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.
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.
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.
This course 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 course is also accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Quality and RankingQuality and Ranking
We rank in the top 150 for Civil and Structural Engineering - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019
The School of Engineering has an exceptional range of laboratories equipped with a wide range of analytical instrumentation supporting our research, teaching and contract research projects.
- Chemical and Biological Research Laboratories
- Geotechnics and Structures Research Laboratories
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Newcastle University's Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering delivers a range of CPD modules related to environmental engineering.
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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 2018 entry
Compulsory modulesCompulsory modules
- CEG8101 Core Concepts in Environmental Engineering
- CEG8102 Introduction to Practical Hydraulics
- CEG8103 Water Supply and Treatment
- CEG8104 Wastewater Engineering
- CEG8105 Solid Waste Management
- CEG8107 Environmental Engineering for Developing Countries
- CEG8108 Environmental Engineering Design and Project Management
- CEG8110 Project Skills and Professional Development
- CEG8198 MSc Project and Dissertation in Environmental Engineering
- CEG8405 Air Pollution
Optional modulesOptional modules
You will take 10 credits from the following:
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.
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Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per year. If your studies last longer than a year your fee maybe subjected to an annual inflationary increase.
Full time: £10,620
Part time: £5,310*
Full time: £10,620
Part time: £5,310*
*per year for the first two years of study
Full time: £22,710
Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.
EU students starting at Newcastle in 2019 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
A 2:2 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in subjects such as:
- physical geography
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.
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Pre-sessional English Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 1 sub-skill at a minimum of 5.0 and 3 sub-skills at a minimum of 5.5, including writing)
You can study our Pre-sessional English course at the INTO Newcastle Centre.
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.
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.
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.