Civil Engineering


Undergraduate Program in Civil Engineering (AECIVBASC)

Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Shayni Curtis-Clarke
Room GB116, Galbraith Building
(416) 978-5905

shayni.curtis@utoronto.ca

Associate Chair, Undergraduate
Professor Evan Bentz
evan.bentz@utoronto.ca

Civil Engineering exists at the intersection of the human, built, and natural environments. Historically, civil engineers have been the professionals leading the design, construction, maintenance and eventual decommissioning of society's physical infrastructures, including transportation networks, water supply and wastewater treatment systems, structures for energy generation and distribution systems, buildings and other works, land, and water remediation and more.

Although civil engineering is a highly technical profession, responsible engineering requires that engineers understand the impact of their decisions and their constructed works on society at large, including issues of environmental stewardship and life-cycle economic responsibility. For example, significant proportions of the world's energy and raw materials production go into the construction and operations of our buildings and transportation systems. Civil engineers have a significant role to play in making these systems more sustainable for future generations. The undergraduate program is designed to complement technical training with learning opportunities that address these challenges.

Students enhance their undergraduate experience through a number of enriched programs. The Department's undergraduate courses have been deliberately sequenced so that students can take advantage of the minors in bioengineering, environmental engineering or sustainable energy; the certificate programs in preventative engineering and social development or in entrepreneurship, innovation and small business; co-op work opportunities through the Professional Experience Year Co-op Program; and post-graduate academic opportunities through the Jeffrey Skoll BASc / MBA Program or through fast-tracked Master's degree programs.
 

Graduate Program in Civil Engineering

Qualified candidates may apply for graduate studies in the MEng, MASc and PhD Programs. The MEng program is course-based (although a one or two course-equivalent projects may be taken), whereas the MASc and PhD programs are research-intensive and require a thesis. More information about the Department's graduate programs will be provided in information sessions and can be found online at civmin.utoronto.ca.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (AECIVBASC)

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (AECIVBASC)

FIRST YEAR CIVIL ENGINEERING

Fall Session – Year 1   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
APS100H1: Orientation to Engineering F 1 - 1 0.25
APS110H1: Engineering Chemistry and Materials Science F 3 1 1 0.50
APS111H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice I F 3 1 1 0.50
CIV100H1: Mechanics F 4 - 2 0.50
MAT186H1: Calculus I F 3 - 1 0.50
MAT188H1: Linear Algebra F 3 1 1 0.50
Winter Session – Year 1   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
APS106H1: Fundamentals of Computer Programming S 3 2 1 0.50
APS112H1: Engineering Strategies & Practice II S 2 2 - 0.50
CHE112H1: Physical Chemistry S 3 1 1 0.50
CIV185H1: Earth Systems Science S 3 2 1 0.50
CIV191H1: Introduction to Civil Engineering S 1 - - 0.15
MAT187H1: Calculus II S 3 - 1 0.50

Approved Course Substitutions

  1. Students are able to substitute MAT186H1 with the online calculus course APS162H1.
  2. Students are able to substitute MAT187H1 with the online calculus course APS163H1.
  3. Students are able to substitute APS110H1 with the online course APS164H1.
  4. Students are able to substitute CIV100H1 with the online course APS160H1.

CIV201 - INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL ENGINEERING

CIV201 is a three-day field-based course. The course will be held on the Tuesday, immediately after Labour Day. Students are required to bring and wear their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The results of this course are used in computing the student's Second Year Fall Session average. An extra fee is charged to cover a transportation and accommodation.

CS/HSS REQUIREMENT

Students are required to complete 4 half-courses of CS/HSS, at least two of which must be HSS, before graduation. The second year core course APS301H1 - Technology in Society and the Biosphere I, counts as one half-course (0.50) towards an HSS requirement. Note that valid HSS courses are more restrictive in scope than are CS courses. A list of pre-approved CS and HSS courses can be found on the Faculty of Engineering's Registrar's Office website.

PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT

Students are required to have completed a total of 600 hours of acceptable practical experience before graduation (normally during their summer vacation periods). Satisfactory completion of CME358H1 - Survey Camp (Civil and Mineral Practicals), will contribute 100 hours towards this requirement. Satisfactory completion of the Professional Experience Year (PEY) will also completely fulfill the Practical Experience Requirement.

SECOND YEAR CIVIL ENGINEERING

Fall Session – Year 2   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
CIV201H1: Introduction to Civil Engineering F - - - 0.20
CIV220H1: Urban Engineering Ecology F 3 - 1 0.50
CIV235H1: Civil Engineering Graphics F - 6 - 0.50
CIV280H1: Management of Construction F 3 - 2 0.50
CIV282H1: Engineering Communications I F 1 - 1 0.20
CME210H1: Solid Mechanics I F 3 1.50 1.50 0.50
CME261H1: Engineering Mathematics I F 3 1 1 0.50
CME270H1: Fluid Mechanics I F 3 1.50 1 0.50
Winter Session – Year 2   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
CIV209H1: Civil Engineering Materials S 3 2 2 0.50
CIV214H1: Structural Analysis I S 3 - 2 0.50
CIV250H1: Hydraulics and Hydrology S 3 1.5 1 0.50
CME259H1: Technology in Society and the Biosphere I S 3 - 1 0.50
CME263H1: Probability Theory for Civil and Mineral Engineers S 3 - 2 0.50
CME262H1: Engineering Mathematics II S 3 - 2 0.50

CME358H1 - Survey Camp (Civil and Mineral Practicals), is a two-week field-based course taken in the month prior to starting Third Year. The results of this course are used in computing the student's Third Year Fall Session Average. An extra fee is charged to cover part of the costs of food and accommodation.

THIRD YEAR CIVIL ENGINEERING

Fall Session – Year 3   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
CIV312H1: Steel and Timber Design F 3 - 2 0.50
CIV331H1: Transport I - Introduction to Urban Transportation Systems F 3 - 1 0.50
CIV342H1: Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes F 3 1 1 0.50
CIV375H1: Building Science F 3 0.33 2 0.50
CIV382Y1: Civil Engineering Communication Portfolio Y - - 0.25 0.00
CME321H1: Geotechnical Engineering I F 3 1 1 0.50
CME358H1: Survey CAMP (Civil and Mineral Practicals) F - - - 0.50
CME368H1: Engineering Economics and Decision Making F 3 - 1 0.50
Winter Session – Year 3   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
CIV313H1: Reinforced Concrete I S 3 - 2 0.50
CIV324H1: Geotechnical Engineering II S 3 1 1 0.50
CIV332H1: Transport II - Performance S 3 - 1 0.50
CIV340H1: Municipal Engineering S 3 - 2 0.50
CIV380H1: Sustainable Energy Systems S 3 - 1 0.50
CIV382Y1: Civil Engineering Communication Portfolio Y - - 0.25 0.00
CS/HSS Elective S       0.50

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE YEAR

Students registered within this program, and all other undergraduate programs within the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, may elect to enroll and participate in the Professional Experience Year Co-Op Program (PEY Co-Op). The PEY Co-op program requires that qualified students undertake a paid, full-time 12-16 month continuous work period with a cooperating industry. Details are described in the beginning of this chapter. More information can be found in the PEY Co-op section of the calendar. 

JEFFREY SKOLL BASC/MBA PROGRAM

The Jeffrey Skoll Combined BASc/MBA Program allows qualified and selected students in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering to complete both a BASc and an MBA in a reduced time. Students will be admitted to the program prior to entering their fourth year of studies in the BASc program. Interested students should contact the Rotman School of Management.

MINORS AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Several Engineering Minors and Certificate Programs are available and generally require the student to successfully complete a carefully selected slate of electives in their Fourth Year. Late in the Third Year Winter Session, students use an online pre-registration tool to indicate their preferred fourth-year electives. Students should review the various minor and certificate program requirements and attend the department's information sessions in Third Year to ensure that the appropriate electives are taken in Fourth Year. Students should note that they can also complete the requirements of a minor or certificate program even after they have graduated, as long as the additional requirements are met within nine years of their initial registration in the BASc program. If completed after graduation, additional fees will be assessed. A transcript will be issued with the amended courses and indication of completed minor or certificate program requirements.

