Skip to main content

Applied Physics for Environmental Engineering EENG 7405

Environmental Engineering Course

Course details

​The course introduces fields of physics and fundamental laws. It starts off with conversion of units for concentration of contaminants in air, water, and solid media. Particle dynamics, force and momentum, gravitational, centrifugal and electric forces in addition to kinetic and potential energy, and thermodynamics are covered. Property of fluids will be explained with a focus on fluid mechanics and hydraulics, including the calculation of pressures and forces exerted by static fluids and the solution of steady single-pipe flow problems. In addition, it covers Bernoulli's principle and the use of various energy loss equations. This is followed by the engineering application of hydraulic principles such as: pipe networks, pumps, uniform and non-uniform open channel flow and measurement.


  • Admission to EENG program





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of EENG 7405 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 45982


Fri Sep 08 - Fri Dec 15 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 45982
  • $814.81
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Dec 15 Fri 14:30 - 17:30 Burnaby SW05 Rm. 2825

Ray Koenig

Course outline




Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Students must be admitted to Environmental Engineering Program. Approval required prior to registration. Email request for approval to Program Assistant, include your BCIT ID A#.

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Perform conversion of units using basic laws such as Ideal Gas Law.
  • Explain the principles of different branches of physics as applied to engineering problems.
  • Discuss the laws of motion, force, and energy.
  • Solve hydrostatic pressure, force, and moment problems involving plane surfaces of regular geometric shapes.
  • Apply fundamentals of flow continuity principle to solve water balance problems.
  • Apply Bernoulli's equation and the concept of total energy to solve for flow and velocity in frictionless closed-conduit problems.
  • Solve flow distributions in a looped water distribution network.
  • Graph specific energy diagrams to assess changes in flow depth and velocity in presence of a hump or lateral constriction in open channel systems under non-uniform conditions to determine when and why hydraulic jumps occur.
  • Demonstrate the use of a piezometer and a pitot tube to measure pressure and flow velocity in a closed conduit system.
  • Derive flow calculation for weirs of various types.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

Applied Physics for Environmental Engineering (EENG 7405) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Environmental Engineering
    Bachelor of Technology Full-time/Part-time


Interested in being notified about future offerings of Applied Physics for Environmental Engineering (EENG 7405)? If so, fill out the information below and we'll notify you by email when courses for each new term are displayed here.

  • Privacy Notice: The information you provide will be used to respond your request for BCIT course information and is collected under Section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). For more information about BCIT’s privacy practices contact: Associate Director, Privacy, Information Access & Policy Management, British Columbia Institute of Technology, 3700 Willingdon Ave. Burnaby, BC V5A 3H2, email: