To the extent that resources permit, individual programs will be developed to suit students' interests and needs. However all programs must be approved by the Board of Studies and by the Dean of Graduate Studies. All General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies shall apply to these degrees.
The Master of Environmental Science (M.Env.Sci.) is a multidisciplinary course-based degree, focussed on environmental issues. The Degree program provides for both multidisciplinary courses and for courses focussed on the student's specific area of interest.
The Degree program requires completion of 24 credit hours of either Option A or Option B and a project report. The project report will be evaluated according to procedures outlined in General Regulations, Theses and Reports.
Students will be required to take a minimum of 15 credit hours in program courses, 9 credit hours of which must be Environmental Science 6000, Environmental Science 6009, and Environmental Science 6010 and 6 credit hours from Environmental Science 6001, 6002, and 6003. Students will also be required to take a minimum of 9 credit hours in elective courses approved by the Board of Studies, 6 credit hours of which will normally be selected from graduate courses offered by the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Students are advised to consult with instructors and Faculties regarding necessary prerequisites and availability.
Students will be required to take a minimum of 15 credit hours in program courses, 9 credit hours of which must be Environmental Science 6000, Environmental Science 6009, and Environmental Science 6010 and 6 credit hours from Environmental Science 6001, 6002, and 6003. Students will also be required to take a minimum of 6 credit hours in elective courses approved by the Board of Studies, normally selected from graduate courses offered by the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. In addition, students will be required to complete the 3 credit hours course Environmental Science 601W (work term).
Environmental Science 601W is a work term of one semester duration. Work term placements are arranged by Co-operative Education in consultation with the Program Chair and the student’s Supervisor. The on-site employment supervisor and Co-operative Education evaluate the work term based on the student’s performance on the job and on a written work term report submitted by the student. The topic of the work term report must be related to the work experience and will be chosen by the student in consultation with the on-site employment supervisor and Co-operative Education. The student will be permitted to submit a work term report only after the on-site employment supervisor and Co-operative Education determine that the work term has been successfully completed. The work term report may become the basis for the project report for Environmental Science 6009 (Project) which is required for the M.Env.Sci. Degree. The Program Chair, on the advice of Co-operative Education with input from the on-site employment supervisor, will recommend to the Dean of Graduate Studies a grade of Pass with Distinction, Pass, or Fail. In cases where Co-operative Education and the on-site employment supervisor are unable to reach agreement concerning the grade, the final decision lies with the Program Chair. Should a student fail to complete a work term successfully, the graduate student’s M.Env.Sci. Supervisor and the Program Chair may submit to Co-operative Education a proposal for a different work term placement (only once), or the student may apply to the Board of Studies for a change to the course-based M.Env.Sci. Option A, or to the thesis-based M.Sc. (Environmental Science).