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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



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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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