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Course details

​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.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

5.0

Cost

$1,257.08

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of EENG 8460 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 87444

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Tue Apr 25 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 87444
  • $1257.08
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Apr 25 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Olga Petrov

Course outline

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Cost

$1257.08

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Student must meet all pre-requisites and co-requisites – see course details above. Please refer to information in the latest edition of Student Handbook prior to registration to this course. Students who completed EENG 8430 PRIOR to Fall term 2022: must submit proposal (max 15pgs) and adviser information for approval before registration (email olga_petrov@bcit.ca between Dec 5 to 15, 2022) Students who completed EENG 8430 in Fall term 2022: request for department approval before registration (email bcit_eeng@bcit.ca). Include your BCIT ID A#.
Status

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:

  • 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

Related Programs

Capstone Project (EENG 8460) 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

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