Postgraduate

Environmental Engineering MSc

Environmental Engineering MSc

Full time: 12 months, part time: up to 48 months
CPD modules available

Profile

The Environmental Engineering MSc provides you with the advanced understanding, technical knowledge and practical skills required to enable you to develop a successful career in the environmental industries worldwide.

We are currently enhancing our taught programmes to:

  • provide more industrial context
  • offer more flexibility and choice
  • deliver an enhanced educational experience

You will be able to view full details of our 2020 modules on offer for this course in mid May.

If you have any queries in the meantime, please email SoE.LT@ncl.ac.uk

Video:Staff and students introduce you to environmental engineering at Newcastle

About this course

Environmental Engineers apply scientific and engineering principles to protect the environment and public health. This comprehensive course enables you to:

  • provide clean water
  • treat wastewater, manage solid waste
  • remediate contaminated land
  • control air pollution

This course provides students from diverse backgrounds advanced training in:

  • the theory and practice of investigative methods appropriate to environmental engineering
  • core concepts from the physical, chemical and biological sciences. These underpin pollution control technologies and environmental stewardship
  • environmental engineering design principles and project management
  • cross-cutting issues and appropriate technologies in developing countries
  • communication skills and professional development
  • health and safety issues

This well-respected course has been running since 1963. Its rich history of teaching and research assure the quality of the experience for today’s students. More than 1000 alumni from our course are now working across the world, several in senior governmental, academic and scientific positions.

Delivery

You will study a variety of taught modules followed by a research dissertation project. Practical training, industrial site visits and field trips are an integral part of the course.

Dissertation projects are carried out in our own well-equipped laboratories and pilot-scale research facilities. They can also be undertaken at industrial or overseas field research sites.

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Student Profile

After my undergraduate program in Chemical Engineering, I asked myself if I could contribute to solving present technical challenges in my field based on the knowledge I had gained; my ‘yes’ to this question didn’t convince me. I had some doubts and unanswered questions. At this point, it was crystal clear that I needed further training to develop expertise in my chosen field.

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Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2020 entry

Module changes

Course content changes 

The information above is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Optional module availability

Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

Careers

Curious about what our graduates have gone on to do? Find out about opportunities they’ve pursued, and how we can help you develop your career.

Graduate destinations

Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service will help you to explore your options and make informed choices to achieve your career goals.

Work experience

Work experience placements are a great way to develop relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.

Find out about paid and unpaid work experience options and other ways you can add to your degree.

Fees & Funding

2020-2021 fees

The fees displayed here are per year.

MSc

UK

Full time: £10,950
Part time: £5,475*

EU

Full time: £10,950
Part time: £5,475* 

*per year for the first two years of study

International

Full time: £23,400

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2020 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in subjects such as:

  • engineering
  • science
  • physical geography
  • maths
  • physics

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. 

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English course.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be offering our Pre-sessional courses online only from June to September 2020.

How to Apply

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step-by-step guide can help you on your way.

You need to submit a personal statement with your application. This should highlight why you would like to undertake the course.

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.