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* 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.
1.0 course not designated as an essay course
0.5 course offered in first term
0.5 course offered in second term
0.5 course offered in first and/or second term
1.0 essay course
0.5 essay course offered in first term
0.5 essay course offered in second term
0.5 essay course offered in first and/or second term
1.0 accelerated course (8 weeks)
1.0 accelerated course (6 weeks)
0.5 graduate course offered in summer term (May - August)
0.25 course offered within a regular session
0.25 course offered in other than a regular session
1.0 accelerated course (full course offered in one term)
0.5 course offered in other than a regular session
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Courses that overlap sufficiently in course content that both cannot be taken for credit.
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).
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.
This course introduces green chemistry concentrating on a fundamental understanding, design and implementation of processes and products that minimize or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous chemicals. An introduction to the properties of organic molecules and the general laws that govern organic chemical process is presented together with the main reactions of the organic functional groups with special highlights on green chemical reactions
This course introduces the concepts of green chemistry and their applications to the manufacture and use of chemical intermediates. The concepts are developed concentrating on a fundamental understanding and application of the 12 principles of green chemistry. The course relies on knowledge of organic chemistry and its application for the development of green industrial processes
Reaction 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 with special highlights on green processes.
This course reviews the fundamental concepts of Green Process Engineering and Safety. The general objectives are for the student to be aware of the environmental and safety issues associated with industrial processes, environmental laws and regulations and to be able to evaluate and control the environmental footprint of industrial chemical processes with considerations of safety.
The basics of fuel cell operation, including electrode kinetics, membrane processes, mass transfer and hydrodynamics. The main types of fuel cells and solar cells will be taught, advantages, disadvantages and current status of development will be discussed. Applications of fuel cells for stationary, portable and transportation electricity generation.
This course will introduce students to various electric power generation technologies and issues associated with their design, performance, environmental and social impact. Power consumption patterns of family households, small businesses and their modeling are studied. Solar, wind, nuclear, tidal, geothermal, hydrogen and biomass based electric power generation are reviewed. Aspects of their incorporation into the existing electric power grid and fuel cycle will be reviewed.
This course will provide an introduction to sustainable engineering. Topics include challenges in sustainability, risk and life-cycle frameworks, environmental laws and regulations, green and sustainable environmental
footprints of industrial chemical processes. Several case studies will be examined including life-cycle analysis of biofuels for transportation, photovoltaic cell construction and LED lighting.
Selection and investigation of a green 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.
This course describes what are green fuels and chemicals and the main current or potential processes used to produce green fuels and chemicals. The student should be aware of the issues associated with the production of fuels and chemicals from fossil resources, be aware of the current processes that are used on a commercial scale to produce green fuels and chemicals, their advantages and drawbacks.
A design is prepared for a device or a full-scale industrial process. This involves the detailed design of all major components, an estimate of the environmental footprint, and an economic analysis. Problem formulation, innovative solutions and professional decision making are emphasized.