Combined Degree Programs

Combined Degree Programs, UTSC, Honours Bachelor of Science (in Environmental Science)/ FASE, Master of Engineering (Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry or Civil Engineering)

For Information contact: Mandy Meriano(416-208-2775)
Email: mmeriano@utsc.utoronto.ca
 

Environmental science is an interdisciplinary science that incorporates the study of biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. As an environmental science student, you will strive to understand the complex relationships between the natural and human environments. Students who are registered in one of our Specialist or Specialist Co-op programs (Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Geosciences, or Environmental Physics) can apply to the Combined BSc/MEng Program in their third year for admission to the Master of Engineering (MEng) in either "Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry" or "Civil Engineering." The Combined BSc/MEng program provides you with a unique opportunity to advance your environmental science specialization by taking engineering courses in year 4 of your undergraduate program.  If eligible, you may then begin your MEng program following the completion of your bachelor's program. The Combined BSc/MEng program prepares you to tackle today's environmental challenges confidently and provides you with valuable experience for careers in environmental science.

 

Combined Degree Programs options are:

  • Combined Degree Program, UTSC, HBSc, Specialist in Environmental Biology/ Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Combined Degree Program, UTSC, HBSc, Specialist Co-op in Environmental Biology/ Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Combined Degree Program, UTSC, HBSc, Specialist in Environmental Chemistry/ Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Combined Degree Program, UTSC, HBSc, Specialist Co-op in Environmental Chemistry/ Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Combined Degree Program, UTSC, HBSc, Specialist in Environmental Chemistry/ Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
  • Combined Degree Program, UTSC, HBSc, Specialist Co-op in Environmental Chemistry/ Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
  • Combined Degree Program, UTSC, HBSc, Specialist in Environmental Geoscience/ Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Combined Degree Program, UTSC, HBSc, Specialist Co-op in Environmental Geoscience/ Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Combined Degree Program, UTSC, HBSc, Specialist in Environmental Physics/ Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Combined Degree Program, UTSC, HBSc, Specialist Co-op in Environmental Physics/ Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering

Minimum Admission Requirements:

  • Each student in the Combined Program shall meet the respective admission requirements of each program.
  • To be eligible for admission into the MEng and the Combined Program, students must be enrolled, and in good standing in one of the BSc Specialist programs in Environmental Science (Environmental Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Geoscience, or Environmental Physics) with a CGPA of 3.3 or higher in Year 2. In addition, students are expected to carry a full course load of 5.0 FCEs each year.
  • Admission into the MEng program is conditional upon students maintaining a CGPA of at least 3.3 in Years 3 and Year 4 of the BSc and completing the BSc.
  • Applications will be accepted in the third year of full-time registration in the BSc program.

Program Requirements: 

  • The full academic program requirements of both programs (BSc/MEng) will be met by students in the Combined Program.
  • Students must be registered as full-time throughout the undergraduate program.
  • Complete two prescribed undergraduate engineering half courses (1.0 FCE) as part of the BSc degree requirements.
  • Complete 10 half courses (5.0 FCEs) required for the Master of Engineering program
  • Up to 1.0 FCE of the required master’s courses normally are taken during Year 4 and count towards both the BSc degree requirements and the MEng degree requirements.
  • Students who receive conditional offers of admission during Year 3 of the bachelor’s program and complete the bachelor’s program requirements in Year 4 will commence the MEng during Year 5.
  • Eligible students may begin the master’s program in the summer immediately following completion of the fourth year of the bachelor’s program. 

The path to completion is:

  • Year 1: BSc requirements
  • Year 2: BSc requirements
  • Year 3: BSc requirements
  • Year 4: BSc requirements (including two FASE undergraduate half courses [to be determined] and up to 1.0 FCE of MEng requirements)
  • Year 5: MEng remaining requirements (studies may commence in summer between years 4 and 5)

Normal Program Length: 5 years full-time
Time Limit:  BSc + 3 years MEng