Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering


Program Description

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 organizations, 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.


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 Comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment Techniques Environmental Law
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Computer Programming and Information Systems
  • Research Methods and Dissertation

Entry Requirements

  • MCAST-BTEC Extended 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 or Biology or Chemistry

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.

Last updated May 2018

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About the School

Established in 2001, the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) is the country’s leading vocational education and training institution. Through our six institutes in Malta and the Gozo ... Read More

Established in 2001, the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) is the country’s leading vocational education and training institution. Through our six institutes in Malta and the Gozo Campus, we offer 185 full-time and over 300 part-time vocational courses ranging from certificates to degrees (MQF Level 1 to Level 6). Our students are prepared for careers in different sectors of the economy or for higher education. Read less