Timetable and Course Descriptions

Fall 2020/Winter 2021 Course Enrollment begins on August 4th, 2020 at 6:00am EDT.

Unless otherwise stated:

  • Fall 2020 courses begin the week of September 7th
    (no classes will be held on Monday, September 7th for a national holiday)
  • Winter courses begin the week of January 4th

The attendance expectation for each course is listed on the timetable.  A course may be:

  • In Person: required at a specific location and time for some or all activities
  • Online Synchronous: required online at a specific time for some or all activities
  • Asynchronous: no requirement at a specific time or location for any activities

500-level course descriptions are here, and timetables are here: Fall 2020, Winter 2021
Specialized, non-Technical Engineering courses are found on this page (select emphasis).

Fundamental Courses (Technical)

Code and NameInstructorSummer
2020
(varies)
Fall
2020
(Sep-Dec)
Winter
2021
(Jan-Apr)
CHE1100H – Fundamentals of Chemical EngineeringY-L. ChengTH
2:00PM - 5:00PM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous
CHE1107H – Applied MathematicsR. R. FarnoodTH
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous
CHE1141H – Advanced Chemical Reaction EngineeringC. ChinW
3:00PM - 5:00PM
F
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous
CHE1142H – Applied Chemical ThermodynamicsG. Azimi
CHE1143H - Transport PhenomenaA. RamchandranT
10:00AM-12:00PM
TH
10:00AM-12:30PM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous
JTC1134H - Applied Surface and Interface ScienceE. AcostaM, W, F
2:00PM – 5:00PM
First Class:
July 3rd
Last Class:
August 1st
Drop Deadline: July 20th

M
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Delivery Mode: Asynchronous
JTC1135H - Applied Surface and Interface AnalysisJ. Nogami

Specialized Courses (Technical)

Code and NameInstructorSummer 2020
(varies)
Fall
2020
(Sep-Dec)
Winter
2021
(Jan-Apr)
CHE1053H - ElectrochemistryR. Newman
CHE1108H - Numerical MethodsY. Lawryshyn
CHE1118H - Industrial Catalysis
CHE1123H - Liquid BiofuelsB. A. SavilleT
1:00PM - 3:00PM
F
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous
CHE1125H - Modelling and Optimization of Chemical/Biomedical NetworksR. MahadevanTH
3:00PM - 5:30PM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous
CHE1126H - Radiation Chemistry and RadiochemistryJ. LebenhaftT, TH
12:00PM - 2:00PM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous
CHE1133H – Bioprocess EngineeringC. Elias, M. Radisic
CHE1134H - Advances in BioengineeringE. MasterT
3:00PM - 6:00PM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous
CHE1146H - Applied Transport Phenomena
CHE1147H - Data Mining in EngineeringN. AnesiadisW
5:00PM - 8:00PM
Delivery Mode: Asynchronous
CHE1148H - Data Process AnalyticsN. Anesiadis, S. ShahT
5:00PM - 8:00PM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous
CHE1150H - Industrial Water TechnologyN. DeMartiniM, T, TH, F
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: Online
First Class: June 1st
Last Class: June 26th
Drop Deadline: June 15th
CHE1151H - Engineering Systems SustainabilityP. PanagiotakopoulosT
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous
CHE1213H – CorrosionR. NewmanM
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous
CHE1310H - Chemical Properties of PolymersM. ShoichetW
2:00AM - 4:00PM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous
CHE1333H - Introduction to Nanomaterials and NanomedicineF. GuT, W, TH
12:00PM - 3:00PM
Location: Online
First Class: May 5th
Last Class: May 28th
Drop Deadline: May 19th
F
12:00PM - 3:00PM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous
CHE1334H - Organ-on-a-ChipS. CampbellM
4:00PM - 7:00PM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous
CHE1435H - Aerosol Physics and ChemistryA. ChanM
11:00AM - 12:00PM
T
4:00PM – 5:00PM
W
10:00AM – 11:00AM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous
CHE1471H - Modelling in Biological and Chemical Systems (co-taught with CHE471H1)R. FarnoodM
12:00PM - 2:00PM
F
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous
CHE1475H - Biocomposite Materials (co-taught with CHE475H1)N. YanTH
3:00PM - 6:00PM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous
JCB1349H - Molecular AssembliesYipSchedule: TBD
Contact IBBME
JCC1313H - Environmental MicrobiologyE. A. EdwardsW
3:00PM – 4:30PM
F
3:00PM – 4:30PM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous
JCR1000Y - An Interdisciplinary Approach to Addressing Global ChallengesY-L. ChengF
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous
F
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous
JNC2503H - Environmental Pathways (co-taught with CHE460H1)C. Q. JiaT
9:00AM - 11:00AM
TH
9:00AM - 10:00AM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous
JTC1331H – BiomaterialsM. Radisic

