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CLOSED: APSC 171 Calculus Extended Program – Jan/Feb 2024 

Posted on Dec 19, 2023

Undergraduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship for the Jan/Feb Extended program course APSC 171. The term runs from Jan 15-Feb 16, followed by the exam period from Feb 19-23.

TA duties will primarily be preparing and running tutorials (1 hour/week, Wed 2:30-3:30pm), as well as some grading.  Total commitment is about 4 hours/week.

Remuneration for Undergraduate TA positions is $20.86/hour.

To apply:

Please upload here: https://forms.office.com/r/ZdyNu79hDE 

  1. Your resume
  2. An unofficial copy of your latest transcript
  3. Cover letter indicating your interest in the position

A review of completed applications will begin Jan 2, 2024 . Questions can be directed to: rogersa@queensu.ca in Smith Engineering at Queen's or the course instructor Mahdi Mohebbi mm404@queensu.ca.

Calendar information for the course:

APSC 171  Calculus I  Units: 3.30  

Graphs and derivatives of vector-valued functions; related applications. Implicit derivatives and related rate applications. Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, Riemann integral; applications to problems involving areas, volumes, mass, charge, work, etc. Integration by substitution, by parts, and partial fractions. Introduction to second-order differential equations and complex numbers.
K3.3(Lec: Yes, Lab: No, Tut: Yes)

CLOSED:  APSC 103 Communication Assistant- Winter Term

Posted on Nov 14, 2023

All undergraduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship as an Assistant for the course APSC 103 in Winter 2024. APSC 103 is a first-year course in engineering design where students are encouraged to tackle open-ended problems as they work directly with a community partner in addressing a specified need. Professional experience and comfort in the subject of professional communications is essential as well as evaluating students critically in this area. You can read more about APSC 103 here.

Assignment duties will include grading student projects from a communication perspective, entering the grades in OnQ and meeting with students to review their work and to provide feedback. Attendance at training sessions is mandatory. Marked assignments are expected to be completed and returned with relevant feedback within one week of the submission date. Marking guides will be provided and any necessary training will be incorporated.

Fourth year status (or above) and successful completion of APSC 100 and 200 (or 202) is required.

Remuneration is $20.86/hour plus 4% vacation pay. Estimated time commitment is 60 hours for the term, (Exact hours depend on the number of teams allocated)

To Apply: Please fill out the application form here

Completed applications should include:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. V.
  3. Unofficial transcripts

Review of applications will begin after Nov. 23, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants will be asked to complete a writing assessment before an interview is offered.

CLOSED:  APSC 200/293 Engineering Design and Practice II/Engineering Communications TA – Winter 2024 term

Posted on November 7, 2023

       

Fourth-year undergraduate students are invited to apply for an Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship (TA) in APSC 200/293 for Winter 2024.

The courses are related to design and communication, so strengths in these areas are strongly preferred.  Students from all engineering and applied science disciplines are welcome to apply, although some background in chemical engineering, engineering chemistry, geological engineering, or mechanical engineering would be advantageous.

TA duties will include assisting students during design and communication workshops, providing guidance and feedback to design project teams, marking assignments, reports, and presentations, and entering grades. Any necessary training will be included in the TA assignment.

The employability skills that are considered important and that will be further developed by this position include:

  1. Technical writing
  2. Communication and presentation skills
  3. Teamwork abilities
  4. Confidence and ability to work with others as well as independently
  5. Self-motivation, initiative
  6. Time management

Applicants chosen for an interview will be asked to complete a writing assessment, and successful applicants must have demonstrated the high level of technical communications and English proficiency required for these positions.

Winter term TA contracts run Jan 1 – Apr 30, 2024.  Remuneration is $20.86/hour plus 4% vacation pay. Total hours may range from 60-80 hours per term, depending on assigned section and duties.

