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School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

Mechatronic Systems Engineering Honours

Bachelor of Applied Science

This program, located at Surrey campus, leads to a bachelor of applied science (honours) degree.

Admission Requirements

The program begins each fall term. However, admitted students may enter in any term.

For detailed University admission requirements, visit www.students.sfu.ca/admission. For more detailed Mechatronic Systems Engineering admission information, visit www.sfu.ca/mechatronics, or send an email to sysone@sfu.ca.

Minimum Admission Requirements

Applicants must be eligible for University admission, must submit a University application, and must have successfully completed the following high school courses: physics 12, mathematics 12, chemistry 12, and English 12.

External Transfer from Another Post-Secondary Institution

Admission is competitive. A minimum of 24 units of transferable coursework is required, including:

  • at least one mathematics course chosen from Math 152 and 232 (or 240);
  • at least one computing course chosen from CMPT 130, 135 (or 128; or (125 and 127)) and 225;
  • at least one physics course chosen from PHYS 140 (or 120) and 141 (or 121)

Please see www.sfu.ca/students/admission/admission-requirements.html for further information.

Internal Transfer from Another Simon Fraser University Program

Simon Fraser University students who wish to transfer to Mechatronic Systems Engineering from another faculty must have a Simon Fraser University cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.5 and must have been enrolled in at least 12 Simon Fraser University units in the term prior to requesting the transfer to the School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering.

Minimum Grade Requirement

A grade of C- or better in prerequisite courses is required to register in mechatronic systems engineering courses.

Minimum Grade Point Averages

The program, and graduation with honours, requires a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and upper division grade point average (UDGPA) each of at least 3.0 in accordance with University graduation requirements.

Co-operative Education Work Experience

Every mechatronic systems engineering student completes three (3) work terms of practical experience in an appropriate industrial or research setting leading to a project under the technical direction of a practicing engineer or scientist. The goal is a complementary combination of work in an industrial or research setting and study in one of the engineering options. The internship may be within the University but in most cases the work site is off campus.

After the first year, students typically alternate between academic and work terms.

At least two of the three mandatory work terms must be completed in industry (MSE 293, 393, 493). Students may participate in additional work terms but are encouraged to seek diversity in their experience. The three mandatory work terms may include one special co-op term (MSE 294, 394, 494). Special co-op may include, but is not restrained to, self-directed, entrepreneurial, service or research co-op work terms. Permission of the engineering science co-op office is required.

An optional non-technical work term (MSE 193) is also available through the engineering science cooperative education office and is often completed after the first two study terms. MSE 193 does not count toward the mandatory three course requirement.

First Year Requirements

The first year of mechatronic systems engineering is the Systems One program, a joint program with the software systems program. The courses required for Systems One are included in the following list of requirements.

Program Requirements

Students complete all of

CMPT 130 - Introduction to Computer Programming I (3)

An introduction to computing science and computer programming, using a systems oriented language, such as C or C++. This course introduces basic computing science concepts. Topics will include: elementary data types, control structures, functions, arrays and strings, fundamental algorithms, computer organization and memory management. Prerequisite: BC Math 12 (or equivalent, or any of MATH 100, 150, 151, 154, or 157). Students with credit for CMPT 102, 120, 128 or 166 may not take this course for further credit. Students who have taken CMPT 125, 129 or 135 first may not then take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

MATH 152 - Calculus II (3)

Riemann sum, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite, indefinite and improper integrals, approximate integration, integration techniques, applications of integration. First-order separable differential equations and growth models. Sequences and series, series tests, power series, convergence and applications of power series. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or 151; or MATH 154 or 157 with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 155 or 158 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Brenda Davison
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D200
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5280, Surrey
D300
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
WMC 2810, Burnaby
OP01
TBD
OP02
TBD
MATH 251 - Calculus III (3)

Rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Vectors, lines, planes, cylinders, quadric surfaces. Vector functions, curves, motion in space. Differential and integral calculus of several variables. Vector fields, line integrals, fundamental theorem for line integrals, Green's theorem. Prerequisite: MATH 152; or MATH 155 or MATH 158 with a grade of at least B. Recommended: It is recommended that MATH 240 or 232 be taken before or concurrently with MATH 251. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Steven Ruuth
Mo, We 4:30 PM – 5:50 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
OP01
TBD
MATH 232 - Applied Linear Algebra (3)

Linear equations, matrices, determinants. Introduction to vector spaces and linear transformations and bases. Complex numbers. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors; diagonalization. Inner products and orthogonality; least squares problems. An emphasis on applications involving matrix and vector calculations. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or 151; or MACM 101; or MATH 154 or 157, both with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 240 make not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Cedric Chauve
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D200 Randall Pyke
Mo, We, Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
OP01
TBD
OP02
TBD
MATH 310 - Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations (3)

First-order differential equations, second- and higher-order linear equations, series solutions, introduction to Laplace transform, systems and numerical methods, applications in the physical, biological and social sciences. Prerequisite: MATH 152; or MATH 155/158 with a grade of at least B, MATH 232 or 240. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Razvan Fetecau
Mo, We 4:30 PM – 5:50 PM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
E101
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
E102
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
E103
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3220, Burnaby
E104
Mo 6:00 PM – 6:50 PM
WMC 2830, Burnaby
MSE 100 - Engineering Graphics and Design (3)

The fundamentals of graphical communication in order to help students think and communicate visually in the context of engineering design. The course focuses on concepts such as isometric, multi-view sketches, section view, and auxiliary views, tolerancing and dimensioning, as well as fundamentals of schematics and printed circuit boards design. Various computer aided design software are used. Students with credit for ENSC 104 may not take MSE 100 for further credit.

MSE 101W - Process, Form, and Convention in Professional Genres (3)

The course teaches fundamentals of informative and persuasive communication for professional engineers and computer scientists in order to assist students in thinking critically about various contemporary technical, social, and ethical issues. It focuses on communicating technical information clearly and concisely, managing issues of persuasion when communicating with diverse audiences, presentation skills, and teamwork. Prerequisite: Corequisite: CMPT 106 or MSE 102. Students with credit for CMPT 105W, ENSC 102W or ENSC 105W may not take MSE 101W for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Maureen Hindy
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SP 291, Surrey
SP 291, Surrey
D101 Maureen Hindy
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SP 291, Surrey
MSE 102 - Applied Science, Technology and Society (3)

Reviews the different modes of thought characteristic of science, engineering and computing. Examines the histories and chief current research issues in these fields. Considers the ethical and social responsibilities of engineering and computing work. Corequisite: MSE 101W or CMPT 105W. Students with credit for CMPT 106, ENSC 100 or ENSC 106 may not take MSE 102 for further credit. Breadth-Humanities/Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D200 Bruce Fingarson
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 2600, Surrey
SUR 2600, Surrey
D201 Bruce Fingarson
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SUR 2600, Surrey
MSE 110 - Mechatronics Design I (3)

First year project course designed to provide students with a first exposure to the challenges of project organization. Students are responsible for designing and constructing a mechanical robot optimized to solve a particular chosen task. The engineering challenges of the project are expected to focus half on mechanical design and half on control algorithm design and implementation. Students with credit for ENSC 182 may not take MSE 110 for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mohammad Narimani
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
SUR 3090, Surrey
LAB1 Mohammad Narimani
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 4270, Surrey
LAB2 Mohammad Narimani
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 4290, Surrey
OPL1 Mohammad Narimani
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SUR 4270, Surrey
OPL2 Mohammad Narimani
Th 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SUR 4270, Surrey
MSE 210 - Engineering Measurement and Data Analysis (3)

