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Environmental Engineering MEng/BEng 2017/18 entry

Course code:

EECU004

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2017

 

Fees:
Faculty:

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Overview

To develop sustainably, we must understand our environment. This course blends together environmental science and civil engineering.

The UK Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), US Bureau of Labour Statistics, United Nations (UN) and various international organisations have reported a high skill shortage in environmental engineering throughout the developed and developing world to respond to the increasing climate, demographic (urbanisation), socio-economic and environmental changes.

Our professionally accredited environmental engineering course blends core civil engineering skills and environmental science knowledge, together with numerical and management principles to assess, prevent, protect and control natural and man-made environmental disasters and to lead on sustainable development at local and international level.

It can be studied as the four-year MEng or five-year MEng with Professional Development Training (course code H222) or as the three to four-year BEng (course code H220) by full-time, sandwich or part-time mode of attendance. The four-stage MEng course fully satisfies the educational base for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status, whereas the three-stage BEng satisfies the Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status.

Coventry University is ranked as the UK’s top modern university in the Guardian University Guide 2018 and ranked overall as 12th. Our School of Energy, Construction and Environment has a well-established reputation within industry for its courses in civil engineering, construction, geography, disaster, environment and energy management, facilitating a multidisciplinary approach to this course which draws on necessary resources and expertise from across the School.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

Our Environmental Engineering courses are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM), which represents (the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) on behalf of the Engineering Council. The BEng course is accredited for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Whereas the MEng course is accredited by ICE for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. In addition, if you take the Professional Development Training option, the opportunities to become a professionally qualified Chartered Engineer (CEng) in the civil and environmental engineering field are high.

Course information

Our MEng/BEng Environmental Engineering degree is built on three key themes of: health, safety and environmental risk management; sustainable development; and design engineering analysis and practices.

By the end of Stage Three (BEng), if successfully completed your studies will have covered all of the basic academic capabilities necessary to achieve Incorporated Engineer status and you can meet Chartered Engineer standards by progressing to the end of Stage Four (MEng). Additional costs may apply. Please check with the membership body for details.

Your studies begin with a firm foundation of maths, environmental science and core civil engineering skills such as laboratory, design, analytical (technical, social, economic/financial, environmental, managerial, legal and ethical context) skills. 

You will be introduced to the fundamental principles of structural mechanics, structural behaviour of materials and mathematics for use in solving engineering problems, incorporating safety and sustainability considerations. As the course progresses, we cover more advanced theories of analysis for both statics and dynamics. The skill of using mathematics to develop engineering solutions to these advanced theories is essential and is embedded throughout. We also cover the principles of current methods of structural analysis to Eurocode standards.

Engineering analysis and materials covers the principles of construction material behaviour, soil mechanics and fluid mechanics. You should develop an understanding of the various materials used in construction (such as concrete and cementitious materials, steel, other metals, timber, masonry components, polymers and emerging materials) and geomaterials (such as granular soils and clays), and their suitability for specific applications within the construction industry, while considering construction methods, safety and sustainability. You should develop the necessary skills to interpret experimental data for use in solving engineering problems.

96%

of our students are satisfied with the quality of the course

NSS, 2016

Course specification
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Modules

Overview

In the first stage, we will also introduce you to environmental systems and the basic principles of environmental and pollution science, including the range of chemical and physical stressors, impacts of pollution on people and the environment and the interactions between the natural environment and the built environment. You will have the chance to develop theoretical knowledge and practical experience in pollution monitoring, including an introduction to sampling and analysis methodologies for air, soil and water as well as noise pollution.

Modules

  • Engineering Analysis and Materials (M/BEng)

  • Structural analysis and Mathematics (M/BEng)

  • Design Studies (Civil Engineering)

  • Introduction to Environmental Pollution Science

  • Group Project 1

  • Academic and Professional Development

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

The second stage of the course builds on the first stage to provide knowledge and understanding of key subjects such as hydraulics, geo-technics, environmental pollution and energy as well as structural analysis, design and materials.

This stage is also direct entry for relevant HND or similar degree holders or part time students.

Modules

  • Hydrology, Modelling and Water Engineering

  • Geo-technics

  • Environmental Management & Assessment

  • Research Practice and Communication

  • Research Dissertation

  • Group Project 2

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Following your second year, you will have an option to apply for a one-year professional work placement or study abroad in a partner institution.

Overview

As the course progresses to the third stage, we start to look at more advanced knowledge of areas such as environmental assessment, water modelling and engineering. For the research dissertation, you will have to demonstrate your analytical, problem solving, innovation, communication and information management skills, enabling you to establish creative solutions when researching problems and issues.

Your skills may be further enhanced by group projects with inter/multidisciplinary activities at each stage, using appropriate environmental and humanitarian engineering with computer and field simulations, as well as building information modelling (BIM). In addition to the know-how gained from the lectures and learning support, there may be opportunities to collaborate with the other courses, international and part-time students. Group and project work has the potential to further develop your appreciation of the multidisciplinary nature of civil biased environmental engineering, as well as the importance of effective project management, teamwork, good communication and lateral thought.

There is the option for a year professional development training programme for MEng with PDP students only.

Modules

  • Hydrology, Modelling and Water Engineering

  • Geo-technics

  • Environmental Management & Assessment

  • Research Practice and Communication

  • Research Dissertation

  • Group Project 3

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

The fourth stage of the course is for MEng students only, in which you should further specialise in environmental risk, sustainable development, failure analysis and design of hydraulic/seismic structure.

Modules

  • Environmental Risk Assessment and Management

  • Environmental Hazards Management Techniques

  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Techniques

  • Water, Sanitation and Shelter Technologies

  • Structural Failure Analysis and Design

  • Group Project 4

10th

Our civil engineering courses are ranked 10th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2018

In more detail...

  • Use of the unique Coventry University Simulation Centre, which combines technology with interactive screen and real-life scenarios.
  • Learn how to apply advanced theoretical and appropriate practical methods to analyse and solve the environmental engineering problems at local, national and global scale.
  • Strong links with industry and professional bodies give you the option to undertake a Professional Development Programme (for MEng) or the industrial placement experience.
  • Courses are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) as fully satisfying the educational base for either Chartered Engineer (CEng) or Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status.
  • A teaching team who are active in research and have industrial experience, who bring their multi and intra disciplinary expertise into their teaching to ensure it is relevant to the needs of industry, society and the students.
  • Expert visiting professional/guest lecturers which have previously been from Environment Agency, Severn Trent Water and top consultants, laboratory and fieldwork and local national and international field trips and studies.
  • Studying with students on a wide range of courses covering other professional disciplines in an integrated School of Energy, Construction and Environment which reflects the interdisciplinary nature of civil and environmental engineering projects.
  • Provides Environmental engineering knowledge, understanding and skills to make the most of existing and emerging science and technology for green-design, engineering analysis and practices, sustainable development and health, safety and environmental risk management.

Collaborative links with universities in 20 countries around the world, including Ryerson University Canada, Rennes University France and National University of Colombia, giving you the chance for you to spend part of your studies abroad.

Our main study themes are: 

  • Health, Safety and Environmental Risk Management (HSERM): We aim to make you aware of and reminded of the importance of health and safety, environmental risk assessment and management from the start to the end of your course. You will also be encouraged to consider the HSERM aspects within your laboratory-based coursework and propose precautions that could be taken to avoid or manage them.

  • Sustainable development (SD):  We aim to develop your understanding of the linkage between and balanced approach required for sustainability and development. You should learn how to apply environmental science, appropriate technology and sustainable environmental risk management principles and technologies.

  • Design, engineering analysis and practices (DEAP): Environmental friendly SD engineering design, engineering analysis and practices are processes in which individual creativity and technical competence as well as collaboration between multidisciplinary professionals are all required. The undergraduate stage of the programme is designed to develop your skills in creativity, independent learning and teamwork via a series of group projects. This aims to give you practise and insight into the role of the engineer as a planner, designer analysist and a project manager. You should develop an effective approach to performing engineering design, analysis and communicating and delivering with confidence and clarity, demonstrating key skills of engineering synthesis, judgement and team-working, and demonstrating an appreciating the many criteria for HSERM & SD and their relevance to the circumstances of different projects.
  • Our MEng Environmental Engineering (H222) courses will be delivered in four stages: 4 years full-time; 5 years with Professional Development Programme (PDP); 5 years’ sandwich (study abroad) or 5 years part-time (Stage 2 entry with appropriate work experience and qualification) mode of attendance.
  • Our BEng Environmental Engineering (H220) courses will be delivered in three stages: 3 years full-time; 4 years’ sandwich (study abroad or work placement) or 4 years part-time (Stage 2 entry with appropriate requirements) mode of attendance.

