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Minor Environmental Engineering (21 credits)

Offered by: Civil Engineering     Degree: Bachelor of Engineering

Program Requirements

Minor Adviser: Prof. S. Ghoshal, Macdonald Engineering Building, Room 569C

Minor program credit weight: 21-22 credits

The Environmental Engineering Minor is administered by the Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics and is offered for all students in Engineering (including B.S.E. students) and in the Department of Bioresource Engineering wishing to pursue studies in this area.

A maximum of 12 credits of coursework in the student's major may double-count with the Minor.

To complete the Minor in Environmental Engineering, students must obtain a grade of C or better in all approved courses in the Minor, and satisfy the requirements of both the Minor and their major program.

Note: Not all courses listed are offered every year. Students should see the "Courses" section of this eCalendar to know if a course is offered.

Complementary Courses

21-22 credits

18 credits from Stream A, B, or C below

and

One course (3-4 credits) from the following list:

  • BREE 327 Bio-Environmental Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : An introduction to how humans affect the earth's ecosystem and projections for the needs of food, water, air and energy to support the human population. Ecologically-reasonable coping strategies including biofuels, bioprocessing, waste management, and remediation methods.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Mark Lefsrud (Fall)

    • Restrictions: U2 students and above. Not open to students who have taken ABEN 305.
    • This course carries an additional course charge of $9.23 to cover transportation costs for field trips which may include a solar installation site and if registrations permit, a bio-ethanol plant. The fee is refundable only during the withdrawal with full refund period.
  • CHEE 230 Environmental Aspects of Technology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : The impact of urbanization and technology on the environment. Topics include urbanization: causes, effects, land use regulations; transportation technology and environmental implications; environmental impact of energy conversions; energy policy alternatives; formulation of energy and environmental policy; air pollution: sources, effects, control; water pollution: sources, effects, control.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
  • CIVE 225 Environmental Engineering (4 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Introduction to environmental chemistry; mass balance analyses in engineered and natural systems; water, soil and air pollution characterization and control; water quality parameters; drinking water and wastewater treatment technologies; global climate change: possible causes and effects; risk assessment for pollutant exposure; solid- and hazardous-waste management.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Dominic Frigon (Winter)

    • (4-2-6)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 290.
    • Corequisite: MATH 263.

Stream A

15 credits* from the Engineering Course List and 3 credits from the Non-Engineering Course List below
* A minimum of 6 credits must be from outside the student's department. A maximum of 6 credits of research project courses may be counted toward this category, provided the project has sufficient environmental engineering content (project requires approval of project supervisor and coordinator of the Minor).

Stream B

15 credits of courses that make up the "Barbados Field Study Semester" below, provided the project for CIVE/AGRI/URBP 519 Sustainable Development Plans has sufficient environmental engineering content (project requires approval of the Coordinator of the Minor);

AND

One course (3-4 credits) chosen from the Engineering Course List below, excluding CHEE 496.

Barbados Field Study Courses

Required Courses

6 credits

  • URBP 507 Planning and Infrastructure (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : An exploration of the interrelationship between land-use planning and infrastructure provision, especially water and sewerage. An examination of their policy and regulatory frameworks and other methodology of plan making and evaluation.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Lisa Bornstein, Heather Braiden (Fall)

    • (8-.5-.5)
    • Restriction: Must be enrolled in the Barbados Field study Semester.
  • URBP 520 Globalization: Planning and Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Economic and social issues related to planning for sustainable development, with a focus on water. Political and environmental determinants of resource use. Impact of global, regional and local institutions, programs and plans in Barbados and in the field locale in general.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Leroy E Phillip, Inteaz Alli (Fall)

    • (3-3-3)
    • Restriction: Must be enrolled in the Barbados Field Study Semester.

