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Civil Engineering (139 credits)

Offered by: Civil Engineering     Degree: Bachelor of Engineering

Program Requirements

Program credit weight: 139 credits

Program credit weight for Quebec CEGEP students: 110 credits

The Civil Engineering program is comprehensive in providing the fundamentals in mechanics and engineering associated with the diverse fields of the profession, in offering choices of specialization, and in fully reflecting the advances in science, mathematics, engineering, and computing that have transformed all fields of engineering in recent years. The resulting knowledge and training enables graduates to not only enter the profession thoroughly well prepared, but also to adapt to further change.

The required courses ensure a sound scientific and analytical basis for professional studies through courses in solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, soil mechanics, environmental engineering, water resources management, structural analysis, systems analysis, and mathematics. Fundamental concepts are applied to various fields of practice in both required and complementary courses.

By a suitable choice of complementary courses, students can attain advanced levels of technical knowledge in the specialized areas mentioned above. Alternatively, students may choose to develop their interests in a more general way by combining complementary courses within the Department with several from other departments or faculties.

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 110-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/current-students/undergraduate/new-stud... 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 2014

    Instructors: Jean-Marc Gauthier, Mitchell Huot, Ashok K Kakkar, Tomislav Friscic, Laura Pavelka (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 2015

    Instructors: Jean-Marc Gauthier, Laura Pavelka, Ian Sydney Butler (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 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Djivede Kelome, Michael Brandenbursky, Christopher Cornwell, Sidney Trudeau (Fall) Djivede Kelome (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 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Axel W Hundemer, Stephen W Drury, Ronan Conlon (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 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Thomas F Fox (Fall) Axel W Hundemer (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 2014

    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 2015

    Instructors: Guillaume Gervais (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

28 credits

  • CCOM 206 Communication in Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: McGill Writing Centre (School of Continuing Studies)

    Administered by: Centre for Continuing Education

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Andrew Churchill, Diane Dechief, Kendra Besanger, Emilia Marinova Popova, Casey Burkholder, Marianne Filion, Steven Sacks, Alana Baskind, Bassel Atallah, Pamela Lamb (Fall)

    • Limited enrolment.
    • Restriction: B.Eng. students who have not taken EDES 201 or EDEC 202.
    • Because this course uses a workshop format, attendance at first class is desirable.
    • Open only to students in degree programs.
  • 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 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Nathan Friedman, Amir Hossein Rabbani (Fall) Wenbo He, 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.
  • EPSC 221 General Geology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Earth & Planetary Sciences (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Earth & Planetary Sciences : An introductory course in physical geology designed for majors in civil and mining engineering. Properties of rocks and minerals, major geological processes, together with natural hazards and their effects on engineered structures are emphasized. The laboratory is an integral part of the course which includes rock and mineral identification, basic techniques of airphoto and geological map interpretation, and structural geology.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Rebecca Harrington (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 2 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory
    • Restriction: Open to Engineering students only.
  • 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 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Marianne Hatzopoulou (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 2014, Winter 2015

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

    • (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 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Mihriban Ozden Pekguleryuz (Fall) Subhasis Ghoshal (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 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Dmitry Jakobson, Neville G F Sancho, Yiyan Xu (Fall) Jian-Jun Xu (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisites: MATH 141, MATH 133 or equivalent.
    • Restrictions: Open only to students in the Faculty of Engineering. Not open to students who are taking or have taken MATH 151, MATH 152, OR MATH 222.
  • MATH 263 Ordinary Differential Equations for Engineers (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Jacques Claude Hurtubise, Nathan Grieve (Fall) Nathan Grieve, Jean-Christophe Nave (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 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Neville G F Sancho, Ivo Klemes (Fall) John A Toth (Winter)

    • (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.
  • MECH 261 Measurement Laboratory (2 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Basic experimental laboratory measurements, such as measurement of strain, pressure, force, position, and temperature.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Xinyu Liu (Fall)

    • (2-2-2)
    • Restriction: Civil Engineering students
  • 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 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Damiano Pasini, Youki Elizabeth Cropas (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.

