Bioengineering (141 credits)

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Offered by: Bioengineering     Degree: Bachelor of Engineering

Program Requirements

Program credit weight: 141-151 credits

Program credit weight for Quebec CEGEP students: 121-122 credits

Program credit weight for out-of-province students: 141-142 credits

The B.Eng.; Major in Bioengineering will 1) provide students with the ability to apply systematic knowledge of biology, physical sciences and mathematics; and sound engineering foundations in order to solve problems of a biological nature; and 2) prepare students for the broad area of bioengineering, incorporating both biology-focused biological engineering and medicine-focused biomedical engineering.

Students will acquire fundamental knowledge in bioengineering-related natural sciences and mathematics, as well as in the foundations of general engineering and bioengineering. Students will also acquire knowledge in one area of specialization of bioengineering: 1) biological materials and biomechanics; 2) biomolecular and cellular engineering; or 3) biomedical, diagnostic and high throughout screening engineering.

Required Year 0 (Freshman) Courses

29 credits

Generally, students admitted to Engineering from Quebec CEGEPs are granted transfer credits for Year 0 (Freshman) courses, except BIOL 112, and enter a 121-122-credit program. Students from Quebec CEGEPs who have successfully completed a course at CEGEP that is equivalent to BIOL 112 may obtain transfer credits for this course by passing the McGill Science Placement Exam for BIOL 112. For information on transfer credit for French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate exams, Advanced Placement exams, Advanced Levels and Science Placement Exams, see http://www.mcgill.ca/engineering/student/sao/newstudents and select your term of admission.

  • BIOL 112 Cell and Molecular Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : The cell: ultrastructure, division, chemical constituents and reactions. Bioenergetics: photosynthesis and respiration. Principles of genetics, the molecular basis of inheritance and biotechnology.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Joseph Alan Dent, Frieder Schöck (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 2 hours lecture and 3.5 hours laboratory/seminar

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CEGEP objective 00XU or equivalent; or BIOL 115; or AEBI 122

    • Attendance at first lab is mandatory to confirm registration in the course. Lab start the 2nd week of term.

  • 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 2017

    Instructors: Mitchell Huot, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Laura Pavelka, Ian Sydney Butler, Christopher Barrett (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 2018

    Instructors: Mitchell Huot, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Bradley Siwick, Avik Ghoshdastidar (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) Rebecca Patrias (Summer)

    • 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) Brahim Abdenbi (Summer)

    • 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) Bogdan Lucian Nica, Broderick Causley (Summer)

    • 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

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

Required Non-Departmental Courses

44 credits

  • BIOC 212 Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Function (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biochemistry : An introductory course describing the biochemistry and molecular biology of selected key functions of animal cells, including: gene expression; mitochondrial production of metabolic energy; cellular communication with the extra-cellular environment; and regulation of cell division.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Arnim Pause, Imed Eddine Gallouzi, Maxime Bouchard, Jason Young, Dieter Reinhardt (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 200

    • Restrictions: A non-terminal course intended to be followed by BIOC 311; BIOC 312 in the U2 year. Not open to students who have taken or are taking BIOL 201 or ANAT 212.

  • BIOL 200 Molecular Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : The physical and chemical properties of the cell and its components in relation to their structure and function. Topics include: protein structure, enzymes and enzyme kinetics; nucleic acid replication, transcription and translation; the genetic code, mutation, recombination, and regulation of gene expression.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Kenneth E M Hastings, Paul Lasko, Tomoko Oyama, Richard D W Roy, Thomas E Bureau (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour optional tutorial

    • Prerequisite: BIOL 112 or equivalent

    • Corequisite: CHEM 212 or equivalent

  • BREE 301 Biothermodynamics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Valerie Orsat (Winter)

    • 3 lectures and one 2-hour lab

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 301.

  • 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, Summer 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) Diane Dechief, Alana Baskind, Noreen Jane Bider, Kodi Scheer, Marianne Filion, Steven Sacks, Andrew Churchill, Zachary Abram (Winter) Bassel Atallah, Diane Dechief, Noreen Jane Bider, Andrew Churchill, Emilia Marinova Popova (Summer)

    • 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.

