MSc in Environmental Engineering


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Programme Description


Develop your Career as an Environmental Engineer!

Suitable for engineering, science and geography graduates, the Environmental Engineering MSc will help you develop your career as an environmental engineer. Accredited by CIWEM, CIWM, and IAgrE, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to solve a wide range of environmental engineering challenges, including municipal and toxic waste management and disposal, process emissions, contaminated land and water, waste disposal, and energy and resource recovery. Cranfield offers a unique, postgraduate-only environment, with a teaching team with extensive experience of solving real-world environmental challenges.

Who is it for?

This course is designed for science, engineering, and geography graduates who are passionate about the protection and improvement of environmental quality alongside enhancing the quality of human life.

You will learn principles of environmental improvements, including the protection of environmental quality at both local, landscape and global scales.

We also welcome graduates currently in employment who are keen to gain further qualifications or to pursue a career change, or an individual with other qualifications and considerable relevant experience.

Course structure

  • Eight taught modules (40%),
  • Group project or dissertation: (20%),
  • Individual research project (40%).

Informed by industry

The Environmental Engineering MSc is closely aligned with industry to ensure that you are fully prepared for your new career:

  • An Industrial Advisory Board for the programme scrutinises course content and ensures its relevance to the needs of global employers.
  • Industry practitioners contribute directly to the course by teaching alongside academics from Cranfield ensuring the relevance of course content to the professional world.
  • Sixty percent of the course is focused on applied research projects including group projects (20%) and an individual thesis project (40%); both also supported by industry and environmental sector organisations.

Future career

With the current global focus on the full range of environmental issues, graduates of this course can expect to be highly sought after by employers. Equipped with the advance knowledge and management skills to analyse processes, principles and practices essential to environmental challenges, you will have opportunities to pursue careers across a wide range of industrial and public organisations.

Some examples of the employers our graduates have gone onto to work for include: environmental consultancies (Golder, RSK, AECOM), local authorities, water utilities (Severn Trent Water, Thames Water, Veolia), remediation service providers, renewable energy companies and professional bodies (CL:AIRE, REA, CIWM).

This course will allow international students to return to their home countries having gained environmental protection knowledge and leadership skills critical for developing countries.

Entry requirements

Candidates must possess, or be expected to achieve, a first or second class UK Honours degree in a relevant engineering or science-based discipline, or the international equivalent of these UK qualifications. Other relevant qualifications together with industrial experience may be considered.

Last updated Apr. 2020

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