APPEF-DP Applied Environmental Studies

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
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CIVC-1044Project Administration
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The project management portion of this course will introduce the nine knowledge areas and five process groups which comprise Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge. Students will learn to apply a variety of tools and techniques used in the management of projects. Students will also learn to use the basics of Microsoft Project to plan, schedule and track projects. The second part of this course is intended to provide students with an understanding of the content and organization of the contract documents, and how they are used in the estimating, bidding and construction phases of a project. Students will learn the basic procedures for preparing detailed quantity take-offs, pricing of labour and materials, and calculation of general expenses. Also covered will be an introduction to the various contract administration procedures and processes.

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CIVL-2006Geo-Environmental Fundamentals
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This course will assist you in classifying soil, computation of mass/volume relationships, defining basic groundwater terminology and developing and executing an environmental sampling program. You will be able to classify a soil using the Unified and AASTHO methods, calculate basic soil properties and perform fundamental groundwater flow calculations. You will be able to design an environmental sampling program and use a variety of environmental sampling equipment.

CIVL-2007Environmental Management
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Organizations are now realizing the benefits and importance of developing and implementing an environmental management system and an emergency response plan. These two documents can provide the organization with business and environmental advantages. We will follow the ISO 14001 Standard to develop components of an environmental management system. We will review how to conduct a phase 1 environmental site assessment, an environmental audit of a property/facility and environmental impact assessment.

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CIVL-2009Fundamentals of GIS
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This course provides students with the fundamentals of GIS technology including an introduction to digital geography, the basics of digital geographic data and maps, approaches for the input, storage, and editing of digital geographic data, the spatial analysis of digital geographic data, and the methods used for GIS output.  Students will gain practical experience using GIS software across a variety of applications.

CIVL-2012Environmental Analysis
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This course provides fundamental knowledge about the environmental resources, potential sources of pollution and possible strategies for analysis and remediation of the resources. In the first part of the course the basic concepts of minerals, classification and identification of rocks, plate tectonics, Canada’s terrains and geological processes that formed them are briefly explained. The major sources of soil pollution and main techniques for soil analysis and soil remediation are also included in this part. The second part of the course focuses on water resources and water quality management. The characteristics of water resources in Canada and sources of water pollution are included in this part. Also the main strategies for water quality management and water remediation are explained in this part. The third part of the course will focus on sources of air pollution in Canada and air pollution control strategies.  In the last part of the course, the Environmental Legislations concerning civil engineering projects in Canada and Manitoba are discussed.

CIVL-3006Health & Safety
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This course deals with health and safety issues in the workplace. Students will learn the appropriate methods to identify, monitor and evaluate workplace health hazards and to develop control measures to eliminate their harmful effects. Students will be introduced to the health and safety related Acts and Regulations for workplace compliance. Besides academic knowledge, this course stresses on research. Students will be learning how to find relevant information pertaining to safe work procedures and need to be able to identify the causes of workplace accidents. Students will need to give a presentation on a specific occupational health hazard.

CIVL-3007Waste Management
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This course will provide an in-depth look at solid waste and industrial waste management with emphasis on management processes, practices and applications.

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CIVL-3008Water & Waste Water
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This course consists of four modules (A) Water Distribution (B) Water Treatment (C) Wastewater Collection (D) Wastewater Treatment. Module A covers the hydraulic principles of pressure flow and the design/layout of a municipal water distribution system. Module B covers the principles of water treatment and applies these principles in the preliminary design of a municipal water treatment plant. Module C covers the basic hydraulics of gravity flow and the design/layout of a municipal wastewater/storm water collection system Module D covers different types of wastewater pumping stations, wastewater characteristics and the preliminary design of a wastewater treatment plant and facultative lagoon.

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CIVL-3011Remote Sensing & Digital Photo
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This course is an introduction to image processing and interpretation of remotely sensed imagery. Lectures focus on the electromagnetic spectrum, image classification, photogrammetry, and an introduction to optical, radar, and lidar sensors. Optical image classification procedures include ground truthing, geometric enhancement, information and spectral class generation, image editing, and classification error evalutation. The course will also include image interpretation, image display, image filtering, radiometric enhancement, DEM production from stero-pair imagery, and orthoimage profuction using radar imagery.

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CIVL-3016Hydrology
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This course introduces students to the study of hydrology and focuses on the physical process of water movement via precipitation, interception, evaporation, runoff, infiltration, groundwater flow and stream flow. Appropriate hydrologic models will be discussed in this course. Since hydrology is a quantitative science, assignments involving calculations using Excel form is an important part of the course.

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