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    Queen's University - Faculty of Engineering and Ap
   
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Calendar-ARCHIVED [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Complementary Studies


Please note that the Complementary Studies list is currently under revisement. Please check back throughout the summer for changes/additions/deletions. We will remove this notification when the courses for 2016-2017 are up to date.

 

Complementary Studies complement the technical content of a student’s curriculum, and are sub-divided into six areas of study:

In all academic plans in the Faculty students must complete courses in Complementary Studies amounting to at least 18.75 credits. All of the academic plans in the Faculty have courses in Complementary Studies built into the CORE of the curriculum, and/or have portions of technical courses assigned to topics in Complementary Studies. The exact requirements vary from plan to plan, the details are provided in the curriculum for each Academic Plan.

Students MUST complete a minimum number of credits in some of the above six areas of study. Some of these credits are obtained in faculty-wide core courses while others may be drawn from a list of elective courses. The table below shows the credits in the core courses and lists of elective courses from which additional required credits must be drawn. The lists are updated each year, and a course qualifies as a Complementary Studies course only if it appears on the list for the Academic Session in which the course is taken.

Area of Study Core Courses Credits in core courses List of additional courses Total required credits
Engineering Economics APSC 221 APSC 321  OR CHEE 310 1 3   3
Communications APSC 100 APSC 293   2 See note 2 below 3
Humanities and Social Science (H&SS)   0 List A 6
Linkage and Professional Issues (LNK) APSC 100 APSC 151 APSC 200 3 3 List B 3.5
Any combination of H&SS, LNK, PAL, or MGT     List A, B, C, or D 3
TOTAL 18.5

1Note: At the end of each Academic Plan listing in the Calendar there is an explanation of which courses may be taken to meet the requirement for engineering economics.

2Note: At the end of each Academic Plan listing in the Calendar there is an explanation of which additional courses must be taken to meet the total credit requirement for Communications.

3Note: for the graduating class of 2014 and later, an additional 1 credit of Linkage and Professional issues will be delivered in third and fourth year courses in the Engineering Design and Practice Sequence, satisfying the requirement for 3.5 credit total. In special cases APSC 191   can be used to satisfy the required 3.5 credit of linkage by permission. For the graduating classes of 2013 and earlier, the required 3.5 credit was met by APSC 190 (no longer offered) or APSC 191 .

Note that the credits in the table above add up to 18.5 credits, so an additional .25 credit of complementary studies are needed to reach the requirement of 18.75 credits. In many academic plans this additional .25 credit is provided by other upper year engineering courses, but it is the student’s responsibility to check.

Engineering Economics Courses:

Engineering Economics courses introduce students to the economic analysis of engineering projects. Each student must take a minimum of 3 credits in Engineering Economics. At the end of each Degree Program listing in the Calendar there is an explanation of how students in that Program meet this requirement.

  • APSC 221 Economics and Business Practices in Engineering F/W/S | 3 
  • CHEE 310 Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship F | 3.5 

Communications Courses:

The ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing is critical for all engineers. This is developed within each Department’s curriculum in a variety of ways, including the evaluation of written reports and oral presentations. There are also courses designed specifically to improve a student’s ability to communicate in English; these are listed below. In some programs one or more of these courses may be included in the core of the program.

Each student must take a minimum of 3 CR in Communications. At the end of each Academic Program listing in the Calendar there is an explanation of how students in that Program meet this requirement.

List A – Humanities and Social Sciences:

Students must take a minimum of 6 credits in Humanities and Social Sciences from List A, and an additional 3 credits from List A, B, C or D.

Courses in LIST A introduce students to subject matter that deals with central issues, methodologies, and thought processes of the humanities and social sciences.

NOTE: A course will be accepted as a Humanities and Social Sciences (H&SS) credit only if it appears on the list of approved H&SS courses for the Academic Session in which the course is taken.

The following are the courses approved as H&SS credits for the Academic Session 2013-2014:

Art (ARTH only except ARTH 245, 404, 460)

Classics (all CLST; GREK 208, 321, 322, 421, 422, and 430; LATN 209, 310, , 321, 322, 327, 421 and 422)

Commerce (COMM 251)

Development Studies (all DEVS)

Drama (DRAM 100, 201, 200, 202, 205, 210, 211, 220, 251, 289, 300, 301, 303, 306, 310, 311, 371, 375, 381, 401, 405, and 476)

Economics (all ECON except ECON 250, 255, 322, 437, 445, 450, and 455)

English language and literature (ENGL only)

Environmental Studies (ENSC 290, 305, 310, 315, 321, 420, and 490)

Film Studies (FILM 104, 106, 110, 140, 206, 216, 226, 236, 240, 260 (formerly 315), 300, 301, 302, 303, 305, 306, 307, 315 (renamed 260), 320, 322, 323, 331, 335, 336, 337, 338, 340, 345, 353, 368, 385, 415, 422, 425, 430, 435, 440, and 445