Complementary Courses

9 credits

One of the following cross-listed courses (3 credits):

  • AGRI 452 Water Resources in Barbados (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agriculture : Physical environment challenges, centered on water, being faced by an island nation. Guest speakers, field study tours and laboratory tests. Private, government and NGO institutional context of conservation strategies, and water quantity and quality analyses for water management specific to Barbados.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Ronald Gehr, Angela Keane (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Enrolment in full "Barbados Field Study Semester". Not open to students who have taken CIVE 452.
  • CIVE 452 Water Resources in Barbados (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Physical environment challenges, centered on water, being faced by an island nation. Guest speakers, field study tours and laboratory tests. Private, government and NGO institutional context of conservation strategies, and water quantity and quality analyses for water management specific to Barbados.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Ronald Gehr (Fall)

    • Corequisites: None.
    • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in the Barbados Field Study Semester.

AND

One of the following cross-listed project courses (6 credits):

  • AGRI 519 Sustainable Development Plans (6 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agriculture : Geared for solving real-world environmental problems related to water at the local, regional and international scale in Barbados. Projects to be designed by instructors in consultation with university, government and NGO partners and to be conducted by teams of 2 to 4 students in collaboration with them.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Inteaz Alli (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Enrolment in full "Barbados Field Study Semester". Not open to students who have taken CIVE 519 or URBP 519.
  • CIVE 519 Sustainable Development Plans (6 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Geared for solving real-world environmental problems related to water at the local, regional and international scale in Barbados. Projects to be designed by instructors in consultation with university, government and NGO partners and to be conducted by teams of two to four students in collaboration with them.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Inteaz Alli (Fall)

    • (1-9-8)
    • Restriction: Must be enrolled in the Barbados Field Study Semester.
  • URBP 519 Sustainable Development Plans (6 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Geared for solving real-world environmental problems related to water at the local, regional and international scale in Barbados. Projects to be designed by instructors in consultation with university, government and NGO partners and to be conducted by teams of 2 to 4 students in collaboration with them.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Inteaz Alli (Fall)

    • (0-10-8)
    • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in Barbados Field Study Semester. Not open to students who have taken or are taking AGRI 519 or CIVE 519.

Stream C

9 credits of courses specified from the "Barbados Interdisciplinary Tropical Studies (BITS)" field semester below, provided the project has sufficient environmental engineering content (project requires approval of the Coordinator of the Minor):

  • AEBI 425 Tropical Energy and Food (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Biology (Agric & Envir Sc) : Tropical biofuel crops, conversion processes and final products, particularly energy and greenhouse gas balances and bionutraceuticals. Topics include effects of process extraction during refining on biofuel economics, the food versus fuel debate and impact of biofuels and bioproducts on tropical agricultural economics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Corequisite(s): AEBI 421, AEBI 423 and AEBI 427.
    • Restriction: Restricted to students that are participating in the Barbados Interdisciplinary Tropical Studies Field Semester
    • **In addition to Wednesday, Thursday and Friday scheduled classes, the last day of class will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014. The exam will be written on the last day of class.
  • AEBI 427 Barbados Interdisciplinary Project (6 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Biology (Agric & Envir Sc) : The planning of projects and research activities related to tropical food, nutrition, or energy at the local, regional, or national scale in Barbados. Projects and activities designed in consultation with university instructors, government, NGO, or private partners, and prepared by teams of 2-3 students working cooperatively with these mentors.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Corequisite(s): AEBI 421, AEBI 423 and AEBI 425
    • Restriction(s): Restricted to students that are participating in the Barbados Interdisciplinary Tropical Studies Field Semester
    • **In addition to Monday and Tuesday scheduled classes, the last day of class will be held on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. The exam will be written on the last day of class.

AND

9 credits chosen from the Engineering Course List below, excluding CHEE 496.

