Courses, Course Descriptions and Timetables

Course Timetable

Fall term

View the Fall Term Timetable 2020-21 PDF

We remain focused on protecting the health and safety of our whole community, and ensuring that we deliver an excellent semester through remote learning. All Fall term classes, lectures, and course events will be offered online. We are also making a remote access guarantee, which will allow every one of our students to complete all academic requirements remotely, including final exams/assessments. No student will be required to be on campus in person during the Fall 2020 term.

Winter term

View the Winter Term Timetable 2020-21 PDF

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we hope to safely offer more in-person experiences in the Winter term. To allow every one of our students to complete all academic requirements, including final exams/assessments, without delaying their graduation we will extend the remote access guarantee for the 2021 Winter term.

Course Enrolment

Course enrolment opens on ACORN on Tuesday, August 4th at 6 am EST.

Enrolment for UTIAS courses will begin on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 6 AM EST. You will also be able to enrol in other engineering graduate courses at this time as well.

APS Graduate Course and TEP course enrolment will also be available on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 6 AM EST time.

Course Delivery

For the 2020-21 academic year, courses will be delivered through one of the following methods. The course instructor will provide the specific expectations of the course. The possible course delivery methods are:

  • Online, synchronous (SYNC): An online course with scheduled meeting times (posted in ACORN) when a student may be expected to participate in activities. Lectures classified as synchronous will be recorded for 2020 Fall Term for students who are not available at the scheduled time. The course may have optional in-person meetings.
  • Online, asynchronous (ASYNC): A course delivered online that does not have scheduled meeting times in ACORN. Students are expected to keep up with course work throughout the term.
  • In-person (INPER):  A course that will be delivered in-person and has scheduled meeting times posted in ACORN. Students are expected to attend all meeting sections for in-person courses.

Please note: Synchronous online engineering lectures will be recorded. The recordings will available to students signed up in the synchronous lecture section that was recorded. Students will be able to review recorded lectures at a time that works best for them during the day.

  • Fall Courses: Each course will have one SYNC section available for registration.
  • Winter Courses: Each course with have one SYNC section available for registration starting August 4th. There will also be an INPER section which will remain closed for registration for now. In-person delivery is subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.

Aircraft Flight Systems, Flight Dynamics, and Flight Simulation Courses

Aerodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, and Propulsion Courses

Structures, Optimization and Numerical Methods

Robotics and Space Systems Engineering

Management and Policy

Engineering Physics

Research Seminars and Professional Courses

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