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Major Bioresource Engineering (113 credits)

Offered by: Bioresource Engineering     Degree: Bachelor of Engineering (Bioresource)

Program Requirements

Academic Adviser-U1: Professor Grant Clark
Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 1-099
Telephone: 514-398-7784

Required Courses (53 credits)

  • AEMA 202 Intermediate Calculus (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Mathematics (Agric&Envir Sci) : Partial differentiation; multiple integrals; vector calculus; infinite series; and introduction to the use of computer-based mathematical tools in applications.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Farhang Daneshmand (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 lectures and 1 conference
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken MATH 222
    • Prerequisites: BREE 103 and AEMA 102 or equivalent CEGEP objectives 00UP and 00UQ or permission of instructor
  • AEMA 305 Differential Equations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Mathematics (Agric&Envir Sci) : First and second order differential equations, Laplace transforms, numerical solutions, systems of differential equations, series solutions, applications to biological, chemical and engineering systems, use of computer-based mathematical tools.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Farhang Daneshmand (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken MATH 315
    • Prerequisite: AEMA 202 or equivalent
  • BREE 205 Engineering Design 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Role of the bioresource engineer in society; introduction to engineering analysis and design; kinds of engineering; role and duties of the engineer in the design, construction, and operation of bio-based facilities, industries and the environment. Regulation of the engineering profession; law and liability; engineering ethics; occupational health and safety.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Marie-Josee Dumont (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 205.
  • BREE 210 Mechanical Analysis & Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Non-concurrent force systems; analysis of simple trusses and multiforce frames; friction, shearing forces and bending moments in beams and frames; centres of gravity; solution of problems by energy methods.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Edward McKyes (Fall)

    • 3 lectures and 2 hours lab or problems
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 210.
  • BREE 216 Bioresource Engineering Materials (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Introduction to the composition and mechanical constitution of materials used in bioresource engineering, including metals, plastics, concrete, wood, composite, plant and food materials. Crystal structure, alloys, phase diagrams, stresses and strains, elasticity, plasticity, yield, fracture, ductility, heat treatments, cold work, corrosion, composite materials, concrete chemistry, polymers.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Marie-Josee Dumont (Fall)

    • 2 lectures and one 2-hour lab
  • BREE 252 Computing for Engineers (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : A user-level computer programming course. Fundamentals of how electronic computers and computer systems work, a disciplined general approach to the solution of engineering problems, and the implementation of these solutions using structured programming methods in a current computational environment.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Grant Clark (Fall)

    • 3 lectures and one 2-hour lab
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 252.
  • BREE 301 Biothermodynamics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Classical thermodynamic analysis of pure and simple compressible systems. The course covers the first and second laws of thermodynamics. It deals with basic concepts of thermodynamics and thermochemistry in biological systems.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Valerie Orsat (Winter)

    • 3 lectures and one 2-hour lab
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 301.
  • BREE 305 Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Properties of fluids; fluid statics; principles of flow of incompressible and compressible fluids; dimensional analysis boundary layers; conduit and open channel systems; simple applications to turbo machinery.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: G S Vijaya Raghavan (Fall)

    • 3 lectures and one 2-hour lab or problems
    • Prerequisites: BREE 210, AEMA 202
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 305.
    • This course carries an additional charge of $25 to cover the cost of transportation (bus rental) for local field trips. The fee is refundable only during the withdrawal with full refund period.
  • BREE 312 Electric Circuits and Machines (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : General circuit laws and d.c. circuits; electromagnetic circuits; inductance and capacitance, natural and forced response of circuits; analysis of single phase and three phase networks; transformers, AC and DC motors/generators.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Edward McKyes (Fall)

    • 3 lectures and one 2-hour lab or problems
    • Prerequisite: AEMA 305 (formerly AEMA 205).
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 312.
  • BREE 319 Engineering Mathematics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Advanced topics in engineering mathematics, including special functions, orthogonal functions and Fourier series, boundary value problems in various coordinate systems, integral transforms, partial differential equations and introduction to complex variable theory. The use of computer-based mathematical tools will be an integral part of the course.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Farhang Daneshmand (Fall)