FOURTH YEAR CIVIL ENGINEERING

Fall Session – Year 4   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
Free Elective F       0.50
Free Elective F/Y       0.50
CS/HSS Elective F/Y       0.50
Choose two technical electives from the following list:          
CHE353H1: Engineering Biology F 2 - 2 0.50
CIV300H1: Terrestrial Energy Systems F 3 - 2 0.50
CIV416H1: Reinforced Concrete II F 3 - 2 0.50
CIV420H1: Construction Engineering F 3 - 2 0.50
CIV477H1: Special Studies in Civil Engineering F 3 - 1 0.50
CME499Y1: Individual Project Y - - 3 1.00
CME499H1: Individual Project F - - 3 0.50
CIV501H1: Building Energy Performance Simulation F 2 2 - 0.50
CIV514H1: Concrete Technology F 3 - 2 0.50
CIV515H1: Introduction to Structural Dynamics F 3 - 1 0.50
CIV517H1: Prestressed Concrete F 3 - - 0.50
CIV519H1: Structural Analysis II F 3 - 2 0.50
CIV521H1: Rock Mechanics F 3 1 - 0.50
CIV531H1: Transport Planning F 3 - 1 0.50
CIV536H1: Urban Activity, Air Pollution, and Health F 3 - - 0.50
CIV541H1: Environmental Biotechnology F 3 - - 0.50
CIV550H1: Water Resources Engineering F 3 - 2 0.50
CME525H1: Tunneling and Urban Excavation F 3 - 1 0.50
CME538H1: Introduction to Data Science for Civil and Mineral Engineers F 3 0 1 0.50
CME549H1: Groundwater Flow and Contamination F 3 - 1 0.50
MIN329H1: Engineering Rock Mechanics F 3 1 1 0.50
MIN511H1: Integrated Mine Waste Engineering F 3 - 1 0.50
Winter Session - Year 4   Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
CIV498H1: Group Design Project S - - 3 0.50
Free Elective S/Y       0.50
CS/HSS Elective S/Y       0.50
Choose two technical electives from the following list:          
CHE354H1: Cellular and Molecular Biology S 3 1 2 0.50
CIV300H1: Terrestrial Energy Systems S 3 - 2 0.50
CIV440H1: Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment S 3 - 1 0.50
CIV477H1: Special Studies in Civil Engineering S 3 - 1 0.50
CME499Y1: Individual Project Y - - 3 1.00
CME499H1: Individual Project S - - 3 0.50
CIV510H1: Solid Mechanics II S 3 - 2 0.50
CIV516H1: Public Transit Operations and Planning S 3 - 1 0.50
CIV518H1: Behaviour and Design of Steel Structures S 3 - 2 0.50
CIV523H1: Geotechnical Design S 3 - 1 0.50
CIV576H1: Sustainable Buildings S 3 - 0 0.50
CIV577H1: Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities S 3 - 1 0.50
CIV578H1: Design of Building Enclosures S 3 - 2 0.50
CIV580H1: Engineering and Management of Large Projects S 3 - - 0.50
CME500H1: Fundamentals of Acid Rock Drainage S 3 2 1 0.50
BME331H1: Physiological Control Systems S 3 1 1 0.50
MIN330H1: Mining Environmental Management S 3 - 1 0.50
MIN470H1: Ventilation and Occupational Health S 3 - 1 0.50

* Students may take either a half credit CME499 OR a full year credit CME499 but not both.

OTHER ELECTIVE COURSES

Elective courses in addition to those listed above may be considered based on the following general guidelines. Students wishing to take elective courses from other departments need to ensure that they have the appropriate background and prerequisites. Students with an overall average of 75% or greater in their third year may take up to two graduate level (1000-series) courses, depending upon availability. In all cases the interested student should consult with the Civil Engineering Office of Student Services (GB116) to obtain further information and the appropriate permission.



Civil Engineering Courses

Applied Science and Engineering (Interdepartmental)

APS100H1 - Orientation to Engineering

APS100H1 - Orientation to Engineering
Credit Value: 0.25
Hours: 12.8L/12.8T

This course is designed to help students transition into first-year engineering studies and to develop and apply a greater understanding of the academic learning environment, the field of engineering, and how the fundamental mathematics and sciences are used in an engineering context. Topics covered include: study skills, time management, problem solving, successful teamwork, effective communications, exam preparation, stress management and wellness, undergraduate research, extra- and co-curricular involvement, engineering disciplines and career opportunities, and applications of math and science in engineering.

Total AUs: 17.7 (Fall), 19.2 (Winter), 36.9 (Full Year)

APS106H1 - Fundamentals of Computer Programming

APS106H1 - Fundamentals of Computer Programming
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T/25.6P

An introduction to computer systems and software. Topics include the representation of information, algorithms, programming languages, operating systems and software engineering. Emphasis is on the design of algorithms and their implementation in software. Students will develop a competency in the Python programming language. Laboratory exercises will explore the concepts of both Structure-based and Object-Oriented programming using examples drawn from mathematics and engineering applications.

Total AUs: 53.1 (Fall), 57.6 (Winter), 110.7 (Full Year)

APS110H1 - Engineering Chemistry and Materials Science

APS110H1 - Engineering Chemistry and Materials Science
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T/12.8P

This course is structured around the principle of the structure-property relationship. This relationship refers to an understanding of the microstructure of a solid, that is, the nature of the bonds between atoms and the spatial arrangement of atoms, which permits the explanation of observed behaviour. Observed materials behaviour includes mechanical, electrical, magnetic, optical, and corrosive behaviour. Topics covered in this course include: structure of the atom, models of the atom, electronic configuration, the electromagnetic spectrum, band theory, atomic bonding, optical transparency of solids, magnetic properties, molecular bonding, hybridized orbitals, crystal systems, lattices and structures, crystallographic notation, imperfections in solids, reaction rates, activation energy, solid-state diffusion, materials thermodynamics, free energy, and phase equilibrium.

Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

APS111H1 - Engineering Strategies & Practice I

APS111H1 - Engineering Strategies & Practice I
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T/12.8P

This course introduces and provides a framework for the design process. Students are introduced to communication as an integral component of engineering practice. The course is a vehicle for understanding problem solving and developing communications skills. This first course in the two Engineering Strategies and Practice course sequence introduces students to the process of engineering design, to strategies for successful team work, and to design for human factors, society and the environment. Students write team and individual technical reports.

Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

APS112H1 - Engineering Strategies & Practice II

APS112H1 - Engineering Strategies & Practice II
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 25.6L/25.6P

This course introduces and provides a framework for the design process, problem solving and project management. Students are introduced to communication as an integral component of engineering practice. The course is a vehicle for practicing team skills and developing communications skills. Building on the first course, this second course in the two Engineering Strategies and Practice course sequence introduces students to project management and to the design process in greater depth. Students work in teams on a term length design project. Students will write a series of technical reports and give a team based design project presentation.

Total AUs: 35.4 (Fall), 38.4 (Winter), 73.8 (Full Year)

Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering

BME331H1 - Physiological Control Systems

BME331H1 - Physiological Control Systems
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T/12.8P

Introduces physiological concepts and selected physiological control systems present in the human body, and proposes quantitative modeling approaches for these systems. Topics covered will include (1) the endocrine system and its subsystems, including glucose regulation and the stress response, (2) the cardiovascular system and related aspects such as cardiac output, venous return, control of blood flow by the tissues, and nervous regulation of circulation, and (3) the nervous and musculoskeletal systems, including the control of voluntary motion. Linear control theory will be used to develop skills in system modeling and examine concepts of system response and system control in the context of a healthy human body.

Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry

CHE112H1 - Physical Chemistry

CHE112H1 - Physical Chemistry
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T/12.8P

A course in physical chemistry. Topics discussed include systems and their states, stoichiometry, the properties of gases, the laws of chemical thermodynamics (calculations involving internal energy, enthalpy, free energy, and entropy), phase equilibrium, chemical equilibrium, ionic equilibrium, acids and bases, solutions, colligative properties, electrochemistry, and corrosion.

Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

CHE353H1 - Engineering Biology

CHE353H1 - Engineering Biology
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 25.6L/25.6T

Using a quantitative, problem solving approach, this course will introduce basic concepts in cell biology and physiology. Various engineering modelling tools will be used to investigate aspects of cell growth and metabolism, transport across cell membranes, protein structure, homeostasis, nerve conduction and mechanical forces in biology.

Exclusion: BME205H1
Total AUs: 35.4 (Fall), 38.4 (Winter), 73.8 (Full Year)

CHE354H1 - Cellular and Molecular Biology

CHE354H1 - Cellular and Molecular Biology
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/25.6T/12.8P

This course will cover the principles of molecular and cellular biology as they apply to both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Topics will include: metabolic conversion of carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids; nucleic acids; enzymology; structure and function relationships within cells; and motility and growth. Genetic analysis, immunohistochemistry, hybridomis, cloning, recombinant DNA and biotechnology will also be covered. This course will appeal to students interested in environmental microbiology, biomaterials and tissue engineering, and bioprocesses.

Prerequisite: CHE353H1
Total AUs: 53.1 (Fall), 57.6 (Winter), 110.7 (Full Year)

Civil Engineering

CIV100H1 - Mechanics

CIV100H1 - Mechanics
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/25.6T

The principles of statics are applied to composition and resolution of forces, moments and couples. The equilibrium states of structures are examined. Throughout, the free body diagram concept is emphasized. Vector algebra is used where it is most useful, and stress blocks are introduced. Shear force diagrams, bending moment diagrams and stress-strain relationships for materials are discussed. Stress and deformation in axially loaded members and flexural members (beams) are also covered.

