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Software Engineering (135 credits)

Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr     Degree: Bachelor of Software Engineering

Program Requirements

Revision, August 2011. Start of revision.

Program credit weight: 135-144 credits

Program credit weight for CEGEP students: 112-115 credits

This program offers students the opportunity to focus their studies on the skills needed to design and develop complex software systems. This emerging field of engineering is a major component of the growing Information Technology (IT) sector of the economy, in which the demand for qualified personnel continues to outstrip supply. Graduates of this program will have a solid foundation for careers in the software industry.

In addition to technical complementary courses, students take general complementary courses in social sciences, management studies, and humanities. These courses allow students to develop specific interests in areas such as psychology, economics, management, or political science.

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 112- to 115-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 Courses

68 credits

  • COMP 202 Foundations of Programming (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Introduction to programming in a modern high-level language, modular software design and debugging. Programming concepts are illustrated using a variety of application areas.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Jorg Andreas Kienzle, Daniel Pomerantz (Fall) Daniel Pomerantz, Xue Liu (Winter) Daniel Pomerantz (Summer)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: a CEGEP level mathematics course
    • 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 computation. COMP 202 cannot be taken for credit with or after COMP 250
  • COMP 206 Introduction to Software Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Comprehensive overview of programming in C, use of system calls and libraries, debugging and testing of code; use of developmental tools like make, version control systems.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Joseph P Vybihal (Fall) Joseph P Vybihal, Gregory L Dudek (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: COMP 202 or COMP 250
  • COMP 250 Introduction to Computer Science (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : An introduction to the design of computer algorithms, including basic data structures, analysis of algorithms, and establishing correctness of programs. Overview of topics in computer science.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Doina Precup (Fall) Mathieu Blanchette (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisites: Familiarity with a high level programming language and CEGEP level Math.
    • Restrictions: COMP 203 and COMP 250 are considered to be equivalent from a prerequisite point of view, and cannot both be taken for credit.
  • COMP 251 Algorithms and Data Structures (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Introduction to algorithm design and analysis. Graph algorithms, greedy algorithms, data structures, dynamic programming, maximum flows.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Jérôme Waldispuhl (Fall) David Avis (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: COMP 250 or COMP 203.
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking COMP 252.
  • COMP 302 Programming Languages and Paradigms (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Programming language design issues and programming paradigms. Binding and scoping, parameter passing, lambda abstraction, data abstraction, type checking. Functional and logic programming.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Brigitte Pientka (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: COMP 250 or COMP 203
  • COMP 360 Algorithm Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Advanced algorithm design and analysis. Linear programming, complexity and NP-completeness, advanced algorithmic techniques.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Hamed Hatami (Fall) Adrian Roshan Vetta (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: Either COMP 251 or COMP 252, and either MATH 240 or MATH 235 or MATH 363.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking COMP 362.
  • COMP 421 Database Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Database Design: conceptual design of databases (e.g., entity-relationship model), relational data model, functional dependencies. Database Manipulation: relational algebra, SQL, database application programming, triggers, access control. Database Implementation: transactions, concurrency control, recovery, query execution and query optimization.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Bettina Kemme (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisites: COMP 206, COMP 251, COMP 302
  • ECSE 211 Design Principles and Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Engineering process: design specifications, parameters, optimization, implementation, troubleshooting and refinement; project management: scheduling, risk analysis, project control; case studies; design examples and project.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Frank P Ferrie, David Alister Lowther (Fall) Frank P Ferrie, David Alister Lowther (Winter)

