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Engineering Science

Overview

UTP Stage II: Engineering Science provides first-year courses and the foundation for progression to the second year of SFU’s School of Engineering Science degrees. Students enrolled in an Engineering Science degree program at SFU complete three terms of full-time paid work experience during their degree.

KEY INFORMATION

Duration

  • 3 terms

Intakes

  • January, May, September

Location

  • Vancouver

Your direct pathway to Simon Fraser University

High School
FIC
2nd year Simon Fraser University

UTP Stage II: Engineering Science

Entry to second year at SFU

Bachelor of Applied Science

Areas of study:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Systems Engineering
  • Mechatronic Systems Engineering
  • Sustainable Energy Engineering

For more information on SFU’s School of Engineering Science, visit the Faculty of Applied Sciences Future Students page.

A minimum GPA of 2.75, based on completion of 10 courses (at least 30 units, and with a grade of C- or better in all courses), will guarantee admittance to the School of Engineering Science, Mechantronic Systems Engineering, or Sustainable Energy Engineering for successful transfer students from FIC. In addition, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for admission to the university. Course offerings and required courses may change without notice. A student advisor can help you choose appropriate courses to satisfy SFU entry requirements. Your UTP Stage II Program may include a mandatory non-credit academic literacy course. Students will need to obtain a score of 26 or above in the FIC Math Check test to enrol in the Engineering Science program. FIC reserves the right to place students with a Math Check score below 26 in alternative courses.

For students planning their SFU transfer, please see the Graduation & Transfer Page.

Careers

Potential career paths

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Hardware Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Microelectronics
  • Product Research and Development
  • Robotics
  • Software Engineering
  • Systems Design
  • Telecommunications Engineering

*Program fees are based on 30 credits of study at C$1104.73 per credit. Students taking more than 30 credits of study will need to pay additional fees. Not for credit transfer Academic Literacy Course is a requirement for UTP Stage II Direct entry.

For the most up-to-date fees and charges, please visit: https://www.fraseric.ca/admissions/fees/

Program Requirements

To transfer into the Faculty of Applied Science, students must complete the requirements listed below, which include one ‘W’ and one ‘Q’ course.
-> What are ‘W’ and ‘Q’ courses?

Students must complete all courses of their program with a grade of C- or better. Students must achieve and maintain a 2.40 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) by the end of their second semester of studies at FIC to remain qualified for continuance in the FIC/Applied Science-Engineering Science program. Failure to meet the continuance GPA will result in an automatic program change notification from FIC Advising.

A minimum GPA of 2.75, based on completion of 10 courses (at least 30 units, and with a grade of C- or better in all courses), will guarantee admittance to the School of Engineering Science, Mechantronic Systems Engineering, or Sustainable Energy Engineering for successful transfer students from FIC. In addition, a cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for admission to the university.

Students in the Engineering Science/Mechatronic Systems Engineering pathway are recommended to take 12 credits of academic coursework in their anticipated semester of transfer, in order to prepare for adjustment to the term credit load of the Engineering/Mechatronics programs.

All (direct) students are required to take (and pass) ILS101/ILSA101 – Integrated Learning Skills and ALC099/ALAC099 – Academic Literacy Course in their first term of study unless exempted. *

Students interested in pursuing a program change to any Applied Science programs must see an advisor by the end of week two of the semester prior to transferring to fill in the program change application.

 

Engineering Science Fundamentals Program

Students without Grade 12 equivalent Math will be admitted to the Engineering Science Fundamentals Program and will be required to take ENF100 during their first term at FIC.

Required Courses for Applied Science

School of Engineering Science
CMPT130 - Introduction to Computer ProgrammingⅠ

Quantitative
Breadth-Science
3 units
Faculty of Applied Sciences – 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

Computing Science students cannot take CMPT130 in the first semester of their study.
BC Math 12 (or equivalent, or any of MATH150, MATH151, MATH154, or MATH157), OR MATH100 with B grade OR Math Check score (26 or above).
Students with credit for CMPT102, CMPT120, CMPT126, or CMPT128 may not take this course for further credit.

CMPT135 - Introduction to Computer Programming Ⅱ

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Applied Sciences – A second course in systems-oriented programming and computing science that builds upon the foundation set in CMPT 130 using a systems-oriented language such as C or C++. Topics: a review of the basic elements of programming; introduction to object-oriented programming (OOP); techniques for designing and testing programs; use and implementation of elementary data structures and algorithms; introduction to embedded systems programming.

Prerequisite

CMPT130 with a minimum C- grade.
Students with credit for CMPT125, CMPT126, or CMPT128 may not take this course for further credit.

ENSC100 - Engineering, Science and Society

Writing
Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2010)
3 units
Faculty of Applied Science – 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.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes
Corequisite: ENSC105

ENSC105 - Process, Form and Convention in Professional Genres

Writing
3 units
Faculty of Applied Science - 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

Open to students who have passed 3 UTPII courses
Corequisite: ENSC100.

ENSC180 - Introduction to Engineering Analysis

3 units
Faculty of Applied Science – Introduction to MATLAB and its use in engineering. Implementation, verification, and analysis of various engineering algorithms used in signal and image processing, robotics, communications engineering.

Prerequisite

MATH151 with a minimum grade of C-
Corequisite: MATH152 and MATH232

MATH151 - Calculus I

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Science – Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Logarithmic and exponential functions; trigonometric functions; and 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, related rates, Newton's method. Antiderivatives and applications. Conic sections, polar coordinates, parametric curves.

Prerequisite

Math Check score (26 or above) OR MATH100 with a minimum B grade OR MTH101 & MTH103 with a minimum B grade
Students with credit for MATH157 may not take MATH151 for further credit.

MATH152 - Calculus II

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Science – Riemann sum, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite, indefinite and improper integrals, approximate integration, integration techniques, applications of integration. First-order separable differential equations. Sequences and series, series tests, power series, convergence, and applications of power series.

Prerequisite

MATH151 with a C- minimum grade or MATH157 with a B minimum grade

MATH232 - Applied Linear Algebra

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Science – 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

MATH151 with a C- minimum grade OR MATH157 with a B minimum grade OR MACM101 with a B minimum grade
Students with credit for MATH240 may not take this course for further credit.

PHYS140 - Studio Physics – Mechanics & Modern Physics

Quantitative
Breadth-Science
4 units
Faculty of Science – 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 equivalent, or PHYS100 with a minimum C- grade.
Corequisite: MATH151
There is a $100 Lab fee associated with this course.

PHYS141 - Studio Physics – Optics, Electricity and Magnetism

Quantitative
Breadth-Science
4 units
Faculty of Science – 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

PHYS140 with C-minimum grade
Corequisite: MATH152
There is a $100 Lab fee associated with this course.

School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering
CMPT130 - Introduction to Computer ProgrammingⅠ

Quantitative
Breadth-Science
3 units
Faculty of Applied Sciences – 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

Computing Science students cannot take CMPT130 in the first semester of their study.
BC Math 12 (or equivalent, or any of MATH150, MATH151, MATH154, or MATH157), OR MATH100 with B grade OR Math Check score (26 or above).
Students with credit for CMPT102, CMPT120, CMPT126, or CMPT128 may not take this course for further credit.

CMPT135 - Introduction to Computer Programming Ⅱ

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Applied Sciences – A second course in systems-oriented programming and computing science that builds upon the foundation set in CMPT 130 using a systems-oriented language such as C or C++. Topics: a review of the basic elements of programming; introduction to object-oriented programming (OOP); techniques for designing and testing programs; use and implementation of elementary data structures and algorithms; introduction to embedded systems programming.

Prerequisite

CMPT130 with a minimum C- grade.
Students with credit for CMPT125, CMPT126, or CMPT128 may not take this course for further credit.

ENSC100 - Engineering, Science and Society

Writing
Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2010)
3 units
Faculty of Applied Science – 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.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes
Corequisite: ENSC105

ENSC105 - Process, Form and Convention in Professional Genres

Writing
3 units
Faculty of Applied Science - 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

Open to students who have passed 3 UTPII courses
Corequisite: ENSC100.

ENSC180 - Introduction to Engineering Analysis

3 units
Faculty of Applied Science – Introduction to MATLAB and its use in engineering. Implementation, verification, and analysis of various engineering algorithms used in signal and image processing, robotics, communications engineering.

Prerequisite

MATH151 with a minimum grade of C-
Corequisite: MATH152 and MATH232

MATH151 - Calculus I

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Science – Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Logarithmic and exponential functions; trigonometric functions; and 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, related rates, Newton's method. Antiderivatives and applications. Conic sections, polar coordinates, parametric curves.

Prerequisite

Math Check score (26 or above) OR MATH100 with a minimum B grade OR MTH101 & MTH103 with a minimum B grade
Students with credit for MATH157 may not take MATH151 for further credit.

MATH152 - Calculus II

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Science – Riemann sum, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite, indefinite and improper integrals, approximate integration, integration techniques, applications of integration. First-order separable differential equations. Sequences and series, series tests, power series, convergence, and applications of power series.

