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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Courses Graduate Courses (Masters and PhD) Engineering Graduate Courses
Engineering Graduate Courses

GRADUATE COURSES

Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.

The following courses are offered for the Master's program.

     MSC ENG IN CONTROL ENGINEERING
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Engineering 5111      Control Engineering Concepts
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Introductory digital control, z-transforms, random variables and stochastic processes, filtering, Kalman filtering, harmonic analysis.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Engineering 5131      Microelectronics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: CMOS integrated circuit design; layout and fabrication; digital and analog circuit blocks; computer aided design, testing and verification.
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 5132      Digital Communication Systems
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: 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.
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 5151      Geoenvironmental Engineering
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Engineering 4050, or permission of the instructor
Description: Sources of waste and soil and groundwater contamination, environmental regulations; soil classification and soil weight-volume relationships; permeability and seepage; Geoenvironmental site characterization technologies and methodologies; contaminant fate and transport; groundwater monitoring technologies and strategies; introduction to remediation of contaminated sites.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Engineering 5211      Robust Control
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: State space representation and analysis; singular value analysis; H2 and Hinf methods of controller design with applications.
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 5231      Computer Architecture
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: 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.
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 5232      Software Construction and Evolution
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: 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.
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 5251      Environmental Chemistry
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 2111 and either Chemistry 2411 or Engineering 4534, or permission of the instructor
Description: The emphasis of this course is on understanding the chemical mechanisms that control the behaviour of inorganic contaminants in aquatic systems, including surface waters, groundwater, 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.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Engineering 5311      Process Control
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: 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.
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 5331      Digital ASIC Design
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: 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.
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 5332      Advanced Computer Engineering
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Advanced aspects of computer architecture or digital hardware: parallel systems, memory systems, design of digital systems for testability.
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 5333      Computer Networks
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: 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.
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 5334      Web Engineering
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: 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.
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 5351      Experimental Design and Analysis for Environmental Engineers
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: The content of this course will first focus on the description of the static and dynamic characteristics of measuring systems. Secondly, concepts such as probability, random variables, stationary and ergodic random processes, correlations, and power spectra will be discussed. Finally, data processing techniques including programming of time series statistical analysis, fast-Fourier transforms and spectra will be visited. Also, description of linear and non-linear regression methods and computation of measurement uncertainty will be covered.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Engineering 5411      Intelligent Control
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Knowledge representation; inference engines; approximate reasoning methods; fuzzy logic control; expert tuners and machine learning. Applications.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Engineering 5431      Advanced Power Electronics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: 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.
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 5432      Semiconductor Devices
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: 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.
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 5433      Design of RF ICs
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Transistor models, small-signal analysis, amplifier design, biasing, noise analysis. Examples of Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RF ICs): amplifiers, filters, oscillators, PLL and frequency synthesizers. Evaluation of circuit performance.
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 5434      Wireless Communication Systems
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Cellular system design fundamentals, propagation in mobile radio channels: large and small scale effects, modulation techniques for mobile radio, diversity and diversity combining techniques, multiple access techniques.
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 5451      Physicochemical Treatment Processes
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: 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, and gas transfer.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Engineering 5511      Adaptive Control
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Parameter estimation, filtering and prediction algorithms; adaptive minimum variance, model reference and generalized predictive control. Applications of adaptive control.
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
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Engineering 5551      Biological Treatment Processes
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Emphasizing the 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.
Offering: 3-0; 3-0
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Engineering 5611      Advanced Topics in Control Engineering
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: The course content will vary, but will deal with advanced automation and control in selected industries.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Engineering 5631      Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Current developments and specialized topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Engineering 5651      Advanced Topics in Environmental Engineering
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: 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.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Engineering 5711      Seminar Control Engineering
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An ordered and critical exposition of the literature on an appropriate topic in Control Engineering.
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
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An ordered and critical exposition of the literature on a appropriate topic in electrical and computer engineering.
Offering: 1-0; or 1-0
Notes: May only be taken by students in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
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Engineering 5811      Seminar Environmental Engineering
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An ordered and critical exposition of the literature on an appropriate topic in Environmental Engineering.
Offering: 1-0; or 1-0
Notes: May only be taken by students in Environmental Engineering.
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Engineering 5901 (9901)      Master's Thesis
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