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  • Objectives
    Many people are concerned about the state of the environment. Learning how to design cleaner processes that reduce the impact of industry on the environment could enable you in your future career to make a real difference to the world for future generations. You could work as a process engineer where your practice would be enhanced by taking more environmentally sound decisions, as an environmental engineer or manager in a manufacturing or waste treatment company, a researcher into more sustainable technologies in a university or commercial research laboratory, an environmental consultant or as an environmental regulator for an organisation such as the Environment Agency.
  • Entry requirements
    The course is for you if you want to make a positive difference to the environment by learning about the technology that can be used to deal with the environmental impacts of industry without losing profitability. It is ideal for new graduates just embarking on their career, or scientists and engineers who have been working for a few years and wish to develop their career in this direction.
  • Academic Title
    Environmental Technology MSc
  • Course description
    Course description

    If you are concerned about today's environmental problems and the impact we are having on the world for future generations you could use your career to make a real difference.  This course teaches you about the technology of environmental protection and sustainability.  The skills you learn will help you to solve some of the pressing environmental problems caused by industry.

    -You will learn about ecosystems to inform your approach to the design of manufacturing systems and look at the technology that could reduce the amount of waste produced by industry.
    -You will consider ways of preventing pollution escaping into the environment.
    -You will study how to design, monitor and model waste treatment and pollution abatement processes.
    -You will consider the environmental regulation of industry and management systems.

    What are the benefits to students?

    -You will learn how to make a real difference by creating a healthier and safer environment
    -You gain a qualification from a first class University with an excellent reputation amongst employers
    -Your qualification will be internationally recognised enabling you to work all over the world
    -Teaching is provided by world-class experts in the field and you can benefit from their know-how and experience
    -You will gain many other skills to make you more employable such as report writing, data analysis and the ability to make presentations
    -There is the flexibility to choose whether you study for an MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or even a single Unit as a stand alone short course

    Module details
    The course can be studied full-time or part-time.

    -The amount of effort required by a student is measured in credits.  An MSc requires the completion of 180 credits, a Diploma 120 credits and the Certificate 60 credits.
    -The MSc course has two segments, the taught part followed by a research project.  You study six 15 credit Units and the 30 credit Unit on Research Training Techniques and Methodology.  Following the successful completion of the taught part you go on to complete the 60 credit dissertation project (total 180 credits).
    -The Postgraduate Diploma requires successful completion of six 15 credit Units plus the 30 credit Unit on Research Training Techniques and Methodology (total 120 credits).
    -The Postgraduate Certificate requires successful completion of four 15 credit Units (total 60 credits).

    Each of the individual Units is available to study as a shorter training course - a great way to learn new skills and enhance your professional development.

    The Units are:

    -Environmental Systems and Impact Management (15 credits)
    -Sustainability, Resources and Waste (15 credits)
    -Aqueous Systems Technology (15 credits)
    -Aerial Emissions Avoidance and Abatement (15 credits)
    -Eco-Design and Green Chemistry (15 credits)
    -Solid Waste Management and Valorisation (15 credits)
    -Research Training Techniques and Methodology (30 credits)
    -Dissertation Project (60 credits)

    Scholarships and bursaries
    Self-funded United Kingdom and European Union students enrolling for the MSc course may apply to the School for a Scholarship to cover 50% of their fees.

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