If you're looking for online courses this summer to complement your degree or get ahead in your studies, consider one of our selection of online courses currently offered this summer.

## Online Courses for Summer 2021

#### APSC 174: Introduction to Linear Algebra

Systems of linear equations; real vectors spaces and subspaces; linear combinations and linear spans; linear dependence and linear independence; applications to systems of linear equations and their solution via Gaussian elimination; bases and dimension of real vector spaces; linear transformations, range, kernel and Rank-Nullity theorem; matrix representation of a linear transformation; composition of linear transformations and matrix multiplication; invertible matrices and determinants; eigenvalues and eigenvectors of square matrices. Applications of the course material to engineering systems are illustrated.

#### APSC 182: Applied Engineering Mechanics

Identification, visualization and quantification of forces on elements and forces within statically determinate engineering structures and systems. Two- and three-dimensional force equilibrium of rigid bodies; force distribution within engineering systems like simple trusses, frames and machines; internal shear forces and bending moments in force carrying elements; and engineering stress and strain.

#### APSC 199 English Proficiency for Engineers

This course develops skills that are necessary to organize and present technical information in a professional context. At the end of the course students will demonstrate English proficiency in listening comprehension and written expression.

#### APSC 221: Economics and Business Practices in Engineering

This course will provide the student in the Engineering program with the ability to appropriately incorporate selected economic and business practices into the practice of engineering. The practices covered include: business planning for the enterprise, enterprise economic analysis, project management process, project economic analysis, risk analysis and management, quality management and change management. Assignments and examples are based on situations from engineering based industries.

#### APSC 250: Biology Through an Engineering Lens

This course provides an introduction to biology and biochemistry, and their applications in cell-based engineering systems and processes. Students will obtain a basic background in biology, including the biology of bacteria, fungi, viruses and human cells. These concepts will be related to applications relevant to modern engineering and will be taught from a systems engineering perspective through the lens of societal need. This will include such applications as; bioremediation for the treatment of waste water, production of vaccines, biomedical and biomechanical devices, and regenerative medicine. While taught from an engineering perspective, the course would be relevant to any student interested in the application of biology, and is designed to provide relevant examples across multiple disciplines. The course assumes basic first year level science knowledge.

#### APSC 877: Engineering Project Management

This is a Graduate course and therefore it is no information listed in our Undergraduate calendar The course will examine the essential skills and knowledge required for effective engineering project management. The foundational principles of project management including integration, scope, cost, time, human resources, stakeholders and procurement are examined. The course will be delivered online. New, with Darya Duma as the Adjunct, May/June 2021.

#### ELEC 274: Computer Architecture

Number and data representation. Logical structure of computers. Instruction set architecture. Instruction execution sequencing. Assembly-language programming. Input/output interfaces and programming. Processor datapath and control unit design. Semiconductor memory technology and memory hierarchy design.

#### ELEC 280: Fundamentals of Electromagnetics

A study of the fundamental aspects of electromagnetic fields. The following topics are covered: the Maxwell's equations and the 3-dimensional wave equation for transmission lines; vector analysis, including orthogonal coordinate systems, and the calculus of field quantities; electrostatic fields including the concepts of electric potential, capacitance, and current and current density; magnetostatic fields including inductance; time-varying fields and the complete form of Maxwell's equations; basic transmission line phenomena including steady-state sinusoidal behavior and standing waves, transient performance and impedance matching.

#### ELEC 299: Mechatronics Project

A team design project based around an autonomous, programmable, robotic vehicle, following on from project activity in APSC 200. Students explore different sensors and software strategies for vehicle control and navigation, in addition to wiring up sensor and motor circuits. The design goal is to configure and program a vehicle to take part in a year-end competition in which robots compete head-to-head on a pre-defined playfield under established competition rules. A final project report must be produced that documents the experimentation, design, and testing. A final exam tests knowledge of sensors and software.

#### ELEC 326: Probability and Random Processes

This course provides an introduction to probabilistic models and methods for addressing uncertainty and variability in engineering applications. Topics include sample spaces and events, axioms of probability, conditional probability, independence, discrete and continuous random variables, probability density and cumulative distribution functions, functions of random variables, and random processes.

#### MECH 221: Statics and Solid Mechanics

Review of statics, forces and equilibrium, internal forces in simple structures and other material from first year. Further development of axial, torsion, shear and bending moment diagrams, and concepts of stress and strain. Introduction to mechanical properties of materials, centroids and moments of areas, axial stress, flexural stress, transverse shear stress, calculation of displacement by integration, combined loading, and stress transformation. This course is designed primarily for mechanical engineering students.

#### MECH 241: Fluid Mechanics I

An introductory course in fluid mechanics. Topics include properties of fluids, fluids at rest, manometers and other pressure measuring devices, dimensional analysis, the laws of conservation of mass and momentum, Bernoulli's equation for incompressible flow and the energy equation, flow measurements, elementary pipe flow problems including losses, pumps, etc. On completion of the course students will be able to: Explain Bernoulli based energy equations with reference to energy and hydraulic grade lines, static and dynamic pressure; Explain control volume and control mass analysis with reference to Eulerian and Lagrangian frames, applied forces and flows; Solve simple flow systems for velocity distributions using continuity and Navier Stokes equations with appropriate boundary conditions; Solve flow and force problems in an integral framework using Bernoulli, conservation of mass and momentum; Solve piping system performance problems using Bernoulli with friction, minor losses, pump and turbine performance curves; Calculate pressures and forces on submerged surfaces in a static fluid; Solve scaling problems using dimensionless groups.

