MEng Environmental Engineering (Year in Industry)

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Course Overview

MEng Environmental Engineering (with a Year in Industry)

Environmental Engineering at Swansea is recognised as one of the Top 200 departments in the world (Shanghai Global Rankings). The course is based on the rationale that environmental engineering is important for all human endeavour and not simply about construction within the environment.

Scholarships

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study.

To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International Scholarships

Key Features

Environmental Engineering at Swansea is recognised as one of the Top 200 departments in the world (Shangai Global Rankings).

Making our environment sustainable for generations to come

With the world’s population set to reach nine billion in 2050, obtaining enough clean water, air, land and food becomes even more pressing. It is to environmental engineers that we turn for solutions.

Environmental engineers optimise the use of natural resources, help develop renewable energy sources, maximise the use of materials and make our environment sustainable for generations to come.

Why study Environmental Engineering at Swansea University?

At Swansea University we offer innovative courses that are based on the rationale that environmental engineering is important for all human endeavour and not simply about construction within the environment.

Our Environmental Engineering degrees equip graduates to be 21st century engineers prepared to meet the environmental challenges of industry and society.

Our schemes provide knowledge of physical, chemical and biological processes and encourage development of the analytical and creative skills necessary for the economic and safe design, safe operation and management of environmental process facilities

On the MEng Environmental Engineering (with a Year in Industry) scheme, advanced environmental engineering concepts are covered and a research project is undertaken within one of the engineering research areas at Swansea University.

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-100Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Chemical Process Principles
EG-101Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Chemical and Environmental Engineering Laboratory
EG-111Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Chemical Engineering Skills
EG-160Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Fluid Mechanics 1
EG-169Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Environmental Awareness for Engineers
EG-189Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Engineering Analysis 1
EG-190Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Analysis 2
EGA102Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Process Analysis and Design
EGA109Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Introductory Organic Chemistry
EGA110Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Instrumental and Analytical Chemistry
EGA114Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Chemical Engineering Science
Optional Modules
Rule 1 

Choose Exactly 10 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Choose 10 credits from here:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
EG-183Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Materials Resources
EGA103Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Foundation Chemistry

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-103Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Heat Transfer
EG-200Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Separation Processes
EG-201Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Fluid Mechanics II
EG-203Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Biochemical Engineering Principles I
EG-204Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Reactor Design
EG-206Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Instrumentation Measurement and Control
EG-210Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Thermodynamics of Process Design
EG-216Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Practical Environmental Chemistry
EG-233Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)0Placement Preparation: Engineering Industrial Year
EG-285Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Statistical Techniques in Engineering
EGA210Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Power for transport, industry and the home
EGA225Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Process and Environmental Plant Operations

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-233Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)0Placement Preparation: Engineering Industrial Year
EG-304Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Safety and Loss Prevention
EG-3061Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Power Generation Systems
EG-307Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Particulate Systems
EG-329Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Hydrology and Unsteady Flow
EG-386Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Engineering Management
EGA319Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Environmental Engineering Design Project
EGA323Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Energy and Low Carbon Technologies
EGA327Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Water and Wastewater Engineering
EGA340Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Environmental Law for Engineers
EGZ300Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Environmental Engineering Practice

Year 4 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-E01Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)120Industrial Placement Year (Engineering)

Year 4 (Level 5 YR OUT)

FHEQ 5 Sandwich Year
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-E01Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)120Industrial Placement Year (Engineering)

Year 5 (Level 7)

FHEQ 7 Advanced Degree / Honours
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EGC401Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Industrial Engineering and Research Practice
EGCM36Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Desalination
EGCM38Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Membrane Technology
EGCM40Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Pollutant transport by groundwater flows
EGCM89Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Chemical and Environmental Engineering MEng Design Project
EGDM01Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Colloid and Interface Science
EG-M07Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Optimisation
EG-M11Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Biochemical Engineering Principles II
EGTM79Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Environmental Analysis and Legislation

Description

As a student on the MEng Environmental Engineering (with a Year in Industry) course, you will gain the skills and knowledge to be a 21st century engineer who can meet the environmental challenges of industry and society.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the MEng Environmental Engineering (with a Year in Industry) course are:

AAA - AAB at A level (including Mathematics).

Other recommended subjects include:
Physics
Further Mathematics
Chemistry
Design Technology
IT/Computing
Biology

Variable offers made dependent on subjects studied and all applications are considered on an individual basis, with GCSE grades, AS Level subjects and grades, work experience, references and personal statement taken into account.

Or 34 - 33 at IB (preferably to include good marks at HL Mathematics).

Students studying for BTEC qualifications require DDD - DDM plus B grade at A level Mathematics. Studying A level Mathematics alongside a BTEC qualification is our strongly recommended entry pathway for those studying BTEC qualifications. Students not studying A level Mathematics, alongside their BTEC qualification, require D*DD-DDD with D in ‘Mathematics for Technicians’ and D in ‘Further Mathematics for Technicians’, plus minimum GCSE grades of B in Mathematics and 2 x B grades in Science/Engineering/Manufacturing.

Find out the entry requirements for an international student.

Students with industrial experience and qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you have studied access or vocational qualifications, you are advised to apply for the Integrated Foundation Year.

If you are applying for Level Two (second year) entry, in order to be considered, you will need to have already covered the topics offered in Swansea at Level One (first year) in a certified qualification, with a high overall score.

How To Apply

Find out how to apply for the MEng Environmental Engineering (with a Year in Industry) course as an UK or EU student.

Find out how to apply for the MEng Environmental Engineering (with a Year in Industry) course as an international student

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MEng (Hons) Full-time (with a year in Industry) £9,000 £17,450

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

During a sandwich year (e.g. year in industry, year abroad or placement year) a lower fee will apply. For more information visit our tuition fees page.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the MEng Environmental Engineering (with a Year in Industry) degree do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs. Students on this course will need to meet the costs of the item below:

  • Pair of safety boots for industrial site visits. £20 maximum cost.

Recommended textbooks for this course are available in the library. All software needed for the course is available on the Engineering network, for use within our PC rooms at Swansea University.

Free wireless internet access is available across the whole of the University campus and halls of residence.

Accreditation

The MEng Environmental Engineering at Swansea University is accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills as a Chartered Engineer. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Year in Industry

The year in industry can be undertaken in the UK or overseas. The advantages of the placement year are extensive. 

For example, not only will you gain valuable industrial experience, you will also be paid a salary for that year. Currently, the average annual salary is over £15,000.

Support and guidance is provided to help you secure a placement. There are CV writing workshops, presentations from students and companies. Plus advice on job hunting and application tips.

Find out more on our Year in Industry website:

Meet Daniel, Environmental Engineering graduate