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Honours Mechanical Engineering (142 credits)

Offered by: Mechanical Engineering     Degree: Bachelor of Engineering

Program Requirements

Revision, August 2011. Start of revision.

Program credit weight: 142-148 credits

Program credit weight for CEGEP students: 119 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 119-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 2011

    Instructors: Jean-Marc Gauthier, Ashok K Kakkar, Bryan Clifford Sanctuary, Ariel Fenster (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 2012

    Instructors: Jean-Marc Gauthier, Ariel Fenster, Ian Sydney Butler, 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
  • 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 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Djivede Kelome, Wilbur Jonsson, William J Anderson, Sidney Trudeau (Fall) Djivede Kelome, Wilbur Jonsson (Winter)

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial
    • 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 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Wilbur Jonsson (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 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • 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 2011

    Instructors: Kenneth J Ragan, Edith M Engelberg (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 2012

    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)

Required Non-Departmental Courses

27 credits

  • CCOM 206 Communication in Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: McGill Writing Centre (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 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Diane Eyre, Robert J Myles, Andrew Churchill, Christina Rudd, Bassel Atallah, Steven Sacks, Diane Dechief, Alana Baskind (Fall) Robert J Myles, Andrew Churchill, Diane Eyre, Bassel Atallah, Steven Sacks, Diane Dechief, Alana Baskind (Winter) Bassel Atallah, Robert J Myles, Diane Eyre, Diane Dechief, Andrew Churchill, Alana Baskind (Summer)

    • 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.
    • Open only to students in degree programs.
  • 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 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Charles Manatakos, M Saeed Mirza (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 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 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Nathan Friedman (Fall) Nathan Friedman, Daniel Pomerantz (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 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Angela Keane (Fall) Remi Simon Alaurent (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: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Raad Jassim (Winter)

    • (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 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 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: 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 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 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • (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 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 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Rustum Choksi, Heekyoung Hahn (Winter) Sidney Trudeau (Summer)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: MATH 262 or MATH 151 or MATH 152 or equivalent.
    • Corequisite: MATH 263
    • Restrictions: Open only to students in the Faculty of Engineering. Not open to students who are taking or have taken MATH 319 or MATH 375.
  • MATH 271 Linear Algebra and Partial Differential Equations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (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 2011, Winter 2012

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

    • Fall and Winter
    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisites: MATH 263, MATH 264.
    • Not open to students who have taken MATH 266.
  • 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 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

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

    • (3-1-5)
    • This course in the Faculty of Engineering is open only to McGill students.

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

Required Mechanical Engineering Courses

62 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 2011

    Instructors: Peter Henry Radziszewski (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 2011, Winter 2012

    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 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Inna Sharf (Fall) James Forbes (Winter)

    • (4-1-7)
    • Prerequisites: MECH 210, MATH 262. Pre-/Co-requisite: MATH 263.
  • 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 2011, Winter 2012

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

    • (3-1-5)
  • 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 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Jeffrey Bergthorson (Fall)

    • (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 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Sivakumaran Nadarajah, Joanna Nash, Nabil Shalabi, Richard Edwards (Fall) Jorge Angeles, Alexei V Morozov, Joanna Nash, Richard Edwards, Youki Elizabeth Cropas (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 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Rosaire Mongrain (Fall)

    • (1-3-5)
    • Prerequisites: MECH 260 and MECH 289 or MECH 291. Pre-/Co-requisite: CIVE 207
  • 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 2012

    Instructors: Eliot Fried (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisites: MATH 263, MATH 271, COMP 208.
  • 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 2011, Winter 2012

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

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 207
  • 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 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Timothy Lee (Fall) Luca Cortelezzi (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: MECH 210. Pre/Co-requisites: MECH 220, MECH 240, MATH 271.
  • 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 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Andrew J Higgins (Fall) Andrew J Higgins (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: MECH 240
  • 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 2011, Winter 2012

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

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisites: MECH 240 or BREE 301, MECH 331 or BREE 305, MATH 271 or BREE 319
  • MECH 360 Principles of Manufacturing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Theory and practice of modern manufacturing processes: machining, forming, and casting. Producing parts using computer assisted tools from CAD to CNC machining followed by measurement of part quality. Hands-on machining of parts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • (3-3-3)
    • Prerequisites: CIVE 207, MECH 289 and MIME 260
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken MECH 260. Students who take MECH 360 will not be permitted to take MECH 529.
  • 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 2011, Winter 2012

