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




Engineering Science


An introduction to the relationship between the microstructure and engineering properties of metals, ceramics, polymers, semi-conductors and composites.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Analysis of forces on structures and machines, including addition and resolution of forces and moments in two and three-dimensions. The application of the principles of equilibrium. Topics: trusses; frames; friction; and centroids.

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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Designing, implementing and testing computer programs using Java and MATLAB to fulfill given specifications for small problems using sound engineering principles and processes. Awareness of the engineering aspects of the process of constructing a computer program.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Introduction to the principles and practices of professional engineering. The design studio fosters innovative thinking, improves problem solving, and provides context. Includes elements of need recognition, conceptualization, prototyping, and engineering design to satisfy commercial specifications. Emphasis on creativity, teamwork, communication and engineering skills necessary to practice in any engineering discipline.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 4 laboratory/tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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Provides Engineering undergraduates with a co-operative education placement providing practical professional learning experience. Students are supervised by a practicing engineer and are required to submit performance evaluations and to write a final report on the work performed.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of first year of the Engineering program, 65% average and a solid academic record, full-time course load directly before/after placement period

Extra Information: Non-credit.

Course Weight: 0
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Provides Engineering undergraduates with a co-operative education placement providing practical professional learning experience. Students are supervised by a practicing engineer and are required to submit performance evaluations and to write a final report on the work performed.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of second year of the Engineering program, 65% average and a solid academic record, full-time course load directly before/after placement period

Course Weight: 0
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The Engineering Externship Program provides Engineering Undergraduates with a four month placement at a participating post-secondary institution which offers courses related to a practical Certificate Program. Completion of ES 2274A/B satisfies the requirements for an Ontario College Local Certificate as defined by Fanshawe College.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of first year of the Engineering program, 60% YWA with no failed courses

Course Weight: 0
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The Engineering Externship Program provides Engineering Undergraduates with a four month placement at a participating post-secondary institution which offers courses related to a practical Diploma Program. Completion of ES 2275A/B and its prerequisite satisfies the requirements for an Ontario College Graduate Certificate from Fanshawe College.

Prerequisite(s): Engineering Science 2274A/B.

Course Weight: 0
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The Engineering Externship Program provides Engineering undergraduates, after third year of the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Option B program, with an eight-month placement at Fanshawe College which offers courses related to a practical Certificate Program.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of third year of the CBE (Biochemical and Environmental Option) program, 70% YWA with no failed courses

Course Weight: 0
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This course exposes undergraduate engineering students to: (i) social and business/industrial culture through lectures and visits to selected cultural sites; (ii) engineering education practices through hands-on experience; and, (iii) state-of-the-art industrial technologies through visits to selected design and production facilities, allowing them to build international linkages facilitating global engagement and to prepare for the competitive worldwide job market.

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

Extra Information: 3 weeks of travel.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course highlights new venture creation and technology innovation. The entrepreneurial process is introduced as a path to market that includes searching for and screening new ideas, planning development, and starting up new ventures. The course delivery, through the Ivey Business School case method, fosters learning within an active class environment. Antirequisites: Business Administration 4558A/B

Prerequisite(s): Business Administration 2257

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course targets the essential aspects of building technology-based businesses and how to identify technology innovation capability for use within existing businesses or new start-ups. Students analyze the firm's goals, strengths, weaknesses and opportunities leading to reasonable marketing strategies and action plans. Students learn to make decisions in the face of uncertainty.

Prerequisite(s): Business Administration 2257.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Provides Engineering undergraduates with a co-operative education placement providing practical professional learning experience. Students are supervised by a practicing engineer and are required to submit performance evaluations and to write a final report on the work performed.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of third year of the Engineering program, 65% average and a solid academic record, full-time course load directly before/after placement period.

