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ENGR201 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND
WINTER SESSION, ACADEMIC YEAR 2009-2010
PROFESSOR : REMI ALAURENT, ENG., M.ING. PREAMBLE Engineering is not only about science, materials, formulas and calculations. Values, attitudes,
relationships are an essential part of real-life practice.
Being an engineer is being a professional. What is expected of a professional in society and how to
behave as one is what this course is largely about. Other topics covered concern the legal context of
the practice of the profession. EXCERPT FROM THE ENGINEERING COURSE DESCRIPTIONS, 20092010 UNDERGRADUATE CALENDAR ENGR 201 Professional Practice and Responsibility (1.5 credits)
« Health and safety issues for engineering projects; Québec and Canadian legislation;
safe work practices; general laboratory safety common to all engineering disciplines, and
specific laboratory safety pertaining to particular engineering disciplines. Review of the
legal framework in Québec, particularly the Professional Code and the Engineers Act, as
well as professional ethics » GENERAL LEARNING GOALS AND OBJECTIVES Students attending this course will acquire an awareness and general knowledge of major topics
relevant to the engineering profession (these topics are listed in the "Contents" section below). They
will know when, what, where and why they should seek further information. They will be able to face
their upcoming career in engineering with tools to deal with various constraints and externalities. PREREQUISITES No prerequisite. All spaces are open for all students. However, students who have received credit for
ENGR402 or SOEN402 may not take this course for credit. ENGR201/4-Q WINTER 2010 COURSE OUTLINE Page 1 Rev. 0 2010-01-04 CONTENTS the values of the engineering profession the Professional Code the Engineers Act
rules and regulations concerning engineering
other legal constraints general safety concepts
prevention general principles
an overview of current methods of analysis ethical behaviour obedience decision making a relationship based on trust the importance of communication the contract being an employee respecting obligations protecting life, health, safety, property and the environment whistle blowing being knowledgeable and honest advertising and promotion 7 professionals in society 6 5 what sets a professional apart 4 3 An introduction: what is a
"professional" ? 2 Topics 1 Title Chapter equity The legal framework of the
engineering profession Safe work practices Risk management Ethics, deontology and
decision making The professional
relationship Code of Ethics : duties and
obligations towards the
public ENGR201/4-Q WINTER 2010 COURSE OUTLINE Page 2 Rev. 0 2010-01-04 derogatory acts relations with the order
relations between colleagues OIQ membership
conciliation and arbitration of fees
control of the ability to practice occupational health and safety (OH&S) responsibilities in Canada an Act respecting occupational health and safety (Quebec) the Canada Labour Code regulations the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) civil liability insurance patents trademarks copyright industrial designs integrated circuits topographies Intellectual property 13 fees Liability records and documents 12 professional secrecy Occupational health and
safety issues for
Quebec and Canadian
legislation independence and impartiality 11 availability and diligence Controls integrity 10 information Code of Ethics : duties and
obligations towards the
profession 9 knowing one's limitations Code of Ethics : duties and
obligations towards the
client 8 trade secrets PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT THE CONTENTS MAY CHANGE DUE TO SPECIAL ACTIVITIES ENGR201/4-Q WINTER 2010 COURSE OUTLINE Page 3 Rev. 0 2010-01-04 COURSE FORMAT Lectures : 1 hrs. 15 min. every week. Attendance is required.
Tutorials : 50 min. every other week. Attendance is required.
Homework : Required and suggested readings, mostly web-based.
Discussions : Participation in web-based forums on the Moodle course site is encouraged.
Special activities such as conferences may be posted from time to time.
Personal research is encouraged. SCHEDULES AND LOCATIONS For Academic Year 2009-2010 – Winter 2010 (ENGR201/4):
Lectures : every Tuesday, January 5, 2010 to April 6, 2010
Students may proceed to H-110 beginning at 15:45; the lecture will begin promptly at 16:15.
Tutorials : every alternate
----F-- week (see below);
09:45-10:35 (2) schedules, locations and teaching assistants are :
TBA IMPORTANT NOTES : The descriptive (1) or (2), which appears after the day of tutorial listings,
indicates that the tutorial section is given on the day indicated and every 1st and alternate week of the
term or every 2nd and alternate week of the term. Alternate Week Schedule for Winter term: Week
(1) tutorials scheduled to commence in the week beginning Monday, January 4, 2010; week (2)
tutorials scheduled to commence in the week beginning Monday, January 11, 2010. The mid-term
break is week (0) : no tutorial. The week beginning Monday, March 1, 2010 is therefore a week (2).
