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First Semester Courses

06-85-133: Engineering and Design
The Engineering and Design course is the introductory engineering design course for First Year Engineering students. The course activities are aimed at integrating knowledge regarding information retrieval techniques, problem needs validation, problem identification and formulation, analysis of the problem, and problem solving techniques. Furthermore, the students will brainstorm different solutions for the design problems and will present their ideas through a variety of visual, written, and oral communications. Specifically, they will need to apply what they will be taught in visualization techniques, including but not limited to sketching, isometric drawing and orthographic projection. The students will focus on introductory engineering problems from a variety of disciplines or scenarios as appropriate, and will work in groups to encourage and develop personal, teamwork, leadership, and task completion skills. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours a week.)

06-85-111: Engineering Mechanics I
Statics of particles and rigid bodies; trusses, frames, machines; centroids and centres of gravity; friction. (3 lecture, 2 tutorial hours a week.)

03-62-126: Linear Algebra
Linear systems, matrix algebra, determinants, vectors in Rn, dot product, orthogonalization, and eigenvalues. (Prerequisite: 62-102 or Grade 12 Advanced Functions and Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors, or equivalent.) (Antirequisite:62-120 or 62-125.) (3 lectures hours, 1 tutorial hour a week.)

03-62-140: Differential Calculus
Trigonometric functions and identities. Inverse trigonometric functions. Limits and continuity. Derivatives and applications. Mean Value Theorem. Indeterminate forms and l'Hopital's Rule. Antiderivatives. Introduction to definite integrals. (Prerequisite: Grade 12 Advanced Functions and Grade 12 Calculus and vectors or equivalent, or 62-101.) (3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour a week.)

06-85-118: Engineering and the Profession
The practice of engineering in various disciplines; career development; administrative processes in the profession; ethical considerations; the relationship of engineering to society. Responsibility of professional engineers for public health and safety in the workplace. Fundamentals of expository writing, including types of exposition, planning, organization, format and style, résumé preparation, engineering reports, and other forms of written communication. Assignments using word processing. (2 lecture hours a week.) Credit Weight 2.0:

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 03-62-139:  Functions and Differential Calculus
Trigonometric functions and identities, inverse trigonometric functions, limits and continuity, derivatives and applications, Mean value theorem, indeterminate forms and l’Hopital’s rule, antiderivatives, introduction to indefinite integrals. (This course is required for students who do not have credit for Ontario grade 12 Calculus and Vectors. The course is equivalent to 62-140 for all prerequisite purposes.) (Prerequisite: Grade 12 Advanced Functions.) (Antirequisite:62-140.) (4 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour a week.)

03-62-125: Vectors and Linear Algebra
Vectors, three dimensional geometry, linear systems, matrix algebra, determinants, vector spaces, dot products, cross products, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and diagonalization, orthogonalization. (This is required for students who do not have credit for Ontario grade 12 Calculus and Vectors. The course is equivalent to 62-120/126 for all prerequisite purposes.) (Prerequisite: Grade 12 Advanced Functions or equivalent.) (Antirequisites:62-120, 62-126.) (4 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour a week.      



Second Semester Courses

06-85-120: Engineering Thermofluids
The Engineering Thermofluids course examines the fundamentals of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Students will learn the appropriate terminology and units, the sources of and types of energy and their interchange, the types of fluid flow and heat transfer and the physical and thermal properties of fluids. The course will consider and explain everyday engineering examples of these systems, as well as demonstrate how to identify, formulate and solve basic problems using the fundamental laws of thermofluids. Laboratory based experiments will be introduced to illustrate these topics in practical situations. (Prior knowledge from Physics I (64-140) is recommended.) (3 lecture, 2 tutorial/laboratory hours per week).

03-62-141: Integral Calculus
Antiderivatives. The definite integral and Fundamental Theorem. Techniques of integration. Applications of the definite integral. Improper integrals. Separable differential equations. Polar and parametric coordinates. (Prerequisite: 62-139 or 62-140.) (3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour a week.)

03-64-141: Introductory Physics II
Wave motion, sound, electricity and magnetism, light, and modern physics. (Prerequisite: 64-140 or 85-111.) (3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours a week.)

03-59-110: Topics in General Chemistry
An introduction to selected topics in modern chemistry for engineering: atomic and molecular structure, properties of matter and the periodic table, macroscopic chemical systems, stoichiometry, properties of the equilibrium state and applications to thermochemistry and electrochemistry. (Prerequisite: Grade 12 "U" Chemistry or equivalent.) (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours a week.)

06-85-119: Technical Communications