Conestoga College Logo - Home Page

Bachelor of Engineering - Building Systems Engineering

Credential:
Bachelor of Engineering
College Code:
CONS
School:
Engineering & Information Technology
Program Code:
1425C
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
CA
Academic Year:
2018 / 2019

About the Program

The Bachelor of Engineering - Building Systems Engineering (BSE) program is the newest professional engineering degree offering in the School of Engineering and Information Technology and is delivered at the honours level. This degree program is unique in Canada as it relates to the complex and ever-changing world of buildings and will allow you to start down the path to pursuing a professional engineering career through licensing with Professional Engineers Ontario. It is geared to motivated individuals looking for challenging careers in building systems, energy and utilities management, building operations and facility management.
The program is delivered using a project-based learning environment, where students will find solutions to real-world problems developing the ability to see the big picture and concurrently trade-off engineering, business, societal, and other requirements to optimize and tailor the project solution to the design requirements. Students will study topics such as: lighting, heating, energy, water management, law and building codes. They will design building systems for new technologically-advanced buildings, but also study retrofitting and applying new technologies to older buildings.
Students will have the ability to participate in a total of twelve months of co-op enhancing their skills to be job-ready. Co-op work terms are strategically scheduled to allow students to take advantage of the Professional Engineers Ontario pre-graduation work experience. There is an identified gap in the marketplace and graduates are needed to design, commission and manage systems for the ultimate energy and cost savings of the building and comfort of the user.

Program Information

Length: Four-year Academic Co-operative Bachelor's degree program
Delivery Sequence: Cambridge - August/2018 - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Cambridge (Fountain Street)
Start: Mid-August
First-Year Capacity: 30

Bachelor's Degrees in Applied Areas of Study

Conestoga's Bachelor's degrees:

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Domestic fees are currently unavailable; please check back at a later time.

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Co-op Information

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates will be employed in the areas of building systems design, product development, energy and utilities management, building operations and facility management. Graduates will be eligible to pursue their professional engineering license with Professional Engineers Ontario. Graduates will be eligible for post-graduate programs nationally and internationally similar to comparable university B.Eng. and B.A.Sc. accredited engineering programs.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details (1425C)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
CHEM72005 Chemistry

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to perform a number of chemistry experiments increasing their practical knowledge, investigation skills, chemical processes in industrial settings and safety awareness. Topics covered may include: chemical reactions, acids and bases, Newton's Law of Cooling, reduction and oxidation, polymerization and synthesis of acetylene.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DSGN71140 Project 1A - Building Science

Description: In this course the student will be introduced to the application of Building design and construction processes through a small building (house). Given the Owner's Project Requirements (OPR), the student will complete a simple building shell layout using basic Building Science principles. Drawings of the building will be produced using AutoCAD and Revit. Spatial requirements for systems and equipment will be considered.
Hours: 84
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

FND71080 Foundation Module (Building Systems Engineering)

Description: The Foundation Module is a 2-week preparatory session designed to provide students with the required fundamental skills to be successful within the Building Systems Engineering degree program. This module will provide the student with their first exposure to Project Based Learning, and serve as preparation for this alternative approach to learning which forms the basis of the program's structure. This module will also introduce the student to the fundamental principles of team work, and the skills necessary to be an effective and productive member of a team. In addition to refreshing their knowledge base in a variety of aspects of the program's curriculum, students will develop and apply skills in teamwork, computer aided design, graphic communication and verbal presentation through the completion of a program project.
Hours: 42
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH71560 Calculus for Engineering

Description: Topics in this course include: algebraic, trigonometric functions and their graphs, limits, continuity, derivatives, applications such as tangent lines, extreme values, and linear approximations. Integral calculus, fundamental theorems, integral as area, indefinite and definite integrals, transcendental functions, methods of integration.
Hours: 70
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATR71030 Building Materials and Processes

Description: In this course the student will learn the basics of building components and construction. The materials that are commonly used will be discussed. The construction process and health and safety considerations will be covered.
Hours: 56
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PHYS71095 Physics - Mechanical

