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Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Mining Engineering (Non-Thesis): Environmental Engineering (45 credits)

Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering     Degree: Master of Engineering

Program Requirements

Students are strongly encouraged to consult with the Graduate Program Director prior to enrolling in the program.

Research Project (6 credits)

  • MIME 628 Mineral Engineering Project 1 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : A project of the student's choice, undertaken under the direct supervision of at least one staff member. The final mark is assessed on the basis of a final report that is examined internally, by the supervisor and at least one other staff member.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Summer 2021

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • CHEE 591 Environmental Bioremediation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : The presence and role of microorganisms in the environment, the role of microbes in environmental remediation either through natural or human-mediated processes, the application of microbes in pollution control and the monitoring of environmental pollutants.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Yerushalmi, Laleh (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

  • CIVE 615 Environmental Engineering Seminar (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : The course will expose the students to various environmental engineering issues. Lectures will be given by faculty and invited speakers from industry. Each student is required to prepare a written technical paper and make oral presentation.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Gehr, Ronald; Loeb, Stephanie (Fall)

Complementary Courses (22 credits)

(minimum 22 credits)

Data Analysis Course

3 credits from the following:

  • AEMA 611 Experimental Designs 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Plant Science (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Mathematics (Agric&Envir Sci) : General principles of experimental design, split-plot designs, spatial heterogeneity and experimental design, incomplete block designs and unbalanced designs, analysis of repeated measures, multivariate and modified univariate analyses of variance, central composite designs.

    Terms: Winter 2021

    Instructors: Dutilleul, Pierre R L (Winter)

    • 3 hours lectures and 1 conference

    • Prerequisite: AEMA 310 or equivalent

  • CIVE 555 Environmental Data Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Application of statistical principles to design of measurement systems and sampling programs. Introduction to experimental design. Graphical data analysis. Description of uncertainty. Hypothesis tests. Model parameter estimation methods: linear and nonlinear regression methods. Trend analysis. Statistical analysis of censored data. Statistics of extremes.

    Terms: Winter 2021

    Instructors: Nguyen, Van-Thanh-Van (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): CIVE 302 or permission of instructor

  • PSYC 650 Advanced Statistics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Psychology : A course in advanced statistics with specialization in experimental design.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Miocevic, Milica (Fall)

Toxicology Course

3 credits from the following:

  • OCCH 612 Principles of Toxicology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Occupational Health (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Occupational Health & Hygiene : General principles of toxicology, routes of toxicant entry, human organs as targets of toxic action, adverse effects, time-course of reactions to toxicants. Risk assessment techniques, in vivo-in vitro toxicity models, links between human population observations and animal, cellular and biochemical models.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Heroux, Paul (Fall)

  • OCCH 616 Occupational Hygiene (3 credits)

    Offered by: Occupational Health (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Occupational Health & Hygiene : An introduction to the principles and practices of industrial hygiene designed to provide the students with the knowledge required to identify health and safety hazards in the workplace.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Gauvin, Jean-Pierre (Fall)

Water Pollution Engineering Course

4 credits from the following:

  • CIVE 651 Theory: Water / Wastewater Treatment (4 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Theoretical aspects of the chemistry of water and wastewater treatment. This will include acid-base and solubility equilibria; redox reactions; reaction kinetics; reactor design; surface and colloid chemistry; gas transfer; mass transfer; stabilization and softening; disinfection; corrosion.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • CIVE 652 Bioprocesses for Wastewater Resource Recovery (4 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Technologies and design approaches for reclaiming water, nutrients, carbon and energy, while achieving protection of human and environmental health in the context of enhancing sustainability. Unit processes for both wastewater and solids-handling trains. Advanced mathematical modeling to describe suspended-growth and attached-growth multispecies bioreactors for aerobic, anaerobic and phototrophic processes. Microbial diversity in different reactor conditions, and specific population metabolisms explaining important stoichiometries and kinetics. Advanced molecular microbiology techniques to document microbial diversity and dynamics. Bioreactor designs in the context of stakeholder interactions and energy efficiency.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Frigon, Dominic (Fall)

  • CIVE 660 Chemical and Physical Treatment of Waters (4 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Theory and design of specific processes used for the physical and/or chemical purification of waters and wastewaters, including mixing, flocculation, sedimentation, flotation, filtration, disinfection, adsorption, ion exchange, aeration, membrane processes, distillation, removal of specific inorganics and organics, taste and odour control, process control, sludge treatment. Laboratory exercises will complement theoretical aspects.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Air Pollution Engineering Course

3 credits from the following:

  • CHEE 592 Industrial Air Pollution Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Air pollution effects, control laws and regulations, measurements; emission estimates, meteorology for air pollution control engineers, dispersion models, nature of particulate pollutants, control of primary particulates, control of volatile organic compounds, sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides; air pollutants and global climate.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: CHEE 314 or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEE 472.

  • MECH 534 Air Pollution Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Pollutants from power production and their effects on the environment. Mechanisms of pollutant formation in combustion. Photochemical pollutants and smog, atmospheric dispersion. Pollutant generation from internal combustion engines and stationary power plants. Methods of pollution control (exhaust gas treatment, absorption, filtration, scrubbers, etc.).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Soil and Water Quality Management Course

3-4 credits from the following:

  • BREE 533 Water Quality Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Management of water quality for sustainability. Cause of soil degradation, surface and groundwater contamination by agricultural chemicals and toxic pollutants. Screening and mechanistic models. Human health and safety concerns. Water table management. Soil and water conservation techniques will be examined with an emphasis on methods of prediction and best management practices.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Qi, Zhiming (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken BREE 625 (formerly ABEN 625).

    • Management of water quality for sustainability. Cause of soil degradation, surface and groundwater contamination by agricultural chemicals and toxic pollutants. Screening and mechanistic models. Human health and safety concerns. Water table management. Soil and water conservation techniques will be examined with an emphasis on methods of prediction and best management practices.

  • CIVE 686 Site Remediation (4 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Field investigations; geotechnical and geophysical techniques; hydrogeological conditions; risk assessment; contaminant transport; remedial action plan; containment systems (gas, surface water, and ground water); on-site and off-site treatment techniques (solidification, stabilization, landfilling, and soil washing); In-situ treatment techniques (physical, biological, and chemical).

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Ghoshal, Subhasis (Fall)

Environmental Impact Course

3 credits from the following:

  • GEOG 551 Environmental Decisions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : This course deals with the role of geographic information, paradigms and modes of analysis - including but not restricted to GIS - in environmental impact assessment and decision making. The focus will be on community-based decision making, particularly where conservation issues are involved. Cross-cultural situations, developing areas and the role of non-government organizations.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    • Fall

    • 2 hours seminar, 1 hour tutorial

    • Prerequisites: GEOG 302, GEOG 306 or equivalents

  • GEOG 601 Advanced Environmental Systems Modelling (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Geography : Simulation of environmental systems, focusing on problem definition, model development and model validation.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Roulet, Nigel Thomas (Fall)

    • Restriction: Students taking this course need to have an undergraduate background in an atmospheric, ecological, earth,or environmental science or an undergraduate background in environmental engineering.

or an approved 500-, 600-, or 700-level alternative.

Environmental Policy Course

3 credits from the following:

  • URBP 506 Environmental Policy and Planning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Analytical and institutional approaches for understanding and addressing environmental issues at various scales; characteristics of environmental issues, science-policy-politics interactions relating to the environment, and implications for policy; sustainability, and the need for and challenges associated with interdisciplinary perspectives; externalities and their regulation; public goods; risk perception and implications; the political-institutional context and policy instruments; cost-benefit analysis; multiple-criteria decision-making approaches; multidimensional life-cycle analysis; policy implementation issues; conflict resolution; case studies.

    Terms: Fall 2020

    Instructors: Badami, Madhav Govind (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Restriction: This course is open to students in U3 and above

or 3 credits approved at the 500-, 600-, or 700-level alternative.

Elective Courses (11 credits)

(minimum 10 credits)

Another project course and/or Engineering or non-Engineering 500-, 600-, or 700-level course subject to approval of the Department.

The relevant Project course in Mining Engineering is the following:

  • MIME 629 Mineral Engineering Project 2 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Mining & Materials Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Continuation of Mining Engineering Project.

    Terms: Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Summer 2021

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Faculty of Engineering—2020-2021 (last updated Mar. 27, 2020) (disclaimer)
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