  • CHEE 310 Physical Chemistry for Engineers (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Introduction to chemical kinetics, adsorption, surface tension, and electrochemistry. Topics emphasize applications of physical chemistry for chemical engineers.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Sasha Omanovic (Winter)

  • CHEM 212 Introductory Organic Chemistry 1 (4 credits) **

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Laura Pavelka, Michel Daoust, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Hanadi Sleiman (Fall) Jean-Philip Lumb, Mitchell Huot, Michel Daoust, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Danielle Vlaho (Winter) Danielle Vlaho, Michel Daoust, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Summer)

  • CIVE 281 Analytical Mechanics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Kinematics of particles, dynamics of particles. Work, conservative forces, potential energy. Relative motion and general moving frames of reference. Central force fields and orbits. Dynamics of a system of particles. General motion of rigid bodies, angular momentum and kinetic energy of rigid bodies. Generalized coordinates and forces, Lagrange's equations.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Vincent H Chu, Sofia Babarutsi (Fall)

  • 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 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Nathan Friedman (Fall) Nathan Friedman (Winter)

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite: differential and integral calculus.

    • Corequisite: linear algebra: determinants, vectors, matrix operations.

    • Restrictions: COMP 202 and COMP 208 cannot both be taken for credit. COMP 202 is intended as a general introductory course, while COMP 208 is intended for students interested in scientific computations. Credits for either of these courses will not count towards the 60-credit Major in Computer Science. COMP 208 cannot be taken for credit with or after COMP 250.

  • FACC 100 Introduction to the Engineering Profession (1 credit) *

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

    Overview

    Faculty Course : Introduction to engineering practice; rights and code of conduct for students; professional conduct and ethics; engineer's duty to society and the environment; sustainable development; occupational health and safety; overview of the engineering disciplines taught at McGill.

    Terms: Fall 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 205

    • 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) Raad Jassim (Summer)

    • (3-1-5)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MIME 310.

  • FACC 400 Engineering Professional Practice (1 credit)

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

    Overview

    Faculty Course : Laws, regulations and codes governing engineering professional practice. Responsibility and liability. Environmental legislation. Project and organization management. Relations between engineer and client. Technical practice - analysis, design, execution and operation.

    Terms: Fall 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 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) Sidney Trudeau (Summer)

    • (3-1-5)

    • Prerequisites: MATH 141, MATH 133 or equivalent.

    • Restrictions: Open only to students in the Faculty of Engineering. Not open to students who are taking or have taken MATH 151, MATH 152, OR MATH 222.

  • MATH 263 Ordinary Differential Equations for Engineers (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Jacques Claude Hurtubise, Jessica Lin (Fall) xianchang Meng, Rohit Jain (Winter) Geoffrey McGregor (Summer)

    • (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 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Andy Wan (Fall) Pengfei Guan (Winter) Amit Sharma (Summer)

  • MECH 210 Mechanics 1 (2 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Static equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies. Beams, trusses, frames and machines. Concept of work and energy. Static equilibrium and stability.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Francois Barthelat (Fall) Larry Lessard (Winter)

    • (2-1-3)

  • PHYS 319 Introduction to Biophysics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : Emerging physical approaches and quantitative measurement techniques are providing new insights into longstanding biological questions. This course will present underlying physical theory, quantitative measurement techniques, and significant findings in molecular and cellular biophysics. Principles covered include Brownian motion, low Reynolds-number environments, forces relevant to cells and molecules, chemical potentials, and free energies. These principles are applied to enzymes as molecular machines, membranes, DNA, and RNA.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Paul Wiseman (Winter)

    • Winter. Students with training in physics and biology will be well-suited to the course.

    • Prerequisites: BIOL 200; MATH 222; PHYS 230 and (PHYS 232 or PHYS 253), or permission of the instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking BIOL 319

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

** Students from a CEGEP background who have completed a CEGEP course equivalent to CHEM 212 may obtain transfer credits for this course by passing the McGill Placement Exam before the start of their first term. For information on Science Placement Exams, see www.mcgill.ca/students/exams/dates/science. CEGEP students who do not successfully complete the CHEM 212 Placement Exam must take CHEM 212 at McGill, as outlined in the program requirements.

