Taught course

Energy and Environmental Management

Teesside University · School of Science, Engineering and Design

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course will need to have successfully completed an undergraduate course in science, engineering or other related discipline to a minimum standard of a 2.2 honours degree.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

This programme is appropriate for you if are seeking to develop the skills and confidence to address the critical global challenges of energy and diminishing natural resources. Clean energy, optimal use of resources and the economics of climate change are the key issues facing society, and form the fundamental themes of this programme.

You explore the world’s dependency on hydrocarbon-based resources, together with strategies and technologies to decarbonise national economies. The course examines global best practice, government policies, industrial symbiosis and emerging risk management techniques. You also address the environmental, economic and sociological (risk and acceptability) impacts of renewable energy provision and waste exploitation as central elements.

The programme develops the problem-solvers and innovators needed to face the enormous challenges of the 21st century - those who can play key roles in driving energy and environmental policies, and in formulating forward-looking strategies on energy use and environmental sustainability at corporate, national and global scales.

What you study

For the PgDip award you must successfully complete 120 credits of taught modules. For an MSc award you must successfully complete the 120 credits of taught modules and a 60-credit master's research project.

Energy, environment, risk managing projects, sustainability and integrated waste management are the main foci of the programme, but you also explore the financial aspects of energy and environmental management. Economics is integral to the development of policies and is often a key influencing factor.

This programme aims to develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the role and place of energy in the 21st century and the way the environment impinges on the types of energy used and production methods. It also aims to investigate the environment as it is perceived, and contextualise its actual importance to mankind. Specific objectives for this course are to establish the financial validity for the pursuit of alternative energy forms and management of the environment.

You are encouraged to take up opportunities of voluntary placements with local industries to conduct real-world research projects. These placements are assessed in line with the assessment criteria and learning outcomes of the Project module.

Core Modules:

* Concepts of Sustainability
* Environment
* Risk Management in Engineering Projects
* Integrated Waste Management and Exploitation
* Project
* Renewable Energy Sources and Carbon Mitigation
* The Economics of Climate Change

Modules are assessed by a variety of methods including examination and in-course assessment with some utilising other approaches such as group-work or verbal/poster presentations.

Information for international students

All international students should offer an IELTS score of 6.0. with no band below 5.5 Pre-sessional English courses are available please see international pages on our web-site for full information on all services available to international students.

Fees and funding

For information on funding please visit our website www.tees.ac.uk.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
8 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions, Science and Engineering
00 44 1642 738800
00 44 1642 342401