Course Weight: 0
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Provides Engineering undergraduates with a 12 to 16 month co-operative education placement providing practical professional learning experience. Students are supervised by a practicing engineer and are required to submit performance evaluations and to write a final report on the work performed.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of second last year of Engineering program, 65% average, participation in Preparation and Training Workshops and a solid academic record, full-time course load directly before/after placement period

Extra Information: (May to August first summer)

Course Weight: 3.00
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Provides Engineering undergraduates with a 12 to 16 month co-operative education placement providing practical professional learning experience. Students are supervised by a practicing engineer and are required to submit performance evaluations and to write a final report on the work performed.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of second last year of Engineering program, 65% average, participation in Preparation and Training Workshops and a solid academic record, full-time course load directly before/after placement period

Extra Information: (September to December)

Course Weight: 3.00
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Provides Engineering undergraduates with a 12 to 16 month co-operative education placement providing practical professional learning experience. Students are supervised by a practicing engineer and are required to submit performance evaluations and to write a final report on the work performed.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of second last year of Engineering program, 65% average, participation in Preparation and Training Workshops and a solid academic record, full-time course load directly before/after placement period

Extra Information: (January to April)

Course Weight: 3.00
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Provides Engineering undergraduates with a 12 to 16 month co-operative education placement providing practical professional learning experience. Students are supervised by a practicing engineer and are required to submit performance evaluations and to write a final report on the work performed.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of second last year of Engineering program, 65% average, participation in Preparation and Training Workshops and a solid academic record, full-time course load directly before/after placement period

Extra Information: (May to August second summer).

Course Weight: 3.00
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This course will provide engineering undergraduate students with a meaningful placement providing practical professional learning experience in Canada or abroad. Students will be supervised by a practicing engineer and/or suitable aid agency personnel and are required to submit performance evaluations and to write a final report on the work performed. Recognition of this work experience will be indicated by a transcript notation on the student's academic record.

Prerequisite(s): CEE 3327A/B, completion of second year of Civil Engineering Option F.

Course Weight: 0
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Provides Engineering undergraduates with a co-operative education placement providing practical professional learning experience. Students are supervised by a practicing engineer and are required to submit performance evaluations and to write a final report on the work performed.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of fourth year of the Engineering program, 65% average and a solid academic record, full-time course load directly before/after placement period.

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Topics include: the impact of technological innovation; a critical overview of selected emerging technologies; effective strategies for marketing new technologies; choosing an entrepreneurial career; and starting a new venture, including market research, business planning, team building, and financing. Students may be required to complete and present a detailed business plan.

Pre-or Corequisite(s): Business Administration 2257 or 2299E, or permission of the Department.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course develops leadership success skills, providing insight into the behaviour of team members with regards to their individual tasks and interactions with both other team members and external contacts outside the team. The focus of this course will be on applying these skills to leading corporate entrepreneurship. Antirequisites: Business Administration 3311K

Prerequisite(s): Business Administration 2257.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course enables students to understand the economic environments in which they will operate as managers and develop focused strategies for an organization to achieve success. Sustainability of initiatives will receive special attention. The course is delivered through the case method, developed by the Ivey Business School to challenge students to learn by doing within an active class environment.

Prerequisite(s): Business Administration 2257

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course will cover professionalism, ethical theory, the code of ethics and enforcement; the environment; and contracts and risk.

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

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Students develop and practice engineering design skills by working on an interdisciplinary team-based project. The students will experience all phases of the design process, including: problem definition, generation and evaluation of concepts, engineering analysis and testing, and preparation of design documentation. Project management and communications skills will also be emphasized.


Prerequisite(s): Completion of third year of the Integrated Engineering program or permission of the department.

Extra Information: 4 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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The objective of this course is to recognize a minimum 12-week international experience (student exchange, volunteer or paid work experience or experiential learning). A number of placement opportunities are accepted as part of this course. Students will prepare a reflective report and make a public presentation based on their experiences in the field. Recognition of this international experience will be indicated by a transcript notation on the student's academic record.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of second year Engineering.

Course Weight: 0
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