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EENG 7405 - Applied Physics for Environmental Engineering

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

​The course introduces fields of physics and fundamental laws. It starts off with conversion of units for concentration of contaminants in air, water, and solid media. Particle dynamics, force and momentum, gravitational, centrifugal and electric forces in addition to kinetic and potential energy, and thermodynamics are covered. Property of fluids will be explained with a focus on fluid mechanics and hydraulics, including the calculation of pressures and forces exerted by static fluids and the solution of steady single-pipe flow problems. In addition, it covers Bernoulli's principle and the use of various energy loss equations. This is followed by the engineering application of hydraulic principles such as: pipe networks, pumps, uniform and non-uniform open channel flow and measurement.





Fall 2021

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

CRN 45982

Thu Sep 09 - Thu Dec 16 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 16 Thu 14:30 - 17:30 BBY NE01 Rm. 405


Ray Koenig

Course Outline




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

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Perform conversion of units using basic laws such as Ideal Gas Law.
  • Explain the principles of different branches of physics as applied to engineering problems.
  • Discuss the laws of motion, force, and energy.
  • Solve hydrostatic pressure, force, and moment problems involving plane surfaces of regular geometric shapes.
  • Apply fundamentals of flow continuity principle to solve water balance problems.
  • Apply Bernoulli's equation and the concept of total energy to solve for flow and velocity in frictionless closed-conduit problems.
  • Solve flow distributions in a looped water distribution network.
  • Graph specific energy diagrams to assess changes in flow depth and velocity in presence of a hump or lateral constriction in open channel systems under non-uniform conditions to determine when and why hydraulic jumps occur.
  • Demonstrate the use of a piezometer and a pitot tube to measure pressure and flow velocity in a closed conduit system.
  • Derive flow calculation for weirs of various types.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

EENG 7405 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


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