Bioresource Engineering is for students who wish to become engineers in order to solve problems using biology and technology. It is an accredited, professional engineering program* which applies engineering principles to develop sustainable solutions to provide food and renewable resources. There are three optional streams in the program to help focus on personal interests within the discipline.
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■ Bio-Environmental Engineering: Manage the interface between humans and their natural environment: land development, waste management, pollution, soil and water, urban and rural ecology, and climate change adaptation.
■ Bio-Process Engineering: Transform biological materials and feedstock into safe, high-quality consumer products such as food, fibre, and fuels: storage, food preservation, biomaterials and fermentation.
■ Bio-Production Engineering (including the Agricultural Engineering/Agrology Option**): Develop and apply engineering fundamentals to the sustainable production of crops, livestock and biomass: machinery, robotics, information technology, buildings and structures.
* The Bioresource Engineering program is accredited by Engineers Canada as satisfying the academic requirements for professional registration in the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) [Order of Engineers of Quebec], as well as Canadian, American, and many international engineering associations.
** The academic requirements for registration in the Order of Agrologists of Quebec (OAQ) can also be satisfied by appropriate course selection in the Professional Agrology Option.
Two suggested sequences of courses are offered. Which sequence you follow depends on whether you entered the program in the fall (September) or the winter (January).
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■ Biomass and bioenergy industry
■ Environmental consulting
■ International development agencies
■ Food and agriculture industries
■ Water resource management
■ Bioproducts and specialty chemicals