Master of Science, Applied Programs

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Bioresource Engineering (Non-Thesis)

The non-thesis option is aimed at individuals already employed in industry or seeking to improve their skills in specific areas (soil and water, structures and environment, waste management, environment protection, post-harvest technology, food process engineering, environmental engineering) in order to attain a higher level of engineering qualification. Candidates must be qualified to be members of a Canadian professional engineering association such as the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) and must maintain contact with their academic adviser in the Department of Bioresource Engineering before registration to clarify objectives, investigate project possibilities, and plan a program of study.

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    Program Director: Prof. Viacheslav Adamchuk

    Program Coordinator: Laura Wittebol

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Bioresource Engineering (Non-Thesis): Environmental Engineering

The M.Sc. Applied, Environmental Engineering option emphasizes interdisciplinary fundamental knowledge, practical applications in diverse environmental contexts, and the functional skills needed for solving environmental problems. This option is for individuals with a university undergraduate degree in engineering who wish to train at an advanced level.

The interdisciplinary character of the option provides a unique opportunity for students. A wide range of technical and non-technical courses are offered by collaborating departments and faculties at McGill. Through these courses, students will master specialized skills in their home disciplines and acquire a broader perspective and awareness of environmental issues.

The typical duration of this program, if completed on a full-time basis, is 16 to 20 months (summer term optional).  Fall term admissions only.

    Program information sheet: PDF icon mcsa_env_eng

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    Program Co-Directors: Prof. Benjamin Goldstein and Prof. Zhiming Qi

    Program Coordinator: Laura Wittebol

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Bioresource Engineering (Non-Thesis): Integrated Food and Bioprocessing (IFB)

This graduate program will provide students with the tools to understand how food and agricultural production interact to better manage agricultural, food, and biomass systems for the adequate supply of wholesome food, feed, fiber, biofuel, and any other bio-based material. This course-based program will present students with the skills needed to assess existing production, delivery, and quality management systems; introduce improvements; and communicate effectively with policy makers and with colleagues in multi-disciplinary teams.

The goals of this program are to provide up-to-date world class knowledge on techniques for adequate process design and management of biomass production strategies for the delivery of quality food, natural fiber, biochemicals, biomaterials, and biofuels, in a sustainable and environment-friendly way that benefits all. Training activities will include laboratory research and/or industrial/government internships.

The typical duration of this program, if completed on a full-time basis, is 12 to 16 months.  Fall term admissions only.

Candidates for the M.Sc. Applied, Integrated Food and Bioprocessing program shall have graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering or a Bachelor of Technology, with a strong knowledge in the following core engineering areas: fluid mechanics, heat and/or mass transfer, thermodynamics, and engineering mathematics (including statistics).    

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    Program information sheet: PDF icon mcsa_ifb

    Program eCalendar page

    Program Director: Prof. Michael Ngadi

    Program Coordinator: Laura Wittebol



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