UBC Course Reviews: Miscellaneous

2020 August

I thought I would receive my PHIL 220 grade by now, but I haven't, so I'll write this post when I do.

APSC 100: Introduction to Engineering I

Peter Ostafichuk et al., 2015W1, 90% (highest in the section)

An introduction to the engineering profession including: roles and responsibilities of the engineer, the engineering disciplines, sustainability, an introduction to the engineering design process, introduction and application of the relevant foundational scientific principles, prototyping, engineering graphics, technical communication, and engineering ethics.

APSC 101: Introduction to Engineering II

Peter Ostafichuk et al., 2015W2, 94% (highest in the year)

An introduction to the engineering profession including: the engineering design process, sustainability, prototype testing, introduction and application of the relevant foundational scientific principles, team functioning, engineering graphics, and technical communication.

APSC 110: Co-operative Education Work Term I

2016W2, Pass (highest in the year)

Supervised, technical work integrated learning experience in a public or private organization for a minimum of three months. Formal co-op assignments required.

This wasn't an actual course and everyone who passed got the highest mark LOL

APSC 450: Professional Engineering Practice

W. Scott Dunbar, 2019W1, 88%

Legislation affecting the practice of engineering; ethical principles and responsibilities. Management of engineering enterprises; labour relations, safety and environmental legislation.

CHEM 154: Chemistry for Engineering

José Rodríguez Núñez, 2015W1, 83%

Chemical bonding, properties of matter. Chemical thermodynamics with applications to phase equilibria, aqueous equilibria and electrochemistry. Processes at surfaces.

ENGL 112: Strategies for University Writing

Suzanne James, 2016S, 91% (highest in the term)

Study and practice of the principles of university-level discourse, with multidisciplinary readings and emphasis on processes of research-based writing. Essays are required.

JAPN 100: Beginning Japanese IA

HIromi Uchida, 2019W2, 71%

An introduction to modern spoken and written Japanese with emphasis on both form (grammar and syntax) and functions (Non-intensive).

MECH 410T: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering - Engineering in Society

Katherina Tarnai-Lokhorst, 2019S, 86%

Lectures and readings on specialized topics of current interest in Mechanical Engineering.

MECH 431: Engineering Economics

Mark Hollett, 2018S, 90%

Discounted cash flows. Sources of funds, cost of capital. Effects of depreciation, taxes, inflation. Evaluation and comparison of economic models for engineering projects. Replacement decisions. Public project analysis. Risk analysis. Project control, inventory analysis, simulation.

PHIL 220: Symbolic Logic

Leslie Burkholder, 2020S

Sentential and predicate logic. Translation from natural language; truth tables and interpretations; systems of natural deduction up to relational predicate logic with identity; alternative proof methods. Some sections may use computer-based materials and tests.