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MSc (Eng) Water, Sanitation and Health Engineering

Programme code:MSE-CV/WSHEUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Paul Hutchings Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Minimum of lower second class honours, or equivalent, in a related field.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Civil Engineering

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Civil Engineering

Programme specification:

Programme Aims:
The MSc in Water, Sanitation and Health Engineering addresses sustainable development, poverty reduction and equality in less-developed regions. It will equip graduate engineers with a unique blend of civil engineering, development and public health policy skills. Graduates of the course will be ideally placed to:
- take up senior positions in public health ministries and public health departments in countries of the global south;
- work with international development agencies and international NGOs;
- enter the research arena in search of new technological and management solutions to the global public health crisis.

Once in such positions graduates will be able to participate in policy planning to identify and deliver investments in sanitation, water supply, waste management and public health promotion that will have significant benefits on health and development.

The WSHE course has several unique features:
- multi-disciplinary teaching led by the School of Civil Engineering and the Nuffield Institute of Health;
- strong technical component building on the School of Civil Engineering's track record of technical and research rigor in public health;
- potential to engage with leading public-health research through the Institute for Public Health and Environmental Engineering at the School of Civil Engineering, water@leeds, and the Nuffield Institute of Health;
- oversight from leading academics in public health and development; and
- strong linkages to international development practice - with occasional visiting lecturers from international agencies, and potential to embed dissertation research in practice with partners in the field, including WaterAid, UNICEF and WHO.

All students should consult the School Code of Practice for Assessment to view the classification requirements for their programme.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules:

CIVE5000MMSc Dissertation60 credits1 Sep to 30 Sept (13mth)
CIVE5050MThe Management of WASH Projects15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CIVE5055MEngineering for Public Health15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CIVE5311MWastewater and Fecal Sludge Management15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CIVE5316MWater Resource Management15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CIVE5321MWater Supply15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CIVE5557MSolid Waste Management15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CIVE5596MEngineering in Emergencies - MSc15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
NUFF5065MKey Issues in International Health15 credits1 Sep to 31 Oct

Last updated: 29/04/2024 16:04:11


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