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Engineering 5111 Control Engineering Concepts View Details
Introductory digital control, z-transforms, random variables and stochastic processes, filtering, Kalman filtering, harmonic analysis.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Engineering 5131 Microelectronics View Details
CMOS integrated circuit design; layout and fabrication; digital and analog circuit blocks; computer aided design, testing and verification.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5132 Digital Communication Systems View Details
Analysis and design of digital communication systems. Characterization of communication signals and systems. Modulation techniques and their performance in AWGN and dispersive channels. Channel equalization, carrier and symbol synchronization.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5151 Geoenvironmental Engineering View Details
Physical and hydrogeological properties of unsaturated and saturated porous media and engineered barrier materials; capillary barriers; contaminant fate and transport; geoenvironmental site characterization; groundwater monitoring and slug testing; design, construction and performance of landfill containment systems; contaminated site remediation methods.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Engineering 5152 Air Pollution Control Methods and Analysis View Details
Properties of particulate and gaseous emissions. Principles and sizing of cyclones, electrostatic precipitators, particulate scrubbers, fabric filters, gas absorbers, biofilters, and incinerators for volatile organic compounds. Control of sulfur and nitrogen oxides. Students will complete a project including a literature survey and discussion of research gaps in a specific topic related to Air Pollution Control Methods and Analysis.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Engineering 1135, Engineering 1554 and Engineering 2331; or permission of the instructor

Offering: 3-1; or 3-1

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Engineering 5171 Computational Mechanics View Details
Least squares and the conjugate gradient method; approximation and interpolation; fast Fourier transform; numerical solution of non-linear equations; optimization; initial value problems; boundary-value problems; finite difference and finite element methods.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5172 Advanced Thermal-Fluids View Details
Advanced heat conduction, convection, and thermal radiation; analytical heat transfer; the second law of thermodynamics and entropy generation; exergy; exergo-economics; conservation equations for viscous fluids and boundary layer concept; Navier-Stokes equations; and compressible 1-D flows.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5173 Intelligent Tools for Engineering Applications View Details
Computational intelligence; fuzzy logic; neural networks; genetic algorithms; hybrid techniques such as neuro-fuzzy schemes; machine learning; softcomputing in engineering applications in system modeling, pattern classification and control.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5174 Modeling and Control of Mechanical Systems View Details
Modelling of mechanical, electrical, thermal, and fluid dynamic systems; state space analysis; controllability, observability and stability; state feedback, output feedback, modal control; introduction to adaptive control, self-tuning regulations, and model reference adaptive systems.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5175 Applied Elasticity View Details
Introduction to rectangular cartesian tensors; development of equations of classical linear elasticity; applications to plane and torsion problems; exact and approximate analytical methods.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5190 Modeling Techniques in Water Resources View Details
Dimensionless formulation of natural laws and simulation theory; theoretical principles in the formulations of models; model construction techniques, calibration and validation procedures; hands on experience with numerical models; case studies with design for minimum environmental impacts. Students will complete a project including a literature survey and discussion of research gaps in a specific topic related to modeling techniques in water resources.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Engineering 5211 Robust Control View Details
State space representation and analysis; singular value analysis; H2 and Hinf methods of controller design with applications.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5231 Computer Architecture View Details
Overview of CISC/RISC microprocessors; performance metrics; instruction set design; microprogramming and hardwired control; cache and virtual memory organizations; protection and sharing; I/O architectures; multithreaded architectures; symmetric multiprocessors, DSP processors, and other parallel computers.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5232 Software Construction and Evolution View Details
Construction of software components identified and described in design documents. Code implementation and reuse. Unit, integration, system and acceptance testing. Methods and techniques to allow a software system to evolve, and survive.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5251 Environmental Chemistry View Details
The first part of this course focusses on the mechanisms that control the behaviour of contaminants in aquatic systems, including surface waters, groundwater, wastewater, and pore water in solid waste. Topics include chemical thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, acid-base equilibria, alkalinity and acidity, speciation, mineral precipitation/dissolution, sorption, ion exchange, complexation, and oxidation-reduction reactions. Standard software packages for predicting chemical equilibria among dissolved, adsorbed, solid, and gas phases will be presented. The second part of the course deals with atmospheric chemistry, including ozone, precipitation and smog chemistry. Students will complete a project including a literature survey, discussion of research gaps, and proposal for new research in a specific topic related to environmental chemistry.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Chemistry 2111 and Chemistry 2211; or Engineering 3014; or permission of the instructor

