Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Sustainability in Engineering and Design (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

Offered by: Trottier Inst Sust,Eng&Design     Degree: Master of Engineering

Program Requirements

The Master of Engineering in Sustainability in Engineering and Design; Non-Thesis, focuses on the critical sustainability challenges of the 21st century. The program provides students with the opportunity to apply systems-based frameworks and sustainability metrics to analyze problems and design solutions for sustainability in engineering and design. It provides an interdisciplinary working environment for those working on sustainability.

Required Courses (27 credits)

  • SEAD 500 Foundations of Sustainability for Engineering and Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Trottier Inst Sust,Eng&Design (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    SEAD : Perspectives and debates from different disciplines and fields on sustainability and how it may be conceptualized, operationalized and evaluated; its implications for problem formulation and policy analysis, ethical considerations and strategies of implementation related to engineering and design; the need for integrating multiple perspectives and dimensions; stakeholder perspectives.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

    • Restriction: Only open to students in the Faculty of Engineering. Students outside of the Faculty of Engineering may register with permission of the instructor.

    • NOTICE: Students in the TISED Master program only may enroll in this course

  • SEAD 510 Energy Analysis (4 credits)

    Offered by: Trottier Inst Sust,Eng&Design (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    SEAD : Critical analysis of the importance of energy to society, the unsustainability of the current energy system, and potential options for a sustainable energy system. Topics include: peak oil and climate change, fundamental energy metrics, traditional and alternative primary and secondary power systems, and energy storage technologies. Quantitative energy analysis is applied to a set of case studies investigating energy use, energy generation, and energy storage and transport.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Bergthorson, Jeffrey (Fall)

    • (3-0-9)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

    • Restrictions: Restricted to students registered in the Faculty of Engineering (including the School of Architecture and the School of Urban Planning).

    • Not open to undergraduate students in Chemical Engineering.

  • SEAD 520 Life Cycle-Based Environmental Footprinting (3 credits)

    Offered by: Trottier Inst Sust,Eng&Design (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    SEAD : Introduction to Life Cycle-Based Environmental Footprinting and the application of basic methods for life-cycle environmental inventory and impacts modeling. LCA theory and quantitative analysis, approaches for assessing and reducing the environmental impacts of product, process, and technology systems. System boundary and functional unit design approaches, process-based and input-output-based methods for modeling mass and energy flows in life-cycle systems. How LCA can facilitate sustainable technology innovation and deployment, behavioural and societal changes, and policies, standards and regulations.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Jordaan, Sarah (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Restrictions: Restricted to students registered in the Faculty of Engineering (including the School of Architecture and the School of Urban Planning).

  • SEAD 530 Economics for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Trottier Inst Sust,Eng&Design (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    SEAD : Micro and macroeconomics of sustainability, market structures, principles of substitution, market failures and externalities, monetization and pricing of externalities. Policy instruments, permits and licenses, mandates, incentives, penalties, taxation and eco-social principles, mechanism design, the principles of life cycle analyses and the circular economy. Impact of engineering on ecological and economic sustainability.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Ng, Gary (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Restriction: Only open to students in the Faculty of Engineering. Students outside of the Faculty of Engineering may register with permission of the instructor.

  • SEAD 540 Industrial Ecology and Systems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Trottier Inst Sust,Eng&Design (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    SEAD : Industrial ecology theory, concepts, normative goals and analytical methods. Material and energy flows, environmental impacts of industrial activities, systems thinking, transitioning from linear to closed loop systems, recent contributions to sustainable product systems, urban metabolism, optimized materials or energy management, development of a circular economy, new environmental policies and business models based on product or material lifecycle information. Consumer and organizational behaviour in transitioning to sustainable industrial systems.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Jordaan, Sarah (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Restriction: Only open to students in the Faculty of Engineering. Students outside of the Faculty of Engineering may register with permission of the instructor.

  • SEAD 550 Decision-Making for Sustainability in Engineering and Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Trottier Inst Sust,Eng&Design (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    SEAD : Role and importance of engineering decisions of environmental, social, and economic problems and the application of decision-making approaches and tools to engineering sustainability. Multi-criteria decision-making, uncertainty analysis, game theory, sustainability metrics, life cycle analysis evaluation and impact assessment methodologies, design problem formulation, stage-dependent strategies, case studies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

    • Restriction: Only open to students in the Faculty of Engineering. Students outside of the Faculty of Engineering may register with permission of the instructor.

  • SEAD 660 Strategies for Sustainability (3 credits)

    Offered by: Trottier Inst Sust,Eng&Design (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    SEAD : Governance models for sustainability and their competitive market advantages, sustainability investment case studies, common misconceptions and limits of sustainability and economic theory, structural and institutional changes for sustainability, systems theory and managerial approaches, business risk and competitive strategies, sustainability and financial acumen, communicating sustainability performance metrics in business.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Open to students in the Faculty of Engineering. Students outside of the Faculty of Engineering may register subject to approval by professor.

    • 1. Must have completed a minimum of 9 credits from the list of core courses in the M.Eng. in Sustainability in Engineering and Design; Non-Thesis program.

  • SEAD 670 Collaborative Design for Sustainability (5 credits)

    Offered by: Trottier Inst Sust,Eng&Design (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    SEAD : Team project designing an improved product or service, as measured by a range of sustainable design and economic criteria.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Open to students in the Faculty of Engineering. Students outside of the Faculty of Engineering may register subject to approval by professor.

    • 1. Must have completed a minimum of 9 credits from the list of core courses in the M.Eng. in Sustainability in Engineering and Design; Non-Thesis program.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

Students will take 12 to 18 credits from courses in one or two streams:

Stream 1 - Sustainable Processes and Manufacturing

  • CHEE 511 Catalysis for Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Introduction to catalytic processes for the production of sustainable fuels and chemicals. Topics: From fossil fuel to renewable fuel. Syngas vs. platform route. Biomass upgrading. Renewable natural gas. CO2 as chemical building block. Theory of photo- and electro-catalysis.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisites: CHEE 204 and CHEE 310 or permission of instructor.

    • Course open to U3 Chemical Engineering undergraduate students and graduate students in Chemical Engineering.

  • CHEE 521 Nanomaterials and the Aquatic Environment (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Environmental impacts and applications of nanomaterials. Topics: physicochemical characterization of nanoparticles in aquatic media, colloid chemistry for understanding nanoparticle aggregation and mobility in the environment, mechanisms of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production by nanomaterials, nanomaterials for environmental remediation and water treatment, methodologies for assessing nanoparticle toxicity, novel research developments.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Tufenkji, Nathalie (Winter)

    • 3-0-6

    • Offered each year, one year by the Department of Chemical Engineering and one year by the Department of Civil Engineering

    • Prerequisite(s): CHEE 315 or CIVE 225 or MIME 356 or equivalent; and CHEE 310 or CIVE 430 or CHEM 233 or equivalent; or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken CIVE 521.

  • CIVE 521 Nanomaterials and the Aquatic Environment (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Environmental impacts and applications of nanomaterials. Topics: physicochemical characterization of nanoparticles in aquatic media, colloid chemistry for understanding nanoparticle aggregation and mobility in the environment, mechanisms of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production by nanomaterials, nanomaterials for environmental remediation and water treatment, methodologies for assessing nanoparticle toxicity, novel research developments.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • 3-0-6

    • Offered each year, one year by the Department of Chemical Engineering and one year by the Department of Civil Engineering

    • Prerequisite(s): CHEE 315 or CIVE 225 or MIME 356 or equivalent; CHEE 310 or CIVE 430 or CHEM 233 or equivalent; or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEE 521.

  • CIVE 663 Environmental Fate of Organic Chemicals (4 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Theoretical and applied environmental organic chemistry concerning organic pollutants in aquatic and soil systems. Topics include: vapour pressure; activity coefficient and aqueous solubility; air-liquid phase partitioning; sorption; bioaccumulation and biomagnification; hydrolysis and nucleophilic substitution reactions; redox reactions; legacy pollutants; pollutants of emerging concern; novel research developments.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Offered in alternate years.

