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EENG 7200 - Principles of Sustainability

Environmental Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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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 industrial ecology 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 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 36725

Thu Sep 10 - Thu Dec 17 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Dec 17 Thu 14:30 - 17:30 BBY Online Delivery


Olga Petrov

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Pre-Requisite/Co-Requisite: NONE. Students must be admitted to Environmental Engineering B.Tech program. Approval required prior to registration, please contact Program Assistant .
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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.
  • 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 2019

Related Programs

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

School of Construction and the Environment

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

School of Transportation

  1. Technology Management
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Technology


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