British Columbia Institute of


EENG 7430 - Municipal and Industrial Waste Water Treatment

Environmental Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

​This course covers the sources of municipal wastewater, factors that affect wastewater flow, measurement of wastewater flow and strength, effects of effluent discharges on the receiving environment, legislation, onsite treatment, screening, comminution, grit removal, flow equalization, the principles of primary sedimentation and secondary treatment including suspended growth, attached growth, and secondary clarification, effluent disinfection, and sludge processing. Practical and operational aspects will be emphasized. Course further discusses characteristics of industrial wastewater, waste minimization, pre-treatment requirements, flow and quality, quality equalization, neutralization, and oil-water separation. Sustainable solutions for wastewater treatment such as conserving space, energy and chemical use will be discussed.


EENG 7405





Winter 2020

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

CRN 87517

Fri Jan 10 - Fri Apr 24 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Apr 17 Fri 14:30 - 17:30 BBY SW03 Rm. 3615


Zahra Tooyserkani

Course Outline




  1. Reading Week from: February 17 to February 21, 2020.

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

In Progress and Full

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe the factors and patterns that affect wastewater flow rates and constituent strength, and develop projections for wastewater flow and load based on service population.
  • Discuss the need for wastewater treatment as defined in provincial and/or federal legislation taking into consideration the effects of discharging wastewater into the environment, including the potential impacts of wastewater discharges on the receiving environment and dissolved oxygen sag analysis in streams.
  • Explain the methods of wastewater collection and treatment including centralized and de-centralized (onsite) systems.
  • Describe basic design and operation of wastewater preliminary, primary and secondary treatment unit processes.
  • Interpret wastewater disinfection alternatives.
  • Evaluate sludge processing options for a given application, considering the treatment objectives and cost effectiveness of the processing techniques.
  • Assess the impact of key industrial wastewater contaminants (heavy metals, other inorganic constituents, synthetic organic compounds, etc.) on the receiving environment.
  • Support sustainable solutions for wastewater treatment.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

EENG 7430 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


Interested in being notified about future offerings of EENG 7430 - Municipal and Industrial Waste Water Treatment? If so, fill out the information below and we'll notify you by email when courses for each new term are displayed here.

Contact Information

Suggest course days and times

If you are interested in taking this course on-campus (classroom delivery only) and would like to see it offered on specific days and/or at specific times, please indicate your preferences below. Day and time suggestions are not applicable to online courses.

The personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the College and Institute Act (RSBC 1996, Ch.52). BCIT will use this information to communicate with you regarding relevant BCIT programs, courses and services. This information is only used by authorized BCIT staff. Email communication sent to and from BCIT is routed through the United States of America. If you have any questions about BCIT's collection and use of this information, please contact BCIT’s manager of Information Access and Privacy.

Programs and courses are subject to change without notice.

Find Courses

English Language Proficiency

BCIT's Part-time Studies English Language Proficiency Standard is English 12 (or equivalency). Students who do not meet this requirement should upgrade their English skills prior to any future registration.

Payment Changes At BCIT

We've changed the way we accept payments.

Find out more

Course Navigation, Related Links & Tools

Registration News

Registration is currently open for the Winter 2020 term.

The sneak preview for the Spring/Summer 2020 term starts Fri, Feb 14 at 8:30 am (PST).

Students may register for Spring/Summer 2020 term courses online, by phone, mail or in-person starting Wed, Feb 19 at 9:00 am (PST).

Classroom Locations

Classroom locations are subject to last minute changes. Please check the Part-time Studies Classroom Locations listing at on the first day of any course you are registered for.

Part-time Studies Financial Aid

Will you be studying at BCIT part-time? Do you need assistance funding your studies? Find out if you qualify for Part-time Studies financial aid ›