TAs will be assigned to a section and must be available in-person for the section’s two 2-hour weekly workshop times shown below (although both of the times will not always run every week).  We will attempt to assign TAs to a section of their discipline or preference, but this is not always possible due to multiple scheduling constraints.  Therefore, please indicate in the online application form all of the following section numbers (200, 202, 203, 204) which fit within your timetable (even if they do not match your discipline). If you are at present uncertain about some of your availability, you can provide details at the end of your online application form:

Workshop times

Section

Dept

Day

Fall workshop times

200

CHEE/ENCH

Tues

11:30-1:30

 

 

Fri

2:30-4:30

202

GEOE

Mon

2:30-4:30

 

 

Wed

2:30-4:30

203

MME A

Tues

2:30-4:30

 

 

Fri

10:30-12:30

204

MME B

Tues

8:30-10:30

 

 

Fri

2:30-4:30

 

To apply:

Complete an online application form here:

https://forms.office.com/r/RJqfwNAasS

Within the form where indicated, upload a SINGLE pdf file with naming format "Firstname Lastname YourStudentNetID.pdf" which contains, in this order:

  1. A cover letter, explaining why you want to be a TA for APSC 200/293, your relevant experience, and why you believe you are a good fit for the position
  2. C.V.
  • An unofficial copy of your latest transcript

Applications will be reviewed as they are recieved with interviews being scheduled the week of Dec 18-22. Potential future interview dates will be scheduled if necessary, until all positions are filled.  The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.  Questions not answered here can be directed to: Amanda Thoo (a.thoo@queensu.ca) in Smith Engineering at Queen's.

 

CLOSED: APSC 221 Economics and Business Practices in Engineering TA – Winter 2023 term

Posted on Nov 15, 2023

Undergraduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship for the Winter 2024 course APSC 221.  The course is on engineering economics and a background in this subject is essential; applicants should have previously taken this course or an equivalent.

TA duties will primarily be marking assignments and tests, and proctoring the two evening midterms on-campus 6:30-8pm on Tues January 30 and Tues March 5.  Marked assignments and tests must be completed such that they can be returned to students within one week of the submission date.  Duties may also include monitoring and responding to online Q&A forums and student emails and posting grades on onQ.  Marking guides will be provided, and any necessary training will be included in the assignment.

Marking of the final examination will begin after the exam is written (final exam date will be during exam period April 11-25).  TAs will need to be available on-campus for a specific day to mark the papers after the exam is written.

Remuneration for TA positions is $20.86/hour plus 4% vacation pay and will be 60 hours of work over the winter term. To apply:

Complete an online application form here.

Within the form where indicated, upload a SINGLE pdf file named "Firstname Lastname YourStudentNetID.pdf" which contains, in this order:

  1. Your resume
  2. An unofficial copy of your latest transcript
      
    Note: In lieu of a cover letter, there is an area on the form asking you to explain why you want to be a TA for APSC 221, and why you believe you are a good fit for the position.  

Review of completed applications will begin after December 1st, 2022 and will continue until the positions are filled.  The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.  Questions not answered here can be directed to: engineering.apsc221@queensu.ca in Smith Engineering.

Calendar information for the course:

APSC 221 Economics and Business Practices in Engineering

This course will provide the student in the Engineering program with the ability to appropriately incorporate selected economic and business practices into the practice of engineering. The practices covered include: business planning for the enterprise, enterprise economic analysis, project management process, project economic analysis, risk analysis and management, quality management and change management. Assignments and examples are based on situations from engineering based industries. (0/0/36/0/0) EXCLUSIONS: APSC 321, COMM 244

 

CLOSED: APSC 101 (Module 1) Complex problem solving TAs -Grading position- Fall term 2023

Posted on July 4, 2023

All fourth year students (or above) are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship in APSC 101. The course focuses on engineering design, problem solving, and professional practice. You can read more about this module here. This is a TA position available in the Fall 2023 term.

Individual contracts will be made depending on TA hours available for the individual and the duties required but will be approximately 40-60 hours for the term with marking between Sept -Dec.

TA assignment duties may include answering student e-mails and inquiries, marking of assignments and exams, summarizing student grades for the instructor and posting on the Learning Management System. Any necessary training will be included in the assignment.

Technical skills and interests that will be considered an asset for this position include:

  • Engineering software tools
  • Information retrieval and evaluation
  • Educational strategies in engineering education

The employability skills that will be considered complimentary to the technical skills above and that will be further developed by this position include:

  • Technical writing
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Teamwork abilities
  • Confidence and ability to work with others as well as independently
  • Self-motivation, initiative
  • Time management

Course topics include:

  • Problem definition
  • Gather, understand and evaluate information sources
  • Modeling and argumentation
  • Teaming
  • Writing process
  • Idea generation
  • Decision making
  • Engineering ethics and codes
  • Economic analysis
  • Engineering law

Please complete an online application form here.

The rate of pay is $20.65/hour.

Review of completed applications will begin after July 18th, 2023 and continue until the positions are filled.