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

    • (0-3-3)
    • Prerequisite: MECH 261 or MECH 262 or BREE 216
  • 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 2011, Winter 2012

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

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisites: MECH 261 or MECH 262, MATH 263.
  • 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 2011

    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 2012

    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 2011, Winter 2012

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

    • (0-6-3)
    • Corequisite: MECH 403
  • 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 2012

    Instructors: Arun K Misra (Winter)

    • (3-0-9)
    • Prerequisites: MECH 220, CIVE 207, MATH 264, MATH 271.
  • 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 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Sivakumaran Nadarajah (Fall) John H S Lee (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisites: MECH 331 and MECH 240.
  • 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 2011, Winter 2012

    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: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: MATH 223 or MATH 236 or MATH 247 or MATH 251, COMP 202 or consent of instructor.
  • MATH 381 Complex Variables and Transforms (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (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 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • 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: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Yori Zwols (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: COMP 202, and MATH 223 or MATH 236, and MATH 314 or equivalent
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 487.

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: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Larry Lessard (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisites: MECH 315 or MECH 419, and MECH 321, or instructor's permission.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MECH 645.
  • 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 2011

    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 2011

    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: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Richard L Leask, Rosaire Mongrain (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisites: CHEE 314 or MECH 331 or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MECH 563.
  • 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 2012

    Instructors: Inna Sharf (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: MECH 412 or MECH 419.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MECH 413.
  • MECH 529 Discrete Manufacturing Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : An overview of present day production machines and systems with special emphasis on automation, computer control and integration techniques. Material handling, automatic inspection, process monitoring, maintenance. Socio-economic and environmental issues. Laboratory experience with factory simulation.

    Terms: Summer 2012

    Instructors: Mahmoud Helmi Attia (Summer)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): Permission of the instructor
    • This course in the Faculty of Engineering is open only to McGill students.
  • MECH 530 Mechanics of Composite Materials (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Fiber-reinforced composites. Stress, strain, and strength of composite laminates and honeycomb structures. Failure modes and failure criteria. Environmental effects. Manufacturing processes. Design of composite structures. Computer modelling of composites. Computer techniques are utilized throughout the course.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Larry Lessard (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Corequisite: MECH 321 or equivalent/instructor's permission.
  • MECH 532 Aircraft Performance, Stability and Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Aircraft performance criteria such as range, endurance, rate of climb, maximum ceiling for steady and accelerated flight. Landing and take-off distances. Static and dynamic stability in the longitudinal (stick-fixed and stick-free) and coupled lateral and directional modes. Control response for all three modes.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Meyer Nahon (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): (MECH 412 or MECH 419), MECH 533
    • Prerequisite (Graduate): MECH 533
  • MECH 535 Turbomachinery and Propulsion (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Introduction to propulsion: turboprops, turbofans and turbojets. Review of thermodynamic cycles. Euler turbine equation. Velocity triangles. Axial-flow compressors and pumps. Centrifugal compressors and pumps. Axial-flow turbines. Loss mechanisms. Dimensional analysis of turbomachines. Performance maps. 3-D effects. Introduction to numerical methods in turbomachines. Prediction of performance of gas turbines.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Wagdi George Habashi (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: MECH 331.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MECH 434.
  • MECH 536 Aircraft Structures (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Aircraft structural components and loads. Bending, shear and torsion of thin-walled open and closed beams. Structural idealization. Wing spars and box beams. Wings bending, torsion and shear, tapered wings, deflection, cut-outs. Fuselage frames and wing ribs, principle of stiffener/web construction. Analysis of riveted, bolted and adhesive joints. Sandwich structures analysis.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Pascal Hubert (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: MECH 321 or equivalent
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MECH 432.
  • 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: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Jorge Angeles (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: MECH 309 or MATH 317 or permission of the instructor.
  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • (3-3-3)
    • Prerequisite: MECH 530
  • MECH 544 Processing of Composite Materials (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Composite processing science basic principles. Reinforcement properties; permeability, compaction. Resin properties; curing, viscosity, shrinkage. Heat transfer and cure kinetics; cure cycle optimization. Resin flow; infusion, thickness variations, fiber volume fraction distribution. Residual stresses; tool-part interaction, warpage control, spring-back, tool design. Thermoplastic composites; crystallization control, melting and consolidation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: MECH 530 or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: This course requires the use of a finite element software, so experience with finite elements is recommended.
  • 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 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • (2-3-4)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MECH 383 and COMP 208
  • 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 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): ECSE 461, MECH 383 and (MECH 412 or MECH 419)
  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisites: CHEE 314 or MECH 331 or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEE 563
  • 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: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Jozsef Kovecses (Winter)

