The MSc Environmental Engineering course provides highly employable graduates who will act as managers and leaders serving the environmental needs of the process industries.
The scale of modern industralisation has given rise to environmental problems of unprecedented complexity. This MSc examines environmental problems like toxic waste, air pollution, waste disposal, global warming, contaminated land and water. The challenge for today’s environmental engineers is to manage these problems through a high level of resource management and technological innovation.
Today’s environmental problems require innovation in improvements to manufacturing processes and in the utilisation of natural resources. Both the assessment and management of the effects of natural and human activity on the natural and built environment are examined in this course. The course demands a high level of resource management and is designed to enable graduates to work across the interface between engineering and the environment.
Students will develop: a solid understanding of existing technology and its application, and an appreciation of the economic, legal, social and ethical aspects of the problems presented skills in research, project management, problem solving and reporting the ability to communicate ideas effectively in written reports, verbally and by means of presentations to groups the ability to exercise original thought the ability to plan and undertake an individual project the ability to understand and apply the theory, method and practice of environmental engineering interpersonal communication and professional skill
Previous research projects have included: assessment of energy crops for combined heat and power systems bio-diesel process optimisation microbial Fuel Cells nanobots for contaminated land remediation metal contamination of lakes near Nottingham starch nanoparticles for water treatment renewable energy at point of consumption