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Ph.D. Standard Program

The research area for Ph.D work in bioresource engineering includes plant and animal environments; ecological engineering (ecosystem modelling, design, management, and remediation); water resources management (hydrology, irrigation, drainage, water quality); agricultural machinery, mechatronics and robotics; food engineering and food processing; postharvest technology; waste management and protection of the environment; artificial intelligence; bioenergy.

The course of study for a Ph.D. program depends on the existing academic qualifications of the candidate, and on those required for the effective pursuit of research in the chosen field.

Requirements

  • BREE 701 Ph.D.Comprehensive Examination
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    a comprehensive examination, is to be completed within the first two years of registering in the program.
  • Participation in graduate seminar in Bioresource Engineering during four semesters.
    BREE 751 Departmental Seminar Ph.D. 1
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    BREE 752 Departmental Seminar Ph.D. 2
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    BREE 753 Departmental Seminar Ph.D. 3
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

    BREE 754 Departmental Seminar Ph.D. 4
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • Completion and final acceptance of supervised doctoral thesis demonstrating originality through contribution to knowledge. The final thesis should conform to the thesis guidelines of the Graduate and postdoctoral studies office.

Additional Courses

Candidates are encouraged to take an additional course of study in some area of the humanities, sciences, or engineering not directly related to their research. The candidate will consult a committee, which includes the Research Director and one professor, regarding which additional course of study to pursue.