MEng Courses (Technical)

Code and NameInstructorSummer 2020 (varies)Fall
2020
(Sep-Dec)
Winter
2021
(Jan-Apr)
CHE1430H - Hydrometallurgy, Theory & PractiseE. KrauseW
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous
CHE1431H - Environmental AuditingR. SinukoffTH
5:00PM - 8:00PM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous
CHE1432H - Technical Aspects of Environmental RegulationsS. Capstick
W. Maccoll
F
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous
CHE1433H - Air Dispersion ModellingG. CrooksT
1:00PM - 4:00PM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous
CHE1434H - Six Sigma for Chemical ProcessesG. SacripanteTH
9:30AM - 12:30PM
Location: Online
First Class: May 21st
Last Class: August 13th
Drop Deadline: July 2nd
CHE1436H - Risk Assessment for Chemical Process SafetyM. OliverioLecture
W
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Tutorial
TH
5:30PM - 6:30PM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous

Seminar Courses

Code and NameInstructorSummer
2020
(varies)
Fall
2020
(Sep-Dec)
Winter
2021
(Jan-Apr)
CHE1102H - Research Methods and Project ExecutionA. McGuiganWeek of May 4th:
W, F
Week of May 11th: M, T, W, F
Week of June 8th: M, W, F
Week of June 15th:
W, F

9:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: Online
T, TH
9:30AM - 11:30AM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous
CHE300xH -Leading Edge Seminar Series in Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry

Fall 2020 - CHE3006H
Winter 2021 - CHE3001H
R. Mahadevan (Fall 2020)
Winter 2021: TBA
W
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous


W
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Delivery Mode: Online Synchronous

CHE2222H - Safety Training WorkshopB. A. SavilleContact
Rodney Gensell
(Main Office - WB217) for details
Contact
Rodney Gensell
(Main Office - WB217) for details
Course
Delivery Mode: Asynchronous
Contact
Rodney Gensell
(Main Office - WB217) for details
Delivery Mode: Asynchronous
JDE1000H Ethics in ResearchNov. 10, 2020
3:00PM - 5:00PM EST
Room: BB Collaborate
Engineering Education SeminarsG. J. EvansOffered Fall 2020

Writing Course

Code and NameInstructorSummer
2020
(varies)
Fall
2019
(Sep-Dec)
Winter
2020
(Jan-Apr)
Scientific Writing CoursesD. Repka with the Faculty

Fundamental Courses (Technical)

CHE1100H – Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering
This course is intended for graduate students who don’t have an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering. A high level introduction to the underlying principles of chemical engineering for students who do not have a chemical engineering undergraduate education. Principles will be illustrated through both research examples and classical chemical engineering situations.
**Students with an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering are excluded from this course**

CHE1107H – Applied Mathematics
Review of basic modelling leading to algebraic and ordinary differential equations. Models leading to partial differential equations. Vector analysis. Transport equations. Solution of equations by: Separation of variables, Laplace Transformation, Green’s Functions, Method of Characteristics, Similarity Trans­formation, others time permitting. Practical illustrations and exercises applied to fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, reactor engineering, environmental problems and biomedical systems. Lecture notes provided.

