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Integrated Water Resource Management Course - McGill UniversityStudents usually start in September and finish by the end of the following August. The program comprises three sections:

  • September to December: graduate level courses
  • January to April: graduate level courses, site visits and preparation for summer internship
  • May to August: summer internship and related project research paper

Students that start in January follow this schedule:

  • January to April: graduate level courses, site visits
  • Summer Off (Most students work at McGill as Research Assistants during this period, however this is optional)
  • September to December: graduate level courses
  • January to April: winter internship and related project research paper

Courses

Term 1. Fall Semester

  1. BREE 510 Watershed Systems Management 3 Credits 
  2. BREE 651 Departmental Seminar M.Sc. 1 1 Credits 
  3. BREE 503 Water: Society, Law and Policy 3 Credits 
  4. Graduate level elective course (3 credits)
  5. Graduate level elective course (3 credits)

Total (Fall Semester) 13 credits

Winter Term for IWRM Program McGill University 

Term 2. Winter Semester

  1. PARA 515 Water, Health and Sanitation 3 Credits 
  2. BREE 652 Departmental Seminar M.Sc. 2 1 Credits 
  3. BREE 655 IWRM Research Visits 3 Credits 
  4. Graduate level elective course (3 credits)
  5. Graduate level elective course (3 credits)

Total (Winter Semester) 13 credits 

Term 3. Summer Semester

  1. BREE 630 IWRM Internship 13 Credits 
  2. BREE 631 IWRM Project 6 Credits 

Total (Summer Semester) 19 credits

Total 45 credits

Note: Examples of possible graduate level elective courses

Site visits

 Integrated Water Resource Management Course - McGill UniversityAs a part of the BREE 655 IWRM Research Visits 3 Credits 

Students have visited the International Joint Commission, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, Environment Canada, CH2M HILL, AECOM and Ouranos (Consortium on Regional Climatology and Adaptation to Climate Change). Talks have also been given by senior representatives of the UN, World Bank, Local water NGOs and SNC-Lavalin

 

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