What will I learn?

This program is comprised of faculty from different departments in the Faculty of Engineering who have research interests in the multidisciplinary field of Environmental Engineering. Graduate education in Environmental Engineering develops a strong foundation in science and engineering principles which are applied to the solution of important problems related to sustainable utilization of natural resources and protection of the environment. Areas of study include energy and the environment, soil and water quality management, waste management and remediation, pollution control, and environmental assessment.

Graduate students can also conduct field research studies on soil erosion, biochemical transport phenomena, engineered wetlands, bio-waste composting and bioremediation at the Bio-Environmental Engineering Centre jointly administered by the Faculty of Engineering and the Nova Scotia Agricultural College located in Truro, Nova Scotia.

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.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$12,303.12 (US$ 9,856) per year
Application deadline

31 December 2021

Start date

5 January 2022, 2 May 2022


Sexton Campus

1360 Barrington Street, Building B,

PO Box 15000,


Nova Scotia (NS),

B3H 4R2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A minimum mid-B average during the student’s undergraduate coursework (with a minimum average of A- over the last two years) will be required. English language requirement: TOEFL (iBT): 100, IELTS: 7.5.

For international students

Applicants must have,

  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B average) in the last 60 credit hours of study
  • Degree granted by university of recognized standing

English language requirement:

  • Internet-based TOEFL (Academic iBT): 92
  • MELAB: 85
  • IELTS: 7
  • CAEL: 70 with no band score lower than 60
  • Dalhousie College of Continuing Education (CCE): A-
  • Pearson English Test PTE Academic: overall score of 65 and nothing below 54

The application deadline for September admission is Apr 01, January admission is August 31 and May admission is December 31.

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