The university being closed on Friday, April 2, the last tutorial for sections QH and QJ will be
scheduled to take place on Friday, April 9, 2010.
IMPORTANT : STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND THE TUTORIALS IN THE SECTION THEY ARE
Location : Sir George Williams Campus
H = Henry F. Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
FG = Faubourg Ste-Catherine Building, 1616 Ste-Catherine St. W. ENGR201/4-Q WINTER 2010 COURSE OUTLINE Page 4 Rev. 0 2010-01-04 INFORMATION, DOCUMENTATION, RESOURCES This course has its own web site. You may access it through the "MyConcordia" portal (click Course
Websites (Moodle) and choose “ENGR201 2009/4”. This web site contains, among others, the course
outline, lecture notes in PDF format and slide presentations in MS Powerpoint format, discussion
groups, general links etc. News and announcements may appear on the Home page. All documentary
information will be provided or referenced through this internet site. Special announcements may be
sent to students via e-mail. Therefore, students are required to be able to access an internet-enabled
computer (many are accessible throughout the University) and must have an active, valid e-mail
adress (available from the University or from the Faculty of engineering and computer science).
Lecture notes : Students can consult and/or print the lecture notes and presentations from the course
web site but are not required to do so. There is no mandatory textbook or course pack to be
purchased at the Bookstore.
IMPORTANT : STUDENTS WHO FAIL TO SECURE COMPUTER AND E-MAIL ACCESS DO SO AT THEIR
OWN RISK. EVALUATION A) Quizzes
There will be four multiple answer quizzes during the term. They will serve to test the knowledge and
understanding of the material covered the previous two weeks, hence : quiz
Monday, January 18
March 8 No documentation whatsoever is allowed for the quizzes.
All quizzes are taken individually on computers in the Quiz Room (Hall Building, room TBA). There is
no preset time to take the quiz : it is "first come, first served", during scheduled hours of operation.
Students may take up to 30 minutes to take a quiz. The schedule of operations, procedures and Quiz
Room FAQ will be posted in advance on Moodle and announced. Students are responsible for planning
their quiz-taking : lineups are to be expected, especially on the last allocated day.
Students may miss or pass up ONE quiz for any reason : no question will be asked, no penalty applied.
As only the best three out of four quiz results count towards the final grade (see "grading scheme"
below) there is no deferral, supplemental, retake quiz or substitute work, unless for serious, justified
and documented medical or emergency reasons and on a case-by-case basis.
IMPORTANT : DO NOT LOOK FOR THE QUIZZES ON THE COURSE WEB PAGE ITSELF, AS QUIZZES
CAN BE TAKEN ONLY IN THE QUIZ ROOM. ENGR201/4-Q WINTER 2010 COURSE OUTLINE Page 5 Rev. 0 2010-01-04 B) Tutorials
Every student is required to take part in six weekly tutorial sessions (see schedules for details);
attendance, personal work and participation is monitored and is graded.
C) Final examination
The final examination covers only the chapters not covered in the quizzes, i.e. 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13.
The schedule and locations will be made public when it is known.
Duration of the final exam is 90 minutes.
No documentation whatsoever is allowed for the final exam.
D) Evaluation scheme
The contribution of evaluation components to the final grade are : Quizzes :
Final examination : 45% (3 best of 4 quizzes, worth 15% each)
20% (6 sessions, worth 3,33% each)
35% E) Grading system
There is no standard relationship between "raw" percentages and letter grades assigned for the
course : results are normalized at the end of the term so that the class average is 70%.
Students need a normalized percentage grade of 80% and above to achieve grade "A" (Outstanding),
between 70 and 79% to achieve grade "B" (Very Good), between 60 and 69% to achieve grade "C"
(Satisfactory) and between 50 and 59% to achieve grade "D" (Marginal Pass). Each grade is broken
down into "+", "even" and "-" notations. In order to pass the course, a student must achieve at least
50%. There is no provision for any make-up work or supplemental examination.
For more details about evaluation and grading, see the Undergraduate Calendar, Chapter 16 Academic information : Definition and regulations, Section 16.3, and academic regulations specific to
the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, Section 71.10.3 CONTACT INFO To contact Remi Alaurent :
INTERNAL MAIL :
OFFICE LOCATION AND HOURS : [email protected]
drop off or send c/o Mail Room, H-115
EV 2.233, availability by scheduled appointment To contact your Teaching Assistant : contact info to be announced by the TAs themselves. ENGR201/4-Q WINTER 2010 COURSE OUTLINE Page 6 Rev. 0 2010-01-04 ...
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