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Newcastle University: Environmental Engineering

Institution Newcastle University View institution profile
Department School of Engineering
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Study type Taught


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 create the infrastructure, technologies and policies. They are at the heart of a healthy sustainable society. You will study how to apply scientific and engineering principles to protect the environment and public health.

You'll learn how to: provide clean water, treat wastewater, manage solid waste remediate pollution from mining, industrial and agricultural activities control air pollution design appropriate environmental engineering interventions in low, middle and high income countries

We have a global outlook and seek to train engineers to work anywhere in the world. We also want to incorporate the global imperatives of climate change and the circular economy into your thinking and design.

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

Several modules incorporate extensive laboratory practical experience. These will be carried out through small group teaching or via alternative online video demonstrations in our labs.

Delivery: You will be required to complete a total of 180 credits throughout the course, including 120 credits in semesters 1 and 2 with 60 credits as part of a dissertation project in the third semester. You will be taught through a combination of: lectures tutorials practical classes online materials coursework tasks with individual feedback site visits and field trips

You will study a variety of taught modules, and work closely with academic mentors throughout the year on an environmental engineering design challenge, followed by a research dissertation project.

Practical training, industrial site visits and field trips are an integral part of the course.

Accreditation: 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).

Facilities: 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.

These include: Chemical and Biological Research Laboratories Geotechnics and Structures Research Laboratories Water hydraulics Laboratory Computing Laboratory


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A Global Top 125 university (QS World University Rankings 2023), Newcastle University is dedicated to excellence, creativity and innovation, pioneering solutions that can change our world.

Through world-class research it tackles some of the biggest challenges facing society globally, leading in its key strengths of ageing and health, data, energy, cities, culture and creative arts. The UK’s Research Excellence Framework 2021 assessed its research as world-leading with outstanding impact.

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