Engineering Course List

Courses offered at the Macdonald campus:

  • BREE 217 Hydrology and Water Resources (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Measurements and analysis of components of the water cycle. Precipitation, evaporation, infiltration and groundwater. Analysis of hydrologic data. Hydrograph theory. Hydrologic estimations for design of water control projects; flood control and reservoir routing. Integrated watershed management and water conservation. Water management systems for environmental protection.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Shiv Prasher (Winter)

    • 3 lectures, one 2-hour lab
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 217.
    • Note: This course carries an additional course charge of $30 to cover transportation costs for two field trips, which may include a visit to a national weather station and a trip to gain hands-on experience on monitoring water flow in streams.
  • BREE 322 Organic Waste Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : An introduction to engineering aspects of handling, storage and treatment of all biological and food industry wastes. Design criteria will be elaborated and related to characteristics of wastes. Physical, chemical and biological treatment systems.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Grant Clark (Fall)

    • 2 lectures and one 2-hour lab
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 322.
  • BREE 416 Engineering for Land Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : The engineering aspects of soil and water conservation, irrigation, water conveyance structures and canals, use of geosynthetics for soil protection, seepage and uplift. Students will produce an integrated development project.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Zhiming Qi (Fall)

    • 3 lectures and one 2-hour lab or design problems
    • Prerequisite: BREE 217 (formerly ABEN 217)
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 416.
  • BREE 518 Bio-Treatment of Wastes (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Special topics concerning control of pollution agents from the agricultural industry; odour control, agricultural waste treatment including biological digestion, flocculants, land disposal and sedimentation, pesticide transport.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Grant Clark (Winter)

    • One 3 hour lecture
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 518.

* Not open to students who have passed CIVE 323.

Courses offered at the Downtown campus:

  • ARCH 377 Energy, Environment and Buildings (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Exploration of the interrelationship between energy, environment and building. Topics include sustainability, assessment tools, the integrated design process, water conservation, energy conservation, renewable energy, materials and embodied energy, indoor environmental quality, environmental acoustics, and advanced building technology.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Sevag Pogharian (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 202 or permission of instructor
  • ARCH 515 Sustainable Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : This course will address sustainable design theory and applications in the built environment with students from a variety of fields (architecture, urban planning, engineering, sociology, environmental studies, economics, international studies). Architecture will provide the focus for environmental, socio-cultural and economic issues.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Michael Jemtrud (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 377 or permission of instructor.
  • CHEE 351 Separation Processes (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Concepts underlying separation processes. Equilibrium-based processes with staging and continuous contacting, distillation, evaporation, liquid-liquid extraction, leaching. Introduction to membrane based separations.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Jeff Gostick (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisites: CHEE 204, CHEE 220. Corequisites: CHEE 315.
  • CHEE 370 Elements of Biotechnology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Biological macromolecules; cell structure and metabolism; industrially significant microbes; enzyme kinetics; introduction to molecular biology and genetic engineering, laboratory exercises.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-1-5)
  • CHEE 496 Environmental Research Project (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Independent study and experimental work on environmental topic(s) chosen by consultation between the student and professor. Students must find a supervisor amongst department faculty before registering for this course.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Dimitrios Berk (Fall) Dimitrios Berk (Winter)

    • (1-6-2)
    • Students are required to complete a written report and a presentation before the end of the semester.
  • 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 2015

    Instructors: Laleh Yerushalmi (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
  • 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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: CHEE 314 or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEE 472.
  • CHEE 593 Industrial Water Pollution Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Wastewater constituents of concern; legislation pertinent to wastewater treatment; wastewater sampling and analysis techniques; process analysis and selection; physical, chemical and biological processes; advanced wastewater treatment methods; integration of sciences and engineering principles to design wastewater treatment processes.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Viviane Yargeau (Winter)

    • (3-1-5)
    • Prerequisite: CHEE 314 or equivalent.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEE 471.
  • CIVE 225 Environmental Engineering (4 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Introduction to environmental chemistry; mass balance analyses in engineered and natural systems; water, soil and air pollution characterization and control; water quality parameters; drinking water and wastewater treatment technologies; global climate change: possible causes and effects; risk assessment for pollutant exposure; solid- and hazardous-waste management.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Dominic Frigon (Winter)

    • (4-2-6)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 290.
    • Corequisite: MATH 263.
  • CIVE 323 Hydrology and Water Resources (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Precipitation, evaporation and transpiration. Streamflow, storage reservoirs. Groundwater hydrology. Morphology of river basins. Statistical analysis in hydrology, stochastic modelling and simulation. Case studies in hydroelectric power development, flood damage mitigation, irrigation and drainage.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Thomas Gleeson (Fall)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 302
  • CIVE 421 Municipal Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Design of water-related municipal services; sources of water and intake design; estimation of water demand and wastewater production rates; design, construction and maintenance of water distribution, wastewater and stormwater collection systems; pumps and pumping stations; pipe materials, network analysis and optimization; storage; treatment objectives for water and wastewater.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Ronald Gehr (Winter)

