Engineering Technologies

Engineering Technologies (244.AX)

PROGRAM PLANNER FOR FALL 2010 OR LATER The following planner indicates all the courses needed and the usual path to complete your DEC in Engineering Technologies.

  • Students who require a mise à niveau English or French course will be required to pass it before they can take their introductory course in English or French.
  • Students will be required to pass a Ministerial Exam of Language of Instruction and a Program Comprehensive Assessment in Engineering Technology.
ENGLISH | 603-101-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete four (4) English courses to obtain their DEC. Courses 603-102 and 603-103 may be taken in either order only after successfully completing 603-101. Course 603-200-MQ is the 4th and last English course required. List of 603-101 Courses . Click here to view courses list. 

HUMANITIES | 345-1xx-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21_-AB. Click here to view courses list.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-1xx-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click here to view courses list. 

Mathematical Models 1 | 201-115-AB

Designed specifically for Engineering Technologies students, course content includes complex numbers, deMoivre’s Theorem, roots, vectors and applications, systems of equations, Cramer’s rule, determinants, logarithms, trig, Law of Sines, Law of Cosines, equations, limits and derivatives of polynomials.

Introduction to Technology | 244-105-AB

This course helps the students identify the various sectors of employment available in Applied Physics Technologies (i.e.; photonics, electronics, and thermal/energy fields.) Students are introduced to the vocabulary and working methods of technologists and engineering disciplines. This experience is designed to assist the student in assessing academic orientation and developing career objectives.

Circuit Assembly | 244-113-AB

Practical approaches to electronic circuit construction, repair and troubleshooting are taught. Component replacement, circuit layouts, component substitution and electrical testing are some of the real world/hands-on topics that are covered. Modern circuit fabrication techniques are also explored.

Electric Assembly | 244-124-AB

Fundamental concepts related to electricity and electronics, using a systems approach are developed by the student. This is the first of several courses in which the students analyse electrical instruments, circuits and components which provide background knowledge necessary for continued courses. Electrical principles and problem solving methods are developed and established.

Light and Sound | 244-144-AB

All the basic concepts and theory required for an objective approach to optics and acoustics are established. The subject of Wave Mechanics is used to correlate the two sciences, and develop transferable skills. Students take advantage of the state of the art facilities at the Montreal Physics Technology and Photonics Center, while engaging in lab activities.


  • Students who require a mise à niveau English or French course will be required to pass it before they can take their introductory course in English or French.
  • Students will be required to pass a Ministerial Exam of Language of Instruction and a Program Comprehensive Assessment in Engineering Technology.
ENGLISH | 603-1xx-MQ

After successfully completing their 603-101 course, students may choose to take either a 603-102 or a 603-103 course. Click here to view courses list. 

HUMANITIES | 345-1xx-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21_-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

Mathematical Models 2 | 201-225-AB

Prerequisite: 201-115-AB
Designed specifically for Engineering Technologies students, this course is a continuation of 201-115. Content includes calculus, slopes, derivatives, including log and trig functions, Newton’s Method, minimum and maximum problems, antiderivatives, definite integrals, area, algebraic and trig substitutions, integration by parts, Fourier Series, differential equations and separation of variables.

Design and Simulation | 244-204-AB

Modern approach to optical, mechanical and electrical system designs revolves around the use of computer simulation of the system to verify the design quality and performance. The student will learn to use various softwares, which are used in industry to design and control systems, processes and machines. Students will be introduced to program control software (Labview, Logo!, Oopic), electronic simulation (EWB), optical simulation (OSLO), and mathematical tools (MATLAB).

Electronic Circuits | 244-225-AB

Prerequisite: 244-124-AB
This course will provide a bridge from the Electric Circuits course, to the world of electronic circuits. Students will begin to understand how the electronics that surround us work by analyzing and building analog and digital circuits used in such things as amplifiers and computer circuits. Troubleshooting and repairing skills will also be developed.

Control Logic | 244-235-AB

Industrial processes, automobiles, climate control and almost every device or system you can imagine will eventually adopt a form of corrective control, which is achieved via sensors, data acquisition and logic control. This process has provided tremendous improvements in accuracy, performance, and efficiency of devices and systems. Students will explore various aspects of this field through system analysis and troubleshooting, sensor measurements, control programming and data processing.

Matter and Heat | 244-255-AB

Thermal systems are fundamental to our existence and yet widely misunderstood. Students will be able to achieve a firm, basic quantitative understanding of thermal concepts and processes, and how materials retain, resist, or conduct or transform, as heat is added or removed.


  • Students who require a mise à niveau English or French course will be required to pass it before they can take their introductory course in English or French.
  • Students will be required to pass a Ministerial Exam of Language of Instruction and a Program Comprehensive Assessment in Engineering Technology.
ENGLISH | 603-1xx-MQ

After successfully completing their 603-101 course, students may choose to take either a 603-102 or a 603-103 course. Click to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-1xx-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click to view courses list. 

