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The MSc Environmental Engineering is aimed at students who have an interest in environmental engineering but initially undertook a more mainstream undergraduate programme. It is ideal for those who want to specialise in environmental engineering after graduating from their undergraduate degree or after working in the environmental engineering field. The syllabus covers a number of traditional subjects which you can choose from, such as air pollution, contaminated land and water treatment. The compulsory part of the programme concentrates on developing and improving research, teamwork and communication skills in a context relevant to environmental engineers.

Course structure

You will take a mixture of module choices from a restricted list of traditional environmental engineering subjects and from free choice options from across the campus, enabling you to build your own multidisciplinary syllabus. You will also be required to complete a Group Design Project with relevance to environmental engineering. You must pass all the components in the autumn and spring semesters, comprising 120 credits, to progress to the final stage of the MSc Individual Research Project. The MSc Individual Research Project is worth 60 credits and occupies the entire summer semester.

Modules

Typical core modules:

  • Group Design Project
  • MSc Research Project
  • Research Planning

Typical optional modules:

  • Advanced Environmental Assessment
  • Air Pollution or Air Pollution 2
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Contaminated Land
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Power Generation and Carbon Capture
  • Water Treatment or Water Treatment Engineering
  • Free choice*

*Students may choose modules from any other course provided it is approved by the programme director.

Entry Requirements

An upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent) in engineering or science subjects.

Applicants must have graduated from an approved university. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each element)
  • TOEFL (iBT): 79 (minimum 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking)
  • PTE (Academic): 55 (with no less than 51 in each element)

IELTS and TOEFL test results must be less  than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test

Career opportunities

MSc Environmental Engineering graduates are well suited for careers in companies hiring environmental consultants or in-house environmental experts in order to stay ahead of environmental restrictions and legislation.

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