
Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Energy Engineering Technologies


ENR TECH 3PD3 POWER DISTRIBUTION I

Principle concepts and theories of power distribution. Skills required to work at an industrial environment and/or power utilities (generation, transmission, distribution). Based on the Ontario Hydro system, a power flow computer program will be introduced.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): ENR TECH 3EP3, 3MI3 and registration in Energy Engineering Technologies


ENR TECH 3TD3 THERMODYNAMICS

Introduction to thermodynamics, properties of pure substances, first and second laws of thermodynamics, entropy, vapor power cycles, refrigeration cycles, and combined power cycles.
Two lectures, one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): ENG TECH 3MA3
Antirequisite(s): MAN TECH 3FT3


ENR TECH 4EP3 SENIOR ENGINEERING PROJECT

A project that is based on the knowledge gained from previous semesters.  Such a project involves research, design, development and implementation of a process.
Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): ENR TECH 4PD3, 4PM3, and ENR TECH 4NA3 or one of ENR TECH 4RE3, 4RT3 and registration in Energy Engineering Technologies


ENR TECH 4NA3 NUCLEAR REACTOR ANALYSIS (NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED)

Nuclear energy, nuclear physics, chain reactions, reactor design, reactor states analysis and fuel management. Modern nuclear engineering and characteristics of fission reactors.
Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): ENR TECH 3EP3, 3HT3, 3MF3, 3TD3, or MAN TECH 4TF3 and registration in Energy Engineering Technologies


ENR TECH 4NP3 NUCLEAR POWER PLANT - SYSTEMS AND OPERATION (NO CURRENTLY OFFERED)

Science fundamentals, equipment and systems principles relevant to CANDU reactors. CANDU reactor power plant systems and their operation. The operation of a power plant simulator.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): ENR TECH 4NA3 and registration in Energy Engineering Technologies


ENR TECH 4PD3 POWER DISTRIBUTION II

Power Flow equations, various solution algorithms and the aspect and topology of different power grids. Controlling real and reactive power flow, various types of power simulation packages and computer software programs. Simulate and evaluate the performance of a power grid.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): ENR TECH 3PD3 and registration in Energy Engineering Technologies


ENR TECH 4PM3 POWER PROTECTION AND MAINTENANCE I

Various power devices such as relays, circuit breaker, power monitor, control devices and other components used in a power system protection. Other devices such as CTs, and Pts and substation hardware will also be covered.
Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): ENR TECH 3MI3, 3PD3 and registration in Energy Engineering Technologies


ENR TECH 4PP3 POWER PROTECTION AND MAINTENANCE II

New generation of digital fault detection systems. Balanced faults, computer-based fault studies, symmetrical components and sequence networks, unbalanced short-circuit and open-circuit faults.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): ENR TECH 4PM3 and registration in Energy Engineering Technologies


ENR TECH 4PQ3 POWER QUALITY AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Analyze and monitor power quality. Case studies for EMI/RFI related problems that are commonly encountered in commercial and industrial loads.
Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): ENR TECH 3EP3, 3IE3 and registration in Energy Engineering Technologies


ENR TECH 4RE3 RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES I (BIO-MASS, FUEL-CELLS, GEOTHERMAL)

Outline the design, installation and commissioning of Bio-Mass, Fuel-Cells and Geothermal powered systems. The environmental and economical impacts of such technologies. Federal and provincial rules, regulations, and legislation.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): ENR TECH 3EP3, 3HT3, 3MF3, 3TD3 or MAN TECH 4TF3 and registration in Energy Engineering Technologies


ENR TECH 4RT3 RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES II (SOLAR, WIND)

Design, installation and commissioning of Solar and Wind powered systems. The environmental and economical impacts of such technologies, rules, regulations, federal and provincial legislation.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): ENR TECH 3EP3, 3HT3, 3MF3, 3TD3, or MAN TECH 4TF3 and registration in Energy Engineering Technologies

 

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Engineering Technology 

ENG TECH 1A00 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH AND SAFETY

Introduction to safety guidelines at McMaster University, acceptable safety conduct and positive safety attitudes and practices in laboratories and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS).

This course is evaluated on a Complete/Fail basis. Students who fail will be required to re-register in the course, during the same academic year.

Web modules
Prerequisite(s): Registration in B.Tech. I of a Four-Year Technology Program or Level I, II or III of a Degree Completion Technology Program. ENG TECH 1A00 must be completed in the first term of a program
Antirequisite(s): ENGINEER 1A00, NURSING 1A00, SCIENCE 1A00
This course must be completed before registering in any Level II Technology program.

 

ENG TECH 1ET0 INTRODUCTION TO THE TECHNOLOGY CO-OP PROGRAM

Orientation to Technology Co-op programs and the workplace; self-assessment and goal setting; application procedures and materials; occupational health and safety.

Five sessions; first or second term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in a Degree Completion Technology Co-op program


ENG TECH 2ET0 FOUR MONTH CO-OP EXPERIENCE I

Minimum of 15 weeks of full-time employment in a professional environment.

Prerequisite(s): ENG TECH 1ET0 and registration in a Degree Completion Technology Co-op program


ENG TECH 3CT3 SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND CONTROLS

Mathematical foundation: differential equations, Laplace transforms, transform by partial-fraction expansion; transfer functions; modelling of physical systems; stability, Routh criteria; time and frequency domain; Root-locus technique; design of control systems.

One lecture (three hours); one term
Prerequisite(s): ENG TECH 3MA3 and registration in Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Antirequisite(s): ENG TECH 2CT3


ENG TECH 3DM3 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS

Fundamental discrete mathematics concepts relevant to IT: sets, relations, functions, graphs, propositional logic. State machines. Input/output specifications. Invariants.

One lecture (three hours); one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Computing and Information Technology

 

ENG TECH 3ET0 FOUR MONTH CO-OP EXPERIENCE II

Minimum of 15 weeks of full-time employment in a professional environment.

Prerequisite(s): ENG TECH 2ET0 and registration in a Degree Completion Technology Co-op program



ENG TECH 3FA3 Finite Element Analysis

Matrix techniques, eigenvalue problems, equation of elasticity, 3D problems, variational methods, element types, element stiffness, mass matrice and load vector, assemblage of elements, boundary conditions.
Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): ENG TECH 3MA3, 3ML3 and registration in Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology or Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Antirequisite(s): ENG TECH 2FE3, 3FE3, 3FN3

 

ENG TECH 3MA3 MATHEMATICS V

Ordinary and partial differential equations; Laplace transforms; Fourier series; vector calculus; integral theorems, with engineering applications.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology, Computing and Information Technology, Energy Engineering Technologies or Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Antirequisite(s): ENG TECH 1MA3


ENG TECH 3ML3 STRENGTH OF MATERIALS

Stresses under combined loads, generalized Hooke's Law; two and three dimensional stresses, stress transformation, principal stresses, Mohr's circle; deflections by integration; energy methods, Castagliano's theorem; columns; yield criteria.
Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): ENG TECH 3MA3, Registration in Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology or Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Antirequisite(s): ENG TECH 1ML3


ENG TECH 3SP3 STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS

Structure of crystalline solids; imperfections in solids; mechanical properties of metals, dislocations and strengthening mechanisms, failure, phase diagrams, phase transformation in metals, processing of metal alloys, composites, structures and properties of ceramics, processing of ceramics.
Three lectures; one term
Antirequisite(s): ENG TECH 2MN3, 3MN3


ENG TECH 3ST3 ENGINEERING STATISTICS

An introductory statistics course covering the following topics with engineering applications: organization and description of data, probability and distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing and bivariate data analysis using regression.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Computing and Information Technology
Antirequisite(s): ENG TECH 3ES3

 

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General Courses (Non-Technical) 


GEN TECH 1DM3 CREATIVE AND ANALYTICAL THINKING

This course is a blend of hands-on and theoretical treatment on the subject of creating new technological product and service value in our society.
One lecture (two hours), one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology, Computing and Information Technology, Energy Engineering Technologies or Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Antirequisite(s): GEN TECH 4DM3

 

GEN TECH 1HR3 HUMAN RESOURCES IN A TECHNOLOGY SETTING

Best practices in managing technical human resources and others who work in technical organizations.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology, Computing and Information Technology, Energy Engineering Technologies or Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Antirequisite(s): GEN TECH 4HR3


GEN TECH 3EE3 ENGINEERING ECONOMICS

Costing methods for engineering designs and processes; minimum attractive rate of return, return sensitivities, time value of money, internal rates of return, payback period, amortization of equipment and capital cost allowance structures.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology, Computing and Information Technology, Energy Engineering Technologies or Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Antirequisite(s): GEN TECH 1EE3, 2EE3

 

GEN TECH 3EN3 TECHNOLOGICAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP (FORMERLY 2EN3)

The processes for bringing new technologies to market through business formulation and entrepreneurship.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology, Computing and Information Technology, Energy Engineering Technologies or Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Antirequisite(s): GEN TECH 2EN3


GEN TECH 3FS3 FINANCIAL SYSTEMS FOR TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATIONS

Introduction to the use of accounting data in the management of technical units and projects.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology, Computing and Information Technology, Energy Engineering Technologies or Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Antirequisite(s):GEN TECH 1FS3, 1FT3, 3FF3

GEN TECH 3OB3 HUMAN BEHAVIOUR IN TECHNOLOGY SETTINGS (FORMERLY 1OB3)

The basic principles of human behaviour and organization for application in technical organizations and their sub-units.

Three lectures; one term
Registration in Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology, Computing and Information Technology, Energy Engineering Technologies or Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Antirequisite(s): GEN TECH 1OB3

 

GEN TECH 4EM3 LEGAL AND REGULATORY ISSUES

This course introduces the student to various legal frameworks, regulatory requirements and international standards.  Topics covered include ISO9000, ISO14000, and ISO18000 among others.
Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in one of Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology, Energy Engineering Technologies, or Manufacturing Engineering Technology

 

GEN TECH 4LM3 LEAN THINKING

Students will learn about and apply classical lean techniques well beyond the shop floor.  Lean methods will enable students to deploy and adapt tools aimed at minimizing waste, removing non-value added activities, and pursuing incremental improvements across organizations.

Three lectures; one term

 

GEN TECH 4PM3 THE MANAGEMENT OF TECHNICAL PROJECTS

Introduction to best practice in the management of technical projects including the use of planning, software and the management of people.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology, Computing and Information Technology, Energy Engineering Technologies or Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Antirequisite(s):GEN TECH 3MT3, 3PM3

GEN TECH 4SF3 FORMULATING TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY (FORMERLY 3SF3)

Issues in the development of organizational strategy around technological and market imperatives, emphasizing the competitive mobilization of technical capabilities.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology, Computing and Information Technology, Energy Engineering Technologies or Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Antirequisite(s): GEN TECH 3FT3, 3SF3, 4FT3

 

GEN TECH 4ST3 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN MANAGEMENT

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology, Computing and Information Technology, Energy Engineering Technologies or Manufacturing Engineering Technology


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Manufacturing Engineering Technology

 

MAN TECH 3MD3 MACHINE DYNAMICS

Transient and steady state vibrations of single degree-of-freedom systems, natural and forced vibrations; lumped mass systems - multi degree of freedom; vibrations of continuous systems; balancing and critical speeds of shafts.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): ENG TECH 3CT3
Antirequisite(s): MAN TECH 2MD3