An introduction to methods to collect and analyse engineering data. Topics include the Engineering data representation, Discrete and continuous probability density functions, Engineering measurements, Error analysis, Introduction to sensor interfaces, Introduction to physical sensors, Introduction to sensor signal conditioning, Noise, Test of hypotheses, Linear and nonlinear regression, and Design of experiments. Prerequisite: PHYS 141 or equivalent. MATH 150 or MATH 151. Students with credit for ENSC 280 or PHYS 231 may not take MSE 210 for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Flavio Firmani
Mo 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SUR 2600, Surrey
SUR 2600, Surrey
LAB1 Flavio Firmani
We 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SUR 4290, Surrey
LAB2 Flavio Firmani
Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
SUR 4290, Surrey
MSE 211 - Computational Methods for Engineers (3)

A course focusing on solving engineering problems with computational methods. Prerequisite: MATH 152 or equivalent, and MATH 232 or equivalent. Students with credit for MACM 316 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Kambiz Haji Hajikolaei
Mo 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SUR 3170, Surrey
LAB1 Kambiz Haji Hajikolaei
Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SUR 4345, Surrey
LAB3 Kambiz Haji Hajikolaei
Th 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SUR 4345, Surrey
MSE 220 - Engineering Materials (3)

Materials, their structures, properties and performance; crystal structures and instruments for structure determination; polymers, ceramics, and composites; quality control and reliability. Prerequisite: CHEM 120 or 121; PHYS 140 or 121. Students with credit for ENSC 231 or ENSC 330 may not take MSE 220 for further credit.

MSE 221 - Statics and Strength of Materials (4)

Covers basic concepts of mechanics, vectors. Statics of particles. Rigid bodies and force systems, equilibrium of rigid bodies. Analysis of trusses and frames. Distributed forces, centroids and moments of inertia. Friction. Internal shear and bending moments in beams. Strength of material: introduction to mechanical response of materials and stress-strain transformations. Virtual work and energy methods. Prerequisite: PHYS 140, MATH 152. Students with credit for ENSC 281 may not take MSE 221 for further credit.

MSE 222 - Kinematics and Dynamics of Rigid Bodies and Mechanisms (4)

Planar and 3D motions kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies and mechanisms; linkages, gears, cams; synthesis and analysis of mechanisms; consideration of the static and dynamic forces in machines; vibration analysis, response to shock, motion and force transmissibility, vibration isolation. Prerequisite: PHYS 140, MATH 152, and 310. Students with credit for ENSC 282 may not take MSE 222 for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kambiz Haji Hajikolaei
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 5280, Surrey
SUR 5280, Surrey
D101 Kambiz Haji Hajikolaei
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 5280, Surrey
MSE 223 - Introduction to Fluid Mechanics (4)

Physical properties of fluids and fundamental concepts in fluid mechanics. Hydrostatics. Conservation laws for mass, momentum and energy. Flow similarity and dimensional analysis as applied to engineering problems in fluid mechanics. Laminar and turbulent flow. Engineering applications such as flow measurement, flow in pipes and fluid forces on moving bodies. Prerequisite: PHYS 140, MATH 251, and 310. Students with credit for ENSC 283 may not take MSE 223 for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ghasem Behfarshad
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SUR 2600, Surrey
SUR 2600, Surrey
D101 Ghasem Behfarshad
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SUR 2600, Surrey
LAB1 Ghasem Behfarshad
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
SUR 4302, Surrey
LAB2 Ghasem Behfarshad
Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SUR 4302, Surrey
LAB3 Ghasem Behfarshad
Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
SUR 4302, Surrey
MSE 250 - Electric Circuits I (4)

This course will cover the following topics: fundamental electrical circuit quantities, and circuit elements; circuits laws such as Ohm law, Kirchoff's voltage and current laws, along with series and parallel circuits; operational amplifiers; network theorems; nodal and mesh methods; analysis of natural and step response of first (RC and RL), as well as second order (RLC) circuits; real, reactive and rms power concepts. In addition, the course will discuss the worker safety implications of both electricity and common laboratory practices such as soldering. Prerequisite: PHYS 121 and 131, or PHYS 126 and 131, or PHYS 141, and MATH 232 and 310. MATH 310 may be taken concurrently. Students with credit for ENSC 125 or 220 may not take MSE 250 for further credit. Quantitative.

