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Graduate Studies Calendar 2018-2019 Interdisciplinary Specializations Environmental Engineering ENEN
Environmental Engineering - ENEN
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Location: Engineering Building, Room ENA206B
Program number: 403.220.2881
Fax: 403.210.9892
Email address: ceere@ucalgary.ca
Web page URL: schulich.ucalgary.ca/CEERE

The Centre for Environmental Engineering Research and Education (CEERE) in the Schulich School of Engineering (SSE) has the overall responsibility for the co-ordination and delivery of a comprehensive postgraduate program specialization in the interdisciplinary field of environmental engineering. All five engineering departments participate in delivering this SSE-wide environmental engineering specialization.

Applications for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies should be submitted to the engineering department that best matches the applicant’s undergraduate and/or postgraduate academic training.

Note: Students applying to the MEng (course-based) with a specialization in Environmental Engineering must submit their applications to either: a) the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering; or b) the Department of Civil Engineering.

1. Degrees and Specializations Offered

Degrees with an interdisciplinary specialization in Environmental Engineering:
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MSc), thesis-based
Master of Engineering (MEng), thesis-based and course-based

2. Admission Requirements

In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, SSE, and home department requirements, the Environmental Engineering specialization requires:

Master of Engineering and Master of Science

A bachelor’s degree in engineering.

Note: Applicants with applied science undergraduate degrees may be considered, but additional undergraduate engineering courses may be required.

Doctor of Philosophy

A master’s degree in engineering, preferably in environmental engineering or equivalent.

Note: Transfer to the doctoral program without completing the master’s degree may be approved for exceptional students.

3. Application Deadline

See departmental and program sections in this Calendar for deadlines regarding submission of complete applications for students with international transcripts or with Canadian and US transcripts.

4. Advanced Credit

See "Engineering Programs" in this Calendar.

5. Program/Course Requirements

In addition to Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements and the course requirements described below, students should consult their “home” department in the Schulich School of Engineering for any additional program or course requirement(s).

Master of Engineering (course-based route) in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and Civil Engineering, with a specialization in Environmental Engineering

All Master of Engineering (course-based) students in the Environmental Engineering specialization will be required to complete 30 units (5.0 full-course equivalents) as follows:

A. 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) of Core Engineering Courses:

  1. Engineering 681 Engineering Tools (3 units)
  2. Engineering 682 Sustainability (3 units)
  3. Engineering 683 Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3 units)
  4. Engineering 684 Introduction to Project Management (3 units)

B. 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) of Environmental Engineering Specialization Courses from the list below.
Any variations in required courses will be with the approval of the Department.

Courses attempted but failed (with a grade of “C+” or lower) must be successfully repeated with a grade of at least a “B-“ in each course. Any course deficiency must be cleared at the next available opportunity. If a student is unable to register for a course or withdraws from a course for valid reasons, the student may substitute a similar course from the courses approved for the graduate thesis-based program with the approval of the Department.

Students with non-engineering undergraduate degrees may be required to take additional prerequisite courses at the undergraduate level.

Master of Engineering (Thesis-based Route)

A minimum of 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents). Environmental Engineering 603 or 605 is normally required, together with at least one of Environmental Engineering 621, 623, 625, 627 or 635, and at least one other Environmental Engineering course.

Students with non-engineering undergraduate degrees may be required to take additional prerequisite courses at the undergraduate level.

Master of Science

A minimum of 12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents). Environmental Engineering 603 or 605 is normally required, together with at least one of Environmental Engineering 621, 623, 625, 627 or 635, and at least one other Environmental Engineering course.

Students with non-engineering undergraduate degrees may be required to take additional prerequisite courses at the undergraduate level.

Doctor of Philosophy

For applicants with Bachelor of Science and/or Master of Science degrees in Environmental Engineering:

A minimum of 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent). One of Environmental Engineering 621, 623, 625, 627 or 635 is normally required.

For applicants with Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Engineering, but not in Environmental Engineering:

A minimum of 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents). Environmental Engineering 603 or 605 is normally required, together with at least one of Environmental Engineering 621, 623, 625, 627 or 635.

For applicants with a bachelor's degree in Engineering, but without a completed master's degree:

A minimum of 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents). Environmental Engineering 603 and 605 are normally required, together with at least one of Environmental Engineering 621, 623, 625, 627 or 635, and at least one other Environmental Engineering course.

Students with non-engineering undergraduate degrees may be required to take additional prerequisite courses at the undergraduate level.

6. Additional Requirements

None.

7. Credit for Undergraduate Courses

Not applicable.

8. Time Limit

Expected completion time is two years for the Master of Science degree, and three years for the Doctor of Philosophy. Maximum completion time is four years for the Master of Science and Master of Engineering (thesis-based) degrees and six years for the Master of Engineering (course-based) and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

Master of Engineering (course-based) students in are expected to enroll in full-time studies and to complete the program according to the schedule and normally within 8 months.

9. Supervisory Assignments

All students are required to have a thesis supervisor before the second annual registration. For students in the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs, a supervisor is normally appointed at the time of admission.

10. Required Examinations

Final thesis oral examinations follow the requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the home graduate program.

11. Research Proposal Requirements

None.

12. Financial Assistance

See "Engineering Programs".

13. Other Information

See "Engineering Programs".