MAN TECH 3MF3 MICRO MANUFACTURING AND FABRICATION

Joining, welding, casting, forming, grinding, abrasive waterjet, ultrasonic machining, grinding, laser processes, micro-scale cutting, chemical etching, polishing, electric discharge machining, lithographic process, ion beam technology, inspection.
Three lectures; one term
Cross-List(s): MECH ENG 3C03
Prerequisite(s): ENG TECH 3ML3, 3SP3
Antirequisite(s): MAN TECH 3FB3, 4FB3

 

MAN TECH 4DM3 DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING

Product design process; product life cycle; competitive analysis; consumer-product interaction issues; documenting and communicating a design; design for manufacturability; material properties and selection; recycling issues; aesthetics; ergonomics; human factors; "Green" or environmental design.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): MAN TECH 3MF3 and registration in Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Antirequisite(s): MAN TECH 1ID3, 4FB3, 4ID3

 

MAN TECH 4FM3 CIM AND FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING

Linear and circular interpolation, manual NC programming-G codes; CAM software; computer vision; coordinate measuring machines (CMM), touch probes; manipulator kinematics, dynamics and trajectory generation; robot programming

Two lectures, one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): MAN TECH 3MF3 and registration in Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Antirequisite(s): MAN TECH 3FM3


MAN TECH 4FT3 FORMING TECHNOLOGY

Plasticity theory, yield surfaces, kinematic hardening, anisotropic plasticity and slip line field models; forming processes: plasticity models, process optimization; fabrication for metal and non-metallic materials including composites and polymers.

Three lectures, one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): ENG TECH 3FA3, MAN TECH 3MF3 and registration in Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Antirequisite(s): MAN TECH 3FT3

 

MAN TECH 4LS3 QUALITY CONTROL AND ASSURANCE METHODS

Detail understanding of Six sigma, Kaizen, KANBAN, supply chain and outsourcing.  Concepts on planning, measurement, control, improvement of quality, analysis of variation and sampling techniques.      

Two lectures; one lab
Prerequisite(s):  MAN TECH 4DM3 and registration in Level IV of Manufacturing Engineering Technology


MAN TECH 4MM3 DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE OF MACHINE ELEMEMENTS (FORMERLY 4MT3)

Theory and methodology related to conceptual design; simple design factor; variable loads; stress concentrations; bolted joints; shaft and bearing design; characterization of manufacturing in design. 

Three lectures, one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): ENG TECH 3FA3, MAN TECH 3MF3

 

MAN TECH 4PM3 PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
Identification of technical, economic, social, characteristics in the production system; forecasting techniques; inventory models; aggregate planning of production; materials requirements planning; scheduling; sequencing; production control. 
Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): MAN TECH 4LS3 and registration in Manufacturing Engineering Technology

 

MAN TECH 4RM3 MECHATRONICS AND ROBOT MECHANICS (FORMERLY 4MC3)

Basic robot categories; robot components; mobility/constraint analysis; workspace analysis; manipulator kinematics and motion trajectories; non-redundant and redundant sensing/actuation of manipulators; manipulator statics; singularities; manipulator dynamics.

Three lectures, one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): ENG TECH 3CT3, MAN TECH 3MD3 and registration in Manufacturing Engineering Technology

 

MAN TECH 4ST3 STATISTICAL PROCESS AND QUALITY CONTROL (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Statistical methods; statistical process control; control charts for variables, rational sampling and attributes; experimental design, two level factorial designs; Taguchi's approach to quality of design; ISO 9000; reliability and life testing; management of quality.

Three lectures; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Manufacturing Engineering Technology or Energy Engineering Technologies
Antirequisite(s): MAN TECH 3ST3

 

MAN TECH 4TF3 MECHANICS OF FLUIDS

Fluid statics, flow in closed conduits, dimensional analysis and similarity, energy and Bernoulli's equation, flow kinematics, hydraulic cross-sections, energy loss in piping system, fluid Machinery.
Three lectures, one lab; one term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology, Energy Engineering Technologies or Manufacturing Engineering Technology.
Antirequisite(s): CIV TECH 3FM3, ENR TECH 3FM3, 3MF3, MAN TECH  2TF3

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