Environmental Systems Engineering

What is Environmental Systems Engineering?

Our Environmental Systems Engineering (EVSE) program is very popular with students and respected by industry, largely because of its timely combination of environmental concerns and the systems approach to addressing civil and industrial environmental issues. Areas of study include environmental system design, and impact and risk assessment.

Our Program

The Environmental Systems Engineering (EVSE) program demonstrates and applies systems engineering principles to environmental issues associated with water resources, air pollution, transportation, industrial development, and waste management.

  • Students graduate with a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Environmental  Systems Engineering

  • Students in Co-operative Education graduate with a B.A.Sc. (Co-op) in Environmental Systems Engineering

  • Students in the Internship Program graduate with a B.A.Sc. (Internship) in Environmental Systems Engineering

The EVSE program is fully-accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. An accredited program is one that is evaluated and monitored through the CEAB by Engineers Canada, the national organization for the provincial and territorial associations that govern and license professional engineers. An accredited program ensures that graduates will be eligible to be licensed as professional engineers in Canada. For further information, visit www.engineerscanada.ca/e/index.cfm.

How do I apply to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science?

See under Future Students for how to apply.

What do our students do?

All engineering students take a common initial core program consisting of the basic maths and sciences needed by all engineers, plus introductory design courses.

Our EVSE students learn to plan, design, and manage environmental systems and conduct environmental impact, risk assessment, and remediation studies.

Undergraduate Labs

Our students apply learnings from classroom lectures in the laboratory sections of each course to witness theory in practice, to gain hands-on laboratory experience, to practice necessary applied skills, and to practice engineering design.

In the Fluids Dynamics and Hydraulics Laboratory, students learn principles of fluids.  The Applied Biosystems Laboratory teaches biological applications in environmental engineering.  The Water and Wastewater Laboratory is used in the design and optimization of water and wastewater treatment systems.  Our Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory houses geotechnical testing and surveying equipment.  Students test, characterize, and classify soils and examine soil properties.

What is Co-operative Education?

What sort of career could I have?

Environmental Systems Engineers typically work in the following areas or hold the following job titles:

  • Air Quality Engineer
  • Engineering Project Manager
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Geoenvironmental Engineer
  • Hydraulic Engineer
  • Irrigation Engineer
  • Mining engineer
  • Pollution Control Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Waste Management Engineer
  • Water Resource Manager

Are there any special groups and activities for EVSE students?

See also our list of student groups under Student Activities and Events.

EVSE Graduate Program

We offer the following graduate degrees in EVSE:

  • Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) – project focus or co-op

  • Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) – thesis-based

  • Doctoral (Ph.D.) program

Research Areas and Faculty Expertise

Solid & Hazardous Waste Management, Mine Waste Management, Water Resources Development, Sustainable Communities, Ecological Engineering, Air Pollution Control, Biodegradation, Vehicle Emissions, Sediment Transport, Groundwater Contamination, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Greenhouse Gas Control, Remediation & Bioremediation, Soil Characterization and Improvement, Civil Infrastructure Systems

Major Research Programs and Institutes

Communities of Tomorrow: A research collaboration using the city of Regina as a “living laboratory” to develop and test sustainable technology, infrastructure, and environmental practices.

Centre for Sustainable Communities (CSC): incorporates public and social policy development for the creation of healthy communities.

Laboratory and Research Facilities

Our graduate-level laboratories offer ample research space and access to a variety of industry-current test and measurement systems. We also have full-time professional laboratory management and instruction. Several research centres offer a range of laboratories for graduate studies.

In addition, the Engineering Workshop is available to assist with design and production of specialized laboratory equipment and set-ups.

How do I apply for graduate studies?

Continuing Education and Professional Development