MSE 251 - Electronic Circuits (4)

Introduces the basic electronic components, amplifiers, diodes, and oscillators. Fundamentals of logic design. Prerequisite: MSE 250 or ENSC 220. Students with credit for ENSC 225 or 226 may not take MSE 251 for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Behraad Bahreyni
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 5280, Surrey
SUR 5280, Surrey
D101 Behraad Bahreyni
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 5280, Surrey
LAB1 Behraad Bahreyni
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
SUR 4290, Surrey
LAB2 Behraad Bahreyni
Th 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SUR 4290, Surrey
LAB3 Behraad Bahreyni
Fr 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SUR 4290, Surrey
MSE 280 - Linear Systems (3)

The objectives of this course are to cover the modelling and analysis of continuous and discrete signals using linear techniques. Topics covered include: a review of Laplace transforms; methods for the basic modelling of physical systems; discrete and continuous convolution; impulse and step response; transfer functions and filtering; the continuous Fourier transform and its relationship to the Laplace transform; frequency response and Bode plots; sampling; the Z-transform. Prerequisite: MSE 250 (or ENSC 220) and MATH 310. Students with credit for ENSC 380 may not take MSE 280 for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Amr Marzouk
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SUR 3170, Surrey
SUR 3170, Surrey
LAB1 Mohammad Narimani
We 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SUR 4270, Surrey
LAB2 Mohammad Narimani
Fr 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SUR 3300, Surrey
MSE 300 - The Business of Engineering I (3)

Covers topics in decision theory and engineering economics including: gap analysis, multi-attribute utility theory, discounted cash flow fundamentals, inflation, depreciation, tax, financial analysis, uncertaintly and optimization. Prerequisite: More than 75 units. Students with credit for ENSC 201 or 311 may not take MSE 300 for further credit.

MSE 310 - Introduction to Electro-Mechanical Sensors and Actuators (4)

This course provides an introduction to sensors and actuators for electromechanical, computer-controlled machines and devices. Topics include operating principles, design considerations, and applications of analog sensors, digital transducers, stepper motors, continuous-drive actuators, and drive system electronics. Component integration and design considerations are studied through examples selected from applications of machine tools, mechatronics, precision machines, robotics, aerospace systems, and ground and underwater vehicles. Laboratory exercises strengthen the understanding of component performance, system design and integration. Prerequisite: MSE 280 or ENSC 380. Students with credit for ENSC 387 may not take MSE 310 for further credit.

MSE 311 - Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems (3)

An introduction to microelectromechanical systems, covering thin film processing technologies, bulk and surface micromachining, and MEMS applications. Prerequisite: MSE 222 (or ENSC 282), MSE 251 (or ENSC 226). Students with credit for ENSC 331 may not take MSE 311 for further credit.

MSE 312 - Mechatronics Design II (4) *

Interweaves mechanisms, electronics, sensors, and control strategies with software and information technology to examine the demands and ideas of customers and find the most efficient, cost-effective method to transform their goals into successful commercial products. Most of the term is devoted to a significant design project in which student groups work independently and competitively, applying the design process to a project goal set by the faculty co-ordinator. Prerequisite: MSE 110 (or ENSC 182), MSE 320 (or ENSC 382), MSE 380 (or ENSC 381). MSE 320 and MSE 380 may be taken concurrently. Students with credit for ENSC 384 may not take MSE 312 for further credit.

