Oct 22, 2020  
2018-2019 Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Calendar 
    
2018-2019 Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Calendar [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses of Instruction


 

Electrical Engineering

  
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    ELEC 470 Computer System Architecture W | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    This course covers advanced topics in computer architecture with a quantitative perspective. Topics include: instruction set design; memory hierarchy design; instruction-level parallelism (ILP), pipelining, superscalar processors, hardware multithreading; thread-level parallelism (TLP), multiprocessors, cache coherency; clusters; introduction to shared-memory and message-passing parallel programming; data-level parallelism (DLP), GPU architectures. 

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 11
    Engineering Design 31

    PREREQUISITE(S): ELEC 371 , ELEC 274   or CISC 221
  
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    ELEC 472 Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Systems W | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0.5
    Tutorial: 0
    Fundamental concepts and applications of intelligent and interactive system design, implementation, and testing. Topics include: problem formulation and experiment design, decision making and reasoning (search, logic, Bayesian reasoning), data acquisition, data pre-processing (de-noising, missing data, source separation, feature extraction, feature selection, temporal alignment), supervised learning, unsupervised learning, and swarm intelligence.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 31
    Engineering Design 11

    PREREQUISITE(S): ELEC 278  
  
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    ELEC 474 Machine Vision - NOT OFFERED 2018-2019 F | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0.5
    Tutorial: 0
    Image acquisition and representation, histogramming, spatial- and frequency-domain filtering, edge detection, motion segmentation, color indexing, blob detection, interest operators, feature extraction, camera models and calibration, epipolar geometry and stereovision. The lab and assignments will emphasize practical examples of machine vision techniques to industrial and mechatronic applications.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 42
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ELEC 278  or CISC 235
    EXCLUSION(S): CISC 457

  
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    ELEC 476 DELETED - Modelling and Systems Simulation W | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    Overview of techniques for the performance evaluation of computer systems and networks. Discrete event digital simulation of stochastic processes. Simulation methodology. Design of simulation experiments. Analysis and validation of simulation models and results. Operational analysis. Deleted 2016-2017

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 12
    Engineering Design 30

    PREREQUISITE(S): ELEC 326  or MTHE 351  (STAT 351)
  
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    ELEC 478 DELETED - Computer Networks II W | 3


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0
    Introduction to communication networks design principles, data encoding, media access sublayer, local area networks, protocol analysis, mobile communication networks and network security. No

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 10
    Engineering Design 26

    PREREQUISITE(S): ELEC 326  or MTHE 351  (STAT 351), ELEC 373  or CISC 435
  
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    ELEC 483 Microwave and RF Circuits and Systems W | 4.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0.75
    Tutorial: 0.75
    This course introduces the analysis and design of microwave components and systems. Topics include: modeling of high frequency circuits; transmission lines; scattering parameters; impedance matching; passive microwave components; amplifiers, mixers and oscillators; noise in receivers; elemental antennas and simple and phased arrays; communication links - microwave land, cellular and satellite systems; performance and link budget analysis. The laboratory work is design oriented and implements the lecture material.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 27
    Engineering Design 27

    PREREQUISITE(S): ELEC 353 , ELEC 381  or ENPH 332  (PHYS 332)
  
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    ELEC 486 NOT OFFERED 2018-2019-Fiber Optic Communications F | 3.75


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0.25
    Tutorial: 0.5
    This course introduces fundamental principles and applications of fiber optic communication systems. Topics include Fabry-Perot and distributed feedback semiconductor lasers, planar dielectric waveguides, propagation characteristics of single-mode optical fibers, p-i-n and avalanche photodiodes, and digital receiver performance. Device technology and system design applications are considered.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 21
    Engineering Design 24

    PREREQUISITE(S): ELEC 381  or ENPH 332  (PHYS 332)
  
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    ELEC 490 Electrical Engineering Project FW | K7


    Lecture: Yes
    Lab: Yes
    Tutorial: Yes
    Students work in groups of three on the design and implementation of electrical engineering projects, with the advice of faculty members. This course is intended to give students an opportunity to practice independent design and analysis. Each group is required to prepare an initial engineering proposal, regular progress reports, and a final report together with a formal seminar on the project and its results.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 21
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 63

    PREREQUISITE(S): ELEC 323 , ELEC 324 , ELEC 326 , ELEC 353 , ELEC 371 , ELEC 381 , ELEC 390 , or permission of the department
  
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    ELEC 491 Advanced ECE Thesis I S | 6


    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 6
    Tutorial: 0
    Students will be assigned individual Research Topics. Students must work under the supervision of a faculty member. Grade will be based on the progress in arriving at a solution to the assigned problem.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 54
    Engineering Design 18

    PREREQUISITE(S): Permission of Thesis Supervisor
  
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    ELEC 492 Advanced ECE Thesis II FW | 6


    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 6
    Tutorial: 0
    The students continue working on their assigned problems in ELEC 491  under the supervision of the same faculty member. Upon completion of their thesis, students must give oral and written presentations. Grades will be based on the quality of the analysis of the problem, the proposed solution, and written and oral presentations. Demonstration of effective written and oral communications skills is required.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 54
    Engineering Design 18

    PREREQUISITE(S): ELEC 491 
  
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    ELEC 497 Research Project FW/S | K3.5


    Lecture: no
    Lab: no
    Tutorial: no
    The student works on a research project under the supervision of a faculty member. A research problem is formulated and the problem is contextualized within the discipline. The student does a current literature review, and explores in detail a solution to the research problem. Subject to Department approval.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 21
    Engineering Design 21

    EXCLUSION(S): ELEC 491  

  
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    ELEC 498 Computer Engineering Project FW | K7


    Lecture: Yes
    Lab: Yes
    Tutorial: Yes
    Students work in groups of three on the design and implementation of computer engineering projects, with the advice of faculty members. This course is intended to give students an opportunity to practice independent design and analysis. Each group is required to prepare an initial engineering proposal, regular progress reports, and a final report together with a formal seminar on the project and its results.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 21
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 63

    PREREQUISITE(S): ELEC 326 , ELEC 371 , ELEC 374 , ELEC 377 , ELEC 390 , CMPE 223  (CISC 223) or CMPE 320  (CISC 320), or permission of the department

