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Environmental Engineering

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The goal of environmental engineering is to ensure that societal development and the use of water, land and air resources are sustainable. This goal is achieved by managing these resources so that environmental pollution and degradation is minimized.


Students admitted to the Civil Engineering program from a Quebec CEGEP or with advanced credits in basic sciences and humanities may be admitted to the 7-semester program. Other students may be required to enrol in a pre-engineering year to satisfy these requirements and will be admitted to an 8-semester program.

Areas of Specialization

Considerable freedom exists for students to influence the nature of their program of study in the civil engineering program. All principal subjects of civil engineering are taught at McGill University but students may choose to concentrate in any one of the following areas through the selection of suitable complementary courses: