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|ENGINEERING AND SOCIETY|
|Course Description *Click course title for syllabus link||Admin Info||Next Session Details||Fall 2023||Winter 2024||Summer 2023|
|APS510H1: Innovative Technologies and Organizations in Global Energy Systems||FALL 2023: Sept 7, Monday, 3-6 pm (LEC) in WB119; Thursdays, 9-10am (TUT) in BA2145||x|
|APS1018H: The Engineer in Society: Ethics, History, Philosophy (formerly History and Philosophy of Engineering)||Synchronous Delivery||Winter 2024: Jan 8-April 15, 100% online delivery, first class Jan 8, 1-4pm||x|
|APS1024H: Infrastructure Resilience Planning||Course Drop Deadline: Sept 25||FALL 2023: Sept 16 - Saturdays, 9-5pm, Sept 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, in BA2145||x|
|APS1025H: Infrastructure Protection||Course Drop Deadline: Oct 23||FALL 2023: Saturdays, 9-5pm, Oct 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, in BA2145||x|
|APS1031H: Infrastructure Planning||FALL 2023: Sept 11 - Dec 4, Mondays, 2-5pm, in MY480||x|
|APS1034H: Making Sense of Accidents||Part of Accident Causation and Risk Management Courses||WINTER 2024: Start Jan 8 Mondays 3-5pm in GB248, Thursdays, 3-5pm, in GB248|
SUMMER 2023: May 1 - June 15, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays, 5-7pm; in MY370
Course add deadline: May 8
Course drop deadline: May 26
|APS1101H: System Dynamic Risk Management||Part of Accident Causation and Risk Management Courses|
Course will be delivered Synchronously
|SUMMER 2023: July 4 - Aug 17, *6-8pm, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday in MY420 |
*new updated room, July 05*
Course add deadline: July 10
Course drop deadline: July 28
|APS1420H: Technology, Engineering and Global Development||WINTER 2024: Starts Jan 8, Mondays, 6-8pm, Wednesdays 6-8pm, in WB130||x|
APS510H1: Innovative Technologies and Organizations in Global Energy Systems
A broad range of global energy systems are presented including electricity generation, electricity end use, transportation and infrastructure. Discussions are based on two key trends: (a) the increasing ability to deploy technologies and engineering systems globally, and (b) innovative organizations, many driven by entrepreneurship (for profit and social) and entrepreneurial finance techniques. The course considers these types of innovations in the context of developed economies, rapidly developing economies such as India and China, and the developing world. The course will interweave a mix of industry examples and more in-depth case studies. The examples and cases are examined with various engineering, business and environmental/sustainability analysis perspectives.
APS1018H: The Engineer in Society: Ethics, History, Philosophy (formerly History and Philosophy of Engineering)
This course has been designed for the reflective engineer with experience in the workplace. Though those without real world industry experience are welcome. Designed by a professional engineer for engineers, technologists, applied scientists and engineering executives, it will help practitioners reflect on their role in society and understand how that role has been shaped and is constantly changing. Most of the world’s leading employers depend on engineers, technologists, and applied scientists to design new technological systems, products and services and effectively operate and sustains these systems. Human resource leaders are charged with attracting, motivating, developing, and retaining these individuals, as well as partnering with them on large-scale systems change. This course provides insider insight into the way engineers think and feel about the work they do. It begins by studying the history of medieval and modern technology and proceeds to explore the rise of engineering science, the engineering disciplines and 19th century professionalization. And finally we explore how engineering ethics, culture, philosophy and identity has been shaped and forged in various countries, and how this impacts the role of the engineer in society. Each term we adapt themes across many aspects of society including, Military Industrial Security Complex, Big Pharma, Cyber Security, Technology and Privacy, Industry-Banking-Power-Politics, Globalization, Engineering Profession and Politics. We also look at futurism, and ethical implications - 4th industrial revolution and smart cities, telecommunications, mass media control, robotization of the military, biological engineering, transhumanism, war, business, and profit.
What also comes to mind for me is the concept "I wished I had known then what I know now". This is often a sentiment by older people (50 plus) who look back on their careers or life in general and wish they had the "wisdom" to make a different decision or choose a different path but lacked the awareness at the time to explore other choices.
APS1024H: Infrastructure Resilience Planning
Planning for resilience is a fundamental of strategic and operational planning of infrastructure and requires an in-depth understanding of the operation one wishes to make resilient, its context and operating environment. This course teaches resilience planning from first principles, including the development and application of international and Canadian infrastructure resilience and investment policy, demand and dependency management, all-hazards and mitigation strategies and its relationship to Enterprise Risk Management and Business Continuity Planning.
APS1025H: Infrastructure Protection
A fully integrated protection scheme is necessary to efficiently implement an Infrastructure Resilience Plan to assure operational survival following a catastrophic event. Building on the first principles of security integration and fortifications practice, illustrated with case studies through history, the students explore site security surveys, different tools, mitigation methods and models in common use and the assumptions and technology behind them in order to make informed decisions on how to approach and solve an infrastructure protection problem for the full range of event types. This is then practised in partnership with industry, analysing real security integration issues for real clients, to whom the students will present their protection schemes.
APS1031H: Infrastructure Planning
This course is a guided exploration of infrastructure planning through a fundamental understanding of first principles and discussion about their application to various aspects of the discipline. This will include strategic planning, cost, finance, risk, resilience, design and the different applications from facilities to utilities, disaster relief and policy development. Guest presentations by recognized Subject Matter Experts round out the practical appreciation with case studies. The course is accessible to undergraduates, while providing an essentially post-graduate perspective. Given the enormity of this field, detailed exploration of any of the lecture topics is not possible. Instead, students will be encouraged to read further into the topics of interest and directed to existing courses that explore the topic in greater detail.
APS1034H: Making Sense of Accidents
This course introduces the main theoretical approaches of systems thinking, organization structure and crisis management for understanding catastrophic accidents. Highlighting the socio-technical limits to the prevention of severe accidents, it emphasizes the importance of incorporating such insights in engineering design with the aim of reducing the likelihood of disasters.
APS1101H: System Dynamic Risk Management
The course provides new perspectives on safety and human error and shows how to incorporate humans in complex automated systems using systems thinking.
APS1420H: Technology, Engineering and Global Development
This is a joint graduate/undergraduate course, which explores a broad range of topics centered on the role of technology and engineering in global development. The course format is a combination of lectures by the instructor and guest speakers, discussion of assigned readings (academic journals, book excerpts, popular press, etc.), review of case studies, and student presentations. Topics covered include: (1) a brief history of international development, foreign aid, and major players involved (e.g. UN, World Bank, government agencies, NGOs), (2) technological innovation and diffusion theory and practice, (3) new international development models (e.g. social entrepreneurship, microfinance, risk capital approaches) and finance organizations involved (e.g. Grameen Bank, Gates Foundation, Acumen Fund, etc.), (4) implication of major global trends (e.g. globalization, urbanization) for sustainable development. The above topics are addressed in the context of specific case studies of technologies and technology sectors involving health, energy, infrastructure, finance, and communications. The goal of this course is to inform students of the various causes and consequences of global poverty, and to highlight ways that they can apply their technical, engineering, and entrepreneurship knowledge towards addressing complex global challenges.