Learn how to resolve complex environmental issues with the Masters of Environmental Engineering
Can we resolve complex environmental problems and issues, while preserving our ecosystems and the sustainability of future generations? What are the short, medium and long-term solutions that will contribute to the green evolution of humanity? The ÉTS Master in Environmental Engineering will help you to find answers that reconcile the activities of the anthroposystem with those of the ecosystems.
By doing your environmental studies at ÉTS, you will have the chance to rub shoulders with professors from various engineering disciplines who share your environmental concerns. You will interact with a broad network of researchers in engineering, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, both in Québec and across the world. You can test your hypotheses, not only in the lab but in real life, with our industrial, municipal, government and non-governmental partners.
What topics will be covered in the master's program?
Besides acquiring advanced knowledge in environmental engineering, you will be able to:
- Analyze the technical, economic, social and environmental issues of a complex situation;
- Respond to environmental issues and design preventive, corrective or curative solutions;
- Validate the compliance of solutions and their implementations, based on the requirements of industries, municipalities and government agencies;
- Assess the long-term socio-economic and environmental impacts at the time of selecting a solution.
What degrees provide admission to the Master’s in Environmental Engineering?
Environmental engineering is an area that must take into account all dimensions of a project. This makes it fundamentally multidisciplinary. Any holder of an engineering degree or a B. Sc. degree in the natural or social and human sciences can enroll.
Research in environmental engineering at ÉTS
ÉTS has six research units linked to the environment in varying degrees. More than a dozen professors are carrying out research activities in environmental engineering.
This being said, all ÉTS teachers are empowered to direct students in the environmental engineering program. Of all research projects in Environmental Engineering, 80% are carried out in collaboration with industry, government bodies or socio-economic actors. In addition, most of the professors who will teach you in the master's program have acquired practical experience, so they will be able to present you with concrete cases as part of their courses.
What’s the Difference between the Project Profile and the Research Profile?
Our master's program in environmental engineering includes two profiles: one with thesis and the other with project. The thesis profile contains fewer courses than the project profile. By choosing the thesis profile, you will be called upon to resolve issues and to present your solutions to experts. This profile leads to the degree of Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.).
As for the project profile, it will allow you to specialize in a particular area of environmental engineering and to acquire new knowledge in management. To obtain the degree of Master in Engineering (M.Eng.), you will need to carry out an environmental engineering project.
Master's degree in environmental engineering with thesis (research profile)
This profile is for you if you want to continue into doctoral studies or work in industry doing research and development or leading teams.
This profile totals 45 credits, including 15 credits of courses and 30 credits for the research project.
Master's degree in environmental engineering with project (project profile)
Would you like to specialize and become responsible for environmental issues within a project team? The practical and theoretical courses in the project profile will help you deepen your knowledge.
This profile totals 45 credits: 30 or 39 credits of courses plus 15 or 6 credits for the project.