    • (2-6-1)
    • Prerequisites: ECSE 200 and COMP 202.
    • Corequisite: ECSE 291.
  • ECSE 221 Introduction to Computer Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Data representation in digital computers. Boolean algebra. Basic combinational circuits; their analysis and synthesis. Elements of sequential circuits: latches, flip-flops, counters and memory circuits. Computer structure, central processing unit, machine language. Assemblers and assembler language.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Frank P Ferrie (Fall) Andraws Swidan (Winter)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: COMP 202
    • Tutorials assigned by instructor.
  • ECSE 321 Introduction to Software Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Design, development and testing of software systems. Software life cycle: requirements analysis, software architecture and design, implementation, integration, test planning, and maintenance. The course involves a group project.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Aditya Mahajan (Fall)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: COMP 202 or COMP 208
    • Tutorials assigned by instructor.
  • ECSE 322 Computer Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Data structures (arrays, lists, stacks, queues, dequeues and trees) and their machine representation and simple algorithms. Peripheral devices: printers, keyboards, magnetic type drives, magnetic disc drives. Peripheral interfacing and busses. Introduction to operating systems. System integration. Computer systems and networks.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: David Alister Lowther (Fall) Tal Arbel (Winter)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisites: ECSE 200 or MECH 383, and ECSE 221
    • Tutorials assigned by instructor.
  • ECSE 420 Parallel Computing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Modern parallel computing architectures for shared memory, message passing and data parallel programming models. The design of cache coherent shared memory multiprocessors. Programming techniques for multithreaded, message passing and distributed systems. Use of modern programming languages and parallel programming libraries.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Michael Rabbat (Fall)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: ECSE 427
  • ECSE 427 Operating Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Operating system services, file system organization, disk and cpu scheduling, virtual memory management, concurrent processing and distributed systems, protection and security. Aspects of the DOS and UNIX operating systems and the C programming language. Programs that communicate between workstations across a network.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Carl Tropper (Fall) Muthucumaru Maheswaran (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: ECSE 322 or COMP 273
    • Tutorials assigned by instructor.
  • ECSE 428 Software Engineering Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Software engineering practice in industry, related to the design and commissioning of large software systems. Ethical, social, economic, safety and legal issues. Metrics, project management, costing, marketing, control, standards, CASE tools and bugs. The course involves a large team project.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Robert Sabourin (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Students meet with the instructor and/or teaching assistant for one hour each week to discuss their project.
    • Prerequisite: ECSE 321 or COMP 335
  • ECSE 429 Software Validation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Correct and complete implementation of software requirements. Verification and validation lifecycle. Requirements analysis, model based analysis, and design analysis. Unit and system testing, performance, risk management, software reuse. Ubiquitous computing.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Katarzyna Radecka (Fall)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: ECSE 321 or COMP 303
  • ECSE 456 ECSE Design Project 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : A design project undertaken with close mentorship by a staff member and under the supervision of the course instructor. The project consists of defining an engineering problem, reviewing relevant background, acquiring/analyzing data, and seeking solutions using appropriate simulation/analysis tools and experimental investigations. Professional engineering practices will be followed.

    Terms: Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Katarzyna Radecka (Winter) Katarzyna Radecka (Summer)

    • Prerequisites: ECSE 211, ECSE 322, (ECSE 323, ECSE 330) OR (CCOM 206, COMP 302, ECSE 306, ECSE 321)
    • Corequisite: FACC 400
  • ECSE 457 ECSE Design Project 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : A design project undertaken with close mentorship by a staff member and under the supervision of the course instructor. The course is a continuation of ECSE 456.

    Terms: Summer 2012

    Instructors: Katarzyna Radecka (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: ECSE 456
  • 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 270 Applied Linear Algebra (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Introduction. Review of basic linear algebra. Vector spaces. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors of matrices. Linear operators.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Axel W Hundemer (Fall)

    • Winter
    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: MATH 263
  • MATH 363 Discrete Mathematics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Logic and combinatorics. Mathematical reasoning and methods of proof. Sets, relations, functions, partially ordered sets, lattices, Boolean algebra. Propositional and predicate calculi. Recurrences and graph theory.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Daniel Wise (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisites: MATH 263, MATH 264.
    • Restriction: Open only to students in the Faculty of Engineering.

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

Engineering Breadth Required Courses

23 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.
  • ECSE 200 Electric Circuits 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Circuit variables, analysis of resistive circuits. Network theorems (Kirchhoff's law, Ohm's law, Norton and Thevenin equivalent). Ammeters, voltmeters, and ohmmeters. Analysis methods (nodal and mesh analysis, linearity, superposition). Dependent sources and OpAmps. Energy Storage elements. First-order circuits.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Thomas Szkopek (Fall) Thomas Szkopek (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: PHYS 142 or CEGEP equivalent.
    • Corequisite: MATH 263 or MATH 325.
    • Tutorials assigned by instructor.
  • ECSE 210 Electric Circuits 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Second-order circuits. Sinusoidal sources and phasors. AC steady-state analysis. AC steady-state power. Laplace transform. Circuit analysis in the s-Domain. Frequency response. Mutual inductance and transformers. Two-port circuits.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012

