Engr 301 Assignment Abroad

Recommended Courses for Engineering Majors

University of Cape TownEE2030F*EEE3086FEEE3081F; MEC4107S
Seoul Arts and SciencesEngr HB401EE3011
YonseiMEU3680
IES - UM-SJTU Joint Institute at Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityFall only: Vm211 Introduction to Solid MechanicsSpring only: Vk250 Principles of Engineering MaterialsSpring only: Ve216 Introduction to Signals and SystemsFall only: Vm461 Automatic Control
University College LondonE8081 ThermodynamicsMECH1002 & MECH1006ELEC3003 Control Systems I
Queen Mary UniversityDEN4102
Engineering Mechanics: Statics
ECS409U Analogue Electronic Systems***
(Required reading assignment on Active Circuit Devices to supplement course material)
ECS412U
Digital Circuit Design (only offered in the Fall)
Digital Systems** (available 2016/17 academic year)

DEN5200
Control Systems Analysis and Design
University of LimerickMaterials science engrEE4216 Control 2
National University of Ireland, Dublin1103EE406**
CorkEE2007PE3007 Process Dynamics & Control
EISEE – FranceEE2007 Electronic CircuitsSE4-SIS2
University of EdinburghChemical Engineering Thermodynamics 2 CHEE08015EG1567 & EE0001ELE202 or Electrical Engineering 1 (ELEE08001)U01103Control and Instrumentation Engineering 3 (SCEE09002)
Saint Louis University – MadridThermal Engineering (14193)ESCI-310ECE 210ESCI-420
Madrid Engineering + SocietyThermal Engineering (14193)DE UC3M-S 256 15507 EDE UC3M-FS 25615500 E Materials Science & Engr
DE UC3M-223 14032 E Control Eng II
OxfordCtrl Theory & Discrete
Systems
University of Western AustraliaCHPR2431CHPR2433
University of AdelaideELECENG2007 Signals & SystemsELEC ENGR 3027
University of Queensland
University of New South WalesELEC2032MMAN1300ELEC2134*ELEC3104MMAN3200
University of MelbourneEN30010
University of SydneyAMME1362: Materials 1
MECH3362: Materials 2*
AMME3500: System Dynamics and Control
University of AucklandELECTENG 210CHEMMAT 221MECHENG 322 Control Systems
University of CanterburyENCH292ELEC202**
Not ENEL280
ENME 207 Materials Science and EngrENEL 321 Control Systems (preferred)
ENME303 Control Vibrations

Note: For Australia and New Zealand programs, all courses are offered during their fall, taken during our spring unless where noted.

** Marginally approved; may require additional reading.

BUILDING ENGINEERING

BLDG 212        Building Engineering Drawing and Introduction to Design (3 credits)
Fundamentals of technical drawing, dimensioning practices, orthographic projections, auxiliary and sectional views of buildings. Theory and applications of descriptive geometry in building design. Computer-aided building drawing. Building sub-systems and related graphics standards; architectural and building engineering drawing at preliminary and final stages. Introduction to the design of light-frame buildings. Project: representation of a building and its sub-systems. Introduction to conceptual design. Lectures: three hours per week. Tutorial: two hours per week.

BLDG 341        Building Engineering Systems (3 credits)
Prerequisite: BCEE 231 previously or concurrently. Introduction to systematic solution of building engineering problems. Techniques treated include linear programming, network analysis, nonlinear programming. Introduction to decision analysis and simulation. Application of optimization methods for solution of design problems in building science, building environment, building structures, and construction management, taking into account sustainability issues. Lectures: three hours per week.

BLDG 365        Building Science (3.5 credits)
Prerequisite: ENGR 251. General introduction to the thermal environment and sustainable development issues. Topics include heat, temperature, one-dimensional steady-state processes. Convection: natural and forced. Radiation. Combined radiative and convective surface transfer. Psychrometrics. Thermal comfort. Air quality. Condensation: surface and interstitial. Introduction to compressible viscous flow, friction, and flow in pipes; boundary layer and wind effects. Lectures: three hours per week. Tutorial: one hour per week. Laboratory: two hours per week, alternate weeks.

BLDG 366        Acoustics and Lighting (3.5 credits)
Prerequisite: ENGR 243. General introduction to the aural and visual environment. Psychological impact of environment. Subjective and objective scales of measurement. Introduction to vibration. The hearing mechanism. Transmission of sound, passive control of noise in buildings, transmission loss, absorption and reverberation time. Room acoustic assessment. Active control of the aural environment. Visual perception. Photometry, brightness, luminance, and illumination. Concept of natural lighting in building. Artificial lighting; light sources; luminaries. Calorimetry. Calculation methods for artificial lighting. Lectures: three hours per week. Tutorial: one hour per week. Laboratory: two hours per week, alternate weeks.

