MSc
2021 start

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 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.

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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.

Modules

Core modules

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

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

Teaching

  • Lectures by academic staff
  • Design tutorials
  • Design projects
  • Computational tutorials
  • 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.

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

International pathway programmes

If you're an international student and don’t meet our entry requirements, we offer a Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering programme through the University of Sheffield International College. The programme develops your knowledge of your chosen subject, introduces you to vital study skills and provides additional support to reach the English language level for the course, should you need it.

Once you complete your Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering and achieve the required grades, you can enter your chosen postgraduate degree at the University of Sheffield.

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

Fees and funding

Water bursary

Full-time home students on our MSc may be eligible for financial support.

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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

Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.

Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.

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