MSc Water Engineering

Protecting and improving our water resources is one of the most significant challenges facing the world today.

This course provides our students with the fundamental knowledge and experience of water engineering science and practice, including skills in environmental enhancement and protection. It covers underlying engineering principles such as fluid mechanics, hydraulics, hydrology and hydrogeology, so graduates leave equipped to work in areas such as sustainable urban development, and environmental management and are able to tackle problems such as flooding, groundwater pollution and urban water systems infrastructure design.

Our large multidisciplinary water research group drives our research-led teaching and module content; our students will learn a broad base of disciplines including environmental science, chemistry, hydrology, applied hydrogeology and hydraulic engineering. Our academic staff engages with industry and researchers all over the world on a wide variety of challenging problems in water supply and environmental protection. The research projects we can offer to you as part of our course reflect this diversity.

Study Locations

We timetable teaching across the whole of our campus, the details of which can be found on our campus map. Teaching may take place in a student’s home department, but may also be timetabled to take place within other departments or central teaching space.

Course Duration

  • 1 year Full Time

Financial Support

Financial support is available to assist attendance of this MSc course.

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MSc Water Engineering (2018-19) FT

Full Academic Year

CIV6000 Advanced Engineering Research Study

Weeks 1 - 6 Weeks 7 - 12
Semester 1

CIV6735 Engineering Hydrology

CIV6733 Advanced Hydraulics

CIV6704 Hydrogeology

CIV685 Civil Engineering Research Proposal

CIV6747 Surface Water Quality Processes

Semester 2

CIV6745 Computational Methods in Water Engineering

Option 1

Option 2a

Option 2b

Option 1 Option 2

CIV6750 Coastal Engineering

CIV6730 SuDS and Green Infrastructure

CIV6017 Computational Fluid Dynamics

CIV6744 Remediation of Groundwater Pollution

CIV6746 Design of Water Distribution and Sewer Networks

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it is current and relevant. Individual modules may be updated or withdrawn in response to discoveries through our world-leading research, funding changes, professional accreditation requirements, student or employer feedback, curriculum review, staff availability, and variations in student numbers. In the event of a material change the University will inform students in good time and will take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Careers & employability

Our graduates work internationally, in a range of public and private sector organisations from water companies, environmental management and engineering consultancies, research institutes, regulatory agencies and local authorities.

Course accreditation - MSc (Technical and non-technical)

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree.
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