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What will I learn?

Bioresource Engineering is an interdisciplinary program that integrates engineering, design and the biological sciences. It is a unique profession that applies engineering principles to the enhancement and sustainability of the world’s natural resources. Bioresource Engineers seek solutions to problems that involve plants, animals and the environment.

Students who select the Professional Agronomy option of the Bioresource Engineering program qualify to register as Professional Agronomists with the OAQ, in addition to being eligible to register with the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec as Professional Engineers. Professional Agronomists have expertise in the science and technology of producing and using plants for food, fuel, fiber, and reclamation.

Over the course of 3.5 years (U1, U2, U3 and U4), students will complete a 113-credit degree. For students from high schools outside Quebec, a 30-credit freshman year (called U0) will be added at the start of your studies.

Required Courses (62 credits)

AEMA 202 Intermediate Calculus (3 credits)
AEMA 305 Differential Equations (3 credits)
AGRI 330 Agricultural Legislation (1 credit)
AGRI 430 Professional Practice in Agrology (2 credits)
BREE 205 Engineering Design 1 (3 credits)
BREE 210 Mechanical Analysis & Design (3 credits)
BREE 216 Bioresource Engineering Materials (3 credits)
BREE 252 Computing for Engineers (3 credits)
BREE 301 Biothermodynamics (3 credits)
BREE 305 Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
BREE 319 Engineering Mathematics (3 credits)
BREE 327 Bio-Environmental Engineering (3 credits)
BREE 341 Mechanics of Materials (3 credits)
BREE 415 Design of Machines and Structural Elements (3 credits)
BREE 420 Engineering for Sustainability (3 credits)
BREE 451 Undergraduate Seminar 1 - Oral Presentation (1 credit)
BREE 452 Undergraduate Seminar 2 Poster Presentation (1 credit)
BREE 453 Undergraduate Seminar 3 - Scientific Writing (1 credit)
BREE 485 Senior Undergraduate Seminar 1 (1 credit)
BREE 490 Engineering Design 2 (3 credits)
BREE 495 Engineering Design 3 (3 credits)
ECSE 461 Electric Machinery (3 credits)
FACC 250 Responsibilities of the Professional Engineer
FACC 300 Engineering Economy (3 credits)
FACC 400 Engineering Professional Practice (1 credit)
MECH 289 Design Graphics (3 credits)

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3.5 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$45,656.40 (US$ 36,903) per year
CAN $1,521.88 per credit hour
Start date

Expected January, September 2022


Macdonald Campus

21111 Lakeshore Road,


Quebec (QC),

H9X 3V9, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements accepted: Pearson Test of English (Academic) with the minimum score of 85; Cambridge English (Advanced) with a grade B or better ; or Cambridge English: Certificate of Proficiency in English with a grade C or better; MELAB SCORE OF 85 and Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) with overall score of 60.

For international students

Students must have Canadian high school or its equivalent.

English Language Scores:

  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (formerly Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)) - Certificate awarded with a Grade C or better.
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (formerly Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)) - Certificate awarded with a Grade B or better.
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - Overall band score of 70 or better; individual component scores of 60 or better.
  • Duolingo English Test (DET) - Score of 115 or better
  • IELTS: A band score of 6.5 or better; individual component scores of 6.0 or better.
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): Overall score of 65 or better; individual component scores of 60 or better
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - Internet-based composite score (iBT) 90

Application Deadline: January 15.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.