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EENG 8405 - Environmental Risk Assessment and Management

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

​This course provides an introduction to the principles of toxicology, specifically: toxicokinetics (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion) and toxicodynamics (acute, chronic, mutagenic, teratogenic and carcinogenic effects). Environmental risk assessment methods for a variety of environmental issues will be presented. The principles of hazard, receptor, and pathway interrelationships and mitigation methods will be used to assess risk and risk management methods. Topics will include toxicity, chemical partitioning (air, water, sediment, soil, groundwater, biota), problem formulation, exposure assessment, risk characterization, and risk management methods. Specific ecological and human health risk assessment techniques required under BC regulations will be presented. The methods of risk management and implementation will be discussed and students will have the opportunity to make an open house style presentation of risk assessment and management applicable to their field of study.


EENG 7420 and EENG 7425 and EENG 7445





Fall 2021

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

CRN 45979

Thu Sep 09 - Thu Dec 16 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 16 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW01 Rm. 2016


Goran Krstic

Course Outline




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Students are responsible for completion of pre-requisites and co-requisites. Approval required prior to registration, please contact Program Assistant - include your A#. No class on Nov 11 -Remembrance Day - 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:

  • Assess toxicity of a range of common chemical contaminants: dose response curves, bioavailability, and acute, chronic, mutagenic, teratogenic, carcinogenic and neurological effects.
  • Identify hazards, receptors, and pathways for a broad range of environmental issues.
  • Develop a problem formulation and select appropriate risk assessment methods for typical risk scenarios.
  • Describe the benefits of systematic risk assessment and management, taking into consideration the associated environmental, social, and financial implications.
  • Examine risk management options: prevention, remediation, emergency response, insurance, and storage.
  • Evaluate the impact of risk management strategies on business and government agencies in the context of corporate policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Use common risk communication tools to advance a risk management strategy.
  • Develop, present, and critically evaluate materials for a mock public open house to inform the public about risk management issues on a topic relevant to the student's professional interests.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

EENG 8405 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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