Optional Streams

There are three optional streams offered within the Bioresource Engineering Major. Via the appropriate choice of complementary set D courses, a particular area of study may be emphasized.

Bio-process Engineering Stream

 

In the Bio-process Engineering stream, students apply engineering to transform agricultural commodities and biomass into products such as food, fiber, fuel, and biochemicals. Topics include the engineering of foods and food processes, physical properties of biological materials, post-harvest technology, fermentation and bio-processing, the management of organic wastes, biotechnology, the design of machinery for bioprocessing, etc.

Students wishing to specialize in this stream should take the following five complementary set D courses.

  • BREE 314 Agri-Food Buildings 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 315 Course not available
  • BREE 322 Organic Waste Management 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 325 Food Process Engineering 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 423 Biological Material Properties 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

The six remaining complementary set D courses should be chosen from the following list.

  • BREE 501 Simulation and Modelling 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 504 Instrumentation and Control 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 519 Advanced Food Engineering 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 520 Food, Fibre and Fuel Elements 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 522 Bio-Based Polymers 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 530 Fermentation Engineering 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 531 Post-Harvest Drying 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 532 Post-Harvest Storage 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 535 Food Safety Engineering 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

 

Bio-production Engineering Stream

 

Students who follow the Bio-production Engineering stream use science and technology to create systems and machines for the production of crops, livestock, and biomass. Students learn about machine design, robotics, artificial intelligence, geomatics and GIS, remote sensing, buildings and structures, and complex systems.

Students wishing to specialize in this stream should take the following five complementary set D courses.

  • BREE 217 Hydrology and Water Resources 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 314 Agri-Food Buildings 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 315 Course not available
  • BREE 412 Machinery Systems Engineering 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 423 Biological Material Properties 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

The six remaining complementary set D courses should be chosen from the following list.

  • BREE 501 Simulation and Modelling 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 504 Instrumentation and Control 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 518 Ecological Engineering 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 520 Food, Fibre and Fuel Elements 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 529 GIS for Natural Resource Mgmt 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 531 Post-Harvest Drying 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 532 Post-Harvest Storage 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

 

Bio-Environmental Engineering Stream

 

Students who specialize in the Bio-Environmental Engineering stream will learn to be responsible stewards of the environment and natural resources. This stream includes the study of soil and water quality management and conservation, organic waste treatment, urban and rural ecology, sustainability engineering, biodiversity preservation, climate change adaptation, and many other related topics.

Students wishing to specialize in this stream should take the following five complementary set D courses.

  • BREE 214 Geomatics 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 217 Hydrology and Water Resources 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 315 Course not available
  • BREE 322 Organic Waste Management 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 416 Eng for Land Development 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

The six remaining complementary set D courses should be chosen from the following list.

  • BREE 501 Simulation and Modelling 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 504 Instrumentation and Control 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 509 Hydrologic Systems&Modelling 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 510 Watershed Systems Management 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 518 Ecological Engineering 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 529 GIS for Natural Resource Mgmt 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BREE 533 Water Quality Management 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer