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.