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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Course Type




Civil and Environmental Engineering


Concept of stress and strain; axially loaded members; second moment of area; elastic torsion of circular shafts; bending and shearing stresses in beams; transformation of stress and strain; stresses in thin-walled pressure vessels; design of beams and introduction to beam deflection.

Antirequisite(s): MME 2202A/B.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 3 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A course introducing the application of chemistry and engineering principles to an understanding of environmental issues associated with human activity. Topics include mass and energy transfer, environmental chemistry, water and air pollution, pollutant transport modeling, pollution management, and risk assessment.

Antirequisite(s): Chemistry 2210A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 1302A/B or the former Chemistry 1024A/B, the former Chemistry 1050 or the former Chemistry 1020.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A first course in numerical methods for civil and environmental engineers, emphasizing problem formulation, solution algorithm design and programming application. Methods for solving nonlinear algebraic equations, ordinary differential equations, and differential-algebraic systems. Introduction to the systems approach, and system analysis terminology, for application to engineering planning, design and operations.

Antirequisite(s): CBE 2291A/B, the former CEE 2218A/B.


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

Course Weight: 0.50
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A first course in Structural Theory and Design, including a consolidation of material concerning static equilibrium. Free body diagrams; behaviour, analysis and design of steel and wooden trusses and statically determinate steel and wooden beams; Euler buckling; force effect envelopes; snow and static wind loads.


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

Course Weight: 0.50
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A consolidation of the analysis and design of statically determinate structures, and an introduction to the analysis of indeterminate structures. Analysis and design of statically determinate beams and frames; bending of unsymmetric sections; virtual work and energy methods, introduction to indeterminate structural analysis.


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

Course Weight: 0.50
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Basic concepts of fluid mechanics: fluid statics; continuity, momentum and energy equations; vortex flow; flow of real fluids and boundary layers; dimensional analysis. These principles are applied to pipe and open channel flows: steady pipe flows, uniform and gradually-varied flow in open channels; sluice gates, weirs and hydraulic jumps, unsteady flows.

Prerequisite(s): ES 1022A/B/Y, Physics 1401A/B or the former Physics 1026. Corequisite(s): Applied Mathematics 2270A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Soil classification, clay mineralogy, effective stress principle, site investigation practice, soil compaction, and one and two dimensional steady state flow in natural and engineered systems.

Antirequisite(s): the former CEE 3326

Prerequisite(s): CEE 2202A/B, CEE 2224.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 3.5 tutorial/laboratory hours

Course Weight: 0.50
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One dimensional settlement and consolidation theories for clayey soils, shear strength models, and assessment of slope stability.

Antirequisite(s): the former CEE 3326

Prerequisite(s): CEE 3321A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2.5 tutorial/laboratory hours

Course Weight: 0.50
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The fundamental theory and procedures of plane surveying with application to engineering construction. This course runs in the summer for a period of 15 days (usually three weeks preceding the start of term). Limited enrollment. Preference will be given to students who have completed term 4 of the Civil Engineering program. (26 lecture hours, 52 field work/laboratory hours).

Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in Civil Engineering.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 4 laboratory hours. Students must attend the first class in order to be enrolled in the class because of the concise nature of the course, and the last date for dropping the course is at the end of classes on the fourth day.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The course will assist students to achieve a broad understanding of international development to enable the effective use of engineering in developing countries. The course covers what works and does not work in international development, the results targeted in development work, and effective approaches and methodologies to achieve those ends.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Environmental Engineering with International Development Option or Structural Engineering with International Development Option

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The course will introduce the concept of appropriate technology in the context of international development to students. It will examine the application of technologies to critical human needs in development, such as housing, transportation, provision of safe water and sanitation, waste management, and as energy.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Environmental Engineering with International Development Option or Structural Engineering with International Development Option

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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A continuation of CEE 2221A/B. Methods of analysis of structures having a high degree of statistical indeterminacy such as frames, continuous beams and arches. Matrix formulation of the displacement methods and computer oriented analysis. Influence lines for indeterminate structures.

