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
Average starting salary and career progression
In 2014, 97% of postgraduates in the Engineering Faculty who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £28,738 with the highest being £40,000.*
*Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
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.