Specialise in environmental and sustainable processes while developing the technical, professional and digital skills needed in industry.

Our course is for engineers and scientists who want to make a positive impact on the environment, society and the future of our planet. Climate change, GHG emissions and loss of biodiversity are important global issues and the world needs leaders and innovators to design and manage sustainable processes and systems to address these.

If you have that desire to learn how to solve the important environmental challenges we face, then our course can help you towards that goal. We’ll develop your skills, knowledge and understanding to take on these issues against a backdrop of economic factors, environmental compliance and national and international legislation.

Your studies will cover areas such as improving resource efficiency, and how to monitor, manage and mitigate negative environmental consequences. You’ll learn how to apply whole-systems and life-cycle approaches to evaluate the impact of industrial activities while considering current and possible future legislation. This ‘big-picture thinking’ will allow you to move beyond traditional approaches to process engineering.

As part of your learning experience, we make sure you have the opportunity to develop useful skills in areas such as interdisciplinary teamwork, effective communication, networking and time resource management. This will help prepare you to adapt and be successful in a variety of roles in this evolving discipline.

Learn from experts in the field

You’ll learn from academics based in our multidisciplinary and multicultural Department of Chemical Engineering. You’ll benefit from their research expertise and links to industry in the area of sustainability. We regularly invite speakers to present on relevant topics so you can hear from experts in environmental engineering, chemical engineering and sustainable technologies.

Use specialise facilities

Our laboratory facilities range from bench to pilot scale and are equipped to enhance your education and help you become an environmental or chemical engineer. They include: – high-specification biochemical engineering labs – life-cycle-assessment software and modelling databases

Study Details:

MSc 1 year full-time

Module Details:

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Semester 1

  • Environmental science and engineering
  • The bioeconomy
  • Water management
  • Environmental engineering design
  • Professional and research development

Semester 2

  • Emergent and emerging technologies
  • Environmental economics, politics and management
  • Waste management
  • Environmental engineering design (continued from Semester 1)
  • Professional and research development (continued from Semester 1)


  • Dissertation

Student Destinations

Start your future here

Our course has a multidisciplinary focus to help prepare you to work as an environmental engineer in the public and private sectors. You could work in consultancy firms, environmental management and manufacturing, or sustainable product distribution. Or you could play a critical role in stakeholder policy negotiations between economists, lawyers, engineers and environmentalists.

Some of our graduates choose to further their studies on one of our PhD programmes or with other leading institutions.


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Entry Requirements

You should have a Bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a high 2:2 or above.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, biochemical engineering, environmental engineering, environmental sciences or natural sciences (e.g. physics, chemistry or biochemistry). We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

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