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Biological Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

Master of Engineering (MEng)
Master of Applied Science (MASc)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


The Biological Engineering Program at Dalhousie University offers a variety of fields--biological waste management, biorobotics, agricultural engineering, aquacultural engineering, food processing engineering, renewable energy, energy conservation in greenhouses, and pollution control. The MASc and PhD degrees involve a research thesis and four courses plus a graduate seminar. The MEng degree is a Professional Engineering degree that requires either five more courses than the MASc degree plus a graduate seminar, or three more courses than the MASc degree plus a graduate seminar and a project.

Length of Program

  • MEng - typical time to complete is 2 years
  • MASc - typical time to complete is 2 years
  • PhD - typical time to complete is 3-4 years


  • Bioenergy, biotechnology and waste management labs
  • Biodiesel lab
  • Energy storage and desiccant lab
  • Food engineering lab
  • Soil and water conservation lab
  • Machine shop
  • Bioenvironmental engineering centre

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Contact Information

Subject Code: BIOE
Tel: 902-494-1288
Email: gsr@dal.ca
Address: Faculty of Engineering, Dalhousie University
5248 Morris Street
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS  B3H 4R2
Graduate Coordinator: Suzanne Budge
Graduate Coordinator Tel: 902-494-4597
Graduate Coordinator Email: peas.grad@dal.ca
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