Environmental Engineering Minor – U of T Sustainability Scholar

Students interested in learning more about ecology, sustainable design, risk assessment and environmental impact may be interested in the Environmental Engineering Minor.

Our broad definition of environmental engineering reaches all areas at the interface of engineering and the environment. This includes ecology and ecological impacts, waste management, water and wastewater treatment, environmental microbiology, water resources engineering, hydrology, preventive engineering, life cycle analysis, design for the environment, and extends to the social and environmental impacts of technology.

Students who complete the requirements of the Environmental Engineering Minor are considered University of Toronto Sustainability Scholars.

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All Engineering undergraduates are eligible to pursue the Environmental Engineering Minor.

Environmental Engineering Minor enrolment form (MS Forms).


Students in the Environmental Engineering Minor must successfully complete of a minimum of six (6) one-semester courses including mandatory and elective courses. Of the four (4) electives you may choose, at least two must be from the advanced category. In all cases, students must ensure they meet the requirements of their chosen Engineering degree program or option.

Choose one of:

  • CME 259H1F: Technology in Society & the Biosphere I (formerly APS 301H1F)
  • ESC 203H1F: Engineering & Society
  • ENV 221H1F: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Environment
  • GGR 223H1S: Environment, Society & Resources
Choose one of:
  • CIV 220H1F: Urban Engineering Ecology
  • CIV 440H1S: Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment
  • CHE 467H1F: Environmental Engineering
  • CHE 460H1S: Environmental Pathways and Impact Assessment

Select four electives from the following courses (at least two must be from the advanced level):

Introductory Level Advanced Level
APS330H1S: Interdisciplinary Studies for Sustainability & Innovation

CHE 230H1S: Environmental Chemistry

CHE 460H1S: Environmental Pathways & Impact Assessment

CHE 467H1F: Environmental Engineering

CHM 210H1HF: Chemistry of Environmental Change

CHM 310H1HS: Environmental Fate & Toxicity of Organic Contaminants

CIV 220H1F: Urban Engineering Ecology

CIV 250H1S: Hydraulics & Hydrology

CIV 300H1F/S: Terrestrial Energy Systems

CIV 375H1F: Building Science

CIV 440H1S: Environmental Impact & Risk Assessment

ENV 222H1S: Pathways to Sustainability: An Interdisciplinary Approach

ENV 234H1F: Environmental Biology

ENV 350H1F: Energy Policy & Environment

FOR 308H1F: Discovering Wood & its Role in Societal Development

GGR 314H1S: Global Warming

MIE 315H1S: Design for the Environment

APS 420H1S: Technology, Engineering & Global Development

APS 530H1S: Appropriate Technology & Design
for Global Development

CHE 471H1S: Modelling Biological & Chemical Systems

CHE 475H1S: Biocomposites: Mechanics & Bioinspiration

CHE 564H1S: Pulp & Paper Processes

CHE 565H1F: Aqueous Process Engineering

CHM 410H1S: Analytical Environmental Chemistry

CHM 415H1S: Topics in Atmospheric Chemistry

CIV 531H1F: Transport Planning

CIV 541H1F: Environmental Biotechnology

CME 549H1F: Groundwater Flow & Contamination

CIV 536H1F: Urban Activity, Air Pollution & Health

CIV 550H1F: Water Resources Engineering

CIV 575H1F: Studies in Building Science

CIV 576H1S: Sustainable Buildings

CIV 577H1S: Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities

CIV 578H1F: Design of Building Enclosures

CME 500H1S: Fundamentals of Acid Rock Drainage

FOR 421H1F: Green Urban Infrastructure: Sustainable City Forests

FOR 424H1S: Innovation & Manufacturing of Sustainable Materials

MIE 515H1F: Alternative Energy Systems

MSE 401H1: Materials Selection for Sustainable Development

MIN 330H1S: Mining Environmental Management

MIN 511H1F: Integrated Mine Waste Engineering

MSE 415H1: Environmental Degradation of Materials

Thesis or Design Project with approval of the Director of the Minor