Required Bioengineering Courses

23 credits

  • BIEN 200 Introduction to Bioengineering (2 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Introduction to bioengineering. Introduction to engineering calculations. Physical foundations of bioengineering. Introduction to conservation laws. Fundamentals of conservation principles. Conservation of mass, energy, charge and momentum. Mechanical, chemical, electrical, and thermodynamic driving forces in biological systems. Design principles of biological systems. Computational foundations of bioengineering. Multi-scale modeling of cells and organs. Bioinformatics. Bioengineering applications in life sciences, health sciences, and material sciences. Ethical and regulatory considerations in bioengineering.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Dan Nicolau (Fall)

  • BIEN 210 Electrical and Optical Properties of Biological Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Mechanisms of optical and electrical detection, transmission, and processing in biology. Vision, luminescence, photosynthesis, nerve conduction, ion channels. Speciation and evolutionary optimization as a design platform. Biomimetic opto-electric engineering. Optics and electronics in instrumentation for biological measurements.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Sebastian Wachsmann Hogiu (Winter)

  • BIEN 290 Bioengineering Measurement Laboratory (4 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Laboratory safety. Conceptual understanding of measurement principles and instrumentation. Introduction to experimental techniques requiring sterile conditions. Mechanical measurements of solid and thermofluid quantities. Optical sensing techniques. Measurements of biological and chemical properties. Design of experiments and statistical and uncertainty analyses.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Joseph Kinsella, Arvind Chandrasekaran (Fall)

  • BIEN 340 Transport Processes in Biological Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Fundamental principles of mass transport and its application to a variety of biological systems. Membrane permeability and diffusive transport. Convection. Transport across cell membranes. Ion channels. Blood rheology. Active transport. Intra- and inter-cellular transport.

    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.

  • BIEN 390 Bioengineering Laboratory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Introduction to the fundamental principles of experimental design, statistical analysis, and scientific communications applied to bioengineering research.Laboratory topics include: DNA engineering and cloning, in vitro motility assays, mammalian cell culture and immunofluorescence, and microfabrication.

    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.

  • BIEN 470D1 Bioengineering Design Project (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : A capstone group design project on an industrially relevant engineering problem of a biological nature. Student teams work in consultation with faculty and industrial consultants in the design of functional and practical systems, devices, or processes, taking into account safety, sustainability, management and economic considerations.

    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.

  • BIEN 470D2 Bioengineering Design Project (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : A capstone group design project on an industrially relevant engineering problem of a biological nature. Student teams work in consultation with faculty and industrial consultants in the design of functional and practical systems, devices, or processes, taking into account safety, sustainability, management and economic considerations.

    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.

  • BIEN 471 Bioengineering Research Project (2 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Individual guided research projects in bioengineering. Under the guidance of a research adviser, students will propose and implement a research plan that addresses a current gap in knowledge or industry need. Projects will be designed to provide experience in critical evaluation of primary research literature, experimental approaches and methodologies, quantitative analysis, mathematical modelling, and effective written and oral presentation of scientific ideas.

    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): Permission of instructor.

    • 1. (0-0-6)

Bioengineering Complementary Courses

36-37 credits

Starting in the third year (second year for CEGEP students) (Year 2), students will need to take 36 credits of courses to upgrade their general knowledge of Bioengineering. While it is not mandatory, it is highly recommended that the students choose all courses in one of the three streams of bioengineering knowledge and practice: 1) Biological Materials and Mechanics (37 credits); 2) Biomolecular and Cellular Engineering (36 credits); or 3) Biomedical, Diagnostics and High Throughput Screening Engineering (36 credits). However, students may satisfy the Bioengineering Complementary Courses requirement by taking a minimum of 30 credits from the Engineering Science and Design Complementaries course list and 6 credits of any other courses in the course lists below.

Engineering Science and Design Complementaries

Revision, January 2018. Start of revision.

30-37 credits from the following:

  • BIEN 310 Introduction to Biomolecular Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Forward and reverse engineering of biomolecular systems. Principles of biomolecular thermodynamics and kinetics. Structure and function of the main classes of biomolecules including proteins, nucleic acids, and lipids. Biomolecular systems as mechanical, chemical, and electrical systems. Rational design and evolutionary methods for engineering functional proteins, nucleic acids, and gene circuits. Rational design topics include molecular modeling, positive and negative design paradigms, simulation and optimization of equilibrium and kinetic properties, design of catalysts, sensors, motors, and circuits. Evolutionary design topics include evolutionary mechanisms, fitness landscapes, directed evolution of proteins, metabolic pathways, and gene circuits. Systems biology and synthetic biology.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Yu Xia (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): BIEN 200 or permission of instructor.

