Full-time/Part-time Bachelor of Technology 8120btech

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Note: The full-time September 2019 intake is now closed for applications. The September 2020 intake will be open for applications starting November 1, 2019. Applications for the part-time option may be submitted at any time.

The Environmental Engineering program is intended to provide the additional skills and knowledge that engineering and science graduates require to successfully work on environmental assignments such as sustainability management, air quality, climate change, environmental impact assessment, life cycle assessment, contaminated sites, water treatment facilities, contaminant hydrogeology, integrated solid waste management, resource management, and green energy technology projects.

The Program

The Environmental Engineering program recognizes the wide range of science and engineering backgrounds associated with this industry and is structured to accommodate the needs of a diverse range of applicants. The combination of foundation courses, applied environmental engineering courses, management courses and communication and general education courses provides a unique balance of skill sets that prepares candidates for a broad range of career opportunities. The final, capstone project provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate the acquired depth and breadth of knowledge and skills learnt during the program. While many participants pursue this degree for the credential, others are seeking professional development to complement their existing professional and university credentials.

sustainability at BCIT

Look for EET student, Mathew Watkins in this video on the Ocean Pollution Research Collaborative.

Program Entry

Application processing

Full-time: This program is open to applications beginning November 1st (or next business day).

Part-time: Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Applications are considered for a specific intake.

Entrance requirements

This program has a two-step admission process. Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains.

Effective for applications to April 2019 and September 2019 intakes:

Step 1: Department assessment

Applicants are required to arrange a meeting with the program area by contacting the program head to review and assess their work experience and academic credentials. Applicants that do not meet all entrance requirements will receive a study plan indicating which pre-entry courses are required.

You can apply once you have had the pre-entry assessment and have completed any necessary pre-entry courses. A completed study plan document from the program area must be uploaded to complete your application.

Step 2: Meet the following entrance requirements

  • English: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following:
  • Post-secondary: one of the following:
    • A recognized diploma in engineering, science or natural resource management or
    • A recognized bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or natural resource management

  • A minimum of six months of relevant work experience. Relevant work experience is any work directly related to the applicant's academic background and includes volunteer environmental work experience with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government organizations (GOs), or private industry.

  • First year post-secondary advanced level technical mathematics (grade of 60% or better) or calculus (grade of 55% or better).

Applicants who have completed post-secondary studies outside of Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand will require a comprehensive evaluation of their credentials by the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES). Credential evaluation reports from other Canadian services may be considered. These reports must include course-by-course evaluations and GPA calculations.

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements

Effective for applications to January 2020 and all future intakes:

Step 1: Department assessment

Applicants are required to arrange a meeting with the program area by contacting the program head to review and assess their work experience and academic credentials. Applicants that do not meet all entrance requirements will receive a study plan indicating which pre-entry courses are required.

You can apply once you have had the pre-entry assessment and have completed any necessary pre-entry courses. A completed study plan document from the program area must be uploaded to complete your application.

Step 2: Meet the following entrance requirements

  • English: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following:
  • Post-secondary education: all of the following from a recognized institution:
    • Diploma or bachelor's degree in engineering, science, or natural resource management
    • 3.0 credits of English or BCIT Communications (60%)
    • 3.0 credits of advanced-level technical mathematics or calculus (60%)
    • 3.0 credits of organic chemistry (60%)
    • 3.0 credits of general education in one of the following disciplines: humanities, natural sciences, or social sciences (60%)

The following BCIT diploma programs ladder directly into the Bachelor of Technology in Environmental Engineering:

  • Chemical and Environmental Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Mining Technology

Applicants who have completed post-secondary studies outside of Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand will require a comprehensive evaluation of their credentials by the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES). Credential evaluation reports from other Canadian services may be considered. These reports must include course-by-course evaluations and GPA calculations.

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements

International applicants

Part-time Studies (course-by-course) programs are only available to international students who have a valid status in Canada. If you are currently outside of Canada, please apply to a full-time program or ISEP.

Apply to program

Note: The full-time September 2019 intake is now closed for applications. The September 2020 intake will be open for applications starting November 1, 2019. Applications for the part-time option may be submitted at any time.

BCIT accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission.
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.
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You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

Part-time: January, April and September.

Full-time (planned program): September each year.

myCommunication

Within two business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal and myBCIT e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

Note: The Environmental Engineering program curriculum has been revised effective for the September 2019 intake.

Students that began the program prior to September 2019 please refer to the April 2019 matrix [PDF].

Program matrix

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Term 1 (15 weeks) Credits
  EENG 7200 Principles of Sustainability 3.0
  EENG 7400 Climate, Energy and the Environment 3.0
  EENG 7405 Applied Physics for Environmental Engineering 3.0
  EENG 7410 Applied Climatology and Hydrology 3.0
  EENG 7415 Soil Mechanics and Contaminant Hydrogeology 3.0
  LIBS 7002 Applied Ethics 3.0
 
Term 2 (15 weeks) Credits
  COMM 7500 Critical Analysis for Environmental Engineering Projects 1.0
  COMM 8510 Laboratory Report Writing 1.0
  EENG 7420 Atmosphere and Air Quality 3.0
  EENG 7425 Contaminated Site Investigation and Remediation Processes 3.0
  EENG 7430 Municipal and Industrial Waste Water Treatment 3.0
  EENG 7435 Drinking Water Treatment and Management 3.0
  EENG 7440 Environmental Impact Assessment 3.0
  EENG 7445 Environmental Sampling and Testing Methods I 3.0
 
Term 3 (15 weeks) Credits
  EENG 8400 Legal Matters and Sustainability Management Systems 3.0
  EENG 8405 Environmental Risk Assessment and Management 3.0
  EENG 8410 Integrated Solid and Hazardous Waste Management 3.0
  EENG 8415 Industrial Air Pollution Prevention and Control 3.0
  EENG 8420 Environmental Sampling and Testing Methods 2 3.0
  EENG 8430 Applied Research Methods 3.0

Electives (3.0 credits):

Complete 3.0 credits of General Education Electives

 
Term 4 (15 weeks) Credits
  COMM 8590 Capstone Project Writing 1.0
  EENG 8425 Green Buildings and Sustainable Communities 3.0
  EENG 8435 District Energy Systems 3.0
  EENG 8440 Project Management and Communication Strategies 3.0
  EENG 8460 Capstone Project 5.0
and
  EENG 8445 Landfill Design and Operation 3.0
  or
  EENG 8450 Mining, Oil & Gas Development & Restoration 3.0
 
Total Credits: 77.0

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Students can choose to complete the Environmental Engineering program on a part-time basis or participate in the full-time program. All courses must be completed within seven years.

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

Students can choose to participate in either the full-time studies program or the more traditional part-time mode of study.

Students in the full-time program can expect to complete their courses in four terms.

Those students choosing to maintain full-time employment may register in evening classes or the occasional afternoon class as circumstances permit. Students may proceed at a pace of their choice, but must complete the program within seven years.

Accreditation

Bachelor of Technology degree studies are recognized as a qualification for advanced technical positions by employers and for advanced certification by professional associations. Recognition and accreditation of this program with related environmental industry associations and professions continues.

Program structure


  Foundation 15.0
  Applied Environmental Engineering 38.0
  Management 9.0
  Communications and General Education 15.0
  Total credits: 77.0

Graduating & Jobs

Job Opportunities

Graduates of the Environmental Engineering program are prepared to function as a member of a multi-disciplinary team that addresses the environmental challenges faced by the industry. Working as a member of an environmental team comprised of engineers, hydrogeologists, and environmental managers, chemists, biologists, toxicologists, climatologists, and energy managers, graduates will be uniquely positioned to operate across disciplinary boundaries.

Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Olga Petrov, PhD (Chemical & Biological Engineering)
Program Head
604-456-8017

Ray Koenig, BSc, BBA, PGeo
Faculty
604-451-7128

Zahra Tooyserkani, PhD
Faculty
604-432-8344

Sessional Instructors

  • Carol De La Franier, MASc, PEng  
  • Diane Grady, BASc, PhD
  • Kevin Hoy, PhD
  • Yao Hung Lan, MASc, PEng
  • Don Livingstone, MASc, PEng
  • Andrew Marr, BASc, PEng, CCEP
  • Rostam Namdari, PhD
  • James Griffiths, MSc
  • Richard Siegenthaler, BASc, PEng
  • Eric Dickie, BSc, MA
  • Tracy Casavant, MES, PEng
  • Marcel Pitre, BASc, PEng
  • Inder Singh, MASc, PEng
  • Maria Tirado, PhD  
  • Brenda Martens, B.Sc., LEED Fellow, CSBA
  • Dan Kovacek, B.Sc., P.Eng
  • Goran Krstic, PhD, R.P.Bio.
  • Alina Smid, M.Eng., MBA, PMP.
  • Selina Lee-Andersen, JD, MA
  • Jason Azzam, EP, EMS-LA, ENV SP
  • Chad Huntington, B. Sc.
  • Zoran Milacic, B.Sc., P.Log., EP
  • Fiona Lemon, BSc, MA, TESL


Advisory committee

  • E Choi, P.Eng., Senior Environmental Engineer, Senior Manager & Partner, Envirochem Services Inc
  • C Yu, B.Sc. Meteorologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada; Local Executive, Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
  • Al Gibb, Ph.D., P.Eng., Director, Wastewater Treatment, WSP
  • John Lindner, B.Sc, Air Quality Planner, Metro Vancouver
  • Monica N. Danon-Schaffer, Ph.D., P.Eng.
  • Brian S. White P.Eng., Division Manager - Environmental Services, McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.

Contact Us

Program Assistant, 604-432-8539
Olga Petrov, Program Head, 604-456-8017

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