Exclusion: APS160H1
Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

CIV185H1 - Earth Systems Science

CIV185H1 - Earth Systems Science
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T/25.6P

This course introduces students to the basic earth sciences with an emphasis on understanding the impact of humans on the natural earth systems. Beginning with a study of the lithosphere, principles of physical geology will be examined including the evolution and internal structure of the earth, dynamic processes that affect the earth, formation of minerals and rocks and soil, ore bodies and fossil- energy sources. Next, the biosphere will be studied, including the basic concepts of ecology including systems ecology and biogeochemical cycles. The influence of humans and the built environment on these natural systems will also be examined with a view to identifying more sustainable engineering practices. Finally, students will study the oceans and the atmosphere and the physical, chemical and thermodynamic processes involved in climate change.

Total AUs: 53.1 (Fall), 57.6 (Winter), 110.7 (Full Year)

CIV191H1 - Introduction to Civil Engineering

CIV191H1 - Introduction to Civil Engineering
Credit Value: 0.15
Hours: 12.8L

This is a seminar series that will preview the core fields in Engineering. Each seminar will highlight one of the major areas of Engineering. The format will vary and may include application examples, challenges, case studies, career opportunities, etc. The purpose of the seminar series is to provide first year students with some understanding of the various options within the Faculty to enable them to make educated choices for second year. This course will be offered on a credit/no credit basis.

Total AUs: 11.8 (Fall), 12.8 (Winter), 24.6 (Full Year)

CIV201H1 - Introduction to Civil Engineering

CIV201H1 - Introduction to Civil Engineering
Credit Value: 0.20

A field-based course introducing students to current and historical civil engineering works in the urban and natural environments, highlighting the role of the Civil Engineer in developing sustainable solutions. It will run the Tuesday through Thursday immediately following Labour Day, with follow-up assignments coordinated with the course CIV282 Engineering Communications I. Students must have their own personal protective equipment (PPE). One night will be spent at the University of Toronto Survey Camp near Minden, Ontario.

Total AUs: 18.6 (Fall), 20.2 (Winter), 38.8 (Full Year)

CIV209H1 - Civil Engineering Materials

CIV209H1 - Civil Engineering Materials
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/25.6T/25.6P

Deals with the basic principles necessary for the use and selection of materials used in Civil Engineering and points out the significance of these in practice. Fundamentals which provide a common basis for the properties of various materials are stressed. The laboratory time is devoted to demonstrations illustrating the fundamentals covered in lectures.

Prerequisite: APS104H1 or MSE101H1
Total AUs: 59 (Fall), 64 (Winter), 123 (Full Year)

CIV214H1 - Structural Analysis I

CIV214H1 - Structural Analysis I
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/25.6T

This course provides an introduction to the nature of loads and restraints and types of structural elements, and then reviews the analysis of statically determinate structures. Shear and moment diagrams for beams and frames are considered, along with influence lines, cantilever structures, three-pin arches, cables and fatigue. Virtual work principles are viewed and applied to various structural systems. An introduction to the analysis of indeterminate structures is made, and the Portal method is applied to the analysis of building frames under lateral loads. Displacement methods of an analysis including moment distribution are also studied.

Prerequisite: MAT188H1, CME210H1
Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

CIV220H1 - Urban Engineering Ecology

CIV220H1 - Urban Engineering Ecology
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

Core Course in the Environmental Engineering Minor Basic concepts of ecology within the context of urban environments. Response of organisms, populations, dynamic predator-prey and competition processes, and ecosystems to human activities. Thermodynamic basis for food chains, energy flow, biodiversity and ecosystem stability. Biogeochemical cycles, habitat fragmentation and bioaccumulation. Introduction to industrial ecology and life cycle assessment principles. Urban metabolism and material flow analysis of cities. Response of receiving waters to pollution and introduction to waste water treatment. Emphasis is on identifying the environment/engineering interface and minimizing environmental impacts.

Prerequisite: CHE112H1
Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

CIV235H1 - Civil Engineering Graphics

CIV235H1 - Civil Engineering Graphics
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 76.8P

Fluency in graphical communication skills as part of the civil engineering design process is emphasized. Drawings are prepared making use of freehand sketching, drafting equipment and commercially available computer drafting programs. Topics in descriptive geometry are covered to develop spatial visualization skills. Drawing procedures and standards relevant to Civil Engineering projects to be covered include layout and development of multiple orthographic views, sectional views, dimensioning, and pictorial views. Class projects, assignments, and examples demonstrate how graphical skills fit into the overall design process.

Total AUs: 35.4 (Fall), 38.4 (Winter), 73.8 (Full Year)

CIV250H1 - Hydraulics and Hydrology

CIV250H1 - Hydraulics and Hydrology
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T/19.2P

The hydrologic processes of precipitation and snowmelt, evapotranspiration, ground water movement, and surface and subsurface runoff are examined. Water resources sustainability issues are discussed, including water usage and water shortages, climate change impacts, land use impacts, and source water protection. Conceptual models of the hydrologic cycle and basics of hydrologic modelling are developed, including precipitation estimation, infiltration and abstraction models, runoff hydrographs, the unit hydrograph method and the Rational method. Methods for statistical analysis of hydrologic data, concepts of risk and design, and hydrological consequences of climate change for design are introduced. Principles of open channel hydraulics are introduced. Energy and momentum principles are studied with application to channel transitions, critical flow, choked flow, and hydraulic jumps.

Prerequisite: CME270H1
Total AUs: 50.2 (Fall), 54.4 (Winter), 104.6 (Full Year)

CIV280H1 - Management of Construction

CIV280H1 - Management of Construction
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/25.6T

An introduction to the management of construction projects including: the nature of the industry, project delivery alternatives, legal and ethical considerations, the Safety Act and construction regulations, labour relations, construction contracts, risk distribution, project planning and scheduling, estimating and bidding, controlling of time, cost and quality, accounting leading to financial statements, dispute resolution, as well as new and evolving concepts in managing construction.

Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

CIV282H1 - Engineering Communications I

CIV282H1 - Engineering Communications I
Credit Value: 0.20
Hours: 12.8L/12.8T

This course develops students' communications skills focusing on the specific skills required for work in foundational civil engineering. Target communication areas include: Oral Presentation; Logical Argument; Document Development; Sentence and Discourse Control; and Visual Design. The course will build capacity in support of specific assignments delivered in other courses in the same term.

Total AUs: 17.7 (Fall), 19.2 (Winter), 36.9 (Full Year)

CIV300H1 - Terrestrial Energy Systems

CIV300H1 - Terrestrial Energy Systems
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/25.6T

Core Course in the Sustainable Energy Minor Various earth systems for energy transformation, storage and transport are explored. Geological, hydrological, biological, cosmological and oceanographic energy systems are considered in the context of the Earth as a dynamic system, including the variation of solar energy received by the planet and the redistribution of this energy through various radiative, latent and sensible heat transfer mechanisms. It considers the energy redistribution role of large scale atmospheric systems, of warm and cold ocean currents, the role of the polar regions, and the functioning of various hydrological systems. The contribution and influence of tectonic systems on the surface systems is briefly introduced, as well the important role of energy storage processes in physical and biological systems, including the accumulation of fossil fuel reserves.

Exclusion: ENV346H1
Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

CIV312H1 - Steel and Timber Design

CIV312H1 - Steel and Timber Design
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/25.6T

An introduction to structural engineering design. Topics discussed include safety and reliability, load and resistance, probability of failure, performance factors, and material properties. A study of basic steel design examines tension members, compression members, beams, framing concepts and connections. Plasticity and composite action in steel structural systems are also discussed. Timber design aspects include beams, compression members and connections.

Prerequisite: CIV214H1, CIV235H1
Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

CIV313H1 - Reinforced Concrete I

CIV313H1 - Reinforced Concrete I
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/25.6T

This course provides an introduction to the design of reinforced concrete structures. Concrete technology, properties of concrete and reinforcing steel, construction practice, and general code requirements are discussed. Analysis and design of members under axial load, flexure, shear, and restraint force are examined in detail. Other aspects of design covered include control of cracks, minimum and maximum reinforcement ratios, fire resistance, durability, distress and failure. A major design project, done in teams of two and accounting for 15% of the final mark, requires students to formulate a complete design for a structural system such as a pedestrian bridge or floor system. Project requirements include consideration of alternative designs in terms of structural efficiency and total costs.

Prerequisite: CIV312H1
Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

CIV324H1 - Geotechnical Engineering II

CIV324H1 - Geotechnical Engineering II
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T/12.8P

Building on CME321, more complex aspects of geotechnical analysis and design are considered. Topics include: mineralogy; soil identification and classification; laboratory- and field-based soil index tests; correlations of index test results to engineering properties; vertical stress distribution; soil-foundation interaction; volume change and consolidation of clay and settlement. Shear strength of soil and slope stability analysis are also discussed. Laboratories are held for soil identification and classification, and confined triaxial compression tests of clay and sand.

Prerequisite: CME321H1
Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

CIV331H1 - Transport I - Introduction to Urban Transportation Systems

CIV331H1 - Transport I - Introduction to Urban Transportation Systems
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

This course introduces the fundamentals of transportation systems and the application of engineering, mathematical and economic concepts and principles to address a variety of transportation issues in Canada. Several major aspects of transportation engineering will be addressed, including transportation planning, public transit, traffic engineering, geometric design, pavement design and the economic, social and environmental impacts of transportation. The course focuses on urban transportation engineering problems.

Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

CIV332H1 - Transport II - Performance

CIV332H1 - Transport II - Performance
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

This course focuses on the fundamental techniques of transportation systems performance analysis with emphasis on congested traffic networks. Topics include transportation demand, supply and equilibrium, traffic assignment, network equilibrium, and system optimality, traffic flow theory, shockwaves, highway capacity analysis, introduction to deterministic and stochastic queuing analyses, intersection signal control types and related timing methods, and traffic simulation. The course also provides an introduction to basic elements of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).

Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

CIV340H1 - Municipal Engineering

CIV340H1 - Municipal Engineering
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/25.6T

Municipal service systems for water supply and wastewater disposal, land development, population forecasting, and demand analysis. Water supply: source development, transmission, storage, pumping, and distribution networks. Sewerage and drainage, sewer and culvert hydraulics, collection networks, and storm water management. Maintenance and rehabilitation of water and wastewater systems, and optimization of network design. Design projects.

Prerequisite: CIV250H1
Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

CIV342H1 - Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes

CIV342H1 - Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T/12.8P

Principles involved in the design and operation of water and wastewater treatment facilities are covered, including physical, chemical and biological unit operations, advanced treatment and sludge processing.

Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

CIV375H1 - Building Science

CIV375H1 - Building Science
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/25.6T/4.224000168P

The fundamentals of the science of heat transfer, moisture diffusion, and air movement are presented. Using these fundamentals, the principles of more sustainable building enclosure design, including the design of walls and roofs are examined. Selected case studies together with laboratory investigations are used to illustrate how the required indoor temperature and moisture conditions can be maintained using more durable and more sustainable designs.

Exclusion: CIV575H1
Total AUs: 49.1 (Fall), 53.3 (Winter), 102.5 (Full Year)

CIV380H1 - Sustainable Energy Systems

CIV380H1 - Sustainable Energy Systems
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

This course will provide students with knowledge of energy demand and supply from local to national scales. Topics include energy demands throughout the economy, major energy technologies, how these technologies work, how they are evaluated quantitatively, their economics and their impacts on the environment. In addition, the ever changing context in which these technologies (and emerging technologies) are being implemented will be outlined. Systems approaches including life cycle assessment, will be refined and applied to evaluate energy systems. A particular focus will be placed on analysis of energy alternatives within a carbon constrained economy.

Prerequisite: CIV375H1, CIV220H1, CME368H1
Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

CIV382Y1 - Civil Engineering Communication Portfolio

CIV382Y1 - Civil Engineering Communication Portfolio
Credit Value: 0.00
Hours: 3.2T

Students will assemble a portfolio of communication assignments drawn from their second and third year Civil Engineering courses as a showcase of their ability to meet the graduate attributes for communication. The student will demonstrate competence in discipline specific written, oral, and visual communication through the selection of assignments for the portfolio. Each entry will be framed by a short introduction speaking to the context of the work and its significance in the portfolio. Students whose communication work is not up to standard will be provided with opportunities for revision. The course will be offered on a credit/no credit basis; students who receive no credit must retake the course in year 4.

Total AUs: 1.5 (Fall), 1.6 (Winter), 3.1 (Full Year)

CIV401H1 - Design and Optimization of Hydro and Wind Electric Plants

CIV401H1 - Design and Optimization of Hydro and Wind Electric Plants
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/25.6T

The application of turbo-machinery including the design and operation of typical wind and hydroelectric plants from first principles to the various types of turbo-machines choices. Fundamental fluid mechanics equations, efficiency coefficients, momentum exchanges, characteristic curves, similarity laws, specific speed, vibration, cavitation of hydraulic turbines, pump/turbines; variable speed machines including transients and hydraulic stability. An introduction to overall system configuration and both component and system optimization. Case studies.

Exclusion: EDV301H1, CIV301H1
Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

CIV416H1 - Reinforced Concrete II

CIV416H1 - Reinforced Concrete II
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/25.6T

This course covers the behaviour and ultimate strength of reinforced concrete structures. Members subjected to flexure, axial load, shear and torsion are treated. Detailing of reinforcement, the design of floor systems and the design of shear walls are covered. An introduction to the seismic design of reinforced concrete structures is made. Emphasis is given to the relationship between recent research results and current building codes. A brief treatment of the behaviour and design of masonry walls is included.

Prerequisite: CIV313H1
Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

CIV420H1 - Construction Engineering

CIV420H1 - Construction Engineering
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/25.6T

This course considers the engineering aspects of construction including earthmoving, equipment productivity, fleet balancing, formwork design, shoring, hoisting, aggregate production, equipment operating costs, and modular construction. Several construction projects will be reviewed to demonstrate methods and processes. Students will be expected to visit construction sites, so safety boots and hard hats are required.

Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

CIV440H1 - Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment

CIV440H1 - Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

Core Course in the Environmental Engineering Minor. The process and techniques for assessing and managing the impacts on and risks to humans and the ecosystem associated with engineered facilities, processes and products. Both biophysical and social impacts are addressed. Topics include: environmental assessment processes; environmental legislation; techniques for assessing impacts; engineering risk analysis; health risk assessment; risk management and communication; social impact assessment; cumulative impacts; environmental management systems; the process of considering alternative methods for preventing and controlling impacts; and stakeholder involvement and public participation. Examples are drawn from various engineering activities and facilities such as energy production, chemical production, treatment plants, highways and landfills.

Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

CIV477H1 - Special Studies in Civil Engineering

CIV477H1 - Special Studies in Civil Engineering
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

A course covering selected topics in Civil Engineering not covered in other electives. The topics, which may be different every year, are selected by Staff. Course may not be offered every year and there may be limited enrolment in particular years.

Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

CIV488H1 - Entrepreneurship and Business for Engineers

CIV488H1 - Entrepreneurship and Business for Engineers
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/25.6T

A complete introduction to small business formation, management and wealth creation. Topics include: the nature of the Entrepreneur and the Canadian business environment; business idea search and Business Plan construction; Buying a business, franchising, taking over a family business; Market research and sources of data; Marketing strategies promotion, pricing, advertising, electronic channels and costing; The sales process and management, distribution channels and global marketing; Accounting, financing and analysis, sources of funding, and financial controls; The people dimension: management styles, recruiting and hiring, legal issues in employment and Human Resources; Legal forms of organization and business formation, taxation, intellectual property protection; the e-Business world and how businesses participate; Managing the business: location and equipping the business, suppliers and purchasing, credit, ethical dealing; Exiting the business and succession, selling out. A full Business Plan will be developed by each student and the top submissions will be entered into a Business Plan competition with significant cash prices for the winners. Examples will be drawn from real business situations including practicing entrepreneurs making presentations and class visits during the term. (Identical courses are offered in other Departments: MSE488H1, MIE488H1, ECE488H1 and CHE488H1.)

*Complementary Studies Elective

Exclusion: TEP234H1, TEP432H1
Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

CIV498H1 - Group Design Project

CIV498H1 - Group Design Project
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4T

The Group Design Project is a significant design experience that integrates the mathematics, basic sciences, engineering sciences, complementary studies, and detailed design aspects of the different civil engineering sub-disciplines.

Exclusion: APS490Y1
Total AUs: 46.3 (Fall), 50.2 (Winter), 96.5 (Full Year)

CIV499H1 - Individual Project

CIV499H1 - Individual Project
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4T

Individual Projects are arranged between the student and a supervising faculty member. The individual project can have either a design project focus or a research focus. If the focus is on design then the design project can be either motivated by the CIV498H1 Group Design Project and MIN466 Mineral Project Design experience, or it can be entirely new. The student's work must culminate in a final design report or a thesis, as well as an oral presentation. The grading of both the final written submission as well as the oral presentation is carried out by the supervising faculty member. The Individual Project may be undertaken only once, either in the Fall (F) or Winter (S) Session (0.5 weight), or as a full year (Y) course (1.0 weight).

Total AUs: 17.7 (Fall), 19.2 (Winter), 36.9 (Full Year)

CIV501H1 - Building Energy Performance Simulation

CIV501H1 - Building Energy Performance Simulation
Hours: 25.6L/25.6P

Building performance simulation (BPS) is the process of imitating/predicting aspects of building performance with computational building models. The models draw heavily upon the disciplines of heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, light transmission, and occupant behaviour. BPS allows improving the design and operation of buildings through quantitative analyses.
This course will provide students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills to effectively apply BPS tools in design and analysis contexts focusing on building heating and cooling loads, building HVAC systems, and whole-building HVAC energy consumption. In addition, various building science research methodologies and examples based on BPS will be presented. As the course project, students will be required to either perform building thermal/energy analysis of real buildings with BPS or conduct research on building science topics with BPS.

