SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE DEGREES OF MASTER OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE, MASTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

A. PROGRAMME OF STUDY

B. QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION

C. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Master of Applied Science in Environmental Engineering and Applied Science

Master of Environmental Science

Master of Science (Environmental Science)

COURSES


A. PROGRAMME OF STUDY

1. The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and the Faculty of Science jointly offer a programme in Environmental Engineering, Science and Applied Science leading to one of three degrees. These are Master of Applied Science in Environmental Engineering and Applied Science (M.A.Sc.), Master of Environmental Science (M.Env.Sci.) and Master of Science (Environmental Science) (M.Sc.). The programme is available on a full-time or part-time basis. Admission is open to students with Engineering or Science backgrounds.

2. The programme will be administered by a Steering Committee consisting of the Dean of Graduate Studies (or delegate) who shall be the Chair, the Dean of Engineering and Applied Science (or delegate), the Dean of Science (or delegate), and one representative from each of the two Faculties involved. Recommendations to the Steering Committee on programmes leading to the degree of M.A.Sc. will be made by a Board of Studies appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Dean of Engineering and Applied Science. Recommendations on programmes leading to the degrees of M.Sc. and M.Env.Sci. will be made by a Board of Studies appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Dean of Science.

B. QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION

Admission is limited and competitive. To be considered for admission applicants shall normally hold a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or an Honours degree in Science with at least second class standing, or equivalent, from an institution recognized by the Senate or shall have qualifications and/or environmental experience acceptable to the Dean of Graduate Studies and the appropriate Board of Studies. Boards of Studies will make recommendations on admission to the Dean of Graduate Studies.

C. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

1.To the extent that resources permit, individual programmes will be developed to suit student interests and needs. However all programmes must be approved by the appropriate Board of Studies, and the Dean of Graduate Studies. All General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies shall apply to these degrees

2. Master of Applied Science in Environmental Engineering and Applied Science

a) The Master of Applied Science degree is a multidisciplinary, professionally oriented degree which provides an advanced education for students who are already working, or who intend to work, in the environmental industry.

b) A Board of Studies for Engineering and Applied Science, appointed by the Dean, will oversee administrative aspects of students' programmes, and will recommend students for admission and oversee academic aspects of students' programmes on behalf of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

c) The degree programme requires the completion of 27 credit hours, three of which comprise a project course. The programme will normally include at least 21 credit hours offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

i) Students are required to complete Env.Sci./Eng. 6000, Eng. 9604, and at least 9 credit hours selected from Env.Sci./Eng. 6001-6006.

ii) At least six of the 12 elective credit hours shall be selected from Eng. 9605-9615.

iii) The remaining elective credit hours may be chosen from appropriate University graduate courses excluding Env.Sci./ Eng. 6001-6006. Students are advised to consult with in-structors and Faculties regarding necessary prerequisites and availability.

3. Master of Environmental Science

a) The Master of Environmental Science is a multidisciplinary course-based degree, focussed on environmental issues. The degree programme provides for both multidisciplinary courses and for courses focussed on the student's specific area of interest.

b) A Board of Studies for Environmental Science, appointed by the Dean, will recommend students for admission and oversee both the academic and administrative aspects of their programmes.

c) The degree programme requires the completion of 27 credit hours.

i) Students will be required to take a minimum of 18 credit hours in programme courses, 9 of which must be Env. Sci./Eng. 6000, Env. Sci. 6009 and Env. Sci. 6010. The remaining credit hours will be selected from Env. Sci./Eng. 6001-6006.

ii) Students will be required to take a minimum of 9 credit hours in elective courses which will normally be selected from any graduate courses offered by the Faculties of Science and Engineering and Applied Science. Students are advised to consult with instructors and Faculties regarding necessary prerequisites and availability.

4. Master of Science (Environmental Science)

a) The Master of Science (Environmental Science) is a research degree which includes a thesis and course work. The thesis research will focus on environmental topics relevant to the student's background, and will be supervised by appropriate faculty in the Faculties of Science and/or Engineering and Applied Science. The course component has two aims: to broaden the students' understanding of environmental issues; and to provide further training in areas of research specialization for the thesis.

b) A Board of Studies for Environmental Sciences, appointed by the Dean, will recommend students for admission and administer their programmes. Each student will have a Supervisory Committee normally consisting of a Supervisor and two others. The Supervisory Committee will be appointed by the Dean on the recommendation of the Board of Studies for Environmental Science.

c) The programme of each student will consist of a minimum of 15 credit hours in programme courses which will include Env.Sci./Eng. 6000 and Env.Sci. 6010. Of the 9 credit hours remaining in programme courses, 3 credit hours will be from Env.Sci./Eng. 6001-6006, the other credit hours will normally be chosen from graduate courses offered by the Faculties of Science and Engineering and Applied Science.

d) All students will be required to submit a thesis embodying the results of systematic research on an approved topic. The thesis will be evaluated according to procedures outlined in General Regulation J.

COURSES

Env.Sci./Eng. 6000. Environmental Science and Technology
Env.Sci./Eng. 6001. Earth & Ocean Systems
Env.Sci./Eng. 6002. Environmental Chemistry & Toxicology
Env.Sci./Eng. 6003. Applied Ecology
Env.Sci./Eng. 6004. Environmental Pollution & Mitigation (Cross listed as Eng. 9601)
Env.Sci./Eng. 6005. Environmental Sampling & Pollutant Analysis (Cross listed as Eng. 9603)
Env.Sci./Eng. 6006. Environmental Law & Management (Cross listed as Eng. 9602)
Env.Sci. 6009. Environmental Science Project
Env.Sci. 6010. Environmental Seminar
Eng. 9604. Environmental Project Reports
Eng. 9605. Advanced Waste Water Treatment
Eng. 9606. Solid Waste Management
Eng. 9607. Landfill Design and Site Remediation
Eng. 9608. Soil Contaminant Interaction
Eng. 9609. Environmental Risk Assessment
Eng. 9610-9615. Special Topics in Environmental Engineering and Applied Science


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