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 6 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.
  • The typical duration for this program is 18 to 24 months. Please note that International students must normally be registered as full-time students (min. 12 credits each term) in order to meet their study permit obligations. The exception is the summer term in which 1) students may choose to be registered part-time for their 6-credit Project course or 2) to not register and do their 6-credit project course in a later term.
  • Fall admissions ONLY

Required Courses

Research Project (6 credits)

BREE 671 Project 1 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


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

Required Courses (9 credits)

BREE 533 Water Quality Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


CHEE 591 Environmental Bioremediation 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


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

Complementary Courses (19 credits)

Data Analysis Course (3 credits from the following):

AEMA 611 Experimental Designs 1 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


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


PSYC 650 Advanced Statistics 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Toxicology Course (3 credits from the following):

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


OCCH 616 Occupational Hygiene 3 CreditsLimited Enrolment
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Water Pollution Engineering Course (4 credits from the following):

CIVE 651 Theory:Water/Wastewater Trtmnt 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


CIVE 652 Biological Treatment:Wastewtrs 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


CIVE 660 Chem&Phys Treatment of Waters 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Air Pollution Engineering Course (3 credits from the following):

CHEE 592 Ind. Air Pollution Control 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


MECH 534 Air Pollution Engineering 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


or an approved 500-, 600-, or 700-level alternative course.

Environmental Impact Course (3 credits from the following):

GEOG 501 Modellin Environmental Systems 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 551 Environmental Decisions 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


or an approved 500-, 600-, or 700-level alternative course.

Environmental Policy Course (3 credits from the following):

URBP 506 Envrnmntl Policy and Planning 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


or an approved 500-, 600-, or 700-level alternative course.


Further complementary courses (balance of coursework to meet the 45-credit program requirement):

Remaining Engineering or Non-Engineering courses from an approved list of courses, at the 500, 600, or 700 level, from the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Religious Studies, Desautels Faculty of Management, and Departments of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Economics, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Geography, Occupational Health, Political Science, Sociology, and the McGill School of Environment.