Environmental engineers develop solutions to environmental problems using the principles of biology, physics, and chemistry. They are involved in water and air pollution control, recycling, waste disposal, and public health issues. Environmental engineers conduct hazardous-waste management studies, advise on waste treatment and containment, and develop regulations for environmental protection. They design municipal water supply and industrial wastewater treatment systems. They conduct research on the environmental impact of proposed construction projects, analyze scientific data, and perform quality-control checks. Environmental engineers are concerned with local and worldwide environmental issues. They are increasingly involved in the protection of wildlife. Many environmental engineers work as consultants, helping their clients to comply with regulations and to clean up hazardous sites. 

All undergraduate students admitted to the College of Engineering are required to complete a common first-year of undeclared studies (known as the first-year common core). Once the first-year common core program has been completed, undergraduate students declare their preferences and compete for admission into an upper-year program. Students who are successful in securing admission into an upper-year program are required to follow the program of study that is prescribed at the time of their admission into the upper-year program.

Recognizing that course and program changes may result in a modification to the original program of study, it is recommended that undergraduate students consult an Academic Advisor within the Engineering Student Centre on a regular basis to confirm their program of study, choose courses (including electives), and monitor their academic progress.

Year 1 (41-44 credit units)

All Engineering programs have a common first year.

Year 2 (36 credit units)

Fall Term

  • CE 212.3
  • ENVE 201.3
  • GE 210.3
  • GEOL 121.3
  • MATH 223.3

Winter Term

  • CE 213.3
  • CHE 210.3
  • ENVE 212.3
  • GEOE 218.3
  • MATH 224.3

Fall Term or Winter Term

  • BIOL 120.3
  • 3 credit units Junior Humanities or Social Science Elective

Year 3 (36 credit units)

Fall Term

  • CE 202.3
  • CE 315.3
  • CE 318.3
  • CE 328.3
  • CHEM 250.3
  • RCM 200.3

Winter Term

  • CE 319.3
  • CE 327.3
  • CHE 223.3
  • ENVE 381.3
  • ENVE 395.3
  • GE 348.3

Year 4 (36 credit units)

Fall Term

  • CE 320.3
  • CHE 454.3
  • ENVE 482.3

Fall Term and Winter Term

  • ENVE 495.6

Fall Term or Winter Term

  • 3 credit units Complementary Studies Elective
  • 3 credit units Environmental Engineering Electives (Group A or B)
  • 3 credit units Environmental Science Elective
  • 3 credit units Senior Humanities or Social Science Elective
  • 6 credit units Environmental Engineering Electives (Group A)
  • GE 449.3

Electives

Environmental Science Elective

  • BMSC 240.3
  • CHEM 221.3
  • EVSC 420.3
  • EVSC 421.3
  • FABS 212.3
  • GEOL 413.3
  • TOX 301.3

Environmental Engineering Elective

Environmental Engineering Elective (Group A)

  • ENVE 414.3
  • ENVE 432.3
  • ENVE 478.3

Environmental Engineering Elective (Group B)

