University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich

Water, Waste and Environmental Engineering

The course will incorporate solid waste management, contaminated land treatment and the use of geographic information systems (GIS) with emphasis on management of the earth's resources. The programme will explain the relationship between different earth resources including hydrosystems (both 'engineered': hydro-power plants, water/wastewater treatment plants, sewers; and 'natural': rivers, lakes, wetlands, irrigation districts, reservoirs etc.), solid wastes, brownfield land, and geo-derived primary resources and their sustainable management.

Entry requirements

A bachelor's degree in engineering (Civil, Chemical, Mechanical, Environmental, Industrial and Agricultural) and/or Natural and Physical Sciences or an equivalent qualification. Students without a first degree, but with professional and vocational experience (e.g. Incorporated Engineer, Chartered Scientist or Chartered Environmentalist status) may be considered if they demonstrate the potential to succeed on the programme. Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 or above with no skill less than 5.5.

Course modules

Modules include: Environmental engineering; waste management and remediation technology; water engineering; wastewater engineering and resource recovery; research methodology; strategy and management; individual project. Optional modules: hydro-systems engineering; GIS, data analyses and remote sensing; environmental law and policy; environmental impact assessment; global engineering: theory and practice.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by examinations, coursework and fieldtrips.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Medway Campus Chatham ME4 4TB South East

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