CHE1141H – Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering (co-taught with CHE412)
This second-level course in reactor design and analysis focuses upon the following topics: multiphase kinetics and catalysis; simultaneous diffusion and reaction, including an analysis using effectiveness factors and Thiele modulus; analysis of models of complex flow and mixing in reactors; reactor modelling; reactor performance and stability of operation for simple and complex kinetic schemes; design considerations for heterogeneous reactors; industrial and research applications of chemical reactors.

CHE1142H – Applied Chemical Thermodynamics
This course has the objective of reviewing the basic concepts of thermodynamics with specific applications to processes involving phase equilibrium or equilibrium in chemical reactions. The course is divided in three parts. In the first part we will review the laws of thermodynamics, and the thermodynamic properties and phase behavior of pure substances. In the second part we will review the thermodynamic properties in mixtures and multiphase equilibria in non-reactive systems. In the last part of the course we will review the energy balance and equilibrium in chemical reactions. The evaluation will consist of a midterm at the end of the review section, and a final exam that will evaluate the last two parts of the course. This course also involves a term project where the student uses some of these concepts in a specific example related to his/her thesis project.

CHE1143H – Transport Phenomena
Momentum, heat and mass transfer. General balances: continuity, species continuity, energy, and linear momentum equations. Rate expressions: Newton’s law of viscosity, Fourier’s law of conduction, and Fick’s law of diffusion. Applications to multi-dimensional problems, convective transport, transport in turbulent flow, interphase transport, boundary layer theory. Discussion of transport analogies.

JTC1134H – Applied Surface and Interface Science
This course covers basic surface physical chemistry relevant to applied science and engineering materials. Among the topics covered are: Surface structures of both crystalline and non-crystalline materials – relaxation, surface electronic structure – work function, band structure, interfacial phenomena, surface thermodynamics, the Gibbs construct, double layer theory, micellular structure, surface kinetics, catalysis, adsorption, adhesion and wetting. This is a companion course to JTC1135, APPLIED SURFACE ANALYSIS which covers analytical techniques for the study of surfaces and interfaces.

JTC1135H – Applied Surface and Interface Analysis
There is no single or simple analytical technique for the study of surfaces and interfaces. Multiple techniques are available, each limited in what it can reveal. A knowledge of most current analytical techniques, their strengths and limitations, is the main material delivered in this course. The fundamentals of the techniques will be presented sufficient to understand the techniques; the material will be presented in the context of relevant technological problems, including individual projects. The fundamentals of surface and interface chemistry is covered extensively in a separate companion course (JTC1134 Applied Surface and Interface Science – taught in alternate winter terms). No prerequisite knowledge of surface chemistry fundamentals is assumed.

Specialized Courses (Technical)

CHE1053H – Electrochemistry
This course provides a working knowledge of modern electrochemistry. The topics dealt with include, the physical chemistry of electrolyte solutions, ion transport in solution, ionic conductivity,
electrode equilibrium, reference electrodes, electrode kinetics, heat effects in electrochemical cells, electrochemical energy conversion (fuel cells and batteries), and industrial electrochemical processes. Numerous problems are provided to clarify the concepts.

CHE1108H – Numerical Methods in Chemical Engineering
The purpose of this course is to introduce a first year graduate level numerical methods course with an emphasis on applications in chemical engineering. The course will consist of three main topic areas relevant to chemical engineering, namely: 1) numerical integration, 2) optimization and 3) solution of partial differential equations. The skills developed for numerical integration are fundamental to many more complex problems in numerical methods relevant to chemical engineering. In this course, we will first focus on the solution of initial value problems (IVP) of ordinary differential equations (ODEs) as this is a building block for advanced numerical integration. Many chemical engineering problems require the solution of ODE-IVPs, most prominently, chemical reaction kinetics and simple fluid flow problems. Next, we will introduce basic concepts in numerical optimization. Numerical optimization is another fundamental tool utilized by numerical methods analysts and there are many chemical engineering problems that require the use of numerical optimization. Some examples include the prediction of the geometry of a molecule, optimization of plant processes and optimal control. Finally, we will explore numerical methods for solving PDEs. PDEs are fundamental to chemical engineering processes and in all but some very simple cases, numerical methods are required to arrive at approximate solutions. Classical examples in chemical engineering include fluid mechanics and heat and mass transfer.