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

Required Civil Engineering Courses

61 credits

  • CIVE 202 Construction Materials (4 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Classification of materials; atomic bonds; phase diagrams; elementary crystallography, imperfections and their relationship to mechanical behaviour; engineering properties and uses of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, ceramics, cement, concrete, timber and timber products, polymers, composites; smart materials and systems; electrochemical reactions and corrosion, prevention and protection; environmental influences; group laboratory projects.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Andrew Boyd (Winter)

    • (4-2-6)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 290
  • CIVE 205 Statics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Systems of forces and couples, resultants, equilibrium. Trusses, frames and beams, reactions, shear forces, bending moments. Centroids, centres of gravity, distributed forces, moments of inertia. Friction, limiting equilibrium, screws, belts.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Luc E Chouinard (Fall) Suresh C Shrivastava (Winter)

    • (3-2-4)
  • CIVE 206 Dynamics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Kinematics and kinetics of particles, systems, and rigid bodies; mass-acceleration, work-energy, impulse-momentum. Moving coordinate systems. Lagrange's equations. Vibrations and waves.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Susan J Gaskin (Winter)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 205.
    • Corequisites: MATH 262, MATH 263
  • CIVE 207 Solid Mechanics (4 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

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

    • (4-2-6)
    • Prerequisites: CIVE 205 (a D grade is acceptable for prerequisite purposes) or MECH 210 (under special circumstances, the Department may permit this course to be taken as a corequisite) or equivalent
    • Four laboratory sessions and weekly tutorials
  • CIVE 208 Civil Engineering System Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Introduction to civil engineering systems; system modelling process; systems approach and optimization techniques; application of linear programming; simplex method; duality theory; sensitivity analysis; transportation problem; assignment problem; network analysis including critical path method; integer linear programming method.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: COMP 208.
    • Corequisite: MATH 264.
  • CIVE 210 Surveying (2 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : The construction and use of modern survey instruments; transit, level, etc.; linear and angular measurements and errors; horizontal and vertical curves; error analysis, significance of figures; use of computers and software; recent developments.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: MECH 289 (formerly MECH 290)
  • CIVE 225 Environmental Engineering (4 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Introduction to environmental chemistry; mass balance analyses in engineered and natural systems; water, soil and air pollution characterization and control; water quality parameters; drinking water and wastewater treatment technologies; global climate change: possible causes and effects; risk assessment for pollutant exposure; solid- and hazardous-waste management.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Dominic Frigon (Winter)

    • (4-2-6)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 290.
    • Corequisite: MATH 263.
  • CIVE 290 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Macroscopic vs. microscopic viewpoint; states and processes; energy conservation and transformation. Phase equilibrium; equations of state; thermodynamic properties; work; heat; First Law of thermodynamics; internal energy; enthalpy; specific heat; thermodynamic processes: reversibility, polytrophic processes, applications of First Law; Second Law; entropy; introduction to heat transfer.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Jinxia Liu (Fall)

    • (3-2-4)
  • 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 2015

    Instructors: Luc E Chouinard (Winter)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisites: MATH 262, COMP 208 (a D grade is acceptable for prerequisite purposes)
  • CIVE 311 Geotechnical Mechanics (4 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Identification and classification of soils; physical and engineering properties; principle of effective stress; permeability, compressibility, shear strength, stress-strain characteristics; groundwater flow and seepage; earth pressure and retaining structures; stress distributions in soils; settlement; bearing capacity of shallow foundations.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Patrick A P S Selvadurai (Fall)

    • (4-2-6)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 207
  • 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 2014

    Instructors: Sherif Kamal Kamel (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 2015

    Instructors: Colin Andrew Rogers (Winter)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 317
  • CIVE 319 Transportation Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Introduction to design and operating principles and procedures for surface transportation systems, including vehicle motion and performance, pavements, geometric design of roadbeds, vehicle flow and capacity, traffic control, demand, supply and cost concepts.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Luis Miranda-Moreno (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisites: CIVE 208 and COMP 208.
    • Corequisite: CIVE 302
  • CIVE 320 Numerical Methods (4 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Numerical procedures applicable to civil engineering problems: integration, differentiation, solution of initial-value problems, solving linear and non-linear systems of equations, boundary-value problems for ordinary-differential equations, and for partial-differential equations.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Dimitrios Lignos (Fall)

