Zachary Seguin

GENE Courses

GENE 21A – Topics for Technical Courses Taken on Exchange by Architecture Students

Courses taken at foreign universities by University of Waterloo architecture students while enrolled in an international exchange institution, and reserved for courses without equivalents at the University of Waterloo. These courses are treated as technical electives in the student's program. Such courses are reported on the student's transcript with their original titles in English showing as the topic. The grades for these courses will be either CR or NCR.

GENE 21B – Topics for Technical Courses Taken on Exchange by Biomedical Engineering Students

Courses taken at foreign universities by University of Waterloo engineering students while enrolled in an international exchange institution, and reserved for courses without equivalents at the University of Waterloo. These courses are treated as technical electives in the student's program. Such courses are reported on the student's transcript with their original titles in English showing as the topic. The grades for these courses will be either CR or NCR.

GENE 21C – Topics for Technical Courses Taken on Exchange by Chemical Engineering Students

Courses taken at foreign universities by University of Waterloo engineering students while enrolled in an international exchange institution, and reserved for courses without equivalents at the University of Waterloo. These courses are treated as technical electives in the student's program. Such courses are reported on the student's transcript with their original titles in English showing as the topic. The grades for these courses will be either CR or NCR.

GENE 21D – Topics for Technical Courses Taken on Exchange by Systems Design Engineering Students

Courses taken at foreign universities by University of Waterloo engineering students while enrolled in an international exchange institution, and reserved for courses without equivalents at the University of Waterloo. These courses are treated as technical electives in the student's program. Such courses are reported on the student's transcript with their original titles in English showing as the topic. The grades for these courses will be either CR or NCR.

GENE 21E – Topics for Technical Courses Taken on Exchange by Electrical Engineering Students

Courses taken at foreign universities by University of Waterloo engineering students while enrolled in an international exchange institution, and reserved for courses without equivalents at the University of Waterloo. These courses are treated as technical electives in the student's program. Such courses are reported on the student's transcript with their original titles in English showing as the topic. The grades for these courses will be either CR or NCR.

GENE 21I – Topics for Technical Courses Taken on Exchange by Environmental Engineering Students

Courses taken at foreign universities by University of Waterloo engineering students while enrolled in an international exchange institution, and reserved for courses without equivalents at the University of Waterloo. These courses are treated as technical electives in the student's program. Such courses are reported on the student's transcript with their original titles in English showing as the topic. The grades for these courses will be either CR or NCR.

GENE 21K – Topics for Technical Courses Taken on Exchange by Civil Engineering Students

Courses taken at foreign universities by University of Waterloo engineering students while enrolled in an international exchange institution, and reserved for courses without equivalents at the University of Waterloo. These courses are treated as technical electives in the student's program. Such courses are reported on the student's transcript with their original titles in English showing as the topic. The grades for these courses will be either CR or NCR.

GENE 21L – Topics for Technical Courses Taken on Exchange by Geological Engineering Students

Courses taken at foreign universities by University of Waterloo engineering students while enrolled in an international exchange institution, and reserved for courses without equivalents at the University of Waterloo. These courses are treated as technical electives in the student's program. Such courses are reported on the student's transcript with their original titles in English showing as the topic. The grades for these courses will be either CR or NCR.

GENE 21M – Topics for Technical Courses Taken on Exchange by Mechanical Engineering Students

Courses taken at foreign universities by University of Waterloo engineering students while enrolled in an international exchange institution, and reserved for courses without equivalents at the University of Waterloo. These courses are treated as technical electives in the student's program. Such courses are reported on the student's transcript with their original titles in English showing as the topic. The grades for these courses will be either CR or NCR.

GENE 21N – Topics for Technical Courses Taken on Exchange by Nanotechnology Engineering Students

Courses taken at foreign universities by University of Waterloo engineering students while enrolled in an international exchange institution, and reserved for courses without equivalents at the University of Waterloo. These courses are treated as technical electives in the student's program. Such courses are reported on the student's transcript with their original titles in English showing as the topic. The grades for these courses will be either CR or NCR.

GENE 21Q – Topics for Technical Courses Taken on Exchange by Computer Engineering Students

Courses taken at foreign universities by University of Waterloo engineering students while enrolled in an international exchange institution, and reserved for courses without equivalents at the University of Waterloo. These courses are treated as technical electives in the student's program. Such courses are reported on the student's transcript with their original titles in English showing as the topic. The grades for these courses will be either CR or NCR.

GENE 21S – Topics for Technical Courses Taken on Exchange by Software Engineering Students

Courses taken at foreign universities by University of Waterloo engineering students while enrolled in an international exchange institution, and reserved for courses without equivalents at the University of Waterloo. These courses are treated as technical electives in the student's program. Such courses are reported on the student's transcript with their original titles in English showing as the topic. The grades for these courses will be either CR or NCR.

GENE 21T – Topics for Technical Courses Taken on Exchange by Mechatronics Engineering Students

Courses taken at foreign universities by University of Waterloo engineering students while enrolled in an international exchange institution, and reserved for courses without equivalents at the University of Waterloo. These courses are treated as technical electives in the student's program. Such courses are reported on the student's transcript with their original titles in English showing as the topic. The grades for these courses will be either CR or NCR.

GENE 21U – Topics for Technical Courses Taken on Exchange by Management Engineering Students

Courses taken at foreign universities by University of Waterloo engineering students while enrolled in an international exchange institution, and reserved for courses without equivalents at the University of Waterloo. These courses are treated as technical electives in the student's program. Such courses are reported on the student's transcript with their original titles in English showing as the topic. The grades for these courses will be either CR or NCR.

GENE 22A – Topics for List A Complementary Studies Courses Taken on Exchange by Engineering Students

Courses taken at foreign universities by University of Waterloo engineering students while enrolled in an international exchange institution, and reserved for courses without equivalents at the University of Waterloo. These courses are treated as list A complementary studies electives in the student's program. Such courses are reported on the student's transcript with their original titles in English showing as the topic. The grades for these courses will be either CR or NCR.

GENE 22B – Topics for List B Complementary Studies Courses Taken on Exchange by Engineering Students

Courses taken at foreign universities by University of Waterloo engineering students while enrolled in an international exchange institution, and reserved for courses without equivalents at the University of Waterloo. These courses are treated as list B complementary studies electives in the student's program. Such courses are reported on the student's transcript with their original titles in English showing as the topic. The grades for these courses will be either CR or NCR.

GENE 22C – Topics for List C Complementary Studies Courses Taken on Exchange by Engineering Students

Courses taken at foreign universities by University of Waterloo engineering students while enrolled in an international exchange institution, and reserved for courses without equivalents at the University of Waterloo. These courses are treated as list C complementary studies electives in the student's program. Such courses are reported on the student's transcript with their original titles in English showing as the topic. The grades for these courses will be either CR or NCR.

GENE 22D – Topics for List D Complementary Studies Courses Taken on Exchange by Engineering Students

Courses taken at foreign universities by University of Waterloo engineering students while enrolled in an international exchange institution, and reserved for courses without equivalents at the University of Waterloo. These courses are treated as list D complementary studies electives in the student's program. Such courses are reported on the student's transcript with their original titles in English showing as the topic. The grades for these courses will be either CR or NCR.

GENE 23E – Topics for Natural Science Elective Courses Taken on Exchange by Electrical Engineering Students

Courses taken at foreign universities by University of Waterloo engineering students while enrolled in an international exchange institution, and reserved for courses without equivalents at the University of Waterloo. To earn credit the exchange courses will include the exploration of the physical and chemical interactions of the natural world and the systematic observation and understanding of physical and natural phenomena through analytical and/or experimental techniques. These courses are treated as Natural Science electives in the student's program. Such courses are reported on the student's transcript with their original titles in English showing as the topic. The grades for these courses will be either CR or NCR.

GENE 23K – Topics for Natural Science Elective Courses Taken on Exchange by Civil Engineering Students

Courses taken at foreign universities by University of Waterloo engineering students while enrolled in an international exchange institution, and reserved for courses without equivalents at the University of Waterloo. To earn credit the exchange courses will include the exploration of the physical and chemical interactions of the natural world, and the systematic observation and understanding of physical and natural phenomena through analytical and/or experimental techniques. These courses are treated as natural science electives in the student's plan. Such courses are reported on the student's transcript with their original titles in English showing as the topic. The grades for these courses will be either CR or NCR.

GENE 23Q – Topics for Natural Science Elective Courses Taken on Exchange by Computer Engineering Students

Courses taken at foreign universities by University of Waterloo engineering students while enrolled in an international exchange institution, and reserved for courses without equivalents at the University of Waterloo. To earn credit the exchange courses will include the exploration of the physical and chemical interactions of the natural world and the systematic observation and understanding of physical and natural phenomena through analytical and/or experimental techniques. These courses are treated as Natural Science electives in the student's program. Such courses are reported on the student's transcript with their original titles in English showing as the topic. The grades for these courses will be either CR or NCR.

