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Honours Mechanical Engineering (112 credits)

Offered by: Mechanical Engineering     Degree: Bachelor of Engineering

Program Requirements

Program credit weight: 141-147 credits

Program credit weight for CEGEP students: 118 credits

To prepare the mechanical engineer for a wide range of career possibilities, there is a heavy emphasis in our curriculum on the fundamental analytical disciplines. This is balanced by a sequence of experimental and design Engineering courses, which include practice in design, manufacturing, and experimentation. In these courses, students learn how to apply their analytical groundwork to the solution of practical problems.

The Honours program is particularly suitable for those with a high aptitude in mathematics and physics and gives a thorough grounding in the basic engineering sciences.

Special interests are satisfied by selecting appropriate complementary courses from among those offered with a specific subject concentration, such as management, industrial engineering, computer science, controls and robotics, bio-engineering, aeronautics, combustion, systems engineering, etc.

Required Year 0 (Freshman) Courses

29 credits

Generally, students admitted to Engineering from Quebec CEGEPs are granted transfer credit for these Year 0 (Freshman) courses and enter a 118-credit program.

For information on transfer credit for French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate exams, Advanced Placement exams, Advanced Levels, and Science Placement Exams, see http://www.mcgill.ca/engineering/student/sao/newstudents and select your term of admission.

  • CHEM 110 General Chemistry 1 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : A study of the fundamental principles of atomic structure, radiation and nuclear chemistry, valence theory, coordination chemistry, and the periodic table.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Ian Sydney Butler, Ariel Fenster, Ashok K Kakkar, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisites/corequisites: College level mathematics and physics or permission of instructor; CHEM 120 is not a prerequisite

    • Each lab section is limited enrolment

  • CHEM 120 General Chemistry 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : A study of the fundamental principles of physical chemistry.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Jean-Marc Gauthier, Ariel Fenster, Anthony Mittermaier, Bradley Siwick (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisites/corequisites: College level mathematics and physics, or permission of instructor: CHEM 110 is not a prerequisite

    • Each lab section is limited enrolment

  • FACC 100 Introduction to the Engineering Profession (1 credit)

    Offered by: Engineering - Dean's Office (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Faculty Course : Introduction to engineering practice; rights and code of conduct for students; professional conduct and ethics; engineer's duty to society and the environment; sustainable development; occupational health and safety; overview of the engineering disciplines taught at McGill.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Angela Keane (Fall) Angela Keane (Winter)

    • 1-0-2

  • MATH 133 Linear Algebra and Geometry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Systems of linear equations, matrices, inverses, determinants; geometric vectors in three dimensions, dot product, cross product, lines and planes; introduction to vector spaces, linear dependence and independence, bases; quadratic loci in two and three dimensions.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Djivede Kelome, William J Anderson, James G Loveys, Shahab Shahabi, Adam Clay (Fall) Djivede Kelome, William J Anderson (Winter) Karol Palka (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: a course in functions

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 221 or CEGEP objective 00UQ or equivalent.

    • Restriction Note B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 123, MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

  • MATH 140 Calculus 1 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Review of functions and graphs. Limits, continuity, derivative. Differentiation of elementary functions. Antidifferentiation. Applications.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Stephen W Drury, Sidney Trudeau, Shahab Shahabi (Fall) Axel W Hundemer (Winter)

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial

    • Prerequisite: High School Calculus

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 120, MATH 139 or CEGEP objective 00UN or equivalent

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122 or MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

    • Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited

  • MATH 141 Calculus 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : The definite integral. Techniques of integration. Applications. Introduction to sequences and series.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Sidney Trudeau (Fall) Neville G F Sancho, Stephen W Drury, Sidney Trudeau (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: MATH 139 or MATH 140 or MATH 150.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 121 or CEGEP objective 00UP or equivalent

    • Restriction Note B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122 or MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

    • Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited

  • PHYS 131 Mechanics and Waves (4 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : The basic laws and principles of Newtonian mechanics; oscillations and waves.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Kenneth J Ragan (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours lectures; 1 hour tutorial, 3 hours laboratory in alternate weeks; tutorial sessions

    • Corequisite: MATH 139 or higher level calculus course.

    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or having taken PHYS 101, CEGEP objective 00UR or equivalent

    • Laboratory sections have limited enrolment

  • PHYS 142 Electromagnetism and Optics (4 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : The basic laws of electricity and magnetism; geometrical and physical optics.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Yoichi Miyahara (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory in alternate weeks; tutorial sessions

    • Prerequisite: PHYS 131.

    • Corequisite: MATH 141 or higher level calculus course.

    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or having taken PHYS 102, CEGEP objective 00UR or equivalent

    • Laboratory sections have limited enrolment

AND 3 credits selected from the approved list of courses in Humanities and Social Sciences, Management Studies and Law, listed below under Complementary Studies (Group B)

Note: FACC 100 (Introduction to the Engineering Profession) must be taken during the first year of study.

