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UCL launch: MSc in Environmental Systems Engineering

12 June 2006

UCL (University College London) will launch a new Masters course on Wednesday June 14 that aims to equip students with key skills that will allow them to tackle the increasingly urgent global challenge of environmental sustainability.

Journalists are invited to join members of the engineering community, including industry, current students, academics and government representatives, to learn more about UCL's MSc in Environmental Systems Engineering.

The aim of the course, which has been developed by the UCL Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, is to produce graduates who can give sustainable solutions to complex problems that will be useful to all members of affected communities and industries.

A unique aspect of the course is the way in which it combines two engineering disciplines, environmental engineering - which is concerned with devising, implementing and managing solutions to protect and restore the environment ­- and systems engineering - which deals with large and complex systems. By interlinking these areas graduates with be able to offer practical solutions to environmental challenges within a business framework.

Course director Dr Sarah Bell, of the UCL Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, says: "This new MSc responds to industry and community demand for professionals who are able to develop integrated solutions to environmental problems. Sustainable development is one of the greatest challenges of our time, and we will provide students with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to meet this challenge now and into the future."

Further details about the course can be found at: www.civeng.ucl.ac.uk


Notes to editors

EVENT: MSc in Environmental Systems Engineering launch

WHEN: Wednesday 14 June at 4.30-6.30pm

WHERE: Wilkins Portico, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT, London

For more information on the programme or the launch, please contact:

Katie Dallison, Postgraduate Development, UCL Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, Tel: +44 (0) 20 7679 783, Email: k.dallison@ucl.ac.uk