X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Engineering [B.Eng.]

Engineering Systems and Computing Program Co-op (ESC:C)

School of Engineering, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

In the last quarter century, the computer has grown so rapidly in importance that engineering, science, business and industry could not function without it. With this growth, a need has evolved for specialists who can incorporate computers and information into complex industrial processes. The Engineering Systems and Computing program has been conceived to satisfy this need. Graduates from this program will have, in addition to the basic engineering skills, the ability to identify application areas where computer technology represents the optimum solution, specify appropriate software for process control, data reduction and/or expert system implementation and integrate the computer into the overall system application.

Program Requirements

The Co-op program in Engineering Systems and Computing is a five year program, including five work terms. Students must complete a Fall, Winter and Summer work term and must follow the academic work schedule as outlined below (also found on the Co-operative Education website: https://www.recruitguelph.ca/cecs/). Please refer to the Co-operative Education program policy with respect to adjusting this schedule.

Engineering Systems and Computing Academic and Co-op Work Term Schedule
Year Fall Winter Summer
1 Academic Semester 1 Academic Semester 2 Off
2 Academic Semester 3


Academic Semester 4 COOP*1000 Work Term I
3 Academic Semester 5 COOP*2000 Work Term II COOP*3000 Work Term III
4 Academic Semester 6 Academic Semester 7 COOP*4000 Work Term IV
5 COOP*5000 Work Term V Academic Semester 8 N/A

To be eligible to continue in the Co-op program, students must meet a minimum 70% cumulative average requirement after second semester, as well as meet all work term requirements. Please refer to the Co-operative Education program policy with respect to work term performance grading, work term report grading and program completion requirements.

For additional program information students should consult with their Co-op Co-ordinator and Co-op Faculty Advisor, listed on the Co-operative Education web site.

Credit Summary (25.50 Total Credits)*

19.25 - Required Core Courses

1.50 – ESC-1 Engineering Systems and Computing Electives

0.75 – ESC-2 Engineering Systems and Computing Electives

2.00 – Complementary Studies Electives

2.00 Co-op Work Terms

Note: A minimum of four Co-op work terms including a Summer, Fall, and Winter are necessary to complete the Co-op requirement. *A fifth Co-op work term is optional and if completed, the total number of credits will equal 26.00.

See Program Guide for more information on restricted electives and their prerequisite requirements. Students can take a maximum of 1.50 credits at the 1000 level from the above list of electives.

The recommended program sequence is outlined below.

Major (Honours Program)

Semester 1 - Fall
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
CIS*1300 [0.50] Programming
ENGG*1100 [0.75] Engineering and Design I
MATH*1200 [0.50] Calculus I
PHYS*1130 [0.50] Physics with Applications
Semester 2 - Winter
CIS*2500 [0.50] Intermediate Programming
ENGG*1210 [0.50] Engineering Mechanics I
ENGG*1500 [0.50] Engineering Analysis
MATH*1210 [0.50] Calculus II
PHYS*1010 [0.50] Introductory Electricity and Magnetism
Semester 3 - Fall
CIS*2430 [0.50] Object Oriented Programming
CIS*2520 [0.50] Data Structures
COOP*1100 [0.00] Introduction to Co-operative Education
ENGG*2230 [0.50] Fluid Mechanics
ENGG*2400 [0.50] Engineering Systems Analysis
ENGG*2410 [0.50] Digital Systems Design Using Descriptive Languages
MATH*2270 [0.50] Applied Differential Equations
Semester 4 - Winter
ENGG*2100 [0.75] Engineering and Design II
ENGG*2120 [0.50] Material Science
ENGG*2450 [0.50] Electric Circuits
MATH*2130 [0.50] Numerical Methods
STAT*2120 [0.50] Probability and Statistics for Engineers
0.50 restricted electives
Summer Semester
COOP*1000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term I
Semester 5 - Fall
ENGG*3260 [0.50] Thermodynamics
ENGG*3390 [0.50] Signal Processing
ENGG*3450 [0.50] Electronic Devices
ENGG*3640 [0.50] Microcomputer Interfacing
1.00 restricted electives
Winter Semester
COOP*2000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term II
Summer Semester
COOP*3000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term III
Semester 6 - Fall
ENGG*3240 [0.50] Engineering Economics
ENGG*4420 [0.75] Real-time Systems Design
ENGG*4450 [0.50] Large-Scale Software Architecture Engineering
1.00 or 1.25 restricted electives
Semester 7 - Winter
ENGG*3100 [0.75] Engineering and Design III
ENGG*3130 [0.50] Modelling Complex Systems
ENGG*3410 [0.50] Systems and Control Theory
ENGG*3430 [0.50] Heat and Mass Transfer
HIST*1250 [0.50] Science and Technology in a Global Context
0.50 restricted electives
Summer Semester
COOP*4000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term IV
Fall Semester
COOP*5000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term V
ENGG*4000 [0.00] Proposal for Engineering Design IV
Semester 8 - Winter
ENGG*4120 [1.00] Engineering Systems and Computing Design IV
ENGG*4280 [0.75] Digital Process Control Design
1.00 or 1.25 electives
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