Required Non-Departmental Courses

27 credits

  • CCOM 206 Communication in Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Translation & Written Comm. (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

    Communication (CCE) : Written and oral communication in Engineering (in English): strategies for generating, developing, organizing, and presenting ideas in a technical setting; problem-solving; communicating to different audiences, editing and revising; and public speaking. Course work based on academic, technical, and professional writing in engineering.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Andrew Churchill, Christina Rudd, Timothy Niedermann, Steven Sacks, Diane Eyre (Fall) Timothy Niedermann, Andrew Churchill, Diane Eyre, Steven Sacks (Winter)

    • Limited enrolment

    • Restriction: B.Eng. students who have not taken EDES 201 or EDEC 202

    • Because this course uses a workshop format, attendance at first class is desirable.

  • CIVE 207 Solid Mechanics (4 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Stress-strain relationships; elastic and inelastic behaviour; performance criteria. Elementary and compound stress states, Mohr's circle. Shear strains, torsion. Bending and shear stresses in flexural members. Deflections of beams. Statically indeterminate systems under flexural and axial loads. Columns. Dynamic loading.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Yixin Shao, Charles Manatakos (Fall) Ghyslaine McClure (Winter)

    • (4-2-6)

    • Prerequisites: CIVE 205 (a D grade is acceptable for prerequisite purposes) or MECH 210 (under special circumstances, the Department may permit this course to be taken as a corequisite) or equivalent

    • Four laboratory sessions and weekly tutorials

  • COMP 208 Computers in Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Faculty of Engineering

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Introduction to computer systems. Concepts and structures for high level programming. Elements of structured programming using FORTRAN 90 and C. Numerical algorithms such as root finding, numerical integration and differential equations. Non-numerical algorithms for sorting and searching.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Nathan Friedman, Amin Ranjbar, Amir Hossein Rabbani (Fall) Nathan Friedman, Amir Hossein Rabbani, Seyed Sina Meraji (Winter)

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite: differential and integral calculus.

    • Corequisite: linear algebra: determinants, vectors, matrix operations.

    • Restrictions: COMP 202 and COMP 208 cannot both be taken for credit. COMP 202 is intended as a general introductory course, while COMP 208 is intended for students interested in scientific computations. Credits for either of these courses will not count towards the 60-credit Major in Computer Science. COMP 208 cannot be taken for credit with or after COMP 250.

  • FACC 100 Introduction to the Engineering Profession (1 credit)

    Offered by: Engineering - Dean's Office (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Faculty Course : Introduction to engineering practice; rights and code of conduct for students; professional conduct and ethics; engineer's duty to society and the environment; sustainable development; occupational health and safety; overview of the engineering disciplines taught at McGill.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Angela Keane (Fall) Angela Keane (Winter)

    • 1-0-2

  • FACC 400 Engineering Professional Practice (1 credit)

    Offered by: Engineering - Dean's Office (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Faculty Course : Laws, regulations and codes governing engineering professional practice. Responsibility and liability. Environmental legislation. Project and organization management. Relations between engineer and client. Technical practice - analysis, design, execution and operation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • (1.5-1-0.5)

    • Prerequisites: FACC 100 or BREE 205 and at least 60 program credits (B.Eng./B.S.E. students in the Faculty of Engineering) or 45 program credits (B.Eng./Bioresource) students.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MIME 221.

  • MATH 262 Intermediate Calculus (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Faculty of Engineering

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Series and power series, including Taylor's theorem. Brief review of vector geometry. Vector functions and curves. Partial differentiation and differential calculus for vector valued functions. Unconstrained and constrained extremal problems. Multiple integrals including surface area and change of variables.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Neville G F Sancho, Nikolay Dimitrov, Sungmo Kang (Fall) Charles Roth (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)

    • Prerequisites: MATH 141, MATH 133 or equivalent.

    • Restrictions: Open only to students in the Faculty of Engineering. Not open to students who are taking or have taken MATH 151, MATH 152, OR MATH 222.

  • MATH 263 Ordinary Differential Equations for Engineers (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Faculty of Engineering

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : First order ODEs. Second and higher order linear ODEs. Series solutions at ordinary and regular singular points. Laplace transforms. Linear systems of differential equations with a short review of linear algebra.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Jian-Jun Xu, Renato Calleja Castillo (Fall) Jian-Jun Xu, Aubrey Patrick Reynolds (Winter) Francis Valiquette (Summer)

    • (3-1-5)

    • Corequisite: MATH 262.

    • Restrictions: Open only to students in the Faculty of Engineering. Not open to students who are taking or have taken MATH 315 or MATH 325.

  • MATH 264 Advanced Calculus for Engineers (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Faculty of Engineering

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Review of multiple integrals. Differential and integral calculus of vector fields including the theorems of Gauss, Green, and Stokes. Introduction to partial differential equations, separation of variables, Sturm-Liouville problems, and Fourier series.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Wilbur Jonsson, Francis Valiquette (Fall) Wilbur Jonsson, Ivo Klemes (Winter) Sidney Trudeau (Summer)

  • MATH 271 Linear Algebra and Partial Differential Equations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Faculty of Engineering

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Applied Linear Algebra. Linear Systems of Ordinary Differential Equations. Power Series Solutions. Partial Differential Equations. Sturm-Liouville Theory and Applications. Fourier Transforms.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Charles Roth (Fall) Charles Roth (Winter)