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 327
  • CIVE 428 Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Application of continuity, energy and momentum concepts to open-channel flow; design of channels considering uniform flow and flow resistance, non-uniform flow and longitudinal profiles; design of channel controls and transitions; unsteady flow and flood routing; river ice engineering.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Susan J Gaskin (Fall)

    • (3-3-3)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 327
  • CIVE 430 Water Treatment and Pollution Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Principles of water and sewage treatment. Water and sewage characteristics; design of conventional unit operations and processes; laboratory analyses of potable and waste waters.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Ronald Gehr (Fall)

    • (3-3-3)
    • Prerequisites: CIVE 225 and CIVE 327
  • CIVE 451 Geoenvironmental Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Geoenvironmental hazards; land management of waste; regulatory overview, waste characterization; soil-waste interaction; geosynthetics; low permeability clay barriers; contaminant transport; containment systems; collection and removal systems; design aspects; strategies for remediation; rehabilitation technologies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-2-4)
    • Prerequisites: CIVE 225 and CIVE 311
  • CIVE 550 Water Resources Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : State-of-the-art water resources management techniques; case studies of their application to Canadian situations; identification of major issues and problem areas; interprovincial and international river basins; implications of development alternatives; institutional arrangements for planning and development of water resources; and, legal and economic aspects.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Van-Thanh-Van Nguyen (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): CIVE 323 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 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): CIVE 302 or permission of instructor
  • CIVE 557 Microbiology for Environmental Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Microbiological concepts applied to the practice of environmental engineering and biotechnologies including the following topics: cellular and pathway organizations, evolution, growth, gene expression, horizontal gene transfer, metabolic microbial diversity, ecosystem structures, and quantitative mathematical modelling.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Dominic Frigon (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: CIVE 225 or permission of the instructor
    • (3-1-5)
  • CIVE 572 Computational Hydraulics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Computation of unsteady flows in open channels; abrupt waves, flood waves, tidal propagations; method of characteristics; mathematical modelling of river and coastal currents.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Vincent H Chu (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 327 or equivalent
  • CIVE 573 Hydraulic Structures (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Hydraulic aspects of the theory and design of hydraulic structures. Storage dams, spillways, outlet works, diversion works, drop structures, stone structures, conveyance and control structures, flow measurement and culverts.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Marc Villeneuve (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisites: CIVE 323 and CIVE 327
  • CIVE 574 Fluid Mechanics of Water Pollution (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Mixing, dilution and dispersion of pollutants discharged into lakes, rivers, estuaries and oceans; salinity intrusion in estuaries and its effects on dispersion; biochemical oxygen demand and dissolved oxygen as water quality indicators; thermal pollution; oil pollution.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 327 or equivalent.
  • CIVE 577 River Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Fluvial geomorphology; sediment properties; river turbulence; mechanics of the entrainment, transportation and deposition of solids by fluids; threshold of movement; bed forms; suspended load, bed load and total load equations; stable channel design and regime rivers; river modelling; river engineering; and river management.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): CIVE 428 or permission of the instructor.
    • Corequisite (Graduate): CIVE 428
  • CIVE 584 Groundwater Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Origins and types of groundwater; Darcy's law; hydraulic anisotropy; conservation laws; fundamental equations of porous media flow; Laplace's and Poisson's equations: analytical solution of potential flow problems; determination of hydraulic conductivity; flow in unconfined and confined acquifers; seepage modelling; unsaturated flow; transient flows in porous media; introduction to computational methods.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: CIVE 311 or Permission of Instructor.
  • MECH 447 Combustion (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Equilibrium analysis of reacting systems, Hugoniot analysis, flame propagation mechanisms, introduction to chemical kinetics, models for laminar flame propagation, ignition, quenching, flammability limits, turbulent flames, flame instability mechanisms, detonations, solid and liquid combustion.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Jeffrey Bergthorson (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: MECH 240
  • MECH 526 Manufacturing and the Environment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Course topics include: clean manufacturing, product and process design for minimizing materials and energy use, the product life cycle, impact of technology on the environment, environmental impact assessment, regulatory process, and managing the "political" process.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): Permission of the instructor
  • 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: Fall 2014