Engineering Chemistry

  
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    ENCH 211 Main Group Chemistry F | 4.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 1.5
    Tutorial: 0
    An introduction to chemistry of main group inorganic and organic compounds with the use of fundamental quantum mechanics, molecular orbital diagrams and Lewis structures to describe the structure and bonding. The stereochemistry and chirality of organic compounds, solid-state inorganic chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of compounds of the main group elements will be covered. The laboratory will introduce skills in inorganic and organic synthesis.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 54
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): APSC 131 , APSC 132  
  
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    ENCH 212 Principles of Chemical Reactivity F | 3.75


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0.75
    Tutorial: 0
    An introduction to the kinetics and mechanisms of reactions in gaseous and condensed phases, including acid-base and nucleophilic substitution reactions at carbon and other main group centers. Other topics will include molecular dynamics and reactions in solution. The laboratory illustrates measurement techniques and develops laboratory skills

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 45
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): APSC 111 , APSC 112 , APSC 131 , APSC 132  
  
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    ENCH 213 Introduction to Chemical Analysis F | 4.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 1.5
    Tutorial: 0
    Introduction to analytical chemical methods and science. Topics include statistical analysis of data, titrations and equilibrium theory, spectrophotometry and instrumental elemental analysis. 

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 40
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 14
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): APSC 131 , APSC 132  
  
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    ENCH 222 Methods of Structure Determination W | 3.75


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.75
    A survey of practical spectroscopic and spectrometric methods for the determination of the structures of organic and inorganic compounds. Methods will include nuclear magnetic resonance, electronic, infrared/ Raman spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry. Tutorials will involve solving compound structures using spectroscopic data, and include an introduction to computational methods in spectroscopy.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 45
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENCH 211  (CHEM 211) or ENCH 212  (CHEM 212)
  
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    ENCH 245 Applied Organic Chemistry I W | 4.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 1.5
    Tutorial: 0
    A survey of organic functional group reactivity from a mechanistic perspective, including substitution, addition, elimination, rearrangement and redox reactions; extensive use of examples from industrial process chemistry. The laboratory provides experience in organic synthesis, including the preparation, purification and characterization of organic compounds. 

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 38
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 16
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENCH 211  (CHEM 211), ENCH 212  (CHEM 212)
    EXCLUSION(S): CHEM 223

  
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    ENCH 281 Deleted - General Organic Chemistry I F | 4.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0.75
    Tutorial: 0.75
    An introduction to the basic principles of organic chemistry with emphasis on bonding, stereochemistry, reaction intermediates and reaction mechanisms, and structure-reactivity correlations. Intended for students in biological and life sciences. Students in chemistry or biochemistry programs should not enrol in this course. Also offered as a distance course. Consult Continuing and Distance Studies. COURSE DELETED 2012-2013

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 54
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): APSC 131 , APSC 132 
    EXCLUSION(S): ENCH 211  (CHEM 211), ENCH 212  (CHEM 212)

  
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    ENCH 311 Mechanistic Organic Chemistry F | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    Fundamental mechanistic concepts of organic reactions, structureactivity relationships, solvent effects and catalysis. Mechanistic aspects of substitution, addition, elimination and pericyclic reactions.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 42
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENCH 245  (CHEM 245)
  
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    ENCH 312 Transition Metal Chemistry F | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    Introduction to the chemistry, bonding and structures of coordination compounds of the transition metals; transition metals in the solid state and in biological systems; industrial and environmental aspects of transition metal chemistry.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 42
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENCH 211  (CHEM 211)
  
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    ENCH 313 Quantum Mechanics F | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    Elementary principles and applications of wave mechanics with special reference to molecular orbitals and chemical bonding. 

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 21
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 21
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): CHEE 210 , MTHE 225  (MATH 225)
  
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    ENCH 321 Instrumental Chemical Analysis W | 3


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0
    Overview of instrumental methods of chemical analysis. Topics include gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometric detection, new separations methods, electrochemical analysis, inductively coupled plasma-based elemental analysis.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 36
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENCH 213  (CHEM 213)
    EXCLUSION(S): ENSC 471

  
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    ENCH 322 The Chemical Bond: Computation and Spectroscopy W | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    The application of quantum mechanics to the structures and internal motions of molecules. The foundations of electronic, vibrational, rotational and NMR spectroscopy will be discussed together with their applications.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 42
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENCH 313  
  
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    ENCH 323 Biological Chemistry W | 3


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0
    Introduction to the chemical basis of biological systems and biomolecules; protein structure and synthesis, enzyme catalysis, nucleic acids (DNA, RNA), carbohydrates, membranes, cell signalling, biosynthetic and metabolic pathways.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 36
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): CHEE 342  or ENCH 345  
  
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    ENCH 326 Environmental and Green Chemistry W | 3


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0
    The first part examines chemical contaminants in the atmosphere, water, soils and sediments, including sources, behaviour, transport, and distribution among these environments. The second part introduces Green chemistry, examining industrial sources of contaminants and the modification of industrial processes in order to minimize environmental impact.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 24
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 12
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENCH 211  (CHEM 211), ENCH 212  (CHEM 212), ENCH 245  
  
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    ENCH 345 NOT OFFERED 2018-2019 - Applied Organic Chemistry II W | 3


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0
    A detailed study of organic reactions and processes of industrial and economic importance, with application of the principles developed in ENCH 245  (CHEM 245). Case studies involving process development in the pharmaceutical industry are used extensively. **Not offered in 2016-2017

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 24
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 12
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENCH 245   or permission of the instructor
  
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    ENCH 397 Experimental Chemistry FW | 7


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0.5
    Tutorial: 0
    Laboratory course introducing modern experimental methods in chemistry, including synthesis, analytical instrumentation and computational methods. The integration of several methods will be emphasized in the synthesis and characterization of molecules.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 84
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): At least 6 units at the 200-level in ENCH/CHEM or permission of the Department.
    COREQUISITE(S): At least 3 units at the 300-level in ENCH/CHEM or permission of the Department.
  