  • MIME 310 Engineering Economy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Introduction to the basic concepts required for the economic assessment of engineering projects. Topics include: accounting methods, marginal analysis, cash flow and time value of money, taxation and depreciation, discounted cash flow analysis techniques, cost of capital, inflation, sensitivity and risk analysis, analysis of R and D, ongoing as well as new investment opportunities.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Raad Jassim (Fall) Raad Jassim (Winter) Raad Jassim (Summer)

    • (3-1-5)

Required Mechanical Engineering Courses

61 credits

  • MECH 201 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (2 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : The practice of Mechanical Engineering: its scope and context. The role of Design. Introduction to the Design process. The role of engineering analysis and socio-economic factors in Design. Introduction to the individual mechanical engineering subjects and their role in Design. Case studies.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Abdul M Ahmed (Fall)

    • (3-0-3)

  • MECH 210 Mechanics 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Static equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies. Beams, trusses, frames and machines. Concept of work and energy. Static equilibrium and stability.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Francois Barthelat (Fall) Inna Sharf (Winter)

    • (2-1-3)

  • MECH 220 Mechanics 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Kinematics of particles and rigid bodies. Particle dynamics: force-momentum and work-energy approaches. Kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: John H S Lee (Fall) Arun K Misra (Winter)

  • MECH 240 Thermodynamics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Thermodynamic systems and properties. First law of thermodynamics: energy, work and heat. State principle, p-v-T surfaces, phase equilibrium, ideal gas model. Second law of thermodynamics, entropy, exergy analysis. Energy analysis applied to steady and transient engineering systems including heat engines, refrigerators and heat pumps, air compressors.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: John H S Lee (Fall) Jeffrey Bergthorson (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)

  • MECH 260 Machine Tool Laboratory (2 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Basic machine tool operations, numerical control of machine tools, and metrology. The use of hand tools, and sheet metal work. Introduction to rapid prototyping and nontraditional machining methods. Extensive laboratory hands-on exercises.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Robert F Sumner (Fall) Robert F Sumner (Summer)

    • (1-3-2)

    • This course in the Faculty of Engineering is open only to McGill students.

  • MECH 262 Statistics and Measurement Laboratory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Introduction to probability: conditional probability, binomial and Poisson distributions, random variables, laws of large numbers. Statistical analysis associated with measurements; regression and correlation. Basic experimental laboratory techniques, including the measurement of strain, pressure, force, position, and temperature.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Jeffrey Bergthorson (Fall) Casey Marcel Lambert (Winter)

    • (3-2-4)

  • MECH 289 Design Graphics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Preliminary concepts of design, including free-hand sketching; fundamentals of geometry construction; and technology of object representation.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Damiano Pasini, Sivakumaran Nadarajah (Fall) Jorge Angeles, Seyedhossein Hajzargarbashi (Winter)

    • (3-3-3)

    • Restriction: Students must be in Year 1 (U1) or higher.

  • MECH 292 Conceptual Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Introduction to design. Problem formulation; idea generation; feasibility study; preliminary design; design; analysis, design evaluation, project management, and optimal design.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Peter Henry Radziszewski (Fall) Rosaire Mongrain (Winter)

  • MECH 309 Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Numerical techniques for problems commonly encountered in Mechanical Engineering are presented. Chebyshev interpolation, quadrature, roots of equations in one or more variables, matrices, curve fitting, splines and ordinary differential equations. The emphasis is on the analysis and understanding of the problem rather than the details of the actual numerical program.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Farhang Daneshmand (Winter)

  • MECH 321 Mechanics of Deformable Solids (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Modern phenomenological theories of the behaviour of engineering materials. Stress and strain concepts and introduction to constitutive theory. Applications of theory of elasticity and thermoelasticity. Introduction to finite element stress analysis methods.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Pascal Hubert (Fall) Francois Barthelat (Winter)

  • MECH 331 Fluid Mechanics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Physical properties of fluids. Kinematics and dynamics of fluid flow: stress in a continuum, rates of strain, rotation. Control volume analysis; conservation of mass, linear momentum and energy; Euler and Bernoulli equations; Flow measurement. Dimensional analysis and dynamical similarity. Laminar and turbulent flow in pipes and boundary layers.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Timothy Lee (Fall) Sivakumaran Nadarajah (Winter)

  • MECH 341 Thermodynamics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Generalized thermodynamics relations. Real gas effects, gas tables, dense gas equations of state and generalized compressibility, enthalpy, and entropy charts. Vapour and gas power cycles (coal/nuclear power plants). Refrigerators and heat pumps. Psychrometry and air conditioning processes. Thermodynamics of reactive gas mixtures.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: David Frost (Fall) Evgeny Timofeev (Winter)

  • MECH 346 Heat Transfer (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Basic concepts and overview. Steady and unsteady heat conduction. Fin Theory. Convective heat transfer: governing equations; dimensionless parameters; analogy between momentum and heat transfer. Design correlations for forced, natural, and mixed convection. Heat exchangers. Radiative heat transfer: black- and gray-body radiation; shape factors; enclosure theory. Thermal engineering design project.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Bantwal Baliga (Fall) Laurent B Mydlarski (Winter)

