Course Descriptions

Applied Science, Faculty of Applied Science

APSC: Applied Science

APSC 110 (6) Co-operative Work Placement I
Supervised, technical work experience in an established company or organization for a minimum of three months. Technical report required. Restricted to students meeting the requirements of the Faculty of Applied Science and the Co-operative Education program.
APSC 169 (3) Fundamentals of Sustainable Engineering Design
Theory and practice of sustainable engineering. Awareness and risk analysis of potential impacts on society and the environment over the lifecycle of engineering projects. Engineering design process, project lifecycle, and professional responsibility. Team-based design project. [3-2*-2*]
APSC 171 (3) Engineering Drawing and CAD/CAM
Orthographic projections, axonometric and perspective projections, dimensioning and tolerances, computer-aided design and modeling, introduction to rapid prototyping, team-based design project. [3-0-2]
APSC 172 (3) Engineering Analysis I
Functions, limits, differentiation, applications of derivatives, integration, applications of definite integrals. [3-0-1]
APSC 173 (3) Engineering Analysis II
Integrals and transcendental functions, techniques of integration, applications of integration, polar coordinates, infinite sequences and series, vectors and the geometry of space, and partial derivatives. [3-0-1]
Prerequisite: APSC 172.
APSC 176 (3) Engineering Communication
Written and oral presentations, formal and informal. Purpose, audience, content, format, and tone are studied, as are team-based report writings and presentations. [3-0-0]
APSC 177 (3) Engineering Computation and Instrumentation
Computer systems, software development, operating systems, compilers, programming in a high-level language, selection and loop structures, functions, arrays, pointers, files, data acquisition, solving engineering problems with computer programs. [3-2*-0]
APSC 178 (4) Electricity, Magnetism, and Waves
Coulomb's law, electric field, Gauss' law, electric potential, conductors, capacitance, electric currents, resistance, DC circuits, magnetic fields and forces, sources of magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, mechanical waves, electromagnetic waves, light propagation, geometrical optics. [4-0-2]
Prerequisite: APSC 172.
Corequisite: APSC 173.
APSC 179 (3) Linear Algebra for Engineers
Systems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination, engineering application of linear algebra, matrix operations, special matrices, determinants, vector space, orthogonality, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, linear transformation. [3-0-0]
APSC 180 (3) Statics
Force vectors, Cartesian coordinate system, free body diagram, dot and cross products, forces equilibrium of particles, force and moment equilibrium of rigid bodies, analysis of trusses, frames and machines, friction, wedges, pulleys, and belts. Applications of linear algebra in statics. [3-0-2]
APSC 181 (3) Dynamics
Kinematics of particles, curvilinear motion, normal-tangential, polar, cylindrical coordinates, force and acceleration, equation of motions, work and energy, conservation of energy. Applications of linear algebra in dynamics. [3-0-2]
Prerequisite: All of APSC 172, APSC 180.
Corequisite: APSC 173.
APSC 182 (3) Matter and Energy I
Thermometry, states of matter and phase change, ideal and real gases, 1st law of thermodynamics, 2nd law of thermodynamics, liquids, solutions, solid crystals, atomic structures and bonding. [2-2*-2*]
APSC 183 (3) Matter and Energy II
Chemical equilibrium, reactions in gas phase and in aqueous solutions, acid-base and redox reactions, kinetics of chemical reactions, thermochemistry, electrochemistry. [2-2*-2*]
APSC 201 (3) Technical Communication
Written and oral communication in engineering. Report preparation, business correspondence, and oral presentation of technical material. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: APSC 176.
APSC 210 (6) Co-operative Work Placement II
Supervised, technical work experience in an established company or organization for a minimum of three months. Technical report required. Restricted to students meeting the requirements of the Faculty of Applied Science and the Co-operative Education program.
APSC 246 (3) System Dynamics
Linear time invariant system, impulse response function, operator, convolution, system characterization, complex numbers, solution of linear ordinary differential equations, Laplace transform and its applications, transfer function, frequency response, solution to system of linear differential equations. Fourier series and transform. [3-0-1]
Prerequisite: All of APSC 173, APSC 178, APSC 179, APSC 180, APSC 181.
APSC 248 (3) Engineering Analysis III
