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EENG 8903 - Applied Research Project

Environmental Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

In conjunction with an industry sponsor, the student solves a technical problem relating to the environment. The research project must contain elements that are innovative, experimental, or exploratory in nature. A departmental committee will supervise the progress of the project, provide guidance and direction where appropriate, and evaluate the final report and its presentation.


Completion of Major Elective Studies, EENG 8901 and Departmental approval.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Work directly with an industry sponsor on an applied research project.
    • Solicit and obtain an industry sponsor.
    • Liaise and communicate effectively with the industry sponsor.
    • Identify a topic area of mutual interest to the sponsor and the student.
    • Develop a preliminary discussion document for submission to the industry sponsor.
  • Research the topic area of interest.
    • Assess current practices and standards employed by industry.
    • Perform a literature review to determine state of the art and future trends in this field.
  • Submit a formal proposal.
    • Develop a project proposal following standard proposal format guidelines.
    • Apply technical writing skills to ensure clarity, good grammar, correct punctuation, proper mechanics and accurate documentation.
    • Perform proposal revisions as specified by industry and/or faculty.
  • Prepare an interim progress report.
    • Communicate with industry and faculty on a regular basis.
    • Review overall current project progress.
    • Submit an interim progress report and carry out necessary project modifications as required.
  • Submit a formal industry sponsored technical report.
    • Develop a final report following standard report format guidelines.
    • Apply technical writing skills to ensure clarity, good grammar, correct punctuation, proper mechanics and accurate documentation.
    • Document project methodology to enable independent repetition and verification of research.
    • Record project observations/results in a logical and concise manner.
    • Evaluate/discuss results and information collected.
    • Draw effective and meaningful conclusions from the research conducted.
    • Provide feasible recommendations/solutions to improve, correct, mitigate or revise current industry practices.
  • Present a technical research paper to an audience.
    • Develop a professional oral presentation.
    • Apply industry standard audio-visual techniques.
    • Communicate your research to the target audience.
    • Respond effectively to audience questions and suggestions.

Effective as of Fall 2003


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