British Columbia Institute of


EENG 7220 - Industrial Ecology

Environmental Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

The course will begin by examining the theoretical foundation for industrial ecology, as well as present an overview of some of the main research themes. The course will also cover key sub-concepts, such as industrial symbiosis, as well as provide an in-depth look at eco-industrial parks, the most tangible application of industrial ecology. While the course will focus on the Canadian context, it will also introduce students to industrial ecology research and practice worldwide.


EENG 7200





Spring/Summer 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2019 term.

CRN 59747

Mon Apr 01 - Mon Jun 17 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 01 - Apr 08 Mon 14:30 - 17:00 DTC Rm. 481
Apr 15 - Jun 17 Mon 14:30 - 17:30 DTC Rm. 481
Apr 26 Fri 14:30 - 17:00 DTC Rm. 481
May 03 Fri 14:30 - 17:00 DTC Rm. 481
May 24 Fri 14:30 - 17:00 DTC Rm. 481


Tracy Casavant

Course Outline




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This course is reserved for Environmental Engineering Technology Degree program. Students will require department approval prior to registration. Please contact Program Assistant at **No class on April 22 and May 20 due to stat holiday. Make up classes on: Fridays April 26, May 3, & May 24, 14:30-17:00 (*Subject to change).

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Distinguish between industrial ecology, and other terms such as pollution prevention or cleaner production.
  • Discuss the main research themes in industrial ecology.
  • Identify and have a basic understanding of the tools used in industrial ecology.
  • Illustrate the importance of the entire development cycle, from planning through to operation, in achieving a successful eco-industrial park.
  • Critically analyse municipal, provincial, and federal environmental, industrial, and planning policy to determine how it could better support applied industrial ecology.
  • Articulate the role of applied industrial ecology in supporting our journey to sustainability.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2012

Related Programs

EENG 7220 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Environmental Engineering Technology
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Technology


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