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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Mechanical and Materials Engineering


This course will provide mechanical engineering undergraduate students with consistent and appropriate training in the safe use of Engineering student shops.

Antirequisite(s): MSE 2200Q/R/S/T.

Prerequisite(s): Entry into Year 2 of the Mechanical Engineering program.

Extra Information: Non-credit course.

Course Weight: 0
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Stress and strain, Mohr's stress circle, behaviour of structures, axial loading of columns and struts, torsion of shafts, bending of beams, buckling of columns and combined loading of components.

Antirequisite(s): CEE 2202A/B, MSE 2212A/B.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours, 0.5 laboratory hour

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, compressors and energy conversion systems.

Antirequisite(s): CBE 2214A/B, MSE 2214A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Applied Mathematics 1413.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours, 0.5 laboratory hour

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topics include: rectilinear, angular and curvilinear motion; kinetics of a particle, a translating rigid body and a rigid body in pure rotation; definitions of different energies and energy balance: power and efficiency; and linear impulse and momentum.

Antirequisite(s): MSE 2213A/B.

Prerequisite(s): Engineering Science 1022A/B/Y. Pre-or Corequisite(s): Applied Mathematics 2270A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours

Course Weight: 0.50
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To provide the student with an understanding of the basic concepts of heat transfer and the dynamics of particles and rigid bodies.


Prerequisite(s): Engineering Science 1022A/B/Y. Corequisite(s): Applied Mathematics 2270A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 3 tutorial hours. Note: Restricted to students enrolled in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Introduction to the engineering design and structured design methods. Topics include: mechanical design process; concept generation and evaluation; embodiment design; design for manufacture and assembly; design for product safety; principles of life-cycle engineering.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours

Course Weight: 0.50
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The principles and practice of shaping and strengthening industrial materials.

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

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

Course Weight: 0.50
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An introduction to fluid mechanics and heat transfer. The fluid mechanics covers fluid properties, fluid statics including buoyancy and stability, one-dimensional fluid dynamics including conservation of mass and energy and losses in pipe networks. Heat transfer covers development of the general energy equation for three dimensions and steady-state conduction in one and two dimensions.

Pre- Corequisite(s): Applied Mathematics 2270A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours, 0.5 laboratory hour

Course Weight: 0.50
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Measurement of physical quantities; experiment planning and design; characteristics of measurement systems; calibration, linearity, accuracy, bias and sensitivity; data acquisition systems; sampling theorem; signal conditioning; sources of errors; uncertainty analysis; data analysis techniques; systems for the measurement of displacement; velocity; acceleration; force, strain, pressure, temperature, flow rate, etc.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour and 1.5 laboratory hours per week

Course Weight: 0.50
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Rigid-body motion and rotation, control volume method of analysis, conservation of mass, linear and angular momentum, centrifugal pumps, potential flow, dimensional analysis, viscous flow in channels and ducts, open channel flow, laminar and turbulent boundary layers, statistical description of turbulence

Prerequisite(s): MME 2273A/B, Corequisite(s): Applied Mathematics 3413A/B

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours, 0.5 laboratory hour

Course Weight: 0.50
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Transient heat conduction. Forced and natural convection heat transfer. Advanced radiation heat transfer, including surface properties and shape factor. Condensation and boiling heat transfer. Heat exchanger design, applications of heat transfer in Engineering Systems.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours, 0.5 laboratory hour

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course emphasizes the application of thermodynamic principles to engineering systems and problem solving. Topics covered include: sonic velocity and compressible flow through nozzles, reciprocating and rotary compressors, availability and irreversibility in systems and processes, cycles, psychometry of air conditioning, thermodynamic relations and the generalized compressiblity charts, chemical reactions and equilibrium.

Prerequisite(s): MME 2204A/B

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours, 0.5 laboratory hour

Course Weight: 0.50
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Basic analytical techniques for modeling and control of dynamic systems. Solve for response as well as design controllers to shape response of systems. Applications to vibratory, thermo-fluidic, hydraulic, pneumatic and electro-mechanical systems.

Antirequisite(s): CBE 3310A/B.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours, 0.5 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Linear finite element analysis using the direct equilibrium method and the principle of minimum potential energy. Focus on structural mechanics using spring and bar elements (including two-dimensional trusses), beam elements, two-dimensional plane stress/strain elements, axisymmetric elements, and isoparametric formulation. Concepts of heat transfer, fluid flow, and thermal stress also introduced.

