Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering

MEngSc Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

This programme prepares graduates to work in the broad field of environmental protection and management. Students in this programme will gain advanced theoretical and conceptual knowledge and understanding in the area of environmental engineering on topics such as engineering hydrology, environmental modelling, water and wastewater treatment, solid waste management, and environmental data analysis, among others.

Environmental engineering involves the application of engineering and scientific principles to solve or prevent environmental problems. This programme allows you to gain competencies in the design of facilities to treat water, wastewater and wastes; in the development and protection of water resources; in the design of flood protection system; in the analysis of environmental data; and in the design of infrastructure that respects the principles of environmental sustainability. It is delivered by a culturally diverse group of internationally renowned academic staff deliver the programme.

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Introduction to Water Resources Engineering 1CVEN40220
Water Waste and Environmental ModellingCVEN40570
Environmental Research ProjectCVEN40590
Research Skills for EngineersCVEN40860
Environmental Impact AssessmentENVB40040
Quantitative Methods for EngineersSTAT40690

Stage 1 - Option
Waste ManagementBSEN30240
Life Cycle AssessmentBSEN30360
Advanced Air PollutionBSEN40110
Remote Sensing and GISBSEN40780
Environmental EngineeringCHEN40010
Water & Wastewater Treatment ProcessesCVEN40070
Hydraulic Engineering DesignCVEN40080
Civil Engineering SystemsCVEN40690
Sustainable and Nature Based Water InfrastructureCVEN40840
Freshwater Resources AssessmentENVB40120
Geographical Information Systems for Policy and PlanningPLAN40220

Entry requirements

An honours undergraduate degree (NFQ level 8) with minimum 2:1 award or international equivalence in civil engineering, other related engineering (such as chemical engineering, environmental engineering, agricultural engineering), physical science or environmental related degree programme.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Students meeting the programme’s academic entry requirements but not the English language requirements, may enter the programme upon successful completion of UCD’s Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master’s Pathway programmes. Please see the following link for further information http://www.ucd.ie/alc/programmes/pathways/

These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes.

Application dates

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:

MEngSc Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering FT (T277)
1 Years
Full Time

MEngSc Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering PT (T278)
2 Years
Part Time

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised


1 year full-time (T277), 2 years part-time (T278). Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2024/2025 September.

Post Course Info

Career & Graduate Study Opportunity
Graduates from the programme will find employment as engineers in the private sector (e.g., engineering consultancy, engineering design, project management, risk assessment,waste management), in the public sector (e.g., environmental protection, regulation, standards development, local government, river basin management), and in the non governmental sector (e.g., environmental advocacies, NGO’s), or may wish to pursue further qualifications (e.g., PhD, MBA) to become even more specialised.

Graduates will be equipped with the skills that allow them to be lifelong learners, whether in the pursuit of knowledge for personal use or in connection with their engineering careers. Employers of environmental engineers include commercial firms, engineering consultancies, government agencies, and non-governmental organisations, all well known in Ireland and many with global operations.

Some of these include:
• RPS Group
• White Young Green
• Nicholas O’Dwyer
• Atkins
• Greenstar
• Arup
• McKinsey and Company
• Mazars
• Environmental Protection Agency
• Local Authorities
• Engineers Without Borders
• Engineers Against Poverty
• Friends of the Earth

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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