GENE 23S – Topics for Natural Science Elective Courses Taken on Exchange by Software Engineering Students

Courses taken at foreign universities by University of Waterloo engineering students while enrolled in an international exchange institution, and reserved for courses without equivalents at the University of Waterloo. To earn credit the exchange courses will include the exploration of the physical and chemical interactions of the natural world and the systematic observation and understanding of physical and natural phenomena through analytical and/or experimental techniques. These courses are treated as Natural Science electives in the student's program. Such courses are reported on the student's transcript with their original titles in English showing as the topic. The grades for these courses will be either CR or NCR.

GENE 101 – Strategies and Skills for Academic Success

The goal for this course is to help students become successful independent learners through learned study skills, a better understanding of their personality type, and an understanding of how personal wellness affects academic success. It takes a modelled approach to teaching learning strategies to students who struggle to meet the demands of a university curriculum. In the lectures, students will be taught various learning strategies that they will be able to apply to successfully meet the demands of their other courses. Students will then apply these modelled strategies in their other courses during a weekly application lab. Students will be expected to demonstrate their understanding of the material through a variety of assignments. The course will include an engineering component.

GENE 119 – Problems Seminar

Students may be assigned to a Problems Seminar by the Director or Associate Director of First-Year Engineering or Software Engineering according to their performance during the term. [Offered: F,W,S]

GENE 121 – Digital Computation

Introduction to electronic digital computers, hardware and software organization, examples of efficient numerical algorithms for basic scientific computations. [Offered: F,W,S]

GENE 123 – Electrical Circuits and Instrumentation

Charge, current and voltage. Voltage and current sources, resistors, capacitors and inductors. Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws, nodal analysis, Thevenin and Norton models, instrumentation amplifier circuits, time response, impedance. Function and characteristics of basic electrical transducers. Resolution, precision and accuracy. Basics of data acquisition.

GENE 191 – Communication in the Engineering Profession

In this course, students will enhance oral and written technical communication competencies in contexts relevant to the engineering profession as well as career preparation. [Offered: F]

GENE 199 – Special Topics in First Year Engineering

Various courses dealing with selected topics related to success in Waterloo Engineering. These courses will be offered as needed.

GENE 299 – Special Topics in Second Year Engineering

Various courses dealing with selected topics of particular interest to second year engineering students. These courses will be offered as resources are available and the material is needed.

GENE 301 – Special Directed Studies

This course is provided to allow enrichment for students in Engineering who have fulfilled the requirements of one or more of the courses in the 3A or 3B term by means of passing a course or courses taken during one or more work terms. The course comprises a special project pursued under the direction of a faculty member, normally in the department of the student's program.

GENE 302 – Special Directed Studies

This course is provided to allow enrichment for students in Engineering who have fulfilled the requirements of one or more of the courses in the 3A or 3B term by means of passing a course or courses taken during one or more work terms. The course comprises a special project pursued under the direction of a faculty member, normally in the department of the student's program.

GENE 303 – International Studies In Engineering

Engineering students register for this course for credit towards the Designated Faculty Option in International Studies in Engineering upon return from study or work terms abroad. Credit will be assessed on the basis of a written report and individual interviews. The report may include technical, non-technical, and professional aspects of the foreign residence experience. It may discuss socio-economic aspects of life in the foreign country, and it may compare and contrast conditions in the country or countries involved in the student's international experiences, or trace the social or political histories of those countries. In all cases the report must include materials addressed to the needs of other students considering a similar experience. The instructor for this course is the Option Co-ordinator. Restricted to students who intend to complete the option in International Studies in Engineering. [Offered: F,W,S]

GENE 315 – Special Directed Non-Technical Studies

This course is provided for students who, through academic studies during international exchange programs or other university related scholarly activities, wish to request a course credit for this work. Students wishing to claim this credit must show evidence of university level academic activity not otherwise claimed for credit.

GENE 395 – Engineering Study Abroad

Waterloo students studying abroad for academic transfer credits under an Engineering Exchange Program during a Fall term register at Waterloo under GENE 395. [Offered: F]

GENE 396 – Engineering Study Abroad

Waterloo students studying abroad for academic transfer credits under an Engineering Exchange Program during a Winter term register at Waterloo under GENE 396. [Offered: W]

GENE 397 – Engineering Study Abroad

Waterloo students studying abroad for academic transfer credits under an Engineering Exchange Program during a Spring term register at Waterloo under GENE 397. [Offered: S]

GENE 399 – Special Topics in Third Year Engineering

Various courses dealing with selected topics of particular interest to third year engineering students. These courses will be offered as resources are available and the material is needed.