CHE1118H – Industrial Catalysis
The course covers adsorption, the nature of the catalyst surface, kinetics of catalytic reactions, catalyst selection and preparation, deactivation and poisoning, and specific catalytic reactions. The types of reactions and the examples considered will depend to some extent on the particular interests of those selecting the course but will include, in any case, nitrogen fixation, Cl chemistry, catalysis in petroleum refining (cracking, reforming, alkylation, hydrorefining, etc.), and catalysis by transition metal complexes.

CHE1123H – Liquid Biofuels
An introduction and overview of bioenergy production technologies, including: first generation biochemical technologies to produce biofuels (e.g, from sugarcane, starch, and oilseeds). The course will then describe second generation technologies to produce biofuels (e.g., from lignocellulosics) followed by advanced technologies as well as the so-called “drop-in fuels.” It will include the theory and process aspects of hydrogenation-derived renewable diesel. An overview of fuel properties will also be given. Finally the course will conclude with environmental impacts – benefits and issues, economic aspects as well as infrastructure requirements and trade-offs.

CHE1125H – Modelling and Optimization of Chemical/Biomedical Networks
Components of biological networks, their biochemical properties and function along with the technology used for obtaining component lists will be emphasized. Top-down and bottom-up approach to modeling and reconstruction of chemical reaction networks along with biochemical networks, such as metabolic networks, regulatory networks and signaling networks from data will be presented. Mathematical models of reconstructed reaction networks, and simulation of their emergent properties will be studied. The course will also cover classical kinetic theory, network simulation methods and constraints-based models of biochemical networks. Multi-scale modeling methods that integrate multiple cellular processes at different time and length scales will be emphasized. Existing biological models will be described and computations performed. Iterative methods for discovering novel biological function through comparison of model predictions and experimental data will be discussed in the context of Systems Biology and Bioengineering. PREREQ: Engineering Biology, Calculus, Differential Equations

CHE1126H – Radiation Chemistry and Radiochemistry
Radiation chemistry is the study of the chemical effects of electromagnetic radiation, radioactive particles, and fission fragments. Radiochemistry is concerned with the chemistry of molecules that incorporate  radioactive  atoms.  This  introductory  course  aims  at  explaining  the  physical  and chemical  mechanisms  of  radiation-related  phenomena encountered  in  science  and  engineering. The  following  topics  are  covered:  radiation  physics;  chemical  effects  of  ionizing  radiation  on matter  including  radiolytic  processes  in  gases  and aqueous  solutions;  radioactivity;  elements  of radiochemistry including the synthesis of radioisotopically labeled compounds, isotopic exchange reactions, applications; hot-atom chemistry, and the chemical effects of nuclear transformations.

CHE1133H – Bioprocess Engineering
In this course, students will learn theoretical and practical aspects of Bioprocess Engineering which uses biological, biochemical, and chemical engineering principles for the conversion of raw materials to bioproducts in the food, pharmaceutical, fuel, and chemical industries, among others. Emphasis will be placed on the understanding of biomanufacturing principles and processes during the upstream production and downstream purification of bioproducts. Microbial and mammalian cell processes will be discussed. Basic concepts of scale up and the types of bioreactors used in industry will be introduced. Challenges in biomanufacturing and process validation will be discussed as well. The course includes (5) labs in which students will apply some of the concepts learned in class.

CHE1134H – Advances in Bioengineering
This course, designed for graduate students whose research is at the interface of Engineering and Biology, will review recent advances in molecular and analytical methods relevant to bioprocess engineering, environmental microbiology and biotechnology, biomedical engineering, and other related topics. Following fundamental instruction on specific molecular and analytical methods, students will be required to prepare a critical review of chosen, peer reviewed articles that demonstrate the utility of discussed methods for the advancement of bioengineering concepts and applications. Discussion of the scientific, technological, environmental, economic, legal, and ethical impacts of the research will follow.

