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Stream #3: Ecological Engineering

Ecological Engineering is the creation of an ecosystem that provides solutions or serves a purpose. An Ecosystem is community of organisms and their surroundings, including technological components. Ecological Engineering involves design methods that preserve and utilize natural ecological processes.

Applications of Ecological Engineering:

  • Small-scale and immediate: e.g. fermentation or composting systems
  • Medium-scale: e.g. low-impact development of urban areas
  • Large-scale and forward-looking: e.g. manage global ecological change

Please visit the Ecological Engineering Research Group website at www.mcgill.ca/ecoeng

Course Sets:

Required Courses (53 credits)
Complementary Course Set A (6 credits)
Complementary Course Set B (9 credits)
Complementary Course Set C (9 credits)
Complementary Course set D (36 credits)

Complementary Courses, set A - Heat and Mass Transfer and Statistics

6 credits

One of:

AEMA 310 Statistical Methods 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MATH 323 Probability 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CIVE 302 Probabilistic Systems 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and one of:

MECH 346 Heat Transfer 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

CHEE 315 Heat and Mass Transfer 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Complementary Courses, set B - Natural Sciences and Mathematics

9 credits

ENVB 210 The Biophysical Environment 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

SOIL 331 Environmental Soil Physics 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Optional for this stream:

LSCI 230 Introductory Microbiology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Complementary Courses, set C - Social Sciences, Administrative Studies, Humanities, or Law

9 credits

Optional for this stream:

CHEE 230 Envrnmntl Aspects of Technol 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Plus 6 credits of social sciences, administrative studies, humanities, or law courses at the U1 undergraduate level or higher with approval of the Academic Advisor. Note: these 6 credits may include one 3-credit language course other than the student’s normal spoken languages. Many set C subjects are available in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, or in the Faculties of Arts, Education, Management and Religious Studies, and the School of Music.

Complementary Courses, set D - Engineering Design

36 credits

BREE 214 Geomatics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BREE 217 Hydrology and Water Resources 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BREE 416 Eng for Land Development 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BREE 418 Soil Mechanics & Foundations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Optional for this stream:

BREE 322 Organic Waste Management 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BREE 419 Structural Design 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BREE 502 Drainage/Irrigation Eng. 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BREE 504 Instrumentation and Control 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BREE 509 Hydrologic Systems&Modelling 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BREE 512 Soil Cutting and Tillage 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BREE 515 Soil Hydrologic Modelling 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer