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Water and Environmental Engineering MSc

Water and Environmental Engineering MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Engineering Water Engineering

Course type


Course Summary

Why choose this course

There is a global shortage of qualified civil engineers who specialise in water and environmental engineering. Our MSc in Water and Environmental Engineering will transform you into an expert on water and environmental sustainability, ready to tackle the industry’s complex challenges.

Our fully accredited MSc course from our Centre for Environmental Health and Engineering (CEHE) is increasingly popular and relevant to the needs of future engineers, scientists and professionals in environmental health, water, pollution control, waste management and other sectors.

What you will study

Our MSc Water and Environmental Engineering course attracts UK and international graduates who wish to take advantage of the global interest in water, wastewater, sanitation and waste to develop their careers.

This course will provide you with a solid understanding of the core areas of water and environmental engineering. You’ll gain the skills you need to explore, critically assess and produce systematic and coherent solutions. You’ll do this while integrating core engineering science with practical applications both independently and within a team, and develop an understanding of how this knowledge can be articulated around sustainable development practices.

This course will prepare you for a successful career in the field including, where appropriate, progression to Chartered Engineer status.

Study and work abroad

There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.

Professional recognition

  • MSc - Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT).
  • MSc - Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE).
  • MSc - Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
  • MSc - Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).
  • MSc - European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes (EUR-ACE)

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.

Different course options

Full time | University of Surrey | 1 year | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are applicable to both developed and developing nations. SDG 6 (to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all) addresses global challenges in relation to drinking water, notably the limited access to safe water and sanitation faced by billions of people around the world. Additional challenges include increasing pressures on water resources and ecosystems, disasters and the increased risk of droughts and floods due to climate change. This module, through lectures, case studies and class participation will address these issues in the context of water, sanitation and public health. It will provide an understanding of how engineering can help achieve the overall aim of SDG 6, and its associated targets and indictors, by protecting public health through ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation can be built.

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

A minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. Relevant industrial experience may also be considered.

University information

The University of Surrey is proud of the cultural diversity of its international community. Over 3,500 postgraduate students, from more than 120 countries across the globe, come to Surrey each year. As a research-led university, Surrey's outstanding contributions benefit society as a whole and address major global challenges. The research-intensive learning environment makes it the perfect choice if you want to study somewhere where you can...more

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