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Water Engineering degrees in the UK in 2024

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Civil Engineering MEng (Hons)

City, University of London United Kingdom

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Civil Engineering MEng (Hons), BEng (Hons)

University of Glasgow United Kingdom

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BSc (Hons) Environmental Civil Engineering BSc (Hons)

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) United Kingdom

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Civil Engineering Design and Management (H201) Other UG Award

University of Dundee United Kingdom

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Civil and Environmental Engineering BEng (Hons), MEng

Abertay University United Kingdom

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Civil Engineering FdSc, BEng (Hons)

University of East London (UEL) United Kingdom

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Joint Program in Engineering (With George Washington University USA) BSc

Richmond, The American International University in London United Kingdom

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Water Engineering Degrees in the UK

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Water engineering, sometimes also called hydraulic or hydro engineering, is a discipline that involves the supply of water, distribution and disposal of wastewater, prevention of flooding, and treatment of sewage. As a water engineer, you will mainly be working with water, but you may also be responsible for other liquids.

You will look at the applications of engineering to make the distribution, treatment, collection, regulation and measurement of water and other fluids more efficient. A water engineering will need to have a grasp on subjects such as mathematics, engineering, physics, and chemistry.

When studying in this field, the modules you are likely to cover include:

  • Engineering Hydraulics
  • Sustainable Water Resources
  • Water Quality and Treatment
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Science

As a graduate of water engineering, you may find work in a range of engineering disciplines, particularly those who work within or closely alongside water, such as:

  • Water Quality Management
  • Water Sanitation
  • Water Resource Engineer
  • Environmental Health Scientist

Study in the UK

The UK is a popular destination for international students who want to study abroad. With a wide range of universities offering a variety of courses, there are so many opportunities that students might not be able to find elsewhere. Each university will pride itself on offering high quality education from leading teaching professionals. A qualification gained in the UK will be well regarded across the globe, making an education in the UK a great investment in your future. As well as this, there are many highly ranked universities in the UK, around 17 of which are consistently appearing in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

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