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Engineering

English Language Requirements
Beginning Fall, 2007 students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ESL or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

ENGR 1134 credits
Engineering Physics - Statics & Dynamics
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 111; MATH 111
This course is specifically designed for students who wish to pursue a career in engineering. The emphasis of this course will be on solving realistic problems. In place of the normal laboratory period, a weekly problem-solving and tutorial period is used to sharpen problem-solving skills. Topics include Newton's laws, kinematics, statics, and dynamics for particles and systems of particles, static and rotational equilibrium, analysis of structures, planar motion of rigid bodies, energy and momentum conservation.

ENGR 1221 credit
Introduction to Engineering
Pre- or corequisite(s): PHYS 111
This course exposes students to a wide range of engineering practices, with a view to helping them identify their specific interests. The course meets once a week for between one and four hours. Some weeks there will be an engineer on campus to give a presentation of their work. Other weeks the students will visit a site where engineering skills are being applied.

ENGR 1514 credits
Computer-Aided Engineering Graphics
(formerly PHYS 151)
Prerequisite(s): Familiarity with Windows-based systems
Pre- or corequisite(s): PHYS 111
This course covers technical sketching, orthographic projection, visualization in three dimensions and conventions of engineering drawing. Computer-based graphics (CADD) will be introduced. The principles of descriptive geometry will be applied to the solution of space problems. This course is designed for students intending to transfer to Engineering at UBC or UVIC and emphasizes engineering practices.

ENGR 1524 credits
Linear Algebra for Engineering
Pre- or corequisite(s): MATH 112
This course covers the solutions to linear systems of equations, vector spaces, applications to 2D and 3D geometry, linear dependence and independence, matrix algebra, determinants, orthogonal transformations and bases, application to Fourier series, eigenvalues, diagonalization, symmetric matrices, the algebra of complex numbers, the differential equations of vibrational models and linear systems of differential equations. This course is designed for students seeking a career in engineering; students intending on a BSc or BA degree are recommended to take MATH 221 instead of ENGR/MATH 152.
Note: UCFV math degrees require MATH 221, not MATH 152. Credit cannot be obtained for both MATH 152 and ENGR 152.

ENGR 2553 credits
Ordinary Differential Equations
Prerequisite(s): MATH 112
Pre- or corequisite(s): MATH 211 and one of MATH 152, MATH 221, PHYS 221
Most mathematical models of a physical process are in the form of differential equations. This course provides various techniques and ideas in solving ordinary differential equations with an emphasis on applications. Graphing calculators and
Maple are used in this course. Topics include first- and second-order linear differential equations, non-linear equations, series solutions, Laplace transform methods, and linear systems.
Note: This course is also offered as MATH 255. Students can receive credit for only one of MATH 255 and ENGR 255.

ENGR 2573 credits
Mathematical Physics
Prerequisite(s): MATH 211, one of (PHYS 221, MATH 255) and either PHYS 112 or any other second year MATH Course
This course will give students a wide arsenal of mathematical techniques and tools to increase their ability in setting up and solving problems. The solution of partial differential equations with applications to many areas of physics is the biggest single theme of the course.
Note: Students may obtain credit for either MATH 381 or ENGR 257, but not both. This course is cross-listed as PHYS 381.

Last updated: March 31, 2007Top


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