This programme is designed as a “one-stop-shop” for both recent graduates and more experienced engineers who wish to update and enhance their expertise in the area of water engineering. By undertaking and completing this course you will be equipped with the right skills and knowledge to address the future challenges faced by this critical sector.
The course is distinctive in bringing together a broad spectrum of applications within water engineering, covering advanced topics in civil engineering, chemical engineering, building services engineering, and sustainable water resources engineering, The programme examines the links between theory and practice by including input from our industrial partners and through site visits.
Modules in financial and project management will underpin specialist modules focusing on water engineering topics. Additional core engineering topics unique to this course will also be covered, namely industrial wastewater, water in healthcare, water in agriculture, and desalination.
Further, students’ skills in gathering and understanding complex information from a variety of sources (including engineering, scientific and socio-economic information) will be developed in an advanced research methods module. Issues relating to risk and health and safety will be introduced in the research methods module and built on in the more specialist modules.
The primary aim of this programme is to create graduates with strong qualities and transferable skills who will be employed in the water engineering sector. Students will have the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development and acquiring new skills at the highest level.
Specific aims are as follows: To develop the versatility and depth to deal with new, complex and unusual challenges across a range of water engineering issues, drawing on an understanding of all aspects of water engineering principles. To develop imagination, initiative and creativity to enable graduates to follow a successful engineering career with national and international companies and organisations. To provide a pathway that will prepare graduates for successful careers in the water engineering sector.
The programme will provide opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes in the following areas:
Knowledge and understanding of: The principles of water engineering, including fluid mechanics, hydrology, and sustainable design Specialist areas that impact on the successful application of water engineering knowledge projects, e.g. sustainable construction management, financial management and risk analysis The interplay between engineering and sustainability in complex real-world situations.
At the cognitive level students will be able to: Select, use and evaluate appropriate investigative techniques. Assemble and critically analyse relevant primary and secondary data. Recognise and assess the problems and critically evaluate solutions to challenges in managing water engineering projects. Evaluate the environmental and financial sustainability of current and potential civil engineering activities.
In terms of personal/transferable skills, students will be able to: Define and organise a substantial advanced investigation. Select and employ appropriate advanced research methods. Organise technical information into a concise, coherent document. Effectively employ a variety of styles communication aimed at different audiences. Plan, manage, evaluate and orally-present personal projects. Work as part of, and lead, a team.
A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification usually in engineering or other appropriate science and technology subject areas. Other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis. English Language requirements: IELTS score 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subsection; TOEFL Internet test 79 (R18, L17, S20, W17); TOEFL (paper-based) score 550 and 4 in essay rating (TWE). For alternative English language qualifications accepted please view: /international/languagerequirements