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Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Year 2
Term 4Credit Hours
CIVL-2031Chemistry 2
3
Term 5Credit Hours
Year 3
Term 6Credit Hours
CIVL-3016Hydrology
7
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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-2001Calculus & Statistics
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You will be introduced to differential and integral calculus and statistics. Applications include linear motion, optimization problems, the area between curves, centroids, fluid pressure and arc length. Frequency distributions, central tendency, dispersion measures and graphs of statistical data are studied, including normal distributions and regression.

Prerequisites:
Take (CIVL-1011 and CIVL-2023), or take CIVL-1004.
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 realizing the benefits and importance of developing and implementing an effective Environmental Management System to address sustainable initiatives, targets, and meet or exceed operational regulations. Students will follow the ISO 14001 standard to develop key components of an EMS with special consideration given to the Deming Cycle principle. Emphasis will be placed on developing an environmental policy, analyzing aspects and impacts, and creating an Emergency Response and Preparedness plan. Additionally, this course will explore Phase I, II and III Environmental Site Assessments; providing students an opportunity to analyze and apply appropriate environmental guidelines in varying scenarios. Finally, Environmental Impact Assessments will explore the influence of environmental regulations, the process of acquiring operational licenses, performing audits and life cycle assessments.

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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-2020Environmental Sciences
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This course will provide students with a stronger background in the sciences related to the environment. The course of studies includes ecology, toxicology, water and wastewater chemistry, microbiology, and organic chemistry. The lab component will provide students the opportunity to apply techniques and concepts learned in lecture. Projects will encourage students to research environmental issues with greater depth and discover possible solutions for the future.

CIVL-2031Chemistry 2
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This course will introduce the students to the chemistry of solutions and the ideal gas law. These topics explain the molecular interactions of molecules in liquid and gas phases. The latter part of this course will focus on organic chemistry, which will include the study of proteins and nucleic acids. These biomolecules play an important role in water chemistry and microbiology which will be covered in more depth in the Environmental Science courses.

CIVL-2032Health and Safety
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Students will be able to discuss and recognize hazards associated with five key categories found in many workplaces: chemical, microbiological, physical, ergonomic and psychosocial. In addition to recognizing hazards, students will be able to recommend appropriate and feasible mitigation measures. Special emphasis will be placed on working safely around traffic, the Workers Compensation Board, and developing a complete Health and Safety program. Students will gain practical experience conducting a job hazard analysis and exploring applicable workplace legislation.

CIVL-3005Applied Research Project
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This course consists of submitting a formal comprehensive report on a topic related to the Environmental Protection Technology Field. The students will select an original applied research project, a practical laboratory project or a case study that must be approved by the ARP Coordinator.

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 explains the principles of water treatment and applies these principles in the preliminary design of a municipal water treatment plant. Module C includes the basic hydraulics of gravity flow and the design/layout of a municipal wastewater/storm water collection system. Module D defines different types of wastewater pumping stations, explains wastewater characteristics and covers 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. The course will also include optical image classification procedures, classification error evaluation, image interpretation, image display, image filtering, DEM production from stero-pair imagery, and orthoimage production.

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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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CIVL-3026Engineering Economics
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This course provides an introduction to engineering decision making. It deals primarily with cash flows associated with engineering projects and related mathematical tools for manipulating monetary values over time. The course also presents less quantifiable considerations related to business policy, social responsibility, and ethics. Key studies include basic elements of engineering decision making, financial depreciation of assets, economic methods for comparing costs and benefits that occur at different times, cash flow analysis using principal formulas and compound interest factors, methods of evaluating and comparing projects, and methods of making choices about possible replacement of assets.
 

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CIVL-3027Supervisory Management
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The course will introduce students to the fundamentals of management and supervision in the workplace. Managerial functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading, controlling are introduced. Employee centered topics include motivation, and decision making. Leadership issues will cover the management of change, building effective work teams, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Finally, performance management, and strategies for resolving conflict will be introduced.

CIVW-2008Co-Op Work Placement
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Students are required to complete a 6-month Co-operative Education Work Term (from May to October) between each academic year. The student must complete a minimum of 16-weeks work experience to get credit for the work term. This work experience may be completed with more than one employer. The work must be in an area that will complement their programs with relevant “real world” experience. Positions must be paid employment, not work shadowing or volunteer work.

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