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Ecological Restoration

British Columbia Institute of Technology

M.Sc.
24 months
Duration
11174 CAD/year
8238 CAD/year
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About

The MSc in Ecological Restoration combines the strong technical and applied (experiential) knowledge at British Columbia Institute of Technology with SFU’s fundamental (contextual) basic science and community engagement expertise. The product is a unique joint-degree program that will fundamentally advance both the practice and science of ecological restoration.

Overview

Ecological Restoration (ER) is a scientific discipline that has recently emerged due to the increasing need to restore degraded and damaged ecosystems. Many ecosystem goods, services, and natural habitats have been severely impacted due to the cumulative impacts of previous and ongoing anthropogenic influences, including for example: urban sprawl, industrial expansion, invasive species, and contamination of soils and water resources. 

The programme

These impacts, and the need to remediate, rehabilitate, and restore habitat for threatened and endangered species, have led to the requirement for ecosystem restoration work across the province, Canada, and internationally.  Ecological Restoration is an intentional activity that initiates or accelerates recovery of an ecosystem with respect to its health, integrity, and sustainability.

This four-term, two-year (36 credit (British Columbia Institute of Technology)/units (SFU) - inclusive of a 6-credit/unit capstone project) program will produce graduates capable of using critical thinking, adaptive management, and applied research within an applied problem-solving framework. This combination of skills will be applied to the identification of factors responsible for degraded ecosystems and to the rehabilitation and restoration of ecosystem functions, while advancing the scientific knowledge of this rapidly emerging discipline.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts of Ecological Restoration and the Physical Environment
  • Planning and Monitoring for Ecological Restoration
  • Concepts of Ecological Restoration and the Biological Environment

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree in ecological restoration, ecology, plant science, animal science, soil science, environmental science, resource science (land, water, fish and wildlife, forestry), physical geography, environmental engineering, or a related program from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0/4.33 (70%; B average), or a grade point average of at least 3.33/4.33 (77%; B+ average) based on the last 60 credits/units of undergraduate courses
  • One introductory course each in ecology and statistics
  • Two upper-level courses in any combination of: biology, ecology, statistics, plant science, soil science, physical geography, etc.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11174 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5587 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8238 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4119 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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