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    ENCH 398 Experimental Chemistry I F | 3.5


    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 3
    Tutorial: 0.5
    Laboratory course. In consultation with the course coordinator, and subject to availability, students may select experiments as are relevant to their degree program including synthesis, analytical instrumentation and computational methods. The integration of several methods will be emphasized in the design and characterization of molecules.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 42
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): At least 6 units at the 200-level in ENCH/CHEM or permission of the Department.
    COREQUISITE(S): At least 3 units at the 300-level in ENCH/CHEM or permission of the Department.
  
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    ENCH 399 Experimental Chemistry II W | 3.5


    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 3
    Tutorial: 0.5
    Laboratory course. In consultation with the course co-ordinator, and subject to availability, students may select experiments as are relevant to their degree program including synthesis, analytical instrumentation and computational methods. The integration of several methods will be emphasized in the design and characterization of molecules.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 42
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): At least 6 units at the 200-level in ENCH/CHEM
    COREQUISITE(S): At least 3 units at the 300-level in ENCH/CHEM
  
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    ENCH 411 Advanced Analytical Chemistry F | 3


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0
    A discussion of recent advances in analytical chemistry and its applications to the environmental, materials and biomedical fields. At least four topics will be covered from sample preparation, separation methods, multidimensional chromatography, elemental spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, and surface analysis methods. Additional topics will be selected from the current literature.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 36
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENCH 321  (CHEM 321)
  
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    ENCH 412 NOT OFFERED 2018-2019 - Statistical Mechanics W | 3


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0
    The fundamentals of statistical mechanics with applications to thermodynamic properties of gases, liquids and solids and to chemical equilibrium in dilute gases.  **Not offered in 2016-2017

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 36
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENCH 313  (CHEM 346)
  
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    ENCH 413 NOT OFFERED 2018-2019 - Computational Chemistry W | 3


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0
    The application of quantum mechanics to chemical structures, energetics, internal motions of molecules, and chemical reactions. An introduction to the use of modern electronic structure software in chemistry. 

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 36
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENCH 313  
  
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    ENCH 414 NOT OFFERED 2018-2019 - Catalysis F | 3


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0
    An advanced treatment of the concepts and applications of catalysis, including the kinetics of catalysis and topics selected from the areas of homogeneous, heterogeneous, and biocatalysis.  **Not offered in 2016-2017

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 36
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENCH 245  and ENCH 312  (CHEM 312)
  
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    ENCH 415 Electrochemistry and Electrocatalysis F | 3


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0
    The course covers concepts of equilibrium electrochemistry and examines the structure of the electrode-solution interface. It discusses the basics of electron transfer and derives electrochemical kinetics equations. It shows examples of several electrochemical reactions and overviews experimental methods used to study electrochemical phenomena.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 36
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): CHEE 210 
  
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    ENCH 417 Research Project FW | 9


    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 9
    Tutorial: 0
    In this course, projects will be assigned requiring design and synthesis in the solution of problems in engineering chemistry, using principles and concepts discussed in previous courses. Originality and innovation are encouraged. Students are required to significantly contribute to the design of original experiments, and independently analyze, interpret and communicate the results, both orally and in writing.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 53
    Complementary Studies 27
    Engineering Science 28
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENCH 397 or ENCH 398 or ENCH 399  
  
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    ENCH 421 Advanced Methods in Physical Chemistry F | 3


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0
    Modern spectroscopic methods for the structural and electronic characterization of molecules will be discussed, including: NMR, X-ray and synchrontron-based spectroscopies, laser spectroscopy, surface spectroscopic methods, and scanning probe methods.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 36
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENCH 313  (CHEM 313)
  
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    ENCH 422 Synthetic Organic Chemistry W | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    Modern synthetic methods in organic chemistry. Principles of strategy in planning organic syntheses based on simple classifications of reagents and reactions, and on the control of stereochemistry.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 42
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENCH 345  
  
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    ENCH 423 Topics in Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry F | 3


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0
    An examination of aspects of modern inorganic and organometallic chemistry. Topics will include metal-ligand bonding in organometallic complexes, applications of organometallics in organic synthesis, metal-metal bonding in dinuclear and polynuclear metal complexes, and may include reaction mechanisms of transition metal complexes, bioinorganic chemistry and symmetry.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 36
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENCH 312  (CHEM 312)
  
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    ENCH 424 NOT OFFERED 2018-2019 - Polymer Chemistry F | 3


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0
    Specific properties of polymers (glass transition, crystallinity, polydispersity, etc) and their dependence on macromolecular structure and isomerism. Polymer synthesis overview: step and chain polymerization (free-radical, ionic and insertion mechanisms) and reactions on polymers. Examples of polymers and their uses. 

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 36
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): CHEM 223 or ENCH 245  
  
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    ENCH 425 Self-Assembly and Materials W | 3


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0
    Four topics covering a range of self-assembled molecular systems will be discussed: monolayers and bilayers, block co-polymers, nanoparticles, and liquid crystals. Material properties, synthetic methods and application of these systems in current and emerging technologies, including nanotechnologies, will be covered. 

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 36
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): CHEE 210  and ENCH 245   or CHEM 221 and CHEM 223

Engineering Physics

  
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    ENPH 211 Applied Physics W | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    This course stresses the creation of physical models for real systems. Applications of vibrational motion are developed and a basic description of the properties of elastic media given. The methods required to predict the performance of physical or engineering systems are demonstrated using examples drawn from various fields of science and engineering with emphasis on mechanics and vibrations, waves and optics.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 11
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 31
    Engineering Design 0

    COREQUISITE(S): ENPH 225 
  
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    ENPH 213 Computational Engineering Physics W | 4


    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 1.5
    Tutorial: 0.5
    Introduction to the use of numerical methods in solving physics and engineering problems. A high-level language appropriate for engineering, such as MATLAB, will be introduced and used throughout the course. Possible topics to be covered include numerical differentiation and integration, root finding and optimization problems, solution of linear systems of equations, finite-element modelling, fast Fourier transforms and Monte Carlo simulations.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 12
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 21
    Engineering Design 15

    PREREQUISITE(S): APSC 142 , MTHE 227  (MATH 227), MTHE 237  (MATH 237), ENPH 242  (PHYS 242)
    COREQUISITE(S): ENPH 211  (PHYS 211), ENPH 225  (PHYS 225), ENPH 239 
    EXCLUSION(S): CMPE 271 

