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The Bioresource Engineering program (BREE) is interdisciplinary, being founded on an integration of engineering with the biological sciences. Bioresource Engineering includes the design, construction, operation, maintenance, remediation and upgrading of systems that contain biological components.

The Bioresource Engineering program at McGill is fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board so that, upon graduation, you can qualify to become a Professional Engineer by registering as a member of a professional engineering society in any Canadian province. (You must also meet some other requirements to be granted membership in the Ordre des Ingenieurs du Quebec.) As well, it is possible to register anywhere in the United States of America and in most other countries around the world.

The Bioresource Engineering Department is internationally recognized and renowned for its rigorous academic standards, its outstanding faculty, and its commitment to research. The Department offers both an Undergraduate Program (B.Eng degree) and a number of Graduate Programs (MSc., PhD. degrees) in various areas of biosystem and bioresource engineering including:

  • Ecological Engineering (ecosystem modeling, design, management, and remediation)
  • Water Resources Management (hydrology, irrigation, drainage, water quality)
  • Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Food Engineering and Processing
  • Post Harvest Technology
  • Plant and Animal Environments
  • Waste Management and the protection of the environment
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Agricultural Machinery

The Department of Bioresource Engineering is part of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of McGill University. In addition, the department collaborates and is affiliated with McGill's Faculty of Engineering for both teaching and research purposes.