Computer Engineering (133 credits)

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

Program Requirements

Program credit weight: 133-140 credits

Program credit weight for Quebec CEGEP students: 111-115 credits

Program credit weight for out-of-province students: 133-137 credits

The Computer Engineering program provides students with greater depth and breadth of knowledge in the hardware and software aspects of computers. Students are exposed to both theoretical and practical issues of both hardware and software in well-equipped laboratories. Although the program is designed to meet the growing demands by industry for engineers with a strong background in modern computer technology, it also provides the underlying depth for graduate studies in all fields of Computer Engineering.

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

Required Year 0 (Freshman) Courses

25 credits

Generally, students admitted to Engineering from Quebec CEGEPs are granted transfer credit for these Year 0 (Freshman) courses and enter a 111- to 115-credit program.

For information on transfer credit for French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate exams, Advanced Placement exams, Advanced Levels, and Science Placement Exams, see http://www.mcgill.ca/engineering/current-students/undergraduate/new-stud... and select your term of admission.

  • 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 2018

    Instructors: Mitchell Huot, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Laura Pavelka, Bradley Siwick (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisites/corequisites: College level mathematics and physics, or permission of instructor: CHEM 110 is not a prerequisite

    • Each lab section is limited enrolment

  • MATH 133 Linear Algebra and Geometry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Systems of linear equations, matrices, inverses, determinants; geometric vectors in three dimensions, dot product, cross product, lines and planes; introduction to vector spaces, linear dependence and independence, bases; quadratic loci in two and three dimensions.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Djivede Kelome, Francesco Dolce, Guohuan Qiu, Amit Sharma (Fall) Haining Wang (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 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Sidney Trudeau, xianchang Meng, Ying Hu (Fall) Lars Sektnan (Winter)

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial

    • Prerequisite: High School Calculus

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 120, MATH 139 or CEGEP objective 00UN or equivalent

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122 or MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

    • Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited

  • MATH 141 Calculus 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : The definite integral. Techniques of integration. Applications. Introduction to sequences and series.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Damien Gobin (Fall) Sidney Trudeau, Jonah Gaster, Thomas F Fox (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: MATH 139 or MATH 140 or MATH 150.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 121 or CEGEP objective 00UP or equivalent

    • Restriction Note B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122 or MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

    • Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited

  • PHYS 131 Mechanics and Waves (4 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2017

    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(s): Not open to students who have taken or are taking PHYS 101, or who have taken 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 optics.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Michael Hilke (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 who have taken or are taking PHYS 102, or who have taken CEGEP objective 00US or equivalent.

    • Laboratory sections have limited enrolment

AND 3 credits selected from the approved list of courses in Humanities and Social Sciences, Management Administrative 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

23 credits

  • CCOM 206 Communication in Engineering (3 credits)

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

    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 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Diane Dechief, Marianne Filion, Steven Sacks, Stuart Macmillan, Emilia Marinova Popova, Ross Sundberg, Bassel Atallah, Noreen Jane Bider, Andrew Churchill, Alana Baskind (Fall) Noreen Jane Bider, Diane Dechief, Kodi Scheer, Marianne Filion, Steven Sacks, Andrew Churchill, Zachary Abram, Alana Baskind (Winter)

    • 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 250 Introduction to Computer Science (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Mathematical tools (binary numbers, induction, recurrence relations, asymptotic complexity, establishing correctness of programs), Data structures (arrays, stacks, queues, linked lists, trees, binary trees, binary search trees, heaps, hash tables), Recursive and non-recursive algorithms (searching and sorting, tree and graph traversal). Abstract data types, inheritance. Selected topics.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Michael Langer (Fall) Carlos Gonzalez Oliver, Jérôme Waldispuhl (Winter)

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisites: Familiarity with a high level programming language and CEGEP level Math.

    • Students with limited programming experience should take COMP 202 or equivalent before COMP 250. See COMP 202 Course Description for a list of topics.

  • COMP 251 Algorithms and Data Structures (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

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

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite: COMP 250

    • Corequisite(s): MATH 235 or MATH 240 or MATH 363.

    • COMP 251 uses mathematical proof techniques that are taught in the corequisite course(s). If possible, students should take the corequisite course prior to COMP 251.

