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AE 100s


AE 100 LEC,STU,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015319
Concepts Studio
An introduction to the fundamental engineering methods, principles and skills, design and communication in architectural engineering. Scale models of historically significant buildings, bridges, and towers will be hand built and hand drawn. Simple design projects will be used to develop and understand the design process and construction drawings and specifications. Introduction to computer analysis tools (Excel, Matlab) and the profession. [Offered: F]
Prereq: 1A Architectural Engineering

AE 101 LEC,STU,TST 0.50Course ID: 015320
History of the Built Environment
A complementary studies course that provides a broad history of technology as it relates to buildings, towers, bridges, etc. Social, cultural, and economic influences on technological products will be discussed while surveying icons of architectural engineering. [Offered: F]
Prereq: 1A Architectural Engineering

AE 104 LEC,TST,TUT 0.25Course ID: 015321
Mechanics 1
Newtonian mechanics. Force systems; vectors, forces, and moments; equilibrium and free body diagrams. Mechanics of simple structures. [Offered: F]
Prereq: 1A Architectural, Civil, Environmental, or Geological Engineering.
Antireq: CIVE 104, PHYS 115

AE 105 LEC,TST,TUT 0.75Course ID: 015322
Mechanics 2
Distributed forces, centroids, and moment of inertia. Introduction to foundations and fluid statics. Basic structural analysis. Plane trusses. Beam diagrams. Stress-strain-temperature relationships. Behaviour of members in tension, compression, and bending. Thin-walled pressure vessels. Friction. [Offered: S]
Prereq: AE 104; Level at least 1B Architectural, Civil, Environmental, or Geological Engineering.
Antireq: CIVE 105

AE 115 LEC,TST,TUT 0.25Course ID: 015323
Linear Algebra
Linear systems of equations, matrices, and determinants. Introduction to the eigenvalue problem. Applications. [Offered: F]
Prereq: 1A Architectural, Civil, Environmental, or Geological Engineering.
Antireq: CIVE 115, MATH 114, 115, 125, 136, 146

AE 121 LAB,LEC,TST 0.50Course ID: 015324
Computational Methods
Introduction to computer programming, examples of efficient numerical algorithms for basic scientific computations. Programming and problem-solving concepts introduced in the course will be incorporated into projects involving architectural engineering applications. The language of instruction will be Matlab. [Offered: S]
Prereq: Level at least 1B Architectural, Civil, Environmental, or Geological Engineering.
Antireq: BME 121, CHE 121, CIVE 121, ECE 150, GENE 121, SYDE 121

AE 125 LEC,STU,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015325
Architectural Graphics Studio
Basic hand- and computer-sketching techniques, perspective, isometrics, presentation graphics, working drawings, and contract documents. Exposure to computer-based drafting, rendering, and solid modelling tools. Drawing as a design and analysis (sun shading, structural forces) tool. [Offered: S]
Prereq: AE 100; Level at least 1B Architectural Engineering

AE 200s


AE 200 LEC,STU,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015326
Structural Design Studio
Development of design and communication skills through application in projects involving various building/bridge types. Emphasis placed upon issues of materiality and technology in structural and building design. Form finding, model building. [Offered: W, first offered Winter 2020]
Prereq: AE 125; Level at least 2A Architectural Engineering

AE 204 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015327
Solid Mechanics 1
Three-dimensional force systems, moments, couples, and resultants. Three-dimensional equilibrium problems. Shear stresses in beams. Plastic bending. Beam deflection. Torsion of shafts and thin-walled closed sections. Shear, bending moment, and deflection diagrams for beams. Compound stress and stress transformations. Design concepts. [Offered: W, first offered Winter 2020]
Prereq: AE 105; Level at least 2A Architectural or Civil Engineering, or Level at least 2B Geological Engineering.
Antireq: CIVE 204

AE 205 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015328
Solid Mechanics 2
Frames, arches, and suspended structures. Stress and strain transformations. Strain energy. Energy methods. Virtual work. Buckling of columns. [Offered: F, first offered Fall 2020]
Prereq: AE 204, 221; Level at least 2B Architectural or Civil Engineering, or Level at least 3A Geological Engineering.
Antireq: CIVE 205

AE 221 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015329
Advanced Calculus
Calculus of functions of several variables. Differentiation: partial derivatives of implicit and explicit functions, applications including optimizations. Integration: multiple integrals in various co-ordinate systems with applications; Vector calculus: vector fields, line integrals, surface integrals, and applications. Numerical integration and differentiation. [Offered: W, first offered Winter 2020]
Prereq: MATH 118; Level at least 2A Architectural, Civil, or Geological Engineering.
Antireq: CIVE 221, ENVE 221, MATH 217

