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Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) – Chemical Engineering (142 credits)

Offered by: Chemical Engineering     Degree: Bachelor of Engineering

Program Requirements

Program credit weight: 142-145 credits

Program credit weight for CEGEP students: 116 credits

The discipline of chemical engineering is distinctive in being based equally on physics, mathematics, and chemistry. Application of these three fundamental sciences is basic to a quantitative understanding of the process industries. Those with an interest in the fourth fundamental science, biology, will find several courses in the chemical engineering curriculum that integrate aspects of the biological sciences relevant to process industries such as food processing, fermentation, biomedical, and water pollution control. Courses on the technical operations and economics of the process industries are added to this foundation. The core curriculum concludes with process design courses taught by practising design engineers. Problem-solving, experimenting, planning, and communication skills are emphasized in courses throughout the core curriculum.

Certain students who take advantage of Summer session courses can complete the departmental program in three calendar years.

In some cases, students from university science disciplines have sufficient credits to complete the requirements for the B.Eng. (Chemical) program in two years. Those concerned should discuss this with their adviser.

Students must obtain a grade of C or better in all core courses. For the Department of Chemical Engineering, core courses include all required courses (departmental and non-departmental) as well as complementary courses (departmental).

Note to CEGEP students

If you have successfully completed a course at CEGEP that is equivalent to CHEM 212 or CHEM 234, you may request exemption for either or both courses. However, you must replace each course with another university-level course of an equal number of credits or more — McGill courses beginning with subject codes ATOC, BIOL, CHEM, EPSC, ESYS, PHYS are acceptable substitutes.

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 116-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/credit 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 2012

    Instructors: Jean-Marc Gauthier, Ashok K Kakkar, Ariel Fenster, David Bohle (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 2013

    Instructors: Ariel Fenster, Ian Sydney Butler, Bradley Siwick, Jean-Marc Gauthier (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 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Djivede Kelome, William J Anderson, Eric Cormier, Michael Bailey (Fall) William J Anderson, Alexey Eremin (Winter)

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial
    • Prerequisite: a course in functions
    • Restriction A: Not open to students who have taken MATH 221 or CEGEP objective 00UQ or equivalent.
    • Restriction 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.
    • Restriction C: Not open to students who are taking or have taken MATH 134.
  • 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 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Sidney Trudeau, Stephen W Drury, William G Brown, Thomas F Fox (Fall)

    • 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 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Antonio Lei (Fall) Sidney Trudeau, Stephen W Drury, Thomas F Fox (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: MATH 139 or MATH 140 or MATH 150.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 121 or CEGEP objective 00UP or equivalent
    • Restriction Note B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122 or MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
    • Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited
  • PHYS 131 Mechanics and Waves (4 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Kenneth J Ragan (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours lectures; 1 hour tutorial, 3 hours laboratory in alternate weeks; tutorial sessions
    • Corequisite: MATH 139 or higher level calculus course.
    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or having taken PHYS 101, CEGEP objective 00UR or equivalent
    • Laboratory sections have limited enrolment
  • PHYS 142 Electromagnetism and Optics (4 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Guy Moore (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory in alternate weeks; tutorial sessions
    • Prerequisite: PHYS 131.
    • Corequisite: MATH 141 or higher level calculus course.
    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or having taken PHYS 102, CEGEP objective 00UR or equivalent
    • Laboratory sections have limited enrolment

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

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

Required Non-Departmental Courses

Revision, August 2012. Start of revision.

24 credits

  • CHEM 212 Introductory Organic Chemistry 1 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : A survey of reactions of aliphatic and aromatic compounds including modern concepts of bonding, mechanisms, conformational analysis, and stereochemistry.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Youla S Tsantrizos, David Noble Harpp, Michel Daoust, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Fall) Jean-Philip Lumb, Mitchell Huot, Michel Daoust, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Winter) Laura Pavelka, Michel Daoust, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Summer)

    • Fall, Winter, Summer
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 110 or equivalent.
    • Corequisite: CHEM 120 or equivalent.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who are taking or have taken CHEM 211 or equivalent
    • Each lab section is limited enrolment
    • Note: Some CEGEP programs provide equivalency for this course. For more information, please see the Department of Chemistry's Web page (http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca/advising/outside/equivalent.htm).
  • CHEM 234 Topics in Organic Chemistry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Modern spectroscopic techniques for structure determination. The chemistry of alcohols, ethers, carbonyl compounds, and amines, with special attention to mechanistic aspects. Special topics.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: David Noble Harpp, Dmytro Perepichka (Fall) Karine Auclair (Winter) Laura Pavelka (Summer)

    • Fall, Winter, Summer
    • Prerequisite: CHEM 212 or equivalent
    • Restriction: For Chemical Engineers only or permission of department.
  • 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 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Nathan Friedman, Daniel Pomerantz (Fall) Nathan Friedman (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 2012, Winter 2013

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

    • (1.5-0-1.5)
  • FACC 300 Engineering Economy (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Faculty Course : 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 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

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

    • (3-1-5)
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MIME 310.
  • 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: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Raad Jassim (Fall) Benoit Boulet (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 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Neville G F Sancho, David Shirokoff (Fall) Charles Roth (Winter) Suresh Eswarathasan (Summer)

    • (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 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Antony Raymond Humphries, Ilya Karzhemanov (Fall) Ivo Klemes, Neville G F Sancho (Winter)

    • (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 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Ivo Klemes, Wilbur Jonsson (Fall) Rustum Choksi, Neville G F Sancho (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.

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

Revision, August 2012. End of revision.

Required Chemical Engineering Courses

74 credits

  • CHEE 200 Chemical Engineering Principles 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Introduction to the design of industrial processes. Survey of unit operations, and systems of units. Elementary material balances, first and second laws of thermodynamics, use of property tables and charts, steady flow processes. Relationships between thermodynamic properties, property estimation techniques. Laboratory and design exercise.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Milan Maric (Fall)

    • (3-1-5)
  • CHEE 204 Chemical Engineering Principles 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Material and energy balances in chemical processes. Introduction to process design. Problem solving in the design of various industrial processes such as combustion, humidification, separation processes (evaporation, crystallization), and other reactive systems used in the diverse areas of chemical engineering.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Ramona Pristavita (Winter)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: CHEE 200
  • CHEE 220 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Application of thermodynamic equilibrium; free energy and equilibrium; phase rule; chemical reaction equilibrium for homogenous and multicomponent/multiphase systems. Application to the design of binary distillation. Laboratory exercise.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Pierre-Luc Girard-Lauriault (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: CHEE 200
  • CHEE 231 Data Analysis and Design of Experiments (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Foundation of the design and execution of experiments based on statistical principles and of the results analysis. Topics: Data visualization, significant digits; uncertainty, precision, accuracy, propagation of uncertainty; univariate data analysis, normal distribution; sampling distribution and point estimates, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing; simple and multiple linear regression; design of experiments.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Pierre-Luc Girard-Lauriault (Fall)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Corequisite: CHEE 291
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEE 392
  • CHEE 291 Instrumentation and Measurement 1 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Introductions to safe laboratory practices, technical report-writing, electrically-based measurements and modern methods for instrumentation and control. Goals are that students can safely perform accurate measurements of physical variables without detailed theoretical knowledge. Common software for report writing and instrumentation are introduced and used extensively.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Thomas Quinn, Jeff Gostick (Fall)

    • (3-3-6)
  • CHEE 310 Physical Chemistry for Engineers (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Introduction to statistical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, surface and colloid chemistry, spectroscopy, and electrochemistry from an engineering viewpoint. Topics emphasize applications of physical chemistry for chemical engineers.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Sasha Omanovic (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: CHEE 220 or MIME 212.
    • Restriction: Not open to students having taken CHEM 233.
  • CHEE 314 Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Fluid properties; dimensional analysis; drag; packed/fluidized beds; macroscopic energy balances, Bernoulli's equation and linear momentum theorem; flowmeters, pipeline systems, non-Newtonian fluids, microscopic balances leading to continuity and Navier-Stokes equations; boundary layer approximation; turbulence. Laboratory exercises.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Richard L Leask (Fall)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: CHEE 204.
    • Corequisite: MATH 264.
  • CHEE 315 Heat and Mass Transfer (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Transport of heat and mass by diffusion and convection; transport of heat by radiation; diffusion; convective mass transfer; drying; absorption; mathematical formulation of problems and equipment design for heat and mass transfer; laboratory exercises.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Phillip Servio (Winter)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: CHEE 314
  • CHEE 351 Separation Processes (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Concepts underlying separation processes. Equilibrium-based processes with staging and continuous contacting, distillation, evaporation, liquid-liquid extraction, leaching. Introduction to membrane based separations.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jeff Gostick (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisites: CHEE 204, CHEE 220. Corequisites: CHEE 315.
  • CHEE 360 Technical Paper (1 credit)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : A technical paper prepared according to instructions issued by the Department.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Bassam Elias Sarkis (Fall) Bassam Elias Sarkis (Winter)

    • (0-0-3)
  • CHEE 370 Elements of Biotechnology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Biological macromolecules; cell structure and metabolism; industrially significant microbes; enzyme kinetics; introduction to molecular biology and genetic engineering, laboratory exercises.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Elizabeth Jones (Fall)

    • (3-1-5)
  • CHEE 380 Materials Science (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Structure/property relationship for metals, ceramics, polymers and composite materials. Atomic and molecular structure, bonds, electronic band structure and semi-conductors. Order in solids: crystal structure, disorders, solid phases. Mechanical properties and fracture, physico-chemical properties, design. Laboratory exercises.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jean-Luc Meunier (Fall)

    • (3-1-5)
  • CHEE 390 Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Linear systems of algebraic equations, Gaussian elimination; non-linear algebraic systems: Taylor series, incremental search, bisection method, linear interpolation, Newton-Raphson's method; differentiation and integration; initial value problems: Euler's and Runge Kutta's methods, stiff equations, adaptive solvers; boundary value problems; curve fitting; numerical optimization; probability theory and stochastic simulation: Monte Carlo method.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisites: CHEE 204, COMP 208, MATH 263
    • Corequisite: MATH 264
  • CHEE 400 Principles of Energy Conversion (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Fossil fuels, renewable and nuclear energy resources and use. Principles of energy conversion and thermodynamic engine cycles. Solar radiation, heat, mechanical, chemical, nuclear, and electrical energy conversion processes.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisites: CHEE 315, CHEE 390, CHEE 484
  • CHEE 401 Energy Systems Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Applied engineering principles of major energy technologies, including quantitative performance evaluation, cost and environmental impact. Criteria for energy system selection. System engineering methodologies for energy, including efficiency, project scope, trade-offs, energy consumption, and environmental impact.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: CHEE 400
  • CHEE 423 Chemical Reaction Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Review of fundamental concepts in chemical reaction thermodynamics and kinetics. Mass and energy balances for homogenous ideal reactors. Batch, semi-batch and continuous operation. Minimization of by-product and pollution production. Heterogenous reactions, effect of heat and mass transfer on the global rate. Laboratory exercises.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Anne-Marie Kietzig (Fall)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisites: CHEE 310, CHEE 315
  • CHEE 440 Process Modelling (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Principles of mathematical modelling in chemical engineering: problem formulation, solution, discrete systems; difference and difference-differential equations, methods of solution; understanding system behaviour, optimization.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Alejandro D Rey (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisites: MATH 263, MATH 264, CHEE 314
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEE 340
    • Prerequisites for students entering Fall 2012 or later: CHEE 423 and MATH 264
  • CHEE 453 Process Design (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Analysis of design alternatives. Structure of process design systems, degrees of freedom, information flow. Computer-aided process and plant design programs, physical properties, specifications, recycle convergence, optimization, applications, economics. Safety, environmental control in plant design.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Philippe Salama, Norman Peters (Fall)

    • (3-1-8)
    • Prerequisites: CHEE 315; CHEE 351
  • CHEE 455 Process Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Dynamic modelling of processes, the Laplace transform, transfer functions, transient responses, first and higher-order systems, empirical determination of models, time delay approximation, open and closed loop responses, feedback control, applications of standard controller features, stability, controller tuning, frequency response analysis, feedforward and ratio control, cascade control.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Thomas Quinn (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisites: CHEE 315; CHEE 351; CHEE 423
    • Corequisite: CHEE 491
  • CHEE 456 Design Project 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Introduction to a process design and economic evaluation project, including environmental and safety aspects, for a major industrial operation. Students work in small groups under an experienced plant design supervisor.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Milan Maric (Fall) Viviane Yargeau (Winter)

    • (2-1-3)
    • Corequisites: CHEE 393, CHEE 453 and CHEE 340
    • Restriction: Must be taken in the semester preceding CHEE 457.
  • CHEE 457 Design Project 2 (5 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : A process plant design and economic evaluation, including environmental and safety aspects, for a major industrial operation. Students work in small groups, under an experienced plant design supervisor. Plant visit.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Viviane Yargeau (Fall) Milan Maric (Winter)

    • (2-2-11)
    • Prerequisite: CHEE 456.
    • Restriction: Must be taken in the semester following CHEE 456.
  • CHEE 474 Biochemical Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Bioreactor design for biotechnology and environmental applications; microbial growth kinetics; application of transport phenomena and selected chemical engineering unit operations. Bioreactor instrumentation and performance optimization. Air and media sterilization processes. Selected operations of downstream processing and product recovery.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Ramona Pristavita (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: CHEE 370.
  • CHEE 484 Materials Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Processes for forming and producing engineering materials such as amorphous, semicrystalline, textured and crystal-oriented substances and composites. Phase transformations, nucleation and growth. Effect of processing variables on the properties of the finished article. Process of blending and alloying. Shaping and joining operations. Vessel equipment design for chemical engineering applications.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jean-Luc Meunier (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: CHEE 380
    • Corequisite: CHEE 315
  • CHEE 491 Instrumentation and Measurement 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Measurement devices, valves, controllers and actuators; common failure modes and error sources; P&ID; static and dynamic responses; first and higher-order instrument responses; calibration and biases; frequency response analysis; chemical analysis; elements of spectroscopy; optical measurements; NI-LabVIEW integration project for a set of typical instruments used in chemical engineering.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • (3-3-6)
    • Prerequisites: CHEE 231, CHEE 291, CHEE 315, CHEE 423
    • Corequisite: CHEE 455
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEE 393

Technical Complementaries

Revision, July 2012. Start of revision.

9 credits

The purpose of this requirement is to provide students with an area of specialization within the broad field of chemical engineering. Alternatively, some students use the technical complementaries to increase the breadth of their chemical engineering training.

At least two courses (5-7 credits) must be chosen from the list below. The remaining course(s) (2-4 credits) may be taken from other suitable undergraduate courses in the Faculty of Engineering, with departmental permission.

  • BIOT 505 Selected Topics in Biotechnology (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biotechnology : Current methods and recent advances in biological, medical, agricultural and engineering aspects of biotechnology will be described and discussed. An extensive reading list will complement the lecture material.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jacalyn Vogel (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: U3 students
  • CHEE 363 Projects Chemical Engineering 1 (2 credits) **

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Projects on social or technical aspects of chemical engineering practice. Students must find a supervisor amongst the departmental faculty before registering for this course. Students suggest their own projects to be approved by their supervisor. Students may work in groups.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Elizabeth Jones (Fall) Elizabeth Jones (Winter) Elizabeth Jones (Summer)

    • (1-0-5) Students are required to submit a written report.
    • Prerequisite: CHEE 200 (A "D" grade is acceptable for prerequisite purposes only)
  • CHEE 438 Engineering Principles in Pulp and Paper Processes (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Characterization of wood, pulp and paper. Flowsheets of basic pulping processes. Applications of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, and reaction engineering principles in the pulp and paper processes.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Corequisite: CHEE 423
  • CHEE 458 Computer Applications (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Use of computers and software as problem solving aids in chemical engineering. Lectures on software engineering, computer architectures, and multitasking. In laboratory work, groups of students will produce software to be used and maintained by others.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • (3-3-3)
    • Prerequisites: COMP 208 and CHEE 393
  • CHEE 464 Projects Chemical Engineering 2 (2 credits) **

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Projects on social or technical aspects of chemical engineering practice. Students must find a supervisor amongst the departmental faculty before registering for this course. Students suggest their own projects to be approved by their supervisor. Students may work in groups.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Elizabeth Jones (Fall) Elizabeth Jones (Winter)

    • (1-0-5)
    • Prerequisite: CHEE 363
    • Students are required to submit a written report.
  • CHEE 494 Research Project and Seminar 1 (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Independent study and experimental work on topic(s) chosen by consultation between the student and professor. Students must find a supervisor amongst the department faculty before registering for this course.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Elizabeth Jones (Fall) Elizabeth Jones (Winter) Elizabeth Jones (Summer)

    • (1-6-2)
    • Students are required to complete a written report and a presentation before the end of the semester.
  • CHEE 495 Research Project and Seminar 2 (4 credits) **

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Independent study and experimental work on environmental topic(s) chosen by consultation between the student and professor. Students must find a supervisor amongst department faculty before registering for this course.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Elizabeth Jones (Fall) Elizabeth Jones (Winter) Elizabeth Jones (Summer)

    • (1-9-2)
    • Students are required to complete a written report and a presentation before the end of the semester.
  • CHEE 496 Environmental Research Project (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Independent study and experimental work on environmental topic(s) chosen by consultation between the student and professor. Students must find a supervisor amongst department faculty before registering for this course.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Elizabeth Jones (Fall) Elizabeth Jones (Winter) Elizabeth Jones (Summer)

    • (1-6-2)
    • Students are required to complete a written report and a presentation before the end of the semester.
  • CHEE 510 Advanced Separation Processes (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Introduction to thermodynamics of ideal multicomponent vapour-liquid equilibrium concepts; distillation of multicomponent mixtures; numerical solution of the MESH equations (mass balances, equilibrium expression, components, summations and enthalpy balances) for distillation columns operating under realistic conditions; introduction to non-ideal thermodynamics; gas absorption; simulation using commercial process simulation software.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Jeff Gostick (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisites: CHEE 315 and CHEE 351
    • Restriction: Restricted to Chemical Engineering students
  • CHEE 515 Material Surfaces: A Biomimetic Approach (3 credits) +

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Investigation of the factors that cause biological surfaces to have superb functionalities; chemical and physical concepts responsible for the respective interfacial phenomena, such as surface tension, thermodynamics, kinetics, electrical double layers, adsorption, and surface wetting; comparison of nature's solutions to engineering problems with synthetic approaches.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Anne-Marie Kietzig (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisites: (CHEE 310 and CHEE 380) or (CHEM 233 and MIME 261 and MIME 317) or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MIME 515
  • CHEE 541 Electrochemical Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Electrochemical systems: electrodes, reactors. Electrochemical stoichiometry, thermodynamics and kinetics. Mass and charge transport. Current and potential distribution in an electrochemical reactor. Electrocatalysis. Fuel cells technology. Batteries. Industrial electrochemical processes. Electrochemical sensors. Biomedical electrochemistry. Passivity, corrosion and corrosion prevention. Electrocrystalization. Experimental Methods.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Sasha Omanovic (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: CHEE 310 or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEE 489.
  • CHEE 543 Plasma Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Description of the plasma state and parameters, plasma generation methods, and of the related process control and instrumentation. Electrical breakdown in gases and a series of discharge models are covered. Plasma processing applications such as PVD, PECVD, plasma polymerisation and etching, environmental applications, nanoparticle synthesis, spraying and sterilization are treated.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Sylvain Coulombe, Jean-Luc Meunier, Pierre-Luc Girard-Lauriault (Fall)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisites: CHEE 220 and CHEE 314 or equivalent.
  • CHEE 561 Introduction to Soft Tissue Biophysics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Soft tissue structure and function: tissue, cell, and molecular scales. Interstitial solute transport, modeling effective transport properties (diffusivity, partitioning). Poroelastic mechanics, modeling of mechanical properties (modulus, permeability). The electrical double layer, electrostatic component of modulus, modeling electrokinetic phenomena (streaming potential, electroosmosis). Applications: biomechanics, mechanobiology, tissue engineering, functional assessment, biomedical entrepreneurship.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Thomas Quinn (Fall)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: CHEE 315 or permission of the instructor
  • CHEE 562 Engineering Principles in Physiological Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Basic aspects of human physiology. Applications of general balance equations and control theory to systems physiology. The course will cover: circulatory physiology, nervous system physiology, renal physiology and the musculoskeletal system.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Elizabeth Jones (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisites: MATH 263 or MATH 315, CHEE 314, and CHEE 370 or BIOL 112 or equivalent, or permission of instructor
  • CHEE 563 Biofluids and Cardiovascular Mechanics (3 credits) +

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

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

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisites: CHEE 314 or MECH 331 or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MECH 563.
  • CHEE 571 Small Computer Applications: Chemical Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : The use of small computers employing a high level language for data acquisition and the control of chemical processes. Real-time system characteristics and requirements, analog to digital, digital to analog conversions and computer control loops are examined. Block level simulation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: permission of the instructor
  • CHEE 582 Polymer Science & Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Application of engineering fundamentals to the preparation and processing of polymers emphasizing the relationship between polymer structure and properties. Topics include: polymer synthesis techniques, characterization of molecular weight, crystallinity, glass transition, phase behaviour, mechanical properties, visco-elasticity, rheology, and polymer processing for use in blends and composite materials.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: CHEE 314 or equivalent.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEE 481.
  • CHEE 584 Polymer Processing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Survey of polymer processing operations with emphasis on the application of polymer rheology and transport phenomena to predict performance, including polymer rheology and constitutive equations, mixing, extrusion, injection molding, coating flows, fiber spinning, film blowing, blow molding, compression molding, thermoforming and composites processing.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Milan Maric (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Corequisite: CHEE 315 or MIME 356 or equivalent.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEE 684.
  • CHEE 585 Foundations of Soft Matter (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Introduction to soft condensed matter. Atomic and molecular origins of hydrodynamics and elasticity. Microscale order and disorder, phase transitions and dynamics. Polymer solutions, melts and gels. Surfactants, self-assembled structures, and fluid membranes. Colloidal dispersions, their dynamics, gels and crystals. Liquid crystals. Integration of the foregoing topics with modern experimental techniques in soft-matter research.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
  • CHEE 591 Environmental Bioremediation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : The presence and role of microorganisms in the environment, the role of microbes in environmental remediation either through natural or human-mediated processes, the application of microbes in pollution control and the monitoring of environmental pollutants.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Laleh Yerushalmi (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
  • CHEE 592 Industrial Air Pollution Control (3 credits) +

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Air pollution effects, control laws and regulations, measurements; emission estimates, meteorology for air pollution control engineers, dispersion models, nature of particulate pollutants, control of primary particulates, control of volatile organic compounds, sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides; air pollutants and global climate.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: CHEE 314 or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEE 472.
  • CHEE 593 Industrial Water Pollution Control (3 credits) +

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Wastewater constituents of concern; legislation pertinent to wastewater treatment; wastewater sampling and analysis techniques; process analysis and selection; physical, chemical and biological processes; advanced wastewater treatment methods; integration of sciences and engineering principles to design wastewater treatment processes.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: CHEE 314 or equivalent.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEE 471.
  • CHEE 594 Biocolloids in Environmental Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Principles of colloid chemistry for solid-liquid separations of environmental interest: (i) transport and fate of biocolloids and colloid-associated contaminants in waters and solids, and (ii) membrane-based water and wastewater filtration. Topics include: biocolloid-surface interactions, membrane process design, fouling and biofouling, experimental techniques, novel research developments.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: CHEE 315 or equivalent.
  • CHEE 595 Energy Recovery, Use, & Impact (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Application of chemical engineering fundamentals to energy recovery, conversion, and environmental impact. Topics include thermodynamics of fossil fuel deposits, reaction engineering of fuel upgrading, power generation, operation of power sources, production/use of alternative fuels, environmental impact and pollution mitigation technologies dealing with energy use.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Alejandro D Rey (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: CHEE 423 or permission of instructor.
  • CIVE 430 Water Treatment and Pollution Control (3 credits) +

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Principles of water and sewage treatment. Water and sewage characteristics; design of conventional unit operations and processes; laboratory analyses of potable and waste waters.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Ronald Gehr (Fall)

    • (3-3-3)
    • Prerequisites: CIVE 225 and CIVE 327
  • MECH 534 Air Pollution Engineering (3 credits) +

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Pollutants from power production and their effects on the environment. Mechanisms of pollutant formation in combustion. Photochemical pollutants and smog, atmospheric dispersion. Pollutant generation from internal combustion engines and stationary power plants. Methods of pollution control (exhaust gas treatment, absorption, filtration, scrubbers, etc.).

