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The Environmental Engineering program is intended to provide the additional skills and knowledge that engineering and science graduates require to successfully work on environmental assignments such as sustainability management, air quality, climate change, environmental impact assessment, life cycle assessment, contaminated sites, water treatment facilities, contaminant hydrogeology, integrated solid waste management, resource management, and green energy technology projects.

The Program

The Environmental Engineering program recognizes the wide range of science and engineering backgrounds associated with this industry and is structured to accommodate the needs of a diverse range of applicants. The combination of foundation courses, applied environmental engineering courses, management courses and communication and general education courses provides a unique balance of skill sets that prepares candidates for a broad range of career opportunities. The final, capstone project provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate the acquired depth and breadth of knowledge and skills learnt during the program. While many participants pursue this degree for the credential, others are seeking professional development to complement their existing professional and university credentials.

Look for EE student, Mathew Watkins in this video on the Ocean Pollution Research Collaborative.

Featured Industry Supporter

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Entrance Requirements

Costs & Supplies


Note: The Environmental Engineering program curriculum has been revised effective for the September 2019 intake.

Students that began the program prior to September 2019 please refer to the April 2019 matrix [PDF].

Program Details

Graduating & Jobs

Job Opportunities

Graduates of the Environmental Engineering program are prepared to function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team that addresses the environmental challenges faced by the industry. Working as a member of an environmental team comprised of engineers, hydrogeologists, and environmental managers, chemists, biologists, toxicologists, climatologists, and energy managers, graduates will be uniquely positioned to operate across disciplinary boundaries.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Olga Petrov, PhD (Chemical & Biological Engineering), Program Head
Ray Koenig, BSc, BBA, PGeo, Faculty
Zahra Tooyserkani, PhD, Faculty
Susan Kong, BSc, Program Assistant

Sessional Instructors

Andrew Marr, BASc, PEng, CCEP
Angela Duso, MSc
Brenda Martens, BSc, LEED Fellow, CSBA
Carol De La Franier, MASc, PEng
Dan Kovacek, BSc, P.Eng
Diane Grady, BASc, PhD
Don Livingstone, MASc, PEng
Fiona Lemon, BSc, MA, TESL
Goran Krstic, PhD, R.P.Bio.
Inder Singh, MASc, PEng
Jason Azzam, EP, EMS-LA, ENV SP
Kim Hopkins, BA, Ad. Dipl. GIS
Marcel Pitre, BASc, PEng
Maria Tirado, PhD
Paul Litt, PEng
Rob Sianchuk, MASc
Selina Lee-Andersen, JD, MA
Timo Makinen, PEng, MRM, MBA
Tracy Casavant, MES, PEng
Yao Hung Lan, MASc, PEng
Zoran Milacic, BSc, P.Log., EP

Advisory committee

  • Brian S. White, PEng., PAC Chair; Division Manager – Environmental Services, McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.
  • Al Gibb, Ph.D., PEng., Director, Wastewater Treatment, WSP
  • Arvind Saraswat, Senior Project Engineer, Metro Vancouver
  • Cindy Yu, BSc., Meteorologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada; Local Executive, Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
  • Eric Choi, PEng., Senior Environmental Engineer, Senior Manager & Partner, Envirochem Services Inc
  • Travis Hickford-Kulak, Vice President, Contract Utilities and Energy Systems, District Energy Canada, Corix Utilities Inc

Capstone Projects

Environmental Engineering Bachelor of Technology students are required to complete EENG 8460 Capstone Project. The goal of the Capstone Project 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 adviser and guidance of a faculty, 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.

Recent Projects

Fall 2020 – EENG 8460 Faculty Olga Petrov, PhD

Student Name

Project Title

Expert Adviser

Andre Antonio Assessment of Potential Soil Contamination of Everett Crowley Park in Vancouver, BC.


Dave Young -City of Vancouver;

Ray Koenig, BSc, BBA, PGeo

[Funding: SoCE Collaborative Student Initiative 2020, awarded to Eric Anderson, PhD and Olga Petrov, PhD]

Rachel Head Life Cycle Assessment: A centralized Rural Transfer Station in the Central Subregion of the Regional District of East Kootenay. Rob Sianchuk, M.A.Sc
Sukhjeet (Sonny) Johal Proposal to Develop an Emission Reduction Measure Policy for Metro Vancouver’s Non-Road Diesel Emission Bylaw. Olga Petrov, PhD
Minhyeok Lucas Kim A systematic review of removal of disinfection-by product (DBPs) using granular activated carbon (GAC) filtering pitchers. Lan, Yao Hung, MASc, P.Eng.
Stewart Lacey A Global Problem with Local Solutions – Analyzing Burnaby’s Fraser River Watershed Subcatchments to Inform Green Infrastructure Solutions. Lan, Yao Hung, MASc, P.Eng.
Jae Eun (Michelle) Lee Residential Water Metering and Water Conservation in Social Housing. Zahra Tooyserkani, PhD

BC Housing -Bill MacKinnon

Kalie McGratten Analysis of Construction & Demolition Waste Key Parameters to Enable Waste Diversion. Brenda Martens, BSc, OBC, CSBA, LEED AP
Katelyn Alvarez Ocampo Evaluation of Potential PFA Contamination from Aqueous Film Forming Foam Use in Airports in Mexico. Zoran Millacic, BSc, P.Log., EP
Russell Stairs Climate Risk Assessment and Low-Carbon Resilience Pathways for the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Arash Zaree, BEng, MEL, PMP
Aidan Kershaw-Weih Health Impacts of Certified Green Buildings on Occupants of Social Housing Projects: A Systematic Review. Brenda Martens, BSc, OBC, CSBA, LEED AP


Featured Projects

  • Project 1 – to be updated soon
  • Project 2 – to be updated soon
  • Project 3 – to be updated soon


Past Projects

  • 2019-2020 – to be updated soon

Contact Us

Susan Kong
Program Assistant
Tel: 604-432-8539

Olga Petrov
Program Head
Tel: 604-456-8017

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