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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Water Engineering

Course type


Course Summary

This programme aims to develop world class and leading edge experts on water sustainability who are able to tackle the industry’s complex challenges at a senior level. During the programme you will also learn about the development and application of models that estimate the carbon and water footprint within the energy and food sector. This programme helps redress this imbalance by providing graduates with an advanced knowledge and skill base to equip them for senior industry roles. Brunel’s MSc in Water Engineering is unique in providing specialist knowledge on the critical sub-topics of water and wastewater management and engineering, desalination systems, building water services engineering, industrial waste water management, and water in health care. The programme demonstrates the links between theory and practice by including input from our industrial partners and through site visits. This is a key aspect for establishing a competitive and high added value course that provides adequate links with industry.

The Water Engineering Sector offers a range of career opportunities in the fields of water distribution, treatment and management, wastewater treatment, collection and management, hydrology, flood management, monitoring of water bodies, integrated water resources management and other areas. The program will allow candidates to pursue a successful and prestigious career within the water industry. Potential employers include public and private water utilities responsible for water and sewage management, Environmental Agencies, environmental and water engineering consulting firms, academic positions in water related topics, construction companies carrying out water engineering works, government departments and agencies related to environmental issues.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Sustainable Project Management (15 Credits) - Core
Water and Wastewater Treatment Engineering (15 Credits) - Core
Water Infrastructure Engineering (15 Credits) - Core
Risk and Financial Management (15 Credits) - Core
Hydrology & Hydraulics (15 Credits) - Core
Water Process Engineering (15 Credits) - Core
Research Methods (15 Credits) - Core
Civil Engineering Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core
Geo-environmental Management for Civil Engineers (15 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants need to have 2:2 (or above) UK first or second class Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in an engineering, science or technology subject; Other qualifications and subjects (including but not limited to mathematics, computer sciences, architecture, environmental sciences) will be considered with a minimum 3 years of relevant work experience and assessed on an individual basis.

University information

Based in Uxbridge, on the outskirts of west London, Brunel University London offers over 100 specialist postgraduate courses, which you can study both full-time and part-time. 30% of their students are postgraduates, and 15% of their attendees are mature students. It’s comprised of three colleges Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences Business, Arts & Social Sciences Health & Life Sciences It also has three research...more

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