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Environmental Engineering MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Studies Environmental Engineering

Course type


Course Summary

Suitable for engineering, science and geography graduates, the Environmental Engineering MSc will help you develop your career as an environmental engineer. Accredited by CIWEM, CIWM, and IAgrE, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to solve a wide range of environmental engineering challenges, including municipal and toxic waste management and disposal, process emissions, contaminated land and water, waste disposal, and energy and resource recovery. Cranfield offers a unique, postgraduate-only environment, with a teaching team with extensive experience of solving real world environmental challenges.

Who is it for?

This course is designed for science, engineering, and geography graduates who are passionate about the protection and improvement of environmental quality alongside enhancing the quality of human life.

You will learn principles of environmental improvements, including the protection of environmental quality at both local, landscape and global scales.

We also welcome graduates currently in employment who are keen to gain further qualifications or to pursue a career change, or an individual with other qualifications and considerable relevant experience.

Your career

With the current global focus on the full range of environmental issues, graduates of this course can expect to be highly sought after by employers. Equipped with the advance knowledge and management skills to analyse processes, principles, and practices essential to environmental challenges, you will have opportunities to pursue careers across a wide range of industrial and public organisations.


The MSc of this course is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) and the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE).

Benefits of accreditation include: complementary student membership while on the course, the opportunity to join Young Professional Project Groups thus giving access to mentoring opportunities, career talks, increased employability, access to free events, and free publications such as CIWEM’s magazine called The Environment.

Students can also exit with PGDip and PGCert awards.

Different course options

Full time | Cranfield Campus | 1 year | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The aim of this module is to improve understanding of the drivers of catchment hydrological processes with regard to water quantity and quality, and how these can be managed through engineering practices including drainage, irrigation and soil erosion control.

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

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Candidates must possess, or be expected to achieve, a first or second class UK Honours degree in a relevant engineering or science-based discipline, or the international equivalent of these UK qualifications. Other relevant qualifications together with industrial experience may be considered.

University information

Cranfield University is an exclusive postgraduate university with the main campus situated in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, and a second site in Shrivenham, Oxfordshire. The university specialises in science, engineering, technology and management, and how these work together to benefit the world. 81% of their research is recognised as "world leading" and "internationally excellent" by Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. It has also been...more