The MEng in Environmental Engineering focuses on the design and implementation of waste management technologies, including water, wastewater and air treatment processes. Many communities now recognize the importance of sustainable engineering and are seeking to upgrade treatment facilities, capture greenhouse gases and improve environmental impact assessment tools. Students will gain a deeper understanding of environmental problems and regulations from both a national and global perspective. As Concordia houses the local secretariat of the United Nation’s program for global sustainability, students are trained to be at the forefront of sustainable development practices. Beyond the classroom, MEng students have the opportunity to conduct 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.
Bachelor's degree in engineering or the sciences (chemistry, biology, environmental sciences, geography, microbiology and urban studies) or equivalent with an above average standing.
Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
In addition to the general admission requirements, the Gina Cody School (GCS) may require applicants to write the Engineering Writing Test (EWT) as a condition of admission to all graduate programs in Engineering and Computer Science. Depending on the result, students may be required to complete remedial English language courses in addition to their program requirements.
Engineering Writing Test (EWT). The Engineering Writing Test examines students’ ability to provide reasoned assessment of a short technical composition in English or French, and their ability to provide a qualitative account of quantitative or graphically presented data. The test is offered a number of times throughout the year. Based on their performance in the test, students may be asked to take remedial courses.
Students must complete 45 credits of 6000 or 7000 level courses. The courses must be selected as follows:
(1) 20 credits minimum – Chosen from
Course Group 1 in List B courses.
(2) 9 credits
CIVI 7901 Environmental Engineering Research Project (9 credits)
(3) 12 credits minimum – Chosen from
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 Gina Cody School.
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 Management: Topic Areas: E21, E24
*Winter Application deadline has been extended to August 1.
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.