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 review a research proposal (Developed in EENG 8430) 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. Pre-Requisite(s): All Term 1, 2, 3 courses Co-Requisite (MUST be taken concurrently): COMM 8590 Co-Requisite(s) (either as Pre-Requisite or Concurrently): EENG 8425, AND EENG 8435, AND EENG 8440, AND (EENG 8445 or EENG 8450)
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