AE 223 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015330
Differential Equations and Balance Laws
An introduction to ordinary differential equations with applications to mass and energy balance problems in engineering. Standard methods of solution of first and second order linear equations with constant coefficients. Numerical methods for solving ordinary differential equations. Partial differential equations. [Offered: F, first offered Fall 2020]
Prereq: AE 221; Level at least 2A Architectural, Environmental, or Geological Engineering.
Antireq: CIVE 222, MATH 218

AE 224 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015331
Probability and Statistics
Role of probability in architectural engineering and decision-making under uncertainty. Basic probability concepts. Probability distributions. Functions of random variables. Data analysis. Confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Introduction to regression analysis. Introduction to design of experiments and statistical quality control. [Offered: W, first offered Winter 2020]
Prereq: MATH 116; Level at least 2A Architectural or Civil Engineering.
Antireq: CIVE 224, ENVE 224

AE 225 LEC,STU,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015332
Environmental Building Studio
Environmental performance of buildings studied via physical investigations, demonstrations, case studies, design exercises. Relative roles of structure, enclosure, mechanical systems, embodied energy, life-cycle implications investigated. [Offered: F, first offered Fall 2020]
Prereq: AE 200; Level at least 2B Architectural Engineering

AE 265 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015333
Structure and Properties of Materials
A basic course in structure, behaviour, and uses of engineering materials. Topics include monotonic and cyclic stress-strain behaviour of metals, and the mechanical properties of irons, steels, copper, and aluminum. Structure and mechanical properties of wood, masonry, cements, concrete, polymers, and fiber-reinforced polymers. Fracture, fatigue, corrosion, decay, moisture, and radiation damage functions.
[Note: Three lab sessions. Offered: F, first offered Fall 2020]
Prereq: Level at least 2A Civil, Environmental, or Geological Engineering, or level at least 2B Architectural Engineering.
Antireq: CIVE 265

AE 279 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015334
Energy and the Environment
Conservation of energy, energy balances on closed systems. Steady-state and transient heat transfer via convection, radiation, and conduction. Mechanical and electrical work. Internal energy, enthalpy, and specific heats of solids, liquids, and gases. Phase change in natural environmental systems; the basics of heat engines, refrigerators, and heat pumps. Function, evaluation, and design of energy resource technology: wind and hydroelectric turbines, photovoltaics, geothermal energy, biomass and biofuel, natural gas and petroleum extraction, and tidal energy. Renewable energy policy and implications. [Offered: S, first offered Spring 2021]
Prereq: Level at least 2B Architectural, Civil, Environmental, or Geological Engineering.
Antireq: BME 384, CHE 330, ECE 309/MTE 309, ENVE 279, ME 250, SYDE 381

AE 280 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015335
Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
An introduction to fluid mechanics and thermal sciences. Fluid properties. Fluid statics. Bernoulli equation. The momentum equation and applications. Laminar and turbulent flow. Dimensionless numbers. Closed conduit flow. Pipe network analysis. Steady flow in pipes. First and second laws of thermodynamics will be introduced, enthalpy, entropy, exergy, and forms of energy. Heat storage and transfer.
[Note: Four lab sessions. Offered: W, first offered Winter 2020]
Prereq: CIVE 105, 221; Level at least 2A Architectural or Civil Engineering.
Antireq: CIVE 280, ENVE 280

AE 300s


AE 300 LEC,PRJ,STU,TUT 1.00Course ID: 015336
Architectural Engineering Studio
Comprehensive design project of building or bridge in collaboration with the School of Architecture. Integration of structure, systems, and architecture explored with case studies. Preparation of construction drawings and specifications. [Offered: S, first offered Spring 2021]
Prereq: AE 225; Level at least 3A Architectural Engineering

AE 301 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015337
Building Enclosure Systems
A review of the functions of the building enclosure, and materials, systems and sub-systems used in modern building construction of new and retrofit of existing buildings. Interaction of the enclosure, mechanical systems, and structure, the importance of construction process and quality control, as well as the implications to sustainability will be considered. [Offered: W, first offered Winter 2022]
Prereq: AE 300

AE 303 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015338
Structural Analysis 1
Analysis of statically indeterminate structures using force and displacement methods. Influence lines for determinate and indeterminate structures. Introduction to the matrix stiffness method. Computer applications using commercial structural analysis software. [Offered: S, first offered Spring 2021]
Prereq: AE 205; Level at least 3A Architectural, Civil, or Geological Engineering.
Antireq: CIVE 303

AE 310 LEC,TST,TUT 0.75Course ID: 015339
Introduction to Structural Design
Introduction to structural systems. Systems for carrying gravity and lateral loads in buildings. Structural design concepts. Analysis and design of concrete beams and one-way slabs. Design of steel beams and tension members. Comparison of steel and concrete framing systems. [Offered: W, first offered Winter 2022]
Prereq: AE 303; Level at least 3B Architectural, Civil, or Geological Engineering.
Antireq: CIVE 310

AE 315 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015340
Building Structural Systems
A review of different structural systems and materials with a focus on constructability, sustainability, economy, and performance. Concrete, steel, wood, masonry, and polymer materials, as well as framed, hybrid, shear wall, cable stayed, tension, and inflatable systems will be covered. The selection of systems as a function of occupancy, scale, labour, economy, geography, and climate will be introduced. [Offered: W, first offered Winter 2022]
Prereq: AE 200

AE 325 LEC,PRJ 0.50Course ID: 015341
Project 1 Studio
Students undertake a group architectural engineering design project over two terms of their program. The purpose of the project is to demonstrate students' abilities to practise in their chosen area of expertise, using knowledge gained from their academic and employment experiences. Projects integrate all relevant aspects (e.g., structure, constructability, mechanical and enclosure) within appropriate defined social, economic, environmental, political, and technical constraints. [Offered: W, first offered Winter 2022]
Prereq: AE 300; Level at least 3B Architectural Engineering

AE 353 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015342
Soil Mechanics and Foundations
An introduction to soil mechanics principles including state of stress, ground water flow, consolidation and shear strength. An introduction to design of shallow and deep foundations. Earth pressure theories and design of retaining walls. [Offered: S, first offered Spring 2021]
Prereq: Level at least 3A Architectural Engineering

AE 392 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015343
Economics and Life Cycle Analysis
Project financing, life-cycle analysis, time value of money, sensitivity analyses, tax, financial implications of infrastructure projects, quantitative decision-making, and financial aspects of a business plan. [Offered: W, first offered Winter 2022]
Prereq: MATH 116; Level at least 2B Civil Engineering, 3A Environmental or Geological Engineering, or 3B Architectural Engineering.
Antireq: CIVE 392, MSCI 261

AE 400s


AE 400 PRJ 0.50Course ID: 015344
Project 2 Studio
Completion of the project defined and initiated in AE 325. Complete oral presentation, written and graphics deliverables. [Offered: S, first offered Spring 2022]
Prereq: AE 325; Level at least 4A Architectural Engineering

AE 405 LAB,LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015345
Building Performance Measurement Lab
Introduction to the techniques and utility of measuring building performance both during construction, during operation, and before retrofit. Stiffness, vibration, rain penetration, air leakage, heat flow, durability, solar control, acoustics, lighting, damage assessment, and energy consumption. [Offered: S, first offered Spring 2022]
Prereq: AE 280

AE 425 PRJ 0.50Course ID: 015346
Project 3 Studio
A comprehensive individual design project of building, bridge, tower, etc. with a defined focus on a specific building system: mechanical, structural, enclosure, architectural. Research of precedents and the state of technology will be part of this. Complete oral presentation, written report, and graphics deliverables. [Offered: W, first offered Winter 2023]
Prereq: AE 400; 4B Architectural Engineering

AE 450 LEC,TST,TUT 0.50Course ID: 015347
Building Service Systems
Heating, ventilating, cooling, filtration, plumbing, lighting, transport, data transmission, security, control, and life safety systems in buildings will be studied, in terms of function, performance, economics, construction, renovation, regulation, and sustainability. The interaction of systems, especially the environmental control systems, with the enclosures and structural systems in design and construction will be specifically considered. [Offered: S, first offered Spring 2022]
Prereq: AE 279

AE 491 LEC,TST 0.50Course ID: 015348
Engineering Law and Ethics
Background (Charter of Rights and Freedoms), contracts, torts (negligent malpractice), forms of carrying on business, professional practice (Professional Engineers Act, joint practice rules, professional misconduct and sexual harassment), alternate dispute resolution, construction liens, intellectual property (patents, trade marks, copyrights and industrial designs), labour relations and employment law, Environmental Law. [Offered: S, first offered Spring 2022]
Prereq: Level at least 4A Architectural Engineering.
Antireq: CIVE 491