    • (3-0-6)

  • BIEN 320 Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Basic mechanics of biological building blocks, focusing on the cytoskeleton, with examples from pathology. At the macromolecular level: weak/variable crosslinking and hydrolysis driven athermal processes. At the cellular/tissue level: cell architecture and function. Discussion of modern analytical techniques capable of single-molecule to tissue scale measurements.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Allen Ehrlicher (Winter)

  • BIEN 330 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : The history, scope, challenges, ethical considerations, and potential of tissue engineering. In vitro control of tissue development, differentiation, and growth, including relevant elements of immunology compared to in vivo tissue and organ development. Emphasis on the materials, chemical factors, and mechanical cues used in tissue engineering.

    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.

  • BIEN 350 Biosystems and Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Discrete- and continuous-time signals; basic system properties. Linear time-invariant systems; convolution. Frequency domain analysis; filtering; sampling. Laplace and Fourier transforms; transfer functions; poles and zeros; transient and steady state response. Z-transforms. Dynamic behaviour and PID control of first- and second-order processes. Stability. Applications to biological systems, such as central nervous, cognitive, and motor systems.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Georgios Mitsis (Fall)

    • (3-2-4)

    • Prerequisite(s): MATH 263 or permission of instructor.

  • BIEN 410 Computational Methods in Biomolecular Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Introduction to computational biomolecular engineering. Biomolecular simulation: deterministic simulation, stochastic simulation. Biomolecular modeling: energy minimization, coarse-grained methods. Computational biomolecular design: protein design, protein docking, and drug design. Computational systems and synthetic biology: computer simulation of biomolecular circuits.

    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.

  • BIEN 462 Engineering Principles in Physiological Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

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

    Terms: 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): BIEN 350 or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken CHEE 562.

    • (3-1-5)

  • BIEN 510 Engineered Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Introduction to the interdisciplinary field of biomedical uses of nanotechnology. Emphasis on emerging nanotechnologies and biomedical applications including nanomaterials, nanoengineering, nanotechnology-based drug delivery systems, nano-based imaging and diagnostic systems, nanotoxicology and immunology, and translating nanomedicine into clinical investigation.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Joseph Kinsella (Winter)

  • BIEN 520 High Throughput Bioanalytical Devices (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Introduction to the field of high throughput screening (HTS) analytical techniques and devices used for genomics, proteomics and other â•œomicsâ•š approaches, as well as for diagnostics, or for more special cases, e.g., screening for biomaterials. Introduction into the motivation of HTS and its fundamental physico-chemical challenges; techniques used to design, fabricate and operate HTS devices, such as microarrays and new generation DNA screening based on nanotechnology. Specific applications: DNA, protein and diagnostic and cell and tissue arrays.

    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: Permission of instructor.

    • (3-0-6)

  • BIEN 530 Imaging and Bioanalytical Instrumentation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Microscopy techniques with application to biology and medicine. Practical introduction to optics and microscopy from the standpoint of biomedical research. Discussion of recent literature; hands-on experience. Topics include: optics, contrast techniques, advanced microscopy, and image analysis.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Adam Hendricks (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

    • (3-1-5)

  • BIEN 550 Biomolecular Devices (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Fundamentals of motor proteins in neuronal transport, force generation e.g. in muscles, cell motility and division. A survey of recent advances in using motor proteins to power nano fabricated devices. Principles of design and operation; hands-on-experience in building a simple device.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Adam Hendricks (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

    • (3-1-5)

  • BIEN 560 Biosensors (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Introduction into the motivation of analytical biosensors as well as its fundamental physicochemical challenges. Techniques used to design, fabricate and operate biosensors. Specific applications.

    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): Permission of instructor.

    • 1. (3-0-6)

  • BIEN 570 Active Mechanics in Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Introduction to the role of active forces, e.g. cell and tissue contraction, in the mechanics of biological systems. Review of passive and actively driven viscoelastic systems and momentum transport underlying the material properties of biology. The course involves a literature survey and a team project application.

    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): Permission of instructor.

