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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Water Engineering

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Our Water Engineering MSc degree is a specialist course that has been developed to equip you with advanced knowledge of the water industry and environmental issues.

You will study a wide range of water engineering subjects including fluid mechanics and hydrology, water and wastewater treatment, water infrastructure, and water processing and distribution systems.

There are generic modules on finance and sustainable project management and you’ll also be introduced to issues relating to risk and health and safety.

You’ll have access to our custom-designed technical facilities that include hydraulic benches and flumes to work on your laboratory experiments. The latest industry standard engineering software packages are available for you to use in the purpose-built computer laboratories.

Through the Visiting Professors Scheme your learning is enhanced via a series of specialist lectures on industry practice. In addition, guest speakers from leading industrial partners provide a valuable insight into water engineering and you will also benefit from site visits to water treatment plants.

Our MSc water engineering course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM). The JBM comprises the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers. These four professional bodies ensure that your engineering degree meets the academic requirement to qualify as a professional engineer. This accredited MSc degree in water engineering fully meets the educational requirement for progression to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Brunel’s water engineering MSc is also accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM). It is studied full-time over one year.

Course content

You will study the taught modules in the first two terms and then spend four months working on your dissertation. The dissertation is an advanced piece of research and is assessed through a final 20,000 word submission. It can be carried out in collaboration with industry and could focus on an environmental challenge or be based on smart technology.

Careers and your future

A water engineering degree from Brunel will equip you with the knowledge and transferable skills for a successful career in the water industry managing water engineering projects.

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.

Our water engineering graduates have roles with public and private water utilities responsible for water and sewage management, environmental agencies, environmental and water engineering consulting firms, construction companies carrying out water engineering works, and government departments.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

14-SEP-20

Modules

This module aims to develop competence in the principles and theories of applied hydraulics and hydrology and its application in sustainable civil engineering, and to interpret and apply the above concepts and theories to simple engineering systems.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,370

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£19,280

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A 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.