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Graduate Studies in Environmental Engineering

Graduate Studies in Environmental Engineering

Submitted by nnreimer.local on Mon, 03/24/2014 - 2:26pm

As a graduate student in the environmental engineering program at the Schulich School of Engineering, you will gain the knowledge, skills and expertise required to solve current and future environmental challenges.

The program is delivered through the Centre for Environmental Engineering Research and Education (CEERE). About 25 faculty members from all five engineering departments, with a wide range of engineering and scientific backgrounds, supervise over 80 graduate students.

What degree programs are offered?

Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Science
Master of Engineering

All five engineering departments are involved in delivering this graduate program.

Graduate students will enter one of five departments offering graduate degrees at the MEng, MSc and PhD level. The environmental engineering specialization is tailored for each student, depending on which departments they are in.

What are the program requirements?

The requirements for master's and doctoral degrees in the environmental engineering program are listed in the Faculty of Graduate Studies Calendar.

Master of Engineering (course based)

Students completing a Master of Engineering with a specialization in environmental engineering are required to:

  1. Complete a minimum of 30 units (5.0 FTE) including 12 units (2.0 FTE) of engineering (ENGG) courses and 18 units (3.0 FTE) of environmental engineering (ENEN) courses
  1. Complete six ENEN courses from a list of 10 (see table below)
  2. Complete the program requirements within one year
  3. Achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in order to graduate from the program


Course Number

Course Name

Units (FTE)

New or Existing Course

Mandatory core ENGG courses

(12 units/2.0 FTE)

ENGG 681

Engineering Tools

3 units (0.5 FTE)


ENGG 682


3 units (0.5 FTE)


ENGG 683

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

3 units (0.5 FTE)


ENGG 684

Introduction to Project Management

3 units (0.5 FTE)


Environmental Engineering Specialization required courses - six are required

(18 units/3.0 FTE)

ENEN 603

Principles of Environmental Engineering

3 units (0.5 FTE)


ENEN 605

Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology

3 units (0.5 FTE)


ENEN  619

Water Quality

3 units (0.5 FTE)


ENEN 627

Contaminant Transport

3 units (0.5 FTE)


ENEN 641

Air Pollution Control Engineering

3 units (0.5 FTE)


ENEN 651

Solid Waste Engineering

3 units (0.5 FTE)


ENEN 653

Contaminated Soil Remediation

3 units (0.5 FTE)


ENEN 663

Biological Processes for Wastewater Treatment

3 units (0.5 FTE)


ENEN 665

Wastewater Issues for the Oil and Gas Industry

3 units (0.5 FTE)


ENEN 693

Life Cycle Assessment

3 units (0.5 FTE)


Total coursework: 30 units (5.0 FTE) including 12 units (2.0 FTE) of ENGG courses and 18 units (3.0 FTE) of ENEN courses

What are the admission requirements?

You can find admission criteria in the current Faculty of Graduate Studies Calendar. Full application instructions are included in the application package available from the department of proposed study.

These are the general guidelines for admission:

  • Applications will not be processed without the application fee.
  • Students require a BSc degree (in a basic engineering discipline or a related science field, such as chemistry, biology or geology).
  • Students must have a grade point average of 3.00 (based on a 4-point system) calculated for the last two years of undergraduate studies.
  • Applicants must include two sets of official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. (These must be provided by all post-secondary institutions in a sealed envelope and sent with the application package to the department to which the student is applying.) Special conditions apply to transcripts and degree certificates that are in a language other than English.
  • Applicants must obtain two letters of reference (The reference letters must come from an academic source.)
  • Proof of proficiency in English is required for applicants whose native language is not English.
  • Students with a degree earned outside Canada must review guidelines on the International Admissions Requirements page.

Note: Students without an engineering or science background should take several make-up courses in engineering such as Thermodynamics, Soil Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics.

How do I apply?

Each department in the faculty of engineering handles applications for admission to the environmental engineering specialization. Please work with your faculty supervisor to initiate your application into the program. The department guidelines for admission to the MEng program are applicable.


Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents

International Students


Application & Document Deadline

Application & Document Deadline



May 1

February 1

Open Studies

Professionals with a BSc in engineering or science are eligible to apply for courses offered by the Centre for Environmental Engineering Research and Education (CEERE) as Open Studies students. To enroll, you must first apply for Open Studies status. For more information about the application process, please visit the Open Studies web page.

You must receive approval to take a course by completing an Open Studies registration form and getting it initialed by the course instructor. The form also has to be signed by the Director of CEERE before you go to the Registrar's office to register in the course.

Graduate program contacts and resources

Administrative Coordinator

The Centre for Environmental Engineering Research 

Schulich School of Engineering
University of Calgary 

Visit the Centre for Environmental Engineering Research page.
Visit the University of Calgary Faculty of Graduate Studies page.