Areas of Study

Graduate programs are offered in Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Mathematics, Environmental Engineering, Food Science, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mineral Resource Engineering and Internetworking.

Biological Engineering

Programs offered are MEng, MASc, and PhD: Specific areas of Biological Engineering in which the Department has concentrated include biological waste management (disposal and reuse), biorobotics, agricultural engineering (drainage, soil erosion, farm machinery), aquacultural engineering, food processing engineering, renewable energy (solar and biomass), energy conservation in greenhouses, and pollution control (non-point source, wetlands). Please refer to the departmental entry, for additional information.

Biomedical Engineering

The School of Biomedical Engineering is a partnership between the Faculties of Engineering, Medicine and Dentistry. The programs offered are the MASC and PhD. Research interests include: biomaterials, bioelectricity and biomagnetism, medical imaging, physiological modelling, and rehabilitation. Please refer to the departmental entry, for additional information.

Chemical Engineering

The graduate program focuses on chemical process principles applied to environmental and energy resources. Topics include environmental considerations of combustion technology, fuel preparation, control of explosion hazards, development of innovative process control algorithms and treatment of industrial waste. Fundamental studies are done in mass transfer and rheology, Membrane Separation, Flotation, Coagulation, Gas-liquid System, Emulsification. Programs offered are MEng, MASc, and PhD. Please refer to the departmental entry, for additional information.

Civil Engineering

Programs offered are MEng, MASc, and PhD: Geotechnical Foundation Engineering, Structural Plastics, Wind Power Engineering, Timber Structures, Wood Engineering, Concrete Research, Geometric Design of Highways, Traffic Systems, Steel Structures, Structural Analysis, Wastewater Treatment, Water Pollution Control, Highway Materials, Environmental Engineering Hydraulics, Water Resources Engineering. Please refer to the departmental entry, for additional information.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Programs offered are MEng, MASc, and PhD: Control Systems, Robotics, Instrumentation; Electric Power Systems; Electrical Machines, High-Voltage Engineering, Photovoltaic Solar Power Systems, Active and Switched-Capacitor Networks; Digital Communication Systems; Cardiovascular Dynamics, Medical Instrumentation, Medical Applications of Computers, Bioelectromagnetics; Ultrasonic Telemetry, Design of Integrated Circuits, Microprocessor-Based Systems. Please refer to the departmental entry, for additional information.

Engineering Mathematics

This is an interdisciplinary program between Engineering and Applied Mathematics, enabling mathematics and physics majors to carry out theoretical and numerical analysis of applied problems and engineering students to prepare mathematical models of engineering problems. Programs offered are MSc and PhD. Please refer to the departmental entry, for additional information.

Environmental Engineering

Interdisciplinary graduate studies and research are offered on a wide range of topics in Environmental Engineering: energy and environment, engineered wetlands and bioremediation, indoor air quality, soil erosion, water quality, waste management and remediation, pollution control and environmental assessment. This is an interdisciplinary program of the Faculty of Engineering leading the MEng and MASc degrees in Environmental Engineering and the PhD degree in Engineering. Contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies Office for more information.

Food Science

Research studies are offered on a wide range of topics in food processing, food microbiology, food chemistry, food rheology, microstructure, food engineering and fats and oils. Special emphasis is placed on seafood preservation, storage and handling. Programs offered are MSc and PhD. Please refer to the departmental entry, for additional information.

Industrial Engineering

Key areas of research interest in the Department are operations research modelling, mathematical optimization, production planning and control, modelling of economic systems, queueing theory, vehicle and crew scheduling, industrial ergonomics and work place design. Applications are primarily selected in the resource base industries of forestry, fishing and mining as well as the smaller sized local business. Programs offered are MEng, MASc, and PhD. Please refer to the departmental entry, for additional information.

Internetworking

The full fee Internetworking program has been designed in consultation with industry leaders to ensure that the graduates will have the core knowledge base for a rewarding career in the internetworking industry. There are ten required courses. Each course has a significant hands-on component in a modern internetworking laboratory.  This is offered as a MEng program. Please refer to the departmental entry, for additional information.

Materials Engineering

Graduate studies at the Master's and PhD levels are offered; students should apply for these programs in the usual manner. Graduate studies at the Master's level are also offered as a co-operative, combined BEng. - MASc program which is described in detail in the Undergraduate section of this Calendar. Present areas of study are in the chemical, physical and mechanical processing of metals, ceramics and materials, corrosion in marine and high temperature environments, mineral beneficiation, high  temperature electrochemical processing and growth of opto-electronic materials. Programs offered are MEng, MASc, and PhD. Please refer to the departmental entry, for additional information.

Mechanical Engineering

Fluid Power Systems, Energy Conversion Systems, Fluidized Bed Combustion, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Vibration, CAD/CAM, CAE, Biomedical Engineering, Finite-Element Techniques, Machine and Rotor Dynamics, Machine Design, Robotics, Solar Energy Systems, Ship and Marine Hydrodynamics, Composites, Energy Management, Turbulence Modeling, Two-Phase Flow. Programs offered are MEng, MASc, and PhD. Please refer to the departmental entry, for additional information.

Minerals Resource Engineering

Programs offered are MEng, MASc, and PhD with research opportunities in the areas of geostatics, mine mechanization, coal mine support, computer applications in mining, mine waste management, ocean mining, mineral beneficiation, solid/liquid separation, mineral economics, reservoir engineering, horizontal drilling, petroleum drilling fluids, and oil shale studies. Please refer to the departmental entry, for additional information.

Petroleum Engineering

Note: Admission tot he MEng program in Petroleum is suspended.  The program will continue to be delivered to any current students until all students have graduated, or the time allowed for program completion has elapsed, or all students have left the program.

Degree programs available include: MEng, MASc and PhD associated with various engineering disciplines.

See Process Engineering and Applied Science (PEAS) and Civil and Resource Engineering for additional information.