  • CIVE 677 Water-Energy Sustainability (4 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Sustainable water resources management: water requirements and frameworks for allocations for agriculture, urbanization, resource extraction, energy production and the environment. Analysis and modelling of the constraints and implications, within and across sectors, of water allocation and energy production choices and their climate change impacts. Critical assessment of contemporary case studies related to the water-energy nexus

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Gaskin, Susan J (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor

  • 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 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • MECH 560 Eco-design and Product Life Cycle Assessment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Fundamentals of both product and process engineering with an emphasis on life cycle models and sustainability. Practical and theoretical topics, methodologies, principles, and techniques. Practical methods such as Life Cycle Analysis, eco-design strategies, streamlined Life Cycle Assessment, environmental impact assessment, and Life Cycle Engineering. Introduction to important product development theories and life cycle assessment theories.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Zhao, Yaoyao (Winter)

  • MIME 511 Advanced Subsurface Ventilation and Air Conditioning (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Fundamentals of air flow in underground mines. Thermodynamics of mine ventilation. Gases, dust, fire and Radon control. Thermal comfort. Mine heat transfer. Refrigeration systems, Ventilation-on-Demand. Optimization of mine ventilation design.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Sasmito, Agus (Winter)

    • (3-0-6).

    • Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

  • MIME 588 Reliability Analysis of Mining Systems (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Statistics and probability theory used in reliability. Reliability analysis, measure and networks. Reliability prediction, modelling and testing. Concepts of preventive and corrective maintenance. Reliability based maintenance. Control and management of reliability systems. Quality and safety associated with maintenance analysis. Inventory control. Reliability based optimization.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.

    • **This course will be held on May 15, 17, 19, 26, June 2, 9 & 16.

  • 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 2024

    Instructors: Badami, Madhav Govind (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

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

* Students can take only one of CHEE 521 or CIVE 521

Stream 2 - Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

  • CHEE 511 Catalysis for Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Introduction to catalytic processes for the production of sustainable fuels and chemicals. Topics: From fossil fuel to renewable fuel. Syngas vs. platform route. Biomass upgrading. Renewable natural gas. CO2 as chemical building block. Theory of photo- and electro-catalysis.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisites: CHEE 204 and CHEE 310 or permission of instructor.

    • Course open to U3 Chemical Engineering undergraduate students and graduate students in Chemical Engineering.

  • CIVE 677 Water-Energy Sustainability (4 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Sustainable water resources management: water requirements and frameworks for allocations for agriculture, urbanization, resource extraction, energy production and the environment. Analysis and modelling of the constraints and implications, within and across sectors, of water allocation and energy production choices and their climate change impacts. Critical assessment of contemporary case studies related to the water-energy nexus

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Gaskin, Susan J (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor

  • ECSE 562 Low-Carbon Power Generation Engineering (4 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : Primary energy resources, thermodynamics of power generation, conventional and renewable. Electric power generation principles. Rotating and static power conversion, frequency and voltage control. Synchronous and induction generators, design and operation, grid integration requirements. Static power converter interfaces, principles and operation. Wind and solar generation principles, control, wind and solar farms. Energy storage technologies and their role in low-carbon power systems. Operations and planning of low-carbon power generation systems. Renewable integration studies.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Bouffard, François (Winter)

    • (3-0-9)

    • Prerequisites: ECSE 361 or ECSE 362 or ECSE 461

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking ECSE 463

    • Winter semester course. Will be given in alternate years alternating with ECSE 563.

