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RENR 8303 - Applied Research Project 2

Renewable Resources Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

In conjunction with an industry sponsor, students will undertake a research project related to ecological restoration. The research project must contain elements that are innovative, experimental, or exploratory in nature. A department committee will supervise the progress of the project, provide guidance and direction where appropriate, and evaluate the final report. The goal of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to work independently on an industry sponsored applied research project. In doing so, students will learn to rely on their critical thinking and analysis skills to investigate, evaluate, synergize, develop, and implement a pragmatic approach toward solving an environmental research problem.


MATH 7100 and RENR 8301





Winter 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 78550

Tue Jan 08 - Tue Apr 09 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Apr 09 Tue 12:30 - 17:30 BBY NE23 Rm. 101


Eric Anderson

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Departmental approval required. Please contact Program Head, prior to registration. Please Note: Start and End dates are subject to change. For confirmation please contact or call 778-331-1392 .

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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.

Effective as of Fall 2009

Related Programs

RENR 8303 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Ecological Restoration
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Science


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