Key Programme Information
Programme length *
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Natural and Built Environment
* 1 year full-time or 2-3 years part-time
The aims of the programme include to develop the intellectual, practical, and professional skills of students in the critical acquisition, analysis, interpretation and understanding of environmental engineering principles and issues in preparation for:
- a career in the environmental, consultancy, regulatory, management, and engineering industry
- a position of leadership early in that career
- further study
- life-long learning and an appreciation of the value of Environmental Engineering to a sustainable society
This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) undergraduate first degree.
See www.jbm.org.uk for further information.
As well as compulsory and optional modules, the programme includes a research project which leads to a report (PgDip) or thesis (MSc) submission. Typically students complete 60CATS worth of modules per semester.
Core modules (20 CATS):
- Land, Water & Air Quality
- Engineering Hydrology & Hydrogeology
- Assessment of Environmental Impacts
- Computer Modelling of Contaminants
- Thesis Project (60 CATS)
Elective modules (10 CATS):
- Construction & Business Management
- Water Treatment, Flow Prediction & Control
- Geotechnics & Geoenvironmental Site Characterisation
- GIS & Spatial Analysis
- Environmental Governance
- Sustainable Transportation Systems
- Tidal Energy
- Geoenvironmental Site Characterisation
- Nuclear Engineering
Note: the availability of elective modules in a given academic year will be subject to sufficient numbers of students (typically >6) enrolling in respective modules.
The programme is delivered as a combination of Lectures, Tutorials, Site Visits and Field/Laboratory practicals as well as individual and group-based self-directed study.
Assessment & Feedback
Individual modules will be assessed through written examination and/or continuous assessment.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching takes place in the morning and afternoon.
Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a relevant Engineering/Science discipline (eg Civil Engineering) with sufficient mathematical background (at least A-level, although undergraduate courses with a high mathematical content, eg statistics, can be acceptable).
A 2.1 Honours degree or above (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) is required for those with an insufficient mathematical background.
Applicants with qualifications below 2.2 Honours degree standard (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) will be considered on a case by case basis.
For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website. 23.10.15
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.
Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.
*Taken within the last 2 years
For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs
If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfastoffers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme.
Please click the links below for more information:
- English for University Study - an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
- Pre-sessional English - a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English
How To Apply
Applicants for Postgraduate programmes are strongly advised to carefully read the important information and follow the steps set out here before submitting their application via the Postgraduate Direct Applications Portal.
If you have queries on course content please contact the school representative below.
Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.
The programme provides a suitable background for careers in environmental engineering, monitoring, management and consultancy, and it establishes a basis for interdisciplinary research to a higher level. Past graduates have found employment with a wide range of employers, eg environment regulatory agencies, civil engineering and specialist contractors as well as engineering and environmental consultancies in the UK, Ireland and abroad.
Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.
Fees & Funding
There is a range of funding and scholarship options available to those considering study at Queen's.
For tuition fee information see www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/TuitionFees/
From the academic year 2017/18, the Department for the Economy will provide a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 per NI / EU student for postgraduate study. Tuition fee loan information.
A postgraduate loans system in the UK offers government-backed student loans of up to £10,280 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Criteria, eligibility, repayment and application information are available on the UK government website.
From time to time, industry awards may be available for this programme, please see School website. The School may offer PG taught bursaries and fee reduction scholarships for UK, EU and international students, please check the Postgraduate Centre Funding and Scholarships website.
For fees and funding information please see the University's Graduate School website: http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/graduateschool/PostgraduateFunding
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