2021 start
MSc

Water Engineering

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Protecting and improving our water resources and protecting people from flooding and droughts are some of the most significant engineering challenges we face today. This course will give you the fundamental knowledge and experience for a career in water engineering, including skills in environmental enhancement and protection.
Water engineering students

Course description

Looking after our water resources has never been more important or more challenging. The world needs engineering graduates who can tackle the problems of flooding, pollution and infrastructure design. 

Our large multidisciplinary water research group drives our research-led teaching and module content. You’ll cover essential engineering principles like fluid mechanics, chemistry, hydrology, applied hydrogeology, hydraulic engineering, coastal engineering and computational methods, and have the opportunity to attend lectures with leading industry experts and use commercial software and modelling tools.

We collaborate with industry and other prestigious universities all over the world on challenging problems in water supply and environmental protection. The course will prepare you for work in areas such as the water industry, sustainable urban development, flood and environmental management.

Accreditation

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree. See the Joint Board of Moderators website for more details.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Research and Professional Skills
  • Engineering Hydrology and Hydrogeology
  • Water Quality Processes & Treatment
  • Engineering Hydraulics
  • Computational Methods in Water Engineering
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Design of Water Distribution and Sewer Networks
  • Sustainable Drainage and Green Infrastructure
  • Advanced Engineering Research Study

Teaching

  • Lectures by academic staff
  • Design tutorials
  • Design projects
  • Computational tutorials
  • Lab work
  • Industrial seminars
  • Advanced engineering research study (dissertation)

Some modules engage our industrial partners, laboratory work and site visits.

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree (BEng, MEng, BSc) in civil or structural engineering or other appropriate engineering or science subject.

We’ll consider your application if you have appropriate professional qualifications and work experience, but you'll need a strong background in the areas covered on the course.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

civilpgadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 5711

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.