By choosing from among the broad range of options available on this course, you will gain an advanced and comprehensive introduction to the specialist environmental engineering skills now required by an engineer in the minerals industries. On completion of this course, you will possess the complementary engineering skills that are vital to environmental monitoring and control across the wide ranging exploration, planning, production, processing and remediation activities of the minerals industry.
This course has been designed to meet the demand for postgraduates with an understanding of the statutory demand and economic needs for the mining, quarrying and oil industries to conduct all phases of their operations in an environmentally acceptable manner.
MSc Environmental and Resource Engineering
-This course is supported by The Centre for the Environment (CfE), which provides a focus to develop inter-disciplinary approaches to environmental teaching and research within the University.
-The School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering offers world-class research and training specifically aimed at understanding how to meet the world’s constantly growing demand for energy, water and raw materials, whilst simultaneously protecting the environment.
-Offering a unique combination of engineering skills, the School provides a strong and dynamic environment with close links between research and teaching.
-This course draws on three major areas of research activity within the School: cleaner production, processing and use of resources; new ways to recover, recycle and re-use wastes and end-of-life materials; and pollution prevention and control.
-All the School’s courses have been rated 'excellent' in teaching quality by outside assessment
As well as taking core modules, you will have the opportunity to specialise and focus your interests through the selection of optional modules – this is particularly useful as you become more aware of your potential career development.
Please note that all module details are subject to change. For more details see the School webpages.
Over the summer period towards the end of the course, you will complete a dissertation / project on a subject of your choice. This is an opportunity to complete a major piece of independent research under the guidance of a suitable supervisor.
Many of the projects undertaken on this course attract industrial sponsorship and reflect the requirements of industry. These projects will help you develop vital skills in research, project management, problem solving and reporting.
The MSc in Environmental and Resource Engineering is taught on a full-time basis over one year, commencing in October.
You will need to complete a total of 180 credits to pass the course – 120 credits’ worth of taught modules and a 60-credit dissertation.
The course utilises an integrated educational approach in which lectures, example classes, laboratories and information technology form key elements.
We also offer a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental and Resource Engineering.