  
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    ENPH 225 Mechanics W | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    Extension of classical mechanics and engineering applications. Plane dynamics, relative motion and forces in moving and accelerated reference frames. Introduction to general three-dimensional motion of a rigid body, inertia tensor and steady-state precession. The laws of conservation of mass, momentum and energy.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 42
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): APSC 111 , APSC 112 , APSC 171 , APSC 172 , APSC 174 
  
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    ENPH 239 Electricity and Magnetism W | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    The experimental basis and mathematical description of electrostatics, magnetostatics and electromagnetic induction, together with a discussion of the properties of dielectrics and ferromagnetics, are presented. Both the integral and vector forms of Maxwell’s equations are deduced.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 17
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 25
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): MTHE 227  (MATH 227) or MTHE 280  (MATH 280); APSC 111  and APSC 112 
  
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    ENPH 242 Relativity and Quanta F | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    Evidence for relativistic effects. Kinematics and dynamics in special relativity, Minkowski diagram, applications. Evidence for quanta, spectra, Bohr atom, quantum statistics. Descriptive nuclear physics, radioactivity, elementary particles.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 42
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): APSC 111 , APSC 112  
    EXCLUSION(S): PHYS 342

  
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    ENPH 251 Deleted - Engineering Physics Laboratory and Statistics FW | 4.25


    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 3
    Tutorial: 0.25
    The demonstration of the basic techniques of the engineering physicist in the measurement of electric, magnetic, thermal and mechanical properties. The emphasis is on correct measurement techniques, treatment of results and the presentation of data. Error and uncertainties in experimental measurement, the propagation of errors. Probability and the Binomial, Poisson and Gaussian distribution functions, fitting of Poisson and Gaussian distributions to a sample population. Linear least squares fit, chi-squared. - COURSE DELETED 2012-2013

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 8
    Natural Sciences 8
    Complementary Studies 6
    Engineering Science 28
    Engineering Design 0

    COREQUISITE(S): ENPH 225 , ENPH 239  and ENPH 274 
    EXCLUSION(S): ENPH 252  (PHYS 252)

  
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    ENPH 252 Management of Experimental Data W | 1.25


    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.25
    Error and uncertainties in experimental measurement, the propagation of errors. Probability and the Binomial, Poisson and Gaussian distribution functions, fitting of Poisson and Gaussian distributions to a sample population. Linear least-squares fitting, chi-squared. The graphical treatment and presentation of data; regression and power law analyses.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 8
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 6
    Engineering Design 0

  
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    ENPH 253 Engineering Physics Laboratory W | K3.5


    Lecture: Yes
    Lab: Yes
    Tutorial: Yes
    The demonstration of the basic techniques of the engineering physicist in the measurement of electric, magnetic and mechanical properties. The emphasis is on correct measurement techniques, error analysis, treatment of results and the presentation of data.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 15
    Complementary Studies 12
    Engineering Science 15
    PREREQUISITE(S): ENPH 252  (PHYS 252)
    COREQUISITE(S): ENPH 211 , ENPH 225 , ENPH 239 
  
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    ENPH 274 Deleted - Thermodynamics W | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    Thermodynamics applied to engineering systems. Ideal gas properties and real thermodynamic working substances. First law using control mass and control volume. Second law, entropy, Carnot cycle, power and refrigeration cycles. Reversible flow processes. Introduction to fluid mechanics and flow measurement. - COURSE DELETED 2012-2013

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 6
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 28
    Engineering Design 8

    PREREQUISITE(S): APSC 111 , APSC 112 , APSC 171 , APSC 172 , APSC 174 
  
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    ENPH 312 DELETED - Mathematical Methods in Physics FW | 7


    Lecture: 6
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 1
    Methods of mathematics important for physicists. Functions of a complex variable, contour integration, partial differential equations, orthogonal functions, Green functions, Fourier series, Fourier and Laplace transforms, finite difference methods, numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations. Deleted 2016-2017

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 63
    Natural Sciences 21
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): MTHE 227  (MATH 227), MTHE 237  (MATH 237), ENPH 211  (PHYS 211)
  
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    ENPH 316 Mathematical Methods in Physics I F | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    Methods of mathematics important for physicists. Complex arithmetic, series expansions and approximations of functions, Fourier series and transforms, vector spaces and eigenvalue problems, ordinary differential equations and Green’s functions.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 31
    Natural Sciences 11
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): MTHE 227  (MATH 221 or MATH 280), MTHE 237  (MATH 225 or MATH 231)
    EXCLUSION(S): ENPH 312  (PHYS 312), MTHE 338  (MATH 338), MTHE 334  (MATH 334), MTHE 335  (MATH 335)

  
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    ENPH 317 Mathematical Methods in Physics II W | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    A continuation of PHYS 316. Partial differential equations, functions of a complex variable and contour integration, and special topics such as probability and statistics, group theory and non-linear dynamics

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 31
    Natural Sciences 11
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENPH 316  (PHYS 316)
    EXCLUSION(S): ENPH 312  (PHYS 312), MTHE 338  (MATH 338), MTHE 334  (MATH 334), MTHE 335  (MATH 335)

  
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    ENPH 321 Advanced Mechanics W | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    An introduction to the equations of mechanics using the Lagrange formalism and to the calculus of variations leading to Hamilton’s principle. The concepts developed in this course are applied to problems ranging from purely theoretical constructs to practical applications. Links to quantum mechanics and extensions to continuous systems are developed.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 11
    Natural Sciences 20
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 11
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENPH 211  (PHYS 211), MTHE 226 (MATH 226) or MTHE 237  (MATH 237), MTHE 227  (MATH 227)
  
  •  

    ENPH 332 Deleted - Electromagnetic Theory W | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    An introduction to electromagnetic theory and some of its applications. Topics are: Maxwell’s equations, properties of waves in free space, dielectrics, conductors and ionized media, reflection and refraction at the surfaces of various media, radiation of electromagnetic waves, antennae, wave-guides, and optical fibers. - COURSE DELETED 2012-2013

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 21
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 21
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENPH 239   (PHYS 239) or PHYS 235 or ELEC 280 , MTHE 226 (MATH 226) or MTHE 235  (MATH 235) or MTHE
  
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    ENPH 333 Deleted - Electronics for Scientists and Engineers |


