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EENG 8294 - Applied Meteorology & Climatology

Environmental Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

The growing attention of the society to air quality and climate change along with the need for its mitigation and adaptation, requires knowledge of atmospheric characteristics, processes, observations, and data collection/ processing. This course introduces learners to thermodynamics and dynamics of the atmosphere, statistical tools for meteorological data analysis, and effects of weather and changing climate on industry and society. The importance of meteorology in engineering, science, and society, as well as the use of climate information in decision-making will also be covered.

Prerequisite(s)

Diploma of Technology or Degree in Engineering, Science or Natural Resources.

Credits

2.5

Cost

$598.52

Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 59746

Wed Apr 04 - Wed Jun 20 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 04 - Jun 20 17:00 - 18:00 Online SW01 Rm. 2005
Apr 04 - Jun 20 Online
May 02 Wed 17:00 - 18:00 Online SW01 Rm. 2005
May 30 Wed 17:00 - 18:00 Online SW01 Rm. 2005

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$598.52

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This course is reserved for Environmental Engineering Technology Degree program. Students will require department approval prior to registration. Please contact Program Assistant bcit_eeng@bcit.ca or call 604-432-8539. *Note: this course may have 3 in-class exams on Wednesdays May 2, 30, & June 20, 1700-1800 (*Subject to change).

Online registration for this course offering is not available. However, you can still register via phone, mail or in person.

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Differentiate between the fields of meteorology and climatology using appropriate terminology.
  • Interpret the dynamics of atmosphere and processes on various time and space scales.
  • Apply laws of thermodynamics to atmospheric processes.
  • Analyze the complexity of weather and climate impacts on industry and society as a whole.
  • Discuss Canadian wind and solar resources.
  • Apply criteria for weather and air quality station siting for different applications such as: industry, research, and global monitoring.
  • Apply principles of operation in the handling of instruments used for ground-based and elevated observations, remote sensing and data collection and processing.
  • Discuss how to use climate information in decision-making regarding air quality and climate change issues.

Effective as of Fall 2009

Related Programs

EENG 8294 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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