Multivariable functions, Lagrange multipliers; line integrals, surface integrals, volume integrals; divergence, curl, gradient; divergence and Stokes' theorems; engineering applications of vector field theory. Introduction to partial differential equations. [3-0-1]
Prerequisite: All of APSC 173, APSC 178.
APSC 252 (3) Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
First and second laws of thermodynamics. Applications to simple thermodynamic processes and cycles. Heat transfer modes, design of heat exchange equipment, and electrical devices. [3-0-1]
Prerequisite: All of APSC 173, APSC 182.
APSC 253 (3) Fluid Mechanics I
Fluid properties and fluid statics; principles of conservation of mass, momentum, and energy; laminar and turbulent flow; dimensional analysis; pipe flow; valves and fittings, flow measurements. [3-2*-1]
Prerequisite: All of APSC 180, APSC 181, APSC 248.
APSC 254 (3) Instrumentation and Data Analysis
Data acquisition, sensors, instrumentation, measurement techniques and their limitations, experimental design, and data analysis; statistics, basic probability; application of statistics to data analysis. [3-2*-1]
Prerequisite: All of APSC 173, APSC 178.
APSC 255 (3) Electric Circuits and Power
Circuit analysis techniques for steady-state AC and DC circuits containing independent and dependent voltage and current sources, resistance, capacitance and inductance. DC maximum power transfer. AC power including real, reactive, apparent and complex power and power factor. AC power analysis using phasors. Three-phase AC power systems. [3-2*-1]
Prerequisite: APSC 178.
APSC 256 (3) Numerical Methods for Analysis
Complex numbers, partial differential equations, Fourier series, and numerical methods. Engineering applications to the design and analysis of networks, structures, and hydraulic systems. [3-1-0]
Prerequisite: All of APSC 173, APSC 177.
APSC 258 (3) Applications of Engineering Design
Principles of engineering design, applied to a team-based design project. Use of probability, decision making, economic principles, systems theory, and technical communication in design projects. [3-1-1]
Prerequisite: All of APSC 169, APSC 171.
APSC 259 (3) Materials Science I
Atomic bonding, crystallographic characteristics of materials, stress-strain curve, strengthening mechanisms, failure of materials, Eutectic and Eutectoid phase transformations, Fe-C phase diagram, composite materials, corrosion, electrical properties of materials. [3-2*-0]
Prerequisite: All of APSC 182, APSC 183.
APSC 260 (3) Mechanics of Materials I
Concepts of stress and strain, axial and shear forces, statically determinate frames and trusses; bending, shear force and bending moment diagrams, moment-curvature relation, beam deflection, torsion of circular rods; transformation of plane stress, Mohr's circle. [3-0-1]
Prerequisite: APSC 180 and APSC 173.
APSC 261 (3) Theory of Structures
Structures and structural elements, construction materials, loads and load path. Design philosophy and objectives. Design limit states and safety factors. Static determinacy and stability. Analysis of trusses, beams and frames. Deflection using energy and geometrical methods. Influence lines. [3-0-2]
Prerequisite: All of APSC 259, APSC 173, APSC 180.
Corequisite: APSC 260.
APSC 262 (3) Digital Logic Design
Logic design methods, hardware description language (HDL), number representation and arithmetic circuits, combinational circuits, flip-flops, registers, programmable logic devices (FPGAs), counters, finite state machines, digital system designs. [3-2*-0]
Prerequisite: APSC 178.
APSC 310 (6) Co-operative Work Placement III
Supervised, technical work experience in an established company or organization for a minimum of three months. Technical report required. Restricted to students meeting the requirements of the Faculty of Applied Science and the Co-operative Education program.
APSC 410 (6) Co-operative Work Placement IV
Supervised, technical work experience in an established company or organization for a minimum of three months. Technical report required. Restricted to students meeting the requirements of the Faculty of Applied Science and the Co-operative Education program.
APSC 411 (6) Co-operative Work Placement V
Supervised, technical work experience in an approved company or organization for a minimum of three months. Technical report required. Restricted to students meeting the requirements of the Faculty of Applied Science and the Co-operative Education program.
APSC 412 (6) Co-operative Work Placement VI
Supervised, technical work experience in an approved company or organization for a minimum of three months. Technical report required. Restricted to students meeting the requirements of the Faculty of Applied Science and the Co-operative Education program.

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