    The design of electronic circuits and systems, using commonly available devices and integrated circuits. The properties of linear circuits are discussed with particular reference to the applications of feedback; operational amplifiers are introduced as fundamental building blocks. Digital circuits are examined and the properties of the commonly available I.C. types are studied; their use in measurement, control and signal analysis is outlined. Laboratory work is closely linked with lectures and provides practical experience of the subjects covered in lectures. - COURSE DELETED 2014-2015

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 27
    Engineering Design 27

    PREREQUISITE(S): ELEC 210  or ELEC 221 
    EXCLUSION(S): ENPH 334  (PHYS 334)

  
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    ENPH 334 Electronics for Applied Scientists F | 5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 1.5
    Tutorial: 0.5
    The design of electronic circuits and systems, using commonly available devices and integrated circuits. The properties of linear circuits are discussed with particular reference to the applications of feedback; operational amplifiers are introduced as fundamental building blocks. Digital circuits are examined and the properties of the commonly available I.C. types are studied; their use in measurement, control and signal analysis is outlined. Laboratory work is closely linked with lectures and provides practical experience of the subjects covered in lectures.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 27
    Engineering Design 27

    PREREQUISITE(S): ELEC 221 
    EXCLUSION(S): ENPH 333  (PHYS 333)

  
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    ENPH 336 Solid State Devices W | 3.25


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.25
    This course deals with the fundamental concepts of solid state materials and the principles of operation of modern electronic and optoelectronic devices. Topics in materials include crystal structure, energy bands, carrier processes and junctions. Topics in device operation include p-n junction diodes, bipolar junction transistors, field-effect junction transistors, metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors, and optoelectronic devices.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 18
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 21
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ELEC 252 , ELEC 280  or ENPH 239  (PHYS 239)
    EXCLUSION(S): PHYS 335

  
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    ENPH 344 Introduction to Quantum Mechanics F | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    Matter waves. Postulates of wave mechanics. Stationary states and one-dimensional potentials. Particle tunnelling and scattering states. Introduction to matrix mechanics and Dirac notation. Quantized angular momentum, and the H atom.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 11
    Natural Sciences 31
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): MTHE 237  (MATH 225 or MATH 231 OR MATHE 232), MTHE 227  (MATH 221 OR MATH 280), ENPH 242  (PHYS 242), ENPH 211  (PHYS 211)
    EXCLUSION(S): CHEM 313

  
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    ENPH 345 Quantum Physics of Atoms, Nuclei and Particles W | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    Spin. Addition of angular momentum. Many electron atoms and the periodic table. Introduction to perturbation theory and Fermi’s golden rule. Time dependent perturbations, including stimulated emission. Introduction to nuclear and particle physics. 

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 11
    Natural Sciences 20
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 11
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENPH 344  (PHYS 344)
  
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    ENPH 351 Deleted - Engineering Physics Laboratory F | 2


    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 2
    Tutorial: 0
    Selected experiments in electron physics, quantum physics, nuclear physics, optics, and heat illustrating the development of modern physics concepts. The laboratory work introduces advanced measurement techniques and includes an experimental project in modern physics with oral presentations. - COURSE DELETED 2012-2013

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 4
    Complementary Studies 6
    Engineering Science 4
    Engineering Design 10

    COREQUISITE(S): PHYS 342 or ENPH 344  (PHYS 344)
  
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    ENPH 352 Deleted - Measurement, Instrumentation and Experiment Design W | 4


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 1
    Tutorial: 0
    Methods of measurement of a wide range of quantities are discussed with particular reference to instrumentation and equipment used in current physics and engineering practice. The emphasis is on experiment and system design including the use of analog and digital signal processing methods for signal to noise enhancement. A major section of the course covers the use of nuclear and x-ray methods in applied physics. Current legislation related to health and safety is reviewed. An associated laboratory provides experience in modern instrumentation. COURSE DELETED 2012-2013

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 2
    Engineering Science 22
    Engineering Design 24

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENPH 239  (PHYS 239) or PHYS 235, PHYS 342 or ENPH 344  (PHYS 344)
    COREQUISITE(S): PHYS 343 or ENPH 345 
  
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    ENPH 353 Engineering Physics Laboratory II F | 2.5


    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 1.5
    Tutorial: 0
    Selected experiments in electron physics, quantum physics, nuclear physics and optics illustrating the development of modern physics concepts. The lectures cover methods of measurement of a wide range of quantities, with emphasis on instrumentation and equipment used in current physics and engineering practice. The laboratory work introduces advanced measurement techniques and important concepts in modern physics.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 8
    Complementary Studies 8
    Engineering Science 14
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENPH 251  (PHYS 251) OR ENPH 253 
    COREQUISITE(S): ENPH 344 
    EXCLUSION(S): ENPH 351  (PHYS 351)

  
  
  •  

    ENPH 372 Thermodynamics W | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    Temperature, equations of state, internal energy, first and second laws, entropy and response functions. Application to heat engines and refrigerators. Free energies, Legendre transformations, changes of phase. Introduction to the Boltzmann factor and statistical mechanics. First offering in winter 2013.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 31
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 11
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENPH 242  (PHYS 242)
    EXCLUSION(S): ENPH 274  (PHYS 274)

  
  •  

    ENPH 380 Deleted - Electrical and Optical Properties of Solids W | 3.25


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.25
    An introduction to the electrical and optical properties of insulators, semiconductors and metals. Introduction to Fermi-Dirac statistics, crystal structures, band theory, and electron transport. The physics behind diodes, field effect and bipolar transistors, and other discrete devices. - COURSE DELETED 2012-2013

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 10
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 27
    Engineering Design 2

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENPH 239  (PHYS 239), ENPH 344  (PHYS 344)
  
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    ENPH 414 Introduction to General Relativity F | 3


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0
    Einstein’s theory of gravity is developed from fundamental principles to a level which enables the student to read some of the current literature. Includes an introduction to computer algebra, an essential element of a modern introduction to Einstein’s theory.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 12
    Natural Sciences 24
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENPH 321  (PHYS 321), ENPH 316 (PHYS 316) and ENPH 317 (PHYS 317) or ENPH 312  (PHYS 312) or MTHE 338  (MATH 338)
  
