The MSc in Environmental Engineering is designed to equip students with a set of knowledge and skills which will enable them to solve a wide-range of environmental engineering challenges. The course covers municipal and toxic waste management, process emissions, contaminated land and water and waste disposal. The programme also addresses energy and resource recovery from waste materials. Cranfield has a well established reputation for its applied research in environmental subjects. The University is home to the Cranfield Water Science Institute, the largest postgraduate group specialising in the engineering and management of water in municipal, industrial and natural environments, and the £3.5m Risk Centre, a specialist Centre for research and education in strategic environmental risk appraisal, supported by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
The MSc course comprises eight assessed modules, an integrated group project and an individual project. Students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) complete the eight modules and the group project. Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) students are required to complete six of the eight modules.
The group project experience is highly valued by both students and prospective employers. It provides students with the opportunity to take responsibility for a consultancy-type project, working within agreed objectives, deadlines and budgets. For part-time students a dissertation or projects portfolio can replace the group project.
The individual thesis project, usually in collaboration with an external organisation, offers students the opportunity to develop their research capability and understanding of the subject and their ability to provide solutions to real problems in environmental engineering.
The modules include lectures and tutorials, and are assessed through examinations and assignments. There is an emphasis on analysis of real problems.
Water and Wastewater Treatment Principles
Risk Management and Reliability Engineering
Land Engineering and Water Management
Process Emissions and Control
Soil Erosion Control for Catchment Management
Pollution Prevention and Remediation Technologies
Circular Waste Management; Recycle, Recover and Dispose
Modelling Environmental Processes
Taught modules 40%, group project 20% (dissertation for part-time students), individual project 40%.
Funding opportunities exist, including industrial sponsorship, School bursaries and a number of general external schemes. For the majority of part-time students sponsorship is organised by their employers. We recommend you discuss this with your company in the first instance.
Please note that a formal offer of a place on this course must have been received before consideration can be given for funding.
On completion of this MSc, graduates have a broader network of global contacts, increased opportunities for individual specialism and a wide-range of careers as professional scientists and engineers in the environment sector.
For further information on this course, please visit our course webpage - http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/courses/masters/environmental-engineering.html
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.