Completed applications should include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. C.V.
  3. Unofficial transcript(s)

The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Candidates being considered will receive a communication exercise to complete.

Calendar information APSC 101 (Module 1):

 This course develops the ability to conceive, design, and implement
solutions in an engineering context via team-based design projects. It
develops complex problem solving, teaming, critical thinking, and
communication skills, and provides guidance in incorporating safety,
ethical, economic, and social factors in engineering problem solving.
Examples and project topics are chosen to complement instruction in
other first year courses, specifically including programming and
graphics.

      

     

CLOSED: APSC 101 (Module 1) Prototyping TAs -Arduino IDE/Solidworks support- Fall term 2023

Posted on July 4, 2023

All fourth year students (or above) are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship in APSC 101. The course focuses on engineering design, problem solving, and professional practice. You can read more about this module here. This is a TA position available in the Fall 2023 term.

Individual contracts will be made depending on TA hours available for the individual and the duties required but will be approximately 40-60 hours for the term.

TA assignment duties will include providing support for students using Arduino IDE and/or SolidWorks and may include answering student e-mails and inquiries, reviewing discussion boards, marking of assignments, summarizing student grades for the instructor and posting on the Learning Management System. Any necessary training will be included in the assignment.

Technical skills and interests that will be considered an asset for this position include any combination of:

  • Arduino IDE
  • SolidWorks
  • Prototyping using 3D printers

Course topics include:

  • Problem definition
  • Gather, understand and evaluate information sources
  • Modeling and argumentation
  • Teaming
  • Writing process
  • Idea generation
  • Decision making
  • Engineering ethics and codes
  • Economic analysis
  • Engineering law

Please complete an online application form here.

The rate of pay is $20.65/hour.

Review of completed applications will begin after July 18th, 2023 and continue until the positions are filled.

Completed applications should include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. C.V.
  3. Unofficial transcript(s)

The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Calendar information APSC 101 (Module 1):

 This course develops the ability to conceive, design, and implement
solutions in an engineering context via team-based design projects. It
develops complex problem solving, teaming, critical thinking, and
communication skills, and provides guidance in incorporating safety,
ethical, economic, and social factors in engineering problem solving.
Examples and project topics are chosen to complement instruction in
other first year courses, specifically including programming and
graphics.

 

CLOSED:  APSC 200/293 Engineering Design and Practice II/Engineering Communications TA – Fall 2023 term

Posted on June 13, 2023

       

*** TA opportunities for APSC 200/293 for the Winter 2023 term will be posted in November (for CHEE/ENCH, GEOE and MME sections) ***

Fourth-year undergraduate students are invited to apply for an Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship (TA) in APSC 200/293 for Fall 2023.

The courses are related to design and communication, so strengths in these areas are strongly preferred.  Students from all engineering and applied science disciplines are welcome to apply, although some background in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering physics, or engineering mathematics would be advantageous.

TA duties will include assisting students during design and communication workshops, providing guidance and feedback to design project teams, marking assignments, reports, and presentations, and entering grades. Any necessary training will be included in the TA assignment.

The employability skills that are considered important and that will be further developed by this position include:

  1. Technical writing
  2. Communication and presentation skills
  3. Teamwork abilities
  4. Confidence and ability to work with others as well as independently
  5. Self-motivation, initiative
  6. Time management

Applicants chosen for an interview will be asked to complete a writing assessment, and successful applicants must have demonstrated the high level of technical communications and English proficiency required for these positions.

Fall term TA contracts run Sept 1 – Dec 31, 2023.  Remuneration is $20.65/hour plus 4% vacation pay. Total hours may range from 60-80 hours per term, depending on assigned section and duties.

TAs will be assigned to a section and must be available in-person for the section’s two 2-hour weekly workshop times shown below (although both of the times will not always run every week).  We will attempt to assign TAs to a section of their discipline or preference, but this is not always possible due to multiple scheduling constraints.  Therefore, please indicate in the online application form all of the following section numbers (200, 203, 204) which fit within your timetable (even if they do not match your discipline). If you are at present uncertain about some of your availability, you can provide details at the end of your online application form:

Workshop times

Section

Dept

Day

Fall workshop times

200

CIVL

Wed

8:30-10:30am

 

 

Fri

3:30-5:30pm

203

MTHE

Tues

4:30-6:30pm

 

 