    • (4-2-6)
    • Prerequisites: COMP 208, MATH 264.
  • CIVE 323 Hydrology and Water Resources (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Precipitation, evaporation and transpiration. Streamflow, storage reservoirs. Groundwater hydrology. Morphology of river basins. Statistical analysis in hydrology, stochastic modelling and simulation. Case studies in hydroelectric power development, flood damage mitigation, irrigation and drainage.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Sylvana Hochet (Fall)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 302
  • CIVE 324 Sustainable Project Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Lifecycle approach to project and construction management. Sustainable practices are introduced at all project stages: Team formation, materials and equipment use, cost estimation and economic valuation, financing, scheduling, quality control and safety, monitoring and performance assessment, decision-making.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Marianne Hatzopoulou (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisites: CIVE 208 and (FACC 300 or MIME 310) .
  • CIVE 327 Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics (4 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Fluid properties; hydrostatics; dimensional analysis and similitude, fluxes of mass, momentum and energy; Bemoulli's equation; method of control volume; streamline curvature; potential flow and boundary layers; pipe flow, hydraulic machinery and introduction to open-channel flow.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Vincent H Chu (Winter)

    • (4-2-6)
    • Prerequisites: CIVE 206, MATH 264.
  • CIVE 418 Design Project (4 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Capstone design project.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Jinxia Liu, Dimitrios Lignos (Fall) Colin Andrew Rogers, Jinxia Liu (Winter)

    • (1-2-6)
    • Prerequisite: Completion of an approved set of required and complementary courses; normally restricted to final semester.
  • CIVE 432 Technical Paper (1 credit)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : A technical paper, on a suitable topic, is to be prepared in accordance with detailed instructions which are provided by the Department. This paper will normally be written in the U3 year and may be submitted in September or January.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Ronald Gehr (Fall) Ronald Gehr (Winter)

    • (0-0-3)
    • Prerequisite: CCOM 206 or EDEC 206

Complementary Courses

21 credits

List A - Design Technical Complementaries

6-15 credits from the following:

  • CIVE 416 Geotechnical Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Earth pressure theory, retaining walls, sheet pile walls, braced excavations. Slope stability analysis. 2D flow through isotropic and anisotropic soils. Bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundations, stress distribution. Deep foundations, single pile, pile groups. Geotechnical investigation and reports.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Mohamed Meguid (Winter)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 311
  • CIVE 421 Municipal Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Design of water-related municipal services; sources of water and intake design; estimation of water demand and wastewater production rates; design, construction and maintenance of water distribution, wastewater and stormwater collection systems; pumps and pumping stations; pipe materials, network analysis and optimization; storage; treatment objectives for water and wastewater.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Ronald Gehr (Winter)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 327
  • CIVE 428 Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Application of continuity, energy and momentum concepts to open-channel flow; design of channels considering uniform flow and flow resistance, non-uniform flow and longitudinal profiles; design of channel controls and transitions; unsteady flow and flood routing; river ice engineering.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Susan J Gaskin (Fall)

    • (3-3-3)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 327
  • 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 2014

    Instructors: Ronald Gehr (Fall)

    • (3-3-3)
    • Prerequisites: CIVE 225 and CIVE 327
  • CIVE 440 Traffic Engineering and Simulation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Driver, vehicle and traffic flow characteristics; origin-destination studies, traffic studies and analysis, queuing theory applications, microsimulation, highway design and capacity analysis, non-motorized facility design, HOV lane design, public transportation priority design, parking analysis, traffic signal design and control, traffic microsimulation with HCS, VISSIM and SYNCHRO.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Paul St-Aubin (Fall)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 319 (a D grade is acceptable for prerequisite purposes)
  • CIVE 462 Design of Steel Structures (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Design of structural steel elements: plate girders, members under combined loadings, eccentrically loaded connections, structural systems. Design of structural steel systems: composite floor systems, braced frames, moment resisting frames.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Colin Andrew Rogers (Fall)

    • (3-3-3)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 318
  • CIVE 463 Design of Concrete Structures (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Review of flexual behaviour and design concepts. Design of flexual members, columns, two-way slab systems, retaining walls, disturbed regions, and shear walls. Introduction to prestressed concrete design.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Denis Mitchell (Winter)

    • (3-3-3)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 318

List B - General Technical Complementaries

0-9 credits from the following, or from other suitable undergraduate or 500-level courses:

  • CHEE 521 Nanomaterials and the Aquatic Environment (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Environmental impacts and applications of nanomaterials. Topics: physicochemical characterization of nanoparticles in aquatic media, colloid chemistry for understanding nanoparticle aggregation and mobility in the environment, mechanisms of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production by nanomaterials, nanomaterials for environmental remediation and water treatment, methodologies for assessing nanoparticle toxicity, novel research developments.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • 3-0-6
    • Offered each year, one year by the Department of Chemical Engineering and one year by the Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics.
    • Prerequisite(s): CHEE 315 or CIVE 225 or MIME 356 or equivalent; and CHEE 310 or CIVE 430 or CHEM 233 or equivalent; or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken CIVE 521.
  • CIVE 433 Urban Planning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : The City in History. The planning profession, evolution of planning in North America, Canada and Quebec. Planning theories, the general or master plan, planning processes and techniques, planning and design of residential subdivisions. Local planning issues, housing policies, planning laws.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Raphael Fischler (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Restriction: Not open to U0 and U1 students.
  • CIVE 446 Construction Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Project management principles; construction equipment economics, selection, operation; characteristics of building, heavy, marine, underground and route construction projects; international projects.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: William E Taylor (Fall)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisites: CIVE 208 and (FACC 300 or MIME 310).
  • CIVE 451 Geoenvironmental Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Geoenvironmental hazards; land management of waste; regulatory overview, waste characterization; soil-waste interaction; geosynthetics; low permeability clay barriers; contaminant transport; containment systems; collection and removal systems; design aspects; strategies for remediation; rehabilitation technologies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisites: CIVE 225 and CIVE 311
  • CIVE 460 Matrix Structural Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Computer structural analysis, direct stiffness applied to two and three dimensional frames and trusses, matrix force method, nonlinear problems, buckling of trusses and frames, introduction to finite element analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Suresh C Shrivastava (Fall)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisites: CIVE 206 and CIVE 317
  • CIVE 470 Undergraduate Research Project (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Open to students with a high CGPA. A research project must be carried out and a technical paper prepared under the supervision of a member of staff. The project must be established with the consent of the Staff Supervisor, and must be approved by the Department before registration. May be taken in conjunction with the required course CIVE 418 and the project therefore can be carried out through two semesters.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (0-1-8)
    • Prerequisite: 60 credits in the Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics program
  • CIVE 512 Advanced Civil Engineering Materials (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Production, structure and properties of engineering materials; ferrous alloys, treatments, welding, special steels, cast iron; ceramic materials; polymers; composite materials; concrete, admixtures, structure, creep, shrinkage; asphalt and asphaltic materials; clay materials and bricks; impact of environment on material response, durability, quality assessment and control, industrial specifications; recent advances.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 202
  • CIVE 514 Structural Mechanics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Stress, strain, and basic equations of elasticity. Stress function solutions. Stress concentration and failure criteria; elements of linear fracture mechanics. Unsymmetrical bending of beams; shear centres; torsion of thin-walled members. Elementary analysis of plates and their buckling. Membrane stresses in shells.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Suresh C Shrivastava (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: CIVE 207 and permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CIVE 601
  • CIVE 520 Groundwater Hydrology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Review of fundamental surface and subsurface hydrologic processes and equations. Aquifer geology, properties and conceptual models. Numerical modelling. Quantifying local to global groundwater resources and groundwater flow to wells. Groundwater-surface water interactions and ecohydrology. Groundwater sustainability from a multidisciplinary perspective including engineering, geoscience, policy and economics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: CIVE 311 and CIVE 323; Graduate students: Permission of instructor.
    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken CIVE 546 in Winter 2012.
    • Note 1: (3-0-6).
  • CIVE 521 Nanomaterials and the Aquatic Environment (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Environmental impacts and applications of nanomaterials. Topics: physicochemical characterization of nanoparticles in aquatic media, colloid chemistry for understanding nanoparticle aggregation and mobility in the environment, mechanisms of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production by nanomaterials, nanomaterials for environmental remediation and water treatment, methodologies for assessing nanoparticle toxicity, novel research developments.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Subhasis Ghoshal (Fall)