    Instructors: Martin D Levine (Fall) Vamsy Chodavarapu (Winter) Martin D Levine (Summer)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: ECSE 200
    • For Fall Term: Limited to Electrical Honours and Computer Engineering students only.
    • For Winter Term: Limited to Regular Electrical Engineering students only.
    • Tutorials assigned by instructor.
  • ECSE 291 Electrical Measurements Laboratory (2 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Experiments with fundamental electric circuits illustrating the principles and limitations of basic electrical and electronic instrumentation in typical measurement applications. Introduction to basic electrical laboratory practice, design of experiments, and safety procedures. Introduction to error analysis and application to laboratory measurements. Design of electric circuits and characterization.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Vamsy Chodavarapu (Fall) Dennis Giannacopoulos (Winter)

    • (1-4-1)
    • Corequisite: ECSE 210
    • Lab hours assigned by instructor.
  • ECSE 305 Probability and Random Signals 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : The basic probability model, the heuristics of model-building and the additivity of probability; classical models; conditional probability and Bayes rule; random variables and vectors, distribution and density functions, expectation; statistical independence, laws of large numbers, central limit theorem; introduction to random processes and random signal analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Peter Edwin Caines (Fall) Ioannis Psaromiligkos (Winter)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: ECSE 303 or ECSE 306.
    • Tutorials assigned by instructor.
  • ECSE 306 Fundamentals of Signals and Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Review of complex functions. Discrete-and continuous-time signals, basic system properties. Linear time-invariant systems, convolution. Fourier series and Fourier transforms, frequency domain analysis, filtering, sampling. Laplace transforms and inversion, transfer functions, poles and zeros, solutions of linear constant-coefficient differential equations, transient and steady state response. Z-transforms.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Wissam Musallam (Fall) Jan Bajcsy (Winter)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisites: ECSE 210 and MATH 270 or MATH 271.
  • ECSE 330 Introduction to Electronics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Introduction to electronic circuits using operational amplifiers, PN junction diodes, bipolar junction transistors (BJTs), and MOS field-effect transistors (MOSFETs), including: terminal characteristics, large- and small-signal models; configuration and frequency response of single-stage amplifiers with discrete biasing. Introduction to SPICE. Simulation experiments.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Roni Khazaka (Fall) Gordon W Roberts (Winter)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: ECSE 210
    • Tutorials assigned by instructor.
  • 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.

Complementary Courses

15-24 credits

Basic Science Complementary Courses (for CEGEP students only)

0-6 credits

Students from CEGEP are required to complete two 3-credit courses at the 200- level or higher, chosen from the following science departments, approved by the Undergraduate Programs Office in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering:

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC)

Biology (BIOL)

Chemistry (CHEM)

Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPSC)

Earth System Science (ESYS)

Physics (PHYS)

Technical Complementaries

9-12 credits

500-level ESCE courses are restricted to students with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 and B+ or better in prerequisite courses.

Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. See the "Courses" section of this publication to know if a course is offered.

List A

6-12 credits from the following:

  • ECSE 323 Digital System Design (5 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Minimization and synthesis of combinational logic and finite state machines. Synthesis of synchronous and asynchronous sequential circuits. Principles of control design. Basic concepts in design for testability. The laboratory experiments involve the design and testing of digital systems using small and medium scale integrated circuits. CAD software is used in the design process.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Katarzyna Radecka, Warren Gross (Fall) Warren Gross, Katarzyna Radecka (Winter)

    • (3-6-6)
    • Prerequisites: CCOM 206 or EDEC 206, ECSE 211, ECSE 221, ECSE 291
    • Tutorials and lab hours assigned by instructor.
  • ECSE 404 Control Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Modelling and simulation of control systems; basic concepts of linear systems; open and closed loop control; classical design of controllers - specifications in the step response and the frequency domain; state space design of controllers - pole placement and LQR; sampled data systems.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Hannah Michalska (Fall)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Corequisite: ECSE 304 or ECSE 306
  • ECSE 411 Communications Systems 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Communication system models; AM and FM modulation, performance of AM and FM systems in noise; sampling, PCM and DPCM techniques; FDM and TDM multiplexing systems; baseband digital transmission over bandlimited channels, digital modulation and detection techniques; illustrative examples of subscriber loop telephone systems, cable TV systems and broadcasting systems.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Harry Leib (Fall)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisites: ECSE 305, ECSE 304 or ECSE 306.
    • Tutorials assigned by instructor.
  • ECSE 412 Discrete Time Signal Processing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Discrete-time signals and systems; Fourier and Z-transform analysis techniques, the discrete Fourier transform; elements of FIR and IIR filter design, filter structures; FFT techniques for high speed convolution; quantization effects.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Benoit Champagne (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: ECSE 304 or ECSE 306.
    • Tutorials assigned by instructor.
  • ECSE 413 Communications Systems 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Introduction to radio communications; satellite communication systems; the cellular concept; fading channel models, digital modulation techniques over fading channels, diversity systems, spread spectrum techniques; fixed assignment multiple access (FDMA, TDMA, CDMA), duplexing methods (FDD, TDD); illustrative examples of terrestrial mobile systems, fixed wireless systems, LEOs, etc.; overview of standardization activities.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Benoit Champagne (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: ECSE 411
  • ECSE 414 Introduction to Telecommunication Networks (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Introduction to the physical and software architecture of modern networks; circuit and packet switching; layered design principles; wired and wireless access systems; flow and congestion control; addressing and routing for unicast, multicast, and broadcast transmission; multiple access protocols; client-server and peer-to-peer architectures. Examples: Ethernet, TCP/IP, 802.11, ARQ, OSPF. BGP.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Michael Rabbat (Fall)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisites: ECSE 322, and ECSE 304 or ECSE 306
  • ECSE 421 Embedded Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Definition, structure and properties of embedded systems. Real-time programming: interrupts, latency, context, re-entrancy, thread and process models. Microcontroller and DSP architectures, I/O systems, timing and event management. Real-time kernels and services. Techniques for development, debugging and verification. Techniques for limited resource environments. Networking for distributed systems.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Cedric Guss (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisites: ECSE 322, ECSE 323
  • ECSE 422 Fault Tolerant Computing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Introduction to fault-tolerant systems. Fault-tolerance techniques through hardware, software, information and time redundancy. Failure classification, failure semantics, failure masking. Exception handling: detection, recovery, masking and propagation, termination vs. resumption. Reliable storage, reliable communication. Process groups, synchronous and asynchronous group membership and broadcast services. Automatic redundancy management. Case studies.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Muthucumaru Maheswaran (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: ECSE 322
  • ECSE 424 Human-Computer Interaction (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : The course highlights human-computer interaction strategies from an engineering perspective. Topics include user interfaces, novel paradigms in human-computer interaction, affordances, ecological interface design, ubiquitous computing and computer-supported cooperative work. Attention will be paid to issues of safety, usability, and performance.

    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.

    • (3-4-2)
    • Prerequisite: ECSE 322
  • ECSE 425 Computer Organization and Architecture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Trends in technology. CISC vs. RISC architectures. Pipelining. Instruction level parallelism. Data and Control Hazards. Static prediction. Exceptions. Dependencies. Loop level paralleism. Dynamic scheduling, branch prediction. Branch target buffers. Superscalar and N-issue machines. VLIW. ILP techniques. Cache analysis and design. Interleaved and virtual memory. TLB translations and caches.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Bojan Mihajlovic (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisites: ECSE 322 and ECSE 323
    • Tutorials assigned by instructor.
  • ECSE 426 Microprocessor Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Introduction to current microprocessors, their architecture, programming, interfacing and operating systems. The course includes lectures, use of crossassemblers, and simulators as well as laboratory experiments on actual microprocessor hardware.

    Terms: Fall 2011, Winter 2012

    Instructors: Andraws Swidan (Fall) Katarzyna Radecka (Winter)

    • (1-5-3)
    • Prerequisites: CCOM 206 or EDEC 206, ECSE 323
    • This course may be counted as a technical complementary or a lab complementary.
    • Limited Enrolment (50)
    • Lab hours assigned by instructor.
  • ECSE 530 Logic Synthesis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : The place of logic synthesis in microelectronics. Representations of Boolean functions: logic covers, binary decision diagrams. Two-level synthesis algorithms, Espresso. Multi-level synthesis to Boolean networks: don't care methods, algebraic optimizations, delay modelling. Sequential synthesis: state-based optimizations, state assignment, network optimizations. Technology mapping: library cell and FPGA mapping.

