Taught course

Environmental Engineering

Newcastle University · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in subjects such as engineering, science, physical geography, maths or physics. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications if they have at least two years of relevant experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Environmental engineers create the infrastructure, technologies and policies. They are at the heart of a healthy sustainable society. You'll study how to apply scientific and engineering principles. This will help protect the environment and public health.

You'll learn how to:

  • provide clean water, treat wastewater, manage solid waste
  • remediate pollution from mining, industrial and agricultural activities
  • control air pollution
  • design appropriate environmental engineering interventions in low, middle and high income countries.

We have a global outlook and train our engineers to help them develop a successful career in the environmental industries. We also want to incorporate the global imperatives of climate change and the circular economy into your thinking and design.

This well-respected course has been running since 1963. Its rich history of teaching and research assure the quality of the experience for you.

Our Environmental Engineering MSc is for both practising professionals and graduates in:

  • engineering
  • science
  • physical geography
  • maths
  • physics.

We have strong industrial engagement. Industry and government policy shape this degree programme. You'll benefit through:

  • industry guest lectures
  • study tours
  • site visits
  • industry and research-focused individual projects
  • placements and employment opportunities with added support from the careers service.

Our graduates are in high demand. You'll graduate with the enhanced skills and knowledge preparing you for a wide range of careers.

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Information for international students

English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Modules may be taken on a one-off basis for Continuing Professional Development

Course contact details

School of Engineering