VIU Engineering Diploma and Certificate Program

Engineering

Engineering

Course offerings vary from year to year. Check Generate a Timetable for available course offerings.

ENGE 250  (3)  Linear Circuits: I (Ends Apr 2019)

An introduction to linear circuits. Topics include resistors, sources, Kirchoff's laws, linearity, superposition, Thevenin and Norton theorems, node and loop analysis, capacitors inductors, series and parallel connections, stored energy, first- and second-order circuits, forced and natural responses, phasors, impedance, admittance, resonance, coupled inductors, ideal transformer, power, and three-phase circuits. (3:1:1.5)

Prerequisite: PHYS 216 and MATH 251 (may be taken concurrently).

ENGE 250  (3)  Linear Circuits: I (Effective Apr 2019)

An introduction to linear circuits. Topics include resistors, sources, Kirchoff's laws, linearity, superposition, Thevenin and Norton theorems, node and loop analysis, capacitors and inductors, series and parallel connections, stored energy, first- and second-order circuits, forced and natural responses, phasors, impedance, admittance, resonance, coupled inductors, ideal transformer, power, and three-phase circuits. (3:1:1.5)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in MATH 101 or MATH 122; Min. "C" in PHYS 122

ENGM 141  (3)  Engineering Mechanics

Topics include force vectors, moments of forces, couples, distributed loads, equilibrium of a rigid body, structural analysis, internal forces, dry friction, kinematics of a particle, as well as force and acceleration. (4:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in both PHYS 121 and either MATH 100 or MATH 121. Note: It is recommended that MATH 101 or MATH 122 be taken concurrently.

ENGR 107  (1)  Preparation for Co-operative Education Employment

Preparation for first co-operative education experience through practical training in areas such as resume writing and interview skills. Credit will only be granted for one of CSCI 307 or ENGR 107. (0:1:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in PHYS 121 and min. "C+" in either MATH 100 or MATH 121.

ENGR 108  (9)  Co-operative Work Placement I

Individual students are carefully matched to employers who supervise them and evaluate their performance during paid work experience. VIU personnel conduct monitoring. Students will write a work placement report. Credit will only be granted for one of CSCI 308 or ENGR 108. (0:0:0)

Prerequisite: ENGR 107.

ENGR 109  (9)  Co-operative Work Placement II

Individual students are carefully matched to employers who supervise them and evaluate their performance during paid work experience. VIU personnel conduct monitoring. Students will write a work placement report. (0:0:0)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into either the Engineering Transfer Certificate or the Engineering Transfer Diploma; ENGR 108; Min. 3.00 GPA.

ENGR 110  (2)  Additional Engineering Topics

Additional engineering topics as needed to facilitate university transfer to specific institutions (e.g. MATLAB, AC Circuits). (0:0:2)

Prerequisite: Min "C" in ENGR 112; min "C" in PHYS 121; min "C" in MATH 100 or MATH 121.

Co-requisites: ENGR 121. Recommended: MATH 101 or MATH 122.

ENGR 112  (3)  Engineering Design I

Introductory principles of engineering design processes through practical projects to be undertaken by teams of students. (1:1:2)

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in Physics 12; minimum "B" in Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-calculus 12.

Co-requisites: PHYS 121 and either MATH 100 or MATH 121.

ENGR 121  (3)  Engineering Design II

Principles of engineering design with application to computer, electrical, mechanical and software engineering. This knowledge will be applied to practical projects to be undertaken by teams of students. (1:1:2)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ENGE 199 or ENGR 112; min. "C" in PHYS 121; min. "C" in CSCI 160

Co-requisites: Recommended: ENGL 204

ENGR 131  (1)  Introduction to Surveying and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (Effective Apr 2020)

This course provides an introduction to surveying data and practice. Students will demonstrate use of common surveying tools (e.g., Total station), interpretation of surveying data, and an understanding of GIS fundamentals. (15:0:15 for 1 weeks)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ENGR 121.

ENGR 132  (1)  Codes, Contracts, and Regulations for Technologists (Effective Apr 2020)

This course familiarizes students with the codes, contracts, and regulations they may experience during their careers. Students will learn how to access and interpret relevant codes as they apply to technologists and engineers, understand the regulations of WorkSafeBC, and describe the role and function of the relevant regulatory bodies. (15:0:15 for 1 weeks)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ENGR 121.

ENGR 208  (9)  Co-operative Work Placement III

Individual students are carefully matched to employers who supervise them and evaluate their performance during paid work experience. VIU personnel conduct monitoring. Students will write a work placement report. (0:0:0)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into either the Engineering Transfer Certificate or the Engineering Transfer Diploma; ENGR 109; Min. 3.00 GPA.

ENGR 209  (9)  Co-operative Work Placement IV

Individual students are carefully matched to employers who supervise them and evaluate their performance during paid work experience. VIU personnel conduct monitoring. Students will write a work placement report. (0:0:0)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into either the Engineering Transfer Certificate or the Engineering Transfer Diploma; ENGR 208; Min. 3.00 GPA.

ENGR 210  (4)  Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) I (Effective Apr 2020)

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for creating basic 2D working drawings using AutoCAD. Topics include CAD concepts, file management, view/drawing/editing drawings, standards, dynamic blocks, multi-view drawing, annotative scaling, and tables. Students will complete an AutoCAD project from conception to design. (2:0:3)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ENGR 131.

ENGR 211  (4)  Applied Statistics and Modelling Tools for Technologists (Effective Apr 2020)

This course provides the basics of descriptive statistics and probability theory and applies these concepts to technical problems such as quality control charts. Software modelling tools (e.g., MATLAB, MS Excel) will be used extensively to allow for more complex realistic problems to be attempted. (3:0:1.5)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ENGR 121, min. "C" in MATH 101 or MATH 122, min. "C" in MATH 141, min. "C" in CSCI 160.

ENGR 212  (3)  Engineering Design III (Effective Apr 2020)

This course continues to develop and challenge students to critically reflect on the implications of their design solutions, and how effectively these solutions were implemented. Activities include applying design and related tools in a cross-disciplinary setting to solve client-based problems, and evaluating and controlling design and process quality. (2:0:2)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ENGR 121.

Co-requisites: ENGR 211

ENGR 213  (4)  Applied Hydraulics I (Effective Apr 2020)

This course covers topics in pipe flow and open-channel flow hydraulics. Topics include fluid viscosity, pressure measurement, continuity and energy equations, Bernoulli's equation, laminar and turbulent flows, pumps, flow rates, flow measurements, and culvert design. (3:0:2)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ENGR 121; Min. "C" in MATH 101 or MATH 122; Min. "C" in PHYS 122.

ENGR 214  (4)  Statics and Dynamics I (Effective Apr 2020)

This is a course in Engineering Mechanics for students who are going on to a degree or diploma in the fields of Engineering or Applied Science. Topics include two-dimensional and three-dimensional force systems, moments of a force, equations of equilibrium, truss analysis, machines, internal forces, friction, and fluid pressure. Students with credit for ENGM 141 cannot complete this course for further credit. (4:0:1.5)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in PHYS 121; Min "C" in either MATH 100 or MATH 121; MATH 141 is recommended to be taken prior or concurrently.

ENGR 220  (4)  Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) II (Effective Aug 2020)

SolidWorks is a feature-based parametric solid modeler used for mechanical design and manufacturing. This course covers the basic functions needed to use SolidWorks to create parts, assemblies, and production drawings. Students will complete a SolidWorks project from conception to design as part of the course. (2:0:3)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ENGR 121.

ENGR 224  (4)  Structural Design I (Effective Aug 2020)

This course applies codes and standards to designs of basic steel, timber, and concrete structures. Major topics include load calculations using limit states design principles, steel beams and columns design, and basic steel and timber connections and concrete beams and footings. Computer aided design software to be used. (3:0:2)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ENGR 132; Min. "C" in ENGR 214 or ENGM 141.

ENGR 227  (4)  Civil Design I (Effective Aug 2020)

This course provides three fundamental pillars supporting civil design projects including transportation engineering, hydrology, and soil mechanics. Topics include transportation planning, human factors, geometric design of highways, probability and risk, flood frequency analysis, IDF curves, rational methods, culvert design, size and distribution of particles (banana curve), and compaction. (3:0:2)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ENGR 132; Min. "C" in ENGR 210; Min "C" in ENGR 211; Min "C" in ENGR 213

ENGR 228  (2)  Introduction to Building Information Modelling Technology (Effective Aug 2020)

This course introduces the terminology associated with building information modelling (BIM), and will include discussion of the BIM cycle from execution plans through model handoff. Students will define BIM processes and standards related to software uses. Discipline-specific CAD software packages may be explored. Includes team project. (2:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ENGR 210.

