MEngSc Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering FT (T277)

For more information on this programme, see: MEngSc Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering.

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.

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This MEngSc is a twelve month programme that prepares graduates to work in the broad field of Water, Waste and Environmental Engineering, including environmental protection and management. This programme is suited to both Civil Engineering graduates or graduates from closely related disciplines, such as Science or Physical Geography. Through a mixture of core and optional modules and a research project you will gain advanced theoretical and conceptual knowledge and understanding in areas of water, waste and environmental engineering. With optional modules and our research project you will have the ability to personalise your learning to those aspects that most interest you, such as environmental data analysis, environmental modelling, hydraulic modelling, water and wastewater treatment and solid waste management, amongst others.

Competencies in Water, Waste and Environmental Engineering are developed through a mixture of lectures, laboratory work, tutorials and group/individual projects in the Autumn and Spring Trimesters and through your individual research project during the Summer Trimester, with teaching methods varying to suit the range of subjects covered. A key competency expect from this programme’s graduates is the ability to work with colleagues from a range of disciplines, and this is fostered through the mixed cohort of engineers and scientists that take many of the modules together. These competencies are then assessed through a combination of continuous assessment and end of trimester examinations.

Graduates from this programme can expect possible career opportunities both nationally and internationally, in both engineering and environmental consultancies, regulatory authorities and in research.

1 - Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the theoretical background that underpins water, waste and environmental engineering issues.
2 - Demonstrate awareness and working understanding of the legislation related to the water, waste and environmental sector.
3 - Have the ability to source, evaluate and synthesise current scientific information and produce scientific reports with reasonable recommendations made and conclusions drawn.
4 - 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.
5 - Demonstrate the ability to work independently as well as being effective team-members.
6 - Demonstrate effective and clear oral and written communication skills.
Stage 1

T277 MEngSc Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering FT is a 1-year 90-credit full-time Masters Programme.

Module ID Module Title Trimester Credits
Stage 1 Core Modules
CVEN40220 Introduction to Water Resources Engineering 1 Autumn 10
CVEN40860 Research Skills for Engineers Autumn 5
ENVB40040 Environmental Impact Assessment Autumn 5
STAT40690 Quantitative Methods for Engineers Autumn 5
CVEN40570 Water Waste and Environmental Modelling Spring 5
CVEN40590 Environmental Research Project Year-long (12 months) 30
Stage 1 Core Modules
Stage 1 Options - A)30CR:
OPTION MODULES: All students must take 30 credits of Option Modules, and students should aim for a balanced workload of 30 credits per trimester.
BSEN30240 Waste Management Autumn 5
BSEN30360 Life Cycle Assessment Autumn 5
BSEN40780 Remote Sensing and GIS Autumn 5
CVEN40690 Civil Engineering Systems Autumn 5
PLAN40220 Geographical Information Systems for Policy and Planning Autumn 5
BSEN40110 Advanced Air Pollution Spring 10
CHEN40010 Environmental Engineering Spring 5
CVEN40070 Water & Wastewater Treatment Processes Spring 5
CVEN40080 Hydraulic Engineering Design Spring 5
CVEN40840 Sustainable and Nature Based Water Infrastructure Spring 10
ENVB40120 Freshwater Resources Assessment Spring 5
Stage 1 Options - A)30CR:
OPTION MODULES: All students must take 30 credits of Option Modules, and students should aim for a balanced workload of 30 credits per trimester.
See the UCD Assessment website for further details

Module Weighting Info  
  Award GPA
Programme Module Weightings Rule Description Description >= <=
MTEMP001 Stage 1 - 100.00%
Standard Honours Award First Class Honours



Second Class Honours, Grade 1



Second Class Honours, Grade 2






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