Antirequisite(s): MSE 3360A/B, or the former CEE 3384A/B.


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

Course Weight: 0.50
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Application of computer databases to materials selection. Identification of the composite property for a particular application. Case studies of materials selection using variable property emphases.

Antirequisite(s): MSE 3301A/B.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.5 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The objective of this course is to consider the stress analysis and design of various components of a machine, e.g. an automobile.

Antirequisite(s): MSE 3380A/B.


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

Course Weight: 0.50
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Displacement, velocity and acceleration analysis of linkage mechanisms; inertia force analysis of mechanisms; balancing of reciprocating and rotating masses; introduction to vibration analysis of single-degree-of-freedom systems.

Antirequisite(s): MSE 3381A/B.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours, 0.5 laboratory hour

Course Weight: 0.50
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The objective of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to investigate an engineering problem independently under the supervision of a faculty member. The student will be required to prepare an engineering thesis and deliver a public lecture. This course is directed at students considering future graduate studies.

Antirequisite(s): The former MME 4401Y.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of the third year of the Mechanical Engineering program with a minimum 80% average.

Extra Information: 6 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 1.00
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This course elaborates on the fundamentals of how the design and operation of internal combustion engines affect their performance, operation, fuel requirements and environmental impact, study of fluid flow, thermodynamics, combustion, heat transfer and friction phenomena, and fuel properties, relevant to engine power, efficiency and emissions, examination of design features and operating characteristics of different types of internal combustion engines: spark-ignition, diesel, stratified-charge, and mixed-cycle engines.

Prerequisite(s): MME 3334A/B.

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

Course Weight: 0.50
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Many modern methods of materials forming require knowledge of the following: basic mathematics of stress and strain; yield criteria; effective stress and strain; deviatoric and hydrostatic components; upper bound analysis; slip-line fields. The applications of these concepts to actual processes will be illustrated.

Prerequisite(s): MME 3379A/B or MSE 3301A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.5 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Free and forced vibration of Single-degree-of-freedom systems; modelling of multi-degree-of-freedom systems via Lagrange's equations; modal summation method for response predictions; vibration isolation and vibration measuring instruments; tuned mass vibration absorber; viscous, coulomb and hysteresis damping; vibration of continuous systems; introduction to experimental modal analysis.

Prerequisite(s): Applied Mathematics 3413A/B or Applied Mathematics 3415A/B, and MME 3381A/B or MSE 3381A/B.

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

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topics of current interest in Mechanical Engineering. Topics and course outlines will be available at the time of registration.

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

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

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topics of current interest in Mechanical Engineering. Topics and course outlines will be available at the time of registration.

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

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

Course Weight: 0.50
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To present an overview of nuclear engineering beginning with the fundamentals of nuclear physics and extending to the operation of nuclear reactors with special emphasis on the CANDU nuclear reactor.

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

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

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course examines the theory and practice of pressure vessel design based on the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. Students will learn to design a safe and economical pressure vessel to meet specified requirements, ensuring that allowable stresses are not exceeded under any expected combination of loadings.

Antirequisite(s): MME 4474A/B if taken in 2012-13 or 2013-14


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours per week.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Nonlinear structural analysis, vibration of discrete and distributed systems, kinematic and dynamic analysis, flexible mechanism analysis, nonlinear thermal analysis, fluid flow analysis, thermal fluids, multi-physics simulation, interfacing between structural, thermal and mechanism analyses.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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An introduction to the microstructures, processing and design of composite materials. Micro and nano-structured polymer and metal matrix composites.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.5 laboratory hours

Course Weight: 0.50
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Modern Control techniques for solving vibration and control problems associated with practical mechanical systems. The emphasis of the course is on the concepts, applications and numerical simulations to aid Power-train dynamics, Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulations and communications.

Prerequisite(s): MME 3350A/B or ECE 3330A/B

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours

Course Weight: 0.50
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An overview of robotics and manufacturing automation technology and principles. Topics include: automatic production and assembly, sensors, actuators and drives, mechanization of part handling, industrial robots, and machine vision systems. Emphasis will be on the planning, design and implementation of automation systems. PLCs will be used in the lab section.

Prerequisite(s): ECE 3374A/B, MME 3380A/B, or ECE 3330A/B, ECE 3375A/B, or registration in fourth year of the Integrated Engineering program

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours

Course Weight: 0.50
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Corrosion principles, types of corrosion, corrosion protection. Surface characterization. Friction, lubrication and wear. Materials selection for tribological applications.