Prerequisite(s): CEE 2221A/B

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 laboratory/tutorial hours

Course Weight: 0.50
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Introduces the basis of the finite method and its application in solving problems in solid mechanics. Application of the finite element method in the modelling and analysis of buildings as well as coverage of approximate methods for estimating the response of buildings to lateral loads are introduced in the course.

Antirequisite(s): the former CEE 3341A/B, the former CEE 3384A/B

Prerequisite(s): CEE 2221A/B, CEE 3340A/B

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 3.0 tutorial/laboratory hours

Course Weight: 0.50
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Students are introduced to concepts of structural dynamics and the response of civil engineering structures to time-varying loads, including those due to wind and earthquakes. Topics include: the effects of the mass and damping; random dynamic loads; the design of dynamically sensitive structures that can be approximated as a (generalized) single-degree-of-freedom system.

Antirequisite(s): the former CEE 4490.

Prerequisite(s): CEE 2221A/B Corequisite(s): CEE 3340A/B

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial/laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Behaviour and Limit States Design of tension members, columns, beams, beam-columns, and connections. P-delta analyses for unbraced frames. Building systems. Current professional issues in steel construction. Health and safety issues are discussed.

Prerequisite(s): CEE 3340A/B

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 3 design laboratory/tutorial hours

Course Weight: 0.50
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Introduction to reinforced concrete design including serviceability and ultimate limit states; analysis and design of reinforced concrete beams and one-way slabs for flexure and shear; bar cutoffs in flexural members; deflections; short columns.

Prerequisite(s): CEE 2202A/B, CEE 2221A/B

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

Course Weight: 0.50
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Students develop decision making skills based upon case histories including those involving project management and sustainable development.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of second year of the Civil Engineering program or third year of the Integrated Engineering program

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Application of hydraulics and hydrology in design of water-related municipal systems. Topics include municipal water requirements and waste volumes; surface and ground water supplies; water treatment, transportation and distribution; sewerage, drainage and flood control.

Prerequisite(s): CEE 2224.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Behaviour and design of Reinforced Concrete (RC) and Prestressed Concrete (PC) elements: RC two-way slabs, RC slender columns in non-sway frames, RC bearing walls, RC basement walls, RC shear walls, RC footings, RC pile caps, PC one-way slabs and PC beams.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 3 tutorial hours

Course Weight: 0.50
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Introduction to water resources management for engineers. Water resources management principles and tools; regulatory issues; economic analysis; water supply; water demand; sustainable development; climate change; extremes (floods and droughts); water management in the Upper Thames River basin. Exposure to and use of computer-based tools in solving water resources management problems.

Prerequisite(s): CEE 2219A/B Corequisite(s): Earth Sciences 3340A/B

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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In the course students will be taught the basic principles of water quality and treatment with particular focus on developing communities. Specific topics will include drinking water quality guidelines and legislation, identifying drinking water sources with adequate quality and quantity, drinking water treatment technologies and water distribution systems in developing communities.

Prerequisite(s): CEE 2217A/B or CBE 2220A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 3 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The consideration of the physical properties and engineering characteristics of materials used in Civil Engineering.

Prerequisite(s): CEE 2202A/B and CEE 2220A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Principles of model development and solution for environmental systems including river and lake water quality, groundwater flow and contamination, and atmospheric pollution. Application of these principles using a range of numerical techniques, including current commercial software packages, through all stages of the modeling process from conceptualization to calibration and validation.

Prerequisite(s): CEE 2219A/B

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

Course Weight: 0.50
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Principles of transportation engineering and planning, including: vehicle motion and human factors, geometric design, design consistency, traffic modeling, capacity and level of service, transportation planning, transportation management, simulation and transportation impact studies. Practical applications and case studies are emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): CEE 3369A/B

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course will help students to achieve a deeper and broader understanding of the role of engineering in international development. This course makes extensive use of the case method and the decision makers in some of the cases will attend. A range of advanced topics will be covered.

Prerequisite(s): CEE 3327A/B

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The nature and effects of air pollution including the structure and physical behavior of the atmosphere, types and origins of air pollutants, chemical reactions in the atmosphere, atmospheric dispersion, techniques of pollutant evaluation and surveys and effects of air pollution on health and other aspects of urban and natural environments.

Prerequisite(s): CEE 2224 or CBE 2221A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Use of systems approach in civil and environmental engineering planning, design and management. Course topics include: systems thinking; simulation; optimization; and multi-objective analysis. Exposure to and use of computer-based simulation and optimization tools in solving civil and environmental engineering problems.

Antirequisite(s): The former CEE 2218A/B.

Prerequisite(s): CEE 2219A/B or CBE 2291A/B

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours. To be introduced September 2012.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Application of shear strength, effective stress, and earth pressure theories to the design of shallow and deep foundations, braced cuts, and retaining structures and related safety issues.

Prerequisite(s): CEE 3322A/B or the formerCEE 3326.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours

Course Weight: 0.50
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The course deals with topics of current interest in Civil Engineering applications to International Development. Topics and course outline will be available at the time of registration

Prerequisite(s): CEE 3327A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours; 2 laboratory/tutorial hours or 3 lecture hours.

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

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

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours, OR 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course deals with topics of current interest in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Topics and course outline will be available at the time of registration.

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

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours, OR 3 lecture hours.

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, supervised by a faculty member. Progress reports and a final engineering report are prepared; each student must deliver a public lecture. Students considering future graduate studies are strongly encouraged to take this course.

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

Extra Information: 6 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Students undertake a comprehensive engineering design project which involves the creative, interactive process of designing a structure/system to meet a specific need subject to economic, health, safety, and environmental constraints. Each group of students is required to write an engineering report and deliver a public lecture.


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

Extra Information: 1 lecture hour, 4 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Engineering systems are analyzed using probability theory and statistics to evaluate system performance under uncertainty. Risk based methods are used to make decisions under uncertainty.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of third year of the Civil or Integrated Engineering program, Statistical Sciences 2141A/B or Statistical Sciences 2143A/B.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.

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Consideration of properties of solid waste, landfill covers, landfill gas, leachate, techniques for disposal, regulations, liner technology, contaminant transport, and impact assessment are examined in the context of the design of solid waste disposal facilities.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of third year of either a BESc or BSc program

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 3 lab hours.

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The application of hydraulic engineering principles in the analysis of environmental flows. Topics include: open channel transitions, flow measuring devices, stabilization of a natural river, flood control channels, spillways and stilling basins, culverts, and sediment transport in alluvial channels.

Prerequisite(s): CEE 2224.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course describes the technology, challenges, and applications of nanoscale devices for environmental technology and engineering. The first part of the course will explore the underlying science behind nanotechnology and the tools used to create and characterize nanostructures; the second part will deal with the current and potential applications of such devices in environmental science and engineering. Material will be presented on a level intended for upper-level engineering students.

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

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Students will examine a number of "cases" in which some critical engineering decisions must be made. These decisions may be influenced by technical, social, economic, political, legal, ethical, health and safety or regulatory considerations.

Prerequisite(s): CEE 3348A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course deals with soil and groundwater contamination by organic industrial liquids. Multiphase flow through porous media will be covered, linking key physics and chemistry to contaminant behavior in the field. Relevant analytical and numerical models are employed. Practical aspects covered include site investigation techniques and innovative clean-up technologies.

Prerequisite(s): CEE 3386A/B or permission of the instructor.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 design lab/tutorial hour.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An introduction to wind effects on structures. Topics covered include wind climate, the atmospheric boundary layer and its description, bluff body aerodynamics and aeroelastic effects, quasi-static and dynamic approaches to wind loads on structures, internal pressures, and code approaches to wind loads on structures.


Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 tutorial/laboratory hours

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Students are introduced to the analysis of multi-degree-of-freedom system under dynamic loading, including those due to wind and earthquakes. Topics include: the effects of the mass and damping; random dynamic loads; the design of dynamically sensitive structured, and fatigue.

Antirequisite(s): the former CEE 4490

Prerequisite(s): CEE 3344A/B

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial/laboratory hours

Course Weight: 0.50
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