If you're interested in the life sciences and engineering, Bioresource Engineering is the program for you. As world populations rise, so do our requirements for food, renewable energy and bio-materials. This growing demand increases the pressures on our environment. Bioresource Engineering integrates biological science and engineering design to solve these problems.
Bioresource Engineering is a professional engineering program accredited by Engineers Canada as satisfying the academic requirements for registration in the Order of Engineers of Quebec and other engineering licensing organizations in Canada and abroad. It is a diverse and flexible program, and you will be able to focus on one of the three following emphasis areas (streams):
- Bio-Environmental Engineering
- Bio-Process Engineering
- Bio-Production Engineering (includes the Professional Agrology Option*):
* Requirements for registration in the Order of Agrologists of Quebec (OAQ) can be satisfied by appropriate course selection.
As a practicing engineer, you can follow a career path in:
- Bioproducts and bioenergy industry
- Environmental consulting
- Agriculture and agri-food sector
- Water resource management
- Specialized machinery and new technologies
- International development agencies
As a Bioresource Engineering student, you can take courses like:
Hear it from Shubanker, a Bioresource Engineering (BREE) student at McGill:
"My name is Shubanker and I consider myself very fortunate to be a Bioresource Engineering (BREE) student here at McGill’s Macdonald Campus. The program goes beyond teaching you the engineering fundamentals and trains you to apply your skills in solving pressing global issues. In BREE the professors are very accessible and always willing to help students! I have been able to get hands-on research experience in soil contamination and pollution, and to contribute to the larger campus effort in making agriculture more sustainable. Representing Mac Campus at the Quebec Engineering and the Canadian Engineering Competitions were some of my favourite university experiences. Being a Macdonald Campus student feels like being part of a large family. The community takes you in and helps you create lifetime friendships!".
Minors are a great way to customize your academic experience. Many students use minors to pursue interests outside their major, while others choose minors to complement their degree.
Complementary minors for this program include:
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Ready to apply?
For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Check the full admission requirements for information about deadlines and whether supporting documents are required as part of your application.