MSE 320 - Machine Design (4)

Review of stress and strain in solids, superposition, energy theorems, theories of failure, elastic and inelastic analysis of symmetrical bending, torsion of circular members, and virtual work. Adequacy assessment and synthesis of machine elements with a focus on the design process. Static failure of ductile and brittle materials, fatigue analysis of structures. Topics include the design of welds, bolted connections, springs and shafts. Solution strategies include both analytical and finite element methods. Prerequisite: MSE 100 or ENSC 104, MSE 220 or ENSC 231, MSE 221 or ENSC 281. MSE 100 may be taken concurrently. Students with credit for ENSC 382 may not take MSE 320 for further credit.

MSE 321 - Engineering Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer (4)

Energy transfer as work and heat, the First Law of thermodynamics. Properties and states of simple substances. Control-mass and control-volume analyses. Entropy, the Second Law of thermodynamics. Carnot cycle. Energy conversion systems; internal combustion engines, power plants and refrigeration cycles. Heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation. Formulation and solution of steady and transient problems. Cooling of microelectronics, thermal solutions. Prerequisite: MATH 251, PHYS 140, and MSE 223. Students with credit for ENSC 388 or PHYS 344 may not take MSE 321 for further credit.

MSE 352 - Digital Logic and Microcontrollers (4)

Introduction to digital systems and number representation. Combinational systems and sequential logic. Counter design and registers. Synchronous sequential design. Microprocessor applications, memory and I/O systems. Microcontrollers: features, architecture and programming model. Introduction to assembly language and microcontroller programming. Addressing modes, assembling and linking programs. Timer/counter programming. ADC, DAC, and sensor interfacing. Prerequisite: CMPT 130 and either MSE 251 or ENSC 226.

MSE 353 - Power Electronics and Electric Machinery (4)

3-phase circuits, power quality, and transformers, Characteristic of power semiconductor devices, Line frequency controlled rectifiers, Buck, boost, and buck-boost dc-dc power converters, Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) techniques, Voltage source inverters and full-bridge topology, Introduction to dc machines, Introduction to stepper motors, Introduction to induction motors, Introduction to synchronous machines. Prerequisite: MSE 251 (previously ENSC 226).

MSE 380 - Systems Modeling and Simulation (3)

Introduction to systems modeling and analysis. Application to engineering systems including: mechanical, electrical, thermal, and fluid systems. Allows the student to acquire, in a time-efficient and uncomplicated manner, knowledge in the formation and construction of dynamic models. The simulation models that the student will design in this course accommodate these analyses, with the construction of realistic hypotheses and elaborate behavior models. Prerequisite: MSE 221 (or ENSC 281), MSE 222 (or ENSC 282), MSE 251 (or ENSC 226). Students with credit for ENSC 381 may not take MSE 380 for further credit.

MSE 381 - Feedback Control Systems (4) *

This course is an introduction to the analysis, design, and applications of continuous time linear control systems. Topics include transfer function representation of open and closed loop systems, time domain specifications and steady state error, sensitivity analysis, time and frequency response, and stability criteria. It includes a treatment of methods for the analysis of control systems based on the root locus, Bode plots and Nyquist criterion, and their use in the design of PID, and lead-lag compensation. Lab work is included in this course. Prerequisite: MSE 280 (or ENSC 380). Students with credit for ENSC 383 may not take MSE 381 for further credit.

MSE 402 - Engineering Ethics, Law, and Professional Practice (2)

This course provides an introduction to the engineering profession, professional practice, engineering law and ethics, including the issues of worker and public safety. It also offers opportunities to explore the social implications and environmental impacts of technologies, including sustainability, and to consider engineers' responsibility to society. Prerequisite: 100 units including one of MSE 102, ENSC 100, ENSC 106, or CMPT 106. Students with credit for ENSC 406 may not take MSE 402 for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Maureen Hindy
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3170, Surrey
D101 Maureen Hindy
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SUR 3170, Surrey
MSE 405W - The Business of Engineering II, Entrepreneurship for Engineers (4)