    Instructors: David Frost (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): MECH 331, MECH 341.
  • MECH 535 Turbomachinery and Propulsion (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Introduction to propulsion: turboprops, turbofans and turbojets. Review of thermodynamic cycles. Euler turbine equation. Velocity triangles. Axial-flow compressors and pumps. Centrifugal compressors and pumps. Axial-flow turbines. Loss mechanisms. Dimensional analysis of turbomachines. Performance maps. 3-D effects. Introduction to numerical methods in turbomachines. Prediction of performance of gas turbines.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Wagdi George Habashi (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: MECH 331.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MECH 434.
  • MIME 422 Mine Ventilation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Statutory regulations and engineering design criteria. Occupational health hazards of mine gases, dusts, etc. Ventilation system design. Natural and mechanical ventilation. Measuring and modelling air flow in ventilation networks. Calculation of head losses. Selection of mine ventilation fans. Air heating and cooling. Aspects of economics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-3-3)
    • Prerequisite: MIME 340
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MPMC 422.
  • MIME 512 Corrosion and Degradation of Materials (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Electrochemical theory of metal corrosion, Evans Diagrams, corrosion rate controlling mechanisms, mixed corrodents, alloying effects, passivation. Discussion and analysis of the various forms of corrosion. Corrosion prevention methods. Oxidation of alloys-mechanisms and kinetics. Degradation of ceramics and polymers. Case studies.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: George Demopoulos (Winter)

    • (3-1.5-4.5)
    • Prerequisites: MIME 261 and MIME 352 or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MIME 412.
  • MPMC 328 Environnement et gestion des rejets miniers (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    McGill/Poly Mining Coop : Effets du milieu de travail sur l'homme (hygiène du travail) : législation; contraintes thermiques, problèmes de bruit, de contaminants gazeux et de poussières; techniques de mesures. Effets de l'exploitation d'une mine sur le milieu (environnement et écologie) : législation; études d'impacts; effluents miniers: origine, nature et traitement des effluents; entreposage des résidus; restauration des sites.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (3-3-3)
    • Prérequis : MIME 200 et MIME 291
    • Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.
  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

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

** Not open to students who have passed BREE 217.

Non-Engineering Course List

Courses offered at the Macdonald campus:

  • LSCI 230 Introductory Microbiology (3 credits) +

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Life Sciences : The occurrence and importance of microorganisms (especially bacteria) in the biosphere. Principles governing growth, death and metabolic activities of microorganisms. An introduction to the microbiology of soil, water, plants, food, man and animals.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Sebastien Faucher (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MICR 230.
  • MICR 331 Microbial Ecology (3 credits) +

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Microbiology (Agric&Envir Sc) : The ecology of microorganisms, primarily bacteria and archaea, and their roles in biogeochemical cycles will be discussed. Microbial interactions with the environment, plants, animals and other microbes emphasizing the underlying genetics and physiology. Diversity, evolution (microbial phylogenetics) and the application of molecular biology in microbial ecology.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Brian T Driscoll (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have successfully completed NRSC 331
  • MICR 341 Mechanisms of Pathogenicity (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Microbiology (Agric&Envir Sc) : A study of the means by which bacteria cause disease in animals and humans. Includes response of host to invading bacteria, bacterial attachment and penetration processes, and modes of actions of exotoxins and endotoxins.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • 3 lectures, one 3-hour lab
    • Prerequisite: MICR 230 or LSCI 230
  • RELG 270 Religious Ethics and the Environment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Environmental potential of various religious traditions and secular perspectives, including animal rights, ecofeminism, and deep ecology.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall: Macdonald Campus (Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue). Winter: Downtown Campus.
  • SOIL 210 Principles of Soil Science (3 credits) ++

