Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Water and Waste Engineering

This programme is ideal for engineers and scientists who want to improve the delivery of water and sanitation services in low and middle income countries. Students develop knowledge, expertise and skills in many aspects of inclusive and sustainable public health infrastructures and services. The programme is based in the School of Civil and Building Engineering Water, Engineering, and Development Centre (WEDC), 1 of the leading education and research institutes of its kind. Modules are taught by experts in a broad range of disciplines who have considerable experience of working in low and middle income countries. Classes include a mix of nationalities and past experiences, providing both a stimulating learning experience and a valuable future network. Externally accredited, WEDC programmes are well established, and held in high regard by practitioners and employers from both the emergency and development sectors.

Entry requirements

Entry qualifications vary depending on the programme, but generally a good Honours degree or equivalent professional qualification is required.

Course modules

Core modules: water and waste engineering principles; management of water and sanitation; water utilities management; data collection, analysis and research; group project; research dissertation. Optional modules (choose 3): integrated water resources management; water distribution and drainage systems; water source development; waste water treatment; solid waste management.

Assessment methods

All modules except the group project and individual research project are assessed by timed assessments and coursework; the group project is assessed by the group report, individual contributions and an oral presentation; the individual research project is assessed by dissertation, fact sheet/briefing note and oral examination.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Full-time - 2 months
PgDip Full-time - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01509 222496