At appropriate stages of the course, we try to organise guest lectures from current practitioners and you will also have opportunities to participate in fieldtrips at each stage of the course, both at home and overseas. For example, UK field activities have previously included environmental pollution testing and monitoring, as well as examining sustainable construction practice. We also organise a range of site visits, including the chance to visit a Severn Trent Water wastewater treatment plant and the Thames Barrier for a demo on flood modelling. 

You will have the opportunity to undertake challenging independent research dissertation in Stage Three of your course in which you will tackle questions at the cutting-edge science and appropriate technical research and innovation.

The highly practical nature of the course enables you to work on real-world problems with engineering and environmental analysis and good practice guidance from industry, commerce, consultation, research groups and your tutor/supervisor, as you would in professional practice. Each year both the MEng and BEng includes a group project and individual coursework based on real problems sourced from industrial collaborators and technical modules that reflect current research work in the School and is designed to introduce you to the latest thinking in the subject. This means that while you learn the technical and scientific content of your degree, these projects and coursework will allow you the opportunity to develop the professional skills required including: problem assessment and resolution; project, task and time management; risk assessment; team work and leadership; technical report writing etc.

In addition, you will be assigned a personal tutor who will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice. 

Teaching methods include:
lectures, with associated tutorials, workshops, lab and fieldwork.

Meet our staff

Suresh Surendran

Dr Suresh Surendran is a PhD/MSc qualified academic, 35 years experienced Civil/Environmental Engineer, recognised scientist in “Water Engineering for Risk Resilience and Sustainable Development” and registered programme/ project manager.

Read full profile

The assessment types are varied throughout the course with both individual and group work assessed using methods, such as presentations, laboratory work, formal examinations, technical reports, online quizzes, posters and computer simulation.

An estimated percentage breakdown of your final grade assessment is as follows: 

  • Formal examinations: 55%
  • Individual coursework and research dissertation (lab, field, design and desktop studies): 30%
  • Group project and other work: 15%


Students undertaking MEng and BEng Environmental Engineering (full-time and sandwich) must pass all mandatory modules for progression (Stages 1-4 for MEng and Stages 1-3 for BEng); in each stage, they must complete 120 credits for the final award.

The part-time student will only take the modules that are mandatory for the course that they are on. Part-timers are expected to follow a study plan given by the School, attend the modules with the full-time students and completing the 60 credits per year. The student has to complete each stage within two years and the timetable will be tailored for PT students for their course.

A compulsory Add+vantage module must also be completed: please see the page on the Add+vantage scheme (link to Add+vantage page on website) for more details.

Credits for the modules related to PDP, Professional Training and study abroad are not included in the calculation for degree classification but will be mentioned in the award.Academic and Professional Development modules will have zero credits. 

30% assessed by written report

On successful completion, you should have knowledge of:

  • Contemporary environmental impacts, uncertainties and risks relating to a built environment, including social and economic impacts, regulatory aspects and health and safety.
  • Scientific principles to enable an appreciation of the scientific and engineering context and understanding of historic, current and future impacts and technologies for resilience.
  • Appropriate mathematical methods, concepts in physical and computer based environmental modelling to analyse environmental engineering problems and to design systems.
  • Relevant principles of applied mechanics in fluid/hydraulics, hydrology, soil mechanics, geo-technics, and structural mechanics and application in hydro-geo environmental engineering. 
  • ICT and laboratory knowledge of skills, research methods and strategies of acquiring, interpreting, analysing data and information and critical understanding of the techniques.
  • Business and organisational awareness of environmental engineering industries, the concepts and management processes for environmental, financial, societal and technical risks. 
  • Core environmental engineering subjects, informed by current thinking/ industrial practice, research and developments.



