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; the use of 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 skills and task completion skills. (Open only to Engineering students.) (4.5 hours weekly.)

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

MATH-1270. Linear Algebra (Engineering)
This course will cover linear systems, linear transformations, matrix algebra, determinants, vectors in Rn, dot product, orthogonalization, diagonalization, eigenvectors and eigenvalues, in the context of and with an emphasis on a broad range of applications in Science and Engineering. (Prerequisite: MATH-1280 or both Ontario Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U) and Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)) (Antirequisite: MATH-1250, or MATH-1260.) (3 lectures hours, 1 tutorial hourper week.)

MATH-1720. Differential Calculus
This course will cover trigonometric functions and identities, inverse trigonometric functions, limits and continuity, derivatives and applications, mean value theorem, indeterminate forms and l’Hôpital’s rule, antiderivatives and an introduction to definite integrals. This course is for students who have taken both Ontario Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U) and Ontario Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U). Students who do not have credit for MCV4U should take MATH-1760. (Prerequisites: Ontario Grade 12 Advanced Functions (MHF4U) and Ontario Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) or MATH-1780.) (Antirequisite: MATH-1760.) (3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours per week.)

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 lecture, 3 laboratory hours a week.)

GENG-1200. Engineering Thermofluids
Introductory thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Terminology and units; sources of and types of energy and their interchange; types of fluid flow and heat transfer; physical and thermal properties of fluids. Solution of basic problems using laws of thermofluids; exploration of common thermofluid systems. Includes demonstrations and laboratory-based experiments. (Prior knowledge from GENG-1110 or PHYS-1400 is recommended.) (3 lecture, 2 tutorial/laboratory hours per week.)

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, reporting. Includes group work to develop personal, teamwork, leadership, and task completion skills as part of the design process. (Prerequisite: Engineering students only) (4.5 hours weekly.)

PHYS-1410. Introductory Physics II
Wave motion, sound, electricity and magnetism, light, and modern physics. (Prerequisite: PHYS-1400 or GENG-1110.) (3 lecture hours per week, 1 tutorial hour and 2 laboratory hours every week.) (Antirequisites: PHYS-1310) (Open to students in Engineering, Human Kinetics, Forensic Science, Bachelor of Arts and Science, and all programs within in the Faculty of Science; exceptions only with the permission of the Head or designate.)

MATH-1730. Integral Calculus
This course will cover antiderivatives, the definite integral and the fundamental theorem of calculus, techniques of integration, applications, improper integrals, sequences and series, convergence tests, power series, Taylor and Maclaurin series, and polar and parametric coordinates. (Prerequisite: MATH-1760 or MATH-1720.) (3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour per week.)

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