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MEngSc Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering

2022 Details

Programme Commencing:

September 2022

Programme duration:

1 Year Full Time

MEngSc Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering

This programme prepares graduates to work in the broad field of environmental protection and management.Students in this programme will gain advanced theoretical and conceptual knowledge and understanding in the area of environmental engineering on topics such as engineering hydrology, environmental modelling, water and wastewater treatment, solid waste management, and environmental data analysis, among others.

Environmental engineering involves the application of engineering and scientific principles to solve or prevent environmental problems. This programme allows you to gain competencies in the design of facilities to treat water, wastewater and wastes; in the development and protection of water resources; in the design of flood protection systems; in the analysis of environmental data; and in the design of infrastructure that respects the principles of environmental sustainability.


  • This programme is delivered by a highly research intensive School which is in the top 200 in the QS world subject rankings and 68 in the world citation rankings.

Why UCD?

Engineering at UCD is highly attractive to students due to the exposure to world leading researchers and the significant career prospects.

  • UCD is ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutes worldwide.
  • Degrees with high employability with dedicated careers support.
  • Ireland’s largest and most international university.
  • Established in 1854 with 160 years of teaching and research excellence.

what will i study?

90 credits taught masters
30 credits research project

Core modules include:

  • Introduction to Water Resources Engineering
  • Science and Technology for Sustainable Development
  • Water Waste and Environmental Modelling
  • Environmental Research Project
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Quantitative Methods for Engineers

Optional modules include:

  • Remote Sensing
  • Advanced Air Pollution
  • Unit Treatment Process in Water Engineering
  • Hydraulic Engineering Design
  • Introduction to Water Resources Engineering 2
  • Integrated Municipal Solid Was
  • Civil Engineering Systems
  • Freshwater Resources Assessment
  • GIS and Data Analyses
  • GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Geographical Information Systems for Policy and Planning
  • Applied Statistical Modelling
What past graduates have to say:
I chose the MEngSc Water, Waste & Environmental Engineering because it was the only programme of this nature available in the Republic of Ireland. A mixture of lectures and workshops for several modules also allowed me to gain hands-on experience of some of the computer packages used in the fields of water, waste and environmental engineering. I am currently working with OCSC Consulting Engineers. The position I was hired for, and the main sectors that I am currently working in, were those covered in the MEngSc and having completed this masters certainly helped me to obtain employment in this field. I would highly recommend this programme.
Karl Corcoran. OCSC Consulting Engineers.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants need to a recognised bachelor’s degree (honours) in engineering (minimum 4-yr, 240 ECTS), preferably in civil engineering or environmental engineering, or equivalent with high academic grades.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5, or equivalent.

Other courses of interest:

MSc Environmental Science FT MSc Environmental Technology FT

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