Thur

1:30-3:30pm

204

ENPH

Wed

3:30-5:30pm

 

 

Fri

9:30-11:30am

 

To apply:

Complete an online application form here:

https://forms.office.com/r/kJexGFieR8

Within the form where indicated, upload a SINGLE pdf file with naming format "Firstname Lastname YourStudentNetID.pdf" which contains, in this order:

  1. A cover letter, explaining why you want to be a TA for APSC 200/293, your relevant experience, and why you believe you are a good fit for the position
  2. C.V.
  • An unofficial copy of your latest transcript

A review of completed applications will begin after June 26th and will continue until the positions are filled.  The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.  Questions not answered here can be directed to: Amanda Thoo (a.thoo@queensu.ca) in Smith Engineering at Queen's.

 

CLOSED: APSC 174 Introduction to Linear Algebra – Summer 2023 term

Posted on April 17, 2023

Undergraduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship for the Summer 2023 online course APSC 174. The term runs from May 1 to July 23, followed by the exam period from July 25 – Aug 2.

TA duties will primarily be preparing and running live online tutorials (1 hour/week, time selected based on the schedule of the successful candidate), updating the course onQ site and some marking.  Total committment is about 4-5 hours/week.

Remuneration for Undergraduate TA positions is $20.65/hour.

To apply:

Please email Aphra Rogers

  1. Your resume
  2. An unofficial copy of your latest transcript
  3. Cover letter indicating your interest in the position

A review of completed applications will begin April 24, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to: rogersa@queensu.ca in Smith Engineering at Queen's or the course instructor Mahdi Mohebbi mm404@queensu.ca.

Calendar information for the course:

APSC 174  Introduction To Linear Algebra  Units: 3.30  

Systems of linear equations; real vectors spaces and subspaces; linear combinations and linear spans; linear dependence and linear independence; applications to systems of linear equations and their solution via Gaussian elimination; bases and dimension of real vector spaces; linear transformations, range, kernel and Rank-Nullity theorem; matrix representation of a linear transformation; composition of linear transformations and matrix multiplication; invertible matrices and determinants; eigenvalues and eigenvectors of square matrices. Applications of the course material to engineering systems are illustrated.
(Lec: 2.8, Lab: 0, Tut: 0.5)

 

CLOSED: APSC 221 Economics and Business Practices in Engineering TA – Summer 2023 term

Posted on Mar 27, 2023

Undergraduate students are invited to apply for a Teaching Assistantship for the Summer 2023 online course APSC 221. The term runs from May 1 to July 23, followed by the exam period from July 25 – Aug 2.

The course is on engineering economics and a background in this subject is essential; applicants should have previously taken this course or an equivalent.

TA duties will primarily be marking online assignments and tests and posting grades in OnQ.  Marked assignments and tests must be completed such that they can be returned to students within one week of the submission date.  Duties may also include helping to prepare assignments and responding to student remark requests.  Marking guides will be provided, and any necessary training will be included. Marking of the final examination will begin immediately after the exam is written. The date and time to be determined by the Exams Office. It is expected that all marking will be completed, and marks posted by Monday August 7th at the latest.

Remuneration for Undergraduate TA positions is $20.65/hour and will be for a total of 60 hours of work spread over the term.  

To apply:

Complete an online application form here:

https://forms.office.com/r/7Bwiz6WzuP

Within the form where indicated, upload a SINGLE pdf file named "Firstname Lastname YourStudentNetID.pdf" which contains, in this order:

  1. Your resume
  2. An unofficial copy of your latest transcript

Note: In lieu of a cover letter, there is an area on the form asking you to explain why you want to be a TA for APSC 221, and why you believe you are a good fit for the position.  

A review of completed applications will begin April 10, 2023 and will continue until the positions are filled. Applications will only be accepted up until April 17, 2023 or when all positions are filled, whichever occurs first.   The Faculty Office thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.  Questions not answered here can be directed to: engineering.apsc221@queensu.ca in Smith Engineering at Queen's.

 

Calendar information for the course:

APSC   221

Economics and Business Practices in Engineering

This course will provide the student in the Engineering program with the ability to appropriately incorporate selected economic and business practices into the practice of engineering. The practices covered include: business planning for the enterprise, enterprise economic analysis, project management process, project economic analysis, risk analysis and management, quality management and change management. Assignments and examples are based on situations from engineering based industries. (0/0/36/0/0) EXCLUSIONS: APSC 321, COMM 244