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.


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.


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.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

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Full Time & Part Time


Regular fees: 7490 EUR

International Fees : 23800 EUR

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Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an off

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