FLPL54454
Environmental Project
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  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
 
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 42.0
Credit Value: 3.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Spring/Summer 2014
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents:
N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Environmental Control
Program Coordinator(s): Pauline Dykes
Course Leader or Contact: Pauline Dykes
Version:
7.0
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: N/A

 
 
Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
This project based course provides students with the opportunity to develop skills in research, project planning and management, experimental design and reporting of results. Projects are typically performed for local companies, government agencies or other organizations and focus on environmental, energy or health and safety issues.

Program Context

 
Environmental Control Program Coordinator: Pauline Dykes
This is a required course and is offered in the second semester of the program. This course may involve investigative literature research and/or laboratory work. Projects often draw on knowledge and skills developed in other courses in the program.


Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

 
 Critical Performance
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the 
ability to establish project goals, gather and evaluate information 
for a project, manage project activities and timelines and report 
project outcomes. 
   
Learning Outcomes
To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated 
the ability to:

1.  Establish and explain project goals
2.  Identify physical and reference materials needed to complete a
    project.
3.  Develop a project plan including timelines for activities
4.  Manage project activities and modify goals and plans if necessary
5.  Conduct experimental work if required and interpret results
6.  Demonstrate the ability to interact successfully with other
    professionals
7.  Prepare and present project results and conclusions in both
    written and verbal forms.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 
Formal written project report     60%
Project Log Book                  15%
Mid Term Presentation              5%
Final Presentation                20%

Regardless of the final total mark, students must obtain at least 50% 
on the exam/theory/test(s) and 50% on the lab/project(s)/assignment
(s) components of this course in order to obtain a passing grade in 
this course.
Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirements:

 

Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

X Communication X Critical Thinking & Problem Solving X Interpersonal
X Numeracy X Information Management X Personal

Notes: N/A

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) : Office of the Registrar

Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

Challenge Exam Portfolio Interview Other Not Eligible for PLAR
        X

Notes:  N/A

 
 
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Effective term: Spring/Summer 2014
Professor: Pauline Dykes
Textbook(s):
None required.

Applicable student group(s): Faculty of Applied Science & Technology students.
Course Details:
1.  Introduction to course goals; course outline, marking scheme,
    timelines.  Identification/clarification of student projects and
    groups.
2.  Student/faculty advisor meetings on project status and issues
3.  Student/faculty advisor meetings on project status and issues
4.  Student/faculty advisor meetings on project status and issues
5.  Student/faculty advisor meetings on project status and issues
6.  Student/faculty advisor meetings on project status and issues
7.  Student/faculty advisor meetings on project status and issues
8.  Mid semester project presentations
9.  Student/faculty advisor meetings on project status and issues
10. Student/faculty advisor meetings on project status and issues
11. Student/faculty advisor meetings on project status and issues
12. Student/faculty advisor meetings on project status and issues
13. Student/faculty advisor meetings on project status and issues
14. End of semester project presentations and summary of course.


Sheridan Policies

All Sheridan policies can be viewed on the Sheridan policy website.

Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

Respectful Behaviour: Sheridan is committed to provide a learning environment that supports academic achievement by respecting the dignity, self-esteem and fair treatment of every person engaged in the learning process. Behaviour which is inconsistent with this principle will not be tolerated. Details of Sheridan's policy on Harassment and Discrimination, Academic Integrity and other academic policies are available on the Sheridan policy website.

Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.


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