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Master’s (Project Option) in Environmental Engineering

This inter-departmental graduate study program leads to a Master’s of Engineering degree with a concentration in Environmental Engineering. The objective of the program is to train environmental professionals at an advanced level. The program is thus designed for individuals with an undergraduate degree in engineering. This non-thesis degree falls within the M.Eng programs which are offered in the Departments of Bioresource, Chemical, Civil, and Mining, and Materials Engineering. The Environmental Engineering program emphasizes interdisciplinary fundamental knowledge, practical applications in diverse environmental contexts and functional skills needed for solving environmental problems. Students will acquire a broader perspective and awareness of environmental issues through a wide range of technical and non-technical courses offered by collaborating departments and faculties at the university. Depending on the primary departmental affiliation of the student, the program may include a 5-15 credit project, or may be completed with courses only. Typical required and complementary courses available are given below (students are encouraged to contact the program administrator in their respective departments for updated course offerings).

A. Required Core Courses (6 credits)

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

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

B. Complementary courses (up to 39 credits)

Data analysis:

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

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

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

Toxicology:

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

Water pollution engineering:

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

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

Air pollution engineering:

  • MECH 652 Dynamics of Combustion 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

Soil and water quality management:

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

  • or
  • CIVE 686 Site Remediation 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

Environmental impact course:

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

Environmental policy course:

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

Elective courses

Remaining engineering or non-engineering courses can be taken from an approved list of courses from the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and Departments of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Economics, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Geography, Law, Management, Occupational Health, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, and the McGill School of the Environment.

The program may include a 5-15 credit project, or with departmental approval may be completed with courses only.

The Environmental Engineering Option Program is administered by the Faculty of Engineering. Further information may be obtained from the Program Coordinator, Professor Ronald Gehr, Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics.

A matrix giving information about the approved elective courses is available here. This will be updated annually, and is accurate to the best of our knowledge. However it is the student’s responsibility to verify the timetable information for any course which they wish to take.

A matrix giving information about the approved elective courses is available here:

Elective Course List for Masters Program in Environmental Engineering 2009-2010