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

Faculty Options

Option in Physical Sciences
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The Faculty of Science provides access to 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. As a result, a number of sub-themes have been identified and this information is available from the option theme co-ordinator.
  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 a lecture and 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.
  6. Due to the overlap with the regular program, the Earth and Environmental Sciences theme is not available to Geological Engineering students. 

The aim of the Option in Physical Sciences is to provide a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) and Bachelor of Software Engineering (BSE) student with an understanding of the basic physical sciences that lie behind many engineering applications that is both broader and deeper than can normally be attained within the context of any one engineering academic program. The Option in Physical Sciences has three theme areas, namely, Physics, Chemistry and, Earth and Environmental Sciences. Each theme has four required foundations (or core) courses plus three elective courses to be chosen from a set of at least ten Faculty of Science courses in the theme area.  Sub-themes, may be followed by making judicious choices of three elective courses. This option is available to all students in the Faculty of Engineering.  

Theme 1: Physics

Required Courses 

Plus one of:

Electives: choose three 

Subthemes

PHYS 115 or
PHYS 121 or
ECE 105 or
NE 131 

PHYS 122 or
PHYS 125 or
ECE 106 or
NE 241 or 
SYDE 283 

PHYS 234 or
NE 232  

ECE 140 or 
PHYS 242 or
PHYS 263 or 
PHYS 334 or
PHYS 358
PHYS 275
PHYS 334
PHYS 335
PHYS 342
PHYS 359 or 
NE 334
PHYS 364
PHYS 365
PHYS 375
PHYS 434
PHYS 435
PHYS 442 
PHYS 454
PHYS 467
PHYS 475

Electromagnetic Theory 
PHYS 342
PHYS 364 
PHYS 365 
Solid State Physics
PHYS 334
PHYS 335
PHYS 358
PHYS 359
Astrophysics
PHYS 263
PHYS 275
PHYS 375
PHYS 475
Quantum Physics
PHYS 334
PHYS 364
PHYS 365
PHYS 434


Theme 2: Chemistry

Required Courses 

Electives: choose three 

Subthemes

CHEM 123 or 
CHE 102 or  
NE 121  
CHEM 209    
CHEM 217
CHEM 266
CHEM 220
CHEM 221
CHEM 254 or   
CHE 230 or    
ECE 309 or  
ME 250 or 
SYDE 381
CHEM 265 
CHEM 310
CHEM 313
CHEM 323
CHEM 340
CHEM 350
CHEM 356 or 
NE 232 or  
PHYS 234 
CHEM 360
CHEM 370 or 
NE 333
Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 220
CHEM 221
CHEM 323 
Inorganic Chemistry 
CHEM 212   
CHEM 310  
CHEM 313
Organic Chemistry
CHEM 264
CHEM 265
CHEM 360   
Physical Chemistry
CHEM 254
CHEM 350
CHEM 356


Theme 3: Earth and Environmental Sciences

Required Courses 

Electives: choose three 

Subthemes

CHEM 123 or 
CHE 102 or
NE 121
PHYS 121 or
ECE 105 or
NE 131 or
PHYS 115 
PHYS 122 or 
ECE 106 or
PHYS 125
EARTH 153 or
EARTH 121/EARTH 121L or
EARTH 122/EARTH 122L or
CIVE 153 or
ENVE 153  
EARTH 221
EARTH 231
EARTH 232
EARTH 235
EARTH 260
EARTH 270
EARTH 281
EARTH 333
EARTH 358
EARTH 359
EARTH 421
EARTH 438
EARTH 440
EARTH 444
EARTH 456
EARTH 458
EARTH 459
EARTH 460
EARTH 471 
Environmental Science
EARTH 270
EARTH 281
EARTH 444
Geology
EARTH 232
EARTH 333
EARTH 471
Geochemistry
EARTH 221
EARTH 421
EARTH 459
Geophysics
EARTH 260
EARTH 438
EARTH 460
Hydrogeology
EARTH 359
EARTH 456
EARTH 458

 


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