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.
B3E: Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Bioresource Engineering at McGill University
B3E@McGill: opportunities for interdisciplinary education, training, and research.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)
The Bioresource Engineering Department strives to incorporate best practices in EDI into its teaching, research, and outreach. The Department actively institutes EDI in its hiring practices and through interactions with the student body. More information about EDI in the department, and announcements about seminars and events can be found here.