Environmental Engineering

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MSc Environmental Engineering

Open to applications

MSc Environmental Engineering and Business Management

Open to applications

Key information

Start date: October 2018
CampusSouth Kensington
ECTS: 90 credits

Duration
1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Applications for 2018

Open to applications for 2018 entry
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Overview

This course provides training in all aspects of the supply of clean water, the control of pollution and the protection of public health, waste water treatment, air pollution control and solid waste management. The problems of both industrialised and less developed countries are addressed in detail.

A close collaboration exists with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Water Research Centre. The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management meets regularly at the College, and students are encouraged to attend these meetings.

All of our MSc courses are career-orientated and cover both theoretical background and practical design considerations. Lectures are given mainly by full-time staff but important contributions are made by visiting professors and guest lecturers who are eminent industrialists.

Many of our students continue their studies to undertake research towards a PhD.

Part-time study

All of our MSc courses are also offered on a part-time basis with an attendance requirement of two days per week over two years.

Study programme

All of our MSc courses last one calendar year, comprising two terms of taught examinable material followed by a research dissertation. A study tour is also a compulsory part of the course.

Professional accreditation

Our MSc in Environmental Engineering is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM), which includes:

  • Chartered Institution of Highway and Transportation (CIHT)
  • Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE)
  • Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)

Our accreditation agreement with members of the Joint Board of Moderators is renewed every five years.

The current accreditation agreement is due to be renewed for students starting their studies in the 2021–22 academic year. The Department expects to be accredited into the future.

Professional accreditation

This Master's degree is quadruple accredited by the following organisations:

The current accreditation agreements are due to be renewed for students starting their studies in the 2020–21 academic year. The Department expects to be accredited into the future.

Structure

Modules shown are for the current academic year, and are subject to change depending on your year of entry.

Structure

Environmental Engineering stream

Core modules

You take all of the core modules below.

  • Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Air Pollution Control
  • Chemistry for Environmental Engineers
  • Containment Engineering
  • Contaminated Land and Groundwater
  • Design Project Environmental
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • Environmental Management and Decision Making
  • Environmental Management in Developing Countries
  • Hydroinformatics
  • Mathematical and Statistical Modelling
  • Microbiology for Environmental Engineering
  • Research Dissertation
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Study Tour
  • Urban Hydrology and Urban Drainage
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Supply and Distribution

Business Management stream

Core modules

You take all of the core modules below.

  • Air Pollution Control
  • Business Environments and Construction Law
  • Chemistry for Environmental Engineering
  • Contaminated Land and Groundwater
  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics
  • Environmental Management and Decision Making
  • Environmental Management in Developing Countries
  • Hydroinformatics
  • Innovation in Civil Engineering
  • Mathematical and Statistical Modelling
  • Microbiology for Environmental Engineering
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Project Management
  • Research Dissertation
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Urban Hydrology and Urban Drainage
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Supply and Distribution

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

  • Anonymous feedback evaluations
  • Blackboard Learn (VLE)
  • Field data collection and overseas research
  • Group coursework
  • Group exercises
  • Individual research project
  • Lectures
  • Online assignments and coursework
  • Practical laboratories
  • Seminars and Workshops
  • Site Visits
  • Tutorials

Assessment methods

  • Group coursework assignments
  • Group projects and presentations
  • Individual coursework assignments
  • Laboratory practicals
  • Research dissertation and poster
  • Written examinations

Tuition fees and funding

The level of tuition fees you pay is based on your fee status, which we assess based on UK government legislation.

For more information on the funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees (Home and EU students)

2018 entry
Full-time £12,500
Part-time £6,250 per year*

* Please note that the tuition fee amount you will pay may increase each year.

Fees are charged by year of entry to the College and not year of study.

Except where otherwise indicated, the fees for students on courses lasting more than one year will increase annually by an amount linked to inflation, including for part-time students on modular programmes. The measure of inflation used will be the Retail Price Index (RPI) value in the April of the calendar year in which the academic session starts e.g. the RPI value in April 2019 will apply to fees for the academic year 2019–2020. 

 

Tuition fees (Overseas and Islands students)

2018 entry
Full-time £30,000
Part-time £15,000 per year*

* Please note that the tuition fee amount you will pay may increase each year.

Fees are charged by year of entry to the College and not year of study.

Except where otherwise indicated, the fees for students on courses lasting more than one year will increase annually by an amount linked to inflation, including for part-time students on modular programmes. The measure of inflation used will be the Retail Price Index (RPI) value in the April of the calendar year in which the academic session starts e.g. the RPI value in April 2019 will apply to fees for the academic year 2019–2020. 

 

Postgraduate Master's loan

If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,280 from the UK government. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

There are a number of external organisations also offer awards for Imperial students, find out more about non-Imperial scholarships.

Accommodation and living costs

Living costs, including accommodation, are not included in your tuition fees.

You can compare costs across our different accommodation options on our Accommodation website.

A rough guide to what you might expect to spend to live in reasonable comfort in London is available on our Fees and Funding website.

Admissions

We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

For advice on the requirements for the qualifications listed here please contact the Department (details at the bottom of this page).

We also accept a wide range of international qualifications. If the requirements for your qualifications are not listed here, please see our academic requirements by country page for guidance on which qualifications we accept.

Admissions

Minimum academic requirement

Our minimum requirement is at least a 2.1 UK Honour's degree in civil engineering, natural sciences, earth sciences or a numerate discipline.

Additionally, an A-level in Mathematics at grade B is required.

Relevant industrial/professional experience may also be considered.

International qualifications

The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification. 

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College.

If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English language requirement (all applicants)

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the standard College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

How to apply

All applicants must apply online.

You can usually apply for up to two courses, although your second choice will only be considered if your first-choice application is unsuccessful.

Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but popular courses close when they are full, so you should apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.

Offer holders will need to pay a deposit to secure your place. This will be deducted from the balance of your tuition fees.

For full details on the online application process, or to start your application, please visit the How to Apply section of our website.

ATAS certificate

An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.

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