Minor Construction Engineering and Management (24 credits)

Offered by: Civil Engineering     Degree: Bachelor of Engineering

Program Requirements

Minor Adviser: Prof. L. Chouinard, Macdonald Engineering Building, Room 491 (Telephone: 514-398-6446)

Minor program credit weight: 24-25 credits

Note: This Minor is particularly designed for Civil Engineering students, but is open to all B.Eng. and B.Sc.(Arch.) students.

All courses in the Minor must be passed with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisites

  • CIVE 208 Civil Engineering System Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Introduction to civil engineering systems; system modelling process; systems approach and optimization techniques; application of linear programming; simplex method; duality theory; sensitivity analysis; transportation problem; assignment problem; network analysis including critical path method; integer linear programming method.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Van-Thanh-Van Nguyen (Fall)

  • CIVE 302 Probabilistic Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : An introduction to probability and statistics with applications to Civil Engineering design. Descriptive statistics, common probability models, statistical estimation, regression and correlation, acceptance sampling.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Luc E Chouinard (Winter)

    • (3-2-4)

    • Prerequisites: MATH 262, COMP 208 (a D grade is acceptable for prerequisite purposes)

  • COMP 208 Computer Programming for Physical Sciences and Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Programming and problem solving in a high level computer language: variables, expressions, types, functions, conditionals, loops, objects and classes. Introduction to algorithms such as searching and sorting. Modular software design, libraries, file input and output, debugging. Emphasis on applications in Physical Sciences and Engineering, such as root finding, numerical integration, diffusion, Monte Carlo methods.

    Terms: Fall 2019, Winter 2020

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite: MATH 141 or equivalent.

    • Corequisite: MATH 133 or equivalent.

    • Restrictions: Credit can be given only for one of COMP 202, COMP 204, or COMP 208. COMP 208 cannot be taken for credit with or after COMP 250 or COMP 206.

    • COMP 202 is intended as a general introductory course, while COMP 208 is intended for students with sufficient math background and in (non-life) science or engineering fields.

  • FACC 300 Engineering Economy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Engineering - Dean's Office (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Faculty Course : Introduction to the basic concepts required for the economic assessment of engineering projects. Topics include: accounting methods, marginal analysis, cash flow and time value of money, taxation and depreciation, discounted cash flow analysis techniques, cost of capital, inflation, sensitivity and risk analysis, analysis of R and D, ongoing as well as new investment opportunities.

    Terms: Fall 2019, Winter 2020

    Instructors: Raad Jassim (Fall) Raad Jassim (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MIME 310.

Required Courses: Management and Law

15 credits

  • CIVE 324 Sustainable Project Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Lifecycle approach to project and construction management. Sustainable practices are introduced at all project stages: Team formation, materials and equipment use, cost estimation and economic valuation, financing, scheduling, quality control and safety, monitoring and performance assessment, decision-making.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • FACC 220 Law for Architects and Engineers (3 credits)

    Offered by: Engineering - Dean's Office (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Faculty Course : Aspects of the law which affect architects and engineers. Definition and branches of law; Federal and Provincial jurisdiction, civil and criminal law and civil and common law; relevance of statutes; partnerships and companies; agreements; types of property, rights of ownership; successions and wills; expropriation; responsibility for negligence; servitudes/easements, privileges/liens, hypothecs/ mortgages; statutes of limitations; strict liability of architect, engineer and builder; patents, trade marks, industrial design and copyright; bankruptcy; labour law; general and expert evidence; court procedure and arbitration.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Bogdan Dobrota (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

  • INDR 294 Introduction to Labour-Management Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Industrial Relations : An introduction to labour-management relations, the structure, function and government of labour unions, labour legislation, the collective bargaining process, and the public interest in industrial relations.

    Terms: Fall 2019, Winter 2020

    Instructors: Chantal Westgate (Fall) Chantal Westgate (Winter)

  • MGCR 211 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : The role of financial accounting in the reporting of the financial performance of a business. The principles, components and uses of financial accounting and reporting from a user's perspective, including the recording of accounting transactions and events, the examination of the elements of financial statements, the preparation of financial statements and the analysis of financial results.

    Terms: Fall 2019, Winter 2020

    Instructors: Seunghwan Oh, Hongping Tan, Philippe Levy (Fall) Dongyoung Lee (Winter)

    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, the EA of AACI, and the Institute of Internal Auditors

  • MGCR 341 Introduction to Finance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Management Core : An introduction to the principles, issues, and institutions of Finance. Topics include valuation, risk, capital investment, financial structure, cost of capital, working capital management, financial markets, and securities.

    Terms: Fall 2019, Winter 2020

    Instructors: Vadim di Pietro (Fall) Vadim di Pietro, Sujata Madan (Winter)

    • Corequisite: MGCR 271 or equivalent

    • Continuing Studies: requirement for CMA, CGA, the EA of AACI, and the Institute of Internal Auditors

Complementary Courses

3-4 credits (4 credits from List A OR 3 credits from List B)

List A - Building Structures

4 credits from the following:

  • ARCH 447 Lighting (2 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Concepts of natural and artificial lighting in architecture and urban design.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Conor Sampson (Fall)

  • ARCH 451 Building Regulations and Safety (2 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : The study of building codes with specific emphasis on the National Building and National Fire Codes of Canada. Examples of existing buildings with assignments to illustrate regulations. Development of a systematic approach to the implementation of codes during the preliminary design stage of an architectural project.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Marc-André Plourde (Winter)

  • CIVE 492 Structures (2 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : A study of structural systems in concrete, steel, timber; a philosophy of structure; choice of structure; economic factors in design; recent developments and trends in structure; lateral stability by frame action, bracing shear walls; mechanics of certain structural forms.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

OR

List B - Heavy Construction

3 credits from the following:

  • MIME 322 Rock Fragmentation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Principles of drilling, penetration rates, performance and factors to consider in the choice of a drilling method. Characteristics of explosives, firing systems and blast patterns. Blasting techniques in surface and underground workings and in permafrost. Special blasting techniques at excavation perimeters. Vibration and noise control. Economics of drill/blast practice, interface with transport and crushing systems. Legislation and safety in explosives use and handling. Ripping and fullface boring machines.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Alessandro Navarra (Winter)

    • (3-2-4).

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MIME 200

  • MIME 333 Materials Handling (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Physical and mechanical characteristics of materials related to loading, transport and storage. Dynamics of particles, systems and rigid bodies, mass-acceleration, work-energy, impulse-momentum. Types and selection of excavation and haulage equipment. Layout of haul roads. Rail transport. Conveyor belts and chain conveyors. Mine hoists. Layout of mine shafts.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Agus Sasmito (Winter)

Construction-Related Complementary Courses

6 credits from the following:

  • BUSA 462 Management of New Enterprises (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Business Admin : Evaluation of new business ventures, recognition and treatment of associated risks. Detailed consideration is given to sources of risk funds in the form of venture capital, public, private and government programs. Emphasis on the critical importance of the entrepreneur, the demands and the risks faced as well as the rewards and satisfactions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • CIVE 446 Construction Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Project management principles; construction equipment economics, selection, operation; characteristics of building, heavy, marine, underground and route construction projects; international projects.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • CIVE 527 Renovation and Preservation: Infrastructure (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Maintenance, rehabilitation, renovation and preservation of infrastructure; infrastructure degradation mechanisms; mechanical, chemical and biological degradation; corrosion of steel; condition surveys and evaluation of buildings and bridges; repair and preservation materials, techniques and strategies; codes and guidelines; case studies.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Andrew Boyd (Fall)

  • ECSE 461 Electric Machinery (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Electric and magnetic circuits. Notions of electromechanical energy conversion applied to electrical machines. Basic electrical machines - transformers, direct-current motors, synchronous motors and generators, three phase and single phase induction machines. Elements of modern electronically controlled electric drive systems.

    Terms: Fall 2019, Winter 2020

    Instructors: Xiaozhe Wang (Fall) Geza Joos (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Restriction: Not open to students in Electrical Engineering.

    • Note: Tutorials assigned by instructor.

  • FINE 445 Real Estate Finance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Finance : Fundamentals of mortgages from the viewpoint of both consumer and the firm. Emphasis on legal, mathematical and financial structure, provides a micro basis for analysis of the functions and performance of the mortgage market, in conjunction with the housing market.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Mohammed M Chaudhury (Fall)

  • MIME 520 Stability of Rock Slopes (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : The properties of rock masses and of structural discontinuities. Influence of geological structure on stability. Linear, non-linear, and wedge failures. Site investigations. Methods of slope stabilization.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Hani Mitri (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

  • MIME 521 Stability of Underground Openings (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : The properties of rock masses and stability classification systems. The influence and properties of geological structural features. Stability related to the design of underground openings and mining systems. Site investigations. Methods of stabilization.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Shahe Shnorhokian (Fall)

    • (3-3-3)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    • This course in the Faculty of Engineering is open only to McGill students.

  • MPMC 321 Mécanique des roches et contrôle des terrains (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    McGill/Poly Mining Coop : Pressions de terrains au pourtour des excavations: solutions analytiques et numériques. Stabilité des excavations souterraines et à ciel ouvert: analyse des instabilités structurales par projection stéréographique méridienne, analyse des instabilités causées par les excès de contraintes. Soutènement. Surveillance. Études de cas.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Hani Mitri (Fall)

* Course offered in French at École Polytechnique in Montreal

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