CHE1146H – Applied Transport Phenomena
This course covers certain topics in fluid mechanics and heat/mass transfer which are important in the design and operation of energy systems but not covered in CHE-1143H Transport Phenomena, such as turbulence, non-Newtonian flow, surface and interfacial phenomena, radiation, melting and freezing, boiling and condensation, as well as basic numerical methods to solve transport equations.

CHE1147H – Data Mining in Engineering
An exceptional ability to deal with data is the defining characteristic of an engineer. Data Mining is the branch of Informatics that refers to a wide variety of methods used to obtain information from data. It employs statistics where possible but dares to tackle problems beyond the capabilities of statistics. Data containing experimental error, qualitative as well as quantitative data and large quantities of data are all subjects suited to Data Mining methods. These methods have traditionally been used in non-engineering fields. However, there is now an acute need to apply them in engineering. Students will use commercially available software applied to engineering data of interest to them. Data can originate from research projects, from the Internet or even from computer simulations. 70% of the course mark is assignments and presentations. 30% is the final exam. An undergraduate course in statistics is a prerequisite.

CHE1148H – Process Data Analytics
This course will begin with an elementary introduction to statistics and probability, and then go on to develop various regression, classification, clustering, dimensionality reduction and advanced machine learning algorithms that are of interest to analyze and extract information from process data. Such supervised and unsupervised techniques are of great use in process industries that are awash with large amounts of data, that is gravely underutilized. Much of process data is in heterogeneous form as sensor data, alarm and event data, image data and process connectivity or topology data. These methods are labelled broadly as BIG data. However, big data needs efficient and informative analytical skills in machine learning, engineering insights, pattern recognition and more, all of which will be the main focus of this course. Here is shorter outline to indicate the main contents and objectives of this course.

CHE1150H – Industrial Water Technology
This is a basic course on technologies used for Produced Water in the resource sector. The course will cover theory and practice of membranes (UF, NF, RO), ion exchange, lime softening, demineralization, and filtration as applied in this sector. The lecture material delivered by professionals in the field will be supplemented by a hands-on project operating a triple membrane water treatment system.

CHE1151H – Engineering Systems Sustainability
This is a multidisciplinary course that provides the necessary components, concepts and frameworks of sustainability and its relation to engineering projects. It introduces the basic ideas of systems thinking that are used to understand and model complex problems, such as input, output, control, feedback, boundary and hierarchy. It then describes sustainability as a complex challenge of interacting technical, social, economic and environmental systems, and introduces systemic sustainability frameworks such as The Natural Step. It then focuses on the sustainability of organizations and the standards (e.g. ISO 26000 and GRI) that can help design effective sustainability improvement initiatives and strategies. A primary focus of the course is on life cycle assessment (LCA) and related standards (ISO14044, ISO14025) as a tool to understand the broad impacts of engineering projects, unit processes, products and services and the inevitable trade-offs in design decisions. Specific process case studies are examined related to chemical engineering and their relation to promoting a circular economy, including recycling of energy and material flows. Finally, the course presents the economic aspect of sustainability and how to create the business case to secure the support of decision makers in the implementation of sustainable processes in organizations.

CHE1213H – Corrosion
The following topics amongst others, are treated: the various types and forms of corrosion, electrochemical theories of corrosion, corrosion testing methods, corrosion behaviour of iron, steel, and other common engineering metals, corrosion of steel and aluminum in reinforced concrete, passivity, atmospheric corrosion, underground corrosion, seawater corrosion, effects of stress, corrosion in the chemical process industries, the use of Pourbaix diagrams and methods of corrosion protection and control (selection of materials, coatings, corrosion inhibitors, cathodic protection, anodic protection). A number of problems (with worked solutions) are provided to clarify the concepts.

