Taught course

Environmental Engineering

University of Strathclyde · Department of Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

MSc: Normally a First or Upper Second-class Honours degree from a UK University or equivalent Overseas qualification, in engineering, earth sciences, environmental management, or a background in the chemical, physical, biological or mathematical sciences. Students with a Lower Second-class Honours degree will be considered with relevant experience. Two supportive academic references and/or appropriate professional experience or achievements. For candidates whose first language is not English, minimum standards of written and spoken English are IELTS score of 6.5 (with no section less than 5.5). Applicants with slightly lower scores have the opportunity to attend the University's Pre-Sessional English classes to bring them up to the required level.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Environmental Engineering has been designed to meet the needs of urban regeneration, environmental protection, and infrastructure investment portfolios in Scotland and Worldwide.

Closely aligned with industry's needs, this MSc aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to equip them for a career in environmental engineering. The course has a modern approach to environmental engineering, integrating modern applied techniques and giving students a thorough grounding in European environmental policy. The course prepares students to think and act holistically with regard to environmental and sustainability issues, by developing their ability to make sound judgements in relation to the built and natural environments, while meeting the principles of sustainability.

A distinctive feature of this course is that it is highly topical. Glasgow is the host city for the Commonwealth Games in 2014, and therefore there is an extensive urban regeneration programme in progress. This includes building on land that has been contaminated in the past. Therefore students on this course will have challenging 'real world' issues to study 'on the door step' of the University. The real-world input ensures that the curriculum is relevant to industry's needs and assists with graduate employment.

Fees and funding

UK students
3,900; 9,000
International students


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Charles Knapp
0141 548 3277