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: David Frost (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MECH 331, MECH 341.
  • MECH 563 Biofluids and Cardiovascular Mechanics (3 credits) +

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Rosaire Mongrain, Richard L Leask (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisites: CHEE 314 or MECH 331 or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEE 563
  • MIME 515 Material Surfaces: A Biomimetic Approach (3 credits) +

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

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Investigation of the factors that cause biological surfaces to have superb functionalities; chemical and physical concepts responsible for the respective interfacial phenomena, such as surface tension, thermodynamics, kinetics, electrical double layers, adsorption, and surface wetting; comparison of nature's solutions to engineering problems with synthetic approaches.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisites: (CHEM 233 and MIME 261 and MIME 317) or (CHEE 310 and CHEE 380) or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CHEE 515

* BIOT 505 can only be chosen by students taking the Minor in Biotechnology.

** Students may choose only one project course: CHEE 363, CHEE 464, CHEE 494, CHEE 495, or CHEE 496.

+ Students may choose only one course in each of the following sets:

- CHEE 515 or MIME 515
- CHEE 563 or MECH 563
- CHEE 592 or MECH 534
- CHEE 593 or CIVE 430

Revision, July 2012. End of revision.

Complementary Studies

6 credits (9 credits for students from Quebec CEGEPs)

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: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • 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 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 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 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: FACC 300 or 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 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 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 2013

    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 2012

    Instructors: Elena Bennett, Nicolas Kosoy, Madhav Govind Badami (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 2012

    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 2012

    Instructors: Timothy R Moore, Gail L Chmura (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 2013

    Instructors: Gail L Chmura (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours
  • GEOG 302 Environmental Management 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2012, Summer 2013

    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: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): Permission of the instructor
  • MGPO 440 Strategies for Sustainability (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Margaret Graham (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only
  • MIME 308 Social Impact of Technology (3 credits)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 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 2012

    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 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Eliza Rosenberg (Fall) Eliza Rosenberg (Winter)

    • Fall: Macdonald Campus (Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue). Winter: Downtown Campus.
  • SOCI 235 Technology and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2012

    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 2013

    Instructors: Michael Del Balso (Winter)

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

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Joel Thibert, Lisa Bornstein (Fall)

    • (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 (6 credits for students from Quebec CEGEPs) at the 200 level or higher from the following departments:

Anthropology (ANTH)

Economics (any 200- or 300-level course excluding 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: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Pieter Sijpkes (Winter)

    • (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 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Peter Younkin (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 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: David Goodin (Fall) Jaye Dana Ellis, Renee Sieber, 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 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Peter Gilbert Brown, Nicolas Kosoy, Gregory Matthew Mikkelson, Holly Dressel (Fall) Iwao Hirose, David Goodin, Stephanie Posthumus (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 2012

    Instructors: Patrick Ouellet (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 2012

    Instructors: Michael M Avedesian (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: FACC 300 or 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 2013

    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 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

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

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

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2012

    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 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Patricia Hewlin, Zina Suissa, James K Fraser, Irving Rosenstein, Sharyn Sepinwall, Yongheng Yao (Fall) Ruthanne Huising, Sung Chul Noh, Zina Suissa, James K Fraser, Yongheng Yao, Irving Rosenstein (Winter) Irving Rosenstein, Sharyn Sepinwall, 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 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Emine Sarigollu, Charles Royce, Sameer Mathur, Hamid Etemad, Robert Mackalski, Bruno Delorme, Anne-Sophie Chaxel (Fall) Chun Qiu, Saurabh Mishra, Robert Mackalski, Fabienne Cyrius, Charles Royce, Ralph Nobel (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 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • 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 2012, Winter 2013, Summer 2013

    Instructors: Lisa Cohen, Elisabeth Kutter, Chantal Westgate (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).

Faculty of Engineering—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)