Prerequisite: CIV375H1/CIV575H1, or equivalent
Corequisite: n/a
Exclusion: n/a
Enrolment Limits: 20 students
Total AUs: 35.4 (Fall), 38.4 (Winter), 73.8 (Full Year)

CIV510H1 - Solid Mechanics II

CIV510H1 - Solid Mechanics II
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/25.6T

This course provides a continuing study of the mechanics of deformable solids. Stress and equilibrium conditions, strain and compatibility conditions, stress-strain relations and yield/failure criteria are considered in the context of civil engineering materials. Two-and three-dimensional elasticity theory is developed, with an introduction to the use of tensor notation. Advanced topics in bending, shear and torsion of beams are also covered, as is elementary plate bending theory. The course concludes with a further development and application of energy methods including virtual work, potential energy, strain energy, and related approaches.

Prerequisite: CME210H1
Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

CIV513H1 - Collaborative Engineering and Architectural Design Studio

CIV513H1 - Collaborative Engineering and Architectural Design Studio
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 12.8L/64P

Engineering and Architecture students are paired to form a design team for a specified building design project. Lectures are given on design development, aspects of structural system design, the relationship of structure to program and function, modeling and drawing, digital modeling, as well as topics related to the specific term design project. Studio design experience to familiarize students with both the synergistic and divergent goals of the engineering and architectural design and to develop collaboration skills for optimizing the outcome of the interdisciplinary professional interaction. Architecture students in this joint studio are enrolled in ARC3016Y S.

Prerequisite: CIV313H1/CIV352H1, CIV357H1
Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

CIV514H1 - Concrete Technology

CIV514H1 - Concrete Technology
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/25.6T

Material aspects of concrete production will be dealt with in the context of various performance criteria with emphasis on durability. The process of material selection, proportioning, mixing, transporting, placing and curing concrete will be the framework within which topics such as: the use of admixtures, choice of cements, environmental influences, methods of consolidation and testing techniques will be studied.

Prerequisite: CIV209H1
Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

CIV515H1 - Introduction to Structural Dynamics

CIV515H1 - Introduction to Structural Dynamics
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

The concept of dynamic equilibrium and corresponding equation of motion will be introduced. The theoretical solution of a songle degree of freedom system will be derived and the effects of verious types of loads, such as impulse load, sinusoidal load, or random vibration on the structural response will be discussed. To solve dynamic problems of multi-degree of freedom (MDOF) systems, concepts of mass, stiffness, and damping matrix will be introduced, which will be followed by eigen value analysis and modal analysis. The concepts of Fourier Transformation will be introduced, which will be used to interpret dynamic responses of structures or dynamic nature of applied loads. Dynamic experiments of elastic systems will be demonstrated using an educational shaking table.

Prerequisite: CIV312H1 and CIV313H1 or equivalent
Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

CIV516H1 - Public Transit Operations and Planning

CIV516H1 - Public Transit Operations and Planning
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

This course covers a broad range of topics in urban transit operations and planning, with special emphasis on best-practice strategies of modern transit systems. The course will help students: Learn the history of transit and its relationship to urban development, emerging challenges, transit role in society, and new trends and issues; Understand and analyze the factors that affect transit performance and demand; Identify and analyze transit operational and planning problems; Identify possible solutions at the operational level (mostly short-term and line-based) and the strategic level (mostly long-term and network-based), and assess alternative solutions; Understand the relative performance of various transit modes (both conventional and new modes) and their domains of application; and gain knowledge of best-practice transit systems planning and emerging innovations.

Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

CIV517H1 - Prestressed Concrete

CIV517H1 - Prestressed Concrete
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L

An introduction to procedures for predicting the load-deformation response of prestressed concrete elements and structures with emphasis on how these procedures can be used in the design of new structures and in the evaluation of existing structures. Topics include: prestressing technology; control of cracking; response to axial load and flexure; response to shear and torsion; disturbed regions; restraint of deformations; design codes.

Prerequisite: CIV313H1/CIV357H1 or equivalent
Total AUs: 35.4 (Fall), 38.4 (Winter), 73.8 (Full Year)

CIV518H1 - Behaviour and Design of Steel Structures

CIV518H1 - Behaviour and Design of Steel Structures
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/25.6T

The behaviour and design of trusses, frames, members and connections in steel building and bridge structures is presented and design methods are developed. Ultimate strength, stability, and postbuckling are emphasized in topical examples including: plate girders, composite steel/concrete girders, second-order frame behaviour, high-strength bolted and welded framing connections. Design applications considering metal fatigue and brittle fracture, and methods of plastic analysis are also introduced. Canadian design standards and the Limit States Design concepts are used.

Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

CIV519H1 - Structural Analysis II

CIV519H1 - Structural Analysis II
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/25.6T

The general flexibility and stiffness methods of analysis; multispan beams, trusses, frames and grids; loadings due to force, support displacement, temperature change and member prestrain; axial and flexural stability; basic plasticity. Topics in this course represent the basis for the finite element method of analysis.

Prerequisite: CIV214H1
Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

CIV521H1 - Rock Mechanics

CIV521H1 - Rock Mechanics
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T/12.8P

This course provides general analytical tools and experimental methods that are used in rock mechanics. The lectures are complemented with laboratory experiments. Theoretical topics include: stress and strain, linear elasticity, failure modes and models of rocks, fracture of rocks, inelastic behavior of rock, seismic waves in rocks.
Experiments include: preparation of rock samples, uniaxial compressive strength measurements, Brazilian disc tests for rock tensile strength, fracture toughness measurements with core-based rock samples.

Prerequisite: CME210H1
Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

CIV523H1 - Geotechnical Design

CIV523H1 - Geotechnical Design
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

This course is built around a transportation project that contains all the essential geotechnical investigation and design elements and illustrates how they all come together on a project. The students will be taken through the entire design process from project initiation to construction. In essence, the project will include a bridge over a river with some property constraints requiring the use of a retaining wall as well as deep and shallow foundations and some groundwater control. The highway will require a soil cut. One section crosses a low-lying swampy area that will require embankment construction over deep soft soils. A short tunnel section is planned beneath a railway that cannot be taken out of service. A pavement design will be required along the entire route as well as materials testing and construction monitoring.

Prerequisite: CME321H1; equivalent or permission of instructor
Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

CIV531H1 - Transport Planning

CIV531H1 - Transport Planning
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

This course is intended to provide the student with the following: the ability to design and execute an urban transportation planning study; a working knowledge of transportation planning analysis skills including introductions to travel demand modelling, analysis of environmental impacts, modelling transportation - land use interactions and transportation project evaluation; an understanding of current transportation planning issues and policies; and an understanding of the overall process of transportation planning and its role within the wider context of transportation decision-making and the planning and design of urban areas. Person-based travel in urban regions is the focus of this course, but a brief introduction to freight and intercity passenger transportation is also provided. A "systems" approach to transportation planning and analysis is introduced and maintained throughout the course. Emphasis is placed throughout on designing transportation systems for long-run environmental, social, and economic sustainability.

Prerequisite: CME368H1 or equivalent
Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

CIV536H1 - Urban Activity, Air Pollution, and Health

CIV536H1 - Urban Activity, Air Pollution, and Health
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L

This is an interdisciplinary course where the challenge of air pollution is introduced with a focus on urban areas. The interdependencies between transportation, air quality, and health are demonstrated. The city and the behaviour of its inhabitants constitute the context for the following course topics: overview of air pollutants in urban areas, urban air quality monitoring networks, mobile source emissions, air pollution and meteorology, atmospheric dispersion, chemical processes specific to cities, personal mobility and exposure to traffic-related air pollution, epidemiology of air pollution.

Total AUs: 35.4 (Fall), 38.4 (Winter), 73.8 (Full Year)

CIV541H1 - Environmental Biotechnology

CIV541H1 - Environmental Biotechnology
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L

Principles involved in the design and operation of biologically-based treatment facilities are covered with considerations for energy efficiency and sustainability. The course includes water / wastewater biological unit operations, advanced treatment, sludge processing and composting, natural treatment systems and specialized bioengineered systems such as groundwater remediation and biological air treatment.

Prerequisite: CIV342H1 or equivalent
Total AUs: 35.4 (Fall), 38.4 (Winter), 73.8 (Full Year)

CIV550H1 - Water Resources Engineering

CIV550H1 - Water Resources Engineering
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/25.6T

Global and national water problems, law and legislation. Hydraulic structures. Reservoir analysis. Urban drainage and runoff control: meteorologic data analysis, deterministic and stochastic modelling techniques. Flood control: structural and nonstructural alternatives. Power generation: hydro and thermal power generation. Low flow augmentation. Economics and decision making.

Prerequisite: CIV250H1, CIV340H1 or equivalent
Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

CIV575H1 - Studies in Building Science

CIV575H1 - Studies in Building Science
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/25.6T

This course examines the basic principles governing the control of heat, moisture and air movement in buildings and presents the fundamentals of building enclosure design. With this background, students are required to research advanced topics related to emerging areas of Building Science, and to write and present to the class an individual comprehensive paper related to their research. Lectures for this course will be jointly offered with those of CIV375H1.

