Environmental Engineering and Project Management MSc

You will study 180 credits in total during your Environmental Engineering and Project Management MSc(Eng). A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the research project/dissertation is worth 60 credits. These are the modules studied in 2017. If you are starting in September 2018, these will give you a flavour of the modules you are likely to study. All Modules are subject to change.

Compulsory modules

Research project/dissertation - 60 credits
You will undertake a project during the summer months.

Recent examples include:

  • Potential impacts of climate change on wastewater treatment
  • The effects of shale gas fracking on water industry assets
  • The use of recycled glass in wastewater treatment.

Water Resources Management - 15 credits
Presents the principles of integrated water resources management and introduces the tools necessary to undertake and regulate water resources management. It covers the design of water systems and water treatment, including point source development, network design and distribution, operational and management issues.

Indoor and Urban Air Quality - 15 credits
This module introduces sources, dispersion and health and environmental impacts of a range of airborne contaminants, including microorganisms, in the urban and indoor environments. Students will gain an understanding of the issues of poor air quality, the regulatory environment, approaches to analysing exposure and risk, and operational and engineering approaches to controlling and mitigating impacts.

Advanced Wastewater Management - 15 credits
You will gain deeper insights into engineeirng processes and systems for wastewater management, including energy and resource recovery; and apply knowledge gained to a real-world problem culminating in the submission of a design coursework.

Solid Waste Management - 15 credits
Introduces the key challenges associated with the generation of municipal solid waste and its collection, recycling and ultimate disposal. It considers landfilling, thermal treatments and mechanical-biological treatment options, including outline designs of the key unit processes.

Groundwater Pollution and Contaminated Land - 15 credits
This module is about engineering responses to complex groundwater and soil pollution. The module has a particular focus on appropriate understanding of interactions between soils/groundwater/pollutants. It will also cover the link between engineering, earth science, environmental management and sustainable development.

Environmental Microbiology - 15 credits
This module provides a practical introduction to the classification of microorganisms, their importance in a range of environments and the impact they can have on the environment and human health. It also provides an overview of key legislation for environmental protection and methods for assessing the impact on the environment.

Circular Economy and Resource Recovery from Waste - 15 credits
This module provides a comprehensive introduction to the emerging theory and core practical aspects of engineering application of recovering of resources and value from waste, within the context of a circular economy.

Project and Asset Management - 15 credits 
The module aims to develop an understanding of the implications of whole life management concepts on infrastructure asset management. It also introduces and explores the most common project management concepts, tools and techniques. It focuses on the relationships between Capital Investment Delivery, Maintenance, Renewal and Disposal.