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M.Sc. Applied - Environmental Engineering Option

Non-Thesis (45 credits)

The M.Sc. Applied, Environmental Engineering option emphasizes interdisciplinary fundamental knowledge, practical applications in diverse environmental contexts, and the functional skills needed for solving environmental problems. This option is for individuals with a university undergraduate degree in engineering who wish to train at an advanced level.

The interdisciplinary character of the option provides a unique opportunity for students. A wide range of technical and non-technical courses are offered by collaborating departments and faculties at McGill. Through these courses, students will master specialized skills in their home disciplines and acquire a broader perspective and awareness of environmental issues.

This non-thesis degree falls within the Master’s of Engineering (M.Eng – Project Option) program offered in the Departments of Bioresource Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Mining and Metallurgical Engineering.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 45 credits of which a minimum of 12 are allotted to the design projects. The balance is earned by course work, of which one to three approved undergraduate (below 500-level) courses are allowed.
  • Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree in engineering with superior academic achievement (a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0, or 3.2/4.0 during the last two years of study).
  • Students must obtain a grade of B- (or 65%) or better in all required and approved courses.

Required Courses

  1. 9 credits of required core courses:
    CHEE 591 Environmental Bioremediation 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    CIVE 555 Environmental Data Analysis 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    or
    AEMA 611 Experimental Designs 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    CIVE 615 Environmental Engr. Seminar 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    OCCH 612 Principles of Toxicology 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  2. A minimum of 19 credits of engineering courses from the Departments of Bioresource Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, or Mining, Metals and Materials Engineering.
  3. Remaining engineering or non-engineering courses each in a different department, from the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences or the Departments of: Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Economics, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Geography, Occupational Health, Political Science, Sociology, or the McGill School of Environment, the Faculty of Religious Studies, the School of Urban Planning, the Faculty of Law, or the Desautels Faculty of Management.
  4. 12 credits of design project work:
    BREE 671 Project 1 6 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    and
    BREE 672 Project 2 6 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  5. Complete all the remaining courses for a total of at least 45 credits, as approved by the departmental Academic Advisor.