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE

Complementary courses provide an opportunity for students to explore subjects outside their field of concentration and are offered in six different areas. Except for Liberal Arts, Arts & Sciences and Double DEC programs, students must take two (2) complementary courses as part of their General Education requirement.
Students are encouraged to select courses from subjects that are outside their program of study;
Students can take a course from each ensemble of the same domain;
Or
Students can take a course from either ensemble of two different domains;
Or
Students can take a course from the same ensemble of two different domains;
Domain 1, Domain 2, Domain 3 , Domain 4 , Domain 5 and Domain 6

Click to view courses list. 

Workshop Techniques | 244-315-AB

Prerequisites: 244-113/225-AB
In order to apply technology, it is essential to have knowledge and skills of fabrication and production processes. The student will learn to build various projects, which require metal, plastic and wood fabrication techniques. Project management, timelines and safety are key elements in this course.

Introduction to Control Systems | 244-335-AB

Prerequisite: 244-235-AB
Most of our modern machines, appliances and industrial processes are now controlled by computers, which monitor sensors, in order to provide accurate, intelligent and optimal system control. Theoretical concepts are established, and related to real world applications, with supporting laboratory experiments.

Applied Physics Technologies | 244-345-MQ

Prerequisites: 244-225/255-AB
Principles of physics provide the framework for all engineering and applied science applications. This course will demonstrate how theory and practice co-exist, as students are re-acquainted with physics, mathematics, scientific process and problem solving techniques.

Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer | 244-355-AB

Prerequisite: 244-255-AB
Temperature, heat transfer, heat capacity, pressure and expansion are common to all materials, and requires much consideration in the design of most electrical, mechanical and building systems. Students are given thorough coverage of thermal processes, and how they apply to modern technologies and systems. Carnot cycle, entropy, enthalpy, latent heats, specific heat and conductivity, are prime elements of the course.

Introduction to Optics | 244-374-AB

Prerequisite: 244-144-AB
Basic electromagnetic theory and ray trace optics provide a solid, introductory basis for understanding the behaviour of light. Learning is supported with correlated laboratory experience. Optical instruments, lens systems, opto-electronic components, light sources, colour theory, and laser principles are introduced in this course, and put in context with modern applications, such as telescopes, cameras, medical imaging systems and laser systems.


  • Students who require a mise à niveau English or French course will be required to pass it before they can take their introductory course in English or French.
  • Students will be required to pass a Ministerial Exam of Language of Instruction and a Program Comprehensive Assessment in Engineering Technology.
FRENCH | 602-1xx-MQ

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click to view courses list. 

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE

Complementary courses provide an opportunity for students to explore subjects outside their field of concentration and are offered in six different areas. Except for Liberal Arts, Arts & Sciences and Double DEC programs, students must take two (2) complementary courses as part of their General Education requirement.
Students are encouraged to select courses from subjects that are outside their program of study;
Students can take a course from each ensemble of the same domain;
Or
Students can take a course from either ensemble of two different domains;
Or
Students can take a course from the same ensemble of two different domains;
Domain 1, Domain 2, Domain 3 , Domain 4 , Domain 5 and Domain 6

Click here to view courses list. 

Management and Maintenance | 244-414-AB

The driving forces behind elevated standards of living are directly related to automated and mechanized production processes. Many systems and processes are large industrial plants, which take advantage of “economies of scale”. The end results are lower costs for products and energy, with advancing levels of quality and performance. It is essential to have knowledgeable technologists, who can devise and implement cyclic and scheduled maintenance programs. Reliability projection (MTBF), and emergency response and repair are also explored. The students are also challenged with a variety of examples concerning industrial systems and machines. They learn the skills needed to respond in a rational and objective fashion to maintenance, repair and obsolescence issues. Students will develop planning skills to efficiently sustain electrical, optical, mechanical and thermal industrial systems.

Automation and Control | 244-435-AB

Prerequisite: 244-335-AB
This course continues from “Intro to Control Systems” to provide advanced examples of control theory in modern industrial applications. Students configure control software (Labview), PLC’s (programmable logic arrays), and use MATLAB (math software) to solve control system problems, and implement new designs. Theoretical concepts are implemented through industry standard systems, giving students the ability to effectively engage with common systems of control, used presently in industry.

Motion and Energy | 244-446-AB

Prerequisite: 244-345-AB
Advanced concepts of motion (Newtonian kinematics) and static forces, are brought into focus in this course. The design and construction of simple machines and rocketry, is done in laboratory classes to provide real context and create a challenging, intriguing and motivating example for advanced analysis, and active learning.

