Why pursue a Master’s in Environmental Engineering?
As more and more companies and communities recognize the importance of sustainable engineering, solutions are required to upgrade treatment facilities, sequestration of greenhouse gases, and create innovative environmental impact assessment tools. Now more than ever, we need critical minds skilled in sustainability principles to address ethical, economic and professionalism issues in environmental engineering projects.
The MEng in Environmental Engineering offers a rich learning environment where you will design and implement water, wastewater and air treatment facilities, as well as waste management technologies. Through coursework that covers the theoretical background and technological solutions of modern environmental engineering, students will gain a deeper understanding of environmental problems and regulations from both national and global perspectives.
Since Concordia houses the local secretariat of the United Nation’s program for global sustainability, the students are trained to be at the forefront of sustainable development practices. Beyond the classroom, MEng students have opportunity to conduct leading edge research in various domains of Environmental Engineering. They can also benefit from the Concordia Institute for Water, Energy and Sustainable Systems (CIWESS), which promotes research on new systems, technologies and solutions for water, energy and resource conservation.
Applicants to the MEng in Environmental Engineering must hold a bachelor's degree in engineering or the sciences (chemistry, biology, environmental sciences, geography, microbiology and urban studies) or equivalent with an above average standing. The Department will recommend on the acceptability of an applicant for admission to the program and may require the applicant to do specific remedial coursework to meet the program requirements. The specific courses will be identified in the admission letter on a case-by-case basis at the time of admission.
Students must complete 45 credits of 6000 or 7000 level courses. The courses must be selected as follows:
A minimum of 20 credits chosen from the Course Group 1 in List B courses.
CIVI 7901 Environmental Engineering Research Project (9 credits): The proposed topic for the project must be selected in consultation with a faculty supervisor. The Environmental Engineering Research project report will be evaluated by two faculty members from the Department.
A minimum of 12 credits chosen from those Course Groups of List B other than the group chosen in (1) above. These groups of courses could include special program courses put on for or by a given industry in conjunction with the Faculty.
A maximum of 4 credits chosen from the Engineering Courses section, which include E72 (MBA courses).
List B: Course Groups in Environmental Engineering Program
Group 1 - Environmental Engineering and Water Resources:
Topic Areas: E33, E36, E37
Group 2 - Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering:
Topic Areas: E03, E34, E35
Group 3 - Structural Engineering:
Topic Areas: E06, E31, E32
Group 4 - Construction Engineering and Management:
Topic Areas: E21, E24
Priority will be given to those who apply within the official deadlines listed above. Some programs may continue to accept applications after these deadlines. For more information, please contact the department.
Faculty members have published their results in reputed scientific journals, including Environmental Science & Technology, Water Research, Bioresource Technology, Environmental Pollution, etc. Our researchers have also received the highest honors from the Concordia University Research Chairs Program.
The Environmental Engineering Lab is equipped with analytical instruments and pilot scale equipment that support the research activities of faculty and students in areas including industrial waste management, air pollution, water and wastewater, soil remediation, and water resources. It covers a wide range of topics such as applied environmental microbiology, data processing, field monitoring, wastewater and biosolids treatments, impact assessment, and remediation techniques. The state of the art equipment includes AA, ICP/MS, HPLC.
Our alumni are highly sought by consulting companies in the industrial and public sectors, governmental and non-governmental associations. Graduates are performing environmental auditing and impact assessments. They design and upgrade treatment facilities; they make environmental assessments of outdoor and indoor environments. They also conduct research in various domains of environmental engineering.
Projects that our alumni are currently involved in include those related to water and wastewater infrastructure project design, the construction and design of landfills, and various initiatives in the oil and gas industries.