    • 3 lectures, 2-hour lab, conference
    • Prerequisite: AEMA 305 or equivalent and BREE 252
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 319.
  • BREE 327 Bio-Environmental Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : An introduction to how humans affect the earth's ecosystem and projections for the needs of food, water, air and energy to support the human population. Ecologically-reasonable coping strategies including biofuels, bioprocessing, waste management, and remediation methods.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Mark Lefsrud (Fall)

    • Restrictions: U2 students and above. Not open to students who have taken ABEN 305.
    • This course carries an additional course charge of $9.23 to cover transportation costs for field trips which may include a solar installation site and if registrations permit, a bio-ethanol plant. The fee is refundable only during the withdrawal with full refund period.
  • BREE 341 Mechanics of Materials (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Stress, strain, resilience, elastic and plastic properties of materials; bending moment and shear force diagrams; bending and shear stress; deflections; simple, fixed and continuous beams, torsion and helical springs, reinforced concrete beams; columns, bending and direct stress; general case of plane stress; Mohr's circle.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Michael O Ngadi (Winter)

    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab
    • Prerequisite: BREE 210 (formerly ABEN 210)
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 341.
  • BREE 451 Undergraduate Seminar 1 - Oral Presentation (1 credit)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Attendance and participation in departmental undergraduate seminars, where each student must present an oral presentation.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Valerie Orsat (Fall) Valerie Orsat (Winter)

  • BREE 452 Undergraduate Seminar 2 Poster Presentation (1 credit)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Attendance and participation in departmental undergraduate seminars. All students will be required to prepare and present a poster.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Valerie Orsat (Fall) Valerie Orsat (Winter)

  • BREE 453 Undergraduate Seminar 3 - Scientific Writing (1 credit)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Attendance and participation in undergraduate departmental seminars. All students will complete a scientific writing assignment.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Valerie Orsat (Fall) Valerie Orsat (Winter)

  • BREE 485 Senior Undergraduate Seminar 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Attendance and participation in departmental seminars, and a small written project report.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Viacheslav Adamchuk, Marie-Josee Dumont (Fall) Viacheslav Adamchuk, Marie-Josee Dumont (Winter)

  • BREE 490 Engineering Design 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : The student is expected to develop a professional design project proposal with due considerations to executive summary, synthesis, methodology, milestones, budget, etc.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Grant Clark (Fall) Grant Clark (Winter)

    • 1 lecture
    • Prerequisites: CHEE 315 or MECH 346, BREE 205.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 490.
  • BREE 495 Engineering Design 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : The student is expected to implement, physically or virtually, the project proposed in the Design 1 course. The student is expected to present project outcome, in both written and oral forms and learn to be critical about their own work and those of others.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Grant Clark (Fall) Grant Clark (Winter)

    • 1 lecture
    • Prerequisite: BREE 490 (formerly ABEN 490)
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 490.
  • 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 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    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 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Stephen Yue (Fall) Viviane Yargeau (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.
  • MECH 289 Design Graphics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : The design process, including free-hand sketching; from geometry construction to engineering construction; the technology and standards of engineering graphic communication; designing with CAD software. The role of visualization in the production of engineering designs.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Damiano Pasini, Richard Walter Klopp, Richard Edwards (Fall) Damiano Pasini, Richard Edwards, Youki Elizabeth Cropas (Winter)

    • (2-3-4)
    • Restrictions: Students must be in Year 1 (U1) or higher. Not open to students in Mechanical Engineering.

Complementary Courses

60 credits of the complementary courses selected as follow:

6 credits - Set A
9 credits - Set B (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)
9 credits - Set C (Social Sciences)
36 credits - Set D (Engineering)

Set A

One of the following:

  • AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Mathematics (Agric&Envir Sci) : Measures of central tendency and dispersion; binomial and Poisson distributions; normal, chi-square, Student's t and Fisher-Snedecor F distributions; estimation and hypothesis testing; simple linear regression and correlation; analysis of variance for simple experimental designs.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Pierre R L Dutilleul, Valérie Gravel (Fall) Pierre R L Dutilleul, Valérie Gravel (Winter)

    • Two 1.5-hour lectures and one 2-hour lab
  • CIVE 302 Probabilistic Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : An introduction to probability and statistics with applications to Civil Engineering design. Descriptive statistics, common probability models, statistical estimation, regression and correlation, acceptance sampling.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Luc E Chouinard (Winter)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisites: MATH 262, COMP 208 (a D grade is acceptable for prerequisite purposes)
  • MATH 323 Probability (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Sample space, events, conditional probability, independence of events, Bayes' Theorem. Basic combinatorial probability, random variables, discrete and continuous univariate and multivariate distributions. Independence of random variables. Inequalities, weak law of large numbers, central limit theorem.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Masoud Asgharian-Dastenaei (Fall) William J Anderson (Winter) Djivede Kelome (Summer)

    • Prerequisites: MATH 141 or equivalent.
    • Restriction: Intended for students in Science, Engineering and related disciplines, who have had differential and integral calculus
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 356

One of the following:

  • 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 2014

    Instructors: Phillip Servio (Winter)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: CHEE 314
  • MECH 346 Heat Transfer (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

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

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

Set B - Natural Sciences and Mathematics

9 credits with a minimum of 3 credits chosen from the list below:

  • AEBI 210 Organisms 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Biology (Agric & Envir Sc) : The biology of plants and plant-based systems in managed and natural terrestrial environments. The interactions between autotrophs and soil organisms and selected groups of animals with close ecological and evolutionary connections with plants (e.g., herbivores and pollinators) will be explored in lecture and laboratory.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Jaswinder Singh (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PLNT 201 or PLNT 211
    • 2 hour lecture and 3 hour lab
  • AEBI 211 Organisms 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Biology (Agric & Envir Sc) : Introduction to the biology, physiology, structure and function of heterotrophs and their interactions with other organisms. This course will focus on animals in terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments. Topics include bioenergetics and functional metabolism, adaptations to environments, animal-animal, animal-plant, and animal-pathogen interactions.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: David James Lewis (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken WILD 200
  • ENVB 305 Population & Community Ecology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Environmental Biology : Interactions between organisms and their environment; historical and current perspectives in applied and theoretical population and community ecology. Principles of population dynamics, feedback loops, and population regulation. Development and structure of communities; competition, predation and food web dynamics. Biodiversity science in theory and practice.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Crystal Ernst (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken WILD 205
  • ENVB 315 Science of Inland Waters (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Environmental Biology : Nature and history of limnology; divisions of inland waters; properties of fresh water; habitats; zones; nutrient cycles; biota; adaptations; seasonal variation; distributions; pollution; succession and evolution of fresh water environments. Includes field excursions.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: David James Lewis (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken NRSC 315.
  • LSCI 202 Molecular Cell Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Life Sciences : Organization and function of intracellular organelles in eukaryotic cells. Mechanisms of membrane transport. Protein sorting and vesicular transport. Cytoskeleton. DNA and chromosome structure. DNA replication. Mechanisms of RNA and protein synthesis. Control of gene expression. Cell cycle and the control of cell division. Mechanisms of cell communication and signal transduction. Apoptosis. Neuronal signaling.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: A Paula Ribeiro, Jacqueline Bede (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: LSCI 211 and FDSC 230 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
  • LSCI 211 Biochemistry 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Life Sciences : Biochemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids; enzymes and coenzymes. Introduction to intermediary metabolism.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Armando Jardim, Elias Georges, Timothy Geary (Fall) Armando Jardim, Elias Georges, Reza Salavati (Winter)

    • Co-requisite: FDSC 230
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken FDSC 211
  • LSCI 230 Introductory Microbiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Life Sciences : The occurrence and importance of microorganisms (especially bacteria) in the biosphere. Principles governing growth, death and metabolic activities of microorganisms. An introduction to the microbiology of soil, water, plants, food, man and animals.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Sebastien Faucher (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MICR 230.
  • MICR 331 Microbial Ecology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Microbiology (Agric&Envir Sc) : The ecology of microorganisms, primarily bacteria and archaea, and their roles in biogeochemical cycles will be discussed. Microbial interactions with the environment, plants, animals and other microbes emphasizing the underlying genetics and physiology. Diversity, evolution (microbial phylogenetics) and the application of molecular biology in microbial ecology.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Brian T Driscoll (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have successfully completed NRSC 331

Plus 6 credits chosen in consultation with the Academic Adviser.

Set C - Social Sciences

Minimum of 3 credits from the following list:

  • CHEE 230 Environmental Aspects of Technology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : The impact of urbanization and technology on the environment. Topics include urbanization: causes, effects, land use regulations; transportation technology and environmental implications; environmental impact of energy conversions; energy policy alternatives; formulation of energy and environmental policy; air pollution: sources, effects, control; water pollution: sources, effects, control.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
  • 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 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: FACC 300 or MIME 310
  • 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 2013

    Instructors: Madhav Govind Badami, Nicolas Kosoy (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Section 001: Downtown Campus
    • Section 051: Macdonald Campus
  • 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 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Enrolment encouraged by students outside the Faculty of Engineering
  • 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 2013

    Instructors: Michael R Smith (Fall)

Plus 6 credits of Social Sciences, Management Studies, Humanities, or Law courses at the U1 undergraduate level or higher with approval of the Academic Adviser.

Note: these 6 credits may include one 3-credit language course other than the student's normal spoken languages.

Set D - Engineering

36 credits from the following list with the option (and approval of the Academic Adviser) of taking a maximum of 6 credits from other courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering:

  • BREE 214 Geomatics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : The engineer's level and the theodolite are used to perform benchmark circuits, profile levelling, topographic maps and straight line extensions. A total station, computer programs and use of GPS are introduced.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Zhiming Qi (Fall)

    • 2 lectures and one 3-hour lab
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 214.
  • BREE 217 Hydrology and Water Resources (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Measurements and analysis of components of the water cycle. Precipitation, evaporation, infiltration and groundwater. Analysis of hydrologic data. Hydrograph theory. Hydrologic estimations for design of water control projects; flood control and reservoir routing. Integrated watershed management and water conservation. Water management systems for environmental protection.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Zhiming Qi (Winter)

    • 3 lectures, one 2-hour lab
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 217.
    • Note: This course carries an additional course charge of $30 to cover transportation costs for two field trips, which may include a visit to a national weather station and a trip to gain hands-on experience on monitoring water flow in streams.
  • BREE 314 Agri-Food Buildings (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Analysis and design of structures to house animals and plants and to process and store animal and plant products. Introduction to environmental control systems and animal waste management.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Mark Lefsrud (Winter)

    • 3 lectures and 2-hour lab
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 314
    • This course carries an additional course charge of $51.30 to cover transportation costs for field trips which may include an agri-centre, sugar shack and winery. The fee is refundable only during the withdrawal with full refund period.
  • BREE 315 Design of Machines (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Design of shafting, bearings, gear, belt and chain drives, clutches, brakes, vibrations, fasteners, welded joints, frames. Principles and practices of Engineering Drawing will be adhered to in laboratory submissions.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Viacheslav Adamchuk (Winter)

    • 3 lectures, 2 hours problems
    • Prerequisite: BREE 341 (formerly ABEN 341)
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 315.
  • BREE 322 Organic Waste Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : An introduction to engineering aspects of handling, storage and treatment of all biological and food industry wastes. Design criteria will be elaborated and related to characteristics of wastes. Physical, chemical and biological treatment systems.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • 2 lectures and one 2-hour lab
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 322.
  • BREE 325 Food Process Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Heat and mass transfer, enthalpy and mass balances, sterilizing, freezing, fluid flow, pipes, steam, refrigeration, pumps and valves.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Michael O Ngadi (Fall)

    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 325.
  • BREE 412 Machinery Systems Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Study and analysis of machines for tillage, harvesting, crop processing and handling. Field tests, load studies, design requirements; design of machines and components for agricultural applications.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: G S Vijaya Raghavan (Fall)

    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 412.
  • BREE 416 Engineering for Land Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : The engineering aspects of soil and water conservation, irrigation, water conveyance structures and canals, use of geosynthetics for soil protection, seepage and uplift. Students will produce an integrated development project.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • 3 lectures and one 2-hour lab or design problems
    • Prerequisite: BREE 217 (formerly ABEN 217)
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 416.
  • BREE 418 Soil Mechanics and Foundations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : The exploration of subsoils, strength theories, granular and cohesive soils, foundation design, settlement calculation, consolidation, slope stability, Atterberg limits, triaxial testing, direct shear testing, compaction, soil freezing, frost heaving.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Ahmed Ahmed (Winter)

    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab
    • Prerequisite: BREE 341 (formerly ABEN 341)
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 418.
  • BREE 419 Structural Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Structural Design in steel and timber; application of complete design procedures to working stress design; plastic design for ultimate loading.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab or design problems
    • Prerequisite: BREE 341 (formerly ABEN 341)
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 419.
  • BREE 420 Engineering for Sustainability (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Principles and practices of engineering for sustainability. Emphasis on environmental, economic, social, management and policy factors that should be incorporated into sustainable approaches to engineering and design. Topics will include: sustainability metrics, systems thinking, stakeholder engagement, and leading change for sustainability within companies.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Jan Adamowski (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: FACC 300 or permission of instructor
  • BREE 423 Biological Material Properties (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Relationships between composition, structure and properties of biological materials. Measurement methods and use of mechanical, thermal, electromagnetic, chemical and functional properties in the design of new applications and product development.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Valerie Orsat (Fall)

  • BREE 430 GIS for Natural Resource Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis techniques to the presentation and analysis of ecological information, including sources and capture of spatial data; characterizing, transforming, displaying spatial data; and spatial analysis to solve resource management problems.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Viacheslav Adamchuk (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): At least one environmental science course and one ecology course or permission of instructor
    • Restrictions: U2 students and above. Not open to students who have taken GEOG 201, GEOG 306 or GEOG 307 or NRSC 430. Limited to 32 students.
  • BREE 497 Bioresource Engineering Project (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Independent study for design and experimental work on a bioresource engineering topic chosen in consultation between the student and departmental staff.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Valerie Orsat (Fall) Valerie Orsat (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: BREE 205 and BREE 327
  • BREE 501 Simulation and Modelling (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Mathematical and computational modelling and simulation: linear, nonlinear, and chaotic; deterministic and stochastic; static and dynamic; steady and unsteady state. Verification, validation, sensitivity analysis. Examples emphasize bioengineering applications, e.g. machine design, population dynamics, food processing, biological control, farm management, ecological system design.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Grant Clark (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: BREE 252; AEMA 305; or permission of instructor.
    • Restrictions: U3 students and above. Not open to students who have taken ABEN 612 or ABEN 501.
  • BREE 502 Drainage/Irrigation Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Benefits and importance of drainage; types of drainage systems; design and construction of main, surface and subsurface drainage systems; drainage materials. Crop water requirements; evapotranspiration models; design and layout of surface, sprinkler and drip irrigation systems; pipe hydraulics; pumps.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: BREE 217 (formerly ABEN 217)
    • Restrictions: U3 students and above. Not open to students who have taken ABEN 611 or ABEN 502.
  • BREE 504 Instrumentation and Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : An overview of instrumentation and control systems used in bioresource engineering. Hands-on development of data acquisition systems and learning strategies to process and interpret the signal obtained constitute the majority of the course.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Viacheslav Adamchuk (Fall)

    • 3 lecture hours and one 2-hour lab per week during Fall term every year
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): BREE 312 (formerly ABEN 312) or ECSE 281
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 504.
  • BREE 506 Advances in Drainage Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Land drainage in relation to soils and crops. Design of regional drainage systems, stability of ditches, ice problems. Design of subsurface drainage systems. Theories of flow into drain tubes. Hydraulics of wells. Drainage of irrigated lands. Water table control.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • 3 weeks intensive course
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 506.
  • BREE 509 Hydrologic Systems and Modelling (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Use of deterministic and stochastic models to analyze components of the hydrologic cycle on agricultural and forested watersheds, floods frequency analysis, hydrograph analysis, infiltration, runoff, overland flow, flood routing, erosion and sediment transport. Effects of land-use changes and farm and recreational water management systems on the hydrologic regime.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • 3 hour lectures
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 509.
  • BREE 510 Watershed Systems Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : A holistic examination of methods in watershed management with a focus on integrated water resources management (IWRM). Topics include: integration, participatory management, water resources assessment, modeling, planning, adaptive management, transboundary management, and transition management.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Jan Adamowski (Fall)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Restrictions: U3 students or above.
    • Note: Case studies and a project.
  • BREE 512 Soil Cutting and Tillage (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Soil mechanics applied to cutting, tillage and drain installation tools. Soil cutting forces for two and three dimensional implements. Soil loosening, inversion, sorting and manipulation. Selection of traction machines to match soil cutting and tillage requirements. Depth and grade control systems. Analysis of drainage machines, wheel trenchers, chain trenchers and trenchless plows.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • 2 lectures and one 2-hour lab
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): BREE 341 (formerly ABEN 341)
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 512.
  • BREE 515 Soil Hydrologic Modelling (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : A review of computer simulation models for designing subsurface drainage systems. Use of CAD systems for designing and drafting drainage plans.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 515.
  • BREE 518 Bio-Treatment of Wastes (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Special topics concerning control of pollution agents from the agricultural industry; odour control, agricultural waste treatment including biological digestion, flocculants, land disposal and sedimentation, pesticide transport.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Grant Clark (Fall)

    • One 3 hour lecture
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 518.
  • BREE 519 Advanced Food Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Advanced topics in food engineering. Concepts of mathematical modelling and research methodologies in food engineering. Topics include heat and mass transfer in food systems, packaging and distribution of food products, thermal and non-thermal processing, rheology and kinetics of food transformations.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • 3 lectures and one 2-hour lab
    • Prerequisites: BREE 325 (formerly ABEN 325) and MECH 426, or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 519.
  • BREE 520 Food, Fibre and Fuel Elements (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Analysis and design incorporating the four elements required by organisms and biomass for food, fibre and fuel production (air, earth, energy, and water). Special emphasis will be placed on the demands and requirements of engineering systems to control these elements and allow optimal growth in semi-controlled and completely controlled environments.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Mark Lefsrud (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: BREE 327
  • BREE 525 Climate Control for Buildings (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : The analyses of heat and water vapour transfer through the structure of buildings are used to design heating, ventilation and refrigeration systems. Heat conduction and convection as well as radiation are included in the analysis of heat transfer. Ventilation systems are designed for livestock shelters, produce storages and greenhouses.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab
    • Prerequisite: BREE 301 (formerly ABEN 301)
    • Restriction: U3 students or above. Not open to students who have taken ABEN 525.
  • BREE 530 Fermentation Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Advanced topics in food and fermentation engineering are covered, including brewing, bioreactor design and control and microbial kinetics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): BREE 325 (formerly ABEN 325) or equivalent
    • Graduate courses available to senior undergraduates with permission of the instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 530.
  • BREE 531 Post-Harvest Drying (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Heat and moisture transfer with respect to drying of agricultural commodities; techniques of enhancement of heat and mass transfer; drying efficiency and scale-up problems.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Restrictions: U3 students or above. Not open to students who have taken ABEN 621 or ABEN 531.
  • BREE 532 Post-Harvest Storage (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Active, semi-passive and passive storage systems; environmental control systems; post-harvest physiology and pathogenicity; quality assessment and control methodology; economic aspects of long-term storage.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: G S Vijaya Raghavan (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 622 or ABEN 532.
    • This course carries an additional charge of $40 to cover the cost of transportation (bus rental) for local field trips. The fee is refundable only during the withdrawal with full refund period.
  • BREE 533 Water Quality Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Management of water quality for sustainability. Cause of soil degradation, surface and groundwater contamination by agricultural chemicals and toxic pollutants. Screening and mechanistic models. Human health and safety concerns. Water table management. Soil and water conservation techniques will be examined with an emphasis on methods of prediction and best management practices.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Chandra A Madramootoo, Zhiming Qi, Asim Biswas (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken BREE 625 (formerly ABEN 625).
    • This course carries an additional charge of $13 to cover the cost of transportation with respect to a field trip. The fee is refundable only during the withdrawal with full refund period.
  • 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 2013

    Instructors: Nathalie Tufenkji (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: CHEE 370.
  • CIVE 317 Structural Engineering 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : The design process; loads, sources, classifications, load factors, combinations; limit states design; structural systems and foundations; choice of materials; virtual work and energy methods; statical and kinematic indeterminacy; slope deflection method, introduction to matrix methods; analysis of indeterminate systems; force envelopes.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Yixin Shao (Fall)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisites: CIVE 202, CIVE 207 and MECH 289 (formerly MECH 290).
  • CIVE 318 Structural Engineering 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Durability and service life; fire resistance and protection; steel, reinforced concrete and timber; behaviour and design of components in tension, compression, bending and shear; slenderness, global and local instability; axial load and moment interaction; curvature, deflection, ductility; connections; bond and anchorage of reinforcement; simple footings.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Colin Andrew Rogers (Winter)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 317
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