GENE 401 – Special Directed Studies

This course is provided to allow enrichment for students in Engineering who have fulfilled the requirements of one or more of the courses in the 4A or 4B term by means of passing a course or courses taken during one or more work terms. The course comprises a special project pursued under the direction of a faculty member, normally in the department of the student's program.

GENE 402 – Special Directed Studies

This course is provided to allow enrichment for students in Engineering who have fulfilled the requirements of one or more of the courses in the 4A or 4B term by means of passing a course or courses taken during one or more work terms. The course comprises a special project pursued under the direction of a faculty member, normally in the department of the student's program.

GENE 403 – Interdisciplinary Design Project 1

This is the first course in a two-course sequence where students from more than one engineering program work together to solve an interdisciplinary engineering problem. In the course they will formulate and communicate an interdisciplinary engineering problem or opportunity; develop a feasible design project proposal and plan; generate feasible solutions that address the formulated problem; evaluate alternatives and identify preferred solution; address safety, regulatory, sustainability and professional ethics requirements, as appropriate; effectively manage design project technical and non-technical risks using project management tools and techniques; deliver a report and/or a presentation that summarizes the work completed; work effectively as an interdisciplinary team member and/or team leader.

GENE 404 – Interdisciplinary Design Project 2

This is the second course in a two-course sequence where students from more than one engineering program work together to solve an interdisciplinary engineering problem. At the end of this course students will be able to re-formulate and re-communicate an engineering problem or opportunity (as appropriate); revise and communicate a feasible design project plan; revise solutions that address the formulated problem (as appropriate); implement and verify design solutions by analysis, test or prototype; communicate design solutions using accepted data formats, working documents and oral presentations; address safety, regulatory, sustainability and professional ethics requirements, as appropriate; effectively manage and communicate design project plans, technical and non-technical risks, using project management tools and techniques; work effectively as an interdisciplinary team member and/or team leader.

GENE 411 – Engineering Law and Ethics

Background (Charter of Rights and Freedoms), Contracts, Torts (Negligent Malpractice), Forms of Carrying on Business, Intellectual Property (Patents, Trade Marks, Copyrights and Industrial Designs), Professional Practice (Professional Engineers Act, Professional Misconduct and Sexual Harassment), Alternate Dispute Resolution, Labour Relations and Employment Law, Environmental Law. [Offered: W]

GENE 412 – Ethics and The Engineering Profession

An analysis from the standpoint of philosophical ethics of moral issues arising in professional engineering practice. Issues include the social responsibility of engineers, conflict of interest and obligation, morally acceptable levels of risk, and moral implications of technology.

GENE 415 – Special Directed Non-Technical Studies

This course is provided for students who, through academic studies during international exchange programs or other university related scholarly activities, wish to request a course credit for this work. Students wishing to claim this credit must show evidence of university level academic activity not otherwise claimed for credit.

GENE 499 – Special Topics in Fourth Year Engineering

Various courses dealing with selected topics of particular interest to fourth year engineering students. These courses will be offered as resources are available and the material is needed.

GENE 501 – Directed Studies for Visiting Exchange Students

An assignment of study or project work under the direction of a Faculty member. The specific project is established on the basis of a written proposal that is agreed to by the supervisors at both the host and home institutions. The academic level and the time commitment shall be specified in the proposal. Registration is restricted to international exchange students at Waterloo under an Exchange Agreement with the Faculty of Engineering. Candidates for degrees at the University of Waterloo are not eligible. A student must arrange with a Waterloo Faculty member to serve as advisor prior to registering for this course.

GENE 502 – Directed Studies for Visiting Exchange Students

An assignment of study or project work under the direction of a Faculty member. The specific project is established on the basis of a written proposal that is agreed to by the supervisors at both the host and home institutions. The academic level and the time commitment shall be specified in the proposal. Registration is restricted to international exchange students at Waterloo under an Exchange Agreement with the Faculty of Engineering. Candidates for degrees at the University of Waterloo are not eligible.

GENE 503 – Directed Studies for Visiting Exchange Students

An assignment of study or project work under the direction of a Faculty member. The specific project is established on the basis of a written proposal that is agreed to by the supervisors at both the host and home institutions. The academic level and the time commitment shall be specified in the proposal. Registration is restricted to international exchange students at Waterloo under an Exchange Agreement with the Faculty of Engineering. Candidates for degrees at the University of Waterloo are not eligible.