  •  

    ENPH 422 Deleted - Fluid Mechanics F | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    A survey of the physics of fluids. The fundamental principles and the range of validity of the usual approximation methods are stressed. Topics include a study of incompressible flow, both laminar and turbulent, boundary layers, stratified flow and waves, with a brief introduction to gas dynamics, magnetohydrodynamics and plasma physics. - COURSE DELETED 2012-2013

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 18
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 24
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENPH 225  (PHYS 225), MATH 436 or MTHE 338  (MATH 338)
  
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    ENPH 431 Electromagnetic Theory F | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    An introduction to electromagnetic theory and some of its applications. Topics are: Maxwell’s equations, properties of waves in free space, dielectrics, conductors and ionized media, reflection and refraction at the surfaces of various media, radiation of electromagnetic waves, antennae, wave-guides, and optical fibers.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 21
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 21
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): MTHE 226 (MATH 226) or MTHE 235  (MATH 235) or MTHE 237  (MATH 237), MTHE 227  (MATH 227), ENPH 239  (PHYS 239)
    EXCLUSION(S): ENPH 332  (PHYS 332), PHYS 432

  
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    ENPH 444 Advanced Quantum Physics W | 3


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0
    Perturbation theory. Scattering theory. Addition of angular momentum. Special topics: Many electron systems. Path integral formulation of quantum mechanics. Entanglement and quantum computing.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 36
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENPH 345  (PHYS 345)
  
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    ENPH 450 Deleted - Advanced Physics Laboratory and Project FW | 8


    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 8
    Tutorial: 0
    This course provides advanced physics and engineering physics students with experience in a wide range of modern experimental techniques and the design of scientific or engineering apparatus. The course is evenly divided between group projects and set experiments. Experiments incorporate measurement and design in applied physics, solid state physics, low temperature physics, nuclear physics and optics. Students spend the winter term undertaking a large group design project demonstrating their knowledge of physics and engineering. - COURSE DELETED 2012-2013

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 8
    Complementary Studies 6
    Engineering Science 30
    Engineering Design 52

    PREREQUISITE(S): PHYS 343 or ENPH 345  (PHYS 345), PHYS 350 or ENPH 351  (PHYS 351)
  
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    ENPH 453 Advanced Physics Laboratory W | 3.5


    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 3.5
    Tutorial: 0
    This course provides students in Engineering Physics with experience in a range of advanced experimental techniques and analysis. A balanced selection of experiments are performed from fields including nuclear physics, applied physics, solid state physics, low temperature physics, and optics.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 11
    Complementary Studies 11
    Engineering Science 20
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENPH 344  (PHYS 344), ENPH 345  (PHYS 345), ENPH 351  (PHYS 351) or ENPH 353 
    EXCLUSION(S): ENPH 450  (PHYS 450), ENPH 453 (PHYS 453)

  
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    ENPH 454 Advanced Engineering Physics Design Project F | 4.5


    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 4.5
    Tutorial: 0
    This course provides engineering physics students with a complete experience in advanced design and implementation. Working in groups, students undertake a large design project of their choice that reflects and further develops their knowledge of physics and engineering design. The students then build a prototype of their design to demonstrate the feasibility of project within the design constraints.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 14
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 40

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENPH 354  
    EXCLUSION(S): ENPH 450  (PHYS 450)

  
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    ENPH 455 Engineering Physics Thesis FW | 4


    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 4
    Students will be assigned individual design topics of the type a practicing engineering physicist might expect to encounter. They must develop a solution under the supervision of a faculty member, and give oral and written presentations to an examining committee. Grades will be based on the quality of the analysis of the problem, the proposed solution, and the written and oral presentations. The demonstration of effective written and oral communications skills is required.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 12
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 36

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENPH 351  (PHYS 351) OR ENPH 354 
  
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    ENPH 456 Advanced Engineering Physics Thesis I S | 2


    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 2
    Students will be assigned individual research topics. Students must work under the supervision of a faculty member. Grade will be based on the progress in arriving at a solution to the assigned problem.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 14
    Engineering Design 10

    PREREQUISITE(S): Permission of supervisor
  
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    ENPH 457 Advanced Engineering Physics Thesis II FW | 9


    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 9
    Continuation of ENPH 456 . Upon completion of their thesis, students must give oral and written presentations to an examining committee. Grades will be based on the quality of the analysis of the problem, the proposed solution, and written and oral presentations. Demonstration of effective written and oral communications skills is required.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 28
    Engineering Science 48
    Engineering Design 32

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENPH 456 
    EXCLUSION(S): ENPH 455 

  
  •  

    ENPH 460 Laser Optics W | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    Topics and applications in modern physical optics, culminating with the development of the laser and its current applications. Topics include: Gaussian beam propagation, optical resonators, Fourier optics, fiber optics, holography, light-matter interaction using classical and semi-classical models, and the basic theory and types of lasers.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 21
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 21
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENPH 239  (or PHYS 239), ENPH 344  (PHYS 344), or permission of the instructor
    COREQUISITE(S): ENPH 431  or permission of instructor
  
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    ENPH 472 Statistical Mechanics W | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    Phase space, the ergodic hypothesis and ensemble theory. Canonical and grand canonical ensembles. Partition functions. Ideal quantum gases. Classical gases and the liquid vapour transition. Introduction to techniques for interacting systems, including Monte Carlo simulations.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 31
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 11
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENPH 213  and ENPH 372  
    EXCLUSION(S): ENCH 412  

  
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    ENPH 480 Solid State Physics F | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    An introduction to the properties of insulators, semiconductors and metals. Topics include: crystal structure, X-ray and neutron scattering, the reciprocal lattice, phonons, electronic energy bands, and the thermal, magnetic, optical and transport properties of solids.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 31
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 11
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENPH 239  (PHYS 239), ENPH 345  (PHYS 345)
    EXCLUSION(S): ENPH 380  (PHYS 380), ENPH 481  (PHYS 481)

