The University of Sheffield
MSc Environmental and Energy Engineering

MSc (Eng) in Environmental and Energy Engineering

eee students with boiler"Going Green" is more than just a fashionable phrase. Public concern about processes which affect the environment will continue to influence almost all industrial operations over the next decade and beyond.

Waste disposal, energy production, waste water treatment and the minimisation of pollution are the key problems that must be addressed for the sustainable cities of the future.

In a world of finite resources and witnessing a population explosion, much effort is being made to change the way in which developed societies consume energy and materials and dispose of waste.

The MSc (Eng) in Environmental and Energy Engineering was born from the necessity for the next generation of engineers and scientists to be aware of the issues surrounding this very sensitive and often controversial field.

The Programme provides an excellent opportunity for graduate engineers to develop a career in a wide range of industries. Recent graduates from the MSc (Eng) in Energy and Environmental Engineering have taken up posts in a range of different employment sectors including industry, education, public and commercial sectors, see Career destination.

Programme Structure

The programmes of study are modular in nature allowing you a certain level of flexibility in the design of your degrees. You must take all the core modules specified and choose from a range of approved modules.The MSc (Eng) course consists of a core of five compulsory modules, plus a major research project and three optional modules. The total contact time for the taught element of the course is typically 300 hours depending on the module selection.To pass the requirements for a MSc (Eng) qualification you must gain 180 credits. To learn more about the programme see Course structure.

The course is accredited by the Energy Institute and the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).


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  • Our students develop a strong grounding in the core disciplines of energy and environmental engineering.
  • You specialise in subjects such as fuel technology, environment, energy from biomass and waste, oil & gas, renewable energy, waste water treatment, environmental protection, computational fluid dynamics and nuclear engineering or mix these subjects. See our range of courses to learn more.
  • Our students take the opportunity to tackle "real-life" problems in their research projects. See Research Projects to learn more.
  • Our international reputation for research and teaching attracts students from all over the world. There are currently students and staff from 33 countries in our department.
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  • The University of Sheffield has been named UK University of the Year in the 2011 Times Higher Education Awards.
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