University of Greenwich

Water, Waste and Environmental Engineering with Industrial Practice MSc

Our Master's in Water, Waste and Environmental Engineering with Industrial Practice is ideal for graduates seeking roles in sectors such as water resource engineering and waste management.

This course gives you the skills to design and develop new concepts for water and waste that are environmentally friendly. It combines science, public health and engineering, so you will develop the skills to cover the technical elements of natural and engineering environmental systems. You'll also learn to handle the full delivery process of engineered and natural water and earth resources, from the planning and design stage to construction and maintenance.

Our two-year course is aimed at graduates from environmental engineering backgrounds who want to apply sustainability strategies to complex problems. It will also suit those wishing to develop their careers in fields around environmental engineering - from water reuse to desalination - or in related commercial enterprise. The course includes a project and a one-year internship with a related employer in the field, allowing you to put your learning into practice and gain vital career skills.

  • Ideal for graduates looking to apply new sustainable strategies to increasingly complex problems in environmental engineering.
  • You are responsible for securing your placement (with our help). But if this is not completed, you can still graduate with an award without industrial practice.
  • This course is taught at our Medway Campus in Kent

Career Prospects

Will I have a work placement?

The industrial placement lasts approximately one year. This is an opportunity to put into practice the knowledge and experience you've gained during the first year of the master's course plus any previous study or experience. You'll be able to engage with current industrial systems, processes and practices, which contribute to your professional development as a manager in the engineering sector.

Our Faculty Employability Team provides support and guidance. We work with a organisation that specialises in helping students to secure an industrial placement. However, it is your responsibility to secure the placement for your second year. This could be with a local or international employer in a relevant industrial sector.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

You'll gain the skills to progress in environmental engineering, desalination and water reuse, water resources engineering, hydraulics and hydrology, environmental fluid hydraulics, environmental remediation, waste management and other specialities valued in the private and public sectors.

Do you provide employability services?

We have a team dedicated to enhancing student employment outcomes. This includes an Employer Partnerships Manager, who works with companies to provide placement and employment opportunities.

Our team will also help you understand the jobs market, produce effective CVs,and prepare for a graduate job and placement applications in your final year

Course Details

Year 1

Compulsory modules.
Environmental Engineering and Sustainability (15 credits)
Information Technologies for Environmental Engineering (15 credits)
Individual Research Project (60 credits)
Research, Planning and Communication (15 credits)
Academic English for Postgraduates (Engineering)
Waste Management and Remediation Technology (15 credits)
Desalination and Water Reuse (15 credits)
Development Engineering for Water and Sanitation (15 credits)
Water and Wastewater Engineering (15 credits)

Optional modules
Hydrosystems Engineering and Management (15 credits)
Strategy & Management (15 credits)

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Individual Research Project (60 credits)
Industrial Practice (60 credits)

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