MTech Water Processes - Advanced Professional Masters

General information

The Master of Technology - Advanced Professional Masters (MTech) qualification is an innovative model of postgraduate study combining taught Masters study, company-based research, professional development and industrial experience. It has been designed to meet industry's increasing demand for high calibre professionals by balancing the teaching of technical knowledge with the development of applied, commercially driven research capability.

This course is suitable for science or engineering graduates keen to pursue careers within companies involved in water and wastewater treatment, process contractors, consultants, equipment manufacturers, suppliers and industrial water users; or graduates currently working in the water sector keen to extend their qualifications; or individuals with other qualifications who possess considerable relevant experience.

Programme Structure
Students complete a combined programme of campus and company-based study over a fixed two-year period. The course comprises eight one-week assessed modules which include lectures and tutorials, two group projects, an industrial placement report and individual research project portfolio.

  • Group Project: the group project is a multidisciplinary team-based activity. Students are given the initial aims and objectives of the project and have to design a solution and specification for water treatment plants. 
  • Industrial Placement Report: students are required to demonstrate an understanding of the contribution of research to their professional and personal development through the industrial placement report.
  • Individual Research Project Portfolio: this provides students with the opportunity, whilst working under academic supervision, to develop and demonstrate independent research skills. This element of the course includes research planning, the refinement of objectives, organisation and initiative in the completion of data generation and gathering, analysis, synthesis, and the discussion and presentation of results and conclusions.

Core Modules

  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Principles
  • Process Science and Engineering
  • Biological Processes
  • Risk Management and Reliability Engineering
  • Chemical Processes
  • Physical Processes
  • Hydraulics and Pumping Systems
  • Water reuse and resource recovery

Contact Information: Enquiries Office (web form)


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

0511 - Biology", "0532 - Physical and chemical oceanography", "0712 - Environmental protection technology", "0715 - Machinery and operators


Venue: Cranfield University
Cranfield , United Kingdom



Total fee for the two entire programme:

  • UK/EU student: £18.000
  • Overseas student: £35.000


Degree Requirements
A first or second class UK Honours degree in a relevant science, engineering or related discipline, or the international equivalent of these UK qualifications. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered.

English language
If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses are as follows:

  • IELTS: 6.5
  • TOEFL: 92
  • Pearson PTE Academic: 65
  • Cambridge English Scale: 180
  • Cambridge English: Advanced - C ​| Proficiency - C

Application Procedure:

Apply for the programme Water Processes using the online application form. UK students are normally expected to attend an interview and financial support is best discussed at that time. Overseas and EU students may be interviewed by telephone.

Application deadline: although there are no set application deadlines, applicants are recommend to apply as early as possible to secure a place. This is particularly important if you also want to apply for on-campus accommodation or need to apply for a visa to study in the UK, as these activities will take additional time after your course offer has been made.  

Grant Opportunities:

Funding opportunities exist, including industrial sponsorship, School bursaries and a number of general external schemes. For the majority of part-time students sponsorship is organised by their employers. Applicants are recommend to discuss this with their company in the first instance. More information is available here.


This degree has been accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).


Academic level: Master


Taught modules - 20% Group Project - 10% Industrial Placement Report - 5% Individual Project - 65%. The Group project is assessed by means of two reports and an oral.

Qualification: Master of Technology
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