French (FREN, 227, 241, 285, 290, 304, 305, 306, 315, 323, 324, 325, 327, 335, 342, 343, 351, 363, 387/487, 388, 390/490, 391, 395, 396, , 406, , 424, and 477) (FRST 290)

Geography (GPHY 227, 228, 229, 250, 254, 257, 258, 259, 325, 327, 332, 336, 337, 338, 339, 351, 352, 359, 362, 365, and 368, 370)

Gender Studies (all GNDS)

German Language and Literature (GRMN 308, 309, 311, 312, 317, 419, 420, 426, 427, 429, and 433)

Hebrew (HEBR 191, 292 and 393)

History (all HIST except HIST 257)

Health (HLTH 430)

Interdisciplinary Studies (IDIS 302-305)

International Studies (all INTS)

Jewish Studies (all JWST)

Languages, Literatures & Cultures (LLCU 200, 201, 205, 207, 209, 210, 213, 214, 215, 226, 232, 233, 234, 247, 248, 257, 301, 302, 308, 309, 316, 319, 320, 322, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 332, 333, 339, 340, 495)

Law (LAW 201 only)

Linguistics (LING 202, 205, 350, and 475)

Multi-Disciplinary (MDEP 221)

Music (MUSC 101, 102, 103, 114, 171, 183, 185, 191, 203, 204, 205, 289, 292/293, 340, 326, 333, 380, 385, 386, 388, 392, 398, 446, 475, 480, and 486)

Music Theatre (MUTH 160, 201, 211, 231, 232, and 329)

Philosophy (all PHIL)

Physical and Health Education (HLTH 101, 237, 239, 333, 334, and 405)

Political Studies (all POLS except POLS 385)

Psychology (PSYC 100, 215, 221, 231, 235, 241, 251, 305, 321, 333, 335, 342, 348, 350, 355, 360, 380, 397, 400, 420, 423, 430, 433, 434, 435, 436, 437, 440, 441, 442, 443, 446, 450, 452, 453, 455, 457 and 456)

Religious Studies (all RELS)

Sociology (SOCY 122, 210, 211, 225, 226, 227, 234, 235, 273, 274, 275, 276, 300, 301, 303, 306, 309, 310, 321, 324, 336, 344, 352, 354, 362, 384, 387, 388, 389, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 422, 424, 430, 431, 454, 457, 458, 472,  and 476)

Spanish and Italian (SPAN 306, 310, 330, 331, 332, 344, 351, 352, 354, 380, 381, 406, 428, 458, 495, and 496; ITLN 310, 331, 332, 357, 408, 415, and 432)

Stage and Screen (STSC 300, 309, and 339)

List B Linkage and Professional Issues

The courses in LIST B are designed to expose students to two inter-related areas: 1) Linkage (the impact of technology on society) and 2) Professional Issues (the role and responsibility of the professional engineer in society).

For students first registering in first year engineering in September 2010 and later:

Linkage and Professional issues content will be included as part of the Engineering Design and practice sequence courses included in each year of the program.

For all other students:

Students require a minimum of 3.5 credits in Linkage and Professional Issues. Upper year and transfer students who will not be taking courses in the Engineering Design and Practice Sequence will meet the minimum requirement of 3.5 credits in Linkage and Professional issues by taking having either APSC 190 (no longer offered). APSC 191 can be used to satisfy the required 3.5 credits of linkage by permission.

For all students:

Once these Linkage and Professional Issues requirements have been fulfilled all students may take other courses from List B below to help complete their Complementary Studies requirements. Note that these courses cannot be used to fulfill any part of the minimum Linkage and Professional Issues requirement of 3.5 credits.

NOTE: A course will be accepted as a Linkage credit only if it appears on the list of approved Linkage courses for the Academic Session in which the course is taken. The following are the courses approved as PAL credits for the Academic Session 2013-2014.

  • BIOL 111 Ecology and the Environment 3
  • ENSC 200 Environmental History 3
  • ENSC 201 Environmental Toxicology and Chemical Risks 3
  • ENSC 203 Environment and Sustainability 3
  • ENSC 301 Environmental Assessment 3
  • ENSC 320 Wildlife Issues in a Change World 3
  • ENSC 390 Sustainability 3
  • ENSC 483 Special Topics in Environmental Studies II 3
  • GPHY 101 Human Geography 3
  • GPHY 210 Geographical Perspectives on Global Change 3
  • GPHY 319 Bioenergy and Bio-refining in Canada 3
  • HIST 257 Environmental History 3
  • MECH 333 Gender, Engineering and Technology W | 3   
  • MINE 462 Occupational Health and Safety in Mining Practice F | 3.5   
  • SOCY 284 Sociology of Information and Communication Technology 3
  • SOCY 363 Science, Technology and Society 3
  • COMM 409 Sustainability Measurement, Implementation and Evaluation 3

Students must take a minimum of 6 credits in Humanities and Social Sciences from List A, and an additional 3 credits from List A, B, C or D.