On successful completion, you should be able to:

  • Investigate and define environmental problems and identify sustainability, health and safety issues and risk and apply environmental problem-solving skills with the understanding of codes of practice, standards and regulations in environmental engineering applications.
  • Review, classify and describe the systems and components, select, apply quantitative analytical methods, models and visualisation techniques/ computer software to assess the risk and performance relevant to the engineering to solve environmental problems.
  • Formulate plans for undertaking environment risk management or sustainable development as solution by applying the engineering and scientific principles, approaches, tools, processes and systems and ability to work with technical uncertainty at a range of scales
  • Apply more advance principles of applied mechanics, method and models with problem-solving skills by collecting and comprehensively interpreting qualitative and quantitative data, critically and systematically assess problems, evaluate effectiveness of new ideas, techniques and materials, to obtain planed and synthesised solutions in both familiar and new situations.
  • Systematically plan, design, model environmental engineering problems, develop solutions and appropriate strategies in response to the environmental challenges.
  • Coordinate and control operations, organise and manage projects resources, maintain systems or services, including monitoring & assessment of their performance.

91%

of our graduates are in work or further study six months after the course

DHLE 2014/15

In a typical week, you will have up to 20 ‘contact’ hours of teaching and learning support.

This generally breaks down as follows:

  • Large group teaching: 8 hours of lectures each week.
  • Medium group teaching: 6 hours of tutorials each week.
  • Small group teaching: 4 hours of practical work (laboratory or field work) 
  • Personal tutorial: 2 hours of tutorials and guidance (individual or group projects) each week 

In addition, you will be expected to undertake a further 20 hours of Personal study (guided and self-guided) each week, eg. Revising guided handouts, online activities, independent research, working-out the tutorials and reading reference materials etc.

Environmental engineering is a global industry and the course attracts students from around the world including Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. You will join students from many different nationalities and cultures, which will give an international perspective to your studies and future career as an engineer. The content of the course continuously refers to the international context in which environmental engineering takes place.

We have academic and research links with many countries, providing opportunities for student exchanges and overseas field trips. If you opt for a sandwich year, you can spend time studying or placement in abroad; we currently have links with universities in Malaysia, Oman, Canada and the European Union. 

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,101

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16



16,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our alumni say

Excelling at University is down to the attitude you have, but my personal success would not have been possible without the support from my lecturers. With a really strong support network, there really is someone willing to help you 24/7. The staff are incredibly supportive of those who wish to take on voluntary events-based work. I often travelled down to London at the weekend to work on various types events. The hardworking attitude you have is reflected by even more opportunities such as working for the British Council at their international ‘Going Global’ conferences (I went to Dubai!). I was offered a job a week after my last exam and am now an event manager at The Royal Opera House. I organise the catering for gala dinners, private receptions, the Wimbledon Champions dinner, GQ Man of the Year and even the BAFTA Awards just to name a few.

Zoe Dickinson, BA (Hons) Event Management, graduated with a first in 2013, now Event Manager at The Royal Opera House.

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: H220 (BEng)
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
BBB-BBC to include Mathematics. Excludes General Studies.  DDM-DMM in Engineering or Construction to include a Merit in Maths and Further Maths for Technicians.  31-30 points to include Mathematics Higher level 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English, Mathematics and Science or specified equivalents



University Course Code: H222 (MEng)
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
ABB to include Mathematics. Excludes General Studies DDD-DDM in Engineering or Construction to include a Merit in Maths and Further Maths for Technicians 31-30 points to include Mathematics Higher level 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English, Mathematics and Science or specified equivalents

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three
 A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

The Access Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. Plus GCSE English Language at grade C and GCSE Mathematics at grade B, or specified equivalents.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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Unconditional offers

We want to recruit the best students to Coventry and having assessed applicants' past, current and predicted performance and commitment to the course we feel that it is appropriate to reward consistently high-achieving students with an unconditional offer from a top university. It is a commitment from us with regard to an applicants’ potential as an excellent undergraduate and we hope that this will encourage such applicants to join the Coventry community.

Personal statements and references will also be taken into account and, for some degree courses, an interview will form part of the assessment. The criteria for unconditional offers will vary across the University as entry requirements for specific courses differ and not all degree courses will be taking part in the Scheme. The unconditional offer will be confirmed once a selected applicant has made Coventry their firm choice.

Coventry University has assessed that you are capable of achieving excellent grades and we have demonstrated this belief by making you an unconditional offer. This is our commitment to you so then we ask that you reciprocate this commitment by selecting us as your ‘firm’ choice and activating your unconditional offer.

