The graduate, MSc level programme in Environment Protection Engineering is available to people who had graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree. It is primarily addressed to the alumni of the Undergraduate (BScEng) Programme in Environmental Engineering or other undergraduate programmes in engineering, such as civil, mechanical or chemical engineering. Candidates to the Programme are accepted on the basis of their Bachelor degree examination results. Detailed admission requirements are specified in the Admission Regulations for graduate programmes at Environmental Engineering laid down in the Resolution of the Faculty Board. The graduate programme in Environment Protection Engineering lasts four semesters and leads to Master of Science in Engineering (MSc Eng) Degree. The whole programme comprises 1400 hours and 124 ECTS credits. In 2018 the MSc programme in Environmental Engineering received the EURO-ACE® label which means that the programme satisfies ENAEE standards specified in the EUR-ACE Standards and Guidelines for Accreditations of Engineering Programmes. EUR-ACE is the European quality label for engineering degree programmes at Bachelor and Master level and gives international value and recognition to that engineering qualifications.
The tuition fee for MSc programme is 5000 PLN per year for Polish citizens and 3000 Euro per year for foreigners.
The first year of the programme gives in-depth knowledge in computational methods, environmental fluid mechanics, chemistry, scientific programming, data analysis and management. Moreover, several specialized engineering courses cover specific topics within the field of environment protection engineering. The main topics are as follows: environmental protection management, surface and groundwater protection, soil diagnostic techniques, monitoring of the environ-ment, applied climatology and global climate change, municipal solid waste treatment technologies.
In the second year further courses in environment protection engineering are offered: land reclamation and development, irrigation and drainage, remote sensing of environment, pro-ecological technologies, energy systems modelling and optimization. Theses compulsory courses are supplemented by some elective courses. Moreover, in the third and fourth semester students work on the final project and prepare a master thesis in a proposed topic. The completed Master Thesis should demonstrate acquired scientific and technical skills and understanding of environmental issues. The thesis is presented for review, assessment and examination by the Faculty Examination Board. The master thesis is credited with 20 ECTS points.