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MSc Environmental and Energy Engineering

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.

Modules 

Download the full syllabus and module descriptions list

These are a compulsory part of your degree: units (90 credits)

1A

A student will take

Semester 1

CPE6030 Environment: Gaseous Emissions AUT SEM 15 credits
CPE6141 Environmental Impacts and Protection AUT SEM 15 credits
CPE6300 Introduction to Fuels and Energy AUT SEM 15 credits
CPE6311 CCo-requisites: CPE6300 Applied Energy Engineering AUT SEM 15 credits

Semester 2

CPE6070 Environment: Particulate Emissions SPR SEM 15 credits
CPE6081 Environment: Liquid Effluents SPR SEM 15 credits

Approved These are on a restricted list of modules offered by your department. Normally you will need to select a minimum number of credits from the list. units (30 credits)

1B

A student will take 30 credits from this group.

Semester 1

CPE6020 Computational Fluid Dynamics AUT SEM 15 credits

Semester 2

CPE6000 Low Carbon Energy Science and Technology SPR SEM 15 credits
CPE6060 Energy from Biomass and Waste SPR SEM 15 credits
CPE6290 Nuclear Reactor Engineering Studies SPR SEM 15 credits
CPE6450 Oil and Gas Origins and Utilisation SPR SEM 15 credits

Core

These are a compulsory part of your degree: units (60 credits)

1C

A student will take

Any Semester

CPE6010 Research Project GRAD YR 60 credits

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A student who has a strong background in combustion and energy science (for example, a student with a first degree in Chemical Engineering) may be exempted by the Faculty from taking CPE6300 (Introduction to Fuels and Energy), and may substitute a unit selected from Regulation 1B above in its place.

3
A student with a background in engineering laboratory work may be exempted by the Faculty from taking CPE6310 (Applied Energy Engineering), and may substitute a unit selected from Regulation 1B above in its place.

4
A student who has been awarded one hundred and twenty credits in respect of units listed at 1A and 1B above will be eligible for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental and Energy Engineering.

5
A student who has been awarded sixty credits in respect of units listed at 1A and 1B above will be eligible for the award of the Postgraduate Certificate in Environmental and Energy Engineering.

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Employability 

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.

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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Contact 

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