Description: Topics in this physics course include fundamental mechanics: scientific units and accuracy of measurement, kinematics, dynamics, energy and momentum (linear and rotational), centroid, moment of inertia, static equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, fluids, simple harmonic motion and an introduction to thermodynamics. The course also includes a brief introduction to scientific literature review.
Hours: 70
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

SCIE71000 Introduction to Natural Sciences

Description: This course examines several areas in the natural sciences including astronomy, earth sciences and biology. In the astronomy section, students acquire a basic understanding of the universe, its origins and composition, and the inter-relationships between galaxies, stars and planets, including those in our own solar system. Cosmology and current ideas regarding space and time are also discussed. In the geology section of the course, students acquire a basic understanding of various geological principles, techniques used in the study of geology and the economic benefits that can be derived from knowledge of geology. In the biology section, students explore basic concepts of various sub-disciplines of biology, thereby gaining an understanding of the nature of life and its complex interactions with the biotic and abiotic environments. Throughout the course, students develop critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills. Students also assess the impact of current research in the Natural Sciences on contemporary society. Practical laboratory and field exercises reinforce the lecture material.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

SOC71500 Group Dynamics

Description: This course will focus on comprehensive theoretical understanding of group process, personal skill development and application through intensive team work. These skills are of critical importance in both professional and social settings. Through guided exploration and application of theoretical paradigms and practical strategies, students will achieve the necessary skills to succeed in and lead effective teams. The course consists in an intensive experiential approach – learning by doing – enabling participants to become effective, practiced team members with experience applying skills necessary for leadership, analysis and evaluation, problem solving, and conflict management. Individual and team activities enhance participants' skills to work with a variety of personalities in diverse situations, and to effectively assume various professional roles within a team.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
BES71000 Heating and Cooling Load Calculations and Pshychrometrics

Description: In this course the student will be introduced to basic heat transfer calculations and energy analysis of moist air. Manual calculations of heat loss through building envelopes and heat gain will be carried out. Ventilation requirements will be discussed and calculated. Solar radiation effects on buildings will be analysed.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DSGN71150 Project 1A - Building Envelope and System Design

Description: In this course the student will detail the building envelope developed in the first semester Project. Heating and cooling loads for the building will be calculated. Basic Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems for small buildings will be introduced. Basic forced air duct design will be introduced and a ductwork system and equipment layout for the project building will be developed by the student. A mechanical design computer program (Revit MEP) will be used to produce CAD drawings of the duct layout.
Hours: 84
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ENGL71200 Scientific and Technical Communications

Description: Documents that are written for scientific or technical purposes are written in a very precise and specific way that does not permit variations in interpretation. This course will prepare students to communicate scientific and technical information concisely and accurately using appropriate formats and graphic support. Students will study technical communication theory/ practice and apply the knowledge to creating, critiquing, and presenting technical documents. An oral presentation will emphasize the clear and concise communication of technical details and the use of appropriate visual support for technical information.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH71000 Linear Algebra

Description: The topics covered in this course include: methods of solving a set of linear equations, matrix algebra and matrix determinant, linear transformations; spatial vectors.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATR71025 Statics and Strength of Materials

Description: The topics in this course include: static equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; static equilibrium analysis of structures and structural components; stress-strain concepts and relations; force, elastic stress-strain and deformation analyses of axially loaded components and circular shafts or tubes under torsion; shear force and bending moment diagrams of beam; two- and three- dimensional force vector analysis; trusses and frames analysis: method of joint, method of section; centroid, moments of inertia and polar moment of inertia.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: PHYS71095
CoRequisites:

PHYS71020 Physics

Description: Topics covered in this course include: physics of electric charge and electric field; electric flux, potential, current, capacitance, resistance; AC/DC circuits; magnetism, electromagnetic induction, Faraday's law; electromagnetic waves; light reflection, refraction, interference, polarization; and lenses and optics.
Hours: 70
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: MATH71560
CoRequisites:

Level 3
BES72000 Fire and Smoke Control

Description: In this course the student will be introduced to the requirements for control of fire and smoke in buildings. Part 3 of the Ontario Building Code will be reviewed to determine fire and smoke control options for various types of buildings. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements for sprinkler, standpipe and other fire suppression systems will be covered. Methods to control spread of smoke in buildings will be investigated.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: CHEM72000 or CHEM72005
CoRequisites:

CEPR70000 Co-op and Career Preparation

Description: This series of modules prepares degree level students for job searching for their co-op work terms and for their future careers. Students will examine the co-operative education policies and procedures and will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace concerning social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues while deepening their awareness of self-reflective practices. Students will critically reflect on their skills, attitudes, and expectations and evaluate available opportunities in the workplace. Successful completion of this course is a requirement for co-op eligibility.
Hours: 14
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DSGN72250 Project 2A - Commercial Bulding

Description: In this project the student will develop a commercial building integrating Building Science and design principles from previous semesters. CAD tools will be employed in the process. Heating and cooling loads will be calculated using appropriate Computer Energy Analysis software. Appropriate HVAC systems will be researched and applied in the project building. Fire and smoke control strategies will be incorporated into the project. Basic cost estimating will be introduced in the building design process.
Hours: 84
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: DSGN71150
CoRequisites:

ELCN71025 Electrical and Electronic Foundations

Description: Topics in this course include: electric circuit laws; resistive network analysis; AC circuits; electric circuits in transient state; operational amplifiers; diode and transistor circuits; digital logic circuits.
Hours: 56
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATH71560, PHYS71020
CoRequisites:

MATH71570 Advanced Calculus

Description: Topics in this course include: conic sections, parameterized curves, and vectors in the plane and in space; vector-valued functions and space curves; integration in vector fields; multivariable functions, partial derivatives, gradient vectors, and multiple integrals. Power series, Taylor and Maclaurin series are also presented. Application of mathematical concepts to various engineering fields is also emphasized.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: MATH1560 or MATH71560
CoRequisites:

MATR72050 Strength of Materials II

Description: The topics covered in this course include: beams in elastic bending; buckling of columns; thin-walled pressure vessel; combined stresses: stress and strain transformations, principal stresses and principal strains; failure criteria: maximum normal stress, maximum shear stress and maximum distortion energy theories; and virtual work analysis of pinned jointed truss.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATR71025
CoRequisites:

MECH72130 Dynamics

Description: The topics covered in this course include: fundamentals of dynamics; Kinematics – rectilinear and angular motion in Cartesian, Normal-Tangential and Polar coordinate systems of particles and rigid bodies; kinetics – analysis of particles and rigid bodies using equations of motion, work-energy, linear and angular impulse and momentum; and relative motion using translating and rotating axes and instantaneous center of zero velocity.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATH1560 or MATH71560, MATR71025
CoRequisites:

Level 4
DSGN72260 Project 2B - Duct, Piping and Plumbing Systems

Description: In this project the student will take the commercial building envelope with HVAC and fire and smoke control systems designed in the previous semester and add ductwork, water supply, and DWV systems according to OBC requirements. Grey water and rain water harvesting systems will also be researched for incorporation into the project building. Chilled water and hydronic hot water systems will also be designed for the building along with sprinkler and standpipe systems and natural gas distribution piping. Design drawings will be produced using appropriate BIM software.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: DSGN72250
CoRequisites: MECH72120, MECH72125

MATH74005 Probability and Statistics

Description: Topics in this course include: data summary and graphical display; data analysis methods; random variables and probability distributions; statistical inference: point estimation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing; empirical model building; and design of engineering experiments.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATH1570 or MATH71570
CoRequisites:

MECH72125 Fluid Mechanics

Description: Topics in this course include: fluid properties, fluid statics; conservation principles of mass, momentum and energy; dimensional analysis in fluid mechanics; and internal and external flows.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: PHYS71095, MATH71570
CoRequisites:

MECH73115 Thermodynamics

Description: Topics in this course include: the fundamental elements of classical macroscopic thermodynamics and heat transfer; basic concepts; properties of pure substances; laws of thermodynamics; flow and non-flow thermodynamic processes; mixtures of gases; power cycles; refrigeration cycles; thermodynamics of Gas Flow; combustion processes; heat transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: MATH1570 or MATH2300 or MATH71570 or MATH72300, CHEM72000 or CHEM72005
CoRequisites:

MGMT72120 Project Management, Methods and Tools

Description: Management of large scale projects is both a science and art. Engineering projects are typically complex, are comprised of many tasks/components and involve a cross-section of different functional teams. In industry, one of the biggest challenges is to ensure product development or implementation is on time and within the original project parameters. One key success factor for managers is to be able to organize, lead and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the structure, functions and operations of projects. A significant emphasis will be on problem solving and teamwork skills while also providing practical training on the software tools and project planning processes/techniques. Key topics include goal setting, identifying dependency relationships, outlining resources required, concurrent activity management, decision theory, monitoring and controlling of progress to result in the successful completion of projects. Overall, this course helps prepare students how best to work as a productive member of a team.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

PROG72355 Programming Fundamentals

Description: Topics covered in this course include: fundamentals of structured programming: data types, variables, input, output, flow control structures for decision making, loop control structures for repetition, functions and subroutines, arrays and string; best practices of algorithm design; engineering problem-solving using computer programming
Hours: 56
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATH71560
CoRequisites:

Level 5
COOP72030 Co-op Work Term 1 (BEng - Building Systems Engineering

Description: This course will provide students with approved engineering-related work experience. The goal of this work term is for students to gain a fundamental appreciation of relevant building systems product and process design principles and techniques, including the understanding of design specifications, functional requirements, decision theory, and cost effectiveness. This course will increase the student's understanding of real-life employer expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills required to gain employment and enhance self-marketing skills. In addition to these employability skills, the students are able to apply relevant principles of mathematics, physics, and engineering science to the solution of basic design, process and control challenges in building systems. Generic skills they have studied up to this point include the understanding of teamwork skills and individual accountability, conflict resolution techniques and effective verbal and written communication.
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CEPR70000
CoRequisites:

Level 6
COOP73220 Co-op Work Term 2 (BEng - Building Systems Engineering

Description: This course will provide students with approved engineering-related work experience. The goal of this work term is for students to gain a fundamental appreciation of relevant building systems product and process design principles and techniques, including the understanding of design specifications, functional requirements, decision theory, and cost effectiveness. This course will increase the student's understanding of real-life employer expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills required to gain employment and enhance self-marketing skills. In addition to these employability skills, the students are able to apply relevant principles of mathematics, physics, and engineering science to the solution of basic design, process and control challenges in building systems. Generic skills they have studied up to this point include the understanding of teamwork skills and individual accountability, conflict resolution techniques and effective verbal and written communication.
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CEPR70000
CoRequisites:

Level 7
CNTR73025 Electric Motors and Drives

Description: Topics in this course include: single and three-phase AC systems; transformers, equivalent circuit, equations, efficiency and voltage regulation; DC motors, equations, efficiency, operational characteristics and speed control; induction motors, equations, equivalent circuit, efficiency and speed control; synchronous motors, equations, phasor diagrams, speed control; power electronics; chopper and phase-controlled DC drives; and V/Hz control of AC motors.
Hours: 56
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ELCN71025
CoRequisites:

DSGN73070 Elements of Design and Vertical Movement

Description: In this course the student will study the elements of design for machines. The fundamentals of stress, strain, deflection, materials properties, failure theories, fatigue phenomena, fracture mechanics, finite element analysis, etc. will be covered. Treatments of specific common design elements used in elevators, escalators and moving sidewalks for buildings will be used as applications of the theories. Various types of elevators including hydraulic, traction and machine room-less systems will be investigated and applications for each will be studied.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DSGN73080 Project 3A - Electrical and Lighting

Description: In this project the student will take the commercial building designed in the previous project and design lighting systems for various areas. Electrical loads for the building will be calculated and an electrical distribution system will be designed for the building, applying the requirements of the Canadian Electrical Code (CEC). Major electrical equipment such as transformers, distribution panels and load panels will be specified.
Hours: 84
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: ELCN71025
CoRequisites:

MATH73010 Differential Equations

Description: Topics covered in this course include: methods of solving first-order differential equations, existence and uniqueness theorems, second-order linear equations, higher-order linear equations, systems of equations, non-linear equations, Fourier series and partial differential equations. The relationship between differential equations and linear algebra is emphasized.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATH71570, MATH71000
CoRequisites:

MECH73000 Heat Transfer and Refrigeration

Description:
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: MECH73115
CoRequisites:

Electives: Program Option
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
View Program Option Electives

Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

CNTR73140 Microprocessors and Embedded Systems

Description: This is an advanced course in microprocessors and embedded systems. Topics in this course include: microprocessor system architecture, peripherals, parallel, serial, and analog interfaces; data transfer and synchronization; interfacing to sensors and actuators; system exceptions, and interrupt techniques; assembly language and C language programming for microcontrollers.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG72355
CoRequisites:

CNTR73150 Artificial Intelligence

Description: Topics in this course include: solving problems by searching (uninformed search algorithms, informed search algorithms, nonclassical search) and learning (regression and classification with linear models and artificial neural networks). The students will develop computer programs for solving a given problem using different searching methods and for simple character recognition using neural networks.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG71980 or PROG71985 or PROG72350 or PROG72355
CoRequisites:

DSGN74045 Finite Element Analysis

Description: Stress, strains, displacement of solid bodies due to combined loadings, transformation of stress, principal stresses and the maximum distortion energy criterion (von Mises criterion). The mathematical foundations of the one-dimensional finite-element method using the principle of minimum potential energy. Analysis of single parts and simple assemblies using the Finite-Element Analysis software COSMOSWorks (SolidWorks add in). Model verification and interpretation of graphical and numerical results.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATR72050
CoRequisites:

ELCN73010 Digital Signal Processing

Description: Topics in this course include: digital signals, sampling; discrete Fourier transforms, fast Fourier transforms; window functions; finite impulse response filters; infinite impulse response filters; applications.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MANU73020 Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Description: Topics in this course include: manufacturing tolerances; advanced Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing concepts and their application; Coordinate Measuring Machines theoretical background and operation principles; machined surface condition measurement and parameters interpretation; non-conventional machining processes; lasers and their applications for material processing.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MANU72025
CoRequisites:

MATR73000 Composite Materials

Description: Topics in this course include: classification of modern composites, constituent materials and properties, composite mechanics including stress and strain criteria in laminae and analysis of laminates, design of composite structures, fracture of composites.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MANU72025, MATH71000 or MATH73210
CoRequisites:

MECH74100 Advanced Technical Elective I

Description: On an individual basis and through self-directed learning, students will select an area of specialized study involving engineering analysis, design, development and research. The area of study may be in product design, process design or process control. It may include a new design, design improvement/refinement or applied research. The study will be under the supervision of a faculty or industry mentor and may include industry-based projects or applied research with a multi-disciplinary approach. Students must approach faculty members regarding supervision in the term preceding the start of this course.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MECH74110 Advanced Technical Elective II

Description: This course allows students to extend their previous self-study or research topic or to begin a new topic of interest. On an individual basis and through self-directed learning, students will select an area of specialized study involving engineering analysis, design, development and research. The area of study may be in product design, process design or process control. It may include a new design, design improvement/refinement or applied research. The study will be under the supervision of a faculty or industry mentor and may include industry-based projects or applied research with a multi-disciplinary approach. Students must approach faculty members regarding supervision in the term preceding the start of this course.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MECH74100
CoRequisites:

OPER73240 Operations Management

Description: The term operations management refers to the direction and control of the processes that transform inputs into finished goods and services. This function is essential to systems producing goods and services in both profit and non-profit organizations. The goal of the course is to help students become effective managers in today's competitive, global environment. The course will examine operations as a competitive weapon, demand forecasting, supply-chain management, aggregate planning, inventory systems, just-in-time systems and material requirements planning.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD73290 Introduction to Welding