  • MECH 362 Mechanical Laboratory 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Experiments will be performed in four areas: MECH 240 Thermodynamics, MECH 315 Vibrations, MECH 331 Fluid Mechanics 1, and MECH 346 Heat Transfer. Students should sign up to do experiments in one or more areas the term following the completion of one or more of the above courses. Students will not formally register for this course until the term in which they will complete all of the experiments.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Srikar Vengallatore (Fall) Srikar Vengallatore (Winter)

  • MECH 383 Applied Electronics and Instrumentation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Discrete and integrated components, both analogue and digital. Characteristics of passive elements. Semiconductors, amplifiers, filters, oscillators, modulators, power supplies and nonlinear devices. Introduction to digital electronics. Transducer/signal conditioner interfacing considerations.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: D Eng Zorbas (Fall) D Eng Zorbas (Winter)

  • MECH 403D1 Thesis (Honours) (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : This course, together with MECH 404, involves a research project containing both engineering theory and design components, and requiring a theoretical and/or experimental investigation. Students are supervised by the course instructor and mentored by one or more staff members. The work culminates with the submission of a thesis.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Laurent B Mydlarski (Fall)

    • (0-6-12)

    • Prerequisite: A minimum of 60 program credits.

    • Students must register for both MECH 403D1 and MECH 403D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MECH 403D1 and MECH 403D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • MECH 403D2 Thesis (Honours) (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : See MECH 403D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Laurent B Mydlarski (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MECH 403D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both MECH 403D1 and MECH 403D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • MECH 404 Honours Thesis 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : This course is part of the same thesis project as course MECH 403.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Laurent B Mydlarski (Fall) Laurent B Mydlarski (Winter)

  • MECH 419 Advanced Mechanics of Systems (4 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Lagrange's equations of motion. Hamilton's principle. Variational methods. Discrete linear systems: analytical and numerical methods. Distributed parameter systems: exact solutions and discretization techniques. Electrical-mechanical-acoustical analogies. Stability of systems. Nonlinear dynamics: phase-plane, perturbation and other methods of solution.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Michael P Paidoussis (Winter)

  • MECH 430 Fluid Mechanics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Review of thermodynamics of gases, one dimensional isentropic flow and choking. Nozzles and wind tunnels. Normal shock waves. Flow in constant area ducts with friction and heat exchange. Compressible irrotational flow. Oblique shock waves and Prandtl-Meyer expansion. Supersonic aerofoil and wing theory.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Evgeny Timofeev (Fall) John H S Lee (Winter)

  • MECH 494 Honours Design Project (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : An advanced design project course with emphasis on analytical solutions, performance prediction and validation, and planning for production. Students are supervised by the course instructor and mentored by one or more staff members.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Peter Henry Radziszewski (Fall) Peter Henry Radziszewski (Winter)

    • (0-6-3)

    • Prerequisite: MECH 292

    • Restriction: Mechanical Engineering Honours students.

Complementary Courses

24 credits

3 credits from the following, chosen with the approval of either the thesis supervisor or the coordinator of the Honours program, when a thesis supervisor has not yet been secured:

  • MATH 327 Matrix Numerical Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : An overview of numerical methods for linear algebra applications and their analysis. Problem classes include linear systems, least squares problems and eigenvalue problems.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Antony Raymond Humphries (Winter)

  • MATH 381 Complex Variables and Transforms (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Faculty of Engineering

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Analytic functions, Cauchy-Riemann equations, simple mappings, Cauchy's theorem, Cauchy's integral formula, Taylor and Laurent expansions, residue calculus. Properties of one and two-sided Fourier and Laplace transforms, the complex inversion integral, relation between the Fourier and Laplace transforms, application of transform techniques to the solution of differential equations. The Z-transform and applications to difference equations.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: John A Toth (Fall) John A Toth (Winter)

    • Fall and Winter

    • (3-1-5)

    • Prerequisite: MATH 264

    • Restriction: Open only to students in the Faculty of Engineering.

  • MATH 417 Mathematical Programming (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : An introductory course in optimization by linear algebra, and calculus methods. Linear programming (convex polyhedra, simplex method, duality, multi-criteria problems), integer programming, and some topics in nonlinear programming (convex functions, optimality conditions, numerical methods). Representative applications to various disciplines.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

6 credits from the following:

  • MECH 546 Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Discrete systems; variational formulation and approximation for continuous systems; direct and variational methods of element formulation in 1- 2- and 3 dimensions; formulation of isoparametric finite elements; plate and shell elements; finite element method for static analysis, vibration analysis and structural dynamics; introduction to nonlinear problems.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • MECH 562 Advanced Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Conservation laws, control volume analysis, Navier stokes equations, dimensional analysis and limiting forms of N-S equation, laminar viscous flows, boundary layer theory, inviscid potential flows, lift and drag, introduction to turbulence.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Luca Cortelezzi (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: MATH 271 or permission of instructor.

