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Environmental Engineering

Overview
The aims of the programme include to develop the intellectual, practical, and professional skills of students in the critical acquisition, analysis, interpretation and understanding of environmental engineering principles and issues in preparation for:
•a career in the environmental, consultancy, regulatory, management, and engineering industry
•a position of leadership early in that career
•further study
•life-long learning and an appreciation of the value of Environmental Engineering to a sustainable society

Why Queen's?
This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) undergraduate first degree.

See www.jbm.org.uk for further information.

Course Details
As well as compulsory and optional modules, the programme includes a research project which leads to a report (PgDip) or thesis (MSc) submission. Typically students complete 60CATS worth of modules per semester.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a relevant Engineering/Science discipline (eg Civil Engineering) with sufficient mathematical background (at least A-level, although undergraduate courses with a high mathematical content, eg statistics, can be acceptable).

A 2.1 Honours degree or above (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) is required for those with an insufficient mathematical background.

Applicants with qualifications below 2.2 Honours degree standard (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) will be considered on a case by case basis.

International Qualifications
For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website. 23.10.15

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.
*Taken within the last 2 years

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme.

•English for University Study - an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level

•Pre-sessional English - a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English

Duration

1 year, full-time or 2 to 3 years, part-time.

Learning and Teaching
Teaching takes place in the morning and afternoon.

Careers or further progression

Career Prospects
The programme provides a suitable background for careers in environmental engineering, monitoring, management and consultancy, and it establishes a basis for interdisciplinary research to a higher level. Past graduates have found employment with a wide range of employers, eg environment regulatory agencies, civil engineering and specialist contractors as well as engineering and environmental consultancies in the UK, Ireland and abroad.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Further enquiries

Dr Ulrich Ofterdinger
School of Natural and Built Environment
Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 4517
Email: snbe@qub.ac.uk
www: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/NBE/

Subjects taught

Core modules (20 CATS):
•Land, Water & Air Quality
•Engineering Hydrology & Hydrogeology
•Assessment of Environmental Impacts
•Computer Modelling of Contaminants
•Thesis Project (60 CATS)

Elective modules (10 CATS):
•Construction & Business Management
•Water Treatment, Flow Prediction & Control
•Geotechnics & Geoenvironmental Site Characterisation
•GIS & Spatial Analysis
•Environmental Governance
•Sustainable Transportation Systems
•Tidal Energy
•Geoenvironmental Site Characterisation
•Nuclear Engineering

Note: the availability of elective modules in a given academic year will be subject to sufficient numbers of students (typically >6) enrolling in respective modules.

The programme is delivered as a combination of lectures, tutorials, site visits and field/laboratory practicals as well as individual and group-based self-directed study.

Comment

Special Features

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) undergraduate first degree. See www.jbm.org.uk for further information.

Assessment method

Assessment & Feedback
Individual modules will be assessed through written examination and/or continuous assessment.

Application date

Postgraduate Taught

In general, there are no closing dates for the majority of courses (those with closing dates will be highlighted in the Course Finder). However we advise you to apply as early as possible, particularly for those courses where there is a high demand for places. Early application is also important for international applicants to allow sufficient time to obtain a student entry visa.

Postgraduate Research

There is no standard closing date. You should however check both the University’s website and refer to the relevant School/Institute webpage for information on deadline dates for postgraduate funding applications, as these will also determine when your application for admission should be submitted.

Enrolment and start dates

Year of entry: 2017

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