    • 3-0-6
    • Offered each year, one year by the Department of Chemical Engineering and one year by Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
    • Prerequisite(s): CHEE 315 or CIVE 225 or MIME 356 or equivalent; CHEE 310 or CIVE 430 or CHEM 233 or equivalent; or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEE 521.
  • CIVE 527 Renovation and Preservation: Infrastructure (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Maintenance, rehabilitation, renovation and preservation of infrastructure; infrastructure degradation mechanisms; mechanical, chemical and biological degradation; corrosion of steel; condition surveys and evaluation of buildings and bridges; repair and preservation materials, techniques and strategies; codes and guidelines; case studies.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): CIVE 202 and CIVE 318
  • CIVE 540 Urban Transportation Planning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Process and techniques of urban transportation engineering and planning, including demand analysis framework, data collection procedures, travel demand modelling and forecasting, and cost-effectiveness framework for evaluation of project and system alternatives.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 319 or permission of instructor.
  • CIVE 542 Transportation Network Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Introduction to transportation network algorithms; analytical frameworks used in traditional transportation network software, including routing algorithms, deterministic equilibrium approach, static traffic assignment, dynamic traffic assignment, vehicle routing algorithms, network reliability and design and several stochastic variants.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CIVE 208.
    • Note: (3-0-6)
  • CIVE 546 Selected Topics in Civil Engineering 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Special topics related to Civil Engineering will be presented by staff and visiting lecturers.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Sevag Pogharian (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): Permission of instructor
  • CIVE 550 Water Resources Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : State-of-the-art water resources management techniques; case studies of their application to Canadian situations; identification of major issues and problem areas; interprovincial and international river basins; implications of development alternatives; institutional arrangements for planning and development of water resources; and, legal and economic aspects.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): CIVE 323 or equivalent
  • CIVE 551 Environmental Transport Processes (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Equilibrium partitioning of pollutants in multiphase systems, sorption isotherms, diffusive mass transport, inter-phase mass transfer kinetics, contaminant transport processes in the subsurface porous media and in natural aquatic systems, mass transport in water and wastewater treatment systems.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 225 or Permission of instructor.
  • CIVE 555 Environmental Data Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Application of statistical principles to design of measurement systems and sampling programs. Introduction to experimental design. Graphical data analysis. Description of uncertainty. Hypothesis tests. Model parameter estimation methods: linear and nonlinear regression methods. Trend analysis. Statistical analysis of censored data. Statistics of extremes.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Van-Thanh-Van Nguyen (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): CIVE 302 or permission of instructor
  • CIVE 557 Microbiology for Environmental Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Microbiological concepts applied to the practice of environmental engineering and biotechnologies including the following topics: cellular and pathway organizations, evolution, growth, gene expression, horizontal gene transfer, metabolic microbial diversity, ecosystem structures, and quantitative mathematical modelling.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Dominic Frigon (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: CIVE 225 or permission of the instructor
    • (3-1-5)
  • CIVE 558 Biomolecular Techniques for Environmental Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Introduction to molecular techniques used to characterize microbial communities in environmental biotechnology systems. Using real samples, this lab intensive course will introduce rRNA-targeted techniques including PCR-terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (tRFLP), quantitative PCR, clone sequencing, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), and related bioinformatics analyses.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
  • CIVE 560 Transportation Safety and Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Fundamental concepts on transportation safety, traffic data collection techniques, crash database management, statistical methods for safety analysis, network screening methods, evaluation and design of treatments, railway safety analysis, surrogate safety methods, intersection safety and engineering countermeasures, non-motorized safety and facilities designs and accident severity analysis.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 319
  • CIVE 561 Urban Activity, Air Pollution, and Health (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Urban transportation impacts on air pollution, monitoring urban air quality, mobile source emissions, dispersion and atmospheric processes specific to cities, exposure to air pollution and health effects.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Marianne Hatzopoulou (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
  • CIVE 572 Computational Hydraulics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Computation of unsteady flows in open channels; abrupt waves, flood waves, tidal propagations; method of characteristics; mathematical modelling of river and coastal currents.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Vincent H Chu (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 327 or equivalent
  • CIVE 573 Hydraulic Structures (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Hydraulic aspects of the theory and design of hydraulic structures. Storage dams, spillways, outlet works, diversion works, drop structures, stone structures, conveyance and control structures, flow measurement and culverts.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Marc Villeneuve (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisites: CIVE 323 and CIVE 327
  • CIVE 574 Fluid Mechanics of Water Pollution (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Mixing, dilution and dispersion of pollutants discharged into lakes, rivers, estuaries and oceans; salinity intrusion in estuaries and its effects on dispersion; biochemical oxygen demand and dissolved oxygen as water quality indicators; thermal pollution; oil pollution.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 327 or equivalent.
  • CIVE 577 River Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Fluvial geomorphology; sediment properties; river turbulence; mechanics of the entrainment, transportation and deposition of solids by fluids; threshold of movement; bed forms; suspended load, bed load and total load equations; stable channel design and regime rivers; river modelling; river engineering; and river management.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): CIVE 428 or permission of the instructor.
    • Corequisite (Graduate): CIVE 428
  • CIVE 584 Groundwater Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Origins and types of groundwater; Darcy's law; hydraulic anisotropy; conservation laws; fundamental equations of porous media flow; Laplace's and Poisson's equations: analytical solution of potential flow problems; determination of hydraulic conductivity; flow in unconfined and confined acquifers; seepage modelling; unsaturated flow; transient flows in porous media; introduction to computational methods.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 311 or Permission of Instructor.

