# Engineering, Bachelor of Science

1 year at RDC - 3 years at U of A

### Contact Information

**One-Year University Transfer Program:**

The program is based on the first year of Engineering at the University of Alberta, and is designed to transfer in full to the U of A. However, the program has transferability to many other Canadian institutions. Please contact the artscienceinfo [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (School of Arts & Sciences )if interested in transferring to an institution other than the University of Alberta.

The first year of studies at RDC will provide you with an understanding of mathematics and physical sciences such as Physics and Chemistry. You will apply this understanding to solving engineering problems in such courses as Engineering Statics, Dynamics and Design.

You will take one course in computer programming so as to use computers in solving engineering problems. You will also use computer-aided graphics.

You must also learn to communicate effectively in the English language.

The courses in this program can be transferred in full to University of Alberta; some classes taken in the first year are also transferable to University of Calgary, and other institutions outside of Alberta (if you decide to transfer out-of-province, you'll need to be in contact with the institution you plan to attend). You must decide on the transfer university when you enter the program. It is imperative that students who will apply to University of Alberta take the full first year in one academic year.

Minimum average of 65%:

With no mark below 60% in:

- Math 30-1*
- Math 31*

And no mark below 50% in:

- Chemistry 30
- ELA 30-1
- Physics 30

**Note: **Students with a grade of 60-79% in Math 30-1 and/or Math 31 must complete the mandatory Math preparation course offered, normally during the last week of August, by RDC prior to commencement of the program.

**Note:** Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency in addition to the program admission requirements.

**Note:** Bachelor of Science Engineering applicants will be offered admission on a competitive basis based on GPA ranking.

The Grade Point Average (GPA) calculation for Conditional Admission will be calculated according to one of the following:

- 25 high school credits from the following subjects: Chemistry 30, ELA 30-1, Mathematics 30-1, Mathematics 31 and Physics 30. If any of these courses are in progress at the transcript submission deadline, the 20-level in the subject will be used.
- 18 post-secondary credits including all credits from the most-recently completed term plus the best grades from the next most recent term.
- Applicants with fewer than 18 post-secondary credits will have their GPA calculated using all post-secondary credits plus the credits from the most recent semester from high school using the best grade(s) from the following five subjects: Chemistry 30, ELA 30-1, Mathematics 30-1, Mathematics 31 and Physics 30 to reach 18 credits.

**Note: **Post-secondary credits will be used in the Conditional Admission GPA calculation before High School credits, regardless of when the post-secondary credits were taken. Post-secondary credits do NOT include any High School equivalents completed at a post-secondary institution (i.e. High School equivalents completed at RDC).

**Note**: Transcript deadline for the initial GPA calculation is March 1.**Note**: Due to the high level of demand, the University of Alberta (UoA) gives priority to applicants who have no previous post secondary university transfer credit prior to completing first year engineering courses. If, for example, you have completed all or a portion of one year in another university transfer program (typically science) you will be assessed a GPA penalty for not having a full load of engineering courses making program transfer to the UoA difficult. Please contact Advising for further information or contact the UoA directly.

(Please note these credits are U of A credits.)

**CHEM 203/CHEM 205**(4.3+3.8 credits)**ENCP 200**(3.8 credits)**ENGG 200**(2 credits)**ENGG 230**(4 credits)**ENPH 231**(4.3 credits)**PHYS 269**(3.8 credits)**MATH 212/MATH 213/MATH 223**(4+3.5+3.5 credits)- Complementary Studies Course (3 credits)

## CHEM 203

The first introductory-level chemistry course that focusses on the foundations of atomic properties and chemical reactions. Topics include: stoichiometry, reactions and titrations, ideal gases, atomic structure and bonding, chemical equilibrium and acids and bases. Prerequisite: Chem 30 and Math 30-1. Corequisite: Math 202 or 203 or 212. Note: For Engineering students only.

## CHEM 205

The second introductory-level chemistry course that further expands upon the foundations of various chemical reactions and systems by discussing their equilibrium and reaction rates. Topics include: buffers, titration curves, solubility and complex ion equilibria, thermodynamics and thermochemistry, chemical kinetics and electrochemistry. Prerequisite: Chem 203. Corequisite: Math 204 or 213. Note: For Engineering students only.

## ENCP 200

Fundamentals of computer programming with emphasis on solving engineering problems. Programming in a high level language. Selection and loop structures, routines, arrays and record types, text file operations, pointers.

## ENGG 200

Development and history of the engineering profession. Branches of engineering. Engineering roles in various branches. Includes presentations from engineers in different branches. Several written assignments will form the basis for an assessment of your report writing abilities. Note: Open to Engineering students only.

## ENGG 230

Equilibrium of planar systems. Particle amd rigid-body equilibrium. Reduction of a simple distributed loading. Structural analysis, planar trusses and frames. Internal forces. Centre of gravity and centroid. Friction. Moment of interia. Corequisite: MATH 212 Note: Open to Engineering students only.

## ENPH 231

Kinematics and dynamics of particle. Work and energy methods. Impulse and angular momentum. Introduction to kinematics and dynamics of rigid bodies. Prerequisite: MATH 212 Note: Open to Engineering students only

## MATH 212

Review of functions and analytic geometry. Trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential and hyperbolic functions. Inverse functions. Limits and continuity. Derivatives and their interpretation. Methods of differentiation and applications. Parametric and polar coordinates and functions. Prerequisite: MATH 30-1 and 31 Note: Designed for Engineering students.

## MATH 213

Integrals and areas: numerical methods and the Fundamental Theorem of calculus. Basic integration methods. Applications of integration to lengths, areas, volumes, and other physical quantities. Advanced integration methods. Differential equations. Infinite series and Taylor expansions. Prerequisites: MATH 212 Note: Designed for Engineering students.

## MATH 223

Vectors and matrices. Solution of linear equations. Equations of lines and planes. Vector spaces and bases. Determinants. Matix algebra. Orthogonality and applications (least squares, Gram-Schmidt). Eigenvalues and eigenvectors and applications. Prerequisite or Corequisite: Math 212 Note: Designed for Engineering students.

## PHYS 269

Geometrical optics, optical instruments. Oscillations, waves, sound, light, interference, and diffraction. Simple harmonic motion. Prerequisites: Physics 30, Math 30 and 31. Corequisites: MATH 202 or 203 or 212. ENGG 230. Note: You can have credit in one of PHYS 207, 247, or 269. Note: For Engineering students only.

Please contact the artscienceinfo [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (School of Arts & Sciences )if interested in transferring to an institution other than the University of Alberta.