Master of Science Programs

Master of Science (M.Sc.) Bioresource Engineering (Thesis)

This option for the M.Sc. degree is oriented toward individuals who intend to develop a career in bioresource engineering research. The research areas include: plant and animal environments; ecological engineering (ecosystem modelling, design, management and remediation); water resources management (hydrology, irrigation, drainage, water quality); agricultural machinery, mechatronics and robotics; food engineering and bio-processing; post-harvest technology; waste management and protection of the environment; bio-energy; and artificial intelligence.

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    Program Coordinator: Erin Minnett

Master of Science (M.Sc.) Bioresource Engineering (Thesis): Environment

The Environmental option is coordinated through the McGill School of Environment (MSE). This option is intended for students who want to take an interdisciplinary approach in their graduate research on environmental issues. Students will learn how to transfer knowledge into action and develop an appreciation for the roles of science, politics, economics, and ethics with regard to the environment.

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    Program Coordinator: Erin Minnett

Master of Science (M.Sc.) Bioresource Engineering (Non-Thesis): Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)

Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) is a one-year program providing an essential approach for sustainable management of our natural watershed resources. The 13-credit internship is a central feature of this master’s program. The degree gives students the unique opportunity to study the biophysical, environmental, legal, institutional, and socio-economic aspects of water use and management, in an integrated context. The degree is directed at practising professionals who wish to upgrade and/or focus their skill set to address water management issues.

As a graduate from this program, you will be well suited to opportunities in diverse fields of employment, such as water resources consulting, international development project management, research with governments or universities, public policy and governance development, and climate change impact assessment.

The typical duration of this program, if completed on a full-time basis, is 12 months:

  • Program sequence, fall term admission: Fall/Winter/Summer (September to August of following year) with no scheduled breaks. Fall term is the recommended and traditional program starting time. 
  • Program sequence, winter term admission: Winter/Summer-Scheduled Break/Fall/Winter (January to April of the following year)


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    Program Director: Prof. Jan Adamowski

    Program Coordinator: Maude Bélanger

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