    • 1. (3-2-4)

  • BIEN 590 Cell Culture Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Basic principles of cell culture engineering, cell line development and cell culture products; genomics, proteomics and post-translational modifications; elements of cell physiology for medium design and bioprocessing; bioreactor design, scale-up for animal cell culture and single use equipment; challenges in downstream processing of cell-culture derived products; process intensification: fed-batch, feeding strategies and continuous manufacturing; scale-down and process modeling; Process Analytical technologies and Quality by Design (QbD) concept.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Amine Kamen (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

  • CHEE 314 Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Christopher Moraes (Fall)

  • CHEE 370 Elements of Biotechnology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Corinne Hoesli (Fall)

    • (3-1-5)

  • CHEE 563 Biofluids and Cardiovascular Mechanics (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

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

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

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

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisites: CHEE 314 or MECH 331 or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MECH 563.

  • 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 2017, Winter 2018

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

  • 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)

  • MECH 547 Mechanics of Biological Materials (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Mechanics of proteins (collagen, keratin), polysaccharides (cellulose, chitin), cells, skin, bone, teeth, seashells, insect and arthropod cuticles. Emphasis on microstructure-property-function relationships and on multiscale approach. State-of-the-art experimental and modelling techniques. Self-healing and adaptive biological materials.

    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.

  • MECH 563 Biofluids and Cardiovascular Mechanics (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Rosaire Mongrain (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisites: CHEE 314 or MECH 331 or permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEE 563

* Note: Students may choose only one of CHEE 563 and MECH 563 Biofluids and Cardiovascular Mechanics

Revision, January 2018. End of revision.

0-6 credits from other courses listed in the streams below:

Stream 1: Biological Materials and Mechanics

  • BIEN 320 Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Basic mechanics of biological building blocks, focusing on the cytoskeleton, with examples from pathology. At the macromolecular level: weak/variable crosslinking and hydrolysis driven athermal processes. At the cellular/tissue level: cell architecture and function. Discussion of modern analytical techniques capable of single-molecule to tissue scale measurements.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Allen Ehrlicher (Winter)

  • BIEN 330 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : The history, scope, challenges, ethical considerations, and potential of tissue engineering. In vitro control of tissue development, differentiation, and growth, including relevant elements of immunology compared to in vivo tissue and organ development. Emphasis on the materials, chemical factors, and mechanical cues used in tissue engineering.

    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.

  • BIEN 350 Biosystems and Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Discrete- and continuous-time signals; basic system properties. Linear time-invariant systems; convolution. Frequency domain analysis; filtering; sampling. Laplace and Fourier transforms; transfer functions; poles and zeros; transient and steady state response. Z-transforms. Dynamic behaviour and PID control of first- and second-order processes. Stability. Applications to biological systems, such as central nervous, cognitive, and motor systems.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Georgios Mitsis (Fall)

    • (3-2-4)

    • Prerequisite(s): MATH 263 or permission of instructor.

  • BIEN 462 Engineering Principles in Physiological Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

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

    Terms: 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): BIEN 350 or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken CHEE 562.

    • (3-1-5)

  • BIEN 510 Engineered Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Introduction to the interdisciplinary field of biomedical uses of nanotechnology. Emphasis on emerging nanotechnologies and biomedical applications including nanomaterials, nanoengineering, nanotechnology-based drug delivery systems, nano-based imaging and diagnostic systems, nanotoxicology and immunology, and translating nanomedicine into clinical investigation.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Joseph Kinsella (Winter)

  • BIEN 570 Active Mechanics in Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Introduction to the role of active forces, e.g. cell and tissue contraction, in the mechanics of biological systems. Review of passive and actively driven viscoelastic systems and momentum transport underlying the material properties of biology. The course involves a literature survey and a team project application.

    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): Permission of instructor.

    • 1. (3-2-4)

  • CHEE 314 Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Christopher Moraes (Fall)

  • CHEE 563 Biofluids and Cardiovascular Mechanics (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

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

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

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

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisites: CHEE 314 or MECH 331 or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MECH 563.

  • 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 2017, Winter 2018

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

  • MECH 547 Mechanics of Biological Materials (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Mechanics of proteins (collagen, keratin), polysaccharides (cellulose, chitin), cells, skin, bone, teeth, seashells, insect and arthropod cuticles. Emphasis on microstructure-property-function relationships and on multiscale approach. State-of-the-art experimental and modelling techniques. Self-healing and adaptive biological materials.

