ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING MINOR - UOFT SUSTAINABILITY SCHOLAR (AEMINENV)

Environmental Engineering Minor (U of T Sustainability Scholar)

Students interested in learning more about ecology, sustainable design, risk assessment and environmental impact may be interested in this minor. Our definition of environmental engineering is broad, reaching to all areas at the interface of engineering and the environment. This includes ecology and ecological impacts, waste management, water and wastewater treatment, environmental microbiology, water resources engineering, hydrology, preventive engineering, life cycle analysis, design for the environment, and extends to the social and environmental impacts of technology.

Students who complete the requirements of the Environmental Engineering Minor are considered University of Toronto Sustainability Scholars.

All undergraduate Engineering students are eligible to participate in this minor course of study.

Course Requirements for the Minor in Environmental Engineering

The requirements for an Environmental Engineering Minor in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering are the successful completion of the following courses.

  1. One (1) courses from the following:
    1. CME259H1
    2. ESC203H1
    3. ENV221H1
    4. GGR223H1
  2. One (1) courses from the following:
    1. CIV220H1
    2. CIV440H1
    3. CHE460H1
    4. CHE467H1
  3. Four (4) other electives from the list of Environmental Engineering designated courses or departmental thesis and design courses subject to the following constraints:
    1. Of the 6 half year environmental engineering courses required, one half year course can also be a core course in a student’s Program, if applicable.
    2. Of the 4 elective courses, at least 2 must be from the Advanced category.
    3. Either a Thesis or Design course can count for up to 2 half year electives towards the 6 required courses if the Thesis or Design course is strongly related to environmental engineering. This requires approval by the Environmental Engineering Minor Director.
    4. Some Departments may require students to select their electives from a pre-approved subset. Please contact your Departmental Advisor for details.
    5. Faculty of Arts and Science courses listed below may be considered eligible electives for students taking the Environmental Engineering Minor, subject to the student meeting any prerequisite requirements. Students must also seek the approval of their home program to ensure that they meet their degree requirements. In situations where these courses don't meet those of their home program, students can elect to take these as extra courses.
Courses Offered in the Fall Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
Core Requirement Courses
CHE467H1: Environmental Engineering F 3 - 1 0.50
CIV220H1: Urban Engineering Ecology F 3 - 1 0.50
CME259H1: Technology in Society and the Biosphere I F 3 - 1 0.50
ENV221H1: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Environment F - - - 0.50
ESC203H1: Engineering and Society F 2 - 2 0.50
Introductory Courses
CHM210H1: Chemistry of Environmental Change F 2 - 1 0.50
CIV300H1: Terrestrial Energy Systems F 3 - 2 0.50
CIV375H1: Building Science F 3 0.33 2 0.50
ENV234H1: Environmental Biology-Structure & Function of Ecosystems F - - - 0.50
ENV350H1: Energy Policy & Environment F - - - 0.50
FOR308H1: Discovering Wood and its Role in Societal Development F 3 - 1 0.50
GGR314H1: Global Warming S - - - 0.50
Advanced Courses
CHE565H1: Aqueous Process Engineering F 3 - 1 0.50
CIV531H1: Transport Planning F 3 - 1 0.50
CIV536H1: Urban Activity, Air Pollution, and Health F 3 - - 0.50
CIV541H1: Environmental Biotechnology F 3 - - 0.50
CIV549H1 F 3 - 1 0.50
CIV550H1: Water Resources Engineering F 3 - 2 0.50
CIV575H1: Studies in Building Science F 3 - 2 0.50
FOR421H1: Green Urban Infrastructure: Sustainable City Forests F 2 - - 0.50
MIE515H1: Alternative Energy Systems F 3 - 1 0.50
MIN511H1: Integrated Mine Waste Engineering F 3 - 1 0.50
MSE415H1: Environmental Degradation of Materials F 3 - 1 0.50

Courses Offered in the Winter Lect. Lab. Tut. Wgt.
Core Requirement Courses
CHE460H1: Environmental Pathways and Impact Assessment S 3 - 2 0.50
CIV440H1: Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment S 3 - 1 0.50
GGR223H1 (formerly GGR222H1): Environment, Society, and Resources S 2 - 1 0.50
Introductory Courses
CHE230H1: Environmental Chemistry S 3 - 2 0.50
CHM310H1: Environmental Fate and Toxicity of Organic Contaminants S 2 - - 0.50
CIV250H1: Hydraulics and Hydrology S 3 1.50 1 0.50
CIV300H1: Terrestrial Energy Systems S 3 - 2 0.50
ENV222H1: Pathways to Sustainability-An Interdisciplinary Approach S - - - 0.50
MIE315H1: Design for the Environment S 3 - 1 0.50
Advanced Courses
APS530H1: Appropriate Technology & Design for Global Development S 3 - - 0.50
CHE471H1: Modelling in Biological and Chemical Systems S 3 - 1 0.50
CHE475H1: Biocomposites: Mechanics and Bioinspiration S 3 - 1 0.50
CHE564H1: Pulp and Paper Processes S 3 - 1 0.50
CHM410H1: Analytical Environmental Chemistry S 2 4 - 0.50
CHM415H1: Topics in Atmospheric Chemistry S 2 - - 0.50
CIV576H1: Sustainable Buildings S 3 - 0 0.50
CIV577H1: Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities S 3 - 1 0.50
CIV578H1: Design of Building Enclosures F 3 - 2 0.50
CME500H1: Fundamentals of Acid Rock Drainage S 3 2 1 0.50
FOR424H1: Innovation and Manufacturing of Sustainable Materials S 2 - 1 0.50
MIN330H1: Mining Environmental Management S 3 - 1 0.50
APS420H1: Technology, Engineering and Global Development S 3 - - 0.50