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EENG 8460 - Capstone 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 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)





Fall 2020

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

CRN 45960

Wed Sep 09 - Wed Dec 16 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 16 Online Online Delivery


Olga Petrov

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Pre-Requisite(s): All Term 1, Term 2, and Term 3 courses under the New EET Program Matrix. Co-Requisite(s) - can be completed ahead or concurrently: EENG 8425, EENG 8435, EENG 8440, and (EENG 8445 or EENG 8450). Co-Requisite(s) - must be taken concurrently: COMM 8590. NOTE: This course is restricted to students of Environmental Engineering Technology Program. Please submit Letter of Intent (LOI) to Program Head for 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.
  • Articulate the state of current knowledge of a particular environmental issue or procedure.
  • Develop a research project and present the outcomes 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.
  • Substantiate solutions, recommendations, and conclusions with research-based arguments and/or data.
  • Prepare a comprehensive applied research project report in accordance with standard engineering/research format guidelines.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

EENG 8460 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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