MSc in Environmental Engineering


Programme Description


The underlying principle underpinning the Environmental Engineering MSc is to teach advanced scientific and engineering principles to promote sustainable development and improve environmental quality. The course aims to achieve this by providing the student with sound theoretical and practical multidisciplinary state-of-the-art knowledge that will enable them to apply an integrated cross-disciplinary approach towards solving a wide range of environmental engineering problems, such as risk management, municipal and toxic waste management, contaminated land and wastewater disposal and an understanding of energy and resource recovery. Students will gain a greater understanding of environmental engineering solutions with a global perspective.

Who is it for?

This course targets those who wish to develop a career using engineering principles to apply a holistic approach to environmental protection, covering a range of application sectors. Student backgrounds include:

  • Science, engineering, geography or related subject graduates keen to pursue careers in environmental or waste management.
  • Graduates currently in employment keen to extend their qualifications or to pursue a career change.
  • Individuals with other qualifications but who possess considerable relevant experience.

Course structure

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

Informed by industry

Our annual industry advisory panel engages with external stakeholders to develop the curriculum design and ensure currency of the course content.

Sponsorship and support for individual thesis projects from employers provide professional experience and development opportunities for students.

Future career

On completion, graduates have a broader network of global contacts, increased opportunities for individual career development across a wide range of careers as professional scientists and engineers in the environment sector.

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 November 2019

About the School

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