Top
City scape

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.

Programme Outcomes
• Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the theoretical background that underpins environmental issues especially on water and solids waste.
• Demonstrate awareness and working understanding of the legislation related to the water, waste and environmental sector.
• Have the ability to source, evaluate and synthesise current scientific information related to water, waste and environmental technologies and produce scientific reports with reasonable recommendations made and conclusions drawn.
• Have a general working knowledge of field surveying methods to obtain relevant water, waste and environmental information and demonstrate a practical ability to conduct surveying techniques.
• Have the good ability to work with water, waste and environmental data, understand the methods used to collect different types of data, conduct descriptive and analytical statistics.
• Through work experience develop an understanding of how the knowledge gained can be applied to the work environment and develop skills necessary to work effectively in the work place.
• Demonstrate effective and clear oral and written communication skills.
• This programme allows graduates to gain the concepts, theories of water, wastes treatment and environmental protection; in analysis, design and management of various treatment facilities including flood protection systems; preparing graduates towards EI professional title of Chartered Engineer.
• Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the theoretical background that underpins environmental issues especially on water and solids waste.
• Demonstrate awareness and working understanding of the legislation related to the water, waste and environmental sector.
• Have the ability to source, evaluate and synthesise current scientific information related to water, waste and environmental technologies and produce scientific reports with reasonable recommendations made and conclusions drawn.
• Have a general working knowledge of field surveying methods to obtain relevant water, waste and environmental information and demonstrate a practical ability to conduct surveying techniques.
• Have the good ability to work with water, waste and environmental data, understand the methods used to collect different types of data, conduct descriptive and analytical statistics.
• Through work experience develop an understanding of how the knowledge gained can be applied to the work environment and develop skills necessary to work effectively in the work place.
• Demonstrate effective and clear oral and written communication skills.

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, agriculturial 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.

Duration

1 year full-time (T277), 2 years part-time (T278).

Number of credits

90

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
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.

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

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Katie O'Neill
Contact Number: +353 1 716 1781

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core
Introduction to Water Resources Engineering 1 CVEN40220
Science and Technology for Sustainable Development CVEN40470
Water Waste and Environmental Modelling CVEN40570
Environmental Research Project CVEN40590
Environmental Impact Assessment ENVB40040
Quantitative Methods for Engineers STAT40690

Stage 1 - Option
Remote Sensing ARCH41070
Advanced Air Pollution BSEN40110
Unit Treatment Process in Water Engineering CVEN40070
Hydraulic Engineering Design CVEN40080
Introduction to Water Resources Engineering 2 CVEN40230
Integrated Municipal Solid Was CVEN40580
Civil Engineering Systems CVEN40690
Freshwater Resources Assessment ENVB40120
GIS and Remote Sensing FOR30310
Geographical Information Systems for Policy and Planning PLAN40220
Applied Statistical Modelling STAT40510

Comment

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

This programme is designed for graduates from recognised 4-year (240 ECTS) honours level bachelor of engineering programmes (or equivalent) who wish to specialise in environmental engineering. (Graduates from "first cycle" (3-year, 180 ECTS) engineering programmes should see the related ME in Civil and Environmental Engineering.)

Application date

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:
MEngSc Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering FT (T277)
Duration: 1 Years
Attendance: Full Time
Deadline: Rolling *

MEngSc Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering PT (T278)
Duration: 2 Years
Attendance: Part Time
Deadline: Rolling *

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

Course fee

MEngSc Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering (T277) Full Time
EU fee per year - €7,830
non EU fee per year - €24,800

MEngSc Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering (T278) Part Time
EU fee per year - €4,005
non EU fee per year - €12,400

***Fees are subject to change

Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see www.ucd.ie/international/scholarships.

The College of Engineering & Architecture also offer scholarships for non-EU students, for more information see: www.ucd.ie/eacollege/study/noneuscholarships.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2019/2020 September

Remember to mention gradireland when contacting institutions!