The department offers Master of Science (.), Doctor of Philosophy () and Master of Engineering (.) degree programs, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma (.) program. In the . and . programs, graduate students complete course work and a project, while . students complete course work only. All graduate programs are conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Graduate student enrollment is approximately 80 students, and about half of our students are enrolled in the . program.
Dr. Crowe started as an Assistant Professor at the University of Saskatchewan in 1996 and was promoted to Associate Professor and Full Professor in 1998 and 2002, respectively. In July of 2004, he assumed the role of Head for the Department of Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering. He was recognized as the Young Engineer of the Year by the Canadian Society of Agricultural Engineering in 2002 and received the Teaching Excellence Award from the U of S College of Engineering in 2003.
Dr. Crowe is a Professional Engineer, registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan and a member of the Canadian Society of Agricultural Engineering and the American Society of Agricultural Engineers.
Dr. Crowe is the Associate Dean in the College of Graduate Studies and Research (on leave 2009-10).
The format of a thesis is also important, and it is the student's responsibility to ensure that the correct format is followed. In particular, attention should be given to matters such as title page, table of contents, abstract, list of figures, list of tables, footnotes, quotations, figure captions, table captions, references and citations, and appendices. Each department maintains certain conventions within the guidelines set out by the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (see the guidelines for thesis preparation , available on-line at the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies web site). It is suggested that previous theses from the Department be examined for guidance. While the use of the computer-based text-processing facilities is encouraged for thesis preparation, the use of such facilities do not provide license for you to depart from acceptable standards--especially with respect to the production and placement of figures and tables, headings, margin size, or the size of print.