Building on the applied sustainability strategic theme of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, the objective of the MAS program is to expose students to the implementation of sustainable engineering solutions within the context of broader sustainability theory. To do this properly, engineering students must not only advance their technical education, but must gain insights into how public policy impacts on the success of engineering solutions to multidisciplinary sustainability problems.
The program is a collaborative effort with faculty members from six programs within the Faculty: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering, Mechanical and Materials Engineering and Mining Engineering. A unique aspect of the program is the involvement of School of Policy Studies (SPS), which is contributing courses and faculty members who will participate in the co-supervision of MAS students. Other key features of the program are: