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The aims of the programme include to develop the intellectual, practical, and professional skills of students in the critical acquisition, analysis, interpretation and understanding of environmental engineering principles and issues in preparation for:

  • a career in the environmental, consultancy, regulatory, management, and engineering industry
  • a position of leadership early in that career
  • further study
  • life-long learning and an appreciation of the value of Environmental Engineering to a sustainable society

Course Structure

As well as compulsory and optional modules, the programme includes a research project which leads to a report (PgDip) or thesis (MSc) submission. Typically students complete 60CATS worth of modules per semester.

Core Modules:

  • Land & Water Quality (20 CATS)
  • Engineering Hydrology & Hydrogeology (20 CATS)
  • Assessment of Environmental Impacts (20 CATS)
  • Computer Modelling of Contaminants (20 CATS)
  • Thesis Project (60 CATS) (MSc route)

Elective Modules:

  • GIS & Spatial Analysis (20 CATS)
  • Project Management, Planning and Control (20 CATS)
  • Sustainable Rural Economics and Policy (20 CATS)
  • Advances in Environmental Engineering (20 CATS)

Note: the availability of elective modules in a given academic year will be subject to sufficient numbers of students (typically >6) enrolling in respective modules.

Assessment

Assessments associated with the course are outlined below:

  • Written examination
  • Continuous assessment

Learning and Teaching

The programme is delivered as a combination of lectures, tutorials, site visits and field/laboratory practicals as well as individual and group-based self-directed study.

Career Prospects

The programme provides a suitable background for careers in environmental engineering, monitoring, management and consultancy, and it establishes a basis for interdisciplinary research to a higher level. Past graduates have found employment with a wide range of employers, eg environment regulatory agencies, civil engineering and specialist contractors as well as engineering and environmental consultancies in the UK, Ireland and abroad.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/sgc/careers/

Professional Accreditations

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) undergraduate first degree.

Entrance requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a relevant Engineering/Science discipline, e.g. Civil Engineering. Applicants must also demonstrate sufficient mathematical background (a minimum of A-level standard or equivalent) however undergraduate courses with a high mathematical content, e.g. Statistics, will be considered on a case-by case-basis.

A 2.1 Honours degree or above, or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, is required for those with an insufficient mathematical background.

Applicants with qualifications below 2.2 Honours degree standard (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) will be considered on a case-by case-basis.

Professional Qualifications may be considered alongside extensive relevant professional experience.

The University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy provides guidance on the assessment of experiential learning (RPEL).

International Students

For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.

How to Apply

Apply using the online Postgraduate Applications Portal go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.


Visit the Environmental Engineering (MSc) page on the Queen’s University Belfast website for more details!

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