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Water Science
MSc programmes
Water & Wastewater Engineering
Water & Wastewater Technology
Full and part-time

Water is increasingly under pressure from demographic and climatic
changes. Treatment processes play a key role in delivering safe, reliable
supplies of water to households, industry and agriculture and in safeguarding
the quality of water in rivers, lakes, aquifers and around coastal areas.
Well educated, skilled graduates who can support the delivery of vital
water and wastewater treatment services are in high demand.

These programmes have been tailored to the water and wastewater
treatment and management needs of UK and global water sector
employers and are ideal for individuals who want to make a real difference.

Focus on your career                                     Benefit from our expertise
Graduates from these programmes are highly sought        The Centre is recognised internationally as a centre
after by employers. Successful students are able to      of excellence for postgraduate courses. It is the UK's
secure positions and develop their careers in UK         largest academic group specialising in process
and European water companies, major international        technologies, engineering and policy for water
engineering consultancies and service contractors,       quality improvement, and is a member of British
and government agencies. Former students benefit         Water and the International Water Association.
from excellent international networking opportunities    Industry practitioners teach alongside leading
through a large alumni group.                            academics, ensuring you are exposed to cutting-
                                                         edge tools, techniques and innovations.
“Cranfield Water Sciences graduates are well versed
in the pragmatic skills of water and wastewater          Benefit from practical experience in
treatment and fully aware of the challenges facing       work-based projects
the water industry in the 21st century. This makes       Project work undertaken enables you to assimilate
them prime candidates for employment within water        the knowledge and skills gained from the taught
companies, satisfying the individual's aspirations for   element of the course and put these into real-world
development and the demands of a rapidly                 practise while gaining transferable skills in project
developing industry.”                                    management, team-work and independent research.
           Barrie Holden, Water Innovation Manager,      Industrially oriented projects have support from
                             Anglian Water Services      industry and other external organisations.
                                                         Future employers value this experience. Part-time
Benefit from our reputation                              students have the benefit of addressing their
Cranfield’s Centre for Water Science is highly           employer’s real business problems supported
respected in the UK and global water sectors.            by our academic supervision.
The MSc programmes are directed through a
dedicated Programme Advisory Committee that                                                                       Accredited by
ensures the courses are aligned to industry needs.
Members include Anglian Water, Biwater, Energy &
Utility Sector Skills Council, Halcrow, Institute of
Water Officers, Montgomery Watson Harza, Severn
Trent Water, Thames Water, United Utilities
and Yorkshire Water.

                                              Course Overviews
MSc Water & Wastewater                        “The Cranfield MSc Water and Wastewater
Engineering                                   Engineering course provided an excellent
                                              springboard for a career in the water
This course provides students with
                                              industry. It is well structured, and highly
process, hydraulics and pumping system
                                              regarded by employers. I enjoyed my
design and engineering knowledge, skills
                                              time at Cranfield, and the experience has
and experience. Graduates are able to
                                              certainly been worthwhile.”
work within a range of engineering
design, operation and research roles in                             Kenneth McGibbon
organisations involved in the treatment of                                    Alumnus
water quality to meet environmental,                     Winner of the Degremont Prize
municipal and industrial standards. It                           for Best Student 2005
also develops suitably trained and
qualified process and design engineers        MSc Water & Wastewater                        “The course was both challenging and
with the potential to progress further into   Technology
                                                                                            intense. Its varied nature, which included
senior management positions.                  This course provides students with            group work, site visits, guest speakers,
                                              process science and process                   tutorials and practical exercises, provided
“The course provided me with the              management knowledge, skills and              me with a broad perspective of the
opportunity to gain invaluable experience     practical experience. Graduates are able      industry, a good level of technical
and excellent training to prepare me for a    to work within a broad range of               knowledge and a range of practical skills.
career in the water industry. It was hard     operational, management and research          I would recommend the course to
work and intense, but with expert tuition     roles in organisations involved in the        anyone interested in a career in the water
on-hand, and support that can only be         treatment of water quality to meet            or wastewater industry, as it is an
described as exceptional, I was able to       environmental, municipal and industrial       excellent starting point. Teaching staff are
gain a great deal of knowledge from the       standards. It also develops suitably          both supportive and encouraging,
course in a short time. The group design      trained and qualified process scientists      assisting you not only with achieving
project was very important to me as it        and technologists with the potential to       academic success but also with
gave me the chance to tackle actual           progress further into senior management       improving personal development skills.”
treatment problems present within the         positions. Students are able to tailor the
industry, make important contacts, and        technology-engineering-management                     Dr Emma Sharp, Technology and
learn a massive amount about the              emphasis of the course to meet their                   Development Process Engineer
wastewater industry. I would recommend        particular interests and career                                   Severn Trent Water
anyone to take this course who is serious     aspirations.                                                                Alumnus
about pursuing a career in either the
water or wastewater industry.”
           Martin Fryer, Process Engineer
                            Wessex Water
     Winner of the Institution of Chemical
    Engineers Water Subject Group Prize
                     for Best Thesis 2005
The modules
The table below identifies the modules associated with each of the programmes.
Detailed information on each module is available on our web site.