* Students may choose only one of CHEE 521 or CIVE 521.

Complementary Studies

6 credits

Group A - Impact of Technology on Society

3 credits from the following:

  • ANTH 212 Anthropology of Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

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

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Guillaume Lord (Fall)

    • 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: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Isabel Galiana (Fall) 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 2014

    Instructors: Nicolas Kosoy, Elena Bennett, Kevin Manaugh, Christopher Barrington-Leigh (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 2014

    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 2014

    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 2015

    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 2014

    Instructors: Holly Dressel (Fall)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: Any 200-level course in Geography or MSE or BIOL 208 or permission of instructor.
  • MECH 526 Manufacturing and the Environment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

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

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Margaret Graham (Fall)

    • 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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 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 2014

    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 2014, Winter 2015

    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 2014

    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 2015

    Instructors: Xavier St Denis (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: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-1-5)

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

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

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

Anthropology (ANTH)

Economics (any 200- or 300-level course excluding ECON 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 2015

    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 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Peter Younkin (Fall) Michael M Avedesian (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: FACC 300 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 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: David Goodin, Julia Freeman (Fall) Jaye Dana Ellis, Iwao Hirose (Winter)

    • Fall - Macdonald Campus; Winter - Downtown
    • Section 001: Downtown Campus
    • Section 051: Macdonald Campus
  • ENVR 400 Environmental Thought (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Peter Gilbert Brown, Nicolas Kosoy (Fall) David Goodin, Iwao Hirose (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 2014

    Instructors: Alexandre Paul-Hus (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 2014

    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 2015

    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 2014, Winter 2015

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

  • 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 2014

    Instructors: Thomas F Fox (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 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Alfred M Jaeger, Chantal Westgate, Brian Rubineau, Jean-Nicolas Reyt, Zina Suissa, James K Fraser, Irving Rosenstein (Fall) Chantal Westgate, Ruthanne Huising, Mallika Banerjee (Winter)

    • 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 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: DaHee Han, Emine Sarigollu, Hamid Etemad, Charles Royce, Robert H S Soroka (Fall) Chun Qiu, Saurabh Mishra, Thomas Dotzel, Anne-Sophie Chaxel (Winter)

    • 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 2015

    Instructors: Patricia Hewlin (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: only BCom students require MGCR 222.
  • ORGB 423 Human Resources Management (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Lisa Cohen, Maha Daoud (Fall)

    • 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 6 credits of courses 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 McGill Engineering Student Centre (Student Affairs Office) (Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 22).

Faculty of Engineering—2014-2015 (last updated Feb. 18, 2014) (disclaimer)