Offering: 3-1; or 3-1

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Engineering 5252 Advanced Green Chemicals and Processes View Details
Environmental and economic issues related to the mining, oil, and pulp & paper industries. Fundamentals of wood pellet production, processes, nano- and micro-crystalline cellulose production processes, green composites, and green chemicals. Introduction of green processes in the oil and mining industries. Conversion of traditional pulping industry to advanced biorefining processes. Students will complete a project including a literature survey and discussion of research gaps in a specific topic related to advanced green chemicals and processes.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Engineering 1135, Engineering 1554, Engineering 1635, Engineering 2331, and Chemistry 2231; or permission of the instructor

Offering: 3-1; or 3-1

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Engineering 5271 Alternative Energy Engineering View Details
Alternative clean and renewable energy sources (solar, wind, geothermal, and hydro energy); thermoelectric systems; fuel cells; nuclear energy; cogeneration; waste-heat recovery; energy storage, sustainability, and economics; and GHG emissions, pollution, and global warming.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5272 Combustion and Emissions in IC Engines View Details
Properties of fuels; combustion of fuels; stoichiometric combustion; and analysis of flue gas; pollutant formation and control in IC engines; hydrogen combustion in IC engine; combined heat and power (CHP); analysis of CHP; biofuels combustion.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5273 Mechatronics View Details
Properties of linear and nonlinear systems; system identification methods; modelling and approximation of dynamic systems; sensor and actuators; computer interfacing; computer control of machines and processes (PLC and PC based).
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5274 Advanced Manufacturing View Details
Solid modeling theory; part creation; assemblies and rigid bodies; mechanism simulation; optimization of manufacturing processes; graphical modeling of milling and turning; B-splines; data exchange; CNC machining and inspection.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5275 Mechanical Systems and Signal Analysis View Details
Data representation; signal conditioning; error analysis; sampling characteristics; deterministic and random signal analysis; statistical analysis; digital filters; fault detection in general mechanical systems such as gears, bearings, and shafts.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5311 Process Control View Details
Characterization and modelling of industrial processes. Process control strategies, feedforward control, multiloop control structures, interaction and decoupling; distributed control systems; examples of industrial process control loops.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5331 Digital ASIC Design View Details
Digital Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) Design Flow, hardware description language, synthesis of CMOS logic, standard cell libraries, verification, simulation, and testing, IC packaging, field programmable gate arrays and mask programmable gate arrays. Computer Aided Design algorithms.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5332 Advanced Computer Engineering View Details
Advanced aspects of computer architecture or digital hardware: parallel systems, memory systems, design of digital systems for testability.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5333 Computer Networks View Details
Layered network architectures; multiplexing and switching; delay and loss performance; medium access control; local area networks; wireless/optical access networks; mobility management; network layer: routing, flow control; ATM networks; internetworking: Internet protocol; transport layer: transmission control protocol; differentiated services IP.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5334 Web Engineering View Details
Basic technologies for Web Engineering: client-side scripting and server-side programming languages, software architectures and components for engineering web applications, and web services. Web modeling languages and the Semantic Web: metadata, ontologies, inferencing, Web ontology languages, context-awareness and adaptive information delivery.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5351 Design and Analysis of Experiments View Details
An introduction to principles and applications of design and analysis of experiments. Hypothesis testing and analysis of variance (ANOVA) to multiple factors. Completely random, randomized block, Latin squares, factorial and fractional factorial designs. Regression analysis with applications in engineering. Application of statistical software, including Microsoft Excel, to design and analysis of experiments. Students will complete a project including planning, designing, conducting, and analyzing an experiment, using appropriate principles and software package for design and analysis of experiments.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1

