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Environmental Engineering

Master of Engineering (MEng)

Course-based program

Program overview

The MEng in Environmental Engineering gives you a competitive advantage, taking your education beyond your four-year bachelor’s degree and preparing you for advanced career opportunities. This program is often completed in one to two years of full-time study, and part-time options are available.

Expand your career opportunities in the areas of environmental sustainability, waste management, water quality, air quality, site assessment and reclamation, natural resource management, and energy.

MEng Internship

This program offers an 8-to-16 month full-time paid internship with companies across Canada to help students gain engineering work experience in a diverse economy. Limited spots are available.

Learn more about this exciting internship opportunity by visiting the MEng Internship Page.

Completing this program

Courses: 10 courses are required to complete this degree, four of which are core engineering courses in digital engineering, sustainability engineering, climate change adaptation, and ethics, law, and the engineering profession  The balance may be selected from topics such as:

  • Principles of Environmental Engineering 
  • Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology
  • Air Pollution Control Mitigation
  • Contaminated Soil Remediation
  • Wastewater Issues for the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Life Cycle Assessment, and more


Upon successful completion of the professional MEng program in environmental engineering, graduates will have gained advanced scientific and engineering knowledge that will prepare them to work in the areas of environmental sustainability, waste management, water quality, air quality, site assessment and reclamation, natural resource management, and energy.

A course-based master’s degree in environmental engineering is usually considered a final degree.

Classroom delivery

Time commitment

Expected completion time of 1-2 years; 6 years maximum; part-time available.


No supervisor is required.

Fees and funding

MEng degrees are self-funded.

See the Graduate Calendar for information on fees and fee regulations, and for information on awards and financial assistance.

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Admission requirements


A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system.

Minimum education

BSc degree or equivalent.

Work samples



We require one official copy of your final transcript (and a degree certificate if the degree is not clearly stated on the transcript) in a signed, sealed envelope from the institution attended. Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to the online application for initial evaluation purposes. Admission offers, however, are conditional upon receipt of official transcripts.  

  • Official transcripts can be mailed to us directly from the institution, or they can be mailed to you directly and you can send them to us yourself. 
  • We will not accept unsealed official transcripts as official.

Reference letters


Test scores


English language proficiency (ELP)

An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:

*Please contact your program of interest if you have any questions about ELP requirements.


We encourage you to apply early as this program receives a high volume of applications and reaches capacity quickly. We send offers to qualified applicants on a rolling basis.

For admission on September 1:

  • March 15: Deadline for International applicants
  • May 8: Deadline for Domestic applicants

If you're not a Canadian or permanent resident, or if you have international credentials, make sure to learn about international requirements

Learn more about this program

Environmental Engineering - MEng Office

Schulich School of Engineering
ENC 205, Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Contact the Graduate Program Administrator


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Schulich School of Engineering

University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4

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