    • COMP 251 uses basic counting techniques (permutations and combinations) that are covered in MATH 240 and 363, but not in MATH 235. These techniques will be reviewed for the benefit of MATH 235 students.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking COMP 252.

  • 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 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Lawrence R Chen (Fall) Allen Ehrlicher (Winter)

    • (1.5-0-1.5)

  • FACC 250 Responsibilities of the Professional Engineer

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

    Overview

    Faculty Course : A course designed to provide all Engineering students with further training regarding their responsibilities as future Professional Engineers. Particular focus will be placed on three professional characteristics that future engineers must demonstrate: i) professionalism, ii) ethical and equitable behaviour, and iii) consideration of the impact of engineering on society and the environment.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): FACC 100 or BREE 250

    • Restriction(s): Restricted to undergraduate students registered in the Bioengineering, Bioresource Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, and Software Engineering (Faculty of Engineering) program.

    • (0-0-0.5)

  • 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 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    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 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Benoit Boulet (Fall) Michael Kokkolaras (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 240 Discrete Structures 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Mathematical foundations of logical thinking and reasoning. Mathematical language and proof techniques. Quantifiers. Induction. Elementary number theory. Modular arithmetic. Recurrence relations and asymptotics. Combinatorial enumeration. Functions and relations. Partially ordered sets and lattices. Introduction to graphs, digraphs and rooted trees.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Philip Evan Decorte (Fall) Benjamin Seamone (Winter)

    • Fall

    • Corequisite: MATH 133.

    • Restriction: For students in any Computer Science program. Others only with the instructor's permission. Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 235.

  • 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 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Sidney Trudeau, Xinyang Lu (Fall) Stephen W Drury (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 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Jacques Claude Hurtubise, Jessica Lin (Fall) xianchang Meng, Rohit Jain (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.

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

Required Computer Engineering Courses

64 credits

  • ECSE 200 Electric Circuits 1 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Circuit variables. Analysis of resistive circuits, network theorems (Kirchhoff’s laws, Ohm’s law, Norton and Thevenin equivalent). Ammeters, Voltmeters, and Ohmmeters. Analysis methods (nodal and mesh analysis, linearity, superposition). Dependent sources and Op-Amps. Energy storage elements. First and second order circuits.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur (Fall) Thomas Szkopek (Winter)

    • (4-2-3)

    • Prerequisite: PHYS 142 or CEGEP equivalent.

    • Corequisite: MATH 263

    • Tutorials assigned by instructor.

  • ECSE 202 Introduction to Software Development (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Software development practices in the context of structured and object-oriented programming. Introduces the formalisms inherent in medium-to-large scale object-oriented programming. Introduction to tools and practices employed in commercial software development.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

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

    • (3-2-4)

  • ECSE 205 Probability and Statistics for Engineers (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Probability: basic probability model, conditional probability, Bayes rule, random variables and vectors, distribution and density functions, common distributions in engineering, expectation, moments, independence, laws of large numbers, central limit theorem. Statistics: descriptive measures of engineering data, sampling distributions, estimation of mean and variance, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, linear regression.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Peter Edwin Caines (Fall) Donald Peter Davis (Winter)

    • Not open to students who have taken ECSE 305.

    • (3-2-4)

  • ECSE 206 Introduction to Signals and Systems (3 credits)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Tho Le-Ngoc (Fall) Lawrence R Chen (Winter)

  • ECSE 210 Electric Circuits 2 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Second-order circuits. Sinusoidal sources and phasors. AC steady-state analysis. AC steady-state power. Laplace transform. Circuit analysis in the s-Domain. Two-port circuits. Elementary continuous signals, impulse functions, basic properties of continuous linear time-invariant (LTI) systems. Frequency analysis of continuous-time LTI systems.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Sharmistha Bhadra (Fall) Donald Peter Davis (Winter)

  • ECSE 211 Design Principles and Methods (3 credits)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

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

  • ECSE 222 Digital Logic (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : An introduction to digital logic, binary numbers and Boolean algebra, combinational circuits, optimized implementation of combinational circuits, arithmetic circuits, combinational circuit building blocks, flip-flops, registers, counters, design of digital circuits with VHDL, and synchronous sequential circuits.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Derek Nowrouzezahrai (Fall) Donald Peter Davis (Winter)