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Engineering 5371 Vibration Theory and Applications View Details
Single and multiple DOF systems; eigenvalue problems; impedance and mobility of dynamic systems; modal analysis; orthogonality and frequency response functions; experimental modal analysis; vibration control.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5390 Computer Applications in Traffic Engineering View Details
Transportation software such as Highway Capacity Software and Synchro-Simtraffic, traffic stream characteristics, traffic flow models, intersection analysis, capacity analysis, freeway management, data collection methods and parking studies.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Engineering 5391 Highway Safety View Details
Transportation safety studies, accident data analysis, traffic safety control devices, special population safety, highway conflict studies, and accident reconstruction.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Engineering 5411 Intelligent Control View Details
Knowledge representation; inference engines; approximate reasoning methods; fuzzy logic control; expert tuners and machine learning. Applications.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Engineering 5431 Advanced Power Electronics View Details
Rectifiers and inverters. Harmonic generation by solid-state power converters. Minimization of harmonic generation. Design of control circuits for rectifiers and inverters. Applications of microprocessors to machine drives.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5432 Semiconductor Devices View Details
Review of current device technologies. Theory of operation, modeling, parameter extraction, scaling issues, and higher order effects of active and passive semiconductor devices. Physical device modeling CAD tools.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5451 Physicochemical Treatment Processes View Details
Theory and design of chemical and physical processes utilized in the treatment of water and wastewater. Sedimentation; flotation; coagulation; precipitation; filtration; membrane separations; disinfection; ion exchange; adsorption; gas transfer.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Engineering 5511 Adaptive Control View Details
Parameter estimation, filtering and prediction algorithms; adaptive minimum variance, model reference and generalized predictive control. Applications of adaptive control.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5551 Biological Treatment Processes View Details
Fundamentals and applications of biological processes for water and wastewater treatment, air pollution control, bioremediation of contaminated soils and ground water. Specific topics include basic microbiology, kinetics, bioenergetics, stoichiometry, activated sludge process, fixed-biofilm process, anaerobic treatment and frontiers in biological treatment processes. Students will complete a project including a literature survey, discussion of research gaps, and proposal for new research in a specific topic related to biological treatment processes.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Engineering 3070 or permission of the instructor

Offering: 3-1; or 3-1

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Engineering 5590 Advanced Foundation Engineering View Details
Site exploration for foundations and retaining structures; load capacity and settlement of shallow and deep foundations; deep foundations under lateral loading; earth retaining structures, ground anchors and soil nails; ground improvement and modification techniques.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Engineering 5591 Soil Properties and Behaviour View Details
Basic geotechnical characteristics, properties and behaviour of soils; constitutive models of soil behaviour; laboratory compressibility and shear strength testing; field testing; stress paths; geotechnical instrumentation and field monitoring; stability of slopes.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Engineering 5592 Finite Element Analysis for Civil Engineering Applications View Details
Introduction to finite element methods; development of plane stress and plane strain elements; practical considerations in finite element modelling; constant-, linear- and quadratic-strain triangle elements; isoparametric formulation; higher-order shape functions; Galerkin’s residual method; three-dimensional stress analysis; finite element modelling of civil engineering problems; software applications.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Engineering 5593 Structural Design for Fire Resistance View Details
Fire safety engineering; room fire development; compartment fire dynamics; concept of fire severity; fire resistance tests and ratings; mechanical and thermal properties of different construction materials in fire; heat transfer analysis; fire protection systems; fire resistance design of structural members and assemblies made of steel, concrete and timber; performance-based approach for building fire safety design.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Engineering 5594 Advanced Structural Steel Design View Details
Stability theory; inelastic column buckling; beam-columns; frame stability; lateral-torsional buckling; bracing; semi-rigid connections and modeling; plastic analysis in connections; uniform force method.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Engineering 5595 Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering View Details
Building models for seismic design; vibrations of single and multiple degree of freedom systems; damping; vibration frequencies and modes; response and design spectra; modal response history and spectrum analyses; plastic hinges and mechanisms; capacity design.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Engineering 5596 Condition Assessment of Structures View Details
Mathematical and structural dynamics concepts for structural condition assessment; introduction to random vibration; concepts of system identification; time and frequency domain methods; parametric and nonparametric models, input-output and output-only techniques; sensors and sensing technology; vibration testing and structural monitoring.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Engineering 5597 Advanced Rock Mechanics View Details
Rocks and rock masses; classification and index properties of rocks; rock strength and failure criteria; Initial stresses in rocks and their measurement; planes of weakness in rocks; deformation of rocks; rock dynamics; rock slope engineering; rock foundation engineering; engineering of underground openings in rock; subsidence and ground control.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Engineering 5598 Computer-integrated Construction Engineering View Details
Discrete-event simulation; probabilistic issues of construction simulation; construction data collection and data distributions; simulation software; dynamic modelling of construction processes; topics in computerized systems for real-time planning, monitoring, and control of civil infrastructure projects; Building Information Modelling (BIM); 3D modeling with Revit; 4D planning and monitoring of buildings.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Engineering 5611 Advanced Topics in Control Engineering View Details
The course content will vary, but will deal with advanced automation and control in selected industries.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Engineering 5631 Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering View Details
Current developments and specialized topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Engineering 5651 Advanced Topics in Environmental Engineering View Details
Topics will vary, depending on the research interests of the instructor. Topics which may be covered include: mine waste management, pulp and paper industrial waste management, assessment and remediation of contaminated sites, engineering hydrology, groundwater hydrology, emerging topics in aquatic science, experimental methods and information management, and turbulent transport.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Engineering 5671 Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering View Details
Current developments and specialized topics in Mechanical Engineering.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Engineering 5691 Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering View Details
Current developments and specialized topics in Civil Engineering.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Engineering 5711 Seminar Control Engineering View Details
An ordered and critical exposition of the literature on an appropriate topic in Control Engineering.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 1-0; or 1-0
Notes: May only be taken by students in Control Engineering.

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Engineering 5731 Seminar Electrical and Computer Engineering View Details
For thesis-based students, the seminar comprises a presentation of the objectives and methodology of the proposed research, and includes an ordered an
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 1-0; or 1-0
Notes: May only be taken by students in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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Engineering 5732 Nonlinear Control View Details
Students will learn about nonlinear models and nonlinear phenomena, of perturbed systems, feedback linearization, and non-linear design tools.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5733 Robotics View Details
Students will learn about D-H representation, forward kinematics, inverse kinematics, jacobian, Euler-Lagrange method, and Newton Euler method. This knowledge will be applied to the design of controls for robot manipulators.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5734 Natural Language Processing View Details
Students will learn about the fundamentals of linguistics and of statistical inference in language, and how to apply statistical methods to basic tasks such as word sense disambiguation, part-of-speech tagging, and parsing. Students will explore recent work in advanced topics such as machine translation, information retrieval from text, and text categorization.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5735 Advances in Semiconductor Materials View Details
Students will study advanced semiconductor materials based on compound alloys such as arsenides, phosphides, and nitrides. The properties of semiconductor materials - electrical and optical - will be determined on the basis of their electron band structures. Special attention will be given to calculation of the electron band structures on the ternary and quaternary semiconductor compound alloys and determination of the properties. New phenomena in the disordered alloys such as tunnel optical absorption and excitons of the structure will be studied.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
Notes: Students who have previous credit in Chemistry and Materials Science 5111 may not take Engineering 5735 for credit.

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Engineering 5736 Nanostructured Materials View Details
Students will study the properties of the nanostructures determined on the basis of their electron band structures, which will be calculated on the basis of Linear Combination of Atomic Orbitals (LCAO) method. Special attention will be given to calculation of the electron band structures of two-dimensional nanostructures and the related new phenomena connected with obtaining of relativistic particles in these structures.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5

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Engineering 5739 Reading Course View Details
Directed individual study in an area of engineering that will be designated on a case by case basis. Reading courses are intended to add flexibility by providing an opportunity to develop a specific interest under the direct guidance of a faculty member. Requires approval of the instructor, graduate supervisor, and Graduate Program Coordinator.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Engineering 5771 Seminar Mechanical Engineering View Details
For thesis-based students, the seminar comprises a presentation of the objectives and methodology of the proposed research, and includes an ordered an
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 1-0; or 1-0
Notes: May only be taken by students in Mechanical Engineering.

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Engineering 5804 Master's Project View Details
Independent investigation of a research-based engineering problem that typically includes generation and/or compilation and interpretation of test data and advanced analysis/modelling and design. The project could involve an engineering practice-oriented problem. The student will complete necessary literature review and a final project report. The project will be presented and defended as an engineering seminar.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Offering: 1-0; 1-0
Notes: May only be taken by students in MSc Engineering programs.

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Engineering 5811 Seminar Environmental Engineering View Details
For thesis-based students, the seminar comprises a presentation of the objectives and methodology of the proposed research, and includes an ordered an
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 1-0; or 1-0
Notes: May only be taken by students in Environmental Engineering.

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Engineering 5835 Master's Paper View Details
A comprehensive research-based review of current literature related to a specific topic within the field of engineering. The student will complete a f
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: May only be taken by students in MSc Engineering programs.

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Engineering 5891 Seminar Civil Engineering View Details
For thesis-based students, the seminar comprises a presentation of the objectives and methodology of the proposed research, and includes an ordered an
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 1-0; or 1-0
Notes: May only be taken by students in the MSc in Civil Engineering

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Engineering 5901 (9901) Master's Thesis View Details
Credit Weight: 2.5

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