Postgraduate - taught prospectus

Water, Waste and Environmental Engineering, MSc

This Master’s in Water, Waste and Environmental Engineering combines solid waste management, contaminated land treatment and GIS with management of the earth's resources.

This MSc course is designed for graduates from a wide range of environmental engineering backgrounds who want to apply new sustainable strategies to increasingly complex problems. We cover the technical aspects of natural and engineering environmental systems.

Our broad approach combines science, public health and engineering. You'll develop your engineering skills and learn to design, develop and apply concepts for water and waste, considering environmental sensitivity. You will also consider planning, modelling, design, construction, operation, maintenance and control of engineered and natural water and earth resources.

Students of our MSc Water, Waste and Environmental Engineering gain the skills for career progression in areas such as desalination and water reuse, water resource engineering, hydraulics, hydrology, and environmental remediation.

Department

Engineering Science

Duration

  • 1 years full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Start month

September and January

UK/international fees

2019/2020 fees *

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2020/2021 fees

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* January 2020 starters pay the 2019/2020 fees.

Water, Waste and Environmental Engineering, MSc/1 fees

What you should know about this course

  • You study at our Medway Campus in Kent and benefit from our world-class specialist and integrated engineering laboratories
  • We have invested over £1 million across the faculty in specialised equipment to support our teaching and research.

What you will study

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About the course team

Lectures are delivered by members of the School of Engineering with relevant globally recognised specialisms in the field. Speakers from industry, government and consultancy (e.g. The Environment Agency, Arcadis, Ecologia, Remtech Ltd and SEED) deliver guest lectures each year and industry-relevant teaching sessions.

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Entry requirements

If you are

You should have:

An appropriate recognised bachelor's degree 2.2 or above in engineering (civil, chemical, mechanical, environmental, industrial and agricultural) and/or natural and physical sciences, or an equivalent qualification. 

  • Students without a first degree, but with professional and vocational experience (e.g. incorporated engineer, chartered scientist or chartered environmentalist status) may be considered if they demonstrate the potential to succeed on the course. 
  • Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

Applicants from other backgrounds may be considered. Please email the Programme Leader at fes-courseinfo@gre.ac.uk.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

Professional qualifications and Brexit

The UK's departure from the European Union may affect the professional recognition of your qualification.

How you will learn

Teaching

Our taught modules are research-informed and delivered though a mixture of interactive lectures and discussions, tutorials, field trips, and case-studies. Most modules have a practical component that relates to the theory you cover in the classroom. 

Through our collaboration with the environment industry, we offer projects which are relevant to current issues. You'll often receive direct supervision from one of our collaborators.

Class sizes

For the specialist modules, our class sizes are usually limited to 10 students in lab sessions and 25 students in lectures. This helps to create familiarity between students and staff and ensure a great learning experience.

The modules that run across several courses can have larger classes sizes, which are typically broken down into smaller groups.

Independent learning

Our courses are designed to give you the space for exploratory and independent study. You'll work towards individual and group assignments and undertake the preparation/follow-up work associated with lectures, seminars, integrative assignments and laboratory classes.

We encourage students to take advantage of a range of related extra-curricular opportunities available within the university and elsewhere.

Overall workload

If you are studying full-time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Assessment

Most modules are assessed by methods such as project work, assignments, laboratory exercises and written examinations. 

Assessment for the Environmental Engineering Research Project includes a final report/dissertation, poster, seminar presentation and oral examination.

Feedback summary

University policy is to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days of the coursework submission date. 

Examination results will be available within 28 days.

Dates and timetables

Each academic year runs from September to June. You can begin the course in September or January.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2019/2020 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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* January 2020 starters pay the 2019/2020 fees.

2020/2021 fees

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* For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Graduates will find employment opportunities as engineers, scientist and technical managers in the private sector (engineering design firms, engineering consultancy, project management, risk management and waste management), in the public sector (environmental protection engineering, regulations and standards, local government) and in non-governmental sectors (NGOs, environmental advocacy). 

You may also wish to pursue further qualifications such as a PhD to become even more specialised. 

Employers of environmental engineers include engineering consultancies (such as AECOM, Atkins, Mott MacDonald Group, Hyder), government agencies (such as Environment Agency, Scottish Environment Protection Agency) and NGOs (such as Oxfam, Engineers without Boarders, Water Aid).

Do you provide employability services?

We have a team dedicated to enhancing student employment outcomes. Our Employer Partnerships Manager develops relationships with companies to provide employment opportunities.

Other members of the team help you to develop your knowledge of job markets, produce effective CVs, cover letters and application forms, and prepare for job applications and interviews.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

The course leader has the overall responsibility for your course and will be your first point of contact.

We also allocate you a personal tutor, who you meet soon after you join the department. Their role is to support your personal and academic development and act as your point of contact for queries or problems.

Support from the department

We help new students over the first few weeks with our faculty and department induction. This covers the first week of term 1 (September) and term 2 (January). We'll also help you discover the academic and social landscape at Medway Campus.

Accommodation information

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