  • MECH 578 Advanced Thermodynamics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Review of classical mechanics; Boltzmann statistics, thermodynamics of ideal gases; Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics, Gibbsian ensembles; elementary kinetic theory of transport processes, Boltzmann equation, Boltzmann H-theorem and entropy, KBG approximation, discussion on the solution of Boltzmann equation; Maxwell transport equations, derivation of Navier Stokes equations.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Jeffrey Bergthorson (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

6 credits at the 300-level or higher, chosen from Mechanical Engineering courses (subject code MECH). One of these two courses (3 credits) must be from the following list:

  • CHEE 563 Biofluids and Cardiovascular Mechanics (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Basic principles of circulation including vascular fluid and solid mechanics, modelling techniques, clinical and experimental methods and the design of cardiovascular devices.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisites: CHEE 314 or MECH 331 or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MECH 563.

  • MECH 497 Value Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Value Engineering is an in-depth analysis of an industrial product or process with a view to improving its design and/or performance to increase its worth. This is a workshop type of course. Projects will be supplied by industrial firms and students will work in teams with industrial personnel.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Vincent Thomson (Fall)

    • (0-8-1)

    • Prerequisites: MECH 393 and completion of 45 credits

  • MECH 498 Interdisciplinary Design Project 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Completion of an individual project on an interdisciplinary theme with emphasis on a balanced combination on analysis and synthesis.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Damiano Pasini (Fall)

    • (1-2-6)

  • MECH 499 Interdisciplinary Design Project 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : The individual project initiated in MECH 498 is continued and finalized in this course.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Damiano Pasini (Winter)

  • MECH 513 Control Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Stability: Lyapunov, Routh-Hurwitz and Nyquist criteria. Root-locus design of feedback control systems. Controller design based on polynomial methods and internal model principle. Frequency-response controller design. State feedback control. Controllability, observability, LQR, full- and reduced-order observer design. Robust control design. Optimization problems in control.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Inna Sharf (Winter)

  • MECH 524 Computer Integrated Manufacturing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : A study of the present impact of computers and automation on manufacturing. Computer-aided systems. Information modelling. Information system structures. Study of several types of production systems. Integration issues: inter-and intra-enterprise. Laboratory experience with manufacturing software systems.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Vincent Thomson (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor

  • MECH 526 Manufacturing and the Environment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Course topics include: clean manufacturing, product and process design for minimizing materials and energy use, the product life cycle, impact of technology on the environment, environmental impact assessment, regulatory process, and managing the "political" process.

    Terms: Summer 2011

    Instructors: Mahmoud Helmi Attia (Summer)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): Permission of the instructor

  • MECH 528 Product Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : A study of the design issues present in product life cycle demands. Computer-aided systems. Rapid prototyping. Design for manufacturability. Integration of mechanics, electronics and software in products. Effect on design of product cost, maintainability, recycling, marketability.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Angelo Segall (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): Permission of the instructor

  • MECH 541 Kinematic Synthesis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : The role of kinematic synthesis within the design process. Degree of freedom. Kinematic pairs and bonds. Groups and subgroups of displacements. Applications to the qualitative synthesis of parallel-kinematics machines with three and four degrees of freedom. Function, motion and path generation problems in planar, spherical and spatial four-bar linkages. Extensions to six-bar linkages. Cam mechanisms.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • MECH 543 Design with Composite Materials (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Material systems/selection process. Cost vs. performance. Laminate layup procedures. Theory and application of filament winding of composite cylinders. Regular oven and autoclave oven curing, analysis of resulting material performance. Practical design considerations and tooling. Analysis of environmental considerations. Joining techniques. Analysis of test methods. Theory of repair techniques.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Larry Lessard (Winter)

  • MECH 553 Design and Manufacture of Microdevices (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Introduction to microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Micromachining techniques (thin-film deposition; lithography; etching; bonding). Microscale mechanical behaviour (deformation and fracture; residual stresses; adhesion; experimental techniques). Materials- and process-selection. Process integration. Design of microdevice components to meet specified performance and reliability targets using realistic manufacturing processes.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.

  • MECH 554 Microprocessors for Mechanical Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Digital logic and circuits - asynchronous and synchronous design. Microcontroller architectures, organization and programming - assembly and high-level. Analog/ digital/hybrid sensors and actuators. Sensing and conditioning subsystems. Interfacing issues. Real-time issues. Operator interfaces. Laboratory exercises on digital logic design, interfacing and control of peripherals with a final team project.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • MECH 557 Mechatronic Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Team project course on the design, modelling, model validation, and control of complete mechatronic systems, constructed with modern sensors, actuators, real-time operating systems, embedded controllers, and intelligent control.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

  • MECH 563 Biofluids and Cardiovascular Mechanics (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Basic principles of circulation including vascular fluid and solid mechanics, modelling techniques, clinical and experimental methods and the design of cardiovascular devices.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Rosaire Mongrain, Richard L Leask (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisites: CHEE 314 or MECH 331 or permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEE 563

  • MECH 565 Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Equipment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Pipes and piping systems, pumps, and valves. Fans and building air distribution systems. Basic thermal design methods for fins and heat exchangers. Thermal design of shell-and-tube and compact heat exchangers.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Bantwal Baliga (Winter)

  • MECH 573 Mechanics of Robotic Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Manipulator performance and design. Pick-and-place and continuous-path operations. Computation of rigid-body angular velocity and acceleration from point-data measurements. Inverse kinematics of serial manipulators with coupled architectures; kinetostatics of multifingered hands and walking machines. Kinematics and dynamics of parallel manipulators and wheeled mobile robots.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: MECH 309 or MATH 317, and MECH 572 or permission of the instructor.

    • Since the course is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, and B- is the minimum passing mark for graduate students, this minimum mark will be relaxed for undergraduates. The regulations applicable to undergraduates will apply accordingly.

  • MECH 577 Optimum Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : The role of optimization within the design process: Design methodology and philosophy. Constrained optimization: The Kuhn-Tucker conditions. Techniques of linear and non-linear programming. The simplex and the complex methods. Sensitivity of the design to manufacturing errors. Robustness of the design to manufacturing and operation errors.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Jorge Angeles (Fall)

  • MECH 593 Design Theory and Methodology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : The overall design process is scrutinized within a discipline-independent framework. The nature of design as a creative engineering activity. The polarity of design. The role of knowledge in design. Design representation. History of design and design schools. Design trends in the 21st century. Design engineering schools. Design models.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

*Students choose either CHEE 563 or MECH 563.

3 credits chosen from courses at the 300-level or higher in the Faculty of Engineering (including MECH courses) or MIME 360 or from courses in the Faculty of Science, including MATH courses, approved by the Department.

Complementary Studies

6 credits

Group A - Impact of Technology on Society

3 credits from the following:

  • ANTH 212 Anthropology of Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Processes of developmental change, as they affect small communities in the Third World and in unindustrialized parts of developed countries. Problems of technological change, political integration, population growth, industrialization, urban growth, social services, infrastructure and economic dependency.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Alberto Sanchez (Winter)

    • Winter

  • BTEC 502 Biotechnology Ethics and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Biotechnology : Examination of particular social and ethical challenges posed by modern biotechnology such as benefit sharing, informed consent in the research setting, access to medical care worldwide, environmental safety and biodiversity and the ethical challenges posed by patenting life.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Cory Labrecque (Winter)

    • Restriction: U3 and over.

  • CIVE 469 Infrastructure and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Infrastructure systems, historical background and socio-economic impact; planning, organization, communication and decision support systems; budgeting and management; operations, maintenance, rehabilitation and replacement issues; public and private sectors, privatization and governments; infrastructure crisis and new technologies; legal, environmental, socio-economic and political aspects of infrastructure issues; professional ethics and responsibilities; case studies.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: M Saeed Mirza (Winter)

  • ECON 225 Economics of the Environment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : A study of the application of economic theory to questions of environmental policy. Particular attention will be given to the measurement and regulation of pollution, congestion and waste and other environmental aspects of specific economies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 154-325 or 154-425

  • ECON 347 Economics of Climate Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The course focuses on the economic implications of, and problems posed by, predictions of global warming due to anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases. Attention is given to economic policies such as carbon taxes and tradeable emission permits and to the problems of displacing fossil fuels with new energy technologies.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Isabel Galiana (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 208 and ECON 209 or those listed under Prerequisites above

  • ENVR 201 Society, Environment and Sustainability (3 credits)

    Offered by: McGill School of Environment (School of Environment)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Environment : This course deals with how scientific-technological, socio-economic, political-institutional and behavioural factors mediate society-environment interactions. Issues discussed include population and resources; consumption, impacts and institutions; integrating environmental values in societal decision-making; and the challenges associated with, and strategies for, promoting sustainability. Case studies in various sectors and contexts are used.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Madhav Govind Badami, Elena Bennett, Mark Purdon, Nicolas Kosoy (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Section 001: Downtown Campus

    • Section 051: Macdonald Campus

  • GEOG 200 Geographical Perspectives: World Environmental Problems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Introduction to geography as the study of nature and human beings in a spatial context. An integrated approach to environmental systems and the human organization of them from the viewpoint of spatial relationships and processes. Special attention to environmental problems as a constraint upon Third World development.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: James Ford (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours

  • GEOG 203 Environmental Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : An introduction to system-level interactions among climate, hydrology, soils and vegetation at the scale of drainage basins, including the study of the global geographical variability in these land-surface systems. The knowledge acquired is used to study the impact on the environment of various human activities such as deforestation and urbanisation.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Gail L Chmura, Meaghan Murphy (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours

    • Restriction: Because of quantitative science content of course, not recommended for B.A. and B.Ed. students in their U0 year.

  • GEOG 205 Global Change: Past, Present and Future (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : An examination of global change, from the Quaternary Period to the present day involving changes in the physical geography of specific areas. Issues such as climatic change and land degradation will be discussed, with speculations on future environments.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Gail L Chmura, Meaghan Murphy (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 3 hours

  • GEOG 302 Environmental Management 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : An ecological analysis of the physical and biotic components of natural resource systems. Emphasis on scientific, technological and institutional aspects of environmental management. Study of the use of biological resources and of the impact of individual processes.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Thomas C Meredith (Fall)

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite: Any 200-level course in Geography or MSE or BIOL 208 or permission of instructor.

  • MECH 526 Manufacturing and the Environment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Course topics include: clean manufacturing, product and process design for minimizing materials and energy use, the product life cycle, impact of technology on the environment, environmental impact assessment, regulatory process, and managing the "political" process.

