University of Strathclyde
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
MSc in Environmental Engineering
50 Richmond Street
Ph.D.; Research Degrees, MSc in Environmental Engineering
A distinctive feature of this course is that it is highly topical. Glasgow succeeded in winning the bid for the Commonwealth Games in 2014, and therefore there will be an extensive urban regeneration programme. 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. The Institution of Civil Engineers introduced the CEEQUAL Awards in 2003 to encourage the attainment of environmental excellence in civil engineering projects and thereby to deliver improved environmental performance in project specification, design and construction. Thus the entire profession now acknowledges the need for environmental engineering, and with the investment in new infrastructure in the west of Scotland and throughout Europe there will be a continuing increase in demand for well-qualified graduates. 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.