Environmental Engineering students

MSc Environmental Engineering

MSc Environmental Engineering and Business Management

MSc Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development – suspended for 2016 entry

 
Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Start date: October 2016
LocationSouth Kensington
ECTS: 90 credits
 

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 and air pollution control.

About the course

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.

Structure

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

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.

Modules

  • Advanced water and wastewater treatment
  • Air pollution control
  • Chemistry for environmental engineering
  • Contaminated land and groundwater
  • Design project
  • Dissertation
  • Environmental analysis
  • Environmental fluid mechanics
  • Environmental management in developing countries
  • Environmental management and decision-making
  • Hydroinformatics
  • Containment engineering
  • Mathematical and statistical modelling
  • Microbiology for environmental engineering
  • Solid waste management
  • Urban Hydrology and Urban Drainage
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Water supply and distribution
  • Add-on module: Business management

MSc course add-on Business Management module

This MSc course offers the add-on module of business management, which comprises 120 hours of study taken as an alternative to the corresponding amount of engineering study.

This four-unit module equips you with the skills needed to work in competitive business environments in the civil engineering industry. It is suitable for those who wish to combine a technical competence in their chosen field with a grasp of the principles of business management. The module is designed to complement core material in the MSc courses.

Further details are available from the Department (cvenquiries@imperial.ac.uk).

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.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirement

2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject (particularly in subjects such as civil engineering, as well as other branches of engineering, natural sciences, earth sciences and other numerate disciplines).

Applications are invited from undergraduates completing their first degree, as well as those with relevant industrial and professional experience.

Special cases, based on relevant experience, may be made in some circumstances.

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; our requirement is usually higher.

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

English language requirements

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.

Fees and funding

Home and EU students

2016 entry:
  • £11,000 full-time
  • £5,500 per year part-time*

Islands and overseas students

2016 entry:
  • £27,900 full-time
  • £13,950 per year part-time*

*Please note that if you are studying this course part time, the fee beyond the first year will increase by an inflationary amount.

Government funding

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

If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you can apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,000 from the UK government for programmes beginning in October 2016. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs. 

Funding from Imperial

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.

For more information on the Postgraduate Master's Loan scheme and other funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

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.

Further information

Find out more about the MSc Environmental Engineering cluster, including more detailed course content, or email cvpgo@imperial.ac.uk