    Terms: Summer 2011

    Instructors: Mahmoud Helmi Attia (Summer)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): Permission of the instructor

  • MGPO 440 Strategies for Sustainability (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Policy : This course explores the relationship between economic activity, management, and the natural environment. Using readings, discussions and cases, the course will explore the challenges that the goal of sustainable development poses for our existing notions of economic goals, production and consumption practices and the management of organizations.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Margaret Graham (Fall) Margaret Graham (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only

  • MIME 308 Social Impact of Technology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Critical examination of the socio-economic costs and benefits of technology, case studies of old engineering works and new technologies. The integration of applied ethics and engineering practice, analysis of basic concepts of technology assessment, the inter-connected processes of risk assessment, management, and communication.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

    • Enrolment encouraged by students outside the Faculty of Engineering

  • PHIL 343 Biomedical Ethics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An investigation of ethical issues as they arise in the practice of medicine (informed consent, e.g.) or in the application of medical technology (in vitro fertilization, euthanasia, e.g.)

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Iwao Hirose (Fall)

  • RELG 270 Religious Ethics and the Environment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Administered by: Faculty of Arts

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Environmental potential of various religious traditions and secular perspectives, including animal rights, ecofeminism, and deep ecology.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Cory Labrecque (Fall) Cory Labrecque (Winter)

    • Fall: Macdonald Campus (Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue). Winter: Downtown Campus.

  • SOCI 235 Technology and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : An examination of the extent to which technological developments impose constraints on ways of arranging social relationships in bureaucratic organizations and in the wider society: the compatibility of current social structures with the effective utilization of technology.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Michael R Smith (Fall)

  • SOCI 312 Sociology of Work and Industry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : The development of the world of work from the rise of industrial capitalism to the postindustrial age. Responses of workers and managers to changing organizational, technological and economic realities. Interrelations between changing demands in the workplace and the functioning of the labour market. Canadian materials in comparative perspective.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Michael Del Balso (Winter)

  • URBP 201 Planning the 21st Century City (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : The study of how urban planners respond to the challenges posed by contemporary cities world-wide. Urban problems related to the environment, shelter, transport, human health, livelihoods and governance are addressed; innovative plans to improve cities and city life are analyzed.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Lisa Bornstein (Fall)

    • (3-1-5)

Group B: Humanities and Social Sciences, Management Studies and Law

3 credits at the 200-level or higher from the following departments:

Anthropology (ANTH)

Economics (any 200- or 300-level course excluding ECON 208, ECON 217, ECON 227 and ECON 337)

History (HIST)

Philosophy (excluding PHIL 210 and PHIL 310)

Political Science (POLI)

Psychology (excluding PSYC 204 and PSYC 305, but including PSYC 100)

Religious Studies (RELG)

School of Social Work (SWRK)

Sociology (excluding SOCI 350)

OR one of the following:

  • BUSA 465 Technological Entrepreneurship (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Concentrating on entrepreneurship and enterprise development, particular attention is given to the start-up, purchasing and management of small to medium-sized industrial firms in an environment that would appeal to Engineering students. The focal point is in understanding the dilemmas faced by entrepreneurs, resolving them, developing a business plan and the maximum utilization of the financial, marketing and human resources that make for a successful operation.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Philip McCully (Fall) Philip McCully (Winter)

  • ENVR 203 Knowledge, Ethics and Environment (3 credits)

    Offered by: McGill School of Environment (School of Environment)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Environment : Introduction to cultural perspectives on the environment: the influence of culture and cognition on perceptions of the natural world; conflicts in orders of knowledge (models, taxonomies, paradigms, theories, cosmologies), ethics (moral values, frameworks, dilemmas), and law (formal and customary, rights and obligations) regarding political dimensions of critical environments, resource use, and technologies.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: David Goodin, Timothy A Johns (Fall) Renee Sieber, Mark Purdon, Iwao Hirose (Winter)

    • Fall - Macdonald Campus; Winter - Downtown

    • Section 001: Downtown Campus

    • Section 051: Macdonald Campus

  • ENVR 400 Environmental Thought (3 credits)

    Offered by: McGill School of Environment (School of Environment)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Environment : Students work in interdisciplinary seminar groups on challenging philosophical, ethical, scientific and practical issues. They will explore cutting-edge ideas and grapple with the reconciliation of environmental imperatives and social, political and economic pragmatics. Activities include meeting practitioners, attending guest lectures, following directed readings, and organizing, leading and participating in seminars.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: David Goodin, Mariève Isabel (Fall) David Goodin, Mark Purdon, Iwao Hirose, Gregory Matthew Mikkelson, Mariève Isabel (Winter)

    • Fall - Macdonald Campus; Winter - Downtown

    • Section 001: Downtown Campus

    • Section 051: Macdonald Campus

    • Prerequisite: ENVR 203

    • Restriction: Open only to U3 students, or permission of instructor

  • FACC 220 Law for Architects and Engineers (3 credits)

