Taught course

Sustainable Engineering

University of Bristol · School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in an engieering or engineering-related subject, including computer science, maths, physics, technology/technological based subjects. We will consider applicants whose grades are slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements, if they have at least one of the following:

  • evidence of significant, relevant work experience;
  • a relevant postgraduate qualification.

If this is the case, applicants should include their CV (curriculum vitae / résumé) when they apply, showing details of their relevant work experience and/or qualifications.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Sustainable Engineering is designed for graduates who wish to deepen thorough knowledge of the subject through a one-year taught programme that culminates in a supervised, research-based dissertation.

With a growing world population, demands to meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and in recognition of the climate crisis affecting the planet, engineers have an increasing responsibility to be well-versed in issues concerning sustainability. This programme will provide you with the theoretical and practical knowledge to create and maintain a more sustainable world within your chosen area of engineering.

This degree combines foundational knowledge and skills in sustainable engineering with a specialism in one of three pathways:

  • MSc Sustainable Engineering: Civil Engineering and the Built Environment
  • MSc Sustainable Engineering: Renewable Energy
  • MSc Sustainable Engineering: Product Development and Advanced Manufacturing

A unique feature of our programme is that the dissertations are researched and written in groups, with each individual student making their own contribution. As such, you will decide on the topic with your group members and under the guidance of staff. This approach of working with other engineers, who may be on different pathways, reflects real-life engineering.

Information for international students

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Fees and funding

Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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