Description: Topics in this introductory course include: the physics of welding and joining, weld discontinuities, visual and non-destructive examination techniques and the effects of process-controlled parameters on the final weld quality in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Fluxed Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) and Resistance Spot Welding (RSW) processes.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: MANU72025
CoRequisites:

Level 8
CNTR73015 Control Systems

Description: Topics in this course include: fundamentals of feedback control using linear transfer function models; mathematical modeling and block diagrams; stability; system analysis using root locus and frequency diagrams; compensator design using root locus and frequency diagrams.
Hours: 56
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATH73010
CoRequisites:

CNTR73170 Sensors and Instrumentation

Description:
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: ELCN71025
CoRequisites:

DSGN73090 Project 3B - Building Control Systems

Description: In this project the student will take the commercial building designed in the previous project courses and develop a plan for the control of the various mechanical and electrical components of the building. Various Building Automation Systems (BAS) will be investigated. Control points for the building will be identified. Internet based building automation systems will be investigated and recommendations and specifications for the project building will be developed. An elevator system will be designed for the project building and an elevator control system will be specified.
Hours: 84
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: DSGN72250
CoRequisites:

ENGG73000 Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy

Description: This course will describe the technologies used to convert fossil fuel and renewable energy sources into electricity and thermal energy for use in buildings. Topics covered in this course include: internal and external combustion engines; diesel, Rankin and Brayton cycles for power generation; fossil fuels, biomass and nuclear energy; wind turbines, solar photovoltaic energy; integration of energy systems with building systems, energy storage.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PHYS71095 or PHYS71105, PHYS71020, CHEM72000 or CHEM72005
CoRequisites:

INFO73000 Commissioning, Operations and Data Analytics

Description: This course will introduce the student to the processed involved in the commissioning of buildings and retro-commissioning. Operation and maintenance of HVAC, electrical and elevating systems will also be discussed. Students will process data and determine metrics for building system improvement and optimization.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: DSGN72260, DSGN73080, PROG72355
CoRequisites:

MATH73210 Numerical Methods

Description: The topics covered in this course include: the effects of errors and approximations on numerical results, applied knowledge of solving equations numerically and techniques of curve fitting, data modeling, numerical differentiation and numerical integration.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: MATH71560, MATH71000
CoRequisites:

Level 9
COOP74120 Co-op Work Term 3 (BEng - Building Systems Engineering

Description:
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CEPR70000
CoRequisites:

Level 10
DSGN74080 HVAC Pressure Piping Design

Description: In this course the student will apply principles of fluid mechanics and pressure analysis to the design of piping for various building services including potable, chilled and hot water. Natural gas and compressed air piping systems will be covered. Engineering design for sprinkler and standpipe systems will be applied. Regulatory codes and standards will be discussed.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MECH72120 or MECH72125, PHYS71095
CoRequisites:

DSGN74090 Capstone Project A

Description: This is a two semester capstone engineering design project. In the first semester, students work individually and in small groups on defining project requirements and researching material that will aid with solutions. Students will then work in small teams and incorporate the subject of the research reports into a design involving a major Building System. This project will involve application of: Project Initiation and Management; Design Process; Concurrent engineering systems design; Design for construction and installation; Design to satisfy engineering, business and operation and maintenance criteria. Reports will include: Project Initiation; Feasibility and Proposal; Preliminary Modelling and Load Estimate; Design; Operation and Maintenance Requirements.
Hours: 84
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: DSGN73090
CoRequisites:

ECON74000 Economics for Engineers

Description: Engineering Economics is a requirement of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. Marketing and price determination. Project cash flows. Assessment of alternative investments/equipment/projects and determination of output decisions. Depreciation of equipment. Factors affecting decisions: Taxation, Inflation. Assessment and management of uncertainties and risk.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

LAW74600 Law, Ethics and Professional Practice

Description: In this course students will study the role of law in society, the Canadian legal system, law of torts, contract law, protection of intellectual property, forms of business organizations such as sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations, foundations of ethical reasoning, engineering Codes of Ethics, professional engineering Acts, ethical dilemmas encountered in the engineering profession, ethical issues related to the protection of the environment, risks associated with engineering activities, protection of public interests, regulation of the engineering profession in Canada, and disciplinary powers delegated by the governments to engineering associations.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: Interdisciplinary
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Interdisciplinary Elective Details
Electives: Program Option
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
View Program Option Electives

Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

CNTR73140 Microprocessors and Embedded Systems

Description: This is an advanced course in microprocessors and embedded systems. Topics in this course include: microprocessor system architecture, peripherals, parallel, serial, and analog interfaces; data transfer and synchronization; interfacing to sensors and actuators; system exceptions, and interrupt techniques; assembly language and C language programming for microcontrollers.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG72355
CoRequisites:

CNTR73150 Artificial Intelligence

Description: Topics in this course include: solving problems by searching (uninformed search algorithms, informed search algorithms, nonclassical search) and learning (regression and classification with linear models and artificial neural networks). The students will develop computer programs for solving a given problem using different searching methods and for simple character recognition using neural networks.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: PROG71980 or PROG71985 or PROG72350 or PROG72355
CoRequisites:

DSGN74045 Finite Element Analysis

Description: Stress, strains, displacement of solid bodies due to combined loadings, transformation of stress, principal stresses and the maximum distortion energy criterion (von Mises criterion). The mathematical foundations of the one-dimensional finite-element method using the principle of minimum potential energy. Analysis of single parts and simple assemblies using the Finite-Element Analysis software COSMOSWorks (SolidWorks add in). Model verification and interpretation of graphical and numerical results.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MATR72050
CoRequisites:

ELCN73010 Digital Signal Processing

Description: Topics in this course include: digital signals, sampling; discrete Fourier transforms, fast Fourier transforms; window functions; finite impulse response filters; infinite impulse response filters; applications.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MANU73020 Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Description: Topics in this course include: manufacturing tolerances; advanced Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing concepts and their application; Coordinate Measuring Machines theoretical background and operation principles; machined surface condition measurement and parameters interpretation; non-conventional machining processes; lasers and their applications for material processing.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MANU72025
CoRequisites:

MATR73000 Composite Materials

Description: Topics in this course include: classification of modern composites, constituent materials and properties, composite mechanics including stress and strain criteria in laminae and analysis of laminates, design of composite structures, fracture of composites.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MANU72025, MATH71000 or MATH73210
CoRequisites:

MECH74100 Advanced Technical Elective I

Description: On an individual basis and through self-directed learning, students will select an area of specialized study involving engineering analysis, design, development and research. The area of study may be in product design, process design or process control. It may include a new design, design improvement/refinement or applied research. The study will be under the supervision of a faculty or industry mentor and may include industry-based projects or applied research with a multi-disciplinary approach. Students must approach faculty members regarding supervision in the term preceding the start of this course.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MECH74110 Advanced Technical Elective II

Description: This course allows students to extend their previous self-study or research topic or to begin a new topic of interest. On an individual basis and through self-directed learning, students will select an area of specialized study involving engineering analysis, design, development and research. The area of study may be in product design, process design or process control. It may include a new design, design improvement/refinement or applied research. The study will be under the supervision of a faculty or industry mentor and may include industry-based projects or applied research with a multi-disciplinary approach. Students must approach faculty members regarding supervision in the term preceding the start of this course.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MECH74100
CoRequisites:

OPER73240 Operations Management

Description: The term operations management refers to the direction and control of the processes that transform inputs into finished goods and services. This function is essential to systems producing goods and services in both profit and non-profit organizations. The goal of the course is to help students become effective managers in today's competitive, global environment. The course will examine operations as a competitive weapon, demand forecasting, supply-chain management, aggregate planning, inventory systems, just-in-time systems and material requirements planning.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

WELD73290 Introduction to Welding

Description: Topics in this introductory course include: the physics of welding and joining, weld discontinuities, visual and non-destructive examination techniques and the effects of process-controlled parameters on the final weld quality in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Fluxed Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) and Resistance Spot Welding (RSW) processes.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: MANU72025
CoRequisites:

