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Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Software Engineering Specific Degree Requirements

Faculty Options

Option in Life Sciences
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The Faculty of Science provides two options for Engineering students; the Option in Life Sciences and the Option in Physical Sciences.  

Notes:

  1. Each of the two options has a number of themes; the requirements for each theme are listed in the corresponding table for the option.
  2. Students are encouraged to seek information from the co-ordinator related to combinations of electives and relationships among the courses. Enrolment concerns may need to be discussed with the program advisor.
  3. Some students in the option(s) may wish to further specialize within a given theme. 
  4. Students will need to consider the terms of offering for the courses listed as well as the requisite structure. In particular some courses require both the lecture and the lab component of a course as a prerequisite. It is also important to note that the choices in the earlier courses in the option may impact the elective choices in the senior courses and that some courses require the permission of the instructor.
  5. Listed in the electives of some of the themes are special topic courses; a list of the topics available in a given term is available from the department offering the special topics course.

The aim of the Option in Life Sciences is to provide a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) and Bachelor of Software Engineering (BSE) student with an understanding of the structure and function of biological systems that is both broader and deeper than can normally be attained within the context of any one engineering academic program. The Option in Life Sciences has four theme areas; Molecular and Cell Biology, Environmental/Ecological Science, Biophysical Science, and Biochemical Science. Each theme has four required foundations (or core) courses plus three elective courses to be selected from a set of at least seven Faculty of Science courses in the particular theme area. Although this option is available to all students in the Faculty of Engineering, it is expected to be of particular interest to students in the Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Nanotechnology Engineering, and Systems Design Engineering programs.

Theme 1: Molecular and Cell Biology

Required Courses  Electives: choose three 
BIOL 130 BIOL 266
BIOL 239 BIOL 308
BIOL 240 BIOL 309
CHEM 266 or CHEM 262 or NE 122 BIOL 331
  BIOL 342
  BIOL 349
  BIOL 382/AMATH 382
  BIOL 434 

Theme 2: Environmental/Ecological Science 

Required Courses  Electives: choose three 
BIOL 239 BIOL 150
BIOL 240  BIOL 241
CHE 161 BIOL 350
CHEM 123 or CHE 102 or NE 121 BIOL 351

BIOL 354

BIOL 349
  BIOL 462 or EARTH 444

Theme 3: Biophysical Science  

Required Courses  Electives: choose three 
CHEM 123 or CHE 102 or NE 121 BIOL 349
PHYS 125 or ECE 105 CHEM 237 or CHEM 233 or NE 224
PHYS 280/BIOL 280 CHEM 266 or CHEM 262 or NE 122
PHYS 380 CHEM 357
  PHYS 395
  PHYS 396

Theme 4: Biochemical Science 

Required Courses  Electives: choose three 
CHE 161 CHEM 228 
CHEM 123 or CHE 102 or NE 121 CHEM 237 or CHEM 233 or NE 224
CHEM 266 or CHEM 262 or NE 122 CHEM 333 
CHEM 267  CHEM 357

CHEM 430
  CHEM 432 


For further information about the Life Sciences Option or one of the theme areas, contact the option co-ordinator

 


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