UCL Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering


Environmental Systems Engineering MSc

The global challenge of environmental sustainability highlights the need for holistic design and management of complex environmental and technological systems.

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This interdisciplinary Master's programme presents environmental issues and technologies within a systems engineering context. Graduates will understand interactions between the natural environment, people, processes and technologies to develop sustainable solutions.

To find out core information about this degree, such as entry requirements, accreditation, programme length and cost, visit the UCL prospectus site.

Programme information

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of four core modules (60 credits), a collaborative environmental systems project (30 credits), two optional modules (30 credits) and an individual environmental systems dissertation (60 credits). A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) is also offered.

Module information is available via pdf below:

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

Students choose two modules from the below options:

Please note all optional modules are subject to change, timetabling and availability.


All MSc students undertake an independent research project addressing a problem of systems research, design or analysis, which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words.

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