• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The Water Engineering course offered by Brunel University London is unique in providing specialist knowledge on the critical sub-topics of water and wastewater management and engineering, desalination systems, building water services engineering, industrial waste water management, and water in health care.

About

The Water Engineering course offered by Brunel University London demonstrates the links between theory and practice by including input from our industrial partners and through site visits. This is a key aspect for establishing a competitive and high added value course that provides adequate links with industry.

Features of the course include:

  • Students’ skills in gathering and understanding complex information from a variety of sources (including engineering, scientific and socio-economic information) will be developed in an advanced research methods module. 
  • Issues relating to risk and health and safety will be introduced in the research methods module and built on in specialist modules. 
  • Generic modules in financial and project management will underpin specialist modules focusing on water engineering topics.
  • Real problem-solving examples – starting from basic principles, to the identified problem, the solution, the implementation process and was implemented and the end result. 
  • Real case studies – demonstrating how environmental and economic sustainability is considered within civil engineering, particularly in water resources management.

Employability

The Water Engineering Sector offers a range of career opportunities in the fields of water distribution, treatment and management, wastewater treatment, collection and management, hydrology, flood management, monitoring of water bodies, integrated water resources management and other areas. 

The program will allow candidates to pursue a successful and prestigious career within the water industry. Potential employers include public and private water utilities responsible for water and sewage management, Environmental Agencies, environmental and water engineering consulting firms, academic positions in water related topics, construction companies carrying out water engineering works, government departments and agencies related to environmental issues. The most prominent example of a large Water related work is the Thames Tideway Tunnel. 

Once the MSc students have completed their studies they can choose whether to apply for work or continue they studies in a prestigious PhD program. The water cycle is large and diverse offering a range of employment opportunities staring from water abstraction up to wastewater treatment and reclaimed water reuse.

Accreditation

This course has been designed in close consultation with the industry and is accredited as a designated 'technical' MSc degree by the Join Board of Moderators (JBM). The JBM is made up of Institution of Highways and Transport and the Institution of Highway Engineeres respectively.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Sustainable Project Management
  • Geo-environmental Management for Civil Engineers  
  • Water Infrastructure Engineering
  • Risk and Financial Management
  • Hydrology and Hydraulics
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Engineering
  • Water Process Engineering
  • Research Methods
  • Civil Engineering Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK first or second class Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in an engineering, science or technology subject.
  • Other qualifications and subjects (including but not limited to mathematics, computer sciences, architecture, environmental sciences) will be considered with a minimum 3 years of relevant work experience and assessed on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18720 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18720 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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