Environmental Engineering
Location: Sexton Campus
5268 DaCosta Row
Room D215
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, NS
B3H 4R2
Telephone: (902) 494-3960
Website: www.environmental.engineering.dal.ca
Email: cregrad@dal.ca


This program is comprised of faculty from different departments in the Faculty of Engineering who have research interests in the multidisciplinary field of environmental engineering. Graduate education in environmental engineering builds upon a strong foundation in science and engineering principles which are applied to the solution of important problems related to sustainable utilization of natural resources and protection of the environment.

Students have a wide choice of courses and research topics to meet their particular interests and needs. Graduate level courses in the areas of energy and environment, soil and water quality management, waste management and remediation, pollution control and environmental assessment are available in the Faculty of Engineering and other faculties offering graduate studies at Dalhousie University. Graduate students can also conduct field research studies on soil erosion, bio-chemical transport phenomena, engineered wetlands, bio-waste composting and bioremediation at the Bio-Environmental Engineering Centre jointly administered by the Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Agricultural located in Truro, Nova Scotia.


Several modern, well-instrumented specialized laboratories in environmental engineering are housed in participating departments in the Faculty of Engineering. These specialized research laboratories include: biochemical analysis, water quality, waste treatment, soil erosion, environmental measurements and hydraulics.

Graduate students also have access to excellent research facilities in the Bio-Environmental Engineering Centre (BEEC), the Centre for Water Resource Studies (CWRS) and the Canadian Residential Energy End-use Data and Analysis Centre (CREEDAC).

Graduate students have the technical support of highly qualified and experienced research support technicians and technologists in bio-chemical analysis, measurement and control systems, and design and manufacture of specialized research equipment.