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Minor Construction Engineering and Management (24 credits)

Offered by: Civil Engineering     Degree: Bachelor of Engineering

Program Requirements

This Minor covers construction project management, law related to construction, labour-management relations, financial accounting and project finance, in addition to topics in other construction-related fields, architecture or mining engineering.

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

A maximum of 12 credits of coursework in the student's major may double-count with the Minor.

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

Minor program credit weight: 24 credits

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

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

Prerequisites

  • CIVE 208 Civil Engineering System Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Nguyen, Van-Thanh-Van (Fall)

  • CIVE 302 Probabilistic Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Chouinard, Luc E (Winter)

    • (3-2-4)

    • Prerequisites: MATH 262, COMP 208 (a D grade is acceptable for prerequisite purposes)

  • COMP 208 Computer Programming for Physical Sciences and Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Programming and problem solving in a high level computer language: variables, expressions, types, functions, conditionals, loops, objects and classes. Introduction to algorithms such as searching and sorting. Modular software design, libraries, file input and output, debugging. Emphasis on applications in Physical Sciences and Engineering, such as root finding, numerical integration, diffusion, Monte Carlo methods.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Parekh, Deven (Fall) Vybihal, Joseph P (Winter)

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite: MATH 141 or equivalent.

    • Corequisite: MATH 133 or equivalent.

    • Restrictions: Credit can be given only for one of COMP 202, COMP 204, or COMP 208. COMP 208 cannot be taken for credit with or after COMP 250 or COMP 206.

    • COMP 202 is intended as a general introductory course, while COMP 208 is intended for students with sufficient math background and in (non-life) science or engineering fields.

  • 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 2021, Winter 2022

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

    • (3-1-5)

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

Required Courses: Management and Law (15 credits)

  • CIVE 324 Sustainable Project Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Sun, Lijun (Winter)

  • 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 2021

    Instructors: Crowe, Joshua; Baril-Furino, Alexandre (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

  • INDR 294 Introduction to Labour-Management Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Industrial Relations : An introduction to labour-management relations, the structure, function and government of labour unions, labour legislation, the collective bargaining process, and the public interest in industrial relations.

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

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

  • MGCR 211 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Zhang, Jingjing; Oh, Seunghwan; Ma, Guang (Fall) Lee, Dongyoung; Ma, Guang (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

  • MGCR 341 Introduction to Finance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: De Motta, Adolfo (Fall) di Pietro, Vadim; Madan, Sujata (Winter)

    • Corequisite: MGCR 271 or equivalent

    • Restriction: Not open to U0 students.

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

3 credits from List A
6 credits from List B

List A:

  • ARCH 447 Energy, Environment, and Buildings 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Advanced exploration of the interrelationships among energy, environment, and building. Topics include energy efficiency, thermal envelopes, life-cycle design, materials selection, fluid mechanics of natural ventilation, thermal science of passive design, adaptive thermal comfort, the 'air-conditioning trap', the 'embodied carbon blindspot,' and the 'timber-carbon sink'.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Craig, Salmaan (Fall)

  • ARCH 451 Building Regulations and Safety (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

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

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • MIME 322 Rock Fragmentation (3 credits)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Navarra, Alessandro (Winter)

    • (3-3-3).

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MIME 200

  • MIME 333 Materials Handling (3 credits)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Kumral, Mustafa (Winter)

List B:

  • CIVE 446 Construction Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Alobaidi, Mohammad; Smith, Justine (Fall)

  • CIVE 527 Renovation and Preservation: Infrastructure (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Afifi, Mohamed (Fall)

  • ECSE 461 Electric Machinery (3 credits)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022

    Instructors: Wang, Xiaozhe (Fall) Wang, Xiaozhe (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Restriction: Not open to students in Electrical Engineering.

    • Note: Tutorials assigned by instructor.

  • FINE 445 Real Estate Finance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Chaudhury, Mo (Fall)

  • MIME 520 Stability of Rock Slopes (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Properties of structural discontinuities. Influence of geological structures on slope stability. Kinematic analysis. Limit equilibrium methods. Empirical methods. Numerical modelling. Slope stabilization and monitoring. Case studies.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Mitri, Hani (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

  • MIME 521 Stability of Underground Openings (3 credits)

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Mitri, Hani; Shnorhokian, Shahe (Fall)

    • (3-3-3)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    • This course in the Faculty of Engineering is open only to McGill students.

  • MPMC 321 Mécanique des roches et contrôle des terrains (3 credits) *

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

    Overview

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

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Kumral, Mustafa (Fall)

*Course offered in French at École Polytechnique in Montreal

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