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Soil Science : Soil formation; examination of chemical, physical and biological properties of soils, interaction between soils, plants and the environment; function of soils in ecosystems with an emphasis on soil nutrients and fertility, and water quality.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab
  • SOIL 331 Environmental Soil Physics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Soil Science : This course addresses physical properties and processes in soil, state and transport of matter and energy affecting environment and agriculture (State: soil texture, structure, temperature, water; Transport: water flow, chemical transport, heat and gas flow), mass and energy balance in soil, effect of various environmental events on soil physical properties, management of physical properties and processes for various practical agricultural, hydrological and environmental applications including land reclamation.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Asim Biswas (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures and one 3-hour lab
  • WILD 375 Issues: Environmental Sciences (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Resource Development : Principles and trends in global ecology as they pertain to agricultural and natural ecosystems and the impact of environmental change on food production.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures
  • WILD 415 Conservation Law (2 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Resource Development : A study of the various federal, provincial and municipal laws affecting wildlife habitat. Topics include: laws to protect wild birds and animals; the regulation of hunting; legal protection of trees and flowers, sanctuaries, reserves, parks; techniques of acquiring and financing desirable land, property owner rights.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • 2 lectures
  • WOOD 420 Environmental Issues: Forestry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Woodland Resources : The science behind current environmental issues relating to forests including the effects of management on productivity and biodiversity, conservation of old-growth forests and endangered species, pesticide use, and industrial pollution. The role of scientific knowledge, relative to social and economic forces, in forest resource decision-making is discussed.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures and one 2-hour tutorial
    • Prerequisites: PLNT 201 or AEBI 210 and SOIL 210 or ENVB 210 or permission of instructor

+ Not open to students who have passed CHEE 370.
++ Not part of the Minor for Agricultural Engineering students.

Courses offered at the Downtown campus:

  • ANTH 206 Environment and Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Introduction to ecological anthropology, focusing on social and cultural adaptations to different environments, human impact on the environment, cultural constructions of the environment, management of common resources, and conflict over the use of resources.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
  • BIOL 205 Biology of Organisms (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Unified view of form and function in animals and plants. Focus on how the laws of chemistry and physics illuminate biological processes relating to the acquisition of energy and materials and their use in movement, growth, development, reproduction and responses to environmental stress.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Rajinder S Dhindsa (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lecture, optional conference hour
    • Prerequisites: BIOL 200 and PHYS 101 or 131 or equivalent
    • Corequisite: ANAT 212/BIOC 212 or BIOL 201
  • BIOL 432 Limnology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : A study of the physical, chemical and biological properties of lakes and other inland waters, with emphasis on their functioning as systems.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Gregor Fussmann, Irene Gregory-Eaves (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 2 hours lecture; 2 weekends at field station equivalent to 3 hours laboratory per week
    • Prerequisites: BIOL 206 and BIOL 215 or permission of instructor.
    • This course, involving two field weekends, has an additional fee of $280, which includes room and board and transportation. The fee is refundable during the period where a student can drop the course with full refund. The Department of Biology subsidizes a portion of the cost for this activity.
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking ENVB 315.
  • CMPL 580 Environment and the Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Law (Faculty of Law)

    Overview

    Comparative Law : Environmental law, with emphasis on ecological, economic, political, and international dimensions.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Richard Janda (Winter)

