University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Environmental Engineering (MASc)

University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Graduate Programs
Field of Study:Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,175
Careers:Environmental Impact Analysts


Established in 2000, the Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Environmental Engineering (OCIEE) combines the teaching and research strengths of the Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Ottawa with that of the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carleton University. The Institute offers graduate program leading to the degree of Master of Applied Science (MASc) in Environmental Engineering. The objective of this program is to prepare candidates for careers in teaching and/or in research, in a private or a public setting. Graduates will acquire autonomy in conducting research and in preparing scholarly publications. Members of the Institute are involved in four main research fields: water and waste processing or treatment; management of solid and hazardous waste; air pollution; water resources and groundwater management. Further information is posted on the departmental website.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    To be considered for admission, applicants must: Hold an honours bachelor’s degree with specialization or a major in environmental engineering or in related engineering disciplines (civil, chemical, mechanical, etc.), or an honours bachelor’s degree with specialization or a major in environmental science disciplines with a minimum average of 70% (B); Demonstrate a good academic performance in previous studies as shown by official transcripts, research reports, abstracts or any other documents demonstrating research skills; Provide at least two confidential letters of recommendation from professors who are familiar with the applicant’s work; Provide a statement of purpose indicating their career goals and interests in the proposed research area; For admission to the MASc, identify at least one professor who is willing and available to act as thesis supervisor; Be proficient (understand, speak and write) in English.

    Note: All students entering the program are required to have courses in mathematics, probability and statistics equivalent to courses required in undergraduate engineering programs. The Department may require students to take additional courses depending on their backgrounds.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79-80]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    All students entering the program are also required to have taken undergraduate courses equivalent to the following University of Ottawa courses: CHG 3312 Fluid Flow; CVG 3111 Unit Operations; CHG 3127 Chemical Reactions Engineering; CVG 2111 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics; CVG 2131 Introduction to Environmental Engineering; and CVG 3132 Physical/Chemical Unit Operations of Water and Wastewater Treatment

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 14, 2022