#### MTHE 225: Ordinary Differential Equations

This course is an introduction to ordinary differential equations and their applications to the natural and engineering sciences. Specific topics include first order differential equations, linear differential equations with constant coefficients, Laplace transforms, and systems of linear equations. Note: This course is being offered through the Faculty of Arts and Science.

#### MNTC P01: Engineering Mathematics

This course provides a detailed introduction to the fundamentals of calculus and linear algebra as applied to engineering applications. The purpose of the course is to provide a mathematical foundation for students pursuing upper-year engineering-related courses. The course covers topics such as derivatives, implicit differentiation, partial derivatives, integrals, first-order and higher-order linear ordinary differential equations, fundamentals of Laplace transforms, matrices and matrix inverses, solving systems of linear equations, vector spaces, orthogonality, and determinants. Topics are introduced by way of engineering examples.

#### MNTC P06: Foundational Chemistry

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of the structure and properties of matter, energy changes and rates of reaction, basic organic chemistry, equilibrium in chemical systems, and electrochemistry. Students will further develop their problem-solving and investigation skills as they investigate chemical processes, and this course will refine their ability to communicate scientific information.

#### MNTC P07: Surveying Principles

This course introduces learners to the fundamental principles of surveying. Learners will develop transferable survey computation skills that can be applied using various technologies in diverse environments. In this course, learners will become familiar with differential leveling techniques and basic measurement of angles and distances including calculation techniques. Principles of error propagation and error analysis are also introduced. Finally, a study of modern survey equipment, related concepts and terminology, including Total Stations, Data Collectors, and GPS mapping, will provide learners with an understanding of the current technologies being used in industry today.

#### MNTC 307: Geomechanics and Ground Control

This course presents a basic introduction to the use of classical and geostatistical estimation techniques for mineral resource estimation. Students will learn to recognize the geological influences to ore body modelling, apply various estimation methods, produce mineralization reports, and classify the mineral resources and reserves according to accepted internationally recognized methods. The course also includes basic ore exploration and sampling concepts.

#### MNTC 311: Ore Body Modelling and Resource Estimation

This course presents a basic introduction to the use of classical and geostatistical estimation techniques for mineral resource estimation. Students will learn to recognize the geological influences to ore body modelling, apply various estimation methods, produce mineralization reports, and classify the mineral resources and reserves according to accepted internationally recognized methods. The course also includes basic ore exploration and sampling concepts.

#### MNTC 313: Introduction to Programming

Students will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of computer programming using both C/C++ and MATLAB. The course will teach computer programming with a focus on practical applications for analyzing data and solving practical mathematical problems. Topics will include basic components of a computer (both hardware and software), memory and variables, expressions, selection structures, loops, arrays, functions, and commonly used algorithms such as sorting and searching. At the end of the course, students will be able to apply computer programming skills to assist in both design and analysis for real-life engineering applications.

#### MNTC 316: Ventilation and Hydraulics

This course will provide an overview of fluid mechanics in order to provide a solid foundation for mine ventilation and mine hydraulics. Students will be able to perform ventilation surveys, analyze existing ventilation networks and design new ventilation networks in accordance with mine regulations and design criteria. New technology for saving energy and reducing emissions will be explored. Mine hydraulics topics such as mine service water distribution, mine drainage and dewatering and backfill distribution will be discussed. Students will be able to perform pipe network analyses and select the appropriate pumps for these applications.

#### MNTC 409: Mineral Economics

Mining companies develop projects and operate mines as part of a global minerals industry. This course first sets the global context, reviewing the history of mineral economics, the nature and components of mineral supply and demand, pricing and markets, and aspects of their role in the global economy. The impact of government policies and international treaties on mining companies and projects is discussed. Building blocks of relevant economic concepts and financial tools are reviewed and applied to structured problems. The estimation of mineral resources and mineral reserves, the feasibility assessment process, and the disclosure of the results of work in these areas under National Instrument 43-101, are reviewed. The valuation of companies and evaluation of projects is covered, as are approaches to addressing risk and uncertainty. Sources and types of funding for companies and projects are introduced. Throughout the course, ways in which sustainability is increasingly being reflected in activities studied in this course are highlighted.

#### MNTC 413: Surface Mine Planning

This course presents a comprehensive overview of the principal components of surface mine design. Topics include pit limit analysis and economic optimization, haul road design, blast design, and basic stability calculations. Equipment selection and application and mine scheduling techniques will be introduced, including dragline applications. The focus will be on the practical application of design techniques to mine planning, and on the available equipment and methods for field monitoring to provide effective design feedback and support safe operations.

#### MNTC 420: Physical Asset Management

This course represents an introduction to reliability and maintenance of mining-related equipment, encompassing both mobile fleets and static equipment, including processing plants. It introduces the primary types of maintenance policies and key performance indicators for reliability and maintenance. Analytical tools for resource allocation and prioritization, as well as an integrated methodology for developing maintenance strategies are covered.

## How to Apply

### For Queen's students:

Current Queen’s students, including those from other faculties, can enrol through SOLUS.

Last day to add a course: **May 14**

### For all other applicants:

Non-Queen’s students can apply through Queen’s Online Application Portal.

Application deadline is **April 16**

You can find more information about the registration process here.