MINOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (AEMINENV)

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.

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. APS301H1
    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          
APS301H1: Technology in Society and the Biosphere I F 3 - 1 0.50
CHE467H1: Environmental Engineering F 3 - 1 0.50
CIV220H1: Urban Engineering Ecology F 3 - 1 0.50
ENV221H1 F - - - 0.50
ESC203H1: Engineering and Society F 2 - 2 0.50
Introductory Courses          
CHM210H1 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 F - - - 0.50
ENV350H1 F - - - 0.50
FOR308H1: Discovering Wood and its Role in Societal Development F 3 - 1 0.50
GGR314H1 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: Groundwater Flow and Contamination F 3 - 1 0.50
CIV550H1: Water Resources Engineering F 3 - 2 0.50
CIV575H1: Studies in Building Science F 3 - 2 0.50
CIV578H1: Design of Building Enclosures 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 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 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 S 2 4 - 0.50
CHM415H1 S 2 - - 0.50
CIV576H1: Sustainable Buildings S 3 - 0 0.50
CIV577H1: Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities S 3 - 1 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