Engineering (EGNE)

Course Descriptions

1203 Engineering Mechanics (Statics)
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: MATH 1210/1211 (concurrently).

Students will cover the fundamental concepts and principles of mechanics, statics of particles, equivalent force systems, equilibrium of rigid bodies, analysis of structures, friction, distributed forces, centroids, centre of gravity, and moments of inertia.

Classes 3 hrs. and lab 3 hrs. a week. 


1204 Computer Methods for Engineers
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Students must be registered in either the Diploma of Engineering or the B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering program.

This course introduces students to computer tools and techniques for the solution of common engineering problems.  Software methods include C language programming, MathCad, spreadsheets, PC operating systems and networks will be studied.  Problems involving the solution of simultaneous equations, matrix algebra, numerical integration/ differentiation, and display and analyses of experimental data will be addressed.

Classes 3 hrs. and lab 3 hrs. a week.


1206 Technical Communications
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Students must be registered in either the Diploma of Engineering or the B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering Program

Students are exposed to the history of engineering and its disciplines, academic regulations, ethics, equity and professional responsibility. Students are provided with the practical communication skills associated with the Engineering profession including: writing fundamentals, technical writing, presentations, public speaking, and communication theory.

Classes 3 hrs. a week and lab 3 hrs. per week.  


1210 Engineering Design Graphics (Design I)
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Students must be registered in either the Diploma of Engineering or the B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering Program.

Students examine graphics as a language of communication. Topics include: 3D visualization; projection theory; orthographic, oblique and isometric sketching; drawing as a means of representing 3D objects on 2D paper; reading of engineering drawings; standards and conventional practices.  Students complete a design project which includes elements of conceptual design, team work, project management, computer drafting, reporting and presentations.

Classes 3 hrs. and lab 3 hrs. a week.


2301 Dynamics
3 credit hours
Prerequisite:  MATH 1211, EGNE 1203, and EGNE 1204.

Topics include rectilinear and curvilinear kinematics using Cartesian, normal-tangential, and polar cylindrical labels: projectile motion with zero and non-zero drag. Topics also include continuous and discrete forms of the second law: work-energy, conservation of energy, impulse-momentum. Students are introduced to the Newtonian analysis of bodies in translation, rotation about a fixed axis, and plane general motion. Planar mechanisms with pin joints, sliding connections, and gears are addressed.

Classes 3 hrs. and lab 3 hrs. a week.  


2302 Engineering Economics
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Students must be registered in either the Diploma of Engineering or the B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering program.

This course deals with the economics of engineering design.  Students are introduced to the fundamental concepts and cash flow diagrams; and interest factors are dealt with in some detail.  A variety of discounted cash flow techniques are covered including rate of return calculations.  Topics also include inflation, tax, replacement and risk.

Classes 3 hrs. a week and labs 1 hr. a week.


2303 Thermo-Fluid Engineering I
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: MATH 1211 and PHYS 1211.

Students are introduced to the fields of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics in an integrated manner. It covers the basic properties of fluids and gasses, ideal gas equation of state, fluid statics, work and heat interactions, control volume using energy, the first and second laws of thermodynamics, enthalpy, entropy, as well as Carnot, Rankine and power/refrigeration cycles.

Classes 3 hrs. and lab 3 hrs. per week.


2304 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: MATH 1211, and EGNE 1203.

This course is an introduction to the techniques and theories involved in the analysis of strength, deformation and stability of structural members and assemblies under the action of forces. Students are provided with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the relationships between loads applied to non-rigid bodies and the resulting stresses and strains. Topics include: stress and strain; axially loaded members; torsionally loaded members; flexural loading; combined loadings; column loading; and an introduction to the Theory of Elasticity. A design project is a component of this course.

Classes 3 hrs. and lab 3 hrs. a week.


2305 Introduction to Digital Logic Circuits
3 credit hours

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of digital system design. Topics covered include: Boolean algebra; basic logic gates; combinational logic circuits including programmable logic arrays (PLA’s) and arithmetic circuits; sequential logic design involving flip-flops; counters; and finite state machines. 

Classes 3 hrs. and lab 3 hrs. a week. 


2306 Thermo-Fluid Engineering II
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: MATH 1211 and EGNE 2303

This course is a continuation of EGNE 2303. Topics include: buoyancy and stability; the use of continuity, control volume, Euler, Bernoulli, energy and momentum equations in engineering applications; dimensional analysis; similitude; theory of physical models; and laminar vs turbulent flows in piping/conduit systems

Classes 3 hrs. and lab 3 hrs. a week. 


2307 Engineering Design II
3 credit hours
Prerequisite:  EGNE 1204 and EGNE 1210.

This course is an extension of  EGNE 1210 course material to include: technical drawings and computer graphics;, a design project with working drawings and a technical report; and the construction and testing of a physical model.

Classes 3 hrs. a week and lab 3 hrs. a week.  


2308 Electric Circuits
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: PHYS 1210 and 1211 (concurrently).

The objective of this course is to introduce the student to the fundamental laws of electric circuits and circuit parameters, the concept of time-constants, impedances and admittances and general network theorems. Topics include: Kirchhoff’s Laws; Ohm’s law and circuit parameters, resistive networks, loop and node equations; network theorems, super position, Thevenin-Norton; A.C. circuits, sinusoidal response, power, power factor, three-phase circuits; transients in simple circuits. A formal written report on a topic related to the history and the evolution of the field is required.

Classes 3 hrs. and lab 3 hrs. per week.


2309 Probability and Statistics for Engineers
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: MATH 1211.

The topics covered include probability laws and the interpretation of numerical data, probability distributions and probability densities, functions of random variables, joint distributions, characteristic functions, inferences concerning mean and variance, tests of hypotheses, an introduction to linear regression.  The course emphasizes engineering applications and makes extensive use of statistical computer packages.

 Classes 3 hrs. and labs 2 hrs. a week.  


2311 Circuit Analysis (Circuits II)
3 credit hours
Prerequisite:  EGNE 2308

This course builds on the introduction to electric circuits in EGNE 2308. Topics include sinusoidal steady-state response via phasor diagrams and impedance concepts; power and energy; mutual inductance and transformers; balanced and unbalanced three-phrase circuits.Labs are “virtual labs” using Electronics Workbench/Spice packages on P.C. network.

Classes 3 hours and lab 3 hours a week. 


2400 Engineering and Biosphere
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: CHEM 1210

The course explores the effect of engineered systems and structures on the biosphere. Topics include cell structure and function, microbiology, toxicology, and nutrient cycles. The effect of engineering projects on the ecology, environment and living systems. The application of technology and design to minimize the adverse impact of engineering activities on the biosphere is addressed. Laboratory sessions consist of tutorials and field-trips to local sites.

Classes 3 hrs. a week and lab 3 hrs. a week


2401 Fundamentals of Process Engineering
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: CHEM 1213EGNE 2303 (concurrently)

Students analyze both non-reactive and reactive process systems using the principles of mass and energy balances, phase equilibrium, vapour pressure, and the application of Raoult’s and Henry’s Laws. Industrial case studies and computer simulations will be used to emphasize important topics.

Classes 3 hrs. a week and lab 3 hrs. a week.


2402 Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering
3 credit hours
Prerequisites: CHEM 1213 and PHYS 1211.

Students are introduced to the technical fundamental of pollution control. A range of industrial sources of pollution and their respective impacts on the environment are examined. Laboratories include hands-on experimentation, field trips to local sites of interest, and guest speakers from industry.

Classes 3 hrs. a week and lab 3 hrs. per week.