CHE1310H – Chemical Properties of Polymers
Kinetics of polymerization and the conformation properties of the isolated random-coiling macromolecule. [Mechanism of chain propagation and step growth polymerizations using radical and ionic techniques.] The statistical thermodynamics of polymer solutions, derived (following Flory) for the dilute and for the concentrated solution. Applications to osmotic phenomena deduced from light scattering of polymer solutions. Extension of thermodynamic analysis to the theory of the intrinsic viscosity of polymer solution. Particular emphasis on the characterization of polymers. Introduction to the theories of de Gennes.  Pre-requisite:  CHE562H1:  Applied Chemistry IV – Applied Polymer Chemistry, Science and Engineering (or equivalent).

CHE1333H – Introduction to Nanomaterials and Nanomedicine
Overview of principles of nanoengineering for biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. This course will study the formulation and manufacturing processes for producing nanomaterials for medical applications; pharmacokinetics, biocompatibility, immunogenicity of nanobiomaterials. The course will also introduce basic concepts in entrepreneurship and regulatory affairs associated bringing nano/bio-technologies from a lab environment to commercial products. In addition to course lectures, students will complete two laboratory exercises that will provide hands-on learning in emulsified formulations and characterizations involving nanostructures.

CHE1334H – Organ-on-a-Chip
This graduate course will focus on the latest developments in the field of Organ-on-a-Chip Engineering, with a specific focus on Organ-on-a-Chip Industry. Topics related to on-chip engineering of heart, kidney, cancer, vasculature and liver will be discussed.

CHE1435H – Aerosol Physics and Chemistry
This course is concerned with physical and chemical properties of aerosols and their impacts on earth’s climate, air quality and human health. This course will cover the fundamentals of aerosol physics and chemistry, and relate these principles to the overall impacts. The first section will cover single particle processes (particle drag, gravitational settling, diffusion) and evolution of an aerosol population (new particle formation, condensation and coagulation, deposition and cloud droplet formation). In the second section, the various components in atmospheric aerosol will be discussed in detail, including kinetics and thermodynamics of organic and inorganic compounds. Applications to industrial processes, such as drug delivery and chemical manufacturing, will also be explored. This course is critical to those students pursuing careers in atmospheric science and air pollution control, who will need to measure, model and control airborne particles.

CHE1471H – Modelling in Biological and Chemical Systems
To review the methodology for the analytical modeling of physical systems with emphasis on chemical engineering applications. The course will cover the following topics:

Analysis and Modelling of Physical Systems Review of ODEs
Mass Balance and Continuity Equation
Species Balance, Stoichiometry and Reaction Kinetics
Force Balances and Mechanics of Materials
Fluid Mechanics and Navier-Stokes Equations
Flow Through Porous Media
Conservation of Mechanical Energy
First Law of Thermodynamics and Thermal Energy Balance
Heat Transfer, Fourier Law, and Equation of Energy
Mass Transfer, Fick’s Law, and Species Continuity Equation
Probabilistic Modelling

CHE1475H – Biocomposite Materials
This course will teach students about structure, properties and application of natural and biological materials, biomaterials for biomedical applications, and fibre reinforced composites including composites based on renewable resources. The course has a strong focus in fundamental principles related to polymeric material linear elasticity, linear viscoelasticity, dynamic response, composite reinforcement mechanics, and time-temperature correspondence that are critical to understand the functional performance of these types of materials. Novel concepts about comparative biomechanics, biomimetic and bio-inspired material design, and ecological impact are discussed. Key processing methods and testing and characterization techniques of these materials are also covered.

CHE1533H – Nuclear Chemical Engineering

JCB1349H – Molecular Assemblies
This course will focus on the mechanisms associated with the assembly of molecular and biomolecular systems, including colloids, small molecule organic crystals, and protein complexes. The goal of the course is to foster an understanding of the subtle interactions that influence the process of assembly, which has wide ranging implications in fields ranging from materials science to structural biology. Examples will be drawn from the current literature encompassing studies of self-assembly in solution, at surfaces, and into the solid state. Supplementary reading and a term project targeting some aspect of molecular assembly will be assigned.

