Environmental Engineering MSc

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Qualification:MSc
Qualification name:Environmental Engineering
Duration:1 year full-time
Entry requirements:2.1 (Upper 2nd class honours degree or international equivalent)
Including:Engineering
Excluding:Non Science / Engineering qualifications
Other requirements:Applicants with a high 2.2 (lower second class honours degree or international equivalent) with substantial work experience may be considered.
IELTS:6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)
Start date:September
Campus:University Park Campus

Course Overview

The MSc Environmental Engineering course provides highly employable graduates who will act as leaders and managers serving the environmental needs of the process industries. The programme examines environmental problems like toxic waste, air pollution, waste disposal, energy efficiency, contaminated land and water and equips graduates with a high level competency in process engineering design, environmental assessment, resource management and technological innovation.

The course offers to students with BEng, BSc or non-accredited engineering degrees the skills required to be eligible for Chartered Engineer status.

This course is also taught at the University of Nottingham's Malaysia Campus.

Key facts

  • Offering a unique combination of engineering skills, the department provides a strong and dynamic learning environment with close links between research and teaching.
  • Relevance to industry is a strong feature of the department, with a high proportion of teaching staff being chartered engineers and/or having relevant industrial experience, as well as ongoing research links to industry.
  • Many of the projects carried out are sponsored by industry, and industrial sponsorship has been obtained over the years to help improve facilities.

Course Details

The course follows a modular structure, with students completing 180 credits over a 12-month period. Students who take 70 credits of core modules, 20 credits of optional modules, a 30-credit development project providing skills in advanced design practice and a 60-credit summer project which develops skills in research.

Students will develop:

  • important skills in harmonising the activities of industry and business with the protection and enhancement of the environment
  • the ability the evaluate the significance of environmental hazards, advise on treatment and containment, and develop the technologies and regulations that help prevent and contain accidents
  • a solid understanding of existing technologies, and an appreciation of the economic, legal, social and ethical aspects of the environmental challenges
  • skills in research, project management, problem solving and reporting, as well as exercising original thought.
  • the ability to plan and undertake a research project

The MSc Environmental Engineering is taught on a full-time basis over one year, commencing in September.

Most applicants have an engineering first degree, and the most common include environmental and/or chemical engineering.

Funding

The fees for this course can be found on our tuition fees webpage.

Faculty of Engineering Postgraduate Scholarships

UK/EU Students

The Graduate School website at The University of Nottingham provides more information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

For further information on funding for specific postgraduate courses, please feel free to contact the department, or visit the faculty's funding web pages.

International and EU students

The University of Nottingham offers a range of masters scholarships for international and EU students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study.

Applicants must receive an offer of study before applying for our scholarships. Applications for 2016 entry scholarships will open in late 2015. Please note the closing dates of any scholarships you are interested in and make sure you submit your masters course application in good time so that you have the opportunity to apply for them.

The International Office also provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, external sources of funding and working during your studies.

Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.

Careers

The growing recognition of the need for environmental protection has generated a high demand for good quality environmental engineers. The career options for environmental engineers align closely with those of chemical engineers, with specific roles and focus on environmental issues and aspects. This course equips students with skills suitable to a wide range of careers within UK and international companies and organisations, including, petrochemicals, foods, pollution protection, nanotechnology, academic research, consultancy, management and finance. 

This programme will also provide a strong foundation should you decide to continue your studies to PhD level and to pursue a research career.

This masters course will equip you for the following careers:

  • Project engineers
  • Design engineers
  • Operations engineers
  • Development engineers
  • Engineering consultants
  • Environmental consultants
  • Research and development

Career Prospects and Employability

The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field . Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from  careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential.

Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.

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Contact

Graduate Admissions
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham
NG7 2RD
t:   +44 (0)115 748 4046
 
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