LIST C - Performance Arts and Languages

Courses in LIST C deal with performance in the various arts media (e.g. art, music, drama, film, creative writing) and in languages other than English.

NOTE: A course will be accepted as a Performance Arts and Language (PAL) credit only if it appears on the list of approved PAL courses for the Academic Session in which the course is taken.

The following are the courses approved as PAL credits for the Academic Session 2013-2014:

Arabic (ARAB 100, 200)

Art (ARTF only)

Chinese Language (CHIN 100, 200 and 300)

Classics (GREK 112; LATN 110)

Commerce (COMM 290)

Creative Writing (CWRI 293-296)

Drama (DRAM 181, 220, 236, 237, 238, 239, 241, 245, 246, 247, 271, 273, 314, 318, 323, 331, 332, 339, 342, 344, 345, 348, 350, 351, 371, 373, 400, 439, and 451; STSC 300 and 309)

Film Studies (FILM 250, 304, 312, 355, 360, 365, 375, 410, 450, and 451)

French Studies (FREN 011, 012, 016, 017, 100, 101, 102, 106, 107, 111, 112, 118, 150, 219, 230, 250, 283, 320, 330, 331, 353, 373, 393, 444, 450, 463, 473, and 493) and FRST 105 and 125

German Language and Literature (GRMN 101, 102, 201, 202, 203, 306, 307, 312)

Hebrew (HEBR 190, 294, 295, and 301)

Interdisciplinary Studies (IDIS 200, 201, and 311)

Japanese Language (JAPN 100, 200, 301, and 302)

Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLCU 101, 102)

Linguistics (LING 100, 310, 320, 330, 340, 415, 435, and 475)

Multi-Disciplinary (MDEP 400)

Music (MUSC 104, 124, 153, 180, 181, 187, 188, 189, 191, 224, 253, 255, 270, 280, 281, 283, 285, 291, 324, 328, 329, 351, 352, 354, 355, 392, 396, 398, 424, 439, 446, 454, and 455)

Portuguese (PORT 103 and PORT 104)

Spanish and Italian (SPAN 111, 112, 204, 205, 206, 301, 302, 303, 304, 401, 402 and 410; ITLN 111, 112, 204, 205)

List D – Management, Business, and Law Courses

Courses which relate to management issues can be found in the in the School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP) and in the School of Business (COMM). Some programs require or permit students to take one or more of these Management courses from the lists below.

Management Courses Offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

  • APSC 223 Global Project Management S | K3 

Management Courses Offered by the School of Urban and Regional Planning

  • SURP 851 Environmental Policy W | 3 
  • SURP 853 Environmental Services W | 3 
  • SURP 855 Environmental Planning and Management W | 3 

Management Courses Offered by the School of Business

  • COMM 200 Introduction to Business 3
  • COMM 201 Introduction to Business for Entrepreneurs
  • COMM 211 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
  • COMM 212 Introduction to Management Accounting 3
  • COMM 221 Introduction to Finance 3
  • COMM 226 Comparative Financial Institutions 3
  • COMM 231 Introduction to Marketing 3
  • COMM 244 Project Management: An Engineering Economics Perspective 3
  • COMM 251 Organizational Behaviour 3
  • COMM 290 Empowering Business with Information Technology
  • COMM 303 Business and Ethics 3
  • COMM 305 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
  • COMM 308 Canadian Business History 3
  • COMM 310 Environmental Accounting 3
  • COMM 311 Financial Accounting Practices, Principles and Concepts 3
  • COMM 312 Intermediate Management Accounting 3
  • COMM 313 Financial Accounting II 3
  • COMM 322 Financial Management 3
  • COMM 323 Corporate Financial Planning 3
  • COMM 325 Financial Modelling 3
  • COMM 326 The Economics of Canada’s Financial System 3
  • COMM 328 International Finance 3
  • COMM 329 Management of Financial Institutions 3
  • COMM 351 Leadership 3
  • COMM 353 Managing in a Multicultural Environment 3
  • COMM 357 Interpersonal Skills for Managers 3
  • COMM 375 International Business 3
  • COMM 381 Business Law I 3
  • COMM 382 Business Law II 3
  • COMM 387 The Behavioural Study of Unions 3
  • COMM 408 Sustainability Strategies and Practices 3
  • COMM 496 IS Security, Privacy and Ethics 3

Management Courses Offered by the Faculty of Arts and Science/ School of Industrial Relations

  • EMPR 200 Work and Employment Relations in Canada
  • EMPR 210 Employment Relations and Labour Law
  • EMPR 220 Conflict Resolution
  • EMPR 230 Managing Human Resources and Employment Relations
  • EMPR 240 Labour Policy

Law Courses Offered by the Faculty of Law

  • LAW 201 Introduction to Canadian Law (Can be used as a List A OR a List D)
  • LAW 202 Aboriginal Law
  • LAW 203 Workplace Law
  • LAW 204 Corporate Law