Complementary Studies

2015-2016 Engineering and Applied Science Calendar

 

Complementary Studies complement the technical content of a student's curriculum, and are sub-divided into six areas of study:

In all academic plans in the Faculty students must complete courses in Complementary Studies amounting to at least 18.75 credits. All of the academic plans in the Faculty have courses in Complementary Studies built into the CORE of the curriculum, and/or have portions of technical courses assigned to topics in Complementary Studies. The exact requirements vary from plan to plan, the details are provided in the curriculum for each Academic Plan.

Students MUST complete a minimum number of credits in some of the above six areas of study. Some of these credits are obtained in faculty-wide core courses while others may be drawn from a list of elective courses. The table below shows the credits in the core courses and lists of elective courses from which additional required credits must be drawn. The lists are updated each year, and a course qualifies as a Complementary Studies course only if it appears on the list for the Academic Session in which the course is taken.

Area of Study

Core Courses

Credits in core courses

List of additional courses

Total required credits

Engineering Economics

APSC 221, 321 OR CHEE 3101

3

3

Communications

APSC 100, 293

2

See note 2 below

3

Humanities and Social Science (H&SS)

0

List A

6

Linkage and Professional Issues (LNK)

APSC 100, 151, 2003

3

List B

3.5

Any combination of H&SS, LNK, PAL, or MGT

List A, B, C, or D

3

TOTAL

18.5

1Note: At the end of each Academic Plan listing in the Calendar there is an explanation of which courses may be taken to meet the requirement for engineering economics.
2Note: At the end of each Academic Plan listing in the Calendar there is an explanation of which additional courses must be taken to meet the total credit requirement for Communications.
3Note: for the graduating class of 2014 and later, an additional 1 credit of Linkage and Professional issues will be delivered in third and fourth year courses in the Engineering Design and Practice Sequence, satisfying the requirement for 3.5 credit total. In special cases APSC 191 can be used to satisfy the required 3.5 credit of linkage by permission. For the graduating classes of 2013 and earlier, the required 3.5 credit was met by APSC 190 (no longer offered) or APSC 191.

Note that the credits in the table above add up to 18.5 credits, so an additional .25 credit of complementary studies are needed to reach the requirement of 18.75 credits. In many academic plans this additional .25 credit is provided by other upper year engineering courses, but it is the student's responsibility to check.

Engineering Economics Courses

Engineering Economics courses introduce students to the economic analysis of engineering projects. Each student must take a minimum of 3 credits in Engineering Economics. At the end of each Degree Program listing in the Calendar there is an explanation of how students in that Program meet this requirement.

APSC 221

Engineering Economics

3

CHEE 310

Fundamentals of Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship

3.5

Communications Courses

The ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing is critical for all engineers. This is developed within each Department's curriculum in a variety of ways, including the evaluation of written reports and oral presentations. There are also courses designed specifically to improve a student's ability to communicate in English; these are listed below. In some programs one or more of these courses may be included in the core of the program.

Each student must take a minimum of 3 CR in Communications. At the end of each Academic Program listing in the Calendar there is an explanation of how students in that Program meet this requirement.

APSC 293

Engineering Communications

1

CHEE 360

Technical Communication II

1.5

CIVL 200

Civil Week I: Professional Skills

2.5

CIVL 300

Civil Week II: Professional Skills

2.5

CIVL 400

Civil Week III: Professional Skills

2.5

MECH 464

Communications and Project Management

1.5

MINE 434

Project Report

4

MTHE 494

Mathematics and Engineering Seminar

3

ENPH 455

Engineering Physics Thesis

4

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LIST A - Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses in LIST A introduce students to subject matter that deals with central issues, methodologies, and thought processes of the humanities and social sciences.

NOTE: A course will be accepted as a Humanities and Social Sciences (H&SS) credit only if it appears on the list of approved H&SS courses for the Academic Session in which the course is taken.

