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Environmental Engineering and Project Management MSc(Eng)

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  • Objectives
    Upon successful completion of the course students will gain * An understanding of engineering approaches to achieving environmental improvement; * An awareness of best practice techniques for process design; * A better understanding of the specialist project management skills required in a global and multi-disciplinary environmental engineering industry; * The ability to evaluate and apply new management skills in the workplace; and * The ability to integrate and apply theoretical concepts, ideas, tools and techniques in practice.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements English language requirements: * All applicants whose first language is not English, or who have not previously studied in an English speaking country for at least a year have to provide evidence of English language ability before they can register. The two international English language tests which are acceptable to the University are IELTS and TOEFL. * A minimum overall score of 6.0 is required from the IELTS test, with not less than 5.5 in listening and reading, and not less than 5.0 in speaking and writing. * From a TOEFL paper based test the requirement is a minimum score of 580, with 4.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE). From a TOEFL computer based test the requirement is a minimum score of 240, with 4.0 on the essay rating. * If your English language is does not meet the above requirements it is possible to take a pre-sessional English language course at the University prior to registration as a postgraduate student. Further information on the English language requirements and on pre-sessional English language courses run by the University can be found at the University Language Centre Webpages. Academic entry requirements: * A minimum second class honours degree in a relevant discipline. Consideration will be given to applicants with equivalent academic or professional qualifications in an engineering or natural science subject. Given the nature of the course and the broad range of skills required by professionals working in these topic areas, students with degrees from other disciplines (e.g. social sciences. economics), and students without formal qualifications but a proven track record in work, will also be considered.
  • Academic Title
    Environmental Engineering and Project Management MSc(Eng)
  • Course description
    The individual themes within this course are: Environmental Engineering and Project Management; Public Health Engineering; and Tropical Public Health Engineering.

        * Environmental Engineering and Project Management is intended for those who find themselves in management positions with little knowledge or experience of the management techniques necessary to manage the range of projects for which they have responsibilities. In addition, it is also appropriate for those people with a background in engineering management but who wish to have a better understanding of the technical aspects of the design and operation water, wastewater and solids waste facilities. Students on this Masters course may specialize in one of three areas:

        * Public Health Engineering covers in some detail the collection and treatment of water and wastewaters from primarily a UK/European perspective. The relevant legislation relating to potable and wastewaters is described and the structure, management and regulation of the UK Water Industry is outlined in detail. Students can focus on either the problems of water treatment and distribution or with wastewater collection, treatment and disposal.

        * Tropical Public Health Engineering is aimed at those developing countries for which the most important priorities are the provision of low-cost water supplies and sanitation. It is concerned with the health implications of water-related diseases and with those technologies which are best able to reduce the risks from excreta-related diseases, whilst also minimising the environmental impact of waste discharges.

    Duration
    12 months full-time; 24-60 months part-time

    School of Civil Engineering
    Staff in the School of Civil Engineering achieved a 5 rating (ratings range from 1-5*) in the recent UK Government Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). Not only does this confirm our status as one of the foremost Civil Engineering research and learning centres, it also means that our teaching staff are at the leading-edge of their field so students benefit from world-class cutting-edge learning and teaching.

    The postgraduate research programmes are operated within the Civil Engineering Research Institute (CERI), which is part of School of Civil Engineering. With a worldwide reputation for the quality and scope of its research programmes, the Institute offers a variety of research grant, contract and consultancy services; taught postgraduate courses and doctoral research programmes.

    What you study

    The following compulsory and optional models are available:

        * Project Management
        * Wastewater Engineering
        * Waste Policy
        * Environmental Law
        * Waste Minimisation and Recycling
        * Tropical Public Health
        * Natural and Waste Water Treatment and Reuse
        * Water Engineering
        * Water Resource Management
        * Landfill and Restoration
        * Industrial Wastes
        * Solid Waste Management

    Students will also undertake a dissertation and may select a topic from a range of field, laboratory, computer or literature based projects, or may prose a topic of their choice. In all cases a member of academic staff will be assigned as a supervisor for the project.

    (As a fast moving area these options are liable to change so for up to date information please contact us directly).

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