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.
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
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.
All applicants: Canadian / International / Permanent Resident
February 1 (all applicants)
July 1 (all applicants)
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.
Late applications: Priority will be given to applications submitted on time. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
Tuition & funding
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Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. Course-based students are eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.