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MSc (Eng) Environmental Engineering and Project Management

Year 1

(Award available for year: Master of Science (Eng))

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding of:
- the legislative framework that protects our environment;
- environmental Impact Assessment techniques to mitigate the effects of large projects;
- process selection of wastewater treatment facilities;
- operation and management of wastewater treatment facilities;
- operation and management of water collection, treatment and distribution systems;
- air quality and its impact on health
- methods used to control contamination in indoor environments;
- the classification of disease and in particular water and excreta related diseases;
- the methods used for quantifying and modelling health risks including QMRA:
- management of waste collection, recycling and treatment;
- the key EU legislation that influences water policy;
- the technologies available for treating organic wastes with energy recovery;
- management of international construction;
- process management.

Intellectual Skills:
- analyse and solve problems;
- think strategically;
- synthesis complex sets of information;
- understand the changing nature of knowledge and practice in the management of project environments and engineering organisations;
- select and transfer knowledge and methods from other sectors to the project and engineering based organisation.

Practical Skills:
- design techniques for wastewater treatment plants
- analytical tools for the assessment of environmental pollution
- presentation skills to simplify complex environmental issues for presentation to a broad audience base
- the capability to act decisively in a coordinated way using theory, better practice and harness this to experience;
- use concepts and theories to make judgements in the absence of complete data;
- observe, record and interpret data using appropriate statistical methods and to present results in appropriate forms for the environmental engineering industry;
- indoor and outdoor environmental sampling;
- airborne risk modelling;
- quantitative microbial risk assessment;
- policy interpretation into solid waste management design schemes;
- tender evaluation and response;
- design approaches for resources recovery.

Transferable (key) skills

Masters (Taught), Postgraduate Diploma & Postgraduate Certificate students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;
- evaluating their own achievement and that of others;
- self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;
- independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;
- critical engagement in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.


Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:

- evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;
- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;
- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;
- evaluating and criticising received opinion;
- making reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.


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