Exclusion: CIV375H1
Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

CIV576H1 - Sustainable Buildings

CIV576H1 - Sustainable Buildings
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

Building systems including the thermal envelope, heating and cooling systems, as well as water and lighting systems are examined with a view to reducing the net energy consumed within the building. Life-cycle economic and assessment methods are applied to the evaluation of various design options including considerations of embodied energy and carbon sequestration. Green building strategies including natural ventilation, passive solar, photovoltaics, solar water heaters, green roofs and geothermal energy piles are introduced. Following the application of these methods, students are introduced to efficient designs including LEED designs that lessen the impact of buildings on the environment. Exemplary building designs will be presented and analyzed.

Prerequisite: CIV375H1/CIV575H1 or equivalent
Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

CIV577H1 - Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities

CIV577H1 - Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

Developing infrastructure for sustainable cities entails understanding the connection between urban morphology and physiology. This course uses a systems approach to analyzing anthropogenic material flow and other components of urban metabolism, linking them to the design of urban infrastructure. Elements of sustainable transportation, green buildings, urban climatology, urban vegetation, water systems and local energy supply are integrated in the design of sustainable urban neighbourhoods.

Prerequisite: CIV340H1, [CIV375H1/CIV575H1]
Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

CIV578H1 - Design of Building Enclosures

CIV578H1 - Design of Building Enclosures
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/25.6T

A brief summary of the science involved in controlling heat, moisture and air movement in buildings is presented at the outset of the course. With this background, methods of designing enclosures for cold, mixed, and hot climates are examined. Design principles related to the design of walls, windows and roofs are presented and applied. In particular, topics related to the control of rain penetration, air movement, and interstitial condensation are studied in detail. Emphasis is placed on developing designs based on fundamentals which can be verified with computer modelling solutions.

Prerequisite: CIV375H1/CIV575H1 or equivalent
Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

CIV580H1 - Engineering and Management of Large Projects

CIV580H1 - Engineering and Management of Large Projects
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L

This technical elective course will investigate the role of stakeholders in major civil engineering projects; the complexities of managing project stages, multiple stakeholders, and technical challenges, and, social and environmental factors.

Each week includes a different speaker who can address issues related to technical, social, and environmental challenges in the project and how they were overcome.

Total AUs: 35.4 (Fall), 38.4 (Winter), 73.8 (Full Year)

Civil and Mineral Engineering

CME210H1 - Solid Mechanics I

CME210H1 - Solid Mechanics I
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/19.2T/19.2P

An introduction to the mechanics of deformable bodies. General biaxial and triaxial stress conditions in continua are studied, as are elastic stress, strain and deformation relations for members subjected to axial load, bending and shear. Properties of plane sections, moment-area theorems for calculating deflection, and Mohr's circle representation of stress and of moment of inertia are examined, followed by a look at stability.

Prerequisite: CIV100H1, MAT186H1, MAT187H1
Exclusion: CIV210H1
Total AUs: 53.1 (Fall), 57.6 (Winter), 110.7 (Full Year)

CME259H1 - Technology in Society and the Biosphere I

CME259H1 - Technology in Society and the Biosphere I
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

Humanities and Social Science Elective
This course teaches future engineers to look beyond their specialized domains of expertise in order to understand how technology functions within human life, society and the biosphere. By providing this context for design and decision-making, students will be enabled to do more than achieve the desired results by also preventing or significantly reducing undesired consequences. A more preventively-oriented mode of practicing engineering will be developed in four areas of application: materials and production, energy, work and cities. The emphasis within these topics will reflect the interests of the class.

Exclusion: ESC203H1
Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

CME261H1 - Engineering Mathematics I

CME261H1 - Engineering Mathematics I
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T/12.8P

This course deals with both numerical methods for engineering analysis (solution of linear and non-linear equations, interpolation, numerical integration) and advanced topics in analytical calculus (multiple integrals and vector analysis). Within the numerical methods portion of the course emphasis is placed on problem formulation, solution algorithm design and programming applications. Within the analytical calculus portion emphasis is placed on the mathematical foundations of engineering practice and the interrelationship between analytical and numerical solution methods.

Prerequisite: MAT188H1, MAT187H1
Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

CME262H1 - Engineering Mathematics II

CME262H1 - Engineering Mathematics II
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/25.6T

This course continues the study of numerical and analytical methods for civil engineering analysis. Analytical and numerical methods for solving ordinary differential equations are treated in some detail, followed by numerical solution methods for partial differential equations. The final major topic of the course deals with an introduction to optimization. Emphasis is placed throughout the course on problem formulation, solution algorithm design and programming applications.

Prerequisite: CME261H1
Exclusion: CME362H1
Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

CME263H1 - Probability Theory for Civil and Mineral Engineers

CME263H1 - Probability Theory for Civil and Mineral Engineers
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/25.6T

Probability theory as the study of random phenomena in Civil and Mineral Engineering systems, including the definition of probability, conditional probability, Bayes' theorem in discrete and continuous sample spaces. Common single and multivariate distributions. Mathematical expectation including mean and variance. Independence. An introduction to realizations of probability models and parameter estimation.

Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

CME270H1 - Fluid Mechanics I

CME270H1 - Fluid Mechanics I
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T/19.2P

Fluid and flow characteristics, applications, dimensions and units. Fluid statics. One-dimensional flow including conservation of mass, energy and momentum. Introduction to dimensional analysis and similitude, laminar and turbulent flow, boundary layer concept, and flow about immersed objects. Calculation of flow in closed conduits and open channels.

Total AUs: 50.2 (Fall), 54.4 (Winter), 104.6 (Full Year)

CME321H1 - Geotechnical Engineering I

CME321H1 - Geotechnical Engineering I
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T/12.8P

An introduction to elements of geotechnical analysis and design. Basic site investigation techniques and quantitative descriptions of soil properties and behaviour. Permeability, seepage analysis, and internal stability of granular soil; granular filter design for internal hydraulic stability. Compaction of granular soil; engineered fills for earth dams, road bases, and backfills. Soil shear strength at constant volume; ultimate limit state design of retaining walls, shallow footings, natural slopes and constructed embankments. Groundwater flow analysis and slope stability analysis using commercial software. Physical laboratories for basic soil identification, model groundwater flow analysis, direct shear strength tests, and reinforced earth models.

Prerequisite: CME270H1, CME210H1
Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

CME358H1 - Survey CAMP (Civil and Mineral Practicals)

CME358H1 - Survey CAMP (Civil and Mineral Practicals)
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 12.8T

This two-week August field camp provides students with the opportunity to further their understanding of the vital interactions between the natural and the built environments. Through fieldwork, students gain hands-on experience in the use of various field instruments used by Civil and Mineral Engineers. The essentials of land surveying and the use of surveying instruments including Global Positioning Systems are taught as students carry out a series of field exercises that include route surveys, topographic surveys and construction surveys. Survey calculations, sources of error, corrections and adjustments are also introduced. In order to better understand our impact on the natural environment, students also perform several additional exercises. These may include the measurement of river flows, remote sensing of soil and rock, remediation of a borrow pit, and the evaluation of the renewable energy potential of the wind and solar radiation. Note: This course requires payment of an extra fee for room and board.

Total AUs: 4.9 (Fall), 5.3 (Winter), 10.1 (Full Year)

CME368H1 - Engineering Economics and Decision Making

CME368H1 - Engineering Economics and Decision Making
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

The incorporation of economic and non-monetary considerations for making decision about public and private sector engineering systems in urban and other contexts. Topics include rational decision making; cost concepts; time value of money and engineering economics; microeconomic concepts; treatment of risk and uncertainty; and public project evaluation techniques incorporating social and environmental impacts including benefit cost analysis and multi-objective analysis.

Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

CME499H1 - Individual Project

CME499H1 - Individual Project
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4T

Individual Projects are arranged between the student and a supervising faculty member. The individual project can have either a design project focus or a research focus. If the focus is on design then the design project can be either motivated by the CIV498H1 Group Design Project and MIN466 Mineral Project Design experience, or it can be entirely new. The student's work must culminate in a final design report or a thesis, as well as an oral presentation. The grading of both the final written submission as well as the oral presentation is carried out by the supervising faculty member. The Individual Project may be undertaken only once, either in the Fall (F) or Winter (S) Session (0.5 weight), or as a full year (Y) course (1.0 weight).

Total AUs: 17.7 (Fall), 19.2 (Winter), 36.9 (Full Year)

CME499Y1 - Individual Project

CME499Y1 - Individual Project
Credit Value: 1.00
Hours: 38.4T

Individual Projects are arranged between the student and a supervising faculty member. The individual project can have either a design project focus or a research focus. If the focus is on design then the design project can be either motivated by the CIV498H1">CIV498H1 Group Design Project experience, or it can be entirely new. The student's work must culminate in a final design report or a thesis, as well as an oral presentation. The grading of both the final written submission as well as the oral presentation is carried out by the supervising faculty member. The Individual Project may be undertaken in either the Fall (F) or Winter (S) Session, but not both (i.e., the Individual Project carries a maximum weight of 0.5; it cannot be made into a full year course)

Total AUs: 17.7 (Fall), 19.2 (Winter), 36.9 (Full Year)

CME500H1 - Fundamentals of Acid Rock Drainage

CME500H1 - Fundamentals of Acid Rock Drainage
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

Geochemistry of acid rock / acid mine drainage (ARD/AMD) which covers the role of bacteria in generating this global mining pollution issue and how mines currently treat and attempt to prevent it. An introduction to the underlying chemical reactions involved, the role of microbes in these processes and the mitigation and treatment strategies currently available.