  • ECSE 223 Model-Based Programming (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Integration of modelling with programming; abstraction in software engineering; structural modelling; state-based modelling; modelling of object-oriented systems, code generation; natural language constraints in modelling notations; architectural and design patterns; integrated development environments; programming tools (debugging, continuous build/integration, version control and code repositories, diff, defect and issue tracking, refactoring); code review processes.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Gunter Mussbacher (Winter)

  • ECSE 308 Introduction to Communication Systems and Networks (4 credits)

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

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Information and bandwidth, signals, modulation and noise, transmission and switching. Principles of layered design and the OSI model, measures of performance. Information sources and services. Application, Presentation and Session layers. Transport and Network layers. Data link layer and multi-user communication. Physical layer and transmission techniques. Wireline and wireless transmission media. Core (Backbone), and Access Communication Networks. Communication network classification. Laboratory work involving analog and digital transmission techniques.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Tho Le-Ngoc (Winter)

  • ECSE 310 Thermodynamics of Computing (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : An introduction to thermodynamics from the perspective of computer engineering. The first and second laws of thermodynamics; elementary information theory (bits, entropy); energy storage and dissipation in electrical circuits; effects of noise in switching circuits; the fluctuation-dissipation theorem; Landauer’s principle; reversible and irreversible computation; energy costs of communication; thermal resistance, heat sinking, and cooling technologies for computing circuits.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Andrew G Kirk (Winter)

  • ECSE 321 Introduction to Software Engineering (3 credits)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Shane McIntosh (Fall) Daniel Varro (Winter)

  • ECSE 324 Computer Organization (4 credits)

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

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Basic computer structures; instruction set architecture; assembly language; input/output; memory; software; processor implementation; computer arithmetic. Lab work involving assembly language level programming of single-board computers.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Warren Gross (Fall) Marzieh Amini (Winter)

  • ECSE 325 Digital Systems (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Design of digital systems. Implementation technologies; arithmetic modules; synthesis and advanced modelling techniques; verification; timing analysis; design for testability; asynchronous circuits; hardware/software co-design.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: James J Clark (Winter)

  • ECSE 331 Electronics (4 credits)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Gordon W Roberts (Fall) David V Plant (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): ECSE 210

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken ECSE 330.

    • (3-4-5)

  • ECSE 353 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Divergence, gradient and curl. The divergence theorem and Stokes’ theorem. Maxwell’s equations in integral and differential form. Waves in free space and on transmission lines. Electric and magnetic force and energy. Magnetic materials. Faraday's law. Applications to engineering problems. S-parameters.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Ryan Galagusz (Fall)

  • ECSE 425 Computer Organization and Architecture (3 credits)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Hakim Mellah (Winter)

  • ECSE 427 Operating Systems (3 credits)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Rola Harmouche (Fall) Rola Harmouche (Winter)

  • ECSE 444 Microprocessors (4 credits)

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

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Design techniques for developing modern microprocessor-based systems, multiple state-of-art instructions set architectures (ISAs) and associated assembly languages, use of tools for compiling, linking, memory overlay; debug techniques for start-stop and real-time debugging, together with debug infrastructure and interfaces: flash patching, variable watching and instruction stream tracing. Use of coprocessors and computer peripherals, such as SPI, I2C, I2S, SAI, USB, wireless standards, timers, DMA units and FLASH accelerators. Interfacing and processing sensor data including multi-sensor integration. Design techniques that promote structured approaches for separation of concerns in computing and communication. Real-time systems and software engineering for tightly integrated hardware.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): ECSE 324

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken ECSE 426.

    • (3-4-5)

  • ECSE 456 ECSE Design Project 1 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Fabrice Labeau, Ioannis Psaromiligkos (Fall) Fabrice Labeau, Ioannis Psaromiligkos (Winter)

  • ECSE 457 ECSE Design Project 2 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Fabrice Labeau, Ioannis Psaromiligkos (Fall) Fabrice Labeau, Ioannis Psaromiligkos (Winter)

Complementary Courses

21-28 credits

Technical Complementaries
15-19 credits (5 courses) must be taken, chosen as follows:

9-11 credits (3 courses) from List A
6-8 credits (2 courses) from List A or List B

List A

9-17 credits from the following:

  • COMP 424 Artificial Intelligence (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jackie Cheung (Winter)

  • ECSE 335 Microelectronics (4 credits)

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

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Single-stage integrated-circuit amplifiers; differential and multistage amplifiers, integrated-circuit biasing techniques; non-ideal characteristics, frequency response; feedback amplifiers, output stages; digital CMOS logic circuits. Lab work on designing, building, and debugging electronic hardware using discrete transistors and circuit building blocks

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Mourad N El-Gamal (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s) ECSE 331

    • Restrion(s): Not open to students who have taken ECSE 334

    • (3-4-5)

  • ECSE 412 Discrete Time Signal Processing (3 credits)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Jan Bajcsy (Fall)

  • ECSE 416 Telecommunication Networks (4 credits)

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

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Architecture and protocols of contemporary networks; wired and wireless access systems; flow and congestion control; network optimization; randomized multiple access protocols; queueing disciplines; low-power wireless networks. Examples: Ethernet, TCP/IP, 802.11, 802.15.4. Lab experiments addressing routing protocols, TCP, queuing disciplines and quality-of-service, and network security.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • ECSE 420 Parallel Computing (3 credits)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Dennis Giannacopoulos (Fall)

  • ECSE 421 Embedded Systems (3 credits)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jeremy Cooperstock (Winter)

  • ECSE 422 Fault Tolerant Computing (3 credits)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • ECSE 424 Human-Computer Interaction (3 credits)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Jeremy Cooperstock (Fall)

  • ECSE 428 Software Engineering Practice (3 credits)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Robert Sabourin (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)

    • Students meet with the instructor and/or teaching assistant for one hour each week to discuss their project.

    • Prerequisite: ECSE 321 or COMP 335

  • ECSE 429 Software Validation (3 credits)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Shane McIntosh (Fall)

  • ECSE 439 Software Language Engineering (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Practical and theoretical knowledge for developing software languages and models; foundations for model-based software development; topics include principles of model-driven engineering; concern-driven development; intentional, structural, and behavioral models as well as configuration models; constraints; language engineering; domain-specific languages; metamodeling; model transformations; models of computation; model analyses; and modeling tools.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Gunter Mussbacher (Fall)

    • (3-2-4)

    • Prerequisites: ECSE 321 or COMP 303.

    • Restricted to Software Engineering students.

List B

0-8 credits from the following:

  • COMP 557 Fundamentals of Computer Graphics (4 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Fundamental mathematical, algorithmic and representational issues in computer graphics: overview of graphics pipeline, homogeneous coordinates, projective transformations, line-drawing and rasterization, hidden surface removal, surface modelling (quadrics, bicubics, meshes), rendering (lighting, reflectance models, ray tracing, texture mapping), compositing colour perception, and other selected topics.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Paul Kry (Winter)

  • ECSE 307 Linear Systems and Control (4 credits)

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

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Modelling and simulation of control systems, review of LTI systems, impulse response, step response, BIBO stability, internal stability, Routh's stability criterion, gain and phase margins, feedback control, proportional control, integral control, derivative control, PID control, Root locus, Bode plots, Nyquist plots, Nyquist stability criterion, stability of digital systems, system discretization, zero-order hold, matched pole-zero method. Lab work involving identifying frequency response, step response, and applications of PI and PID control.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Aditya Mahajan (Fall) Aditya Mahajan (Winter)

  • ECSE 403 Control (4 credits)

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

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Stability of linear and non-linear systems, controllability, state space models, canonical forms, state space design of controllers, pole placement, LQR, observability, Luenberger observer, separation principle and certainty equivalence, loop transfer recovery, correspondence between system theoretic results for continuous- and discrete-time systems. Lab work involving applications of PID, lead-lag, full state feedback and LQR controllers to robotic devices.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • ECSE 408 Communication Systems (4 credits)

