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Course summary

Specialise in environmental and sustainable processes while developing the technical, professional and digital skills needed in industry. Our course is for engineers and scientists who want to make a positive impact on the environment, society and the future of our planet. Climate change, GHG emissions and loss of biodiversity are important global issues and the world needs leaders and innovators to design and manage sustainable processes and systems to address these. If you have that desire to learn how to solve the important environmental challenges we face, then our course can help you towards that goal. We’ll develop your skills, knowledge and understanding to take on these issues against a backdrop of economic factors, environmental compliance and national and international legislation. Your studies will cover areas such as improving resource efficiency, and how to monitor, manage and mitigate negative environmental consequences. You’ll learn how to apply whole-systems and life-cycle approaches to evaluate the impact of industrial activities while considering current and possible future legislation. This ‘big-picture thinking’ will allow you to move beyond traditional approaches to process engineering. As part of your learning experience, we make sure you have the opportunity to develop useful skills in areas such as interdisciplinary teamwork, effective communication, networking and time resource management. This will help prepare you to adapt and be successful in a variety of roles in this evolving discipline. Learn from experts in the field You’ll learn from academics based in our multidisciplinary and multicultural Department of Chemical Engineering. You’ll benefit from their research expertise and links to industry in the area of sustainability. We regularly invite speakers to present on relevant topics so you can hear from experts in environmental engineering, chemical engineering and sustainable technologies. Use specialise facilities Our laboratory facilities range from bench to pilot scale and are equipped to enhance your education and help you become an environmental or chemical engineer. They include:

  • high-specification biochemical engineering labs
  • life-cycle-assessment software and modelling databases
Start your future here Our course has a multidisciplinary focus to help prepare you to work as an environmental engineer in the public and private sectors. You could work in consultancy firms, environmental management and manufacturing, or sustainable product distribution. Or you could play a critical role in stakeholder policy negotiations between economists, lawyers, engineers and environmentalists.


Semester 1 Compulsory units

  • Bioprocess engineering
  • Environmental engineering design
  • Foundations of sustainability and environmental science
  • Professional and research development
  • Water engineering
Semester 2 Compulsory units
  • Emergent and emerging technologies
  • Environmental economics, politics and management
  • Environmental engineering design
  • Professional and research development
  • Waste management
  • Compulsory units

Assessment method

Learning Fieldwork Laboratory sessions Lectures Seminars Workshops Assessment Essay Practical work Team Working Written examination Other

How to apply

International applicants

English language requirements IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

Further information can be found on the UK Government's website:

Entry requirements

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a high 2:2 or above. To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biochemical engineering, chemical engineering or environmental engineering. We will also consider other relevant engineering and science disciplines. If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in the UK, you may be exempt from our English language requirements. We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages:
Environmental Engineering at University of Bath - UCAS