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Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Bioresource Engineering (Non-Thesis) — Environmental Engineering (45 credits)

Offered by: Bioresource Engineering     Degree: Master of Science Applied

Program Requirements

This inter-departmental graduate program leads to a master's degree in Environmental Engineering. The objective of the program is to train environmental professionals at an advanced level. The program is designed for individuals with an undergraduate degree in engineering. This non-thesis degree falls within the M.Eng. and M.Sc. programs which are offered in the Departments of Bioresource, Chemical, Civil, and Mining, Metals, and Materials Engineering.

Research Project (6 credits)

  • BREE 671 Project 1 (6 credits) *

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Supervised research project.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Valerie Orsat (Fall) Valerie Orsat (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 671 or ABEN 671D1/D2.
  • BREE 672 Project 2 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Supervised research project.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Valerie Orsat (Fall) Valerie Orsat (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 672 or ABEN 672D1/D2.

* BREE 671 may also be taken as part of this requirement.

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • BREE 533 Water Quality Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Management of water quality for sustainability. Cause of soil degradation, surface and groundwater contamination by agricultural chemicals and toxic pollutants. Screening and mechanistic models. Human health and safety concerns. Water table management. Soil and water conservation techniques will be examined with an emphasis on methods of prediction and best management practices.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Chandra A Madramootoo, Zhiming Qi, Asim Biswas (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken BREE 625 (formerly ABEN 625).
    • This course carries an additional charge of $13 to cover the cost of transportation with respect to a field trip. The fee is refundable only during the withdrawal with full refund period.
  • CHEE 591 Environmental Bioremediation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : The presence and role of microorganisms in the environment, the role of microbes in environmental remediation either through natural or human-mediated processes, the application of microbes in pollution control and the monitoring of environmental pollutants.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Laleh Yerushalmi (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
  • CIVE 615 Environmental Engineering Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : The course will expose the students to various environmental engineering issues. Lectures will be given by faculty and invited speakers from industry. Each student is required to prepare a written technical paper and make oral presentation.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Jinxia Liu (Fall)

Complementary Courses (19 credits)

Data Analysis Course

3 credits from the following:

  • AEMA 611 Experimental Designs 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Mathematics (Agric&Envir Sci) : General principles of experimental design, split-plot designs, spatial heterogeneity and experimental design, incomplete block designs and unbalanced designs, analysis of repeated measures, multivariate and modified univariate analyses of variance, central composite designs.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Pierre R L Dutilleul (Winter)

    • 3 hours lectures and 1 conference
    • Prerequisite: AEMA 310 or equivalent
  • CIVE 555 Environmental Data Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Application of statistical principles to design of measurement systems and sampling programs. Introduction to experimental design. Graphical data analysis. Description of uncertainty. Hypothesis tests. Model parameter estimation methods: linear and nonlinear regression methods. Trend analysis. Statistical analysis of censored data. Statistics of extremes.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): CIVE 302 or permission of instructor
  • PSYC 650 Advanced Statistics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : A course in advanced statistics with specialization in experimental design.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Hsiu-Ting Yu (Fall)

Toxicology Course

3 credits from the following:

  • OCCH 612 Principles of Toxicology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Occupational Health (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Occupational Health & Hygiene : General principles of toxicology, routes of toxicant entry, human organs as targets of toxic action, adverse effects, time-course of reactions to toxicants. Risk assessment techniques, in vivo-in vitro toxicity models, links between human population observations and animal, cellular and biochemical models.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Paul Heroux (Fall)

  • OCCH 616 Occupational Hygiene (3 credits)

    Offered by: Occupational Health (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Occupational Health & Hygiene : An introduction to the principles and practices of industrial hygiene designed to provide the students with the knowledge required to identify health and safety hazards in the workplace.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Jean-Pierre Gauvin (Fall)

Water Pollution Engineering Course

4 credits from the following:

  • CIVE 651 Theory: Water / Wastewater Treatment (4 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Theoretical aspects of the chemistry of water and wastewater treatment. This will include acid-base and solubility equilibria; redox reactions; reaction kinetics; reactor design; surface and colloid chemistry; gas transfer; mass transfer; stabilization and softening; disinfection; corrosion.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • CIVE 652 Biological Treatment: Wastewaters (4 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Process kinetics and reactors. Population kinetics of microorganisms and their role in the various waste treatment processes. Unit processes for wastewater treatment, such as suspended-growth, attached-growth processes, sludge treatment, and nutrient removal. Biological treatment techniques for groundwater decontamination. Laboratory pilot plant exercises.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Dominic Frigon (Fall)

  • CIVE 660 Chemical and Physical Treatment of Waters (4 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Theory and design of specific processes used for the physical and/or chemical purification of waters and wastewaters, including mixing, flocculation, sedimentation, flotation, filtration, disinfection, adsorption, ion exchange, aeration, membrane processes, distillation, removal of specific inorganics and organics, taste and odour control, process control, sludge treatment. Laboratory exercises will complement theoretical aspects.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Ronald Gehr (Winter)

Air Pollution Engineering Course

3 credits from the following:

  • CHEE 592 Industrial Air Pollution Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Air pollution effects, control laws and regulations, measurements; emission estimates, meteorology for air pollution control engineers, dispersion models, nature of particulate pollutants, control of primary particulates, control of volatile organic compounds, sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides; air pollutants and global climate.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: CHEE 314 or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEE 472.
  • MECH 534 Air Pollution Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Pollutants from power production and their effects on the environment. Mechanisms of pollutant formation in combustion. Photochemical pollutants and smog, atmospheric dispersion. Pollutant generation from internal combustion engines and stationary power plants. Methods of pollution control (exhaust gas treatment, absorption, filtration, scrubbers, etc.).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MECH 331, MECH 341.

or an approved 500-, 600-, or 700-level alternative course.

Environmental Impact Course

3 credits from the following:

  • GEOG 501 Modelling Environmental Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Most problems in environmental science deal with weak relationships and poorly defined systems. Model development and simulation will be used in this course to help improve understanding of environmental systems. Simulation of environmental systems is examined, focusing on problem definition, model development and model validation.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Nigel Thomas Roulet (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 1.15 hours lecture, 0.58 hours seminar, 0.69 hours project, 0.58 hours laboratory
    • Restriction: open only to U2 or U3 students who have completed six or more credits from courses at the 300 level of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Geography, Natural Resource Sciences, or a McGill School of Environment domain, or permission of the instructor
    • Prerequisites: MATH 139 or MATH 140, MATH 141, and MATH 203, or equivalent
    • Enrolment limited to 20 students by availability of workstations
  • GEOG 551 Environmental Decisions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : This course deals with the role of geographic information, paradigms and modes of analysis - including but not restricted to GIS - in environmental impact assessment and decision making. The focus will be on community-based decision making, particularly where conservation issues are involved. Cross-cultural situations, developing areas and the role of non-government organizations.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
    • 2 hours seminar, 1 hour tutorial
    • Prerequisites: GEOG 302, GEOG 306 or equivalents

or an approved 500-, 600-, or 700-level alternative course.

Environmental Policy Course

3 credits from the following:

  • URBP 506 Environmental Policy and Planning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Analytical and institutional approaches for understanding and addressing urban and other environmental problems at various scales; characteristics of environmental problems and implications; political-institutional context and policy instruments; risk perception and implications; cost-benefit analysis, risk assessment, multiple-objectives approaches, life-cycle analysis; policy implementation issues; case studies.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Madhav Govind Badami (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Restriction: This course is open to students in U3 and above

or an approved 500-, 600-, or 700-level alternative course.

Further complementary courses (balance of coursework to meet the 45-credit program requirement):

Remaining Engineering or Non-Engineering courses from an approved list of courses, at the 500, 600, or 700 level, from the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Religious Studies, Desautels Faculty of Management, and Departments of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Economics, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Geography, Occupational Health, Political Science, Sociology, and the McGill School of Environment.

Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)