Academic Calendar - 2018

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2018

Courses


Course Numbering

0001-0999* Pre-University level introductory courses
1000-1999 Year 1 courses
2000-4999 Senior-level undergraduate courses
5000-5999 Professional Degree courses in Dentistry, Education, Law, Medicine and Theology (MTS, MDiv)
6000-6999 Courses offered by Continuing Studies
9000-9999 Graduate Studies courses

* These courses are equivalent to pre-university introductory courses and may be counted for credit in the student's record, unless these courses were taken in a preliminary year. They may not be counted toward essay or breadth requirements, or used to meet modular admission requirements unless it is explicitly stated in the Senate-approved outline of the module.


Suffixes

no suffix 1.0 course not designated as an essay course
A 0.5 course offered in first term
B 0.5 course offered in second term
A/B 0.5 course offered in first and/or second term
E 1.0 essay course
F 0.5 essay course offered in first term
G 0.5 essay course offered in second term
F/G 0.5 essay course offered in first and/or second term
H 1.0 accelerated course (8 weeks)
J 1.0 accelerated course (6 weeks)
K 0.75 course
L 0.5 graduate course offered in summer term (May - August)
Q/R/S/T 0.25 course offered within a regular session
U 0.25 course offered in other than a regular session
W/X 1.0 accelerated course (full course offered in one term)
Y 0.5 course offered in other than a regular session
Z 0.5 essay course offered in other than a regular session

Glossary


Prerequisite

A course that must be successfully completed prior to registration for credit in the desired course.


Corequisite

A course that must be taken concurrently with (or prior to registration in) the desired course.


Antirequisite

Courses that overlap sufficiently in course content that both cannot be taken for credit.


Essay Courses

Many courses at Western have a significant writing component. To recognize student achievement, a number of such courses have been designated as essay courses and will be identified on the student's record (E essay full course; F/G/Z essay half-course).


Principal Courses

A first year course that is listed by a department offering a module as a requirement for admission to the module. For admission to an Honors Specialization module or Double Major modules in an Honors Bachelor degree, at least 3.0 courses will be considered principal courses.



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Chemical and Biochemical Engineering


This course presents the fundamental principles governing the structure and reactivity of organic molecules. Organic molecules form the basis of industrial chemical and environmental processes. The laboratory section focuses on bench scale processing of organic chemical products, and the use of modern instruments for analysis of organic materials and monitoring of chemical processes.

Antirequisite(s): Chemistry 2213A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 1302A/B or the former Chemistry 1024A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course applies previously learned concepts in organic chemistry to describe chemical transformations that form the basis of industrial and environmental processes. The laboratory section focuses on the bench scale synthesis of organic chemical products, and the use of modern instruments for their analysis and quality control.

Antirequisite(s): Chemistry 2223B or the former CBE 2216.

Prerequisite(s): CBE 2206A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Properties of a pure substance, first law of thermodynamics, processes in open and closed systems, second law of thermodynamics; ideal gases, mixture of ideal gases, and psychometry, compressors and energy conversion systems.

Antirequisite(s): MME 2204A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Applied Mathematics 1411A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The objective of this course is to introduce the fundamental concepts of material and energy balances which form the basis of chemical and biochemical engineering processes. Calculations related to specific problems in these fields are carried out. New directions in chemical and biochemical engineering are introduced.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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To introduce chemical engineering students to the basics of momentum transfer and fluid flow; their application to the solution of engineering problems. Topics include: conservation of mass, momentum and energy, flow of fluids, measurement of fluid flow, laminar and turbulent flow, compressible and incompressible flow, pumps, nozzles, flow meters, turbines.

Prerequisite(s): Applied Mathematics 1413.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 3 tutorial/lab hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Provides the basics of the thermodynamics involved in chemical engineering with emphasis on material and energy balances, thermo physics, thermo chemistry, and thermodynamics of chemical processes. Emphasis is placed on the application of thermodynamics to practical problems in phase equilibria and on solutions and reaction equilibria in separations and reaction engineering.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The overall objective of the course is to apply the principles of microbiology, biochemistry to understand and solve environmental problems. This course covers the fundamental concepts of biological processes that are important in natural and engineered environmental systems. Students will gain basic skills of biochemistry and microbiology in laboratory section.

Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 1302A/B or the former Chemistry 1024A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course is designed to introduce the student to technical computing for Engineers and Scientists using the high level, interactive, computational tools provided by the Matlab-Simulink Environment. Students will learn both the object oriented programming and command line modes of Matlab and apply them to the solution of a variety of problems involving optimization and dynamic simulation of Engineering processes.

Antirequisite(s): CEE 2219A/B.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Basic principles of biochemical engineering. Applied enzyme catalysis, immobilized enzyme technology, kinetics of substrate utilization, product formation and biomass production in cell culture, batch and continuous culture. Laboratory emphasizes growth of microbial cultures in bioreactors under different conditions of industrial interest.

Prerequisite(s): CBE 2290A/B or Biology 1001A and Biology 1002B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The course covers the dynamic behavior, modeling and control of chemical processes. The principles of feedback control of commonly-encountered systems such as level, flow, temperature, pressure, are described. Theory is introduced to illustrate current practice. Simulations of dynamic behavior of processes will make use of the MATLAB/Simulink programming environment.

Antirequisite(s): The former CBE 4410A/B.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Chemical kinetics as applied to the large-scale manufacture of chemicals. An introduction to the factors which affect the design and size of chemical reactors, as well as the conditions under which they are to be operated for maximum efficiency.

Prerequisite(s): Applied Mathematics 1413, CBE 2224A/B, Chemistry 1302A/B or the former Chemistry 1024A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.5 laboratory hours, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course aims to introduce and to develop student skills on modern methods for simulation of chemical process units. Differential heat balance, mass balance. Energy and material balance methods in process units. Executive systems for overall balance methods. Physical properties, computer packages.

Prerequisite(s): Engineering Science 1050, CBE 2220A/B, CBE 2221A/B, and either CBE 2224A/B or the former GPE 2218A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course introduces students to chemical processes, analysis and design considering safety, environment and economics. Students will be exposed to fundamental aspects of chemical process design and integration of safety from theoretical and practical perspective. Students will be also provided with detailed review and analysis of major accidents in chemical industry and preventive measures.

Antirequisite(s): GPE 3382A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Engineering Science 1050, CBE 2220A/B, CBE 2221A/B, and either CBE 2224A/B or the former GPE 2218A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Transport phenomena in biochemical engineering systems, design and analysis of bioreactors, mixing, aeration, sterilization, instrumentation and control in bioprocesses. The laboratory deals with complete fermentations, medium preparation and product recovery for selected processes/products.

Prerequisite(s): CBE 2220A/B, CBE 3301A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Introduce chemical engineering students to the basics of heat transfer, including conduction, convection, radiation and phase change. This knowledge will be used for the design of various types of equipment such as heat exchangers with and without phase change agitated reactors, evaporators, condensers.

Prerequisite(s): CBE 2220A/B, 2221A/B or registration in the Integrated Engineering program. Corequisite(s): CBE 3395Y or CBE 3396Y or GPE 3395Y or registration in the Integrated Engineering program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course will focus on the staged unit operations in chemical engineering. It is designed to familiarize the students with the nature and theory of chemical engineering unit operations, analysis and physical separation processes based on the ideal stage concept.

Prerequisite(s): CBE 2220A/B, CBE 2221A/B, CBE 2224A/B. Corequisite(s): CBE 3395Y or CBE 3396Y or GPE 3395Y.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course reviews the fundamentals of interphase mass transfer and transfer units and then reviews the design of differential mass transfer equipment, with special emphasis on absorption, stripping, humidification and drying.

Prerequisite(s): CBE 2220A/B, CBE 2221A/B. Corequisite(s): CBE 3395Y or CBE 3396Y or GPE 3395Y.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course introduces the main unit operations for particulate material. Fundamentals of particulate unit operations, including particulate characterization, particulate dynamics, flow through porous beds, filtration, fluidization, sedimentation, mixing and centrifugation.

Prerequisite(s): CBE 2220A/B; CBE 2221A/B. Corequisite(s): CBE 3395Y or CBE 3396Y.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course introduces chemical engineering students to the basic concepts employed in chemical, biochemical and environmental industries and the fundamentals of heat transfer with and without phase change. This knowledge will be used for the design of various types of equipment such as heat exchangers, agitated reactors, and condensers.

Prerequisite(s): Process Engineering Principles 1 at Zhejiang University, or Introduction of Transport Phenomena at East China University of Science and Technology, or Chemical Engineering and Principles at Zhejiang University of Technology.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week for ten weeks each term - this is equivalent to 3 lecture hours/week and 2 tutorial hours/week over one term.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course focuses on enzyme, kinetics and bioreactor engineering; homogeneous and immobilized enzyme technology; microbial cell processes; free suspended and immobilized cell processes; batch and continuous bioreactor operation; oxygen mass transfer; aeration, agitation and mixing; sterilization of gases and liquids; basics of bioreactor scale-up.

Antirequisite(s): CBE 3301A/B and CBE 3320A/B.

Prerequisite(s): CBE 2290A/B. Corequisite(s): CBE 3315A/B.

Extra Information:3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This laboratory course applies and integrates concepts/theories presented in the following four courses: CBE 3322A/B, CBE 3323A/B, CBE 3324A/B, and CBE 3325A/B .

Antirequisite(s): GPE 3395Y.

Corequisite(s): CBE 3322A/B, CBE 3323A/B, CBE 3324A/B, CBE3325A/B.

Extra Information: 3 laboratory hours

Course Weight: 0.50
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This laboratory course applies and integrates concepts/theories presented in the following five courses: CBE 3322A/B, CBE 3323A/B, CBE 3324A/B, CBE 3325A/B and CBE 3330A/B.

Antirequisite(s): CBE 3395Y.


Extra Information: 3 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The main objective of this course is to introduce the student to the basic fundamentals of downstream separation and purification processes such as membrane separation processes, protein separation and purification and other separation processes of economic importance to fermentation industry.

Prerequisite(s): CBE 2290A/B, or Biology 1001A and Biology 1002B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The objective of this course is to introduce upper year chemical/biochemical engineering students to pharmaceutical manufacturing. An overview of the pharmaceutical industry and its regulations will be presented, followed by the basic concepts of the major manufacturing methods and their component unit operations. Examples of the manufacturing of selected pharmaceutical drugs will be presented.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

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Principles of solid waste treatment using chemical and biological methods, with emphasis on waste volume reduction at the source and recycling. Classification of solid wastes, incineration, fluidized chemical reactors and bioreactors for solid waste treatment, chemical and biological oxidation of solids, chemical and biological treatment of hazardous compounds in soil.

Prerequisite(s): CBE 3323A/B, CBE 2220A/B, CBE 3315A/B or GPE 3315A/B, CBE 3322A/B or the former GPE 3322A/B, CBE 3325A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course introduces a basic understanding of municipal wastewater treatment processes. The course reviews pertinent environmental regulations, and general wastewater quality parameters. Processes and unit operations in wastewater treatment are introduced with particular emphasis on process design. Considerations in integrating unit processes and operations into a treatment system are presented.

Antirequisite(s): The former CBE 3363A/B.

Prerequisite(s): CBE 2290A/B or CEE 2217A/B or Chemistry 2210A/B

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The course deals with topics of current interest in Chemical and/or Biochemical Engineering. Topics and course outline will be available at the time of registration.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of third year of the Chemical Engineering program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Selection and investigation of an engineering problem. Analytical and/or experimental work is carried out by individual students under the supervision of a faculty member. Progress reports, a final engineering report and a public lecture are required. It is the responsibility of the student to identify a supervisor and suitable engineering problem for investigation before registering in the course.

Antirequisite(s): CBE 4425, GPE 4415, CEE 4440, MME 4410.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of third year of the Chemical Engineering program.

Extra Information: 6 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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An introduction to the kinetics, mechanisms and chemical fundamentals of heterogeneously catalyzed reactions in the context of modern industrial catalytic processes.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The course covers more advanced topics in process control such as Feedforward, Cascade, and Multivariable Control. Design of multivariable control systems using continuous State Space Methods is covered. Use of Real Time Process Control Computers for data acquisition and control are introduced. Discrete Process Control Theory using Z-Transformations is covered in detail for single input single output processes.

Prerequisite(s): CBE 3310A/B or the former CBE 4410A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hours.

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An introduction of materials science and engineering topics. 2. The four materials classes (metals, ceramics, polymers, composites) will be addressed with emphasis upon the material types and material properties pertinent to their use in implanted medical devices. 3. The structure and properties of biologic tissues and biocompatibility. 4. Specific implant applications will be addressed.

Prerequisite(s): Engineering Science 1021A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Nanobiotechnology is an emerging frontier in nanotechnology. It integrates materials science, chemical engineering, physics and life science toward the biological and biochemical applications. This course introduces the fundamental concepts of nanobiotechnology and the upto-date application of nanotechnology in biomedical industries.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of third year of the Chemical Engineering program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

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Integrates principles of engineering and life sciences towards the fundamental understanding of structure-function relationships in normal and pathological mammalian tissues. The course will cover the applications of engineering design concepts and molecular cell biology to understand the development of biological substitutes to restore, maintain or improve tissue/organ function.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Selection and investigation of a biochemical engineering problem. Analytical and/or experimental work is carried out by individual students under the supervision of a faculty member. Progress reports, a final engineering report and a public lecture are required. It is the responsibility of the student to identify a supervisor and suitable engineering problem for investigation before registering in the course.

Antirequisite(s): GPE 4415, CBE 4415, CEE 4440, MME 4410.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of third year of the Biochemical and Environmental Engineering program.

Extra Information: 6 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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This course introduces students to different sources of energy and fuels and their production systems, operations, feedstock and products characteristics. Description of main conversion processes and their evolution will be discussed in the context of environmental and economic considerations. Current trends and future of the industry will be addressed.

Prerequisite(s): CBE 2206A/B, CBE 3315A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Design problems on specific pollution topics are undertaken and completed. Topics selected are activated sludge, trickling filters, oxidation ponds, anaerobic digestion, composting, solvent extraction, flotation, settlers and clarifiers, incineration, chemical treatment, e.g. flocculation, coagulation, ozonation or chlorination.

Prerequisite(s): CBE 4409A/B or the former CBE 3363A/B

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Energy is the greatest challenge facing humanity in the 21st century. This course will cover the historical aspects of energy conversion and use by humans, the types of energy available (including both renewable and non-renewable), their conversion to useful forms of energy, conversion efficiency, and cost of conversion. A very important aspect of the course is the environmental effect of energy conversion. The atmospheric pollution by greenhouse gases as well as conventional pollutants during energy conversion will be discussed. The main methods of pollution reduction by power industries will be presented.

Prerequisite(s): CBE 2220A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

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The basics of polymer science and engineering are covered. The theory of macromolecules, macromolecular chemistry and fundamentals of polymerization are discussed. Specific manufacturing processes and polymer types are considered.

Antirequisite(s): Chemistry 3320A/B, the former CBE 3392A/B.

Prerequisite(s): CBE 2207A/B or Chemistry 2213A/B and Chemistry 2223B or the former Chemistry 2216, or GPE 2214A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour.

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A design is prepared for a full-scale chemical process. This involves the detailed design of all major pieces of equipment, an estimate of the requirements for new materials and energy, and a calculation of total costs. Problem formulation, alternative design solutions and professional decision making are emphasized.



Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 3 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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A design is prepared for a full-scale biochemical process. This involves the detailed design of all major pieces of equipment, an estimate of the requirements for new materials and energy, and a calculation of total costs. Problem formulation, alternative design solutions and professional decision making are emphasized.



Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 3 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Selected chemical, biochemical or pharmaceutical processes or processes for pollution abatement will be designed. Alternatively, the design of specific biomedical devices may be carried out. Chemical engineering principles will be employed. The design will include problem formulation, detailed design of equipment, environmental, economic and legal issues, and safety consideration.


Prerequisite(s): Completion of third year of the Chemical Engineering program, Option E, and acceptance in concurrent degree program with Medicine.

Extra Information: 6 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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