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Deadline extended

The fall application deadline for this program has been extended to April 1.

Environmental Engineering (Grad. Cert.)

Program type
Course-based
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Duration
1 year
Credits
16 credits
Start term
Fall, Winter, Summer

Program overview

The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Engineering is designed for practicing engineers who wish to specialize in one or more of the following subdisciplines in Environmental Engineering: Industrial Waste Management, Environmental Auditing or Modelling in Environmental Systems.

Program structure

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 16 credits.

Please see the Engineering Courses page for course descriptions.

Environmental Engineering Graduate Certificate (16 credits)

12

credits of Core Courses chosen from one of the following core areas of concentration:

Industrial Waste Management Core (Environmental Engineering Graduate Certificate)
Environmental Auditing Core (Environmental Engineering Graduate Certificate)
Modelling in Environmental Systems Core (Environmental Engineering Graduate Certificate)

4

credits of Elective Courses, with one course chosen from the lists below or other courses offered by the department:

Industrial Waste Management Electives (Environmental Engineering Graduate Certificate)
Environmental Auditing Electives (Environmental Engineering Graduate Certificate)
Modelling in Environmental Systems Electives (Environmental Engineering Graduate Certificate)

Notes:

-Core courses for which credits have been credited to another certificate or program must be replaced by elective courses in the area of concentration or by other courses on special permission.

-The program can be completed in one year. Students with high standing in their bachelor program and whose academic records satisfy the requirements for good standing in the Master’s Program in Civil Engineering may apply for transfer to the Master’s program.

Industrial Waste Management Core

CIVI 6611 Environmental Engineering (4.00)
CIVI 6481 Sustainable Management of Industrial Waste (4.00)
ENGR 6971 Project and Report I (4.00)

Environmental Auditing Core

CIVI 6491 Engineering Aspects of Site Remediation (4.00)
CIVI 6661 Environmental Impact Assessment (4.00)
CIVI 6671 Fate and Transport of Contaminants in the Environment (4.00)

Modelling in Environmental Systems Core (Environmental Engineering Graduate Certificate)

CIVI 6601 Modelling in Building and Environmental Engineering (4.00)
CIVI 6651 Water Pollution and Control (4.00)
CIVI 6611 Environmental Engineering (4.00)

Industrial Waste Management Electives (Environmental Engineering Graduate Certificate)

CIVI 6641 Unit Operations in Environmental Engineering (4.00)
CIVI 6491 Engineering Aspects of Site Remediation (4.00)
CIVI 6621 Engineering Aspects of Biological Treatment of Water and Air (4.00)
CIVI 6631 Hazardous Material Management and Transportation (4.00)
CIVI 6651 Water Pollution and Control (4.00)

Environmental Auditing Electives (Environmental Engineering Graduate Certificate)

CIVI 6481 Sustainable Management of Industrial Waste (4.00)
CIVI 6631 Hazardous Material Management and Transportation (4.00)
POLI 605 Environmental Policy and Governance (3.00)

Modelling in Environmental Systems Electives

CIVI 6671 Fate and Transport of Contaminants in the Environment (4.00)
CIVI 6661 Environmental Impact Assessment (4.00)
CIVI 6491 Engineering Aspects of Site Remediation (4.00)
CIVI 6621 Engineering Aspects of Biological Treatment of Water and Air (4.00)
CIVI 6641 Unit Operations in Environmental Engineering (4.00)
BLDG 6721 Building Acoustics (4.00)

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering with an above-average standing.

Proficiency in English

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 English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Application process

Application deadlines

All applicants: Canadian / International / Permanent Resident

FALL

February 1 (all applicants)

WINTER

July 1 (all applicants)

SUMMER

January 30 (all applicants)

Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.

International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.

Tuition & funding

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees of the program may depend on your student status, among other key factors. Estimate these costs based on the most common situations.

Awards and funding

Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. Course-based students may be eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.

Out-of-province students

Get $1,000 in special funding for graduate certificate programs. Learn more

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