Prerequisite

MATH151 with a C- minimum grade or MATH157 with a B minimum grade

MATH232 - Applied Linear Algebra

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Science – 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

MATH151 with a C- minimum grade OR MATH157 with a B minimum grade OR MACM101 with a B minimum grade
Students with credit for MATH240 may not take this course for further credit.

PHYS140 - Studio Physics – Mechanics & Modern Physics

Quantitative
Breadth-Science
4 units
Faculty of Science – 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 equivalent, or PHYS100 with a minimum C- grade.
Corequisite: MATH151
There is a $100 Lab fee associated with this course.

PHYS141 - Studio Physics – Optics, Electricity and Magnetism

Quantitative
Breadth-Science
4 units
Faculty of Science – 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

PHYS140 with C-minimum grade
Corequisite: MATH152
There is a $100 Lab fee associated with this course.

School of Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE)
CMPT130 - Introduction to Computer ProgrammingⅠ

Quantitative
Breadth-Science
3 units
Faculty of Applied Sciences – 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

Computing Science students cannot take CMPT130 in the first semester of their study.
BC Math 12 (or equivalent, or any of MATH150, MATH151, MATH154, or MATH157), OR MATH100 with B grade OR Math Check score (26 or above).
Students with credit for CMPT102, CMPT120, CMPT126, or CMPT128 may not take this course for further credit.

CMPT135 - Introduction to Computer Programming Ⅱ

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Applied Sciences – A second course in systems-oriented programming and computing science that builds upon the foundation set in CMPT 130 using a systems-oriented language such as C or C++. Topics: a review of the basic elements of programming; introduction to object-oriented programming (OOP); techniques for designing and testing programs; use and implementation of elementary data structures and algorithms; introduction to embedded systems programming.

Prerequisite

CMPT130 with a minimum C- grade.
Students with credit for CMPT125, CMPT126, or CMPT128 may not take this course for further credit.

ENSC100 - Engineering, Science and Society

Writing
Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2010)
3 units
Faculty of Applied Science – 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.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes
Corequisite: ENSC105

ENSC105 - Process, Form and Convention in Professional Genres

Writing
3 units
Faculty of Applied Science - 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

Open to students who have passed 3 UTPII courses
Corequisite: ENSC100.

MATH151 - Calculus I

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Science – Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Logarithmic and exponential functions; trigonometric functions; and 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, related rates, Newton's method. Antiderivatives and applications. Conic sections, polar coordinates, parametric curves.

Prerequisite

Math Check score (26 or above) OR MATH100 with a minimum B grade OR MTH101 & MTH103 with a minimum B grade
Students with credit for MATH157 may not take MATH151 for further credit.

MATH152 - Calculus II

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Science – Riemann sum, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite, indefinite and improper integrals, approximate integration, integration techniques, applications of integration. First-order separable differential equations. Sequences and series, series tests, power series, convergence, and applications of power series.

Prerequisite

MATH151 with a C- minimum grade or MATH157 with a B minimum grade

MATH232 - Applied Linear Algebra

Quantitative
3 units
Faculty of Science – 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

MATH151 with a C- minimum grade OR MATH157 with a B minimum grade OR MACM101 with a B minimum grade
Students with credit for MATH240 may not take this course for further credit.

PHYS140 - Studio Physics – Mechanics & Modern Physics

Quantitative
Breadth-Science
4 units
Faculty of Science – 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 equivalent, or PHYS100 with a minimum C- grade.
Corequisite: MATH151
There is a $100 Lab fee associated with this course.

PHYS141 - Studio Physics – Optics, Electricity and Magnetism

Quantitative
Breadth-Science
4 units
Faculty of Science – 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

PHYS140 with C-minimum grade
Corequisite: MATH152
There is a $100 Lab fee associated with this course.

 

Plus 1 additional course from the following Breadth-Humanities list:

B-Humanities Course List

CA135 - Introduction to Cinema (Formerly FPA135)

Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2015)
3 units
Faculty of Communications, Arts and Technology – An introductory course designed to facilitate a fundamental understanding of film technique, style and form in order to develop the skills with which to analyze films of all genres. Through lectures and screenings it will provide an overview of the social, aesthetic and technical development of motion pictures, introducing tools for the formal analysis of the elements of cinema: cinematography and lighting, art direction, performance, editing, sound and the screenplay. The formal and historical elements of documentary, avant-garde and dramatic films will be addressed. The course will involve the screening and discussion of several complete feature films and shorts, as well as excerpts from others.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

ENGL112 - Literature Now (Formerly ENGL101)

Writing
Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2016)
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Introduces students to contemporary works of literature in English and/or contemporary approaches to interpreting literature. May focus on one or multiple genres. Includes attention to writing skills.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes
Students with credit for ENGL101 may not take this course for further credit.

ENGL113 - Literature and Performance

Writing
Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2016)
3 units
Introduces students to plays and performance works created and adapted for the stage, and/or the performative dimensions of other literary forms. May be organized historically, generically or thematically. The course may also explore the links between literary and performance theory. Includes attention to writing skills.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes

ENGL115 - Literature and Culture (Formerly ENGL105)

Writing
Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2016)
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – An Introduction to the study of literature within the wider cultural field, with a focus on contemporary issues across genres and media.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes
Students with credit for ENGL105 may not take this course for further credit.

ENSC100 - Engineering, Science and Society

Writing
Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2010)
3 units
Faculty of Applied Science – 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.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes
Corequisite: ENSC105

HIST102 - Canada Since Confederation

Breadth-Humanities
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – A survey of Canadian history since 1867.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

HIST204 - The Social History of Canada

Breadth-Humanities
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – A survey of major themes in Canadian social history from the arrival of Europeans to the present day. Particular attention will be paid to the effects of gender, race and class on the experience to Canadians over time.

Prerequisite

HIST102 / WL101 or ENGL112 / ENGL115 with a minimum C- grade

IAT110 - Visual Communication Design

Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2014)
3 units
Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology - Visual communication for art and design in digital media. Students learn the fundamentals of digital raster and vector image creation. Design principles such as form, typography and colour theory as they apply to digital media will be taught. Students will have core projects in digital photography, magazine layout, and kinetic typography.

Prerequisite

Primarily for non-SIAT majors; while SIAT majors may take the course, it does not count for credit for SIAT degree requirements.

INDG101 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies (formerly FNST101)

Breadth-Humanities (Effective Spring 2008)
Breadth-Social Sciences (Effective Spring 2008)
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Introduces the nature and goals of Indigenous Studies as an academic discipline that emphasizes cultures and homelands of First Peoples. Students with credit for FNST 101 may not take this course for further credit.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

IS101 - Global Challenges of the 21st Century: An Introduction to International Studies

Breadth-Humanities
Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Introduces the interdisciplinary field of International Studies to all undergraduates and IS majors. Examines the major global challenges of our time, including poverty and inequality, environmental degradation, nationalism, civil war, and armed conflict. Explores the challenge of global governance and global citizenship.

Prerequisite

WL101 - Writing in World Literature

Writing
Breadth-Humanities
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Explores literary texts from diverse linguistic and cultural origins while introducing students to the fundamentals of comparative literary analysis and critical writing. May examine cross-cultural interactions, or compare texts thematically. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Prerequisite

Open to students who have passed 3 UTP II Classes. Students with credit for WL102 may not take this course for further credit.

WL201 - East/West

Breadth-Humanities (Effective Fall 2009)
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Explores the relationship between Eastern and Western narratives. The focus may include the mutual influence of Eastern and Western cultural traditions and modernity’s, the construction of the ‘East’ in the West and of the ‘West’ in the East, theories of Orientalism and Occidentalism, and forms of East/West syncretism.

Prerequisite

WL101 or HIST102 & HIST204; or ENGL112; or ENGL115

Other courses taken at FIC but not offered in this program may count for degree credit. Please see an advisor.

Recommended Course Selection Order

Engineering Science & Mechatronic Systems Engineering Programs

Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) Program

To follow the above course selection order, students will need to obtain a score of 26 or above in the FIC Math Check assessment. If a student does not achieve this score, they will be required to enroll in ENF100 (Engineering Science Fundamentals). In this case, students will enroll in the below courses in their first semester.

  • ILSA101
  • ALAC099 (if required) or elective
  • ENF100

Students must first pass ENF100, and then will move forward to the semester plan of their choice above.

 

Course Repeat Policy

Required courses may only be repeated once. This policy is in effect for students who began in September 2016 or later.

Elective Courses

Engineering students are not required to complete any electives as part of their program at FIC, but it is possible that additional courses may be taken. It is recommended that electives are chosen from the below list of accepted electives at SFU:

ARCH100 - Ancient Peoples and Places

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – A broad survey of human cultural development from the late Palaeolithic/Palaeo Indian periods (ca 40,000 BP) to the rise of civilization and empires, in both the Old and New Worlds.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

BISC100 - Introduction to Biology

Breadth-Science
4 units
Faculty of Science – An introduction to the basic concepts of biology, emphasizing evolution as a unifying theme. Topics include cell structure, mitosis and meiosis, DNA structure and function, evolution and population and ecosystem ecology.

Prerequisite

There is a $100 Lab fee associated with this course.
There is a $100 Book fee associated with this course.

