MSc Environmental and Energy Engineering (CPET01)

Course overview 

Going Green is more than just a fashionable phrase. Waste disposal, energy production, waste water treatment and the minimisation of pollution are the key problems facing the sustainable cities of the future.  In our world of finite resources, witnessing a population explosion, a lot of effort is being made to change the way in which developed societies consume energy and materials and dispose of waste.

On this course you'll gain a clear and fundamental knowledge of environmental issues from a technological and engineering point of view. You'll become part of a next generation of engineers and scientists who are aware of the up to the minute issues surrounding this sensitive and controversial field. You'll be taught by international renowned specialists and become a member of a leading, research active department - which is one of the largest and most successful engineering faculties in the UK. You'll earn a degree that commands respect nationally and internationally from industry and academia alike.

Environmental and Energy Engineering is offered on a full-time basis over one year, starting in September and requires completion of 8 modules and a major research project dissertation.

The course is modular, allowing students some flexibility in the design of their degree. The MSc(Eng) consists of:

  • 5 compulsory modules
  • optional modules (choose 3)
  • a major research project

Please note that the course details set out here may change before you start, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the course start date.


Download the full syllabus and module descriptions list


Introduction to Fuels and Energy

Applied Energy Engineering

Environment: Gaseous Emissions 

Environmental Impacts and Protection

Environment: Particulate Emissions 

Environment: Liquid Effluents

Research Project


Computational Fluid Dynamics

Low Carbon Energy Science and Technology 

Energy from Biomass and Waste 

Nuclear Reactor Engineering Studies 

Oil and Gas Origins and Utilisation

The modules are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

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Our graduates will have expertise designed to improve their employability within a wide-ranging field of interest, graduates have secured positions in consumer, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies, oil and gas, petrochemical and energy companies, processing and recycling plants as well as water companies, environmental and government agencies. It also an excellent stepping stone towards undertaking a PhD in energy or environmental engineering.

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Application and entry requirement

A recognised graduate, attained good honours degree in engineering, technological or science subject or deemed qualified as a result of wide work experience
IELTS with an average of 6.5 or above with at least 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

International equivalences

If you have any further application questions please contact Postgraduate Admissions Officer Maria Soto.

E: m.soto@sheffield.ac.uk | T: +44 (0)114 222 7500.

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Course Director 
Dr Henriette Jensen
T: +44 (0)114 222 8254
E: h.s.jensen@sheffield.ac.uk