    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: ECSE 323

List B

0-4 credits from the following:

  • COMP 330 Theory of Computation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Mathematical models of computers, finite automata, Turing machines, counter machines, push-down machines, computational complexity.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Prakash Panangaden (Fall)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: COMP 251.
  • COMP 350 Numerical Computing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Computer representation of numbers, IEEE Standard for Floating Point Representation, computer arithmetic and rounding errors. Numerical stability. Matrix computations and software systems. Polynomial interpolation. Least-squares approximation. Iterative methods for solving a nonlinear equation. Discretization methods for integration and differential equations.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Xiao-Wen Chang (Fall)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisites: MATH 222 and MATH 223 and one of: COMP 202, COMP 208, COMP 250; or equivalents.
  • COMP 409 Concurrent Programming (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Characteristics and utility of concurrent programs; formal methods for specification, verification and development of concurrent programs; communications, synchronization, resource allocation and management, coherency and integrity.

    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 hours
    • Prerequisites: COMP 251, COMP 302, and COMP 310 or ECSE 427
  • COMP 424 Artificial Intelligence (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Introduction to search methods. Knowledge representation using logic and probability. Planning and decision making under uncertainty. Introduction to machine learning.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Joelle Pineau (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisites: (COMP 206 or ECSE 321) and COMP 251
  • COMP 520 Compiler Design (4 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : The structure of a compiler. Lexical analysis. Parsing techniques. Syntax directed translation. Run-time implementation of various programming language constructs. Introduction to code generation for an idealized machine. Students will implement parts of a compiler.

    Terms: Fall 2011

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

    • 3 hours, 1 hour consultation
    • Prerequisites: COMP 273 and COMP 302
  • COMP 535 Computer Networks 1 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Exposition of the first four layers of the ISO model for computer network protocols, i.e., the physical, data, network, and transport layers. Basic hardware and software issues with examples drawn from existing networks, notably SNA, DECnet, and ARPAnet.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Muthucumaru Maheswaran (Fall)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: COMP 310
    • Restriction: Students may not take both COMP 435 and COMP 535 for credit
  • COMP 557 Fundamentals of Computer Graphics (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : The study of fundamental mathematical, algorithmic and representational issues in computer graphics. The topics to be covered are: overview of graphics process, projective geometry, homogeneous coordinates, projective transformations, quadrics and tensors, line-drawing, surface modelling and object modelling reflectance models and rendering, texture mapping, polyhedral representations, procedural modelling, and animation.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Paul Kry (Fall)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: MATH 223, COMP 251, COMP 206
  • COMP 566 Discrete Optimization 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Use of computer in solving problems in discrete optimization. Linear programming and extensions. Network simplex method. Applications of linear programming. Vertex enumeration. Geometry of linear programming. Implementation issues and robustness. Students will do a project on an application of their choice.

    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 hours
    • Prerequisites: COMP 360 and MATH 223
  • COMP 575 Fundamentals of Distributed Algorithms (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Study of a collection of algorithms that are basic to the world of concurrent programming. Discussion of algorithms from the following areas: termination detection, deadlock detection, global snapshots, clock synchronization, fault tolerance (byzantine and self-stabilizing systems). Students will implement algorithms on the BBN butterfly and will present papers on topics in these areas.

    Terms: Winter 2012

    Instructors: Carl Tropper (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: COMP 310
  • ECSE 504 Sampled Data Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Sampling and aliasing. Conversion of continuous-time controllers using s-to-z transformations; pre-and post-filtering. Discrete time state representation and z-transfer function of sampled linear, time-invariant systems. Correspondence between system theoretic results for continuous- and discrete-time systems. Sampled-data design, including pole placement, LQR control and model predictive 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.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: ECSE 304 or ECSE 306.
    • Corequisites: ECSE 404 or ECSE 501.
  • ECSE 529 Computer and Biological Vision (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Vision in man and machine, imaging process, spatial and frequency domain filters, biological vision, edge detection, intermediate features, connecting biological and psychophysical vision, science of colour.

    Terms: Fall 2011

    Instructors: Martin D Levine (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: ECSE 304 or ECSE 306.
  • ECSE 532 Computer Graphics (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Introduction to computer graphics systems and display devices: raster scan, scan conversion, graphical input and interactive techniques - window environments; display files: graphics languages and data structures: 2D transformations; 3D computer graphics, hidden line removal and shading; graphics system design; applications. Laboratory project involving the preparation and running of graphics programs.

    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: ECSE 322

* Students choose either COMP 535 or ECSE 414.
** Students choose either COMP 557 or ECSE 532.

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 courses 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 Centre (Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 22).

Revision, August 2011. End of revision.

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