The Environmental Engineering program provides the additional skills and knowledge that are required to work on assignments in the areas of sustainability, air quality, climate change, impact assessment, LCA, contaminated sites, water treatment, contaminant hydrogeology, solid waste management, resource management, and green energy technology.
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.
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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].
The following flexible learning courses are suitable for interested students as electives or professional development studies. These courses are not within the EE Program Matrix.
Individual timetables are available through myBCIT.
EENG courses are offered in the fall term (September to December, term 1 and 3) and winter term (January to April, term 2 and 4). Full-time students are registered in a set of courses each term allowing program completion in four terms. Flexible learning (part-time) students may register for the same courses individually that suit their schedule. All courses must be completed within seven years.
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.
Completion of program courses, with a combination of graduate’s previous education and experiences, may satisfy registration requirements for the following organizations:
- Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC)
- Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC)
- British Columbia Institute of Agrologists (BCIA)
- College of Applied Biologists
- Association of the Chemical Profession of British Columbia (ACPBC)
Students should contact organizations directly for eligibility requirements and individual evaluation/assessment.
Alan Weston, MSc, MBA, PGeo
Angela Duso, MSc
Brenda Martens, BSc, LEED Fellow, CSBA
Chikezie(Kezi) Nwaoha, PhD, PEng
Don Livingstone, MASc, PEng
Goran Krstic, PhD, RPBio
Inder Singh, MASc, PEng
Jason Azzam, EP, EMS-LA, ENV SP
Kim Hopkins, BA, Ad Dipl GIS
Maria Tirado, MEng, PhD
Mircea Cvaci, PEng, MBA
Nicole Steglich, PEng
Paul Litt, PEng
Rob Sianchuk, MASc
Selina Lee-Andersen, JD, MA
Soizic Wadge, MSc
Timo Makinen, PEng, MRM, MBA
Zoran Milacic, BSc, PLog, EP
- Brian S. White, PEng, PAC Chair; Division Manager – Environmental Services, McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.
- Arvind Saraswat, PhD, PEng, 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
- Jerry Holzbecher, BSc, Client Services Manager, Environmental Vancouver Laboratory, ALS Laboratory
- Kevin Nilsen, PMP, EP, CPHR, President & CEO, ECO Canada
- Stephen Pinto, BSc, PAg, EP, Program Manager, Environmental Chemical Corporation
- Travis Hickford-Kulak, Vice President, Contract Utilities and Energy Systems, District Energy Canada, Corix Utilities Inc
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. The student will review their 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.
Students submitting their proposals to Program Head, Dr. Olga Petrov – must do so between August 1st and 15th for registration in fall term and between December 5th to 15th for registration in winter term. For detailed information, consult Student Handbook.
Recent Capstone Projects
Winter 2023 – EENG 8460 – Faculty: Olga Petrov, PhD
|Chloe Arduini||The Environmental and Social Benefits of Integrating Fruit-Bearing Trees within Vancouver’s Urban Areas||Brenda Martens, OBC, BSc, CSBA, LEED AP BD+C, LEED Fellow|
|Caitlin Belz||Methodological Approaches to Assess Implementation of Tidal Power to Offset Electricity Generation by Diesel – The Case of Haida Gwaii’s Northern Electrical Grid||Zahra Tooyserkani, PhD|
|Florian Rossmann||Re-naturalization of Strawberry Island as an Essential Salmon Habitat in the Heart of the Fraser River||Marvin L. Rosenau, PhD|
|Kate Salvador||Gasoline Light Duty Vehicles vs Electric Vehicles: Comparative Assessment using Life Cycle Assessment||Rob Sianchuk, MASc|
|Leah Suley||Evaluating Energy Efficiency of the Centrifugal Pumps within Metro Vancouver’s Capilano Raw Water Pump Station||Jess Fitzpatrick, PEng|
|Natasha Moysiuk||Evaluation of Health Impacts of Potential Forest Fire Emissions in British Columbia Through Dispersion Modelling||Olga Petrov, PhD|
|Nikki Yazdani||Utilization of Captured CO2 at Carbon Engineering in Squamish, BC – Systematic Literature Review||Yassaman Babaee, PhD, PEng|
Winter 2023 – EENG 8460 – Faculty: Goran Krstic, PhD
A Systematic Review of National Planning for Agricultural Impacts of Drought in India Concerning International Standards
Aejah Blesch, MS, RBTech
Potential Application of Metal-Organic Frameworks in Wastewater Treatment Plants in Metro Vancouver
Systematic Literature Review on the Effects of a Heat Wave on Air Quality
Goran Krstic, PhD
A Systematic Review of Impacts from Traditional Burials on Groundwater
Ray Koenig, BSc, BBA, PGeo
Unpacking Nunavut’s Reliance on Diesel
James Griffiths, MSc
A Comparative Field Survey of Light Rail Transit Associated
Zoran Milacic, PLog, EP
|Sai Hong Chan||
The Effects of Global Warming on Wildfires in British Columbia: How Remotely Piloted Aircraft System Can Help to Manage Wildfires
Eric Saczuk, PhD
A Systematic Literature Review of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Techniques: Effective Storage techniques in BC
Zahra Tooyserkani, PhD
Reducing Single Family Home’s Energy Usage within Metro Vancouver to Reduce Green House Gas Production
Brenda Martens, OBC, BSc,
Identification of Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances (Pfas) in the Groundwater Associated with the Vancouver Landfill
Ray Koenig, BSc, BBA, PGeo
Adaptation strategies to cope with drought events in Vancouver – BC: A Systematic Review
|Aby Sharma, MASc, PEng|
Featured Capstone Projects
- Systematic Literature Review on the Effects of a Heat Wave on Air Quality – Grace Jeon, BTech Environmental Engineering 2023 (Faculty: Dr. Goran Krstic, Project Adviser: Dr. Goran Krstic)
- A Systematic Literature Review Assessing Nearshore Closed Containment Systems for Salmon Farming in British Columbia – Naomi George Oommen, BTech Environmental Engineering 2022 (Faculty: Dr. Olga Petrov, Project Adviser: Dr. Marvin Rosenau)
- Examining the Effects of the Garrison Lake Forest Fire of 2021 on the Surface Water Quality in Bell Creek’s Watershed – Tor Guttridge, BTech Environmental Engineering 2022 (Faculty: Dr. Goran Krstic, Project Adviser: Zoran Milacic)
- Standard Harmonized Monitoring Methods for Microplastics in Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants: A Systematic Review of Current Methodologies and Capabilities – Emma Norman, BTech Environmental Engineering 2022 (Faculty: Dr. Olga Petrov, Project Adviser: Yao Hung Lan)
- The Urban Heat Island Effect in Densely Populated Urban Areas and its Implications on Eco-city Planning: Investigation of Vertical Temperature Profiles in Downtown Vancouver – Dana May, BTech Environmental Engineering 2021 (Faculty: Dr. Olga Petrov, Project Advisers: Dr. Olga Petrov, Dr. Eric Saczuk)
- Effects of Acclimatization on Coral Heat Stress Tolerance – Micah Koroll, BTech Environmental Engineering 2021 (Faculty: Dr. Olga Petrov, Project Adviser: Dr. Goran Krstic)
*additional appendices for systematic literature review can be reviewed by request to EE department.
Past Capstone Projects
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