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EENG 7200 - Principles of Sustainability

Environmental Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

This course is designed to provide an interdisciplinary group of learners with the knowledge and skills to develop and manage their professional practice while considering sustainability imperatives. Principles of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), industrial ecology, circular economy, and urban world issues are covered in a manner that reveals constraints but also opportunities and strategies for balancing environmental, social and economic perspectives. In addition, the changing roles and approaches in governance systems and the role of stakeholders in decision making will be discussed. The course delivery mode is an experiential learning in classroom and field settings.





Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 36725

Thu Sep 09 - Thu Dec 16 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 16 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW01 Rm. 2030


Brenda Martens

Course Outline




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Students must be admitted to Environmental Engineering B.Tech program. Approval required prior to registration, please contact Program Assistant - include your A#. No class on Nov 11 - Remembrance Day - Make up class TBA. No class on Sep 30 - Day for Truth and Reconciliation - Make up class TBA.

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

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Interpret sustainable development imperatives and create a framework to address associated challenges in their professional practice, such as: ecological carrying capacity; creating production and consumption systems; accounting for costs and benefits of economic decisions; ecological footprint; protecting, conserving and restoring natural, social and cultural resources; and monitoring and evaluating.
  • Exemplify designing governance systems aimed at encouraging sustainable ecological change, supported by inclusive decision making involving diverse stakeholders.
  • Assess the impacts of current industrial processes and practices on human and natural systems as well as the associated benefits of industrial systems designed like ecosystems.
  • Understand ISO LCA requirements and guidelines.
  • Identify major databases, tools and resources used in LCA practice.
  • Operate Open IO-Canada and Impact Estimator for Buildings (IE4B) LCA tools.
  • Develop excel-based LCA model.
  • Use LCA in environmental management and reporting.
  • Discuss urban sprawl and planning strategies for sustainable, smart communities within a context of globalization and social equity, focusing on improving efficiencies to promote reduced demand for services, energy and materials.
  • Engage in decision-making processes within governmental and non-governmental agencies while promoting cross-cultural collaboration.
  • Propose strategies that foster the application of principles of sustainability in their area of expertise and/or practice.
  • Promote global sustainability through international indicator assessment.
  • Effectively utilize leadership and communication skills in promoting sustainability.

Effective as of Fall 2021

Related Programs

EENG 7200 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Environmental Engineering
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  2. Interior Design
    Full-time/Cooperative Education   Bachelor of Interior Design


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