MCAST Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Engineering

MCAST Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Engineering

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Engineering
Course Code AS6-02-15
MQF Level Level 6
Duration 3 years full-time
Awarding Body MCAST
Entry Requirements MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Environmental Sustainability


MCAST Advanced Diploma in Environmental Sustainability


MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science


2 A-Level Passes and 2 I-Level Passes

Compulsory A-Level:  Physics or Mathematics (Pure or Applied) or Biology or Chemistry

Other Entry Requirements
Course Description The protection of natural resources, CO2 emissions, climate change and its effects, and demographic changes, are increasingly important topics in the local and international context. This degree course covers the national and global challenges of today and of the future, and includes a high level of interdisciplinary collaboration. The course of study is a merging of classical engineering with natural sciences.

Environmental engineering deals with engineering solutions for environmentally relevant challenges of our future. This course will provide students with the ability to use problem solving approaches for dealing with ecological and technical challenges, in order to creatively arrive at a situation of resource sustainability.

The course is a challenging, technically-oriented programme that offers students a broad range of fields of application. Environmental engineers can be active in the planning, construction and operation of environmentally technological facilities, in research and teaching, in environmental organisations, in administration, and in consultancy businesses of their own.

Study/Course Delivery During this one-year programme students will follow 9 units of study. Students will follow a structured taught programme that will consist of class-based lectures and field work, supported and enhanced with a research project.
Assessment All units for this course are locally assessed using MCAST grading and assessment criteria. For each unit of study a limited number of formal assessments (between 2 to 4) will be carried out by students to provide evidence of their learning.
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Understand the basics of environmental engineering within a wide range of industries

2. Carry out water, energy and environmental audits and basic environmental impact assessments

3. Comprehend environmental legislation and regulations required to devise environmental policies

4. Implement monitoring, logging, data management and interpretation of various environmental parameters with an aim of arriving at scientific conclusions to a specific problem.

Core Study Units
  • Environmental Principles and Measurement
  • Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering and Engineering Science
  • Fundamentals of Mechanical and Ecological Engineering
  • Financial Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Technology
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Sustainable Development
  • Project Management techniques
  • Comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment Techniques
  • Environmental Law
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Computer Programming and Information Systems
  • Dissertation
  • Mathematical thinking skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Work-based module
  • Water resource management and water auditing
  • Principles of ecology
  • Environmental systems
  • Principles of plant and soil science
  • Habitat restoration and repair
  • Biodiversity and conservation
  • Waste management
  • Biological survey techniques
  • Alternative energy and energy auditing
Specialist Units
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering or M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences
Career Opportunities This programme leads to a career in environmental engineering.