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

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Communication system models; AM and FM modulation, performance of AM and FM systems in noise; sampling, FDM and TDM multiplexing systems; baseband and pass-band digital transmission over noisy band-limited channels, digital modulation and detection techniques and their quantitative performance; concepts of entropy and channel capacity, selected data compression and error-control coding techniques. Illustrative examples taken from subscriber loop telephone systems, evolution of internet modems and wireless cellular phone standards. Lab work involving measurement of the performance of AM and FM systems with noise, digital modulation techniques and spectra, experiments with basic error control coding systems.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • ECSE 415 Intro to Computer Vision (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : An introduction to the automated processing, analysis, and understanding of image data. Topics include image formation and acquisition, design of image features, image segmentation, stereo and motion correspondence matching techniques, feature clustering, regression and classification for object recognition, industrial and consumer applications, and computer vision software tools.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Tal Arbel (Fall)

  • ECSE 431 Introduction to VLSI CAD (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : The computer-aided design of digital VLSI circuits. Hardware description languages, automatic synthesis, design for testability, technology mapping, simulation, timing analysis, generation of test vectors and fault coverage analysis.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • (3-4-2)

    • Prerequisites: ECSE 323 and ECSE 330

    • Limited enrolment - 30.

    • Note: This course may be counted as a technical complementary or as a lab complementary.

    • Lab hours assigned by instructor.

  • ECSE 435 Mixed-Signal Test Techniques (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Purpose and economics of mixed-signal test, DC measurements. Accuracy and repeatability. DSP-based theory and its applications to parametric testing of analog filters, DACs, and ADC. Timing and PLL measurements. Design for Testability.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Gordon W Roberts (Winter)

  • ECSE 436 Signal Processing Hardware (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Review of basic concepts in signals and microprocessors. Digital Signal Processing microprocessor architecture. Finite precision effects, real-time constraints, assembly language optimization. Implementation of DSP algorithms on a DSP microprocessor platform. Lab experiments on FIR filtering, IIR filtering, FFT computation, LPC analysis, circular and bit-reversed addressing, ping-pong buffering and frame-based processing.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jan Bajcsy (Winter)

    • (1-3-5)

    • Prerequisites: ECSE 322, ECSE 323, ECSE 304 or ECSE 306.

    • Note: This course may be counted as a technical complementary or as a lab complementary. Limited enrolment (20).

  • ECSE 450 Electromagnetic Compatibility (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), regulations and EMC requirements of electronic systems, non-ideal behaviour of circuit components, signal spectra, radiated emission and susceptibility, conducted noise, crosstalk, differential mode and common mode, shielding, and system design for EMC.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • ECSE 472 Fundamentals of Circuit Simulation and Modelling (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Principles of circuit simulation. Formulation of network equations. Frequency domain analysis. Nonlinear networks. Transient analysis. Sensitivity analysis. Harmonic balance. Shooting method. Model order reduction. Macromodelling.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • (3-0-6).

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who are taking or have taken ECSE 597.

Natural Science Complementary Courses (for CEGEP students only)

0-3 credits

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

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC)

Biology (BIOL)

Chemistry (CHEM)

Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPSC)

Earth System Science (ESYS)

Physics (PHYS)

Complementary Studies

6 credits

Group A - Impact of Technology on Society

3 credits from the following:

  • ANTH 212 Anthropology of Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Pierre-Alexandre Paquet (Winter)

    • Winter

  • BTEC 502 Biotechnology Ethics and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Parasitology (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Biotechnology : Examination of particular social and ethical challenges posed by modern biotechnology such as benefit sharing, informed consent in the research setting, access to medical care worldwide, environmental safety and biodiversity and the ethical challenges posed by patenting life.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • 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 2017

    Instructors: Isabel Galiana (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: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • 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 2017

    Instructors: Kevin Manaugh, Madhav Govind Badami, Jeffrey Cardille, Geoffrey Garver (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 2017

    Instructors: Thomas C Meredith (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 2017

    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 2018

    Instructors: Gail L Chmura, Graham MacDonald (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 2017

    Instructors: Thomas C Meredith (Fall)

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite: Any 200-level course in Geography or MSE or BIOL 308 or permission of 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 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Dror Etzion (Fall) Jad Robitaille (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to U2, U3 students only

  • 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 2017

    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: Winter 2018

    Instructors: David Goodin (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 2017

    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: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Carl Eidlin (Fall)

  • 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 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 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 3 credits from one the following:

  • ARCH 528 History of Housing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Indigenous housing both transient and permanent, from the standpoint of individual structure and pattern of settlements. The principal historic examples of houses including housing in the age of industrial revolution and contemporary housing.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • (2-0-7)