* Course offering pending Faculty Council approval for 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisite: APS110H1/CHE112H1 or equivalent
Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

CME525H1 - Tunneling and Urban Excavation

CME525H1 - Tunneling and Urban Excavation
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

Introduces fundamental concepts of underground tunneling and its impact on surrounding urban environment. Topics: role of geology on the choice of tunneling methodology; classical and mechanized tunneling excavation methods; interaction between tunnel and surrounding structures; tunnel support methodologies; innovation and current research in tunneling and underground construction.

Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

CME538H1 - Introduction to Data Science for Civil and Mineral Engineers

CME538H1 - Introduction to Data Science for Civil and Mineral Engineers
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

Bridges between APS106H1 and CME263H1 and upper-level machine learning, computer science and statistics courses. Explores key areas of Data Science including question formulation, data collection and cleaning, visualization, and applied machine learning. All lessons are taught with code and a strong emphasis is placed on the development of a solid foundation in computer programming. This course touches on a range of topics from visualization to machine learning which we believe serves to enhance the learning experience for students by allowing them to gain an appreciation for the close interplay between these topics. This course is introductory and is meant to develop a solid foundation to build on with more advanced courses offered by ECE, MIE, and CS.

Prerequisite: MAT186H1, MAT187H1, MAT188H1, APS106H1, CME261H1, CME263H1
Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

CME549H1 - Groundwater Flow and Contamination

CME549H1 - Groundwater Flow and Contamination
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

Mechanics of saturated and unsaturated fluid flow in porous media. Confined and unconfined flow. Flow to wells. Analytical and numerical solutions of groundwater flow equations. Non-reactive and reactive contaminant transport on groundwater systems. Analytical and numerical solutions of contaminant transport equations. Flow and solute transport in fractured porous media. Assessment of environmental impacts of waste disposal operations. Remediation of contaminated groundwater.

Prerequisite: CME270H1, CIV250H1 or equivalent
Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

Geography

GGR252H1 - Marketing Geography

GGR252H1 - Marketing Geography
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 24L/4T

Geography matters in the success of both public and private sector organizations. Using mostly retail examples contemporary location problems are addressed. The geographies of demand and supply are analyzed and trade area and site selection techniques are applied. The relevance of the planning context and utility of geovisualization techniques such as GIS are also briefly considered.

Exclusion: GGR252H5
Total AUs: 27.6 (Fall), 27.6 (Winter), 55.2 (Full Year)

Mathematics

MAT186H1 - Calculus I

MAT186H1 - Calculus I
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

Topics include: limits and continuity; differentiation; applications of the derivative - related rates problems, curve sketching, optimization problems, L'Hopital's rule; definite and indefinite integrals; the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; applications of integration in geometry, mechanics and other engineering problems.

Exclusion: APS162H1
Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

MAT187H1 - Calculus II

MAT187H1 - Calculus II
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

Topics include: techniques of integration, an introduction to mathematical modeling with differential equations, infinite sequences and series, Taylor series, parametric and polar curves, vector-valued functions, partial differentiation, and application to mechanics and other engineering problems.

Prerequisite: APS162H1/MAT186H1
Exclusion: APS163H1/MAT197H1
Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

MAT188H1 - Linear Algebra

MAT188H1 - Linear Algebra
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T/12.8P

This course covers systems of linear equations and Gaussian elimination, applications; vectors in Rn, independent sets and spanning sets; linear transformations, matrices, inverses; subspaces in Rn, basis and dimension; determinants; eigenvalues and diagonalization; systems of differential equations; dot products and orthogonal sets in Rn; projections and the Gram-Schmidt process; diagonalizing symmetric matrices; least squares approximation. Includes an introduction to numeric computation in a weekly laboratory.

Total AUs: 47.2 (Fall), 51.2 (Winter), 98.4 (Full Year)

Mineral Engineering

MIN120H1 - Insight into Mineral Engineering

MIN120H1 - Insight into Mineral Engineering
Hours: 51.2L/12.8T

A comprehensive introduction to the global minerals industry using international regulatory requirements as a thematic structure. Engineering applications together with current and emerging issues are emphasized throughout. Principal topics include: mineral resources in the economy; stakeholder concerns and responsible mining; mineral exploration; surface and sub‑surface mine development and operation; fundamentals of mineral processing; mineral industry finance.

Total AUs: 53.1 (Fall), 57.60 (Winter), 110.70 (Full Year)

MIN201H1 - Mineral Engineering Field Excursion

MIN201H1 - Mineral Engineering Field Excursion
Credit Value: 0.20

A field-based course introducing students to mineral engineering activities in open pit and underground mines, and mineral processing plants. The course will provide essential contextual experience for later courses in years 2 to 4 of the program, as well as highlight the key role of mineral engineers in developing safe, economical, and sustainable solutions for extracting and processing natural mineral resources. A mine operation in Ontario will be visited which, depending on the site location, will require one or two overnight stays in the nearest town/city. The mine operation will provide all personal protective equipment (PPE) and will ensure that students receive comprehensive safety induction training before entering the operation. The course will run in the first week of September immediately following Labour Day.

Prerequisite: n/a
Corequisite: n/a
Exclusion: n/a
Recommended Preparation: n/a
Enrolment Limits: n/a
Total AUs: 0 (Fall), 0 (Winter), 0 (Full Year)

MIN225H1 - Introduction to the Resource Industries

MIN225H1 - Introduction to the Resource Industries
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T/25.6P

This course introduces the global resource industries in three parts. In Module 1, students learn about mineral resources in the economy, the origin of ore deposits, mineral exploration and processing techniques, land ownership and environmental issues. Engineering applications are emphasized. Exploration and development topics are investigated. Module 2 presents an introduction to modern mining engineering. The basics of both surface (open pit) and sub-surface mining is covered. Module 3 presents an introduction on the processing of mineral resources into metals. The course helps to develop communication skills through student presentations on current issues in the industry and through training in technical communications by faculty from the Engineering Communications Program. Training for AutoCad and an extensive communications module are provided in the laboratory section. Students will participate in a field trip to an operating mine.
*Only students enrolled in the Lassonde Mineral Engineering program are eligible to participate in the 2nd year field trip.

Total AUs: 53.1 (Fall), 57.6 (Winter), 110.7 (Full Year)

MIN250H1 - Surface Mining

MIN250H1 - Surface Mining
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

Operational aspects of open pit mine design and mine planning. Topics will include: open pit design and pit optimization; long term and short term planning considerations; materials handling; equipment selection and optimization; industrial minerals production; mine safety and mine regulations; mining and the environment; mine personnel organization; ethics and professional issues. Pit dewatering, the location and stability of waste dumps and an examination of equipment cost and production statistics are also included.

Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

MIN301H1 - Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource Estimation

MIN301H1 - Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource Estimation
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

Introduction to Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve Estimation is an advanced level course that focuses on the stages of a mineral resource and mineral reserve estimation program from assembling the database through to reporting under industry guidelines. Major course topics include: statistical analysis of sampling data, geologic interpretation and deposit models; mineral resources estimation approaches and methods, mineral reserve estimation, classification of resources and reserves, and reporting under regulatory standards and industry guidelines for professional practice.

Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

MIN320H1 - Explosives and Fragmentation in Mining

MIN320H1 - Explosives and Fragmentation in Mining
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

Efficient drilling and blasting is important to successful mining in rock formations. This course studies the planning, design, and economics of rock blasting for a full range of surface and underground, mining and construction projects. Emphasis will be on optimization of fragmentation using blast geometry and those variables available to the field engineer. This course covers the selection of modern industrial explosives, their history, physical properties, and safe handling, including an introduction to the theory of detonation, and rock response. Safety procedures in storage and transportation will be studied along with the monitoring and control of blast side effects. A field trip is associated with this course.

Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

MIN329H1 - Engineering Rock Mechanics

MIN329H1 - Engineering Rock Mechanics
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T/12.8P

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of rock mechanics and their application to rock engineering. The following rock mechanics topics are covered: stress and strain; in situ stress; intact rock strength; discontinuity geometry, strength and stiffness; rock mass behavious; anisotropy, heterogeneity and the size effect; rock mass classifcation schemes. Rock engineering topics include: rock excavation; rock stabilisation; instability mechanisms in foundationas and slopes; rock slope design methods; underground openings in discontinuous and continuous rocks; rock-support interaction; synopsis of numerical methods. Associated laboratory sessions involve stress measurement, core logging, compressive strength determination and index testing.