Level 11
DSGN74100 Capstone Project B

Description: This is the second semester of a year-long capstone engineering design project. Students work in groups depending on the report to be submitted. Students will incorporate their individual research reports into the design of a major Building System. This project will involve application of: Project Initiation and Management; Design Process; Concurrent engineering systems design; Design for construction and installation; Design to satisfy engineering, business and operation and maintenance criteria. Reports will include: Project Initiation; Feasibility and Proposal; Preliminary Modelling and Load Estimate; Design; Operation and Maintenance Requirements.
Hours: 84
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: DSGN74090
CoRequisites:

MECH74000 Fluid Dynamics and Turbo Machinery

Description: This course covers turbo-machines in which energy is transferred either to or from a continuously flowing fluid by the dynamic action of moving blades. This includes centrifugal pumps, fans and compressors used in building systems, and turbines used for electrical generation. Compressible and incompressible flow will be studied. Efficiency and flow/pressure characteristics will be investigated.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: DSGN73070, MECH72120 or MECH72125
CoRequisites:

MGMT74010 Energy Management, Planning and Modelling

Description: This course outlines how to implement an energy management system and to analyse energy savings measures improving building performance and reducing economic and environmental impacts. Topics covered in this course include: fundamentals of energy management; codes and regulations in relation to lighting, water and HVAC; effect of climate and extreme environmental conditions; equipment selection based on lifecycle costing; utility distribution structures and deregulation for electricity and natural gas; utility usage and projections; advanced energy modeling software for determining energy efficiency; energy policies, processes, targets and measuring methods; baseline energy performance indicators for improving energy performance; and internal benchmarking, measuring and documenting for improving energy performance.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ENGG73000
CoRequisites:

MGMT74115 Topics in Management

Description: This course examines a number of specific topics from the disciplines of Management (including Supervision), Human Resources (including Career Management) and Small Business (including a business plan). This course provides students with a basic functional understanding of management. Graduating students need to learn how to obtain suitable professional employment and how to successfully move up in their organization. In addition, both from a personal perspective and the perspective of a manager, technical professionals need to be aware of the workings of, and supports offered by, the corporate Human Resource Department. Finally students will focus on the skills of the entrepreneur, the workings of small business and the preparation of a small business plan. A variety of viewpoints relating to the study of Strategic Management are also presented. Designed to meet the future needs of technical professionals as they move into the management portion of their careers, students will learn how they will be contributing to the overall direction of their organization. Students will experience all phases of the strategic process including strategic analysis, strategic formulation and strategic implementation.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

SOC71045 Science, Technology and Society

Description: This theme-based course aims to provide an understanding of the historical, social, economic and political context within which scientific and technological advancement takes place. Innovation is a social product, often an expression of current ideas or a response to a social need. Conversely, technological and scientific innovation can transform the structure of society, its value system, and institutions. Through a series of lectures and student-centered activities, this course will assess the impact, benefits, consequences and implications of the inter-relationship between science, technology and society.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: Interdisciplinary
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Interdisciplinary Elective Details

Program Outcomes

Program Advisory Committees

The College appoints Program Advisory Committee members for diploma, degree, certificate and apprenticeship programs. Committees are composed of employers, practitioners and recent program graduates. College representatives (students, faculty, and administrators) are resource persons. Each committee advises the Board on the development of new programs, the monitoring of existing programs and community acceptance of programs.

For a list of the current members, please visit our Program Advisory Committees.

Apply Now

Domestic students should apply online at www.ontariocolleges.ca or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.

ONTARIOCOLLEGES.CA
60 Corporate Court
Guelph, Ontario
Canada N1G 5J3

Detailed steps on the application process may help you to apply.

International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.
For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

Disclaimer

The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

PROGRAM SEARCH

Program Status (Domestic)
Start DateCampusStatus**
AUG, 2018 Cambridge Open
** Status applicable to domestic students
Program status for international students


Career Coach

Success Stories

Back To Top