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02 August 2017
This programme enables you to focus on developing your technical engineering skills, as well as your management skills
This programme is designed for engineering graduates wishing to enhance their capabilities in urban water design, operation and management, or engineers working in the water industry looking to enhance their knowledge and skills in this area.
Alongside the core engineering modules, you will also study two management modules taught by the Business School which will help you develop transferable professional management skills that will enhance your study experience and improve your career prospects.
It draws upon the expertise of our Centre for Water Systems, which is internationally renowned for its research into water supply and distribution systems, waste water and urban drainage systems, integrated modelling, risk and uncertainty, whole-life costing, water efficiency, catchment-based management, spatial water management, and associated areas.
The programme is highly relevant to the needs of future water engineers and will provide you with knowledge and key skills in the broad area of urban water engineering and management, equipping you to solve modern day engineering problems.
Water engineering is of significant global interest and highly trained graduates are highly sought after. Graduates can expect to take on exciting roles in consultancies, water utilities, contractors, regulatory bodies, government agencies, and international organisations following successful completion of the programme.
This programme is modular and flexible and consists of eight core engineering modules and one option module.
The core modules can include; Hydroinformatics Tools; Software Modelling; Water Supply and Distribution Management; Water Management in Developing Countries; Water and Environmental Systems; Urban Drainage and Waste Water Management; Management Concepts and Water Management Dissertation
Some examples of the optional modules are Strategic Innovation Management and Strategy
The modules listed here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand
Teaching and assessment
The programme is delivered through a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials, industrial presentations, case studies, industry visits, computer simulations, project work and a dissertation. It has particular value in developing transferable skills development including management skills, communication skills, computational techniques, data handling and analysis, problem solving, decision making and research methodology. Many of these skills will be addressed within an industrial and commercial context.