  • 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 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Stream 3 - Sustainable Urban Development

  • ARCH 515 Sustainable Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : This course will address sustainable design theory and applications in the built environment with students from a variety of fields (architecture, urban planning, engineering, sociology, environmental studies, economics, international studies). Architecture will provide the focus for environmental, socio-cultural and economic issues.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

  • ARCH 517 Sustainable Residential Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Design strategies of sustainable residential environments at the community and the unit levels. Historic references, siting principles, high density, healthy developments, green homes, urban renewal, circulation and parking, open spaces and implementation approaches.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Friedman, Abraham (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

  • ARCH 564 Design for Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Designing for sustainable development to meet broad developmental goals. Innovative design approaches, strategies and projects to address these objectives via economic empowerment, food security, gender equity, health, sanitation, climate-change preparedness, and shelter-sector engagements.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • (2-0-7)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

  • 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 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • URBP 504 Planning for Active Transportation (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : The importance of transit, walking, and cycling as modes of transportation in sustainable urban environments. Planning, design, and operation of mass transit systems, bikeways, and footpaths.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Elgeneidy, Ahmed (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)

  • URBP 551 Urban Design and Planning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Fundamentals of city-building in Canada relative to municipal, regional, and provincial actions used to guide urban growth and development. Contemporary urban design in major metropolitan centres as shaped by legal, political, and cultural realities. Current preoccupations in city-building: reurbanisation and adaptive reuse of infrastructure, collaborative multi-stakeholder projects, strategic initiatives, changing relationships between professional experts and grassroots actors. Introduction to specific aspects of practice: public participation and community engagement; land development and real estate; project feasibility and implementation; policy monitoring and evaluation; emergent city-building regimes.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

    • Restrictions: Not to be taken by undergraduates before U3. Not open to M.Arch. students.

  • URBP 620 Transport Economics (4 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Economic and financial aspects of urban transport policies and planning. Introduction to impact assessment techniques for major transport projects and policies; discussion of political debates concerning transport financing.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Elgeneidy, Ahmed (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: An introductory course in microeconomics or permission of instructor.

  • URBP 651 Redesigning Suburban Space (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Planning and urban design strategies for transforming suburban and exurban settings in North America to meet contemporary needs. Critical approaches to responsible practice in existing cultural landscapes. Adaptive reuse of public space, intensification, densification, transit-oriented retrofit of urban form, community-based design development.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Stream 4 - Sustainable Infrastructure

  • ARCH 515 Sustainable Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : This course will address sustainable design theory and applications in the built environment with students from a variety of fields (architecture, urban planning, engineering, sociology, environmental studies, economics, international studies). Architecture will provide the focus for environmental, socio-cultural and economic issues.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

  • ARCH 564 Design for Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Designing for sustainable development to meet broad developmental goals. Innovative design approaches, strategies and projects to address these objectives via economic empowerment, food security, gender equity, health, sanitation, climate-change preparedness, and shelter-sector engagements.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • (2-0-7)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

  • CIVE 540 Urban Transportation Planning (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Process and techniques of urban transportation engineering and planning, including demand analysis framework, data collection procedures, travel demand modelling and forecasting, and cost-effectiveness framework for evaluation of project and system alternatives.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • (3-1-5)

    • Prerequisite: CIVE 319 or permission of instructor.

  • CIVE 621 Sustainable Design of Municipal Systems (4 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Design of water-related municipal services. Estimation of water demand and wastewater production rates, conception of sources water intake, construction and maintenance of water distribution and wastewater / stormwater collection systems, selection of pumps and pipe materials, conception of pumping stations, planning of storage, and optimization of network. Emphasis on the theory and applications of life cycle analysis and of public acceptability specific to municipal system design.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: SEAD 520

    • Restriction :Not open to students who are taking or who have taken CIVE 421.

  • CIVE 623 Durability of Construction Materials (4 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Durability-related deterioration mechanisms relevant to construction materials with an emphasis on promoting sustainability in the construction industry. Portland cement concrete, asphalt cement concrete, masonry, steel, wood, and fibre reinforced composites. Factors affecting durability, service life prediction, diagnosis, remediation, and protective measures. Introduction to relevant standards, specifications, guides, and design codes.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Boyd, Andrew (Winter)

  • CIVE 629 Sustainable Design: Water and Wastewater Facilities (4 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : Design principles of drinking water and wastewater resource recovery facilities. Characteristics of water and wastewater developed in theory and through laboratory exercises. Conventional unit operations; derivation and application of process models. Emphasis on the theory and applications of life cycle analysis (LCA) specific to the design of water and wastewater treatment facilities.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: SEAD 520

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking CIVE 430.