    • (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: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: MECH 309 or MATH 317 or permission of the instructor
  • 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 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 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 (approved by the Department) in the Faculty of Engineering (including MECH courses) or from MIME 260 or from courses at the 300-level or higher in the Faculty of Science, including MATH courses.

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 2012

    Instructors: Aziz Fall (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: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: MIME 310
  • 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 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 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 2012

    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 2011

    Instructors: Elena Bennett, Nicolas Kosoy, Madhav Govind Badami, Adam Millard-Ball (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 2011

    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 2011

    Instructors: Timothy R Moore, Juan Pablo Arroyo Mora (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 2012

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • 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 2011, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Thomas C Meredith (Fall) Geraldine Akman (Summer)

    • 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 2012

    Instructors: Mahmoud Helmi Attia (Summer)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): Permission of the instructor
    • This course in the Faculty of Engineering is open only to McGill students.
  • 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: Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Russell James Seidle (Winter) Margaret Graham (Summer)

    • 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 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 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 2011

    Instructors: Iwao Hirose (Fall)

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

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Cory Labrecque (Fall)

    • 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 2011

    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 2012

    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: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Lisa Bornstein (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)

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

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 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:

  • ARCH 528 History of Housing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Indigenous housing both transient and permanent, from the standpoint of individual structure and pattern of settlements. The principal historic examples of houses including housing in the age of industrial revolution and contemporary housing.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2011-2012 academic year.

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 251 or permission of instructor
  • 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 2011, Winter 2012

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

    • Prerequisite: MIME 310 or MGCR 341
  • 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 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: David Goodin (Fall) Renee Sieber, Jaye Dana Ellis, 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 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Peter Gilbert Brown, Nicolas Kosoy (Fall) Iwao Hirose, David Goodin, Gregory Matthew Mikkelson, Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert, Richard Janda (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 2011

    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 2011

    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 2012

    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 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Chantal Westgate, Richard Guerin (Fall) Richard Guerin, Chantal Westgate (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 2011

    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 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Zina Suissa, James K Fraser, Irving Rosenstein, Christine Bataille (Fall) James K Fraser, Zina Suissa, Irving Rosenstein, Ruthanne Huising (Winter) Irving Rosenstein, James K Fraser (Summer)

    • Continuing Studies: 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 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Sameer Mathur, Saurabh Mishra, Emine Sarigollu, Fabienne Cyrius, Charles Royce, Mary Ann Lisa Cipriano (Fall) Charles Royce, Thomas Dotzel, Chun Qiu, Hamid Etemad, Ralph Nobel, Fabienne Cyrius (Winter) Bruno Delorme (Summer)

    • Continuing Studies: requirement for the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Canadian Institute of Management
  • 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: Winter 2012

    Instructors: 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 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Lisa Cohen, Elisabeth Kutter (Fall) Elisabeth Kutter (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

Typical Program of Study

Students entering the program from CEGEP follow a different curriculum from those entering from out of province. Students will be advised by the Department as to which courses they should select from the course lists above.

For a detailed curriculum, see http://www.mcgill.ca/mecheng/undergrad/curriculum.

For all minors and concentrations, students should complete a Course Authorization Form, available from the Student Affairs Office (Engineering Student Centre) or from the Undergraduate Program Coordinator, indicating their intention to take the minor or concentration.

Revision, August 2011. End of revision.

Faculty of Engineering—2011-2012 (last updated Jan. 26, 2012) (disclaimer)