    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.

  • MIME 261 Structure of Materials (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Classification of materials, electrons in atoms, molecules and solids, bonding in solids, elements of crystallography, common crystal structures, atoms positions, directions and planes in crystal structures, defects in crystalline solids, point defects, dislocations, structure of polycrystalline materials, grains, grain boundaries, non-crystalline solids.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Marta Cerruti, Florence Paray, Showan Nazhat (Fall)

    • (3-2-4)

  • MIME 470 Engineering Biomaterials (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Key definitions, clinical need, desired materials properties, current and future materials, materials assessments and performance. Materials of the body. Characterisation techniques for bulk and mechanical properties of biomaterials. Engineering processing and design of biomaterials.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Showan Nazhat (Fall)

    • 3-0-6

    • Prerequisite: MIME 261 or equivalent. Permission of instructor.

* Note: Students may choose only one of CHEE 563 and MECH 563 Biofluids and Cardiovascular Mechanics

Stream 2: Biomolecular and Cellular Engineering

  • BIEN 310 Introduction to Biomolecular Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Forward and reverse engineering of biomolecular systems. Principles of biomolecular thermodynamics and kinetics. Structure and function of the main classes of biomolecules including proteins, nucleic acids, and lipids. Biomolecular systems as mechanical, chemical, and electrical systems. Rational design and evolutionary methods for engineering functional proteins, nucleic acids, and gene circuits. Rational design topics include molecular modeling, positive and negative design paradigms, simulation and optimization of equilibrium and kinetic properties, design of catalysts, sensors, motors, and circuits. Evolutionary design topics include evolutionary mechanisms, fitness landscapes, directed evolution of proteins, metabolic pathways, and gene circuits. Systems biology and synthetic biology.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Yu Xia (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): BIEN 200 or permission of instructor.

    • (3-0-6)

  • BIEN 320 Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biomechanics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Basic mechanics of biological building blocks, focusing on the cytoskeleton, with examples from pathology. At the macromolecular level: weak/variable crosslinking and hydrolysis driven athermal processes. At the cellular/tissue level: cell architecture and function. Discussion of modern analytical techniques capable of single-molecule to tissue scale measurements.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Allen Ehrlicher (Winter)

  • BIEN 330 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : The history, scope, challenges, ethical considerations, and potential of tissue engineering. In vitro control of tissue development, differentiation, and growth, including relevant elements of immunology compared to in vivo tissue and organ development. Emphasis on the materials, chemical factors, and mechanical cues used in tissue engineering.

    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.

  • BIEN 350 Biosystems and Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Discrete- and continuous-time signals; basic system properties. Linear time-invariant systems; convolution. Frequency domain analysis; filtering; sampling. Laplace and Fourier transforms; transfer functions; poles and zeros; transient and steady state response. Z-transforms. Dynamic behaviour and PID control of first- and second-order processes. Stability. Applications to biological systems, such as central nervous, cognitive, and motor systems.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Georgios Mitsis (Fall)

    • (3-2-4)

    • Prerequisite(s): MATH 263 or permission of instructor.

  • BIEN 410 Computational Methods in Biomolecular Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Introduction to computational biomolecular engineering. Biomolecular simulation: deterministic simulation, stochastic simulation. Biomolecular modeling: energy minimization, coarse-grained methods. Computational biomolecular design: protein design, protein docking, and drug design. Computational systems and synthetic biology: computer simulation of biomolecular circuits.

    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.

  • BIEN 510 Engineered Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Introduction to the interdisciplinary field of biomedical uses of nanotechnology. Emphasis on emerging nanotechnologies and biomedical applications including nanomaterials, nanoengineering, nanotechnology-based drug delivery systems, nano-based imaging and diagnostic systems, nanotoxicology and immunology, and translating nanomedicine into clinical investigation.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Joseph Kinsella (Winter)

  • BIEN 520 High Throughput Bioanalytical Devices (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Introduction to the field of high throughput screening (HTS) analytical techniques and devices used for genomics, proteomics and other â•œomicsâ•š approaches, as well as for diagnostics, or for more special cases, e.g., screening for biomaterials. Introduction into the motivation of HTS and its fundamental physico-chemical challenges; techniques used to design, fabricate and operate HTS devices, such as microarrays and new generation DNA screening based on nanotechnology. Specific applications: DNA, protein and diagnostic and cell and tissue arrays.

