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What will I learn?

The Environmental Engineering MSc provides you with the advanced understanding, technical knowledge and practical skills required to enable you to develop a successful career in the environmental industries worldwide.

About this course

Environmental Engineers create the infrastructure, technologies and policies. They are at the heart of a healthy sustainable society. You will study how to apply scientific and engineering principles to 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 seek to train engineers to work anywhere in the world. 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. More than 1000 alumni from our course are now working across the world, many in senior governmental, academic and scientific positions.

Several modules incorporate extensive laboratory practical experience. These will be carried out through small group teaching or via alternative online video demonstrations in our labs.

Our MSc is designed for both practising professionals and graduates in:

physical geography

Who are seeking careers in:

water companies
engineering companies
environmental consultancies
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
environment agency and other authorities

Our strong industrial engagement means our degree programme is shaped by industry and government policy. You'll benefit from this engagement 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 and you will graduate with the enhanced skills and knowledge preparing you for a wide range of careers.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£24,300.00 (US$ 33,434) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022


Newcastle University

King’s Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,


NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a four-year bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA ranging from 2.8 to 3.2 out of 4.0 (admissions criteria will vary depending on which course they are applying to).

For international students

A 2:2 honours degree, or an international equivalent, in subjects such as: engineering; science; physical geography; maths; 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. English Language Requirements - IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills).; TOEFL 90 overall (with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking, and 17 in writing).; Pearsons 62 overall (with a minimum of 51 in all sub-skills).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.