  • 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: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Frigon, Dominic (Winter)

  • SEAD 515 Climate Change Adaptation and Engineering Infrastructure (3 credits)

    Offered by: Trottier Inst Sust,Eng&Design (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    SEAD : Climate resilience and sustainability of engineering systems such as the built environment and engineering infrastructure in the context of a changing climate, possible mitigation and adaptation strategies and associated challenges and opportunities. Review of the basic principles that underpin the science of climate change; the role of global and regional climate models in predicting the behaviour of the climate system in response to different forcing scenarios, and the use of climate model outputs in support of across scale climate-resilience of various engineering systems including infrastructure systems.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Sushama, Laxmi (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)

    • Restrictions: Restricted to students registered in the Faculty of Engineering (including the School of Architecture and the School of Urban Planning).

  • URBP 620 Transport Economics (4 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Economic and financial aspects of urban transport policies and planning. Introduction to impact assessment techniques for major transport projects and policies; discussion of political debates concerning transport financing.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Elgeneidy, Ahmed (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: An introductory course in microeconomics or permission of instructor.

  • URBP 651 Redesigning Suburban Space (3 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Planning and urban design strategies for transforming suburban and exurban settings in North America to meet contemporary needs. Critical approaches to responsible practice in existing cultural landscapes. Adaptive reuse of public space, intensification, densification, transit-oriented retrofit of urban form, community-based design development.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Up to 6 credits from the following:

  • BIEN 520 High Throughput Bioanalytical Devices (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioengineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    BIEN : Introduction to the field of high throughput screening (HTS) analytical techniques and devices used for genomics, proteomics and other "omics" approaches, as well as for diagnostics, or for more special cases, e.g., screening for biomaterials. Introduction into the motivation of HTS and its fundamental physico-chemical challenges; techniques used to design, fabricate and operate HTS devices, such as microarrays and new generation DNA screening based on nanotechnology. Specific applications: DNA, protein and diagnostic and cell and tissue arrays.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

    • (3-0-6)

  • BREE 518 Ecological Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Concepts and practice of ecological engineering: the planned creation or management of a community of organisms, their nonliving surroundings, and technological components to provide services. Survey of applications such as constructed wetlands, aquatic production systems, green infrastructure for urban storm water management, environmental restoration. Taught cooperatively with a parallel course at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Online collaboration with an interdisciplinary, international team is an important component of the course.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Clark, Grant (Winter)

    • One 3-hour lecture per week.

  • BREE 520 Food, Fibre and Fuel Elements (3 credits)

    Offered by: Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Bioresource Engineering : Analysis and design incorporating the four elements required by organisms and biomass for food, fibre and fuel production (air, earth, energy, and water). Special emphasis will be placed on the demands and requirements of engineering systems to control these elements and allow optimal growth in semi-controlled and completely controlled environments.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • CHEE 541 Electrochemical Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Electrochemical systems: electrodes, reactors. Electrochemical stoichiometry, thermodynamics and kinetics. Mass and charge transport. Current and potential distribution in an electrochemical reactor. Electrocatalysis. Fuel cells technology. Batteries. Industrial electrochemical processes. Electrochemical sensors. Biomedical electrochemistry. Passivity, corrosion and corrosion prevention. Electrocrystalization. Experimental Methods.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite: CHEE 310 or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken CHEE 489.

