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Minor Construction Engineering and Management (24 credits)

Offered by: Civil Engineering     Degree: Bachelor of Engineering

Program Requirements

Minor Adviser: Prof. L. Chouinard, Macdonald Engineering Building, Room 491 (Telephone: 514-398-6446)

Minor program credit weight: 24-25 credits

Note: This Minor is particularly designed for Civil Engineering students, but is open to all B.Eng., B.S.E., and B.Sc.(Arch.) students.

All courses in the Minor must be passed with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisites

  • 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 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.

Required Courses: Management and Law

15 credits

  • 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) .
  • 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)
  • 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)

  • MGCR 211 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : The role of financial accounting in the reporting of the financial performance of a business. The principles, components and uses of financial accounting and reporting from a user's perspective, including the recording of accounting transactions and events, the examination of the elements of financial statements, the preparation of financial statements and the analysis of financial results.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Dongyoung Lee, Ralph Cecere, Seda Oz, Jason Moschella, Edward Bierbrier (Fall)

    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, the EA of AACI, and the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • MGCR 341 Finance 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the principles, issues, and institutions of Finance. Topics include valuation, risk, capital investment, financial structure, cost of capital, working capital management, financial markets, and securities.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Adolfo De Motta, Greg Gregoriou (Fall) Vadim di Pietro (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 271 or equivalent
    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, the EA of AACI, and the Institute of Internal Auditors

Complementary Courses

3-4 credits (4 credits from List A OR 3 credits from List B)

List A - Building Structures

4 credits from the following:

  • ARCH 447 Lighting (2 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Concepts of natural and artificial lighting in architecture and urban design.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Conor Sampson (Fall)

    • (2-2-2)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 304
  • ARCH 451 Building Regulations and Safety (2 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : The study of building codes with specific emphasis on the National Building and National Fire Codes of Canada. Examples of existing buildings with assignments to illustrate regulations. Development of a systematic approach to the implementation of codes during the preliminary design stage of an architectural project.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Marc-André Plourde (Winter)

    • (2-2-2)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 405
  • ARCH 554 Mechanical Services (2 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Problems encountered in providing mechanical services in buildings. Physiological and environmental aspects of heat, ventilation and air conditions, estimation of heating and cooling loads and selection and specification of equipment. Sprinkler systems and plumbing. Construction problems produced by installation of this equipment.

    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.

    • (2-0-4)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 405 or permission of instructor
  • CIVE 492 Structures (2 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : A study of structural systems in concrete, steel, timber; a philosophy of structure; choice of structure; economic factors in design; recent developments and trends in structure; lateral stability by frame action, bracing shear walls; mechanics of certain structural forms.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Thomas Egli (Fall)

    • (2-2-2)
    • Prerequisites: CIVE 385 and CIVE 388

OR

List B - Heavy Construction

3 credits from the following:

  • MIME 322 Rock Fragmentation (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Principles of drilling, penetration rates, performance and factors to consider in the choice of a drilling method. Characteristics of explosives, firing systems and blast patterns. Blasting techniques in surface and underground workings and in permafrost. Special blasting techniques at excavation perimeters. Vibration and noise control. Economics of drill/blast practice, interface with transport and crushing systems. Legislation and safety in explosives use and handling. Ripping and fullface boring machines.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Marco Quirion (Winter)

    • (3-3-3)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MIME 200
  • MIME 333 Materials Handling (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Physical and mechanical characteristics of materials related to loading, transport and storage. Dynamics of particles, systems and rigid bodies, mass-acceleration, work-energy, impulse-momentum. Types and selection of excavation and haulage equipment. Layout of haul roads. Rail transport. Conveyor belts and chain conveyors. Mine hoists. Layout of mine shafts.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Agus Sasmito (Winter)

    • (3-3-3)
    • Prerequisite: MIME 200

Construction-Related Complementary Courses

6 credits from the following:

  • BUSA 462 Management of New Enterprises (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Evaluation of new business ventures, recognition and treatment of associated risks. Detailed consideration is given to sources of risk funds in the form of venture capital, public, private and government programs. Emphasis on the critical importance of the entrepreneur, the demands and the risks faced as well as the rewards and satisfactions.

    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: MGCR 341
  • 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 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
  • ECSE 461 Electric Machinery (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Electric and magnetic circuits. Notions of electromechanical energy conversion applied to electrical machines. Basic electrical machines - transformers, direct-current motors, synchronous motors and generators, three phase and single phase induction machines. Elements of modern electronically controlled electric drive systems.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Ishiang Shih (Fall) Ishiang Shih (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Restriction: Not open to students in Electrical Engineering.
    • Note: Tutorials assigned by instructor.
  • FINE 445 Real Estate Finance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Fundamentals of mortgages from the viewpoint of both consumer and the firm. Emphasis on legal, mathematical and financial structure, provides a micro basis for analysis of the functions and performance of the mortgage market, in conjunction with the housing market.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Mohammed M Chaudhury (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 341
  • MIME 520 Stability of Rock Slopes (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : The properties of rock masses and of structural discontinuities. Influence of geological structure on stability. Linear, non-linear, and wedge failures. Site investigations. Methods of slope stabilization.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Hani Mitri (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
  • MIME 521 Stability of Underground Openings (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : The properties of rock masses and stability classification systems. The influence and properties of geological structural features. Stability related to the design of underground openings and mining systems. Site investigations. Methods of stabilization.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Hani Mitri (Fall)

    • (3-3-3)
    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    • This course in the Faculty of Engineering is open only to McGill students.
  • MPMC 321 Mécanique des roches et contrôle des terrains (3 credits) *

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

    Overview

    McGill/Poly Mining Coop : Pressions de terrains au pourtour des excavations: solutions analytiques et numériques. Stabilité des excavations souterraines et à ciel ouvert: analyse des instabilités structurales par projection stéréographique méridienne, analyse des instabilités causées par les excès de contraintes. Soutènement. Surveillance. Études de cas.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Hani Mitri (Fall)

    • (3-3-3)
    • Prérequis : MIME 323

* Course offered in French at École Polytechnique in Montreal

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