  
  •  

    ENPH 481 Solid State Device Physics F | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    A course in the physics underlying solid state electronic and optical devices. The course presents an introduction to the electrical and optical properties of insulators, semiconductors and metals, including crystal structure, band theory, and electron transport. This is applied to obtain a physical understanding of the physics governing the behaviour of diodes, field effect and bipolar transistors, and other discrete optical and electronic devices.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 12
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 30
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENPH 239  (PHYS 239), ENPH 344  (PHYS 344)
    EXCLUSION(S): ENPH 336  (PHYS 336), ENPH 380  (PHYS 380), ENPH 480  (PHYS 480)

  
  •  

    ENPH 483 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology W | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    An examination of the key ideas, techniques and technologies in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Emphasis will be placed on the physics involved, measurement techniques, and technological applications. Topics covered are selected from the following: electrical and optical properties of quantum dots, quantum wires and nanotubes; quantum information technology; mesoscopic electronics; nanostructures on surfaces; and scanning-probe and optical microscopy.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 12
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 30
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENPH 344  (PHYS 344), ENPH 336  (PHYS 336) or ENPH 380  (PHYS 380) or ENPH 480  (PHYS 480) or ENPH 481 
  
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    ENPH 487 Deleted - Surface Engineering and Analysis F | 3


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0
    An outline of the fundamental concepts and applications of modern techniques for the production and analysis of surfaces and thin films. Topics include ultra-high vacuum principles, surface thermodynamics and adsorption, electron and ion microscopy and spectroscopy, electron and x-ray diffraction, scanning probe microscopy, and growth of thin films by vapour deposition. - COURSE DELETED 2012-2013

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 8
    Complementary Studies 2
    Engineering Science 16
    Engineering Design 10

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENPH 344  (PHYS 344) or permission of the instructor
  
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    ENPH 490 Nuclear Physics F | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Tutorial: 0.5
    A systematic introduction to low energy nuclear physics for advanced physics students. Lecture topics are: nucleon-nucleon forces, structure of nuclei, nuclear models, radioactivity, detection of nuclear radiation, electromagnetic, weak and strong interactions and an introduction to particle physics.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 42
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): ENPH 345  (PHYS 345)
  
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    ENPH 491 Physics of Nuclear Reactors F | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    The fundamental physics associated with a nuclear reactor. Emphasis will be on the interaction of neutrons, reactor kinetics and calculations required in reactor design. Topics discussed include: brief review of basic nuclear physics, neutron interactions and cross-sections, neutron diffusion, neutron moderation, theory of reactors, changes in reactivity, control of reactors.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 30
    Engineering Design 12

    PREREQUISITE(S): 3rd or 4th year standing in Engineering Physics
  
  •  

    ENPH 495 Introduction to Medical Physics W | 3


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0
    Production and measurement of x-rays and charged particles for radiation therapy and nuclear medicine, interactions of radiation with matter and biological materials, interaction coefficients and radiation dosimetry, radiation safety, physics of medical imaging with examples from nuclear medicine ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 9
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 27
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): 3rd or 4th year standing in Engineering Physics

Geological Engineering

  
  •  

    GEOE 107 Deleted - History of Life F | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0.5
    Tutorial: 0
    The history of life, from its inception four billion years ago to the present day, focusing on the inter-relationship between organic evolution and global change. Coevolution of early life and the atmosphere; development of marine animals and their ecosystems; invasion of the land; dinosaurs and their world; mass extinctions; the Age of Mammals; and hominid evolution. Lectures plus four three-hour laboratories. COURSE DELETED in 2012-2013

    Academic Units:
  
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    GEOE 207 History of Life F | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0.5
    The history of life, from its inception four billion years ago to the present day, focusing on the inter-relationship between organic evolution and global change throughout all key divisions of the Geological Time Scale used by Geological Engineers and Scientists. Coevolution of early life and the atmosphere; development of marine animals and their ecosystems; invasion of the land; dinosaurs and their world; mass extinctions; the Age of Mammals; and hominid evolution. Lectures plus four three-hour laboratories. 

    Academic Units:
    Natural Sciences 42
  
  •  

    GEOE 211 Deleted - Geological Engineering Field Methods F | 4.5


    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 2.5
    Tutorial: 0
    A field-based course stressing methods used in geological engineering site investigation. Includes field characterization of engineering properties and behaviour of earth materials and their structures. Student teams conduct eight site investigations that address geological engineering problems. Two of these involve the design of an infrastructure improvement project, with geological considerations. Results are presented in weekly engineering reports illustrated with maps and sections.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 14
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 26
    Engineering Design 14

    PREREQUISITE(S): APSC 151 
  
  •  

    GEOE 221 Geological Engineering Field Methods F | 4


    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 1.5
    Tutorial: 0.5
    The engineering field study of surficial deposits, rock types, and geological processes, based on the geology of the Kingston area.  Descriptions, samples and measurements acquired on several field trips will be analyzed, and the results and intrepretations recorded in maps, sections, and reports throughout the course.

    NOTE:  Field trips and laboratories are 3 hours per week.  Please consult the Departmental website for more information regarding estimated field trip costs.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 18
    Complementary Studies 12
    Engineering Science 18
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): APSC 151  

  
  •  

    GEOE 232 Mineralogy F | 4.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 1.5
    Tutorial: 0
    Characterization of rock- and soil-forming silicate and non-silicate minerals (their crystallography, optical and physical behaviour, and crystal chemistry). The structural, chemical and genetic aspects of the crystalline state as displayed by minerals are considered. Implications of mineral properties for the engineering behaviour of soils and rocks, and for human needs, are discussed.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 38
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 16
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): APSC 151  
  
  •  

    GEOE 235 Genesis and Characterization of Solid Earth Materials W | 4


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 1
    Tutorial: 0
    Macroscopic and microscopic characterization of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Processes by which rocks are formed and transformed, and influence of genesis on shape, distribution, and rock-mass character of rock bodies. Engineering implications and consequences of rock-forming processes for mineral exploration and production, fossil-fuel exploration and production, and engineering site investigation.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 28
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 20
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): GEOE 232  or permission of instructor
  
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    GEOE 238 Surficial Processes, Sedimentation and Stratigraphy W | 4


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 1
    Tutorial: 0
    An examination of the genetic link between surficial geological processes and the sedimentary record produced by these processes and environments. Topics include origin of sedimentary rocks and their sedimentary structures, depositional environments, stratigraphic successions and stratigraphic principles, with a focus on their application to sedimentary basins, hydrocarbon genesis and the interaction of natural processes with human society.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 30
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 18
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): APSC 151  
  