Exclusion: CIV529H1
Total AUs: 59 (Fall), 64 (Winter), 123 (Full Year)

MIN330H1 - Mining Environmental Management

MIN330H1 - Mining Environmental Management
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

This course provides an overview of the major aspects of mining environmental management from exploration, through design and development of the property, into operation, and final closure implementation. An applied approach is taken utilizing case studies and examples where possible. Participation and discussion is an integral part of the course. Topics include sustainable development, environmental impacts, designing for mitigation, environmental management systems and reclamation.

Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

MIN350H1 - Mineral Economics

MIN350H1 - Mineral Economics
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

Course covers the evaluation of mineral projects, mining operations, and mining companies. Topics will include: discounted cash flow techniques including net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR), net asset value (NAV); feasibility studies and due diligence reports; reserves and resources, data sources; metal prices and markets; cash flow modeling including revenue calculations, capital and operating costs, taxes, depreciation, inflation; risk and risk assessment, discount rates, red flags, checklists; financing. Guest lectures will provide industry insights into financing, fund raising, consulting, project control, and evaluation. There are two assignments: review of an annual report; due diligence report and net asset value calculation.

Prerequisite: CIV368H1/CME368H1
Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

MIN351H1 - Underground Mining

MIN351H1 - Underground Mining
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

Operational aspects of underground mine design and mine planning. Topics will include: underground mining methods for hard and soft rock; shaft sinking, hoisting and materials handling; equipment selection and optimization; mine safety and mine regulations; mine personnel organization; ethics and professional issues. Development and production costs associated with mining are an inherent aspect of this course.

Exclusion: MIN350H1
Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

MIN400H1 - Geology Field Camp for Engineers

MIN400H1 - Geology Field Camp for Engineers
Credit Value: 0.50

At Geology Field Camp, students will learn to incorporate geological observations into their engineering data sets. The course will focus on the recognition of rock types in the field, mapping of geological structures related to mineralization of potential economic importance, and field measurement techniques for obtaining rock engineering data. Students will learn how to make geological observations that are of critical importance to their success as mineral engineers, and to foster a sense of excitement and curiosity about the rocks that form the physical environment within which they will work as professionals. The course will be taught in the Sudbury region where there are several operating mines, numerous excellent field exposures of rocks related to the formation of the impact-related Sudbury structure, inexpensive accommodations, as well as unrelated older rock sequences typical of Archean greenstone belts where much of Canada's mineral exploration takes place. Students attend the two week Geology Field Camp prior to the start of Fourth Year Fall Session.

Prerequisite: GLG207H1, GLG345H1, MIN429H1
Total AUs: 45.7 (Fall), 49.6 (Winter), 95.3 (Full Year)

MIN401H1 - Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource Estimation

MIN401H1 - Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource Estimation
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

Introduction to Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve Estimation is an advanced level course that focuses on the stages of a mineral resource and mineral reserve estimation program from assembling the database through to reporting under industry guidelines. Major course topics include: statistical analysis of sampling data, geologic interpretation and deposit models; mineral resources estimation approaches and methods, mineral reserve estimation, classification of resources and reserves, and reporting under regulatory standards and industry guidelines for professional practice.

Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

MIN430H1 - Mining Environmental Management

MIN430H1 - Mining Environmental Management
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

This course provides an overview of the major aspects of mining environmental management from exploration, through design and development of the property, into operation, and final closure implementation. An applied approach is taken utilizing case studies and examples where possible. Participation and discussion is an integral part of the course. Topics include sustainable development, environmental impacts, designing for mitigation, environmental management systems and reclamation.

Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

MIN466H1 - Mineral Project Design I

MIN466H1 - Mineral Project Design I
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 25.6L/12.8T/25.6P

Mineral Project Design is a two-part capstone course that draws on all course materials developed in the first three years of the Mineral Engineering Curriculum. The course will culminate in the design of a mining or civil rock engineering project. In the first half of the course (F) students perform individual detailed case history analyses. Additional instruction in technical aspects of communication is provided during both semesters (preparing and writing technical reports, industry research and analysis, presentation skills, as well as other technical elements as required). These skills will form a foundation for students to use in industry. Critical non-technical aspects of rock engineering projects will also be examined, and guest speakers will present on specialized topics such as: cultural and social effects of rock engineering projects on communities and the environment; economic planning and impact; ethical considerations; aboriginal land claims, etc.. The social license to operate will be emphasized. Students will receive a final grade at the end of each term course, but both courses must be taken in sequence. (MIN 467H1 S cannot be taken without successful completion of MIN 466H1 F)

Prerequisite: MIN429H1, MIN350H1
Total AUs: 45.7 (Fall), 49.6 (Winter), 95.3 (Full Year)

MIN467H1 - Mineral Project Design II

MIN467H1 - Mineral Project Design II
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 12.8L/12.8T/51.2P

Mineral Project Design is a two-part capstone course that draws on all course materials developed in the first three years of the Mineral Engineering Curriculum. Part II (S) focuses on the design of a mining or civil rock engineering project. Students will be grouped into teams and provided with one or more data sets and a design problem to solve. The end product is a major engineering design report and oral presentation (including several interim reports and presentations). Technical aspects will serve to examine a "cradle to grave" view of a project, from initial planning through to final closure and site remediation. The course will include an intensive two-day Professional Supervisors Short Course. Topics include: Discovering a commonality among supervisors and their key role in maintaining standards. The importance of sharing information and expectations about costs, production goals and business objectives are explored in the context of motivation. The necessity of successful communication skills and techniques are discussed and demonstrated to achieve behaviours on the job, producing consistent results. A reliable methodology for handling difficult situations is provided. The fundamental rationale for safety and loss control is presented as well as a relevant perspective on management structure. A workable code of conduct that is a guide to professional behaviour is developed. Students will receive a final grade at the end of each term course, but both courses must be taken in sequence (MIN 467H1 S cannot be taken without successful completion of MIN 466H1 F)

Prerequisite: MIN466H1
Total AUs: 45.7 (Fall), 49.6 (Winter), 95.3 (Full Year)

MIN470H1 - Ventilation and Occupational Health

MIN470H1 - Ventilation and Occupational Health
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

Hydraulics of air flow through underground openings is studied leading to mine ventilation design calculations and ventilation network analysis. Related topics discussed in the course include: statutory regulations and engineering design criteria; application and selection of ventilation fans; auxiliary fan design; air conditioning (heating and cooling); dust and fume control; ventilation economics. Health hazards related to mine gasses, dust and radiation along with relevant statutory requirements are reviewed. Air quality and quantity measurement and survey techniques are presented.

Prerequisite: CIV270H1/CME270H1
Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

MIN511H1 - Integrated Mine Waste Engineering

MIN511H1 - Integrated Mine Waste Engineering
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

The engineering design of conventional mine waste management systems, including tailings ponds, rock dumps, and underground mine backfill systems, is considered first. Emerging trends in integrated mine waste management systems, including paste stacking and "paste rock" on surface, and cemented paste backfill forunderground mining will then be covered. Engineering case studies will be used throughout, and each case study will be evaluated in terms of how the mine waste systems used contribute to the economic and environmental sustainability of the mining operation.

Prerequisite: CME321H1
Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

MIN520H1 - Mine Optimization

MIN520H1 - Mine Optimization
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8P

Introduces principles and fundamental concepts involved in the optimization of different aspects of mineral resource extraction. Explores the key sources of uncertainty that affect a final mine plan and design such as orebody, technological and economic uncertainties. Stochastic simulation techniques will be introduced for the quantification of uncertainties and risk management.
Other topics related to optimizing mine production and performance such as delaying or eliminating waste stripping, and more efficient resource use through better blending and cut-off grade decisions, as well as holistic mine-to-mill process optimization will be introduced.

Prerequisite: MIN250H1, MIN351H1, MIN466H1
Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

MIN540H1 - Borehole Geophysics for Engineers and Geoscientists

MIN540H1 - Borehole Geophysics for Engineers and Geoscientists
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

The process of wireline logging of boreholes for mineral, hydrocarbon and groundwater exploration, geotechnical and environmental studies involve a number of measurement devices, or sondes. Some of these are passive measurement devices; others exert some influence over the rock formation being traversed. Their measurements are transmitted to the surface by means of wire line. Logging applications include the identification of geological environment, reservoir fluid contact location, fracture detection, estimate of hydrocarbon or water in place, determination of water salinity, reservoir pressure determination, porosity/pore size distribution determination, and reservoir fluid movement monitoring.

Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

MIN565H1 - Design and Support of Underground Mine Excavations

MIN565H1 - Design and Support of Underground Mine Excavations
Credit Value: 0.50
Hours: 38.4L/12.8T

Geomechanical issues concerning the design of underground openings in hard rock are covered in the course: ground support [i.e. rock mass reinforcement] design, the dimensioning and sequencing of underground excavations and rock pillar design in hard rock applications. A review of modern concepts concerning rock and rock mass failure modes with application to support design is given. Both static and dynamic [rockburst] support design issues are addresses. Lastly instrumentation and monitoring techniques and backfill design and behaviour are also covered. Design issues are illustrated through the use of numerous field case studies .

Prerequisite: MIN429H1/CIV529H1
Total AUs: 41.3 (Fall), 44.8 (Winter), 86.1 (Full Year)

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