Environmental Engineering

The Master of Engineering (MEng) Program is oriented towards professional engineers and recent engineering graduates who wish to upgrade their skills and who have no intention of pursuing advanced research at the PhD level. A candidate for the MEng Program must have obtained an undergraduate degree in engineering or its equivalent with high scholastic achievement from a recognized university.

The Master of Applied Science (MASc) Program is directed towards engineers and recent graduates wishing to undertake research in environmental engineering and who might wish to advance to a PhD program at some point. A candidate for the MASc Program must have obtained an undergraduate degree in engineering or science (with honours) or its equivalent with high scholastic achievement from a recognized university.  

It is possible to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in a research area related to environmental engineering through one of the seven engineering departments at Dalhousie University (i.e. Biological, Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Computer, Industrial, Mineral Resource Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. To be considered for entrance, a candidate must have a research Master's degree in engineering or a Master of Science degree from any recognized university.    


Faculty who teach and oversee research projects in the Environmental Engineering Program are from the Faculty of Law, Faculty of Engineering and the School of Resource and Environmental Studies at Dalhousie University as well as the Agricultural Campus in Truro. Each candidate accepted into the Environmental Engineering Program will be assigned to a faculty member who will supervise the student's thesis or project. The following members are active within the Environmental Engineering Program:

  • Dr. Su-Ling Brooks - biotechnology; food and bioprocess engineering; microstructure and processing relationships; soft materials
  • Dr. P Duinker - environmental impact assessment, climate change and forests
  • Dr. G.A. Gagnon - water and wastewater treatment, water quality
  • Dr. A.E. Ghaly - waste management and utilization, bioremediation, biomass energy
  • Dr. D. Hansen - river hydralics, flow through porous media, municipal water systems
  • Dr. F.L. Hughes - energy security, modelling energy systems, energy transition pathways
  • Dr. R. Jamieson - contaminate transport, watershed modelling, ecological engineering
  • Dr. C. Lake - geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering, geosynthetics performance
  • Dr. T. Little - wind energy, electric energy storage systems
  • Dr. L. Liu - Geo-environmental engineering, environmental modelling and decision making
  • Dr. S.A. Madani - soil and water conservation, water quality
  • Dr. R. Pelot - risk analysis
  • Dr. S. Sami - alternative refrigerants, absorption heat pumps
  • Dr. M.G. Satish - water resources engineering, numerical modelling of flows, system optimization, open channel flow
  • Dr. G.W. Stratton - microbiology, biodegradation, industrial wastes, pesticides
  • Dr. D. VanderZwagg - environmental law
  • Dr. Margaret Walsh - water and wastewater treatment

Contact Information

Subject Code: ENVE
Tel: 902-494-1288902-494-3960
Email: cregrad@dal.ca
Address: Faculty of Engineering, Civil and Resource Engineering, Sexton Campus, 1360 Barrington Street,
Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 4R2
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Hany El Naggar
Graduate Coordinator Tel: 902-494-3904902-494-3904
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