Water and Environmental Engineering MSc - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Water and Environmental Engineering

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGCert Water and Environmental Engineering
PGDip Water and Environmental Engineering

Professional recognition

Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT).
Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE).
Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).
European Accreditation of Engineering Programmes (EUR-ACE)

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PFB61007 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PFB61008 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Distance Learning PFB61017 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

H123, H122, H200H123, H20

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Engineering (Master)

Other internal and / or external reference points

UKSPEC

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences - Civil and Environmental Engineering

Programme Leader

OUKI SK Dr (Civl Env Eng)

Date of production/revision of spec

22/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

A comprehensive and robust understanding of key areas of water and environmental engineering

Skills that will enable students to explore, critically assess and evaluate problems and produce systematic and coherent solutions integrating core engineering science with practical applications both independently and within a team structure

An understanding of how this knowledge can be articulated around sustainable development practices

A sound base for enhanced communication skills both oral and written

A pathway that will prepare graduates for successful careers in the field including, where appropriate, progression to Chartered Engineer status.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Fundamental principles underpinning the key topics covered in the subject area; K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Investigation and research techniques which provide a sound base for critical evaluation, selection and use of a wide range of scientific, technical and management processes relevant to the field; K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
The multidisciplinary nature of the subject area and its underlying principles and the importance of developing integrated approaches to solving complex problems; K PGDip, MSc
The importance of identifying emerging trends to existing knowledge structures and theoretical frameworks and propose new alternative application and methodological approaches relevant to the student' s research interests; K MSc
Management, organisation and communication skills including problem definition, project and experimental design, time management, decision making processes, independent and team work, knowledge transfer via written and oral presentations. K PGDip, MSc
Integrated and multidisciplinary approach to solving complex problems using professional judgment taking into consideration the engineering, economic, social and environmental impacts; C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Ability to critically evaluate outcomes and accurately assess and report on own/others work with justification and relate them to existing knowledge structures and methodologies C PGDip, MSc
Ability to formulate, conduct and write-up a systematic and coherent research programme topic demonstrating in-depth knowledge and high level of problem solving skills C MSc
Critical review of the scientific literature for effective justification and support of results and decisions; P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Acquisition of the necessary skills to collect as well as generate data via laboratory experiments or computer-based programmes. P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Critical analysis of results/recommendations and their presentation in a concise and logical manner; P MSc
Preparation of technical reports and presentation of work to an informed audience; P PGDip, MSc
Awareness of difficulties and ethical issues likely to arise in professional practice and an ability to formulate solutions in dialogue with peers, industry professionals, institutional professionals and others. P MSc
Critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of complex information and data; T PGDip, MSc
Communication and knowledge transfer through oral presentations and written reports; T PGDip, MSc
Selection and use of appropriate advanced research methods; T PGDip, MSc
Integrated and multidisciplinary approach to problem solving; T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Time & resource management; T PGCert, MSc
Effective use of a range of communication and technology tools aimed at different audiences; T PGDip, MSc
Learn and work effectively independently and as a part of a team. T PGCert, PGDip, MSc

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over three to five years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Distance Learning

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time/distance-learning over three to five years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Year 1 - FHEQ Level 7

Please take three optional modules from
ENGM039 Groundwater Control, Modelling and Contamination
ENGM040 Regulation & Management
ENGM046 European Study Tour
ENGM057 Water Resources Management and Hydraulic Modelling

Unstructured (3-5 years) - FHEQ Level 7

Optional modules for Unstructured (3-5 years) - FHEQ Level 7

Please take three optional modules from
ENGM039 Groundwater Control, Modelling and Contamination
ENGM040 Regulation & Management
ENGM046 European Study Tour
ENGM057 Water Resources Management and Hydraulic Modelling

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Other information

Module requirements for main and subsidiary awards are as follows:
Postgraduate Certificate
 2 Structural modules
 2 further Structural or Bridge modules
Postgraduate Diploma
 4 Structural Modules
 2 further Structural or Bridge modules
 2 further modules from any module group
Master of Science
As for PGDip plus a Dissertation on a Structural Engineering topic

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree.

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.