Through the development of a business plan, MSE 405W simulates entrepreneurial activities associated with launching a technology-based start-up company. In a traditional lecture and tutorial format, students are introduced to practical and theoretical business subject-matter in engineering. Students participate in a team project and use collaborative writing strategies to produce a business plan and presentation relating to a technology-based start-up venture. Components of the business plan are submitted in multiple stages including a concept summary, proposal, marketing and operation plans, and executive summary. Prerequisite: MSE 300 or ENSC 311. Students with credits for ENSC 312 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

MSE 410 - Capstone Design Technical Project I (3)

Students will combine their technical and mechatronic design knowledge to conceive, and design a product. A comprehensive report is required at the end of the term. Prerequisite: 100 units and completion of two co-op terms (MSE 293/294 and MSE 394). Students with credit for ENSC 441 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Flavio Firmani
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3170, Surrey
E100
Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
OPL1 Flavio Firmani
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SUR 3340, Surrey
OPL2 Flavio Firmani
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3340, Surrey
OPL3 Flavio Firmani
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 3340, Surrey
MSE 411 - Capstone Design Technical Project II (3)

Students will apply their technical knowledge to develop a prototype system representing a product that was designed earlier in MSE 410. Students will then present it to a panel of engineers, faculty and student members. Prerequisite: MSE 410: Capstone Design Technical Project I. Students with credit for ENSC 442 may not take MSE 411 for further credit.

MSE 498 - Mechatronic Systems Engineering Thesis Proposal (3)

Supervised study, research and preliminary work leading to a formal proposal for the thesis project work in MSE 499. This activity can be directly augmented by other course work and by directed study. The locale of the work may be external to the University or within a University laboratory, or may bridge the two locations. Supervision may be by technical personnel at an external organization, or by faculty members, or through some combination. At least one of the supervisors must be a registered professional engineer. A plan for the student's MSE 498 activities must be submitted to the school at the time of enrolment in the course. Completion of the undergraduate thesis project proposal is the formal requirement of this course and the basis upon which it is graded. Grading will be on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisite: At least 115 units or permission of the academic supervisor.

MSE 499 - Mechatronic Systems Engineering Undergraduate Thesis (9)

A thesis is based on the research or development project that incorporates a significant level of engineering design. This work is typically undertaken in the student's final year, but in no case before the student has completed 115 units. Registration for MSE 499 takes place in the term in which the thesis will be presented and defended. The locale of the work, supervision and other arrangements follow those for MSE 498. Grading of the thesis will be on a pass/fail basis, but recognition will be given to outstanding work. Prerequisite: MSE 498.

PHYS 140 - Studio Physics - Mechanics and Modern Physics (4)

A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12, or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154 must precede or be taken concurrently. Students with credit for PHYS 125 or 120 or 101 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

PHYS 141 - Studio Physics - Optics, Electricity and Magnetism (4)

A general calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 120 or PHYS 125 or PHYS 140, with a minimum grade of C- (or PHYS 101 with a minimum grade of B). Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 must precede or be taken concurrently. Students with credit for PHYS 126 or 121 or 102 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Neil Alberding
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 2975, Surrey
D101 Neil Alberding
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2975, Surrey
D200 Neil Alberding
Mo, We, Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 2975, Surrey
D201 Neil Alberding
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 2975, Surrey
LA01 Neil Alberding
We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2975, Surrey
LA02 Neil Alberding
We, Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 2975, Surrey

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MATH 150 - Calculus I with Review (4)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Topics as for Math 151 with a more extensive review of functions, their properties and their graphs. Recommended for students with no previous knowledge of Calculus. In addition to regularly scheduled lectures, students enrolled in this course are encouraged to come for assistance to the Calculus Workshop (Burnaby), or Math Open Lab (Surrey). Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B+, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B-, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 151, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 150 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100
Mo, Tu, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D200
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2750, Surrey
SUR 2750, Surrey
OP01
TBD
OP02
TBD
MATH 151 - Calculus I (3)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric functions, inverse functions. Limits, continuity, and derivatives. Techniques of differentiation, including logarithmic and implicit differentiation. The Mean Value Theorem. Applications of differentiation including extrema, curve sketching, Newton's method. Introduction to modeling with differential equations. Polar coordinates, parametric curves. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least A, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 151 for further credit. Quantitative.

