Masters degrees in Environmental Engineering equip postgraduates with the skills to efficiently discover, excavate and distribute natural resources for industry and household use.
Taught MSc courses are typical for the field, though research oriented MRes and MPhil programmes may be available at some institutions. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Civil Engineering or Environmental Studies.
Courses in this field focus on the holistic design, production and management of complex environmental and technological systems for populations on regional, national and international scales.
The field is highly dynamic, investigating topics from the mining of precious materials and fossil fuels, to the development of renewable energy resources and sustainability of smart energy systems.
You may also explore the processes for waster and water management in urbanised and rural populations, including dealing with flooding and draining. On the same hand, you could also investigate ways to resolve climate change, or manage natural disasters and environmental crisis.
Careers could include charity work and public policy, frontline engineering and project management, or roles within utilities and commercial companies.
Application period/deadline: November 1, 2017 - January 24, 2018
• Multidisciplinary studies combine process engineering to environmental engineering
• The programme provides skills to solve environmental problems and challenges
• Programme’s industry-branch-independent, phenomena-based approach provides excellent skills in different areas of environmental engineering
This international 2-year master’s programme concentrates on energy production systems and cleaner production methods and on sustainable technologies. The programme will give you relevant skills and core knowledge of the latest technologies, tools, and methods of the field, such as:
• Sustainable technologies related to energy systems and cleaner production methods
• Abilities to control, optimize, design and develop industrial environmental processes
• Tools in controlling and reducing harmful environmental effects
• Methods for water and waste water treatment, water resources and water engineering
The programme has two options for specialization fully available in English:
• Energy Systems and Cleaner Production, and
• Water Engineering.
These study options provide knowledge on how to manage environmental issues with an industry-branch-independent, phenomena-based approach in energy production and water engineering, protection and restoration of natural environments, and in water and waste water processes by application of proper production methods, tools, and technologies.
The programme educates environmental engineers with skills to solve environmental problems and challenges, both locally and globally, in areas rich in natural resources of high economic value contained in an ecologically sensitive nature.
The graduates will have knowhow for scientific and applied work both in industry and academia. The graduates are able to work in different environment related business sectors, in local and regional public administration, as well as environmental authorities or research institutes.
Possible job titles include:
• Chemical process designer
• Environmental engineer
• Plant engineer
• Development manager
• Production manager
Students applying for the programme must possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a suitable field of engineering, e.g. in environmental, process, chemical, or civil engineering.
For all enquiries, please refer to our enquiry form: http://www.oulu.fi/university/admissions-contact
This course provides consultants, operators, regulators and managers with the professional skills and training to contribute to the provision of environmentally sound and economically sustainable systems in the fields of clean water supply, wastewater treatment, and the management of solid waste, including wastes from the oil industry.
It is intended for those who find themselves in management positions with little experience of the techniques necessary to manage the range of projects for which they have responsibilities, or people with a background in management who feel they lack up-to-date technical knowledge in the rapidly changing field of environmental engineering.
You’ll build your knowledge of key issues such as water resource, solid waste or health management. Taught by experts in a research-intensive environment, you’ll gain an insight into the latest developments in this exciting field and prepare to meet the challenges they bring.
You’ll study a broad programme informed by an employers’ group and our Industrial Advisory Board, ensuring that we equip you with the skills you need in the modern engineering industry.
You’ll also benefit from using our specialist facilities, such as our public health labs 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, and you’ll have access to a dedicated study suite for Masters students.
This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree.
This course is also accredited by EUR-ACE, the European quality label for engineering degree programmes at Bachelor and Master level.
A series of core modules that run throughout the year will develop your knowledge of 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 also research a topic of your choice in environmental engineering and project management – this independent research project will demonstrate your skills, and could even lay the groundwork for your future career specialism.
Want to find out more about your modules?
Take a look at the Environmental Engineering and Project Management module descriptions for more detail on what you will study.
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.
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 be assessed using a range of techniques including case studies, technical reports, presentations, in-class tests, assignments and exams. Optional modules may also use alternative assessment methods.
The dissertation project is one of the most satisfying elements of this course. It allows you to apply what you’ve learned to a piece of research focusing on a real-world problem, and it can be used to explore and develop your specific interests.
Project by students in MSc Environmental Engineering and Project Management have included:
A proportion of projects are formally linked to industry, and may include spending time at the collaborator’s site over the summer.
This programme will equip you with a variety of knowledge and skills that are in demand from a number of professions.
Graduates are likely to work for consulting and contracting engineers, water companies, utility companies and regulators as well as other environment-related companies. Previous graduates have gone to work in a range of roles for companies such as Veolia Water, Lilongwe Water Board, Enviro Care India Pvt. Ltd and a range of national and governmental bodies in countries worldwide.