Course Descriptions

EECS 3505 3.00   Electrical Systems for Mechanical Engineers

Many mechanical systems today are integrated with electrical systems. This course will prepare students to work on electromechanical systems by introducing them to topics such as: The basics of circuit analysis and setup, as well as electronics; power systems including 3-phase; DC and AC motors; electro-mechanical actuators; and, time permitting, basics of communication protocols.

EECS 3603 4.00   Electromechanical Energy Conversion

This course covers the basic construction and principles of operation of different types of electric machines; magnetic circuit analysis, single-phase and poly-phase transformers, principles of electromechanical energy conversion, DC machines, three-phase induction machines, synchronous machines, and special machines (stepper motors, linear motors and brushless DC (BLDC) motors). The transients and dynamics of machines are analyzed. Introduction of Solid-State control of motors. Three lecture hours per week. Three laboratory hours for eight weeks. One tutorial hour per week. Field trip: six hours.

EECS 4622 4.00   Introduction to Energy Systems

Introduction to basic modeling and analysis techniques in electricity generation, transmission and distribution. Introduction to 3-phase systems, single line diagrams and Per Unit system of calculations. Functional descriptions and modeling of generators, transformers, transmission lines, motors and other loads are discussed. Load Flow study, Gauss-Seidel and Newton-Raphson iterative methods; Symmetrical fault analysis, symmetrical components, unsymmetrical fault analysis; introduction of protection relays and Circuit Breakers; power systems stability analysis; introduction to distribution systems and distributed generation. Three lecture hours per week. Two laboratory hours per week. Twelve tutorial hours.

EECS 6002 3.00   Directed Reading

A reading course suited to students with special interests. Students select areas of study in consultation with their supervisor. These areas should not significantly overlap with material covered in courses currently offered at York University and undergraduate or graduate courses taken by the student either at York University or elsewhere. Directed reading courses require a completed Directed Reading Form, which can be obtained from the Assistant of the Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. Normally, students may take only directed reading course (EECS 6002) during a degree program.

EECS 6400 6.00   Computer Engineering Research Projects

An introduction to research methods and methodology in Computer Engineering. Under the direction of the Computer Engineering Research Project Committee, students engage in supervised research under a member of the research program. A final oral presentation and written report is required. Successful completion of this course is required for the MASc Computer Engineering degree.

ENG 2001 3.00   Engineering Projects: Management, Economics and Safety

Introduction to the management, economics and safety as they relate to engineering projects, including the following. Project management: work breakdown structures, Gantt charts, logic diagrams and change management. Engineering economics: time value of money, comparison methods, rates of return. Workplace safety. Group design projects. Weekly tutorial.

ENG 2002 3.00 Mechanical and Materials Engineering

The course covers the fundamentals of mechanical, electronic, magnetic, thermal and optical properties of materials and applies these materials in engineering designs. The design and analysis of static and dynamic engineering systems are also introduced. Weekly tutorial.