Course Descriptions

Engineering First-Year Courses

Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering (Honours) - ALL PROGRAMS

Depending on the class, you may have to register for lecture, laboratory or tutorial sections. In most cases, students can eliminate timetable conflicts by registering in the same lecture sections across multiple courses. Advising is available from the WINONE Office of First-Year Engineering.

Semester One

GENG-1101: Engineering 1
Overview of the engineering profession: fields, career development, sustainability, health and safety, relation to society, business and entrepreneurship, ethics, equity, and Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation process.  Academic integrity, strategies for university success, academic regulations, engineering-related extracurricular activities.  Effective oral and written technical communication: informative and persuasive presentations; resumes and job search communications; technical writing and formatting; information gathering and analysis; research documentation and referencing; visual tools such as graphs, figures, and tables; e-portfolios; and technical reports. (Open only to Engineering students.) (3 lecture hours and 1.5 tutorial hours weekly.)

GENG-1102: Engineering Graphics
Visualization techniques, graphical communication using sketching, descriptive geometry, and computer-aided design (CAD) for orthographic projection, pictorial drawings, dimensioning, section views, and auxiliary views.  Reading engineering drawings.  Engineering graphics e-portfolio and CAD project to develop visualization and task completion skills. (Open only to Engineering students.) (4.5 hours weekly.)

PHYS-1400. Introduction to Physics I
First semester in a four-semester sequence in calculus-based introductory physics with an emphasis on mechanics. (Prerequisites: Grade 12 "U" Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus or equivalent.  Recommended to-requisite: MATH-1720.)  (3 lecture hours per week, 3 tutorial hours weekly.) 

MATH-1270. Linear Algebra (Engineering)
Linear systems, matrix algebra, determinants, vectors in Rn, dot product, orthogonalization, diagonalization, and eigenvalues. (Prerequisite: MATH-1280 or Grade 12 Advanced Functions and Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors or equivalent.) (Antirequisite: MATH 1250 or MATH 1260.) (3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour weekly.)

MATH-1720. Differential Calculus
Trigonometric functions and identities.  Inverse trigonometric functions.  Limits and continuity.  Derivatives and applications. Mean Value Theorem.  Indeterminate forms and l’Hôpital’s Rule.  Antiderivatives. Introduction to definite integrals.  (Prerequisites: Grade 12 Advanced Functions and Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors or equivalent, or MATH 1780).) (Antirequisite: MATH 1760.) (3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour weekly.)

Semester Two

CHEM-1103. Topics In General Chemistry 
An introduction to selected topics in modern chemistry for engineering: atomic and molecular structure, properties of matter and the periodic table, macroscopic chemical systems, stoichiometry, properties of the equilibrium state and applications to thermochemistry and electrochemistry. (Prerequisite: Grade 12“U” Chemistry or equivalent.) (3 lectures, 3 laboratory hours weekly.)

GENG-1110. Engineering Mechanics
Statics of particles and rigid bodies; trusses, frames, machines; centroids and centres of gravity; friction. (3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours weekly.)

GENG-1201. Cornerstone Design

The engineering design process: problem formulation, functional requirements and constraints, competitive evaluation and areas of improvement, conceptual design through ideation sketches, selection of design, communication of the design solution, prototype construction, testing, iteration, and reporting, includes group work to develop personal, teamwork, leadership, and task completion skilled as part of the design process. (Open only to Engineering students.) (4.5 hours weekly.)

GENG-1202. Introductory Electrical and Computer Engineering
This course introduces the fundamentals of electrical and computer engineering, including introductory selected topics on circuit elements and analysis, semiconductor devices, optical devices, sensors, electric motors, operational amplifiers, and logic gates. (Open to only Engineering students.) (3 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours weekly.) 

MATH-1730. Integral Calculus
Topics include antiderivatives, the definite integral and the Fundamental Theorem, integration techniques, applications of the definite integral, improper integrals, separable differential equations, and sequences and series.  (Prerequisite: MATH-1760 or MATH-1720.) (3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour weekly.)


First-Year Handbook 


Office for First Year Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, University of Windsor
Room 1160, Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation
519-253-3000, Ext. 2560