JCC1313H – Environmental Microbiology
The objective of this course is to develop fundamental aspects of microbiology and biochemistry as they relate to energetics and kinetics of microbial growth, environmental pollution and water quality, bioconversions, biogeochemical cycles, bioenergy and other bioproducts.

JCI1503H – Advanced Topics in Computing and Information Systems
This course deals with timely topics in Information Technology (IT) practices and real life situations and cases of industrial use of Information Technology; computer security, disaster planning and recovery; capacity planning; strategic use of IT as a competitive weapon; end user computing and its implications to the corporation; automated programming methods, CASE, OOPs, etc.; customer service; data communications network opportunities; electronic data interchange; computer crime and viruses, and many others. Prerequisite MIE 1502H.

JNC2503H- Environmental Pathways
The objective of this course is to convey an appreciation of the sources, behaviour, fate and effects of selected toxic compounds which may be present in the environment. Emphasis is on organic compounds, including hydrocarbons, halogenated hydrocarbons and pesticides. The approach will be to examine, for each compound, physical and chemical properties, sources, uses, mechanisms of release into the environment, major environmental pathways and fates (including atmospheric dispersion and deposition), movement in aquatic systems (including volatilization, incorporation into sediments, biodegradation, photolysis, sorption), movement in soils, and bioconcentration. Toxicology and analytical methodology will be described very briefly. Each student will undertake a detailed individual study of a specific toxic compound.

JCR1000Y – An Interdisciplinary Approach to Addressing Global Challenges
[A full (Y) course covering two sessions – September to April]
In order to create sustainable solutions to the world’s most important challenges, global development professionals must reach beyond the traditional boundaries of their field of expertise combining scientific/technological, business, and social ideas in an approach known as integrated innovation.   In this project-based course, students from multiple disciplines (engineering, management, health and social sciences) will work together – using participatory methods with an international partner – to address a locally relevant challenge.  Students will be expected to communicate with and understand team members from other disciplines, integrate their knowledge and experience of global issues in order to: (a) identify and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of existing technical approaches to addressing the challenge, (b) analyze the characteristics of existing social frameworks (ethical, cultural, business, political) (c) identify gaps and needs (d) propose an appropriate integrated solution approach that incorporates an analysis of the challenge through these disparate lenses. The final deliverables for addressing the challenge at the end of the school year will include:  a prototype of the end product, a business plan, a policy analysis, and analysis of impact on global health.

MEng Courses (Technical)

CHE1430H – Hydrometallurgy, Theory & Practise
The course focus in on metals recovery from mineral recourses by hydrometallurgical technology. Ore formation, geology and mineralogy is reviewed. Mining techniques are also briefly reviewed and generic hydrometallurgy flowsheets are discussed. Mineral upgrading methods are discussed followed by leaching fundamentals (chemistry-thermodynamics-kinetrics), including bioleaching technology, and equipment. Solid-liquid separation and solution purification techniques such as by chemical precipitation, ion exchange and solvent extraction are also discussed. Examples from pure metal recovery and effluent treatment; residue disposal technologies for environmental compliance are presented. Finally, process development, plant design, plant control strategies, Economic, Social and Environmental Considerations, followed by several industrial examples is offered.

CHE1431H – Environmental Auditing
The goals of the course will be to: (a) understand fundamental concepts and principles of environmental auditing; (b) understand relevant federal and provincial environmental legislation; (c) understand environmental management system and similar standards; (d) improve audit skills and knowledge of principles; (e) understand the Environmental Management System (EMS) auditing and certification/registration process. The course will be structured to provide sufficient background in the concepts of environmental management, due diligence, environmental protection, and the process of auditing these topics for verification purposes. The course material will be presented in a combination of lecture and workshop formats.

CHE1432H – Technical Aspects of Environmental Regulations
Environmental regulations are based on the existence and/or likely occurrence of adverse effects. This course will examine the legal definitions of adverse effects and present possible scientific methods that can be used to establish the presence/absence of adverse effects. The specific regulations for Air, Waste, Contaminated Sites, and Water will then be examined to establish scientific methodologies that can be applied to show compliance with the letter and intent of the regulations. Particular emphases will be placed on the existence of variable scientific interpretations of the key general statements in the respective regulations.

CHE1433H – Air Dispersion Modelling
The goal of the course will be to provide the students with an understanding of the fundamental principles of air quality modelling, the use of screening and advanced air dispersion models, as well as the limitations of these tools in actual practice. The course will also address other relevant air quality related subjects such as ambient monitoring and dispersion model verification. The course will be structured to provide sufficient background in dispersion modelling theory to allow the users to make informed decisions on model inputs, modelling methodologies and approximations. The course will feature both theory sessions as well as hands on training in the use of dispersion models (US EPA SCREEN 3 and AERMOD models) and data processing.

CHE1434H- Six Sigma for Chemical Processes
Six Sigma is a proven process improvement methodology currently being employed across nearly every type of business and industry including numerous Chemical Process Industry companies. Design for Six Sigma (DfSS) has been developed more recently with the goal to apply the Six Sigma principles to the design of new products and processes. This course will also provide a working know-how of the Six Sigma problem solving and process improvement protocol (DMAIC). It is based on the lecturer’s own experience as a double Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma and Design for Lean Six Sigma at Xerox Research Centre of Canada. This course will include examples and case studies in order to show the students the practical value of Six Sigma in the chemical and related industries. The students will use themselves Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma process and statistical tools to solve problems and explore designing new chemical process in workshops that will be part of each class.

CHE1436H- Risk Assessment for Chemical Process Safety
The course will address chemical hazards that impact process safety – specifically fires, explosions and toxic effects.  Students will learn how model consequences, model likelihood, analyze risk and evaluate risk.  Students will be exposed to the most popular/widely used methods in industry.   In addition, the course will also cover:

  • Risk management – framework, description of risk concepts, risk reduction, managing residual risk;
  • Process design and facility siting;
  • Prevention and mitigation – safety systems -what they are, their design;
  • A thorough description of risk evaluation – risk tolerance criteria – how they are established and used, risk informed decision-making, benefit cost analysis;
  • Human factors – how human error affects process safety.

Seminar Courses

CHE1102H Research Methods and Project Execution
This course provides core graduate training in critical research, argumentation, implementation, and communication skills. Through facilitated activity-based tutorials students will develop their research and project management skills, acquiring strategies to identify and articulate a research hypothesis, set research goals and plan their approach (including quantification of results and validation of quantitative metrics), and share research findings effectively via oral, written and graphical communication. Students will develop these skills while learning how to position themselves and their research for employment purposes.

CHE2011H – Graduate Student Seminar
This course will provide training and opportunities to practice effective oral communication of scientific results and impacts.  Students will also practice active audience participation through formulating thought provoking questions, engagement in research discussions, and moderating question-answer sessions that follow student presentations.

CHE300xH – Seminars in Chemical Engineering
This course exposes graduate students to the latest developments in a wide range of topics in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry. Students are provided with a breadth of understanding of the current trends in the many fields which fall under the umbrella of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, through seminars given by internationally renowned experts through the Department’s Lectures at the Leading Edge series. This course is mandatory for all M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. students and is to be taken annually.

CHE2222H – Safety Workshop
A mandatory workshop that must be taken by all MASc and PhD students and MEng students completing a project.  Course to be successfully completed prior to entering the lab.

JDE1000H Ethics in Research
This seminar is mandatory for all MASc and PhD students, and covers information pertaining to ethics in research, such as (but not limited to) intellectual property, ethical conduct in all aspects of research, data handling, confidentiality, referencing.

Engineering Education Seminars
Weekly seminars, workshops, and discussion are used to introduce MASc and PhD students to theoretical foundations, methods, techniques and topics related to engineering education. Facilitated by faculty, guest speakers, and students, these fifty minute seminars often highlight current research studies at the University of Toronto. Students in the Engineering Education Collaborative program participate in the course every year, and take on an increasing role in its delivery as they move through their programs. Students thereby have an opportunity to receive feedback on their research proposals and progress.

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