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Mech Eng 4B03

Topics in Product Development

Case studies using modern product development methods, value engineering, product specification, rapid product development, lean design and continuous improvement. Product liability and robust design.

Three lectures, one tutorial; (not offered in 2016-2017)
Prerequisite: Registration in Level IV or above of any Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering program or permission of the department

Mech Eng 4BB3

Biomechanics

Application of mechanical engineering principals to biomechanics problems including cellular biomechanics, hemodynamics, circulatory system, respiratory system, muscles and movement and skeletal biomechanics.

Three lectures, One Tutorial; first term
Prerequisites: MECH ENG 2Q04; 3A03; 3O04; or permission of the department

Mech Eng 4CC3

Experimental and Computational Biomechanics

Introduction to experimental and computational biomechanics including biomechanical testing concepts and application of finite element methods in simulations of biomechanical structures/systems.

Three lectures; second term
Prerequisites: MECH ENG 4BB3; or permission of the department

Mech Eng 4C03

Production Systems Engineering

Analytical tools to evaluate and design production systems to meet specified performance metrics. Quantitative and qualitative evaluation of production cells, flexible manufacturing systems and production lines.

Three lectures; second term
Prerequisite: Registration in Level IV or above of any Mechanical Engineering program or permission of the department

Mech Eng 4D03

Manufacturing Processes (Metal Removal)

Fundamentals of metal removing processes, including mechanics and tribological aspects of material removal. Application of theory to the practice of machining processes such as turning, milling, drilling and grinding.

Three lectures; second term
Prerequisite: MECH ENG 3C03

Mech Eng 4E03

Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)

Introduction, microfabrication and micromachining fundamentals, scaling effects, mechanics and transduction at microscale, actuation and sensing methods - Electrostatic, piezoelectric, thermal, electromagnetic, resonant, tunneling and microfluidic techniques. Capacitative sensors, resonators, lab on chip devices, microfluidic devices, micromirrors, assembly techniques for MEMS, microsystem packaging.

Three lectures; second term
Prerequisite: Registration in Level IV or above of any Mechanical Engineering program or permission of the department.

Enrolment is limited.

Mech Eng 4H03

Mechatronics

Integration of mechanical engineering with electronics and computer control. Sensors, actuators (including pneumatic and hydraulic), modelling using building block and state space methods, model-based control, programming of PLCs with practical demonstrations.

Three lectures; second term
Prerequisite: MECH ENG 4R03, SFWR ENG 3DX3 or ECE 3CL4 and registration in any Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or Electrical Engineering program; or permission of the department.

Mech Eng 4I03

Noise Analysis and Control

Acoustic quantities; noise measurements and analysis; noise standards; sound generation, propagation, absorption, transmission; acoustic materials; noise control techniques; case studies.

Three lectures; first term
Prerequisite: MECH ENG 4Q03

Mech Eng 4J03

Introduction to Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

Computational Methods for Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer covering: concepts of modelling and numerical analysis, governing equations of thermo-fluid problems, finite-difference discretization methods. Use of commercial computational software for solving thermo-fluid problems.

Three lectures; One Tutorial (one and one-half hours), (not offered in 2016-2017)
Prerequisite: MECH ENG 3F04

Mech Eng 4K03

Robotics

Fundamental theory and practical applications of robotic manipulators and mobile robots. Equations of motion, robot dynamics and statics, motion planning, introduction to machine vision, basics of robot programming.

Three lectures; first term
Prerequisite: ENGINEER 2Q04 or MECH ENG 2Q04 and registration in any Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering program; or permission of the department

Mech Eng 4L03

Industrial Design

Introduction for engineering students to the techniques of industrial design, case studies and introduction to illustration techniques.

Three lectures; second term
Prerequisite: MECH ENG 2C03 (or 2C04)

Mech Eng 4M06

Project

A major mechanical or manufacturing engineering design or experimental project to be completed under the supervision or co-supervision of a faculty member holding an appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

One lecture, two labs (three hours); both terms
Prerequisite: Registration in Level IV Mechanical Engineering; or Level V Mechanical Engineering and Management or Mechanical Engineering and Society.

