One of the tomato seedlings in Mark Lefsrud’s lab soaks in some red LED rays.

This photobioreactor system is designed and implemented for the growth and immobilization of cyanobacteria on polycarbonate cylinders for the purpose of removing CO2 from industrial off-gas.

Bioresource Engineering students enjoy a stroll through the Morgan Arboretum.

Bioresource Engineering students visiting a water treatment plant in Vaudreuil-Dorion.


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The Department of Bioresource Engineering is part of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of McGill University. It 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.

What is Bioresource Engineering?

Bioresource Engineering is an interdisciplinary program that integrates engineering, design, and the biological sciences. It is a unique profession that applies engineering principles to the enhancement and sustainability of the world’s natural resources. Bioresource engineers seek solutions to problems that involve plants, animals, and the environment.

Bioresource Engineering includes the design, construction, operation, maintenance, remediation, and upgrading of systems that contain biological components. This also includes the design of many of the technological constructions that are part of such systems. Thus, Bioresource Engineering includes quite a few subdisciplines, which are linked because of their biological orientation.


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