Co-requisites: ENGR 220

ENGR 229  (4)  Applied Electronics I (Effective Apr 2020)

This course provides the fundamentals of electricity and applied electronics. Major topics include interpretation of electrical drawings, DC and AC power systems, digital systems, transportation circuits/systems, motors and generators. Each topic is reinforced by practical applications examined in the laboratory section of the course. (3:0:2)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ENGR 212; Min. "C" in PHYS 122.

ENGR 231  (1)  Welding and Non-Destructive Testing (Effective Apr 2021)

This course covers the theory of welding practice and provides hands-on experience with welding techniques. Welding codes and standards are covered. Standard weld inspection and testing techniques are performed. Students to be familiarized with non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection techniques. (15:0:15 for 1 weeks)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ENGR 212; Min. "C" in ENGR 220.

ENGR 232  (1)  Project Management for Technologists (Effective Apr 2021)

This course introduces project management, including the basic theory of project planning, execution, monitor, control, and close out. Students will apply project management theory to prepare all aspects of a project proposal including project team, contracts, delivery, estimating, scheduling, and control. Skills will be practiced using appropriate software. (15:0:15 for 1 weeks)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ENGR 212; Min. "C" in ENGR 211.

ENGR 244  (4)  Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (Effective Apr 2021)

This course introduces students to the tools used in a rapid prototyping and modern mechanical workshops. Activities include design-building and prototyping mechanical devices; developing skills in basic machining and the use of rapid-prototyping tools. Applications will also be discussed. Includes individual or team project. (2:0:3)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ENGR 220; Min. "C" in ENGR 231.

ENGR 246  (2)  Entrepreneurship and Finance for Technologists (Effective Apr 2021)

This course introduces students to entrepreneurship with emphasis on the technologist profession. Major topics include an overview of business and marketing basics, exploration of the risks/benefits of starting your own business, and examination of basic financial concepts. A business plan will be produced. (2:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ENGR 232.

ENGR 247  (4)  Civil Design II (Effective Apr 2021)

This course consists of a semester-long individual project drawing from prior material within the Integrated Engineering Diploma and specifically related to civil engineering. Project may include but is not limited to a storm water management plan, sanitary and water servicing plan, and traffic impact assessment. (3:0:2)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ENGR 227

ENGR 248  (1)  Sustainable Engineering Practice for Technologists (Effective Apr 2020)

This course consists of case studies of selected engineering projects emphasizing environmental planning, management of residuals and environmental standards, risk assessment, and decision-making. Review of renewable energy systems; familiarity of modern sustainable design and practice. (2:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ENGR 212; Min. "C" in ENGR 227; Min. "C" in ENGR 232.

ENGR 249  (4)  Process Control Systems I (Effective Apr 2021)

The course provides the foundation of process control systems, with emphasis on electronic control. Major topics include interpreting process and control diagrams including hazard assessment, programmable logic (PLCs) and embedded controllers, data acquisition systems, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters, and devices and techniques for interfacing with sensors and actuators. (3:0:2)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ENGR 229.

ENGR 291  (3)  Special Field Studies in Engineering

Opportunity to apply engineering practice in a field-based setting. May include site visits, observations, in-field data collection, prototype construction and analysis, and seminars. May involve travel in Canada or abroad. Students required to participate in pre-trip discussion sessions and all organized activities, and to complete a summary paper. (3:3:17 —35 for 3 weeks)

Prerequisite: ENGR 121, min. "B: in ENGR 112, and written permission of instructor.

ENGR 299  (4)  Capstone Design Project (Effective Apr 2021)

This is the capstone course for the Integrated Engineering Diploma. Design philosophy and methods are discussed and explored as they relate to the assigned design project for the current year. The project is completed through team work under a faculty or industry advisor. (1:0:0)

Prerequisite: Permission of Integrated Engineering Diploma program coordinator.

Students of the Fundamentals of Engineering Certificate Program working on a project
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