Mech Eng 4O04

Sustainable Energy Systems

Assessment of current and future energy systems, covering resources, extraction, conversion with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in a sustainable manner. Different renewable and conventional energy technologies and their attributes. Evaluation and analysis of energy technology systems in the context of political, social, economic and environmental goals.

Three lectures, One Tutorial; (not offered in 2016-2017)
Prerequisite(s): MECH ENG 2W04 and 3O04 or permission of the department

Mech Eng 4P03

Composite Laboratory

Laboratory exercises in vibration analysis, machine structures, controls, heat transfer, gas dynamics, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics.

One lab (three hours); both terms
Prerequisite: MECH ENG 3M02 (or 3M03) and registration in any Mechanical Engineering program.

Mech Eng 4Q03

Mechanical Vibrations

Please see Level 3 course info page.

Mech Eng 4R03

Control Systems

Please see Level 3 course info page.

Mech Eng 4S03

Incompressible Flow

Introduction to internal and external laminar and turbulent incompressible flows. Topics include turbulent boundary layers, aerodynamics and convective heat transfer.

Three lectures; first term
Prerequisite: MECH ENG 3O04 or CHEM ENG 3O04; and registration in any Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering program

Mech Eng 4T03

Finite Element Applications

Theory of the finite element method, element derivation, solution procedures. Applications to static and dynamic mechanical systems using a finite element package.

Three lectures, one tutorial; first term
Prerequisite: Registration in Level IV or V of any Mechanical Engineering program

Mech Eng 4U03

Compressible Flow and Turbomachinery

Compressible flows: Fanno and Rayleigh flows, normal and oblique shocks. Turbomachines: axial and radial flow gas and steam turbines, axial and radial flow compressors and fans.

Three lectures; second term
Prerequisite: MECH ENG 2W04, 3O04

Mech Eng 4V03

Thermo-Fluids Systems Design and Analysis

Design, operation and application characteristics of equipment commonly used in thermal systems. Modelling performance characteristics of piping systems, pumps, compressors, fans, heat exchangers, boilers and cooling towers. System simulation and optimization. Selection criteria of thermal equipment. Design optimization and system performance evaluation.

Three lectures, One Tutorial; first term
Prerequisite: MECH ENG 2W04, 3O04, 3R03

Mech Eng 4W03

Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems

Re-examination of laws of thermodynamics, analysis using second law of thermodynamics, multicomponent systems, psychrometry, HVAC systems, combustion systems, steam power systems and micro-nano systems.

Three lectures; first term
Prerequisite: MECH ENG 2W04
Antirequisite: MECH ENG 3D03

Mech Eng 4X04

Independent Research Project

Individual research project over two terms to be arranged by mutual consent of a professor and the student with approval of the Department Associate Chair (Undergraduate).
No lectures, but student is expected to meet with the project advisor weekly.
First and second terms (2 units per term).

Prerequisites: A minimum GPA of 9.5, consent of a supervisor, and registration in Level IV Mechanical Engineering or Level V Mechanical Engineering and Management or Mechanical Engineering and Society.

Mech Eng 4Y03

Internal Combustion Engines

This course focuses on internal combustion engines (ICE), including operations, thermodynamics, combustion, and characteristics of gasoline and diesel engines, as well hybrid powertrains.

Three lectures (one hour); second term
Prequisites: Registration in any Mechanical Engineering program; or permission of the department.

Mech Eng 4Z03

CAD/CAM/CAE

Solid modelling theory, part creation, assemblies and rigid bodies, mechanism simulation, B-Splines, data exchange, CNC machining and inspection. Major project using computer laboratory facilities.

Three lectures, one lab (one hour); second term
Prerequisites: Registration in Level IV or above of any Mechanical Engineering program or Mechatronics Engineering program