Two New Minors in Engineering

At the Nov. 26 Faculty Council meeting, two new minors were approved and, subject to approval by the U of T Committee on Academic Policy and Programs, will be integrated into the undergraduate curriculum for the 2009-2010 academic year. The new minors are: Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Energy.

"Engineers are leaders in providing innovative solutions to global issues, such as environmentally sustainable sources of energy," said Cristina Amon, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. "The unique learning opportunities provided by our curriculum, as illustrated by our two new minor programs in Sustainable Energy and in Environmental Engineering will help equip our graduates to continue to provide this global leadership."

The new Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Energy minors have received enthusiastic student and faculty support. The existing Collaborative Program in Environmental Engineering, which is only available to undergraduate students in CIV or ChemE, will be converted to this new minor. While it will be generally compatible with the previous program to ensure a smooth transition, students in ECE, MSE or MIE will have the option to study this new minor as well.

To complete the minor in Sustainable Energy, Engineering students are required to take six courses including one of a set of two specified courses in the area of energy policy.

The Faculty also offers a minor in Bioengineering, which was created in 2005.


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