MEngSc Water Waste and Environmental Engineering

General information

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

This programme prepares graduates to work in the broad field of environmental protection and management. Students in this programme will gain advanced theoretical and conceptual knowledge and understanding in the area of environmental engineering on topics such as engineering hydrology, environmental modelling, water and wastewater treatment, solid waste management, and environmental data analysis, among others. 

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.

Careers & Employability

Graduates from the programme will find employment as engineers in the private sector (e.g., engineering consultancy, engineering design, project management, risk assessment,waste management), in the public sector (e.g., environmental protection, regulation, standards development, local government, river basin management), and in the non governmental sector (e.g., environmental advocacies, NGO’s), or may wish to pursue further qualifications (e.g., PhD, MBA) to become even more specialised.

Employers of environmental engineers include commercial firms, engineering consultancies, government agencies, and non-governmental organisations, all well known in Ireland and many with global operations. Some of these include:
• RPS Group • White Young Green • Nicholas O’Dwyer • Atkins • Greenstar • Arup • McKinsey and Company • Mazars • Environmental Protection Agency • Local Authorities • Engineers Without Borders • Engineers Against Poverty • Friends of the Earth

Modules

To view the modules offered for MEngSc Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering, click here.

Attendance

MEngSc Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering is offered as either a full time (1 year) or a part time (2 year) programme. 

Related Programmes

 

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Learning outcome:
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the theoretical background that underpins environmental issues especially on water and solids waste.
  • Demonstrate awareness and working understanding of the legislation related to the water, waste and environmental sector.
  • Have the ability to source, evaluate and synthesise current scientific information related to water, waste and environmental technologies and produce scientific reports with reasonable recommendations made and conclusions drawn.
  • Have a general working knowledge of field surveying methods to obtain relevant water, waste and environmental information and demonstrate a practical ability to conduct surveying techniques.
  • 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.
  • Through work experience develop an understanding of how the knowledge gained can be applied to the work environment and develop skills necessary to work effectively in the work place.
  • Demonstrate effective and clear oral and written communication skills.
  • This programme allows graduates to gain the concepts, theories of water, wastes treatment and environmental protection; in analysis, design and management of various treatment facilities including flood protection systems; preparing graduates towards EI professional title of Chartered Engineer.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the theoretical background that underpins environmental issues especially on water and solids waste.
  • Demonstrate awareness and working understanding of the legislation related to the water, waste and environmental sector.
  • Have the ability to source, evaluate and synthesise current scientific information related to water, waste and environmental technologies and produce scientific reports with reasonable recommendations made and conclusions drawn.
  • Have a general working knowledge of field surveying methods to obtain relevant water, waste and environmental information and demonstrate a practical ability to conduct surveying techniques.
  • 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.
  • Through work experience develop an understanding of how the knowledge gained can be applied to the work environment and develop skills necessary to work effectively in the work place.
  • Demonstrate effective and clear oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the theoretical background that underpins environmental issues especially on water and solids waste.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the theoretical background that underpins environmental issues especially on water and solids waste.
  • Demonstrate awareness and working understanding of the legislation related to the water, waste and environmental sector.
  • Demonstrate awareness and working understanding of the legislation related to the water, waste and environmental sector.
  • Demonstrate effective and clear oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate effective and clear oral and written communication skills.
  • Have a general working knowledge of field surveying methods to obtain relevant water, waste and environmental information and demonstrate a practical ability to conduct surveying techniques.
  • Have a general working knowledge of field surveying methods to obtain relevant water, waste and environmental information and demonstrate a practical ability to conduct surveying techniques.
  • Have the ability to source, evaluate and synthesise current scientific information related to water, waste and environmental technologies and produce scientific reports with reasonable recommendations made and conclusions drawn.
  • Have the ability to source, evaluate and synthesise current scientific information related to water, waste and environmental technologies and produce scientific reports with reasonable recommendations made and conclusions drawn.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This programme allows graduates to gain the concepts, theories of water, wastes treatment and environmental protection; in analysis, design and management of various treatment facilities including flood protection systems; preparing graduates towards EI professional title of Chartered Engineer.
  • Through work experience develop an understanding of how the knowledge gained can be applied to the work environment and develop skills necessary to work effectively in the work place.
  • Through work experience develop an understanding of how the knowledge gained can be applied to the work environment and develop skills necessary to work effectively in the work place.
Contact Person: Katie O'Neill (katie.oneill@ucd.ie)

Content

The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0031 - Project management", "0312 - Policy and governance", "0421 - Marine and maritime law", "0532 - Physical and chemical oceanography", "0542 - Statistics", "0588 - Scientific modelling", "0712 - Environmental protection technology", "0731 - Marine spatial planning", "0732 - Near- and offshore constructions

Venue

Venue: University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

Application


Cost:

MEngSc Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering (T277) Full Time
EU          fee per year - € 7830 
nonEU    fee per year - € 24800 

MEngSc Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering (T278) Part Time
EU          fee per year - € 4005 
nonEU    fee per year - € 12400 

***Fees are subject to change

Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see www.ucd.ie/international/scholarships.

The College of Engineering & Architecture also offer scholarships for non-EU students, for more information see: www.ucd.ie/eacollege/study/noneuscholarships.


Prerequisites:

An honours undergraduate degree (NFQ level 8) with minimum 2:1 award  or international equivalence in civil engineering, other related engineering (such as chemical engineering, environmental engineering, agriculturial engineering), physical science or environmental related degree programme.              

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Students meeting the programme’s academic entry requirements but not the  English language requirements, may enter the programme upon  successful completion of UCD’s Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master’s Pathway programmes. Please see the following link for further information http://www.ucd.ie/alc/programmes/pathways/ 


Application Procedure:

The following entry routes are available:

 

MEngSc Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering FT (T277)

Duration: 1 Years    Attendance: Full Time   Deadline: Rolling *  Apply Here

 

MEngSc Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering PT (T278)

Duration: 2 Years   Attendance: Part Time   Deadline: Rolling *   Apply Here

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

 

Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Part Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

This programme is designed for graduates from recognised 4-year (240 ECTS) honours level bachelor of engineering programmes (or equivalent) who wish to specialise in environmental engineering.  (Graduates from “first cycle” (3-year, 180 ECTS) engineering programmes should see the related ME in Civil and Environmental Engineering.) 

Qualification

Academic level: Master

Credits:
Scheme: 
ECTS
Value: 
90
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