International Water and Sanitation Engineering

WEDC, Loughborough University Master of Science

Description

The modules on our International Water and Sanitation Engineering MSc are designed to develop your understanding of important aspects of sustainable public health infrastructure and services for all levels of consumers, and equip you with appropriate expertise and skills for work in low- and middle-income countries.

Modules

Modules are taught by WEDC teaching staff all of whom have extensive experience working in low- and middle-income countries. They draw upon their field experience to explain how current theoretical approaches can be practically and realistically applied to address the challenges in relevant low- and middle-income working contexts.
Management of Water and Environmental Sanitation Infrastructure
Assessing Water Quality and Quantity
Rural Water Supply Engineering
Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation for Research and Engineering Practice
Household and Communal Sanitation Engineering
Appropriate Water Treatment and Distribution
Appropriate Sewerage and Sewage Treatment
Research Dissertation

plus select one of the following optional modules
Disaster Risk Management
Humanitarian Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion

Course Objectives

- Provide the multidisciplinary knowledge and skills to assess, design, implement and operate water and environmental sanitation infrastructure, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries.
- Develop a critical approach to the global principles and local practice of sustainable public health infrastructure for all levels of consumers.
- Equip students with appropriate expertise and skills for relevant work in water and sanitation engineering for low- and middle-income countries and
encourage critical analysis through in-depth study of one specialist topic.

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

International and local initiatives and institutions that promote water and sanitation for all
the links between water and environmental sanitation infrastructure (including water resource management, water treatment and supply, excreta, wastewater, stormwater and solid waste treatment and disposal), hygiene behaviour, health and socio-economic development
the key issues in relation to environmental and social impact, equity, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and replicability in planning and managing sustainable water and environmental sanitation infrastructure
the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to the delivery of public health engineering and ways to integrate technical, social, economic and environmental considerations in project planning, design, implementation, operation, maintenance and evaluation
the planning, selection, design, construction and sustainable operation and maintenance of appropriate water and environmental sanitation technologies
the range of management, social, institutional, economic and environmental issues that ensure the sustainability of water and environmental sanitation infrastructure
effective qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis and dissemination