The goal of the course is to provide the student with an opportunity to work independently on an applied research project associated with an environmental or sustainable development issue or procedure. Under the supervision of an academic adviser, the student will review a research proposal (Developed in EENG 8430) outlining the project scope, goals, methods and deliverables. The research project options include either a systematic review of literature with recommendations for a future project or initiative; or a data gathering study that follows an established quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods research design. The project will involve but not be limited to: (1) A comprehensive review and synthesis of existing research or information from published literature, industrial or governmental reports, or policy analysis with a recommendations chapter or further research proposal; (2) A case study or a survey related to environmental or sustainability aspects of technology, resource industry, energy, etc.; (3) A correlational study; or (4) A field or a laboratory experiment. Students will learn to rely on their critical thinking and analytical skills to investigate, evaluate, and synthesize collected data or information in order to provide comprehensive conclusions and recommendations resulting from their research.
Below is one offering of EENG 8460 for the Fall 2022 term.
Wed Sep 07 - Wed Dec 14 (15 weeks)
- 15 weeks
- CRN 45960
Class meeting times
|Sep 07 - Dec 14||N/A||N/A||Online|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Internet delivery format.
- Departmental approval needed
Students are responsible for completion of pre-requisites and co-requisites – see course details above. Students should continue with same project topic and adviser from EENG 8430. BEFORE you register, department approval required - email request with your BCIT ID A#: students who completed EENG 8430 AFTER fall term 2020 (email email@example.com). Students who completed EENG 8430 PRIOR to fall term 2020. (email firstname.lastname@example.org). Please review the pre-registration requirement information in the latest edition of Student Handbook before approval request.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Present background information on a selected topic by conducting a systematic literature review.
- Articulate the state of current knowledge of a particular environmental issue or procedure.
- Develop a research project and present the outcomes in accordance with standard engineering / science format guidelines.
- Demonstrate an ability to apply quantitative and qualitative research methods to process and analyze collected data and/or interpret published results.
- Substantiate solutions, recommendations, and conclusions with research-based arguments and/or data.
- Prepare a comprehensive applied research project report in accordance with standard engineering/research format guidelines.
Effective as of Fall 2019
Capstone Project (EENG 8460) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Construction and the Environment
- Environmental Engineering
Bachelor of Technology Full-time/Part-time
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