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Environmental Engineering (MEng)

Program type
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
2 years
45 credits
Start term
Fall, Winter, Summer
Experiential learning

Program overview

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.

Program structure

Degree Requirements

The requirements described here are in addition to the general degree requirements for the Master/Magisteriate in Engineering (MEng) Master’s programs in the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

Please see the Engineering Courses page for course descriptions.

Environmental Engineering MEng (45 credits)


credits of Core Courses:


BCEE 6001 Graduate Seminar in Building and Civil Engineering (1.00)
CIVI 6611 Environmental Engineering (4.00)


credits minimum chosen from the groups listed below, to facilitate the selection of courses in a particular area of interest:

 Water Resources (Environmental Engineering MEng) 
 Industrial Waste Management (Environmental Engineering MEng) 
 Environmental Engineering (Environmental Engineering MEng)  

12credits maximum chosen from the  Engineering Courses section. Four credits maximum (i.e.: one 4-credit course or four 1-credit courses) can be selected from Topic Area  E09 - Professional Leadership Skills. Graduate courses outside engineering require GPD approval prior to registration.

The 28 credits minimum are to be selected from the following courses.

Water Resources

CIVI 6301 Hydrology (4.00)
CIVI 6331 Hydraulic Engineering (4.00)
CIVI 6381 Hydraulic Structures (4.00)
CIVI 7311 Advanced Analysis of Groundwater Flow and Contamination (4.00)

Industrial Waste Management (Environmental Engineering MEng)

CIVI 6481 Sustainable Management of Industrial Waste (4.00)
CIVI 6491 Engineering Aspects of Site Remediation (4.00)
CIVI 6631 Hazardous Material Management and Transportation (4.00)
CIVI 6671 Fate and Transport of Contaminants in the Environment (4.00)
CIVI 6661 Environmental Impact Assessment (4.00)

Environmental Engineering (Environmental Engineering MEng)

CIVI 6601 Modelling in Building and Environmental Engineering (4.00)
CIVI 6621 Engineering Aspects of Biological Treatment of Water and Air (4.00)
CIVI 6641 Unit Operations in Environmental Engineering (4.00)
CIVI 6651 Water Pollution and Control (4.00)
CIVI 6666 Climate Change in Engineering Practice (4.00)
CIVI 6681 Environmental Nanotechnology (4.00)
CIVI 6691 Greenhouse Gases and Control (4.00)

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent with high 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


February 1 (all applicants)


July 1 (all applicants)


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 $3,000 in special funding for non-thesis master's programs. Learn more

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