Thermal Applications | 244-465-AB

Prerequisite: 244-355-AB
Thermal principles and theory are rigorously demonstrated in existing systems and machines. The student is exposed to a variety of typical applications and situations, where theoretical knowledge is integrated with common sense. Thermal load determination, heat transfer, insulation, heating and cooling principles and systems are evaluated. This provides the student with initial skills that are thermal management and energy efficiency oriented. This skill set is widely applied in industry, and very much in demand.

Materials | 244-475-AB

It is vital that students be aware of common material composition, and the principles of production and application. Metallurgy, polymers, composite materials, and nano-processes are explored, giving the student a relevant and modern perspective of material science used in engineering today.


  • Students who require a mise à niveau English or French course will be required to pass it before they can take their introductory course in English or French.
  • Students will be required to pass a Ministerial Exam of Language of Instruction and a Program Comprehensive Assessment in Engineering Technology.
Photonics (244.A1)
ENGLISH | 603-200-AB

After successfully completing their 603-102 and 603-103 courses, students must choose a 603-200 course. Click here to view courses list. 

HUMANITIES | 345-21x-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21_-AB. Click here to view courses list. 

Robotics | 244-536-AB

Prerequisite: 244-435-AB
Industrial mechanization involves machinery in motion. Machines which can replicate human manipulation and can make intelligent, autonomous decisions are considered robotic. In this course students will conquer the fundamentals of robotics systems and control. Realization of robotic skills will be achieved through theory and labs. Construction of robotic devices with a robotics trainer will provide to students the skills to successfully operate, expand or modify existing industrial systems.

Energy Analysis | 244-555-AB

Prerequisite: 244-465-AB
Present demands for energy will continue to increase. It is of vital importance to manage and utilize the present and future resources with efficiency. Students will learn to evaluate all of the major energy sources economically, technically and environmentally to develop methods of optimum use. Industrial and domestic buildings and processes will be analyzed for performance and cost. Heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) systems will be covered along with lighting systems. Optimizing the operation of these systems will also be discussed.

Advanced Optics | 244-576-AB

Prerequisite: 244-374-AB
This course continues from Intro to Optics to provide the student with advanced knowledge of electromagnetic (light) behaviour. Spectrum analysis, interference, diffraction, coherence and laser phenomena will be covered. The nature of wave particle duality and an introduction to relativistic mechanics will be covered. This course shall prepare students for engineering applications in the following course (Photonics).

Project 1 | 244-586-AB

Prerequisites: : 244-414/435/446/465/475-AB
Students are required to undertake a technical project and complete it on schedule in a professional manner. The student will propose, plan, schedule and construct or execute the project. The project consists of performing an energy analysis and audit of an industrial or domestic building, or undertaking a project approved by the department. Students must present the project to faculty and students at the end of the course and will demonstrate their knowledge with an exchange of questions.


Energy Management (244.A2)
ENGLISH | 603-200-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete four (4) English courses to obtain their DEC.
Courses 603-102, 603-103 and 603-200 may be taken in either order only after successfully completing 603-101. Click here to view course list. 

HUMANITIES | 345-21x-MQ

Students need three (3) Humanities courses to complete their DEC. Courses 345-101-MQ and 345-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 345-21_-AB. Click to view course list. 

Robotics | 244-536-AB

Prerequisite: 244-435-AB
Industrial mechanization involves machinery in motion. Machines which can replicate human manipulation and can make intelligent, autonomous decisions are considered robotic. In this course students will conquer the fundamentals of robotics systems and control. Realization of robotic skills will be achieved through theory and labs. Construction of robotic devices with a robotics trainer will provide to students the skills to successfully operate, expand or modify existing industrial systems.

Energy Analysis | 244-555-AB

Prerequisite: 244-465-AB
Present demands for energy will continue to increase. It is of vital importance to manage and utilize the present and future resources with efficiency. Students will learn to evaluate all of the major energy sources economically, technically and environmentally to develop methods of optimum use. Industrial and domestic buildings and processes will be analyzed for performance and cost. Heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) systems will be covered along with lighting systems. Optimizing the operation of these systems will also be discussed.

Project 1 | 244-586-AB

Prerequisites: : 244-414/435/446/465/475-AB
Students are required to undertake a technical project and complete it on schedule in a professional manner. The student will propose, plan, schedule and construct or execute the project. The project consists of performing an energy analysis and audit of an industrial or domestic building, or undertaking a project approved by the department. Students must present the project to faculty and students at the end of the course and will demonstrate their knowledge with an exchange of questions.