The following are the courses approved as H&SS credits for the Academic Session 2015-2016:

Art (ARTH only except ARTH 245, 404, 460)

Classics (all CLST except CLST 203; GREK 208, 321, 322, 421, 422, and 430; LATN 209, 310, , 321, 322,  327, 421 and 422)

Development Studies (all DEVS)

Drama (DRAM 100, 201, 200, 202, 205, 210, 211, 216, 251, 252, 289, 300, 301, 303, 306, 310, 311, 371, 375, 381, 401, 405, and 476)

Economics (all ECON except ECON 250, 255, 322, 437, 445, 450, and 455)

English language and literature (ENGL only)

Environmental Studies (ENSC 290, 305, 310, 315, 321, 420, and 490)

Film Studies (FILM 104, 106, 110, 140, 206, 216, 226, 236, 240, 260 (formerly 315), 300, 301, 302, 303, 305, 306, 307, 315 (renamed 260), 320, 322, 323, 331, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 340, 345, 353, 368, 385, 415, 422, 425, 430, 435, 440, and 445

French (FREN, 227, 241, 285, 290, 304, 305, 306, 315, 323, 324, 325, 327, 335, 342, 343, 351, 363, 387/487, 388, 390/490, 391, 395, 396, , 406, , 424, and 477) (FRST 290)

Geography (GPHY 227, 228, 229, 250, 254, 257, 258, 259, 325, 327, 332, 336, 337, 338, 339, 351, 352, 359, 362, 365, and 368, 370)

Gender Studies (all GNDS)

German Language and Literature (GRMN 181, 308, 309, 311, 317, 419, 426, 427, 429, 433, 441, and 453)

Hebrew (HEBR 135, 191, 292, 391 and 393)

History (all HIST except HIST 257)

Health (HLTH 430)

Interdisciplinary Studies (IDIS 302-305)

International Studies (all INTS)

Jewish Studies (all JWST)

Languages, Literatures & Cultures (LLCU 200, 201, 209, 215, 320, 205, 210, 214, 226, 232, 233, 234, 247, 248, 257, 301, 308, 309, 316, 319, 320, 322, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 332, 339, 340, 495)

Law (LAW 201 only)

Linguistics (LING 202, 205, 350, and 475)

Multi-Disciplinary (MDEP 221)

Music (MUSC 101, 102, 103, 171, 203, 204, 205, 289, 326, 333, 480, and 486)

Philosophy (all PHIL)

Physical and Health Education (HLTH 101, 237, 239, 333, 334, and 405)

Political Studies (all POLS except POLS 385)

Psychology (PSYC 100, 215, 221, 231, 235, 241, 251, 305, 321, 333, 335, 342, 348, 350, 355, 360, 380, 397, 400, 420, 423, 430, 433, 434, 435, 436, 437, 439, 440, 441, 442, 443, 446, 450, 453, 455, and 456)

Religious Studies (all RELS)

Sociology (SOCY 122, 210, 211, 225, 226, 227, 232, 234, 235, 273, 274, 275, 276, 301, 303, 306, 309, 321, 324, 325, 326, 331, 336, 344, 352, 354, 362, 384, 387, 388, 389, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 422, 424, 430, 431, 454, 457, 458, 472, 475, 476 and 480)

Spanish and Italian (SPAN 306, 310, 315, 330, 331, 332, 335, 344, 351, 352, 354, 380, 381, 406, 428, 450, 456, 458, 460, 495, and 496; ITLN 310, 331, 332, 357, 408, 415, and 432)

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List B Linkage and Professional Issues

The courses in LIST B are designed to expose students to two inter-related areas: 1) Linkage (the impact of technology on society) and 2) Professional Issues (the role and responsibility of the professional engineer in society).

For students first registering in first year engineering in September 2010 and later:
Linkage and Professional issues content will be included as part of the Engineering Design and practice sequence courses included in each year of the program.

For all other students:
Students require a minimum of 3.5 credits in Linkage and Professional Issues. Upper year and transfer students who will not be taking courses in the Engineering Design and Practice Sequence will meet the minimum requirement of 3.5 credits in Linkage and Professional issues by taking having either APSC 190 (no longer offered). APSC 191 can be used to satisfy the required 3.5 credits of linkage by permission.

For all students:
Once these Linkage and Professional Issues requirements have been fulfilled all students may take other courses from List B below to help complete their Complementary Studies requirements. Note that these courses cannot be used to fulfill any part of the minimum Linkage and Professional Issues requirement of 3.5 credits.

NOTE: A course will be accepted as a Linkage credit only if it appears on the list of approved Linkage courses for the Academic Session in which the course is taken. The following are the courses approved as PAL credits for the Academic Session 2015-2016.