    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: Permission of instructor.

    • (3-0-6)

  • BIEN 550 Biomolecular Devices (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Fundamentals of motor proteins in neuronal transport, force generation e.g. in muscles, cell motility and division. A survey of recent advances in using motor proteins to power nano fabricated devices. Principles of design and operation; hands-on-experience in building a simple device.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Adam Hendricks (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

    • (3-1-5)

  • BIEN 570 Active Mechanics in Biology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Introduction to the role of active forces, e.g. cell and tissue contraction, in the mechanics of biological systems. Review of passive and actively driven viscoelastic systems and momentum transport underlying the material properties of biology. The course involves a literature survey and a team project application.

    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): Permission of instructor.

    • 1. (3-2-4)

  • BIEN 590 Cell Culture Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Basic principles of cell culture engineering, cell line development and cell culture products; genomics, proteomics and post-translational modifications; elements of cell physiology for medium design and bioprocessing; bioreactor design, scale-up for animal cell culture and single use equipment; challenges in downstream processing of cell-culture derived products; process intensification: fed-batch, feeding strategies and continuous manufacturing; scale-down and process modeling; Process Analytical technologies and Quality by Design (QbD) concept.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Amine Kamen (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

  • CHEE 370 Elements of Biotechnology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Corinne Hoesli (Fall)

    • (3-1-5)

  • PHYS 534 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : Topics include scanning probe microscopy, chemical self-assembly, computer modelling, and microfabrication/micromachining.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Peter H Grutter (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Restriction: U3 or graduate students in Physics, Chemistry, or Engineering, or permission of the instructor.

Stream 3: Biomedical, Diagnostics and High Throughput Screening Engineering

  • BIEN 310 Introduction to Biomolecular Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Forward and reverse engineering of biomolecular systems. Principles of biomolecular thermodynamics and kinetics. Structure and function of the main classes of biomolecules including proteins, nucleic acids, and lipids. Biomolecular systems as mechanical, chemical, and electrical systems. Rational design and evolutionary methods for engineering functional proteins, nucleic acids, and gene circuits. Rational design topics include molecular modeling, positive and negative design paradigms, simulation and optimization of equilibrium and kinetic properties, design of catalysts, sensors, motors, and circuits. Evolutionary design topics include evolutionary mechanisms, fitness landscapes, directed evolution of proteins, metabolic pathways, and gene circuits. Systems biology and synthetic biology.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Yu Xia (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): BIEN 200 or permission of instructor.

    • (3-0-6)

  • BIEN 350 Biosystems and Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Discrete- and continuous-time signals; basic system properties. Linear time-invariant systems; convolution. Frequency domain analysis; filtering; sampling. Laplace and Fourier transforms; transfer functions; poles and zeros; transient and steady state response. Z-transforms. Dynamic behaviour and PID control of first- and second-order processes. Stability. Applications to biological systems, such as central nervous, cognitive, and motor systems.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Georgios Mitsis (Fall)

    • (3-2-4)

    • Prerequisite(s): MATH 263 or permission of instructor.

  • BIEN 410 Computational Methods in Biomolecular Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Introduction to computational biomolecular engineering. Biomolecular simulation: deterministic simulation, stochastic simulation. Biomolecular modeling: energy minimization, coarse-grained methods. Computational biomolecular design: protein design, protein docking, and drug design. Computational systems and synthetic biology: computer simulation of biomolecular circuits.

    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.

  • BIEN 462 Engineering Principles in Physiological Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

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

    Terms: 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): BIEN 350 or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken CHEE 562.

    • (3-1-5)

  • BIEN 520 High Throughput Bioanalytical Devices (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Introduction to the field of high throughput screening (HTS) analytical techniques and devices used for genomics, proteomics and other â•œomicsâ•š approaches, as well as for diagnostics, or for more special cases, e.g., screening for biomaterials. Introduction into the motivation of HTS and its fundamental physico-chemical challenges; techniques used to design, fabricate and operate HTS devices, such as microarrays and new generation DNA screening based on nanotechnology. Specific applications: DNA, protein and diagnostic and cell and tissue arrays.

