Environmental Engineering MSc; Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules 

MSc: 12 months full time; up to 48 months part time


Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £6,000 part time *
International: full time £15,490

*Please note that the part-time fees are calculated on a pro-rata basis, and include an annual administration fee.

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

This programme provides you with advanced understanding, technical knowledge and practical skills, to enable you to follow a successful career in the environmental industries worldwide. You will be able to provide clean water, treat wastewater, manage solid waste, remediate contaminated land and control air pollution.

The programme covers the areas of:

  • mathematical and scientific analytical methods appropriate to environmental engineering and research investigations
  • engineering project management and design
  • integrated pollution prevention and control
  • management principles and business practices
  • design, construction and operations practice
  • health and safety issues

This programme is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates with an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng / BSc (Hons) degree.  The programme is also accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).


Students complete taught modules, followed by a research dissertation project. Dissertation projects may be carried out in our own well-equipped laboratories, in UK field sites, in industry or overseas.

Find out more detailed information about the programme modules.

Individual modules can be taken on a stand-alone basis as part of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

+Entrance Requirements

A minimum of a lower-second-class Honours degree, or an international equivalent, in an engineering, science, physical geography, maths or physics subject. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications if they have at least two years of relevant experience. Applicants are expected to submit a personal statement indicating why they would like to undertake the programme.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-section), TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.

Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.

Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.

+Further Information

For further information please contact:
Academic Secretary
School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7931
Email: ceg.environmentalengineering@ncl.ac.uk

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Civil Engineering.