  • CHEE 543 Plasma Engineering (3 credits)

    Offered by: Chemical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Chemical Engineering : Description of the plasma state and parameters, plasma generation methods, and of the related process control and instrumentation. Electrical breakdown in gases and a series of discharge models are covered. Plasma processing applications such as PVD, PECVD, plasma polymerisation and etching, environmental applications, nanoparticle synthesis, spraying and sterilization are treated.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Girard-Lauriault, Pierre-Luc (Fall)

  • CIVE 550 Water Resources Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Civil Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Civil Engineering : State-of-the-art water resources management techniques; case studies of their application to Canadian situations; identification of major issues and problem areas; interprovincial and international river basins; implications of development alternatives; institutional arrangements for planning and development of water resources; and, legal and economic aspects.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • (3-0-6)

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): CIVE 323 or equivalent

  • ECSE 507 Optimization and Optimal Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Electrical & Computer Engr (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Electrical Engineering : General introduction to optimization methods including steepest descent, conjugate gradient, Newton algorithms. Generalized matrix inverses and the least squared error problem. Introduction to constrained optimality; convexity and duality; interior point methods. Introduction to dynamic optimization; existence theory, relaxed controls, the Pontryagin Maximum Principle. Sufficiency of the Maximum Principle.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • MECH 535 Turbomachinery and Propulsion (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Introduction to propulsion: turboprops, turbofans and turbojets. Review of thermodynamic cycles. Euler turbine equation. Velocity triangles. Axial-flow compressors and pumps. Centrifugal compressors and pumps. Axial-flow turbines. Loss mechanisms. Dimensional analysis of turbomachines. Performance maps. 3-D effects. Introduction to numerical methods in turbomachines. Prediction of performance of gas turbines.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Habashi, Wagdi George (Fall)

  • MECH 559 Engineering Systems Optimization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Mechanical Engineering : Introduction to systems-oriented engineering design optimization. Emphasis on i) understanding and representing engineering systems and their structure, ii) obtaining, developing, and managing adequate computational (physics- and data-based) models for their analysis, iii) constructing appropriate design models for their synthesis, and iv) applying suitable algorithms for their numerical optimization while accounting for systems integration issues. Advanced topics such as coordination of distributed problems and non-deterministic design optimization methods.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Kokkolaras, Michael (Fall)

  • MIME 556 Sustainable Materials Processing (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Mining & Materials Engineering : Sustainability, population and environment impact, environmental impact indicators, materials flows, enthalpy flows, the carbon cycle, materials intensity, energy intensity, global warming potential, acidification potential, FACTOR-Two, -Four and -Ten, life-cycle-inventory/assessment, end-of-pipe strategies, supply-chain and flow-sheet redesign, recycling, waste treatment and materials case studies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • (3-1-5)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

  • SEAD 600 Sustainability Research 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Trottier Inst Sust,Eng&Design (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    SEAD : Independent research work on topic(s) chosen by consultation between the student and professor.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Must have completed a minimum of 9 credits from the list of core courses in the M.Eng. in Sustainability in Engineering and Design; Non-Thesis program.

    • 1. Students must find a supervisor before registering for this course. Supervisors outside the Faculty of Engineering are subject to approval by the program director.

  • SEAD 602 Sustainability Research 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Trottier Inst Sust,Eng&Design (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    SEAD : Continuation of the independent research work.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Must have completed a minimum of 9 credits from the list of core courses in the M.Eng. in Sustainability in Engineering and Design; Non-Thesis program.

    • 1. Students must find a supervisor before registering for this course. Supervisors outside the Faculty of Engineering are subject to approval by the program director.

    • Prerequisites: SEAD 600

  • URBP 619 Land Use and Transport Planning (4 credits)

    Offered by: Urban Planning (Faculty of Engineering)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Urban Planning : Analysis of transport and land use interactions in urban areas. Study of the impacts of transport systems on travel behaviour, residential and work location decisions, and urban form; discussion of implications for planning practice.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Elgeneidy, Ahmed (Winter)

NOTE: * Students must find a supervisor from a McGill engineering, urban planning or architecture program before registering for SEAD 600 and SEAD 602, subject to approval by the program director.
NOTE: Other unlisted 500 level or higher courses taught at McGill may be permitted, subject to approval by the program director.

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