Course modules                                                  MSc Water                     MSc Water
                                                         & Wastewater Engineering       & Wastewater Technology
                                                             Full & part-time               Full & part-time
Foundation modules                                          Students must complete       Students must complete
                                                             4 foundation modules        2-4 foundation modules
Water and Wastewater Treatment Principles                              ●                            ●
Process Science and Engineering                                        ●                            ●
Engineering Hydraulics                                                 ●                            –
Pumps and Pumping Systems                                              ●                            –
Technical modules                                           Students must complete       Students must complete
                                                              3 technical modules         3-4 technical modules
Biological Processes                                                   ●                            ●
Chemical Processes                                                     ●                            ●
Physical Processes                                                     ●                            ●
Desalination and Membrane Technology                                   –                         Optional
Management modules                                          Students must complete       Students must complete
                                                            1 management module         1 -2 management modules
Conservation and Re-use                                             Optional                     Optional
Project, Finance and Contract Management                            Optional                     Optional
Risk Management and Reliability Engineering                         Optional                     Optional
Water Policy, Legislation and Regulation                    Optional (part-time only)    Optional (part-time only)

● = Compulsory module for specialisation identified above.

Course Information

                Course details                              For the majority of part-time
                                                            students sponsorship is organised
                Duration: Full-time: 1 year.
                                                            by their employers. For information
                Part-time: 2-3 years.
                                                            on funding opportunities please visit:
                Start date: Full-time: October.             www.cranfield.ac.uk/sas/funding
                Part-time: Throughout the year.
                                                            Entry requirements: Candidates must
                *Funding: The Lorch Foundation MSc          possess, or be expected to achieve,
                student bursary is available to suitably    a 1st or 2nd class UK Honours degree
                qualified full-time students. Other         or equivalent. Other relevant
                funding opportunities exist, such as        qualifications together with
                the Royal Academy of Engineering            considerable industrial experience
                (RAE) Panasonic Trust Fellowships,          may be considered.
                Utilities and Service Industries Training
                (USIT) Scholarships and School
                bursaries. All students benefit from
                industrial sponsorship of their
                individual thesis project placement.

                                                                 Who should apply                                                          Student’. Part-time students compete for the
                                                                                                                                           Thames Water prize for ‘Best Thesis’ and
                                                                 • Science, engineering or environment
                                                                                                                                           the Yorkshire Water prize for ‘Best Student’.
                                                                   graduates keen to pursue careers with
                                                                   organisations involved in water and                                     Design projects
                                                                   wastewater treatment, including utilities,                              The group design projects for full-time
                                                                   consultants, equipment manufacturers,                                   students are applied multidisciplinary team
                                                                   and suppliers                                                           based activities. They provide students
                                                                 • Graduates currently working in the water                                with the opportunity, whilst working in
                                                                   sector who wish to to extend their                                      teams under academic supervision, to
                                                                   qualifications or skills                                                apply principles taught during modules,
                                                                                                                                           whilst taking responsibility for project tasks.
                                                                 • Individuals with other qualifications who                               Projects are undertaken in relation to
                                                                   possess considerable relevant experience                                wastewater and potable treatment
                                                                 Course structure                                                          systems. For part-time students design
                                                                                                                                           projects are usually work based.
                                                                 The full-time MSc programmes comprise
                                                                 eight one-week assessed modules, two                                      Individual project
                                                                 group design projects and an individual                                   This provides students with the opportunity
                                                                 project. Modules include lectures and                                     to demonstrate independent research
                                                                 tutorials, and are assessed through written                               ability working within agreed objectives,
                                                                 examinations and assignments.                                             deadlines and budgets. The project is
                                                                 Part-time MSc programmes comprise the                                     sponsored by industry and usually includes
                                                                 eight modules, a design project and an                                    a four month placement with the sponsoring
                                                                 individual project. Projects can be completed                             company. Placements have been offered
                                                                 as work based learning whilst the modules                                 by UK and European water utilities,
                                                                 require attendance at Cranfield University.                               multinational companies, and SMEs
                                                                                                                                           operating in the water sector. Part-time
                                                                 The three elements of the full and part-time                              students usually undertake their individual
                                                                 programmes are assessed as follows:                                       project with their employer.
                                                                 • Taught modules                                40%                       Why Cranfield University
Contact                                                          • Group design projects                         20%                       Cranfield is a wholly postgraduate
For further information and an application                       • Individual project                            40%                       university with an international community
form please contact:                                                                                                                       and a truly global reputation. Ranked first
                                                                 Alternatively, qualifications of Postgraduate                             in the UK for staff to student ratios and
School of Applied Sciences                                       Diploma (PgDip) comprising the eight                                      with a top five ranking for student
T: + 44 (0) 1234 754 086                                         taught modules and the design project,                                    employment on graduation, an excellent
E: appliedsciences@cranfield.ac.uk                               and Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert),                                    rating for teaching, and exceptional
                                                                 comprising five modules and a short                                       facilities, Cranfield makes an ideal
                                                                 design project, are available.                                            destination for advancing careers.
                                                                 Prizes                                                                    All courses are designed to meet the
                                                                                                                                           training needs of industry and have a
                                                                 Full-time students compete for the British                                strong input from experts in their sector.
                                                                 Water prize for ‘Best Group Project’, the                                 Our focus is on applied research and
                                                                 IChemE prize for ‘Best Thesis’, The Lorch                                 developing future managers, engineers,
                                                                 Foundation prize for ‘Best Laboratories                                   consultants and entrepreneurs.
                                                                 Group’, and the Degremont prize for ‘Best

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