Environmental Engineering (PhD)

University of Windsor, Canada
Environmental Engineering (PhD)
Next enrollment cycle May 2024 See all cycles
First Year Fee KES 1,984,872
Course Accredited By CAEB
2 Years On Campus Postgraduate Degree

This is a Research based Program.

An applicant for admission to graduate studies leading to the PhD degree in Environmental engineering must normally be a graduate of a recognized university with a master's degree in applied science (MASc) or the equivalent.

Applicants with degrees in related fields will be considered but will normally require strengthening of their background in Environmental engineering.

Our objective is to attract the best students and to educate them in the rigors of scientific research.

We provide a scholarly and dynamic environment with attention to scientific discipline, detail and accuracy.

Areas of Specialization

Geotechnical: Major equipment is available to measure triaxial compression, direct shear, unconfined compression, compaction and bearing ratio on soils and subgrades. A cold room with a computer data acquisition system for measuring the load/deformation characteristics of soil-structure interactions is used for cold region engineering.

Hydraulics: Two hydraulic laboratories are equipped with three flumes for analysis of unidirectional flow, including one tilting flume, one wave flume and one scour basin. Equipment is available for detailed measurements of flow velocity and turbulence, water, surface and bed surface profiling.

Structures: State-of-the-art equipment facilities are available in the Structures Laboratory to meet the research needs of graduate and undergraduate students. A one-dimensional shaking table, a computer-controlled fatigue-testing machine, and a high-capacity reaction floor for large-scale structural tests are among the key facilities used by graduate students. The research group in structures also maintains high-end computers and a range of finite-element analysis packages for student training.

Transportation: The Transportation Systems Innovation (TSI) laboratory provides opportunities for training and higher education in transportation. The TSI lab features eight professional LCD TVs to display and analyze traffic in real-timefrom traffic cameras. The lab also has high-end computerfacilities, including a server, desktops and workstations, a large-format scanner and a printer. The lab also houses a partial-cab research driving simulator to observe driver behaviour under various driving and traffic conditions.

Environmental: Our environmental engineering laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art instruments which are capable of analyzing physical, chemical and biological contaminants in any matrix, including water, wastewater, air and soil. Undergraduate and graduate research laboratories boast state-of-the-art equipment.

Enrollment Cycles

  • May 2024
  • September 2024
  • January 2025

Entry Requirements

Program Specific Admission Requirements

  • Deadline for Fall:
  • MASc and PhD: July 1 (Scholarship deadline: May 1)
  • MEng: Please review the MEng website for admission availablity
  • Deadline for Winter:
  • MASc and PhD: November 1 (Scholarship deadline: September 1)
  • MEng: Please review the MEng website for admission availablity
  • Deadline for Summer:
  • MASc and PhD: March 1 (Scholarship deadline: January 1)
  • MEng: Please review the MEng website for admission availablity
  • 4 Year honours degree in a related field
  • Minimum TOEFL:
  • M.A.Sc., Ph.D.: IBT-83
  • MEng: IBT-92
  • Minimum IELTS: 6.5
  • Minimum Pearson: 65

Additional Requirements

  • Statement of Research Interests and Goals

Additional Requirements (MEng only)

  • Non-Consolidated Academic Transcript
  • Backlog Certificate
  • Resume/CV
  • Upon acceptance of an offer of admission a deposit of $4000 is due within 21-days. Please refer to the information on deposits included with your offer.


  • ENVE-8006. Life Cycle Thinking for Engineering Projects
  • ENVE-8300. Water Pollution Control
  • ENVE-8310. Advanced Water Pollution Control
  • ENVE-8330. Solid Waste Management
  • ENVE-8340. Environmental Separation Processes
  • ENVE-8350. Water Quality Management
  • ENVE-8370. Kinetics
  • ENVE-8380. Biological Treatment of Wastewater
  • ENVE-8390. Industrial Wastewater Treatment
  • ENVE-8400. Numerical Modeling of Heat and Mass Transfer and Flow in Porous Media
  • ENVE-8420.Air Pollution Modelling
  • ENVE-8430. Occupational Hygiene and Pollution Prevention
  • ENVE-8500.Sustainability: Principles and Practices
  • ENVE-8595 MASc Graduate Seminar
  • ENVE-8900. Special Topics in Environmental Engineering
  • ENVE-8960. Major PaperENVE-8970. Thesis
  • ENVE-9595. PhD Graduate Seminar
  • ENVE-9980. Dissertation

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