  • ECON 225 Economics of the Environment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : A study of the application of economic theory to questions of environmental policy. Particular attention will be given to the measurement and regulation of pollution, congestion and waste and other environmental aspects of specific economies.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Guillaume Lord (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 154-325 or 154-425
  • ECON 326 Ecological Economics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Macroeconomic and structural aspects of the ecological crisis. A course in which subjects discussed include the conflict between economic growth and the laws of thermodynamics; the search for alternative economic indicators; the fossil fuels crisis; and "green'' fiscal policy.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Robin Thomas Naylor (Fall) Robin Thomas Naylor (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 208 and ECON 209 or consent of instructor
  • ECON 347 Economics of Climate Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The course focuses on the economic implications of, and problems posed by, predictions of global warming due to anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases. Attention is given to economic policies such as carbon taxes and tradeable emission permits and to the problems of displacing fossil fuels with new energy technologies.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Isabel Galiana (Fall) Isabel Galiana (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 208 and ECON 209 or those listed under Prerequisites above
  • EPSC 549 Hydrogeology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Earth & Planetary Sciences (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Earth & Planetary Sciences : Introduction to groundwater flow through porous media. Notions of fluid potential and hydraulic head. Darcy flux and Darcy's Law. Physical properties of porous media and their measurement. Equation of groundwater flow. Flow systems. Hydraulics of pumping and recharging wells. Notions of hydrology. Groundwater quality and contamination. Physical processes of contaminant transport.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Jeffrey McKenzie (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lectures, 1-2 hours laboratory
    • Prerequisite: permission of the instructor
  • GEOG 200 Geographical Perspectives: World Environmental Problems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Introduction to geography as the study of nature and human beings in a spatial context. An integrated approach to environmental systems and the human organization of them from the viewpoint of spatial relationships and processes. Special attention to environmental problems as a constraint upon Third World development.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: James Ford (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours
  • GEOG 201 Introductory Geo-Information Science (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : An introduction to Geographic Information Systems. The systematic management of spatial data. The use and construction of maps. The use of microcomputers and software for mapping and statistical work. Air photo and topographic map analyses.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Raja Sengupta, Bernhard Lehner (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours and lab
  • GEOG 203 Environmental Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : An introduction to system-level interactions among climate, hydrology, soils and vegetation at the scale of drainage basins, including the study of the global geographical variability in these land-surface systems. The knowledge acquired is used to study the impact on the environment of various human activities such as deforestation and urbanisation.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Timothy R Moore, Gail L Chmura (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours
    • Restriction: Because of quantitative science content of course, not recommended for B.A. and B.Ed. students in their U0 year.
  • GEOG 205 Global Change: Past, Present and Future (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : An examination of global change, from the Quaternary Period to the present day involving changes in the physical geography of specific areas. Issues such as climatic change and land degradation will be discussed, with speculations on future environments.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Gail L Chmura (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours
  • GEOG 302 Environmental Management 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : An ecological analysis of the physical and biotic components of natural resource systems. Emphasis on scientific, technological and institutional aspects of environmental management. Study of the use of biological resources and of the impact of individual processes.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Thomas C Meredith (Fall)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: Any 200-level course in Geography or MSE or BIOL 208 or permission of instructor.
  • GEOG 308 Principles of Remote Sensing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : A conceptual view of remote sensing and the underlying physical principles. Covers ground-based, aerial, satellite systems, and the electromagnetic spectrum, from visible to microwave. Emphasis on application of remotely sensed data in geography including land cover change and ecological processes.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Margaret Kalacska (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours and laboratory periods
    • Corequisite(s): GEOG 201
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ATOC 308
  • GEOG 321 Climatic Environments (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : The earth-atmosphere system, radiation and energy balances. Surface-atmosphere exchange of energy, mass and momentum and related atmospheric processes on a local and regional scale. Introduction to measurement theory and practice in micrometeorology.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Ian Brett Strachan (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: GEOG 203 or ATOC 210 or permission of instructor
  • GEOG 404 Environmental Management 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Practical application of environmental planning, analysis and management techniques with reference to the needs and problems of developing areas. Special challenges posed by cultural differences and traditional resource systems are discussed. This course involves practical field work in a developing area (Kenya or Panama).

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Thomas C Meredith (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: GEOG 302 or permission of instructor
  • MIMM 211 Introductory Microbiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Microbiology & Immunology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Microbiology and Immun (Sci) : A general treatment of microbiology bearing specifically on the biological properties of microorganisms. Emphasis will be on procaryotic cells. Basic principles of microbial genetics are also introduced.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Benoit Cousineau, Selena Sagan, Martin Olivier (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours of lecture
    • Corequisite: BIOL 200
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