Hydro-environment Engineering (MSc)
The MSc in Hydro-environment Engineering is designed to provide specialised, postgraduate training across selected aspects of water engineering, with a focus on environmental water management. The overall aim of the course is to enhance the engineering skills of its graduates, and an extended project within one of the hydro-environmental engineering fields forms a major part of the course.
In recent years there has been a growing world-wide concern about environmental water management issues including, for example, concerns about coastal and estuarine water pollution, river flooding and urban drainage, wetland and mangrove management, ecological aspects of lakes and reservoirs. In addressing these and other environmental hydraulic challenges, engineers and environmental managers are increasingly using sophisticated numerical models for predicting complex hydrodynamic, water quality and sediment transport processes. These models are increasingly complemented by decision support software systems and a wide range of related hydroinformatics software tools.
The MSc in Hydro-environment Engineering is a full time course lasting twelve months (also available on a part-time basis over three years), comprising of two semesters of lectures and coursework followed by a further dedicated project period of four months for research and the preparation of a dissertation. All staff involved are research active in practical areas of the discipline, and this provides scope for interesting and up to date MSc research projects. The level of commitment of all staff to teaching and learning is high and the courses are taught by staff who are expert in the fields in which they lecture.
This is a recently introduced course, so employment data on graduates of the course is not yet available. The record of employment of graduates of the related Cardiff University MSc courses in Civil, Geotechnical and Structural Engineering is excellent, with the majority of graduates joining engineering consultants. A small number of graduates (about 5 to 10% each year) go on to further study, typically a PhD.
This programme has been accredited by the ICE, IStructE, IHT and IHIE, as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer under the provisions of UK-SPEC for intakes 2009-2013 inclusive, for candidates that have already acquired a CEng accredited BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree or an IEng accredited BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree.
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Course Tutor and Admissions TutorsDr Steve Rees
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or Contact Dr Diane Gardner on email: GardnerDR@cf.ac.uk
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Admission to the MSc in Hydro-environment Engineering requires a good first degree in civil, architectural or structural engineering, or in a cognate numerate scientific discipline, or appropriate professional experience. Currently, a good first degree is taken to mean one that would be equivalent in attainment to a 2(i) honours classification from a UK university.
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to obtain a satisfactory standard in an approved English language qualification before being accepted unconditionally on to a postgraduate course of study. The University's English Language Service for International Students provides English language support and advice on academic study skills to full-time overseas students studying - or intending to study - at Cardiff University.