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  • SCI 102 - Chaos and Fractals
    This is an introductory course on an exciting field of modern mathematics which has many applications. Topics will include: What is a chaotic system? What makes a system chaotic? Fractals; drawing fractals, fractals in nature. Strange attractors. Julia sets. The Mandelbrot set - and more. Along the way we will look at the historical development of these ideas and how they are used today in areas such as physics, biology, medicine, and economics.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Antirequisites: MTH 322
  • SCI 130 - Mobile Robotic Devices Embedded Systems
    This course provides applied learning in inventing and programming mobile robotic devices (e.g., cell phones, drones) with embedded or electronic systems. Students engage in hands-on mobile robotic device embedded systems applications and invention through the planning and execution of mobile robotic device systems development,facilitated with mobile robotic kits for embedded system development. This course also provides project management process flow-throughs on planning and executing mobile robotics and embedded systems devices.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • SCI 180 - Orientation
    This course focuses on topics designed to improve the effectiveness of learning strategies and study skills. This course includes discussions on topics such as effective communication skills, learning styles, theory of learning and successful problem solving, career planning, the Co-op program, effective use of the library and other topics that will help students to become more resourceful and successful in their program. All students in Science programs must enroll in SCI 180 in their first semester of studies. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 1 hr.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • SCI 230 - Emergency Management Practice
    This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts of emergency management with core elements common to all provinces and territories across Canada. A series of principles will be introduced with reference to current practice. This course provides an introduction to the legal basis for Emergency Management nationally, regionally, and locally. The course is designed for participants from all levels of government, emergency measures/management coordinators, and/or planners, emergency responders, volunteers, private sector representatives.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • SCI 232 - Incident and Operations Management
    This course prepares emergency management practitioners to carry out their roles as members of an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) team. This course presents strategies for effective management and coordination of overall operations within their communities during a multi-service response to an emergency. In addition, participants will be introduced to the Incident Command System that provides responders and supporting agencies with a standardized method of managing any kind of emergency incident.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • SCI 234 - Analysis of Critical Incidents
    In this course students will gain an understanding of Operations in relation to EM practice. The range of potential actions is introduced during the pre-impact and impact phases of an emergency. Current legislation, emergency prevention, communications during emergencies, current pre-impact arrangements, the roles, responsibilities, and authority of the Emergency Services and specifically what actions could be taken during the impact phase of an emergency/disaster will be discussed in relation to several case studies.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • SCI 241 - Planning for Emergency Management
    This course introduces emergency management planning. It examines the planning process, the specification of emergency management needs, resource availability, needs ratification, organizational design, the selection of emergency management strategies, and planning implementation.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • SCI 243 - Continuity and Risk Management
    This course presents the principles, structures, and processes of risk management. Methods for applying general risk management theory, best practices and resources to the different phases of emergency management will be discussed. Emphasis is placed on the application of risk management strategies in mitigating and preparing for disasters and major emergencies.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • SCI 888 - Evidence-based Innovation
    This course will reintroduce students to the scientific method, and build an appreciation of how this rigorous method can be used to develop sustainable ventures and ideas (both social and technological in nature). By understanding how to develop a value-proposition, this course will allow students to explore consulting and apply their classroom knowledge to build careers based on problem-solving. A strong emphasis will be placed on communication, networking and collaborative discovery.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs. Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Consent: Departmental consent required
  • SCI 999 - Research Practicum
    This non-credit practicum offers the student research experience as part of a research team. A student who wants to enroll in this practicum must first identify a faculty member with whom they wish to work and then ensure the faculty member agrees to act as supervisor before enrolling in this practicum.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 0.00
    Consent: Departmental consent required