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

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course is an introduction to modern computer aided manufacturing technologies. Topics include subtractive technologies, such as computer-numerically controlled (CNC) machining, as well as additive technologies used for rapid prototyping purposes.

Prerequisite(s): MME 3379A/B or MSE 3301A/B

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

Course Weight: 0.50
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Design of air distribution components and systems; fan/pump laws; air quality and ventilation; hot water heating systems; steam heating systems; cooling equipment; heat generation and transfer equipment; building automation controls; operations and maintenance.

Prerequisite(s): MME 4483A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours

Course Weight: 0.50
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Application of fundamental principles of engineering to the analysis of the human musculoskeletal system. Bone and soft tissue biomechanics, joint mechanics and kinematics, joint replacement with implants, with special interest in design of these systems; biomaterials and wear. Joints studied will include the elbow, hip, shoulder and knee.

Prerequisite(s): MME 2202A/B or MSE 2212A/B, and MME 3380A/B or MSE 3380A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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Introduction to the design, development and operation of medical and assistive devices that can improve the quality of human life. Topics include: design of assistive, corrective, and diagnostic devices; human factors engineering; biocompatibility of materials; bioelectronics; biosensors; and lab-on-a-chip systems.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of the third year of the Mechanical Engineering or Integrated Engineering or Mechatronic Systems Engineering programs.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours per week

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course explores the technologies and systems involved in CIM. Topics include: basics of computer systems; computing in manufacturing; CAD/CAM; CIM architectures; networks and data communications; databases and information management; open systems and standards; manufacturing planning and control; flexible manufacturing; concurrent engineering and collaboration technologies; Internet technologies.


Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.5 tutorial hours

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topics of current interest in Mechanical Engineering. Topics and course outlines will be available at the time of registration.

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

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

Course Weight: 0.50
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Topics of current interest in Mechanical Engineering. Topics and course outlines will be available at the time of registration.

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

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

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course is an introduction to the use of modern computer-aided design (CAD) techniques in generation of 3D digital models from physical objects. Topics include contact and non-contact data acquisition techniques, data type and exchange formats, and advanced visualization and surfacing techniques.

Prerequisite(s): MME 2259A/B or MSE 2202A/B

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours

Course Weight: 0.50
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The objective of the course is to cover the fundamental basis of MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems) including design, analysis, modelling, fabrication, testing and reliability concerns.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of third year of the Mechanical, Integrated, Mechatronic Systems, Electrical or Computer Engineering (Option A) program.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
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The psychrometry of air conditioning processes, comfort and inside design conditions, climate and outside design conditions, heat gains from solar and other sources, cooling load and heating load calculations, ventilation and filtration.

Prerequisite(s): MME 3334A/B.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours

Course Weight: 0.50
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Fluid turbo-machinery theory, performance characteristics of centrifugal and axial flow fans, compressors, pumps and turbines, fluid vibrations and sound, water hammer, introduction to fluid power controls and fluid amplifiers.

Prerequisite(s): MME 3303A/B.

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

Course Weight: 0.50
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An overview of electrical, mechanical, optical and control technologies for system integration. Topics include: intelligent products and processes; design methodology; system modeling; sensors and actuators; microcontrollers; knowledge-based control.

Prerequisite(s): MME 2213A/B or MME 2234A/B, and (ECE 2274A/B and ECE 3374A/B), or (ECE 2233A/B and ECE 2277A/B), or (ECE 2238A/B and ECE 2277A/B).

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours

Course Weight: 0.50
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The course focuses on advanced manufacturing topics such as enhanced product development, modeling, and fabrication techniques as well as the emerging Industry 4.0 concept. The international context of the course is expected to strengthen students' skill and understanding of manufacturing, as performed in a global and interconnected economy.

Prerequisite(s): Enrolment in the third year of the Mechanical, Mechatronic or Integrated Engineering program.

Extra Information: 2 lecture hours per week, 1 laboratory hour per week.

Course Weight: 0.50
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This course examines lean production principles and practices adopted by world-class manufacturers. Topics include: continuous improvement; total quality management; statistical process control; setup reduction; total productive maintenance; just-in-time and pull production; group technology; cellular manufacturing; standard operations; level production scheduling; process balancing; supply chain management; activitiy based costing; agile manufacturing.

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

Course Weight: 0.50
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Students develop and practice engineering design skills by working on a 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 are emphasized.


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

Extra Information: 1 lecture hours, 4 laboratory/tutorial hours

Course Weight: 1.00
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