Bachelor of Engineering (Bioresource) - B.Eng.(Bioresource)

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Bachelor of Engineering (Bioresource) - B.Eng.(Bioresource)

Bioresource Engineering Major

Bioresource Engineering Major

The Department of Bioresource Engineering collaborates with other departments and the Faculty of Engineering in providing courses of instruction for a curriculum in Bioresource Engineering. Graduates qualify to apply for registration as professional engineers in any province of Canada. The professional agrology option qualifies graduates to apply for registration to the Ordre des agronomes du Québec.

There are six streams offered within the Bioresource Engineering Major. Via the appropriate choice of elective course sets, a particular area of study may be emphasized. More information about these streams and the suggested course sets for each can be found on the Department website at www.mcgill.ca/bioeng.

In the Bio-Environmental Engineering stream, students learn about soil and water quality management and conservation, geomatics, hydrology and water resources, organic waste treatment, use of GIS for biosystem operation, engineering for land development, climate control in buildings, ecosystem remediation, and many other related topics.

Students who follow the Soil and Water stream learn about hydrology, irrigation and drainage, soil and water management, environmental quality control and remediation, structural design, machinery design, artificial intelligence, GIS, and remote sensing.

In the Ecological Engineering stream, students learn how to apply principals of engineering and ecology to the design and implementation of complex ecological systems. They learn how to create systems that preserve and enhance natural ecological processes as a means of fulfilling design requirements.

In the Food and Bioprocessing stream, students are taught about the engineering of foods and food processes, physical properties of biological materials, post-harvest technology, fermentation and bio-processing, the management of organic wastes, biotechnology, the design of machinery for bioprocessing, etc.

Students who specialize in the Agricultural Engineering stream will learn about machine design, machinery, robotics, structural design, environmental quality control, waste management, artificial intelligence, GIS, remote sensing, complex system simulation, and much more.

The Professional Agrology option offers a course selection guided to qualify graduates for registration as professional agrologists with the Ordre des agronomes du Québec.

All required and complementary courses must be passed with a minimum grade of C. One term is spent taking courses from the Faculty of Engineering on the McGill downtown campus.

Students also have the opportunity to pursue a Minor. Several possibilities are: Agricultural Production, Environment, Ecological Agriculture, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Construction Engineering and Management, Entrepreneurship, and Environmental Engineering. Details of some of these Minors can be found under Faculty of Engineering > Minor Programs. To complete a Minor, it is necessary to spend at least one extra term beyond the normal requirements of the B.Eng.(Bioresource) program.

See Minimum Credit Requirement for prerequisites and minimum credit requirements.

About the B.Eng. (Bioresource) Program

About the B.Eng. (Bioresource) Program

Bioresource Engineering is the unique branch of engineering that includes Biological engineering and Bioengineering where professional engineering practice intersects with biological sciences. Bioresource Engineers design, improve and manage biological-based systems to operate in efficient and sustainable ways for the well being of the environment and society.

Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2010-2011 (last updated May. 3, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Engineering (Bioresource) (B.Eng.(Bioresource)) - Major Bioresource Engineering (113 credits)

Academic Adviser-U1: Professor Grant Clark

Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 1-099

Telephone: 514-398-7784

Required Courses (53 credits)

AEMA 202 (3) Intermediate Calculus
AEMA 305 (3) Differential Equations
BREE 205 (3) Engineering Design 1
BREE 210 (3) Mechanical Analysis & Design
BREE 216 (3) Bioresource Engineering Materials
BREE 252 (3) Computing for Engineers
BREE 301 (3) Biothermodynamics
BREE 305 (3) Fluid Mechanics
BREE 312 (3) Electric Circuits and Machines
BREE 319 (3) Engineering Mathematics
BREE 327 (3) Bio-Environmental Engineering
BREE 341 (3) Mechanics of Materials
BREE 481 (.5) Undergraduate Seminar 1
BREE 482 (.5) Undergraduate Seminar 2
BREE 483 (.5) Undergraduate Seminar 3
BREE 484 (.5) Undergraduate Seminar 4
BREE 485 (1) Undergraduate Seminar 5
BREE 486 (1) Undergraduate Seminar 6
BREE 490 (3) Engineering Design 2
BREE 495 (3) Engineering Design 3
FACC 400 (1) Engineering Professional Practice
MECH 289 (3) Design Graphics
MIME 310 (3) Engineering Economy

Complementary Courses

60 credits of the complementary courses selected as follow:

6 credits - Set A

9 credits - Set B (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)

9 credits - Set C (Social Sciences)

36 credits - Set D (Engineering)

Set A

One of the following:

AEMA 310 (3) Statistical Methods 1
CIVE 302 (3) Probabilistic Systems
MATH 323 (3) Probability

One of the following:

CHEE 315 (4) Heat and Mass Transfer
MECH 346 (3) Heat Transfer

Set B - Natural Sciences and Mathematics

9 credits with a minimum of 3 credits chosen from the list below:

AEBI 210 (3) Organisms 1
AEBI 211 (3) Organisms 2
ENVB 305 (3) Population & Community Ecology
ENVB 315 (3) Science of Inland Waters
LSCI 202 (3) Molecular Cell Biology
LSCI 211 (3) Biochemistry 1
LSCI 230 (3) Introductory Microbiology
MICR 331 (3) Microbial Ecology

Plus 6 credits chosen in consultation with the academic adviser.

Set C - Social Sciences

Minimum of 3 credits from the following list:

CHEE 230 (3) Environmental Aspects of Technology
CHEE 430 (3) Technology Impact Assessment
CIVE 469 (3) Infrastructure and Society
ENVR 201 (3) Society and Environment
MIME 308 (3) Social Impact of Technology
SOCI 235 (3) Technology and Society

Plus 6 credits of social sciences, management studies, humanities or law courses at the U1 undergraduate level or higher with approval of the academic adviser.

Note: these 6 credits may include one 3-credit language course other than the student's normal spoken languages.

Set D - Engineering

36 credits from the following list with the option (and approval of the academic adviser) of taking a maximum of 6 credits from other courses offered in the Faculty of Engineering:

BREE 214 (3) Geomatics
BREE 217 (3) Hydrology and Water Resources
BREE 314 (3) Agri-Food Buildings
BREE 315 (3) Design of Machines
BREE 322 (3) Organic Waste Management
BREE 325 (3) Food Process Engineering
BREE 412 (3) Machinery Systems Engineering
BREE 416 (3) Engineering for Land Development
BREE 418 (3) Soil Mechanics and Foundations
BREE 419 (3) Structural Design
BREE 423 (3) Biological Material Properties
BREE 430 (3) GIS for Natural Resource Management
BREE 497 (3) Environmental Design Project
BREE 501 (3) Simulation and Modelling
BREE 502 (3) Drainage/Irrigation Engineering
BREE 504 (3) Instrumentation and Control
BREE 506 (3) Advances in Drainage Management
BREE 509 (3) Hydrologic Systems and Modelling
BREE 510 (3) Watershed Systems Engineering
BREE 512 (3) Soil Cutting and Tillage
BREE 515 (3) Soil Hydrologic Modelling
BREE 518 (3) Bio-Treatment of Wastes
BREE 519 (3) Advanced Food Engineering
BREE 520 (3) Food, Fibre and Fuel Elements
BREE 525 (3) Climate Control for Buildings
BREE 530 (3) Fermentation Engineering
BREE 531 (3) Post-Harvest Drying
BREE 532 (3) Post-Harvest Storage
BREE 533 (3) Water Quality Management
CHEE 474 (3) Biochemical Engineering
CIVE 317 (3) Structural Engineering 1
CIVE 318 (3) Structural Engineering 2
Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2010-2011 (last updated May. 3, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Engineering (Bioresource) (B.Eng.(Bioresource)) - Major Bioresource Engineering - Professional Agrology (113 credits)

Academic Adviser-U1: Professor Grant Clark

Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 1-099

Telephone: 514-398-7784

Required Courses (56 credits)

AEMA 202 (3) Intermediate Calculus
AEMA 305 (3) Differential Equations
AGRI 330 (1) Agricultural Legislation
AGRI 430 (2) Professional Practice in Agrology
BREE 205 (3) Engineering Design 1
BREE 210 (3) Mechanical Analysis & Design
BREE 216 (3) Bioresource Engineering Materials
BREE 252 (3) Computing for Engineers
BREE 301 (3) Biothermodynamics
BREE 305 (3) Fluid Mechanics
BREE 312 (3) Electric Circuits and Machines
BREE 319 (3) Engineering Mathematics
BREE 327 (3) Bio-Environmental Engineering
BREE 341 (3) Mechanics of Materials
BREE 481 (.5) Undergraduate Seminar 1
BREE 482 (.5) Undergraduate Seminar 2
BREE 483 (.5) Undergraduate Seminar 3
BREE 484 (.5) Undergraduate Seminar 4
BREE 485 (1) Undergraduate Seminar 5
BREE 486 (1) Undergraduate Seminar 6
BREE 490 (3) Engineering Design 2
BREE 495 (3) Engineering Design 3
FACC 400 (1) Engineering Professional Practice
MECH 289 (3) Design Graphics
MIME 310 (3) Engineering Economy

Complementary Courses

57 credits of the complementary courses selected as follow:

6 credits - Set A

12 credits - Set B (Natural Sciences)

6 credits - Set C (Social Sciences)

33 credits - Set D (Engineering)

Set A

6 credits

AEMA 310 (3) Statistical Methods 1
MECH 346 (3) Heat Transfer

Set B - Natural Sciences

6 credits from each of the following two groups:

Group 1 - Biology

AEBI 211 (3) Organisms 2
LSCI 202 (3) Molecular Cell Biology
LSCI 204 (3) Genetics
LSCI 211 (3) Biochemistry 1
LSCI 230 (3) Introductory Microbiology

Group 2 - Agricultural Sciences

AEBI 210 (3) Organisms 1
ANSC 250 (3) Principles of Animal Science
ANSC 433 (3) Animal Nutrition
ANSC 451 (3) Dairy and Beef Production Management
ANSC 458 (3) Swine and Poultry Production
PLNT 203 (3) Economic Botany
PLNT 300 (3) Cropping Systems
PLNT 302 (3) Forage Crops and Pastures
PLNT 307 (3) Vegetable Production
PLNT 312 (3) Urban Horticulture
PLNT 321 (3) Fruit Production
PLNT 322 (3) Greenhouse Management
PLNT 331 (3) Grains and Biofuel Crops

Set C - Social Sciences

3 credits from the following list:

CHEE 230 (3) Environmental Aspects of Technology
CHEE 430 (3) Technology Impact Assessment
CIVE 469 (3) Infrastructure and Society
ENVR 201 (3) Society and Environment
MIME 308 (3) Social Impact of Technology
SOCI 235 (3) Technology and Society

Plus one 3 credit social sciences, management studies, humanities, law or language course with permission of the academic adviser.

Set D - Engineering

33 credits from Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3.

(Minimum of 6 credits from Group 1 or Group 2 below)

Group 1 - Soil and Water

BREE 214 (3) Geomatics
BREE 217 (3) Hydrology and Water Resources
BREE 322 (3) Organic Waste Management
BREE 416 (3) Engineering for Land Development
BREE 418 (3) Soil Mechanics and Foundations
BREE 430 (3) GIS for Natural Resource Management
BREE 502 (3) Drainage/Irrigation Engineering
BREE 506 (3) Advances in Drainage Management
BREE 509 (3) Hydrologic Systems and Modelling
BREE 510 (3) Watershed Systems Engineering
BREE 512 (3) Soil Cutting and Tillage
BREE 515 (3) Soil Hydrologic Modelling
BREE 518 (3) Bio-Treatment of Wastes
BREE 533 (3) Water Quality Management

Group 2 - Food Processing

BREE 325 (3) Food Process Engineering
BREE 519 (3) Advanced Food Engineering
BREE 520 (3) Food, Fibre and Fuel Elements
BREE 530 (3) Fermentation Engineering
BREE 531 (3) Post-Harvest Drying
BREE 532 (3) Post-Harvest Storage
CHEE 474 (3) Biochemical Engineering

Group 3 - Other Engineering

BREE 314 (3) Agri-Food Buildings
BREE 315 (3) Design of Machines
BREE 412 (3) Machinery Systems Engineering
BREE 419 (3) Structural Design
BREE 423 (3) Biological Material Properties
BREE 497 (3) Environmental Design Project
BREE 501 (3) Simulation and Modelling
BREE 504 (3) Instrumentation and Control
BREE 525 (3) Climate Control for Buildings
CIVE 317 (3) Structural Engineering 1
CIVE 318 (3) Structural Engineering 2
Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2010-2011 (last updated May. 3, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Engineering (Bioresource) - B.Eng.(Bioresource) Related Programs

Bachelor of Engineering (Bioresource) - B.Eng.(Bioresource) Related Programs

Minor in Environmental Engineering

Minor in Environmental Engineering

For more information, see Minor in Environmental Engineering (27 credits).

Barbados Field Study Semester

Barbados Field Study Semester

For more information, see Field Studies and Study Abroad > Field Studies > Barbados Field Study Semester.

Barbados Interdisciplinary Tropical Studies Field Semester

Barbados Interdisciplinary Tropical Studies Field Semester

For more information, see Field Studies and Study Abroad > Field Studies > Barbados Interdisciplinary Tropical Studies Field Semester.

Internship Opportunities and Co-op Experiences

Internship Opportunities and Co-op Experiences

For more information, see Internship Opportunities and Co-op Experiences.

Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2010-2011 (last updated May. 3, 2010) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2010-2011 (last updated May. 3, 2010) (disclaimer)