Environmental Systems Engineering and Management



Program Overview

Environmental engineering has become an increasingly important discipline due to complexity and multi-disciplinary nature of the environmental issues dealing with human health and ecosystem protection. To find cost-effective engineering solutions to these complex issues, it is important to acquire broad-based education and professional training in inter-disciplinary fields of physical, chemical and biological principles, resource management and mitigation measures besides in-depth knowledge in environmental engineering. This course-based program will cover a wide range of related topics, such as environmental law and management; human health and ecological risk assessment; remediation technology; treatment processes of drinking water and wastewater; contaminant transport and environmental modeling; environmental sampling; and pollution-control engineering. To apply the concepts learned in the classroom and laboratory environments, students will work in teams on an engineering project for two terms. In order to acquire broad-based knowledge in the field, students will be encouraged to take courses from other disciplines in the university.

The program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis. The duration of the full-time program is normally 1 to 2 years.

Course Requirements

The total credit requirement to complete this course-based program is 30 credit hours and will be taken from the following three groups.

Environmental Engineering Project (six credit hours)
ENGI 960A Environmental Engineering Project A (zero credit hours)
ENGI 960B Environmental Engineering Project B (six credit hours)

Five core courses (three credit hours each)
ENGI 9601 Environmental pollution and mitigation
ENGI 9609 Environmental risk assessment
ENGI 9626 Environmental management system
ENGI 9627 Environmental systems engineering
ENGI 9628 Environmental laboratory

Three elective courses from the following list (three credit hours each)
ENGI 9603 Environmental sampling and pollutant analysis
ENGI 9605 Water and wastewater treatment
ENGI 9621 Soil remediation engineering
ENGI 9622 Environmental statistics
ENGI 9624 Air pollution
ENGI 9625 Environmental impacts of offshore oil and gas operations
ENGI 9629 Environmental policy and regulations
ENGI 9630 Pollution prevention
ENGI 9610-9615 Special studies topics
ENVS 6001 Earth and ocean sciences
ENVS 6002 Environmental chemistry & toxicology
ENVS 6003 Applied ecology
GEOG 6250 Conservation of natural resources

Students who take more than the required number of core or elective courses of this program will be charged tuition fee as per university policy for each additional course completed.

Admission Requirements

Admission is competitive and selective. Applicants must have a minimum second-class four-year undergraduate degree (or the equivalent) in environmental engineering or applied environmental science, civil engineering, chemical engineering, biological engineering, or other relevant area of study from a university of recognized standing.

Intake: Fall & Winter each year.

Information regarding the application process and procedure can be found here.