    • Prerequisite: ARCH 251 or permission of instructor

  • BUSA 465 Technological Entrepreneurship (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Concentrating on entrepreneurship and enterprise development, particular attention is given to the start-up, purchasing and management of small to medium-sized industrial firms. 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 2017, Winter 2018

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

  • CLAS 203 Greek Mythology (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A survey of the myths and legends of Ancient Greece.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Naomi Kaloudis (Fall)

  • 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 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Gregory Matthew Mikkelson, Julia Freeman (Fall) Iwao Hirose, Ismael Vaccaro (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 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Julia Freeman, Hamish van der Ven (Fall) Gregory Matthew Mikkelson, Shaun MacDonald Lovejoy, Darin Barney (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 2017

    Instructors: Eric Bédard, Bogdan Dobrota (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 2017

    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 2018

    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.

  • HISP 225 Hispanic Civilization 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A survey of historical and cultural elements which constitute the background of the Hispanic world up to the 18th century; a survey of the pre-Columbian indigenous civilizations (Aztec, Maya and Inca) and the conquest of America.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Vanessa Ceia (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Taught in English

  • HISP 226 Hispanic Civilization 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A survey of the constitution of the ideological and political structures of the Spanish Empire in both Europe and America until the Wars of Independence; a survey of the culture and history of the Hispanic people from the early 19th Century to the present.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jose Jouve-Martin (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Taught in English

  • 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 2017, Winter 2018

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

  • INTG 201 Integrated Management Essentials 1 (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    INTG : Essentials of management using an integrated approach. Three modules (managing money, managing people and managing information) cover fundamentals of accounting, finance, organizational behaviour and information systems; and illustrate how the effective management of human, financial and technological resources contributes to the success of an organization. Emphasizes an integrated approach to management, highlighting how organizations function as a whole and the importance of being able to work across functional and organizational boundaries.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Desmond Tsang, Sujata Madan, Chantal Westgate (Fall)

    • Only open to U1, U2, U3 non-Management students. Not open to students in the Desautels Faculty of Management or students who have taken two or more of courses MGCR 211, MGCR 222 or MGCR 341.

    • Limited enrolment; priority registration to students in Minors in Entrepreneurship. Note: this course is not part of the Desautels Minors in Management, Finance, Marketing or Operations Management (for non-Management students).

  • INTG 202 Integrated Management Essentials 2 (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    INTG : Essentials of management using an integrated approach. Four modules (managing customer relationships, managing processes, managing digital innovation and managing the enterprise) cover fundamentals of marketing, strategy, operations and information systems; and illustrate how this knowledge is harnessed in an organization to create value for customers and other stakeholders. Emphasizes an integrated approach to management, highlighting how organizations function as a whole and the importance of being able to work across functional and organizational boundaries.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Richard George Donovan (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Only open to U1, U2, U3 students. Not open to students in the Desautels Faculty of Management or students who have taken two or more of courses MGCR 331, MGCR 352, MGCR 423 or MGCR 472.

    • Limited enrolment; priority registration to students in Minors in Entrepreneurship. It is suggested that students take INTG 201 prior to INTG 202, but is not required. Note: this course is not part of the Desautels Minors in Management, Finance, Marketing or Operations Management (for non-Management Students).

  • 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 2017

    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 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Chantal Westgate, Alfred M Jaeger, Sharyn Sepinwall, Maya Sharma, Nathalie-Michele Sylvain (Fall) Chantal Westgate, Maya Sharma, Katherine Malo, Raghid Al Hajj, Mallika Banerjee (Winter) Mallika Banerjee (Summer)

    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, the EA of AACI, and the Institute of Internal Auditors

  • MGCR 352 Principles of Marketing (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 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Hamid Etemad, Thomas Dotzel, DaHee Han, Mary Dellar, Hee Ryung Kim (Fall) Yi Lu, Nathan Yang, Charles Royce, Robert H S Soroka (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: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Patricia Hewlin (Fall) Suzanne Gagnon (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 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Maha Daoud (Fall) Maha Daoud, Stefanie Ruel (Winter)

    • 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.

** Note: INTG 201 and INTG 202 are not open to students who have taken certain Management courses. Please see the INTG 201 and INTG 202 course information for a list of these courses.

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