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Applied Research Project 2 RENR 8400

Renewable Resources Part-time Studies Course

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.


  • Acceptance into the Ecological Restoration degree program or by departmental approval.





Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of RENR 8400 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 88267


Wed Jan 04 - Wed Apr 19 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 88267
  • $1235.15
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Apr 19 Wed 13:30 - 18:20 Burnaby SW03 Rm. 2765


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Departmental Approval is required. Please contact Giti Abouhamzeh at or call 778-331-1392 to get permission.

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed October 26, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, 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.
  • Perform proposal revisions as specified by industry and/or faculty.
  • 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 2020

Related Programs

Applied Research Project 2 (RENR 8400) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

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


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