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Water Engineering MSc

Course code

H200PWATEREN

Start date

September

Subject area

Civil Engineering

Mode of study

1 year full-time

Fees

2019/20

UK / EU £9,100

International £18,720

Entry requirements

2:2

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Overview

Our Water Engineering MSc degree is a specialist course that has been developed to equip you with advanced knowledge of the water industry and environmental issues.

You will study a wide range of water engineering subjects including fluid mechanics and hydrology, water and wastewater treatment, water infrastructure, and water processing and distribution systems.

There are generic modules on finance and sustainable project management and you’ll also be introduced to issues relating to risk and health and safety.

You’ll have access to our custom-designed technical facilities that include hydraulic benches and flumes to work on your laboratory experiments. The latest industry standard engineering software packages are available for you to use in the purpose-built computer laboratories.

Through the Visiting Professors Scheme your learning is enhanced via a series of specialist lectures on industry practice. In addition, guest speakers from leading industrial partners provide a valuable insight into water engineering and you will also benefit from site visits to water treatment plants.

Our MSc water engineering course is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM). The JBM comprises the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, and the Institute of Highway Engineers. These four professional bodies ensure that your engineering degree meets the academic requirement to qualify as a professional engineer. This accredited MSc degree in water engineering fully meets the educational requirement for progression to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Brunel’s water engineering MSc is also accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM). It is studied full-time over one year.

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Course content

You will study the taught modules in the first two terms and then spend four months working on your dissertation. The dissertation is an advanced piece of research and is assessed through a final 20,000 word submission. It can be carried out in collaboration with industry and could focus on an environmental challenge or be based on smart technology.

Year 1

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Careers and your future

A water engineering degree from Brunel will equip you with the knowledge and transferable skills for a successful career in the water industry managing water engineering projects.

The water engineering sector offers a range of career opportunities in the fields of water distribution, treatment and management, wastewater treatment, collection and management, hydrology, flood management, monitoring of water bodies, integrated water resources management and other areas.

Our water engineering graduates have roles with public and private water utilities responsible for water and sewage management, environmental agencies, environmental and water engineering consulting firms, construction companies carrying out water engineering works, and government departments.

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UK entry requirements

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK first or second class Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in an engineering, science or technology subject.
  • Other qualifications and subjects (including but not limited to mathematics, computer sciences, architecture, environmental sciences) will be considered with a minimum 3 years of relevant work experience and assessed on an individual basis.
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EU and International entry requirements

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas)

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason. We offer our own BrunELT English test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options through our Brunel Language Centre.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.

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Fees and funding

2019/20

UK / EU

£9,100 full-time

International

£18,720 full-time

More information on any additional course-related costs.

See our fees and funding page for full details of postgraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.

Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase. 

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Teaching and Learning

Our water engineering degree is delivered by a diverse team of academic staff. This means you’ll be learning from a teaching team with both scientific knowledge and industrial experience. There will also be guest lectures from our industry partners and water engineering site visits.

Study will combine lectures, tutorials and seminars, laboratory work, computer simulation, field work, self-study, research reports and project work.

Should you need any non-academic support during your time at Brunel, the Student Support and Welfare Team are here to help.

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Assessment and feedback

Your progress will be assessed via assignments, presentations, technical and laboratory reports, design and research projects, exams and your dissertation.

 

Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.