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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.

One lecture (three hours), one tutorial; first term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level IV or above of any Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering program

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 or 2QA4; 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(s): MECHENG 3C03 and registration in any Level IV or above of any Mechanical Engineering program

Mech Eng 4E03

Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)

ntroduction, 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(s): Registration in Level IV or above of any Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Physics 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(s): MECHENG 4R03, MECHTRON 3DX4, ELECENG 3CL4 or SFWRENG 3DX4 and registration in any Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering or Electrical Engineering program

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; second 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); second term
Prerequisite(s): MECHENG 3O04 or 4S03, and MECHENG 3F04 or ENGPHYS 2CE4, or permission of the Department

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(s): ENGINEER 2Q04 or MECHENG 2Q04 or 2QA4 and registration in Level IV or above of any Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering program

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(s): MECHENG 2C04 or (2C03) and registration in Level IV or above of any Mechanical Engineering program

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.

Lectures, one capstone project; both terms
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level IV Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Co-op (B.Eng.); or Level V Mechanical Engineering and Management, Mechanical Engineering and Management Co-op (B.Eng.Mgt.) or Mechanical Engineering and Society, Mechanical Engineering and Society Co-op (B.Eng.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.

Not Offered in 2017-2018

Four lectures; second term
Prerequisite(s): MECHENG 2W04, 3O04; or ENGPHYS 2NE3, 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.

Three lectures; first term
Prerequisite(s): ENGINEER 2Q04 or MECHENG 2Q04 or 2QA4 and registration in any Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics 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(s): MECHENG 3O04, CHEMENG 2O04, 3O04, or ENGPHYS 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(s): Registration in Level IV or above of any Mechanical Engineering program Antirequisite(s): MECHENG 4TR3

Mech Eng 4U03

Compressible Flow and Turbomachinery

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

Three lectures; second term
Prerequisite(s): MECHENG 2W04, 3O04; or ENGPHYS 2NE3, 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, multicomponent vapour systems, psychrometry, air conditioning, mechanical vapour compression refrigeration, absorption refrigeration, heating and cooling load calculations, air quality and human thermal comfort.

Three lectures; second term
Prerequisite(s): MECHENG 2W04 or ENGPHYS 2NE3, and registration in Level IV or above of any Mechanical Engineering program or Engineering Physics program

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.)

Prerequisite(s): A minimum GPA of 9.5, consent of a supervisor, and registration in Level IV Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Co-op (B.Eng.) or Level V Mechanical Engineering and Management, Mechanical Engineering and Management Co-op (B.Eng.Mgt.) or Mechanical Engineering and Society, Mechanical Engineering and Society Co-op (B.Eng.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 as hybrid powertrains.

Three lectures, second term
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level IV or above of any Mechanical Engineering program or Engineering Physics program

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
Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level IV or above of any Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering program Antirequisite(s): MECHENG 4ZR3