    Offered by: Engineering - Dean's Office (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Faculty Course : Aspects of the law which affect architects and engineers. Definition and branches of law; Federal and Provincial jurisdiction, civil and criminal law and civil and common law; relevance of statutes; partnerships and companies; agreements; types of property, rights of ownership; successions and wills; expropriation; responsibility for negligence; servitudes/easements, privileges/liens, hypothecs/ mortgages; statutes of limitations; strict liability of architect, engineer and builder; patents, trade marks, industrial design and copyright; bankruptcy; labour law; general and expert evidence; court procedure and arbitration.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Patrick Ouellet, Louis Martin Richer (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

  • FACC 500 Technology Business Plan Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Engineering - Dean's Office (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Faculty Course : This course combines several management functional areas such as marketing, financial, operations and strategy with the skills of creativity, engineering innovation, leadership and communications. Students learn how to design an effective and winning business plan around a technology or engineering project in small, medium or large enterprises.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Michael M Avedesian (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: MIME 310 or permission of Instructor.

    • Recommended to be taken in combination with FACC 501.

  • FACC 501 Technology Business Plan Project (3 credits)

    Offered by: Engineering - Dean's Office (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Faculty Course : Students work in teams to develop a comprehensive business plan project based on a technological or engineering innovation while utilizing site visits.

    Terms: Winter 2011

    Instructors: Michael M Avedesian (Winter)

    • (1-0-8)

    • Prerequisite: FACC 500 or Permission of Instructor.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken FACC 480.

    • Recommended to be taken in combination with FACC 500.

  • INDR 294 Introduction to Labour-Management Relations (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Industrial Relations : An introduction to labour-management relations, the structure, function and government of labour unions, labour legislation, the collective bargaining process, and the public interest in industrial relations.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Chantal Westgate, Richard Guerin (Fall) Chantal Westgate, Richard Guerin (Winter) Richard Guerin (Summer)

  • MATH 338 History and Philosophy of Mathematics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Egyptian, Babylonian, Greek, Indian and Arab contributions to mathematics are studied together with some modern developments they give rise to, for example, the problem of trisecting the angle. European mathematics from the Renaissance to the 18th century is discussed in some detail.

    Terms: Fall 2010

    Instructors: Niky Kamran (Fall)

    • Fall

  • MGCR 222 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Individual motivation and communication style; group dynamics as related to problem solving and decision making, leadership style, work structuring and the larger environment. Interdependence of individual, group and organization task and structure.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Alfred M Jaeger, James K Fraser, Zina Suissa, Irving Rosenstein (Fall) Ruthanne Huising, James K Fraser, Zina Suissa, Irving Rosenstein (Winter) James K Fraser, Irving Rosenstein, Sharyn Sepinwall (Summer)

    • Continuing Education: requirement for CMA, CGA, the EA of AACI, and the Institute of Internal Auditors

  • MGCR 352 Marketing Management 1 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : Introduction to marketing principles, focusing on problem solving and decision making. Topics include: the marketing concept; marketing strategies; buyer behaviour; Canadian demographics; internal and external constraints; product; promotion; distribution; price. Lectures, text material and case studies.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Emine Sarigollu, Saurabh Mishra, Sameer Mathur, David Lewis Moscovitz, Mary Ann Lisa Cipriano (Fall) Thomas Dotzel, Chun Qiu, Fabienne Cyrius, Mary Ann Lisa Cipriano, Charles Royce (Winter) Charles Royce (Summer)

    • Continuing Education: requirement for the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Canadian Institute of Management

  • MRKT 360 Marketing of Technology (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Marketing : The analysis, planning, and control of marketing activities in a high technology business environment through the application of a good conceptual framework that is useful in addressing marketing management problems.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2010-2011 academic year.

    • Restriction: non-Management students

  • ORGB 321 Leadership (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Leadership theories provide students with opportunities to assess and work on improving their leadership skills. Topics include: the ability to know oneself as a leader, to formulate a vision, to have the courage to lead, to lead creatively, and to lead effectively with others.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011

    Instructors: Roxana Barbulescu (Fall) Patricia Hewlin (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: only BCom students require MGCR 222.

  • ORGB 423 Human Resources Management (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Issues involved in personnel administration. Topics include: human resource planning, job analysis, recruitment and selection, training and development, performance appraisal, organization development and change, issues in compensation and benefits, and labour-management relations.

    Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011

    Instructors: Chantal Westgate, Elisabeth Kutter (Fall) Elisabeth Kutter, Lisa Cohen (Winter) Elisabeth Kutter (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222

    • Requirement for the Institute of Internal Auditors

*Note: Management courses have limited enrolment and registration dates. See Important Dates at http://www.mcgill.ca/importantdates.

Language Courses

If you are not proficient in a certain language, no more than 3 credits will be given for one 6-credit course at the 100- level or higher in that language. A maximum of 3 credits of language courses will be counted toward the Complementary Studies requirement.

However, 3-6 credits may be given for language courses at the 200- level or higher that have a sufficient cultural component. These courses must be approved by the Engineering Student Centre (Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 22).

Elective Courses

0-6 credits

Students from Quebec CEGEPs must take 6 credits of courses at the 200- level or higher from the following faculties/schools:

Desautels Faculty of Management

Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Religious Studies

Faculty of Science

Schulich School of Music

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