    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: Permission of instructor.

    • (3-0-6)

  • BIEN 530 Imaging and Bioanalytical Instrumentation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Microscopy techniques with application to biology and medicine. Practical introduction to optics and microscopy from the standpoint of biomedical research. Discussion of recent literature; hands-on experience. Topics include: optics, contrast techniques, advanced microscopy, and image analysis.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Adam Hendricks (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

    • (3-1-5)

  • BIEN 560 Biosensors (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Introduction into the motivation of analytical biosensors as well as its fundamental physicochemical challenges. Techniques used to design, fabricate and operate biosensors. Specific applications.

    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): Permission of instructor.

    • 1. (3-0-6)

  • CHEE 314 Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Christopher Moraes (Fall)

  • CHEM 267 Introductory Chemical Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : Qualitative and quantitative analysis. A survey of methods of analysis including theory and practice of semimicro qualitative analysis and representative gravimetric, volumetric and instrumental methods. The laboratory component includes introductory experiments in analytical chemistry emphasizing classical and instrumental methods of quantitative analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Jan Hamier, Samuel Lewis Sewall, Jean-Marc Gauthier, Janine Mauzeroll (Fall)

  • CHEM 367 Instrumental Analysis 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemistry (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Chemistry : An introduction to modern instrumental analysis emphasizing chromatography, electrochemical methods and computational data analysis. Analytical methods to be examined in detail include gas-liquid and high performance liquid chromatography, LC mass spectrometry, and advanced electro-analysis techniques

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Samuel Lewis Sewall, Christopher Thibodeaux, Jean-Marc Gauthier (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite(s): CHEM 267.

    • Each lab section is limited enrolment

  • 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)

  • PHYS 534 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physics : Topics include scanning probe microscopy, chemical self-assembly, computer modelling, and microfabrication/micromachining.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Peter H Grutter (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Restriction: U3 or graduate students in Physics, Chemistry, or Engineering, or permission of the instructor.

Complementary Studies

9 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) Graham Fox (Summer)

    • Winter

  • 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 www.mcgill.ca/importantdates.

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

Revision, February 2018. Start of revision.

Generally, students admitted to Engineering from Quebec CEGEP's are granted transfer credits for 3 credits (one course) from the Complementary Studies Group B list.

6 credits of courses 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) (excluding courses that principally impart language skills, such as Sanskrit, Tibetan, Tamil, New Testament Greek, and Biblical Hebrew)***
School of Social Work (SWRK)
Sociology (excluding SOCI 350)

OR from the following courses:

  • 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, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Naomi Kaloudis (Fall) François Gauthier (Summer)

  • 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, Summer 2018

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

  • 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, Genevieve Bassellier, David Schumacher (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, Genevieve Bassellier, Saurabh Mishra, Mehmet Gumus, Corey Phelps (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, Chantal Westgate (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) Mary Dellar, June Soo Lee (Summer)

    • Continuing Studies: requirement for the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Canadian Institute of Management

  • ORGB 321 Leadership (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Leadership theories provide students with opportunities to assess and work on improving their leadership skills. Topics include: the ability to know oneself as a leader, to formulate a vision, to have the courage to lead, to lead creatively, and to lead effectively with others.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Patricia Hewlin (Fall) Suzanne Gagnon (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222 or permission of Instructor and approval of the BCom Program Office.

    • Restrictions: Restricted to U2 and U3 students.

  • 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, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Maha Daoud (Fall) Maha Daoud, Stefanie Ruel (Winter) Chantal Westgate (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: MGCR 222

    • Requirement for the Institute of Internal Auditors

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

** 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.

*** If you are uncertain whether or not a course principally imparts language skills, please see an adviser in the McGill Engineering Student Centre (Frank Dawson Adams Building, Room 22) or email an adviser.

Note regarding language courses: Language courses are not accepted to satisfy the Complementary Studies Group B requirement, effective for students who entered the program as of Fall 2017.

Revision, February 2018. End of revision.

Elective Courses

0-9 credits

Students from Quebec CEGEPs must take 9 credits of elective courses. These can be chosen from any course at the 200-level or higher offered by the University, subject to permission of the offering department.

Faculty of Engineering—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)