BLDG 371        Building Service Systems (3.5 credits)
Prerequisite: BLDG 365 previously or concurrently. Principles of building service systems, including electrical, gas, communications, service-water supply and distribution; introduction to plans, codes, and standards for utility distribution systems. Lectures: three hours per week. Laboratory: two hours per week, alternate weeks.

BLDG 390        Building Engineering Design Project (3.5 credits)
Prerequisite: BLDG 341; ENCS 282; BCEE 344 previously or concurrently. The project of each team will encompass the conceptual and preliminary design of a new medium-size building. Students learn building engineering design process, methodology, identification of objectives, building codes, formulation of design problems. Development and evaluation of sustainable building design alternatives. Conceptual building design: spatial requirements, design of space layout. Preliminary building design: synthesis and design of structures, enclosure systems, and services (HVAC, lighting, electrical distribution) using computer-aided design tools. Performance evaluation using modelling, sensitivity analysis and cost estimation. Lectures: three hours per week. Laboratory: two hours per week, alternate weeks.

BLDG 462        Modern Building Materials (3 credits)
Prerequisite: CIVI 321. Engineering properties of building materials such as: plastics, synthetic fibres, adhesives, sealants, caulking compounds, foams, sandwich panels, composites, polymer concrete systems, fibre-reinforced concretes, plastic mortars, polymers for flooring, roofing, synthetic wall papers. Their structural, thermal, and acoustical properties. Consideration of corrosion, bio- and thermal-degradation, stability to ultraviolet and solar radiation. Laboratory sessions to illustrate synthesis, application, testing, deterioration, and protection. Lectures: three hours per week.

BLDG 463        Building Envelope Design (3 credits)
Prerequisite: BLDG 365; CIVI 321. Technical influences in the design of building envelope, including the control of heat flow, air and mois­ture penetration, building movements, and deterioration. Application of air/vapour barrier and rain-screen systems. Performance assessment and building codes through case studies and design projects. Sustainable design principles. Design of walls, roofs, joints and assemblies. Cause of deterioration and preventive measures, on-site investigation. Relevant building codes and standards. Lectures: three hours per week.

BLDG 465        Fire and Smoke Control in Buildings (3 credits)
Prerequisite: BLDG 365. Topics treated include fire and smoke control; failure mechanisms of building enclosure illustrated by case studies; code requirements for enclosure systems; systems approach for fire safety. Lectures: three hours per week.

BLDG 471        HVAC System Design (4 credits)
Prerequisite: BLDG 371; BLDG 476 previously or concurrently. Principles of HVAC system design and analysis; sustainable design issues and impact on environment; component and system selection criteria including room air distribution, fans and air circulation, humidifying and dehumidifying processes, piping and ducting design. Air quality standards. Control systems and techniques; operational economics; computer applications. Lectures: three hours per week. Laboratory: two hours per week.

BLDG 472        Building Energy Conservation Technologies (3 credits)
Prerequisite: BLDG 471 previously or concurrently. Standards of energy efficiency in buildings.Trends in energy consumption. Energy audit: evaluation of energy performance of existing buildings, weather normalization methods, measurements, disaggregation of total energy consumption, use of computer models, impact of people behaviour. Energy efficiency measures in buildings: approaches, materials and equipments, operating strategies, evaluation methods of energy savings. Renewable energy sources: passive or active solar systems, geothermal systems, free-cooling. Optimum selection of energy sources. Impact of emerging technologies. Case studies. Lectures: three hours per week.

BLDG 473        Building Acoustics (3 credits)
Prerequisite: BLDG 366. Noise control criteria and regulations, instrumentation, noise sources, room acoustics, walls, barriers and enclosures, acoustical materials and structures, vibration and noise control systems for buildings. Lectures: three hours per week.

BLDG 474        Building Illumination and Daylighting (3 credits)
Prerequisite: BLDG 366. Production, measurement and control of light. Photometric quantities, visual perception and colour theory. Daylight and artificial illumination systems. Radiative transfer, fixture and lamp characteristics, control devices and energy conservation techniques. Design of lighting systems. Solar energy utilization and daylighting. Integration of lighting systems with mechanical systems for energy conservation and sustainable development. Lectures: three hours per week.

BLDG 475        Indoor Air Quality (3 credits)
Prerequisite: BLDG 371 previously or concurrently. Elements of indoor air quality, physical/ chemical characteristics of contaminants, health effects, standard requirements. Estimation of the levels of indoor air contaminants in buildings. Design of ventilation systems for pollutant control. Air pollution due to outdoor air supply through ventilation systems. Effect of outdoor air pollution on indoor air quality. Lectures: three hours per week.

BLDG 476        Thermal Analysis of Buildings (3 credits)
Prerequisite: BLDG 365; ENGR 361. Two- and three-dimensional steady-state and transient conductive heat transfer together with convection and radiation as applied to building materials and geometries. Heating and cooling load analysis, including building shapes, construction type, solar radiation, infiltration, occupancy effects, and daily load variations. Computer applications for thermal load analysis. Introduction to heat exchangers. Lectures: three hours per week. Tutorial: one hour per week.

BLDG 477        Control Systems in Buildings (3 credits)
Prerequisite: BLDG 371 previously or concurrently. Introduction to automatic control systems. Control issues related to energy conservation, indoor air quality and thermal comfort in buildings. Classification of HVAC control systems. Control system hardware: selection and sizing of sensors, actuators and controllers. Practical HVAC control systems; elementary local loop and complete control systems. Designing and tuning of controllers. Building automation systems. Case studies. Lectures: three hours per week.

BLDG 478        Project Management for Construction (3 credits)
Prerequisite: BLDG 341 or CIVI 341. Introduction to project management techniques in construction, including project delivery methods, construction contracts, cost estimating and bidding planning and sched­uling, cash flow analysis, project tracking and control, computer applications. Lectures: three hours per week.
 
BLDG 482        Impact of Technology on Society and Architecture (3 credits)
Prerequisite: 20 courses in the BEng program. History of architecture as the confluence of social and technological evolution. Methodology and thought processes in the theory and design of cities and the human habitat. Impact of technology on society. Energy conservation, environmental constraints and sustainability issues. Lectures: three hours per week.

BLDG 490        Capstone Building Engineering Design Project (4 credits)
Prerequisite: Minimum of 75 credits in the BEng (Bldg) program including ENCS 282; BCEE 344, 345; BLDG 371, 390; ENGR 301. The project of each team encompasses the integrated design of at least three sub-systems of a new or retro-fitted building to achieve high performance and efficiency at reasonable cost; sustainable design and environmental impact issues are addressed in all projects. In the process, students learn, through case studies and literature survey, the information gathering and decision/design process, problem-resolution as well as aspects related to management, teamwork and communication. Students registering for this course must contact the course coordinator for the detailed procedure. Lectures: two hours per week, two terms.

BLDG 490A     Capstone Building Engineering Design Project (4 credits)
Prerequisite: Minimum of 75 credits in the BEng (Bldg) program including ENCS 282; BCEE 344, 345; BLDG 371, 390; ENGR 301. The project of each team encompasses the integrated design of at least three sub-systems of a new or retro-fitted building to achieve high performance and efficiency at reasonable cost; sustainable design and environmental impact issues are addressed in all projects. In the process, students learn, through case studies and literature survey, the information gathering and decision/design process, problem-resolution as well as aspects related to management, teamwork and communication. Students registering for this course must contact the course coordinator for the detailed procedure. Lectures: two hours per week, two terms.

BLDG 490B     Capstone Building Engineering Design Project (4 credits)
Prerequisite: Minimum of 75 credits in the BEng (Bldg) program including ENCS 282; BCEE 344, 345; BLDG 371, 390; ENGR 301. The project of each team encompasses the integrated design of at least three sub-systems of a new or retro-fitted building to achieve high performance and efficiency at reasonable cost; sustainable design and environmental impact issues are addressed in all projects. In the process, students learn, through case studies and literature survey, the information gathering and decision/design process, problem-resolution as well as aspects related to management, teamwork and communication. Students registering for this course must contact the course coordinator for the detailed procedure. Lectures: two hours per week, two terms.

BLDG 491        Labour and Industrial Relations in Construction (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENGR 301. The study of labour legislation with special emphasis on the construction industry, union organization, the theory and practice of negotiations, mediation, contract administration, and arbitration. Review of actual contracts, discussion of future trends. Lectures: three hours per week.

BLDG 492        Construction Processes (3 credits)
Prerequisite: BCEE 451 or ENGR 451. A study of current construction methods and techniques. The subjects include site preparation and earth-work, wood framing, masonry, concrete forming, slip forming, precast construction, industrialized building, deep excavation shoring and underpinning. Design, erection, and removal of temporary construction work. Current field practice and safety considerations. Site visits. Lectures: three hours per week.

BLDG 493        Legal Issues in Construction (3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENGR 301. Legal concepts and processes applicable to the development of constructed facilities and to the operation of the construction firm. Emphasis on Quebec law and institutions. Lectures: three hours per week.

BLDG 498        Topics in Building Engineering (3 credits)
Prerequisite: Permission of the Department. This course may be offered in a given year upon the authorization of the Department. The course content may vary from offering to offering and will be chosen to complement the available elective courses. Lectures: three hours per week.

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