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General Engineering



Associate Dean of Engineering
Undergraduate Studies

G.E. Schneider, CPH 1325K, ext. 4792
Director of Admissions
M.E. Jernigan, CPH 1325H, ext. 4712
Director of Exchange Programs
H.C. Ratz, CPH 1325B, ext. 5175
Director of First Year Engineering
J.D. Ford, CPH 1325F, ext. 3754
Director of General Studies(Acting)
G.E. Schneider, CPH 1325K, ext. 4792

GENE100S

GEN E 010 F,W 1S 0.0
Co-operative Education Orientation
Given by the Department of Co-operative Education and Career Services for students in First Year Engineering. Its purpose is to introduce students to the various features of the Co-operative program and engineering as a profession.

GEN E 119 F,W,S 2L 0.0
Problems Laboratory
Students may be assigned to a Problems Laboratory by the Director of First-Year Engineering according to their performance during the term.

GEN E 020X-099X F,W,S 0.5
Courses taken at foreign universities by University of Waterloo Chemical/Civil/Geological/Electrical/Computer/Mechanical/Systems Design Engineering students while enrolled in an international exchange program, and reserved for courses without equivalents at the University of Waterloo. Such courses are reported on the student's transcript with their original titles in English. The grades for these courses will be either CR or NCR. The "X" in the above notation denotes the University of Waterloo department in which the student is registered. The specific cases are indicated in the following:

GEN E 020C - 099C
International Exchange Program Courses - Chemical Engineering

GEN E 020K - 099K
International Exchange Program Courses - Civil and Geological Engineering

GEN E 020E - 099E
International Exchange Program Courses - Electrical and Computer Engineering

GEN E 020M - 099M
International Exchange Program Courses - Mechanical Engineering

GEN E 020D - 099D
International Exchange Program Courses - Systems Design Engineering

GEN E 121 W,S 3C,2T 0.5
Digital Computation
Introduction to electronic digital computers, hardware and software organization; basic features of FORTRAN, examples of efficient numerical algorithms for basic scientific computations.

GEN E 123 W,S 3C,1T,3L* 0.5
Electrical Engineering
Introduction to electric and magnetic fields; basic dc circuits; amplifiers and operational amplifiers; ac circuit components; basic ac circuits; power circuits.
For Year One Chemical, Civil, Geological and Mechanical Engineering students.
* Alternate Weeks

GEN E 163 F 1C,1T,1L 0.25
Introduction to Methods of Mechanical Engineering
An introduction to some of the basic methods and principles used by engineers, including fundamentals of technical communication, measurement, analysis, and design. Some aspects of the engineering profession, including standards, safety, and intellectual property. Both written and oral communication skills are emphasized.
Examples drawn from Mechanical Engineering.

GEN E 165 F 1C,1T,1L 0.25
Introduction to Methods of Civil Engineering
An introduction to some of the basic methods and principles used by engineers, including fundamentals of technical communication, measurement, analysis, and design. Some aspects of the engineering profession, including standards, safety, and intellectual property.
Examples drawn from Civil Engineering.

GEN E 167 F 1C,1T,1L 0.25
Introduction to Methods of Electrical and Computer Engineering
An introduction to some of the basic methods and principles used by engineers, including fundamentals of technical communication, measurement, analysis, and design. Some aspects of the engineering profession, including standards, safety, and intellectual property.
Examples drawn from Electrical and Computer Engineering.

GEN E 170 F 1C,3L 0.5
Engineering Graphics
An introduction to the fundamentals of orthographic, isometric oblique and perspective projection, including computer-aided projection and freehand sketching. Basic descriptive geometry principles are introduced to solve spatial problems involving points, lines, planes, curved surfaces, intersections and developments.

GENE300S

GEN E 301/302 W,S/F,W 4D 0.5
Special Directed Studies
This course is provided to allow enrichment for students in Engineering who have fulfilled the requirements of one or more of the courses in the 3A or 3B term by means of passing a course or courses taken during one or more work terms. The course comprises a special project pursued under the direction of a faculty member, normally in the department of the student's program.
Prereq: Permission of the Associate Chair of the Department in which the student is registered

GEN E 303 W,S,F 3D 0.5
International Studies In Engineering
Engineering students register for this course for credit towards the Designated Faculty Option in International Studies in Engineering, upon return from study or work terms abroad. Credit will be assessed on the basis of a written report and individual interviews. The report may include technical, non-technical, and professional aspects of the foreign residence period. The instructor for this course is the Option Co-ordinator. Restricted to students who intend to complete the Option in International Studies in Engineering

GEN E 315/415 W,S,F 3D 0.5
Special Directed Non-Technical Studies
This course is provided for students who, through academic studies during international exchange programs or other university related scholarly activities, wish to request a course credit for this work. Students wishing to claim this credit must show evidence of university level academic activity not otherwise claimed for credit.
Prereq: Permission of the Associate Chair of the Deparment in which the student is registered

GEN E 395A-Z F 1.5
Engineering Study Abroad Program
Students studying abroad for academic transfer credits under an Engineering Exchange Program during a Fall term register at Waterloo under GEN E 395A-Z. The suffix is a letter indicating the country (and where necessary the fee status) of the exchange in a particular case.

GEN E 396A-Z W 1.5
Engineering Study Abroad Program
Students studying abroad for academic transfer credits under an Engineering Exchange Program during a Winter term register at Waterloo under GEN E 396A-Z. The suffix is a letter indicating the country (and where necessary the fee status) of the exchange in a particular case.

GEN E 397A-Z S 1.5
Engineering Study Abroad Program
Students studying abroad for academic transfer credits under an Engineering Exchange Program during a Spring term register at Waterloo under GEN E 397A-Z. The suffix is a letter indicating the country (and where necessary the fee status) of the exchange in a particular case.

GENE400S

GEN E 401/402 F,S/W 4D 0.5
Special Directed Studies
This course is provided to allow enrichment for students in Engineering who have fulfilled the requirements of one or more of the courses in the 4A or 4B term by means of passing a course or courses taken during one or more work terms. The course comprises a special project pursued under the direction of a faculty member, normally in the department of the student's program.
Prereq: Permission of the Associate Chair of the Department in which the student is registered

GEN E 411 S,F 3C 0.5
Engineering Law
General introduction of Law and Common Law Legal Systems; Formation of Contracts, Effect of mistakes on Contracts, Interpretation of Contracts, Breach of Contracts, Legal Remedies; Scope and content of technical specifications; Sale of goods; Introduction of the Law of Agency; the Tort of Negligence, Professional Negligence; some aspects of Restrictive Trade Practices; Introduction to Patent Law. Ethical aspects of professional practice.
Restricted to fourth-year Chemical, Computer, Electrical and Systems Design Engineering Students

GEN E 412 W 3C 0.5
Ethics and The Engineering Profession
An application of philosophical analysis and theories of ethics to issues of moral conduct in the engineering profession. Discussions will include such matters as the social responsibilities of engineers, standards of product safety and liability, the assessment of acceptable risk, conflicts of interest and obligation, professional loyalty and Rwhistle blowingS, use and enforcement of professional codes of ethics, the "democratization" of the profession, and the moral implications of technology. Not open to First Year students
Cross-listed as PHIL 315

GEN E 452 W 3C 0.5
Technical Entrepreneurship
Technical entrepreneurship is examined considering the role of independent business, entrepreneurial behaviour, types of business and enterprises, business structure, sources of venture concepts and capital, company operation and control, and business start-up.
Prereq: A course in Engineering Economics (or equivalent)
Restricted to fourth-year Engineering students.

GENE500S

GEN E 501/502/503 F/W/S 1.5
Directed Studies for Visiting Exchange Students
An assignment of study or project work under the direction of a Faculty member. The specific project is established on the basis of a written proposal that is agreed to by the supervisors at both the host and home institutions. The academic level and the time commitment shall be specified in the proposal. Registration is restricted to international exchange students at Waterloo under an Exchange Agreement with the Faculty of Engineering. Candidates for degrees at the University of Waterloo are not eligible; grading will be CR/NCR. A student must arrange with a Waterloo faculty member to serve as advisor prior to registering for this course.
A student must arrange with a Waterloo faculty member to serve as advisor prior to registering for this course

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