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Master of Science (M.Sc.); Bioresource Engineering (Thesis) — Neotropical Environment (46 credits)

Offered by: Bioresource Engineering     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

Thesis (32 credits)

  • BREE 691 M.Sc. Thesis 1 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Problem definition and literature Review.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

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

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 691.
  • BREE 692 M.Sc. Thesis 2 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Written and oral presentation of thesis proposal to the research Supervisory Committee.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: Valerie Orsat (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 692.
  • BREE 693 M.Sc. Thesis 3 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Methodology development.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

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

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 693.
  • BREE 694 M.Sc. Thesis 4 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Experimentation 1.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

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

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 694.
  • BREE 695 M.Sc. Thesis 5 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Experimentation 2.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

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

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 695.
  • BREE 696 M.Sc. Thesis 6 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Data analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

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

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 696.
  • BREE 697 M.Sc. Thesis 7 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Draft thesis preparation.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

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

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 697.
  • BREE 698 M.Sc. Thesis 8 (4 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Thesis completion and acceptance.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

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

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 698.

Required Courses (11 credits)

  • BIOL 640 Tropical Biology and Conservation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Biology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Biology (Sci) : Long-term research at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute will be organized and synthesized to examine historical assembly and ecological maintenance of tropical communities. This synthesis will draw on phylogenetic concepts for historical insight and will examine the probable resilience of these communities to global change, pollution and biodiversity loss.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Edward Herre (Winter)

    • Restriction: students enrolled in Neotropical Environment Option (NEO) or permission of the instructor
  • BREE 651 Departmental Seminar M.Sc. 1 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : To give seminars and participate in discussions.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Michael O Ngadi (Fall) Michael O Ngadi (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 651.
  • BREE 652 Departmental Seminar M.Sc. 2 (1 credit)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : To give seminars and participate in discussions.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: Michael O Ngadi (Fall) Michael O Ngadi (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 652.
  • BREE 699 Scientific Publication (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Review and critique papers that are published in field of the candidate. Prepare draft paper(s) following the format of leading journals in field of study undertaken.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

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

    • Periodic conferences
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ABEN 699.
  • ENVR 610 Foundations of Environmental Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: McGill School of Environment (School of Environment)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Environment : Analysis of current environmental policies to reveal implicit and explicit assumptions regarding scientific methods, hypothesis testing, subject/object, causality, certainty, deities, health, development, North-South concerns for resources, commons, national sovereignty, equity. Discussion of implications of such assumptions for building future environmental policies.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Peter Gilbert Brown, Robin Thomas Naylor, Mark Goldberg (Fall) Gordon Hickey (Winter)

    • Restriction: Enrolment in the Graduate Environment Option or enrolment in the Neotropical Environment Option (NEO) or permission of the instructor.

Note: Participation in the MSE-Panama Symposium presentation in Montreal is required.

Elective Course (3 credits)

3 credits, at the 500 level or higher, on environmental issues to be chosen in consultation with and approved by the student's supervisor AND the Neotropical Environment Options Director.

Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2014-2015 (last updated Feb. 18, 2014) (disclaimer)