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Environmental Engineering (MSc)


Cranfield University Environment and Agrifood

Full time & Part time October MSc, PgDip, PgCert One year full-time, two-three years part-time

About the course

Study an Environment MSc at Cranfield

Develop your career as an environmental engineer

Suitable for engineering, science and geography graduates, the Environmental Engineering MSc will help you develop your career as an environmental engineer. Accredited by CIWEM, CIWM, and IAgrE, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to solve a wide range of environmental engineering challenges, including municipal and toxic waste management and disposal, process emissions, contaminated land and water, waste disposal, and energy and resource recovery. Cranfield offers a unique, postgraduate-only environment, with a teaching team with extensive experience of solving real world environmental challenges.

Who is it for?

This course is designed for science, engineering, and

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Entry Requirements

Candidates must possess, or be expected to achieve, a first or second class UK Honours degree in a relevant engineering or science-based discipline, or the international equivalent of these UK qualifications. Other relevant qualifications together with industrial experience may be considered.


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Student Profile(s)

Alex Massie

Why did you choose your postgraduate course?
I had volunteered overseas before, but wanted to obtain a job in the field. In development and disaster relief it is now necessary to have an appropriate Masters qualification before you can be considered for the job and so I decided to take the course.

Describe your experience of postgraduate study at Cranfield
People who you are learning from are experienced and knowledgeable about the subject particularly with regards to the course director. The modules themselves were well designed and evidently based upon years of honing the content. I enjoyed the flexibility afforded by many of the learning tasks, and the week of practical work was excellent, though all too brief. The facilities at our disposal for study were generally excellent.

What skills are you acquiring from the study?
Whilst I had a significant understanding of the engineering elements in advance of the course, the social aspects and implications were something I had not addressed fully. Through the course I have learnt about the issues regarding communities and development, problems to look out for and methods of addressing this in the field.

What was your individual thesis project about?
My thesis was about the hygiene beliefs and practices of the Batwa tribe of central Africa, specifically in south west Uganda. I funded it entirely myself, though the major costs are air travel as living in country is usually very cheap. I was partnered with an NGO that I contacted at my own instigation as I proposed my own project. Proposing my own project gave me the flexibility to do what I wished, though it meant that I had to do all the groundwork myself.

Would you recommend the course? Why?
Yes, the experience of the lecturers and course director in particular. The extensive overseas experience of those running the course is vital for the vibrancy, success and relevance of the course and I was lucky to be able to learn from such people. I would urge anyone considering a similar course anywhere to look at the overseas experience of those running the course as well as the reputation among NGOs.

What do you most like about Cranfield?
Besides the course, the thing that attracted me to Cranfield was that it is a postgraduate only institution which means that mature students are the norm, not the exception. This means socialising is perhaps easier than in a university dominated by undergraduates.



Scholarships

Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS)

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