BISC101 - General Biology

Breadth-Science
4 units
An introduction to the biochemical and physiological mechanisms of living organisms. Topics covered include cell structure and function, DNA replication and the flow of genetic information, enzyme function, metabolism and physiology of microorganisms, plants, and animals. Breadth-Science.

Prerequisite

High school Biology 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or BISC 100 with C- or better

CHEM111 - Introductory Chemistry and Laboratory

Breadth-Science
4 units
General fundamental concepts and nomenclature; stoichiometry and chemical calculations; nuclear and atomic structures, chemical bonding; properties of gases, liquids, solids and solutions; chemical kinetics and chemical equilibrium. This course includes a laboratory component. No previous training in chemistry is required for this course. Students with credit for Chemistry 12 (or equivalent), CHEM 110, or any university chemistry course may not take this course for further credit.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent), MATH 100 (may be taken concurrently)

CHEM121 - General Chemistry and Laboratory I

Quantitative/Breadth-Science
4 units
Atomic and molecular structure; chemical bonding; thermochemistry; elements; periodic table; gases liquids, solids, and solutions. This course includes a laboratory component. Students with credit for CHEM 120 or 123 may not take this course for further credit.

Prerequisite

High School Chemistry 12 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of C (60% or higher), or CHEM111 with C- or better.

CRIM101 - Introduction to Criminology

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – This course provides a basic understanding of criminological concepts and theories and a solid foundation for future criminology courses. Emphasis will be placed on developing the relationship between criminological ideas, research, practice and policy in Canada. Lectures and readings will introduce students to a range of theoretical and substantive issues in criminology. Topics will include: examination of different terms and concepts commonly used in Criminology, such as crime, delinquency, deviance, criminal, victim, rehabilitation and treatment; criminology as a body of knowledge and as a profession; position and subject matter of criminology; relationship between criminology and other academic disciplines; specificity of criminology; relationship between theory and practice; history and evolution of criminological thought; elements of continuity and discontinuity between classical and modern theories of criminality; levels of explanations in criminology; practical applications of criminology, and the foundations of a modern criminal policy.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

ECON103 - Principles of Microeconomics

Quantitative
Breadth-Social Sciences
4 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – The principal elements of theory concerning utility and value; price and costs; factor analysis; productivity; labor organization; competition and monopoly; and the theory of the firm.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

ECON105 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Quantitative
Breadth-Social Sciences
4 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – The principal elements of theory concerning money and income; distribution; social accounts; public finance; international trade; comparative systems; and development and growth.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

GEOG100 - Our World: Introducing Human Geography

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Environment – A geographical introduction to how humans shape our world, with attention also given to how it shapes us. Themes may include: culture, economic activities, environmental change, globalization, politics, population, resources, and urbanization.

Prerequisite

There is a $85 Book fee associated with this course.

HIST102 - Canada Since Confederation

Breadth-Humanities
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – A survey of Canadian history since 1867.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

POL100 - Introduction to Politics and Government

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – A comprehensive introduction to the study of politics and government for both political science majors and students specializing in other disciplines. The course will explore the major concepts, methods, approaches and issues in political science, as well as the primary components of government structure and the political process.

Prerequisite

There is a $75 Book fee associated with this course.

PSYC100 - Introduction to Psychology I

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Acquaints the student with the major issues in contemporary psychology and considers the historical antecedents. Special attention is given to questions of methodology and research design in psychology. Topics in physiological psychology, perception, learning, and motivation are considered.

Prerequisite

No prerequisite required

PSYC102 - Introduction to Psychology II

Breadth-Social Sciences
3 units
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Acquaints the student with major issues in contemporary psychology and considers their historical antecedents. Topics in learning, cognition, social psychology and abnormal psychology are considered.

Prerequisite

PSYC100 is strongly recommended.

Other courses taken at FIC but not offered in this program may count for credit.  Please see an advisor.

Readmission to the engineering pathway

For readmission to the engineering pathway, students must take a minimum of three new courses including one new W and one new Q and achieve a semester GPA of 2.7 in the semester immediately following removal from the program. FIC does not guarantee Engineering approved courses during the readmission semester. Unfortunately, students who have surpassed the course repeat policy may not return to the program.


*Students with IELTS 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in Reading and Writing, TOEFL 82 (minimum 20 in all components), or equivalent, are exempt from the Academic Literacy Course. This determination is made at the time of admission if the student is eligible for exemption. Students who begin their studies at FIC in the Cornerstone program are exempt from ILS101/ILSA101.

*Courses and programs are subject to change without notice. If you have any questions, please contact the student success advising team.

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