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FACC 400 Winter 2016

Viviane Yargeau, ing., PhD

Today
Course
objective &
Learning
outcomes

Course
organization

Evaluation
&
Assessment

Use of Poll
Everywhere

Getting to know your instructor

Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering


Courses taught
Introduction to Chemical Engineering
Design Project I & II
Industrial Wastewater Treatment
Engineering Professional Practice

Researcher
Controlling Contaminants of Concern
yargeau3Cs.lab.mcgill.ca

Chief Technology Officer


Earth Alive Clean Technologies

Course objective
Intellectual
property

To be prepared to
face various aspects
of your professional
life

Legal
issues

Environmental
ethics &
sustainability

Ethical
conflicts

Health &
public
safety

Social
aspects

Learning outcomes

At the end of the term the student will be able to:


Identify the legal framework and professional issues relevant to

engineering practice including regulation of the professional


within Quebec
Resolve the basic principles of ethics in professional
employment, management, private practice and consulting
Explain the basic types of professional practice, private practice,
consulting, and business organizations
Recognize the rights and obligations in the employer, employee,
and client working relationships
Differentiate the common forms of contracts used in the
engineering practice
Evaluate the role of the professional engineer with respect to
environmental ethics and sustainability
Illustrate concepts of intellectual property (patents, trademarks,
copyright, etc)
Recognize the various codes governing the engineering
professional practice

Course material & Communication


COURSE MATERIAL

COMMUNICATION

No textbook required

By email to

Supporting material
available on
myCourses

In person: Request
appointment by email
Office: Wong 4180

viviane.yargeau@mcgill.ca

TAs for questions related


to case studies & tutorials

Instructional methods

Lectures
Once a week
Including guest speakers

Tutorials
For case studies
Given by the TAs

Poll Everywhere
Student Response system
Demo in few minutes!
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Grading scheme

Participation during lectures

2%

One-page essay submitted towards the end of the semester

Evaluation of professional engineering skills

Your participation grade will be based on the number of classes


during which you answered questions on Poll Everywhere.
In order to allow few absences without penalty, the count will be
out of 9 (ie. answering questions during 9 classes = 3%)
Answering the questions on behalf of someone else is considered
an academic offense. Please refer to McGills policy on Academic
Integrity and Code of Conduct.

Essay on life long learning

3%

3%

Survey from the Faculty of Engineering

Final exam

45%

Multiple choice and short-answer questions


The final exam will cover all material related to the course,

including the case studies

Grading scheme

Case study

Details presented by
Mikhail Smilovic

47%

Done in groups of about 25 students, divided into subgroups


Participation in the first two tutorials
(5%)
T1 & T2 or T1 & T3

Peer-evaluation - within each group


Self assessment
Other component

(7%)
(5%)
(30%)

If Video: 30% on the video


If Blog post: 25% blog post and 5% effort to publish the blog
If Panel and Debate: 10% on pre-panel/debate written

submission and 20% panel/debate


If Article: 30% on the article
If Infographic: 30% on infographic

Case studies

Itinerary
JANUARY 20:

Introduction and Case study sign-up

JANUARY 27: Case studies 1-4


FEBRUARY 3: Case studies 5-8
FEBRUARY 10:
FEBRUARY 17:
FEBRUARY 24:
MARCH 9:
MARCH 16:
MARCH 23:
MARCH 30:
APRIL 6:

The Canadian Oil Sands (1)


The Columbia River Treaty (2)
Fracking (3)
Electric Cars (4)
Cybersecurity (5)
3D printing and maker culture (6)
Robots (7)
GMOs (8)

Grading
The 47% is distributed as follows, and is dependent on presentation
group:
5%
7%
5%

Participation in Understanding your Case Study tutorial.


Peer-evaluation (within each presentation group or team)
Self-assessment

Video Article - Infographic booklet


30% Project
Panel discussion and Debate
10% pre-Panel discussion/Debate submission
20% Panel discussion
Blog post
25% Blog post
5% Efforts to publish the blog post

Tentative Lecture Schedule


WEEKS

W1 Jan 7

L1
-

W2 Jan 11
W3 Jan 18
W4 Jan 25
W5 Feb 1
W6 Feb 8
W7 Feb 15
W8 Feb 22

L2
T1
L3

T2
L4
T3
L5
T4
L6
T5
L7

T6

W11 Mar 14
W11 Mar 21
W13 Mar 28
W14 Apr 4
W15 Apr 11

Apr 18 29

--Introduction & How to use Poll Everywhere


--Regulations of the Ordre des ingnieurs du Qubec Richard Thibault
Introduction/Choosing case study
Environmental Legislation and Sustainable Engineering
Getting started Case studies 1 to 4
Ethics, Responsibility and Liability Roger Tambay, Cycle Capital
Getting started Case studies 5 to 8
Laws & Regulations Governing Professional Practice Roger Tambay, Cycle Capital
Case study 1
To be determined
Case study 2
The Engineer and the Client
Case study 3
STUDY BREAK

W9 Feb 29
W10 Mar 7

TOPICS

L8
T7

Professionalism and Contracts


Case study 4

L9

Codes Governing the Engineering Practice Giovanna Badia, Schulich Library


Case study 5

T8

L11

Project Management Kato Lone, Hatch


Case study 6
Consulting, Private Practice and Business Structures

T10
L12

Case study 7
Organization Management

T11
L13
-

Case study 8

L10
T9

Intellectual property Katya Marc, McGill University


--FINAL EXAM PERIOD

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How to use
Poll Everywhere
Follow the instructions provided
on myCourses to create an
account and register to
FACC 400

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