We will consider other qualifications for a pre-result unconditional offer providing that you have an appropriate proven performance at GCSE (or equivalent) level and predicted grades in line with grades that we expect to see at A-level. Other qualifications that we may consider for a pre-result unconditional offer include: the International Baccalaureate Diploma, BTEC Level 3 qualifications, Cambridge Pre-U and combinations of qualifications (e.g. BTECS plus A-levels).

An unconditional offer is what it says it is. So if you don’t meet your predictions then your place at Coventry is still guaranteed. However we would hope and expect that you continue to work hard to make the most of your potential and be best prepared to study at university level.

We can’t but our experience over the years has shown us that students like you with a track record of high grades and excellent predictions are very likely to achieve those grades. Our assessment takes into account all elements of your application to allow us to take a holistic view of your potential. There is still the opportunity to gain one of the Coventry University Scholarships if you achieve the required grades so there is a financial incentive to aim high. Unconditional offers are only made to individuals who have demonstrated their commitment so we believe their focus and determination is unlikely to waver in the final stages of their qualifications.

No, the unconditional offer is only available to those who will take up their place in 2017.

What our alumni say

Coventry University’s Event Management degree course has given me phenomenal opportunities both nationally and internationally. These opportunities are what I like best about the course, and sets it apart from other institutions. With many professional connections, there are always fantastic opportunities being offered to students to enable you to explore the industry. These experiences are for a range of industry sectors including conferences, corporate events, charity fundraisers and sporting events."

Alexandra Darwood, BA (Hons) Event Management, graduated 2014, now Food Retail Marketing Co-ordinator at Mid Counties Co-operative

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£14,104 (per year)


Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

Career prospects

As our environmental engineering courses have been designed to meet the needs of niche and highly specialised national and international markets, the focus of our lectures, projects, caste studies and coursework are based on various real life environmental engineering issues.

In addition, by discussing with visiting professionals, visiting sites and mixing with the part time students working in the industry, you will have opportunities to gain experience as a professional environmental engineer. 

Similarly, the MEng with Professional Development Programme (PDP) has structured training that will help you to gain some portfolio of experience. 

Our degree aims to help you explore a route into many civil and environmental engineering careers and supported by the Civil and Environmental Engineering Industrial Advisory Board.

From these, you should be equipped with the knowledge and skills to work for environmental policymakers, regulators/operating authorities, (eg. Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales and Scottish Environmental Protection Agency), local authorities, planners, emergency services, property developers, international development agencies and NGOs. These skills could also be applied in water, waste and energy utility companies, large infrastructure developers, environmental and engineering consultancies and contractors such as Arup, Mott Macdonald, Atkins, JBA, Hyder, and Costain, as well as research organisations like HR Wallingford and CEH.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career. You will develop your expertise, gain valuable experience through our Employability Challenge Weeks, Leadership Challenge programme, Skill Development workshops including CV development & job application processes. 

When you are ready to find permanent employment, you will also receive support from our award-winning Faculty careers service, EC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016.

91%

of our graduates are in work or further study six months after the course

DLHE 2014/15

Where our graduates work

Our graduates have gone on to occupy positions in the event industry within a variety of national and international companies, including The Royal Opera House, Live Buzz Events, Ricoh Arena, Chelsea Football Club Events Team, Gordon Ramsey Events, Pandora Events, Conference Care, Virgin Media Pioneers. 

£25K

Our graduates earn an average salary of £25,000 six months after the course (DHLE 2014/15)

What our alumni say

“Throughout my studies the staff placed emphasis on gaining applicable sport and event experiences, alongside academic studies. Their partnerships allowed me to work with businesses including Vauxhall Motors, Compass, British Council, World Rugby and Coventry Blaze. The main highlights of my experience include the copious industry visits, trips and international opportunities I was fortunate enough to participate within. This ranged from cultural exchanges in China and Holland, volunteering experiences in Dubai, Moscow and South Africa and team-bonding opportunities in Dublin and Newquay.”

Marali Kempthorne, BA (Hons) Event Management, graduated with a first in 2016, Winner 2015 Vanessa Cotton Scholarship from Meeting Professionals International, Deputy Head of Activity Base (Volunteer) for RNLI, Southend-on-Sea
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