Building Construction and Automation | 244-596-AB

Prerequisites: 244-465/414-AB
Modern society is defined by the quality of its buildings and dwellings. New materials, optimized construction techniques and automation systems have provided an unparalleled standard of comfort and economy. Automation systems which control heating, ventilation air conditioning (HVAC) and lighting can substantially improve the energy efficiency, comfort and longevity of a building. Students will cover the traditional and historical building methods and materials as existing structures are commonly renovated with newer materials and automated systems. The course shall also examine contemporary building construction techniques and automation systems with the intent of optimizing energy efficiency and ergonomic value. Energy analysis is essential to building improvement and new construction. This course is a fundamental of that pursuit.


  • Students who require a mise à niveau English or French course will be required to pass it before they can take their introductory course in English or French.
  • Students will be required to pass a Ministerial Exam of Language of Instruction and a Program Comprehensive Assessment in Engineering Technology.
Photonics (244.A1)
FRENCH | 602-2xx-AB

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-103-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click to view courses list. 

Data Acquisition and Analysis | 244-635-AB

Prerequisite: 244-536-AB
Students implement a system to acquire and analyze data from an experimental setup. Skills sets related to the interface of computer platforms to outside data sensors and systems are developed. Introductory coverage of the C programming language and micro controller code is established. Basic communication formats in computer communication are explored.

New Technologies | 244-644-AB

Modern technology is rapidly advancing and has offered many improved alternatives to materials and processes, which provide superior performance at lower cost. Students need to be aware of present developments and future direction. A wide range of technology developments shall be surveyed. The need to stay informed and current, in a dynamic technical world will be encouraged.

Opto-electronics | 244-684-AB

Prerequisite: 244-225-AB
This course bridges the use of electrical and optical principles, and focuses on the applied use of electronic components, which generate and detect light. Light emitting diodes (LED’s), liquid crystal displays, cathode ray tubes, laser diodes, photo-transistors, optical fibre and infra-red diodes are some of the components that are studied, measured and applied in this course.

Project 2 | 244-686-AB

Prerequisite: 244-586-AB
This second project course permits the student to propose, plan and build an electrical or mechanical device, which will include prototyping, debugging, packaging and documentation. Students may also choose to perform an energy audit or to participate in an industrial stage in the workplace. Students are required to submit a written report and provide an oral presentation.

Photonics | 244-696-AB

Prerequisite: 244-576-AB
Photonics is the integration of electrical and optical systems, and has many applications in telecommunications, medicine and computing systems. This developing technology offers immense possibilities for data communications. Students will explore modern applications and learn applied techniques used in industry today. Optical fiber systems and measurements shall be covered. Laser systems and applications will also be covered.


Energy Management (244.A2)
FRENCH | 602-2xx-AB

Every student needs one of each of the Block “A” and Block “B” courses in order to complete their DEC. For each block, there are four levels of courses: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 and Level 4.
Placement in the appropriate level of French is determined by the students’ high school marks. The French Department reserves the right to change the placement of a student upon written notice. Students take the Block “B” course at the same level as the Block “A” course.
If placement determines that students do not have a college level of proficiency in French, students may be required to take remedial courses to upgrade their knowledge of the language. Click to view courses list. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION | 109-103-MQ

Students are required to successfully complete three (3) Physical Education courses to complete their DEC. Courses 109-101-MQ and 109-102-MQ may be taken in either order, but both must be successfully completed before registering in 109-103-MQ. Click to view courses list. 

Manufacturing | 244-604-AB
Prerequisite: 244-555-AB
In this course students shall study common manufacturing systems and how mechanized systems, robotics and automation are used to create products of advanced quality and low price. Common safety and fire standards for manufacturing processes and systems shall also be reviewed. The objective of this course is to prepare students to enter the industrial market with a transferable knowledge which will be applicable to any existing system.
Data Acquisition and Analysis | 244-635-AB

Prerequisite: 244-536-AB
Students implement a system to acquire and analyze data from an experimental setup. Skills sets related to the interface of computer platforms to outside data sensors and systems are developed. Introductory coverage of the C programming language and micro controller code is established. Basic communication formats in computer communication are explored.

New Technologies | 244-644-AB

Modern technology is rapidly advancing and has offered many improved alternatives to materials and processes, which provide superior performance at lower cost. Students need to be aware of present developments and future direction. A wide range of technology developments shall be surveyed. The need to stay informed and current, in a dynamic technical world will be encouraged.

Industrial Energy Audit | 244-656-AB

Prerequisite: 244-555-AB
Common heating and electrical loads shall be studied. Electrical systems and rates shall be covered. Students shall learn spreadsheet techniques and basic analytical techniques common to energy audits. Capital investment required for system and infrastructure improvement shall be balanced with ROI (return on investment) projection methods.

Project 2 | 244-686-AB

Prerequisite: 244-586-AB
This second project course permits the student to propose, plan and build an electrical or mechanical device, which will include prototyping, debugging, packaging and documentation. Students may also choose to perform an energy audit or to participate in an industrial stage in the workplace. Students are required to submit a written report and provide an oral presentation.


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