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EENG 8303 - Applied Research Project

Environmental Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

The goal of the course is to provide the student with an opportunity to work independently on an applied research project associated with an environmental or sustainable development issue or procedure. Under the supervision of an academic adviser, the student will develop a research proposal outlining the project scope, goals, methods and deliverables. The research project options include either a systematic review of literature with recommendations for a future project or initiative; or a data gathering study that follows an established quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods research design. The project will involve but not be limited to: (1) A comprehensive review and synthesis of existing research or information from published literature, industrial or governmental reports, or policy analysis with a recommendations chapter or further research proposal; (2) A case study or a survey related to environmental or sustainability aspects of technology, resource industry, energy, etc.; (3) A correlational study; or (4) A field or a laboratory experiment. Students will learn to rely on their critical thinking and analytical skills to investigate, evaluate, and synthesize collected data or information in order to provide comprehensive conclusions and recommendations resulting from their research.


EENG 8300 And Departmental Approval.



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Present background information on a selected topic by conducting a systematic literature review and organize retrieved information in an excel file.
  • Articulate the state of current knowledge of a particular environmental issue or procedure.
  • Plan, design and develop a research project and present the outcomes in a research project proposal in accordance with standard engineering / science format guidelines.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply quantitative and qualitative research methods to process and analyze collected data and/or interpret published results.
  • Apply knowledge and analytical skills acquired during the EET program to propose solutions, recommendations and conclusions which could inform industry, scientific community, managers, policy makers, planners and general public on environmental and sustainability issues.
  • Prepare a comprehensive applied research project report in accordance with standard engineering/ science format guidelines.

Effective as of Winter 2017


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