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    GEOE 249 Geophysical Characterization of the Earth W | 3.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 0.5
    The application of physical principles to examine and characterize the Earth at all scales. The Earth’s physical properties and dynamic processes will be assessed and evaluated by integrating such topics as gravity, seismology, magnetism, geochronology, and heat flow, as related to scientific and engineering problems.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 12
    Natural Sciences 12
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 18
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): APSC 111  and APSC 151  and APSC 171 and  APSC 172  , or permission of instructor
  
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    GEOE 262 Geological Aspects of Mineral Deposits W | 3.75


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0.75
    Tutorial: 0
    The basic mineralogy and petrology of mineral deposits are examined. The formation and classification of mineral deposits, considering such aspects as tectonic setting, age, rock composition, geometry, and mineralogy are investigated. Emphasis is placed on the processes by which mineral deposits are formed and transformed, and their influence on mining and production. Laboratory work integrates geological information from the scale of hand samples to regional maps as tools to assist with mine design, estimation of ore grade and evaluation of issues related to ore processing.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 20
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 25
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): APSC 151  or equivalent
    EXCLUSION(S): GEOE 232  (GEOL 232),GEOE 235  (GEOL 235) GEOE 362  (GEOL 362)

  
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    GEOE 281 Earth Systems Engineering F | 4


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Tutorial: 1
    Introduction to all of the integrated fields of Geological Engineering and the essence of engineering design in an earth-systems context. Focus is on geological engineering properties and processes and their impact on design, with a particular focus on scale dependency, natural variability and risk-assessment. Introductory geotechnical engineering, applied geophysics, resource engineering and geo-environmental engineering is highlighted with emphasis on site investigation and design related to mining, tunnelling, infrastructure development, natural-hazard mitigation and environmental remediation and resource exploration and management. A one day field trip is required

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 36
    Engineering Design 12

    PREREQUISITE(S): APSC 151  , or permission of the instructor
    COREQUISITE(S): GEOE 221 , or permission of the instructor
  
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    GEOE 282 NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR - Earth Systems Engineering II: Resources and Environment W | 3.5


    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 1.5
    Tutorial: 0
    An earth-system engineering perspective on the nature and acquisition of energy, mineral and water resources, with particular emphasis on the environment considerations in their extraction, processing, and use. Criteria for designing resource exploration programmes are examined. Practical exercises, projects and seminars (team and individual) deal with these issues, and include the design of risk-management plans, environmental life-cycle assessments, sustainable systems, and ore-reserve estimations.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 12
    Engineering Science 18
    Engineering Design 12

    PREREQUISITE(S): GEOE 232  and GEOE 221 , or permission of the instructor
  
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    GEOE 300 Geological Engineering Field School S | 4


    Lecture: 0.5
    Lab: 3
    Tutorial: 0.5
    An intensive one-week course taken immediately after final examinations in second year (see Sessional Dates).  Teams of students design and implement a geological engineering field investigation program to produce and interpret geological field maps. 

    NOTE:  The cost of accommodation, transportation and food will be borne by the student.  Please consult the Departmental website for more information regarding estimated field trip costs.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 12
    Engineering Science 24
    Engineering Design 12

    PREREQUISITE(S): GEOE 221  and GEOE 235  and GEOE 238 and  GEOE 281 , or permission of instructor

  
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    GEOE 301 Field Studies in Geology F | 1.5


    Lecture: 0
    Lab: 1.5
    Tutorial: 0
    A multi-day field trip that uses stratigraphic, sedimentological, and paleontological data to interpret rock successions in a paleoenvironmental and tectonic context. Enrolment is limited. NOTE: The course runs during the week of Canadian Thanksgiving. Students are responsible for the cost of transportation, accommodation and food during the trip. Please see the Departmental web page for more information

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 18
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 0
    Engineering Design 0

    PREREQUISITE(S): GEOE 238  and permission of instructor
    COREQUISITE(S): GEOE 321  or GEOE 337  or GEOE 368  
  
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    GEOE 310 Deleted - Geological Engineering Field School |


    An intensive two-week course taken immediately after final examinations in second year. Teams of students apply geological field methods and geological engineering assessment techniques learned during second year, as the basis for an engineering assessment of overburden and bedrock for a suite of specific engineering design outcomes. These outcomes include mineral resource evaluation, mine design, geotechnical stability and environmental baseline assessment related to future engineering works. In addition the students are expected to optimize the design of their own site investigation program to maximize the practical value of information obtained. A final site investigation and engineering report, including design solutions for the aforementioned problems, is presented and defended. Field safety regulations and safe practice are emphasized. COURSE DELETED 2012-2013

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 15
    Engineering Design 45

    PREREQUISITE(S): GEOE 211  (GEOL 211) and GEOE 235  (GEOL 235), or permission of the instructor.
  
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    GEOE 313 Geomechanics and Engineering Geology W | 4


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 1
    Tutorial: 0
    Application of geomechanical principles to rock characterization and engineering analysis and design problems related to surface and underground construction and surface slope stability. Presentation and discussion of geomechanics theory and analysis tools with application to typical rock enginering problems and to case histories involving empirical, analytical and numerical solutions. Emphasis on the inherent variability of geomaterials at the lab and field scale and implications for design. A one-day field excursion may be included late in term.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 0
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 24
    Engineering Design 24

    PREREQUISITE(S): CIVL 340   and GEOE 300   and GEOE 321   and GEOE 359  , or permission of the instructor
    EXCLUSION(S):

     

  
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    GEOE 319 Applied Geophysics W | 4.5


    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 1
    Tutorial: 0.5
    Geophysical tools and methods (including gravity, magnetic, electrical, and seismic) applied to engineering problems, including resource exploration and site investigation. Design of field programs using these methods including consideration of physical principles, instrumentation, field procedures and data interpretation.

    Academic Units:
    Mathematics 0
    Natural Sciences 16
    Complementary Studies 0
    Engineering Science 24
    Engineering Design 14

    PREREQUISITE(S): GEOE 249 , MTHE 232  or (MTHE 225  ), or permission of instructor
    COREQUISITE(S): GEOE 359  
 

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