A series of core modules that run throughout the year will develop your knowledge in a wide range of topics.
You’ll explore the diversion of organic wastes from landfill and how energy is recovered from them, as well as water supply systems, the challenges of water resource management and the different landfill, mechanical-biological and thermal treatment options available for solid waste.
You’ll also consider wastewater treatment, solid waste management and issues such as controlling emissions. The ways in which legislation is used to protect the environment and the role of public health engineers are also among the topics you’ll cover.
Over the summer months, you’ll work with your supervisor to complete your independent research project which is one of the most satisfying elements of this course. It’s a chance for you to demonstrate the knowledge and skills you’ve gained, focusing on a real-world problem that explores your specific interests and/or relates to your career ambitions.
Example projects by Environmental Engineering and Project Management MSc students have included:
Potential impacts of climate change on wastewater treatment
Membrane bioreactors for industrial applications
The use of recycled glass in wastewater treatment
Settlement of activated sludge and the influence of ballasted settlement aids
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Environmental Engineering and Project Management MSc (Eng) in the course catalogue
Water Resource Management
Indoor and Urban Air Quality
Advanced Wastewater Management
Solid Waste Management
Groundwater Pollution and Contaminated Land
Circular Economy and Resource Recovery from Waste
Project and Asset Management
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Learning and teaching
Our groundbreaking research feeds directly into teaching, and you’ll have regular contact with staff who are at the forefront of their disciplines. You’ll have regular contact with them through lectures, seminars, tutorials, small group work and project meetings.
Throughout your studies, you’ll also benefit from a structured support system, with a personal tutor who will offer help and advice about your approach to studying and how to become adept at independent learning.
Independent study is also important to the programme, as you develop your problem-solving and research skills as well as your subject knowledge.
You’ll benefit from using our specialist facilities, such as our public health laboratories with separate areas for solid waste, water and wastewater, and a class II microbiology lab and clean room. We have all the specialist software you’ll need for your programme. Plus, you’ll have access to a dedicated study suite for Masters students.
The Programme Leader, Dr. Marco-Felipe King is a lecturer in Building Engineering and Infection Transmission. His research spans from computational fluid dynamics of bio aerosols to mathematical modelling and quantitative microbial risk assessment.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
You’ll be assessed using a range of techniques including case studies, technical reports, presentations, in-class tests, assignments and exams.