Undergraduate Calendar 2007-2008
All students enrolling in either the BASc or BSE degree, at the time of admission, will be registered
in one of the programs listed below.
Systems Design Engineering
Even though students in First Year (BASc) are registered in different programs, the studies at this level, except those in Systems Design Engineering, are co-ordinated by the Engineering Undergraduate Office.
One of the aims of the Engineering Undergraduate Office is to make the transition from a secondary school level study to university level study as smooth as possible. Academically, this transition is promoted by having many of the first year of Engineering courses build directly upon corresponding courses at the senior secondary school level.
Many aspects associated with the transition from high school study to university study are facilitated by the
Engineering Undergraduate Office. For example, most First Year Engineering courses are organized to promote the
study skills and work habits which will lead to academic and professional success. Study skills workshops run throughout the 1A and 1B terms.
Students diagnosed with weak background knowledge or skills are invited to participate in GENE 119, Problems Seminar, a non-credit
course to help students develop engineering knowledge and problem solving skills. For students with questions about
career development or personal concerns, the University Counselling
Services provides a wide range of services in the Engineering Undergraduate Office. First year students with
questions about their first year courses or progress should contact the advisor listed below.
The curriculum for all First Year Engineering (BASc) students is designed to provide a strong foundation of mathematical and scientific knowledge, a survey of the engineering sciences used in all disciplines of engineering, and an introduction to the engineering profession and engineering science as it pertains to the student's discipline. Students entering First Year of Engineering must enrol in the courses indicated in Table A.
Table A - First Year BASc and BSE Courses
|Chemical||CHE 100||CHE 102||MATH 115||MATH 116||PHYS 115|
|Civil||CIVE 125||CHE 102||MATH 115||MATH 116||PHYS 115|
|Computer and Electrical||ECE 150||CHE 102||MATH 115||MATH 117||PHYS 115||GENE 167|
|Environmental||ENVE 100||CHE 102||MATH 115||MATH 116||PHYS 115|
|Geological||ENVE 100||CHE 102||MATH 115||MATH 116||PHYS 115|
|CHE 102||MATH 115||MATH 116||PHYS 115|
|Mechanical||ME 100||CHE 102||MATH 115||MATH 116||PHYS 115|
|Mechatronics||MTE 100||CHE 102||MATH 115||MATH 116||GENE 121|
|Nanotechnology ±||MATH 117||NE 112||NE 113||NE 121||NE 131|
|Systems Design ±||SYDE 161||SYDE 183||SYDE 121||SYDE 111||SYDE 181||SYDE 101|
|Software Engineering (BSE)||SE 101||MATH 115||MATH 117||MATH 135||PHYS 115||CS 133|
|Chemical||CHE 121||GENE 123||MATH 118||CHE 161||CHE 101||CSE 1*|
|Civil||CIVE 121||GENE 123||MATH 118||CIVE 127||CIVE 153||CSE 1*|
|Computer ±||ECE 103||ECE 100||MATH 119||PHYS 125||MSCI 261|
|Electrical ±||ECE 104||ECE 100||MATH 119||PHYS 125||MSCI 261|
|Environmental||CIVE 121||GENE 123||MATH 118||ENVE 127||ENVE 153||CSE 1*|
|Geological||CIVE 121||GENE 123||MATH 118||ENVE 127||GEOE 153||CSE 1*|
|Management||GENE 121||GENE 123||MATH 118||PHYS 125||ME 135||MSCI 261|
|Mechanical||GENE 121||ME 123||MATH 118||PHYS 125||ME 215||MSCI 261|
|Mechatronics ±||MTE 120||MTE 140||MATH 118||MTE 111||MTE 119||CSE 1*|
|Nanotechnology ±||NE 100||NE 115||MATH 119||NE 122||NE 125||NE 141|
|Systems Design ±||SYDE 192||SYDE 114||SYDE 112||SYDE 182||SYDE 142|
|Software Engineering (BSE) ±||SE 112||SE 141||MATH 119||MSCI 261||CHE 102||CS 134|
* CSE means Complementary Studies elective
± These programs also have a seminar: (ECE 102, MTE 100B, NE 101, 102, SYDE 101, 102, SE 102)
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