Fundamentals of Engineering Certificate Program

Engineering Courses

Course offerings vary from year to year. Check Generate a Timetable for available course offerings.

ENGE 250  (3)  Linear Circuits: I

An introduction to linear circuits. Topics include resistors, sources, Kirchoff's laws, linearity, superposition, Thevenin and Norton theorems, node and loop analysis, capacitors inductors, series and parallel connections, stored energy, first- and second-order circuits, forced and natural responses, phasors, impedance, admittance, resonance, coupled inductors, ideal transformer, power, and three-phase circuits. (3:1:1.5)

Prerequisite: PHYS 216 and MATH 251 (may be taken concurrently).

ENGM 141  (3)  Engineering Mechanics

Topics include force vectors, moments of forces, couples, distributed loads, equilibrium of a rigid body, structural analysis, internal forces, dry friction, kinematics of a particle, as well as force and acceleration. (4:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in both PHYS 121 and either MATH 100 or MATH 121. Note: It is recommended that MATH 101 or MATH 122 be taken concurrently.

ENGR 107  (1)  Preparation for Co-operative Education Employment

Preparation for first co-operative education experience through practical training in areas such as resume writing and interview skills. Credit will only be granted for one of CSCI 307 or ENGR 107. (0:1:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in PHYS 121 and min. "C+" in either MATH 100 or MATH 121.

ENGR 108  (9)  Co-operative Work Placement I

Individual students are carefully matched to employers who supervise them and evaluate their performance during paid work experience. VIU personnel conduct monitoring. Students will write a work placement report. Credit will only be granted for one of CSCI 308 or ENGR 108. (0:0:0)

Prerequisite: ENGR 107.

ENGR 110  (1)  Additional Engineering Topics (Ends Dec 2017)

Additional engineering topics as needed to facilitate university transfer to specific institutions (e.g. MATLAB, AC Circuits). (0:0:2)

Prerequisite: Min "C" in ENGR 112; min "C" in PHYS 121; min "C" in MATH 100 or MATH 121.

Co-requisites: ENGR 121. Recommended: MATH 101 or MATH 122

ENGR 110  (2)  Additional Engineering Topics (Effective Jan 2018)

Additional engineering topics as needed to facilitate university transfer to specific institutions (e.g. MATLAB, AC Circuits). (0:0:2)

Prerequisite: Min "C" in ENGR 112; min "C" in PHYS 121; min "C" in MATH 100 or MATH 121.

Co-requisites: ENGR 121. Recommended: MATH 101 or MATH 122.

ENGR 112  (3)  Engineering Design I

Introductory principles of engineering design processes through practical projects to be undertaken by teams of students. (1:1:2)

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in Physics 12; minimum "B" in Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-calculus 12.

Co-requisites: PHYS 121 and either MATH 100 or MATH 121.

ENGR 121  (3)  Engineering Design II

Principles of engineering design with application to computer, electrical, mechanical and software engineering. This knowledge will be applied to practical projects to be undertaken by teams of students. (1:1:2)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in ENGE 199 or ENGR 112; min. "C" in PHYS 121; min. "C" in CSCI 160

Co-requisites: Recommended: ENGL 204

ENGR 291  (3)  Special Field Studies in Engineering (Effective May 2019)

Opportunity to apply engineering practice in a field-based setting. May include site visits, observations, in-field data collection, prototype construction and analysis, and seminars. May involve travel in Canada or abroad. Students required to participate in pre-trip discussion sessions and all organized activities, and to complete a summary paper. (3:3:17 —35 for 3 weeks)

Prerequisite: ENGR 121, min. "B: in ENGR 112, and written permission of instructor.

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