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CHEM 120 - General Chemistry I (3)

Atomic and molecular structure; chemical bonding; thermochemistry; elements; periodic table; gases, liquids, solids, and solutions. This course has the same lecture component as CHEM 121 but no laboratory work. Students who intend to take further laboratory courses in chemistry must take CHEM 121. Prerequisite: BC high school chemistry 12 or CHEM 111 or CHEM 110. Recommended: MATH 151 (or 154) and PHYS 120 (or 101) as a corequisite. Students with credit for CHEM 102, CHEM 104, or CHEM 121 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

CHEM 121 - General Chemistry and Laboratory I (4)

Atomic and molecular structure; chemical bonding; thermochemistry; elements; periodic table; gases liquids, solids, and solutions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: BC high school chemistry 12 or CHEM 109 or CHEM 111. Students may not count both CHEM 120 and 121 for credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tim Storr
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7100, Burnaby
D102
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D103
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D104
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SECB 1013, Burnaby
D105
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D106
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D107
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D108
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D109
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D110
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D111
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D112
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
LA04 Sessional
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LA06 Sessional
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB04 Sessional
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LB06 Sessional
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7079, Burnaby
LE01
TBD

Prior approval by the director of the school is required if the student plans a term with fewer than 12 course units.

* strongly recommended to be completed concurrently

Complementary Studies Elective Courses

Elective Course Requirements

MSE students must complete 9 units (or 3 courses) of breadth courses with at least one course in each B-Soc and B-Hum category. At least one course (3 units) chosen from the complementary studies electives found at https://www.sfu.ca/mechatronics/current-students/undergraduate-students/undergraduate-program-requirements/pre-approved-compementary-study-electives.html.

MSE Elective Courses

Students must also complete six mechatronics elective courses selected from a list of pre-approved MSE electives that is available at https://www.sfu.ca/mechatronics/current-students/undergraduate-students/undergraduate-program-requirements/technical-studies-electives.html. With undergraduate curriculum committee chair permission, students may replace one engineering  elective with either a directed study or a special project laboratory course. Special topics courses that have been approved by the undergraduate curriculum committee chair and the director may be counted here.

Thesis

Students will start their thesis work

MSE 498 - Mechatronic Systems Engineering Thesis Proposal (3)

Supervised study, research and preliminary work leading to a formal proposal for the thesis project work in MSE 499. This activity can be directly augmented by other course work and by directed study. The locale of the work may be external to the University or within a University laboratory, or may bridge the two locations. Supervision may be by technical personnel at an external organization, or by faculty members, or through some combination. At least one of the supervisors must be a registered professional engineer. A plan for the student's MSE 498 activities must be submitted to the school at the time of enrolment in the course. Completion of the undergraduate thesis project proposal is the formal requirement of this course and the basis upon which it is graded. Grading will be on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisite: At least 115 units or permission of the academic supervisor.

and

MSE 499 - Mechatronic Systems Engineering Undergraduate Thesis (9)

A thesis is based on the research or development project that incorporates a significant level of engineering design. This work is typically undertaken in the student's final year, but in no case before the student has completed 115 units. Registration for MSE 499 takes place in the term in which the thesis will be presented and defended. The locale of the work, supervision and other arrangements follow those for MSE 498. Grading of the thesis will be on a pass/fail basis, but recognition will be given to outstanding work. Prerequisite: MSE 498.

on or off campus, either integrated with an optional (or mandatory) work term or as independent work with appropriate supervision.

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.

 

Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) Requirement

In addition, the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) requires that one complementary studies elective in the ENSC curriculum must be in the Central Issue, Methodology, and Thought Process category.

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

  • At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
  • At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.

Please see Faculty of Applied Sciences Residency Requirements for further information.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.