  • CE 415.3
  • CE 464.3
  • CE 468.3
  • CHE 461.3
  • GEOE 375.3

Complementary Studies Elective

  • ANTH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ANTH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ARBC — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ARCH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ARTH — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • CHIN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • CLAS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • CMRS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • COMM 201.3
  • COMM 203.3
  • COMM 204.3
  • COMM 205.3
  • COMM 210.3
  • COMM 211.3
  • COMM 229.3
  • COMM 304.3
  • COMM 306.3
  • COMM 308.3
  • COMM 321.3
  • COMM 323.3
  • COMM 329.3
  • COMM 337.3
  • COMM 340.3
  • COMM 342.3
  • COMM 343.3
  • COMM 345.3
  • COMM 346.3
  • COMM 347.3
  • COMM 348.3
  • COMM 349.3
  • COMM 352.3
  • COMM 354.3
  • COMM 357.3
  • COMM — 100-Level
  • CREE — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ECON 111.3
  • ECON 114.3
  • ECON 211.3
  • ECON 214.3
  • ECON 221.3
  • ECON 223.3
  • ECON 227.3
  • ECON 231.3
  • ECON 234.3
  • ECON 254.3
  • ECON 256.3
  • ECON 270.3
  • ECON 272.3
  • ECON 275.3
  • ECON 277.3
  • ECON 280.3
  • ENG — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • FREN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • GE 431.3
  • GE 450.3
  • GEOG 130.3
  • GEOG 202.3
  • GEOG 204.3
  • GEOG 208.3
  • GEOG 240.3
  • GEOG 280.3
  • GERM — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • GRK — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • HEB — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • HIST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • HNDI — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • INDG — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • IS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • JPNS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • LATN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • LING — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • LIT — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • MUS 101.3
  • PHIL 120.3
  • PHIL 121.3
  • PHIL 133.3
  • PHIL 140.3
  • PHIL 202.3
  • PHIL 206.3
  • PHIL 208.3
  • PHIL 209.3
  • PHIL 210.3
  • PHIL 211.3
  • PHIL 215.3
  • PHIL 218.3
  • PHIL 219.3
  • PHIL 224.3
  • PHIL 226.3
  • PHIL 227.3
  • PHIL 227.3
  • PHIL 231.3
  • PHIL 233.3
  • PHIL 234.3
  • PHIL 235.3
  • PHIL 236.3
  • PHIL 237.3
  • PHIL 238.3
  • PHIL 251.3
  • PHIL 262.3
  • PHIL 265.3
  • PHIL 271.3
  • PHIL 281.3
  • PHIL 285.3
  • PHIL 292.3
  • PHIL 294.3
  • PHIL 296.3
  • POLS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PSY — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • RCM — 400-Level
  • RLST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • RUSS — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SNSK — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SOC — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SPAN — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • UKR — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • WGST — 100-Level, 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

Exception: COMM 121.3 is restricted to Edwards School of Business students.

Note: Special Topics courses cannot be used to meet a Complementary Studies Elective Requirement (any
course ending in 98 or 99).

Junior Humanities or Social Science Elective

  • ANTH 111.3
  • ARCH 112.3
  • ARCH 116.3
  • CLAS 104.3
  • CLAS 110.3
  • CLAS 111.3
  • CMRS 110.3
  • CMRS 111.3
  • ECON 111.3
  • ECON 114.3
  • GEOG 130.3
  • HIST 110.3
  • HIST 111.3
  • HIST 115.3
  • HIST 121.3
  • HIST 122.3
  • HIST 125.3
  • HIST 135.3
  • HIST 145.3
  • HIST 155.3
  • HIST 165.3
  • HIST 175.3
  • INDG 107.3
  • LING 111.3
  • LING 112.3
  • PHIL 120.3
  • PHIL 133.3
  • PHIL 140.3
  • POLS 111.3
  • POLS 112.3
  • PSY 120.3
  • PSY 121.3
  • SOC 111.3
  • SOC 112.3
  • WGST 112.3

Senior Humanities or Social Science Elective

  • ANTH — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ARCH — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • CLAS — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ECON — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • ENG — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • GEOG 202.3
  • GEOG 204.3
  • GEOG 208.3
  • GEOG 240.3
  • GEOG 280.3
  • HIST — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • INDG — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • IS — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PHIL — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • POLS — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • PSY — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • RLST — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • SOC — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level
  • WGST — 200-Level, 300-Level, 400-Level

  • Exception: ECON 204 cannot be used to meet the Complementary Studies, Senior Humanities or Social Science elective requirements of the program.
  • Exception: PSY 233 and PSY 236 cannot be used to meet the Complementary Studies, Senior Humanities or Social Science elective requirements of the program.
  • Exception: PHIL 241 cannot be used to meet the Senior Humanities or Social Science elective requirements of the program.
  • Exception: SOC 225 cannot be used to meet the Complementary Studies, Senior Humanities or Social Science elective requirements of the program.
  • Note: The following Engineering courses will also satisfy the Humanities/Social Science elective requirement: RCM 400, RCM 401, RCM 402, RCM 403, RCM 404, RCM 405, RCM 406, RCM 407, RCM 408, RCM 409, RCM 410, and RCM 495.