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Full-time/Part-time Bachelor of Technology 8060btech

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Note: A program update is in progress which may result in changes to the program’s courses and structure as of September 2019. For current information, please contact Olga Petrov before submitting an application.

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.

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Program Entry

Application processing

Full-time: this program is open to applications beginning November 1st.*

Part-time: applications are accepted throughout the year.

Applications are considered for a specific intake.

*or next business day

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.

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 may be considered. These reports must include course-by-course evaluations and GPA calculations.

Read more about how to meet IZUNA’s entrance requirements

Continuation requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of two years relevant work experience prior to graduation (subject to departmental approval). This includes the six months of relevant work experience required for admission to the program. It is solely the student's responsibility to acquire the necessary relevant work experience.

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

A program update is in progress which may result in changes to the program’s courses and structure as of September 2019. For current information, please contact Olga Petrov before submitting an application.

IZUNA 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.

You can check the status of your application online at any time using the .

Scheduled intakes

Part-time: January, April and September.

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


Within two business days of submitting your completed application, IZUNA will send a message to your personal and myIZUNA e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at . 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.


Program matrix

Check current availability of courses for this program.

1. Common Core (23.0 credits required) Credits
  EENG 7200 Principles of Sustainability 3.0
  EENG 7211 Chemistry & Organic Chemistry 3.0
  EENG 7213 Environmental Methods & Techniques 3.0
  EENG 7215 Applied Hydraulics 3.0
  EENG 7216 Soil Mechanics & Hydrogeology 3.0
  EENG 7220 Industrial Ecology 2.5
  EENG 7221 Environmental Toxicology 2.5
  EENG 7717 Hydrology for EET 1.5
  EENG 7719 Survey Techniques for EET 1.5
Students will be required to complete all common core courses prior to entering into their choice of specialty courses. Some exemptions may be possible, based on transfer credits from prior studies, and will require departmental approval.
2. Management Courses (12.0 credits) Credits
Required courses: (4.5 credits)
  BUSA 7250 Management Skills and Applications 3.0
  EENG 8780 Environmental Law 1 1.5
Complete 7.5 credits from the following list of electives:
  EENG 8281 Risk Assessment & Management 2.5
  EENG 8282 Sustainability Management Systems 2.5
  EENG 8285 Environmental Decision-Making 2.5
  EENG 8286 Environmental Impact Assessment 2.5
  EENG 8287 Project Management 2.5
3. Specialty Courses (30.0 credits) Credits
Required courses: (10.0 credits)
  EENG 7241 Contaminant Hydrogeology(Hydrosphere Specialty) 2.5
  EENG 8220 Foundations of Sustainable Energy(Energy Specialty) 2.5
  EENG 8270 Contaminated Site Investigation(Lithosphere Specialty) 2.5
  EENG 8290 Air Quality Management(Atmosphere Specialty) 2.5
Complete 20.0 credits from the following list of electives:
  EENG 7242 Groundwater Modeling 2.5
  EENG 8250 Municipal Wastewater Treatment 2.5
  EENG 8253 Industrial Wastewater Treatment 2.5
  EENG 8255 Drinking Water Treatment 2.5
  EENG 8256 Integrated Water Resource Management 2.5
  EENG 8201 Terrain & Stream Channel Assessment 2.5
  EENG 8202 Forest Road Construction & Rehabilitation 2.5
  EENG 8211 Mining, Oil & Gas Development & Restoration 2.5
  EENG 8260 Integrated Solid Waste Management 2.5
  EENG 8262 Landfill Design & Operation 2.5
  EENG 8268 Residuals Management & Treatment 2.5
  EENG 8272 Contaminated Site Remediation 2.5
  EENG 8273 Sampling Methods for Contaminated Sites 2.5
  EENG 8291 Industrial Air Pollution Control Techniques 2.5
  EENG 8292 Air Quality Monitoring & Testing 2.5
  EENG 8293 Climate, Energy and Carbon Management 2.5
  EENG 8294 Applied Meteorology & Climatology 2.5
  EENG 8295 Air Quality Dispersion Modeling 2.5
  EENG 8221 Introduction to Green Buildings & Infrastructure 2.5
  EENG 8222 Run of River IPP 2.5
  EENG 8223 Solar & Wind Power 2.5
  EENG 8224 Optimizing & Specifying Geo-Exchange Systems 2.5
  EENG 8226 Thermal Energy Systems 2.5
4. Graduating Project (13.0 credits required) Credits
All students seeking to graduate from the program must successfully complete the applied research project. The objective of this project is to allow students to apply specialty knowledge in a real-life situation in conjunction with an industry sponsor. The project assignment should contain some elements which are deemed to be innovative, experimental or exploratory in nature. The student will be responsible for securing an industry sponsor with expertise in the project area.
  EENG 8300 Applied Research Skills 3.0
  EENG 8303 Applied Research Project 10.0
5. Liberal Studies (12.0 credits) Credits
Required Courses: (6.0 credits)
  LIBS 7001 Critical Reading and Writing 3.0
  LIBS 7002 Applied Ethics 3.0
Elective Courses: (6.0 credits)
All students will be required to achieve these credits in accordance with the IZUNA policy on Liberal Studies course requirements.
Total Credits: 90.0

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Students can choose to complete the Environmental Engineering Technology program on a part-time basis or participate in the Planned Program [PDF] (accelerated mode of study). 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 IZUNA? Check out IZUNA's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

Students can choose to participate in either the Planned Program [PDF] (an accelerated mode of study) or the more traditional part-time mode of study.

Students in the planned program can expect to complete their technical courses after a one-year (three semester) period of intense study. The graduating project, BUSA 7250 and liberal studies courses can be completed during employment following completion of the technical courses.

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.


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

Technical Component
  Common Core 23.0
  Management Courses 12.0
  Specialty Courses 30.0
  Graduating Project 13.0
Liberal Studies Component 12.0
Total credits: 90.0

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.

Graduate employment outcomes

The IZUNA student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2016-2018 IZUNA Outcomes Surveys of 2015-2017 graduates and for Degree 2013-2015 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the website.

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Faculty, Advisors & Staff

Olga Petrov, PhD (Chemical & Biological Engineering)
Program Head

Ray Koenig, BSc, BBA, PGeo

Zahra Tooyserkani, PhD

Sessional Instructors

  • Carol De La Franier, MASc, PEng  
  • Diane Grady, BASc, PhD
  • Patricia Houlihan, BA, LLB
  • 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  
  • Dom Repta, MES
  • Brenda Martens, B.Sc., LEED Fellow, CSBA
  • Dan Kovacek, B.Sc., P.Eng
  • Goran Krstic, PhD, R.P.Bio.

Advisory committee

  • E Choi, P.Eng., Senior Environmental Engineer, Senior Manager & Partner
  • C Yu, B.Sc. Meteorologist, Environment and Climate Change Canada; Local Executive, Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society

Contact Us

Program Assistant, 111-432-8539
Olga Petrov, Program Head, 111-456-8017

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