BIOL 111

Ecology and the Environment

3

ENSC 200

Environmental History

3

ENSC 201

Environmental Toxicology and Chemical Risks

3

ENSC 203

Explorations in Environmental Studies

3

ENSC 301

Environmental Assessment

3

ENSC 390

Sustainability

3

ENSC 483

Special Topics in Environmental Studies II

3

GPHY 101

Human Geography

3

GPHY 210

Geographical Perspectives on Global Change

3

GPHY 319

Bioenergy and Bio-refining in Canada

3

HIST 257

Environmental History

3

MECH 333

Gender, Engineering and Technology

3

MINE 462

Occupational Health and Chemical Safety

3.5

SOCY 284

Sociology of Information and Communication Technology

3

SOCY 363

Science, Technology and Society

3

COMM 409

Sustainability Measurement, Implementation and Evaluation

3

Students must take a minimum of 6 credits in Humanities and Social Sciences from List A, and an additional 3 credits from List A, B, C or D.

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LIST C - Performance Arts and Languages

Courses in LIST C deal with performance in the various arts media (e.g. art, music, drama, film, creative writing) and in languages other than English.

NOTE: A course will be accepted as a Performance Arts and Language (PAL) credit only if it appears on the list of approved PAL courses for the Academic Session in which the course is taken.

The following are the courses approved as PAL credits for the Academic Session 2015-2016:

Arabic (ARAB 100, 200)

Art (ARTF only)

Chinese Language (CHIN 100, 200 and 300)

Classics (GREK 112; LATN 110)

Creative Writing (CWRI 293-296)

Drama (DRAM 181, 220, 236, 237, 238, 239, 241, 245, 246, 247, 314, 318, 323, 331, 332, 339, 342, 344, 345, 348, 350, 351, 371, 373, 400, 439, and 451; STSC 300 and 309)

Film Studies (FILM 250, 312, 355, 365, 375, 410, 450, and 451)

French Studies (FREN 011, 012, 016, 017, 100, 101, 102, 106, 107, 111, 112, 118, 150, 219, 230, 250, 283, 320, 330, 331, 353, 373, 393, 444, 450, 463, 473, and 493) and FRST 105 and 125

German Language and Literature (GRMN 061, 101, 102, 201, 202, 203, 306, 307, 312)

Hebrew (HEBR 190, 294, 295, 301, and 390)

Interdisciplinary Studies (IDIS 200, 201, and 311)

Japanese Language (JAPN 100, 200, 301, and 302)

Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLCU 101, 102)

Linguistics (LING 100, 110, 310, 320, 330, 340, 415, 435, and 475)

Multi-Disciplinary (MDEP 400)

Music (MUSC 052, 124, 153, 180, 181, 187, 188, 189, 191, 224, 253, 255, 270, 280, 281, 283, 285, 291, 324, 329, 351, 352, 354, 355, 392, 396, 398, 424, 439, 446, 454, and 455)

Portuguese (PORT 103 and PORT 104)

Spanish and Italian (SPAN 010, 112, 204, 205, 206, 301, 302, 303, 304 and 410; ITLN 010, 112, 204, 205)

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LIST D - Management Courses

Courses which relate to management issues can be found in the in the School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP) and in the School of Business (COMM). Some programs require or permit students to take one or more of these Management courses from the lists below.

 

APSC 223

Global Project Management

4

 Management Courses Offered by the School of Urban and Regional Planning

SURP 851

Environmental Policy

3

SURP 853

Environmental Services

3

SURP 855

Environmental Planning and Management

3

Management Courses Offered by the School of Business

COMM 200

Introduction to Business

3

COMM 211

Introduction to Financial Accounting

3

COMM 212

Introduction to Management Accounting

3

COMM 221

Introduction to Finance

3

COMM 231

Introduction to Marketing

3

COMM 251

Organizational Behaviour

3

COMM 274

International Business Strategy

3

COMM 310

Environmental Accounting

3

COMM 311

Financial Accounting Practices, Principles and Concepts

3

COMM 312

Intermediate Management Accounting

3

COMM 313

Financial Accounting II

3

COMM 326

The Economics of Canada's Financial System

3

COMM 329

Management of Financial Institutions

3

COMM 351

Leadership

3

COMM 353

Managing in a Multicultural Environment

3

COMM 357

Interpersonal Skills for Managers

3

COMM 373

International Negotiations

3

COMM 375

International Business

3

COMM 381

Business Law I

3

COMM 382

Business Law II

3

COMM 387

The Behavioural Study of Unions

3

COMM 408

Sustainability Strategies and Practices

3

COMM 496

IS Security, Privacy and Ethics

3

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