Water, Sanitation and Health Engineering

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 12.8 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 21.4 k / Year(s)  
160 place StudyQA ranking:6926 Duration:12 months

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This course provides engineers and public health specialists with an in depth understanding in the application of public health theory to engineering and development. It has a strong focus on the development of practical and policy skills for application in countries of the global south.

Water, Sanitation and Health Engineering is intended for engineers who are aiming to move into senior positions in public health or international development.

It is also suitable for public health specialists who feel they need a more detailed and in depth understanding of technical interventions in water supply, sanitation and solid waste management. This course is run in conjunction with the Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development, one of the UKs pre-eminent public health research centres.

Staff teaching on this course have close working links with a number of key Institutions in the field of international development including: UNICEF, the World Bank, the World Health Organisation, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, WaterAid, World Vision, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the African Development Bank. Opportunities often arise for project work to be carried out in partnership with development organisations and governments in the field giving students unique practical experience.

Compulsory modules

* Engineering for Public Health
* Natural Wastewater Treatment and Reuse
* Water Resources Management and Supply
* Solid Waste Management
* Research Project
* Engineering in Emergencies
* Key Issues in International Health
* Policy for Health and Development

A degree equivalent to a UK second class (2:2) honours degree, or higher, in an engineering or public health or international development-related subject. Consideration will be given to applicants with equivalent academic or professional qualifications in an engineering or natural science subject and students without formal qualifications but a proven track record in work.We also welcome and accept students with a wide range of international equivalent qualifications.English language requirement: A pass at GCSE level in English language (grade C or above). If English is not your first language, you are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. You will need to meet our minimum requirements for one of the following recognised English language tests: the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Pearson Test of English Academic.

Scholarships worth up to £5,000 available. For more information, please visit our website.

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