Taught course

Environmental and Energy Engineering

University of Sheffield · Department of Chemical and Process Engineering

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in science, technology or engineering.

Months of entry


Course content

About the course

Accredited by the Energy Institute and the Institution of Chemical Engineers

Tailor the course to suit you by blending core and optional modules. This practical degree has been developed with the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Energy Institute to equip you with the skills and expertise needed for work in sectors including industry, education, public administration and commerce.

Take advantage of our expertise

Our teaching is grounded in specialist research expertise. Our reputation for innovation secures funding from industry,
UK research councils, the government and the EU. Industry partners, large and small, benefit from our groundbreaking work addressing global challenges.

You’ll have access to top facilities, including modern social spaces, purpose-built labs, the Harpur Hill Research Station for large-scale work, extensive computing facilities and a modern applied science library. There are high-quality research facilities for sustainable energy processes, safety and risk engineering, carbon capture and utilisation, and biological processes and biomanufacturing.


Contact us for current information on available scholarships.

Course content

Five core and three optional modules. MSc(Eng): five core modules, major research or design project, and three optional modules.

Core modules

  • Introduction to Fuel and Energy
  • Applied Energy Engineering
  • Environment: Gaseous Emissions
  • Environment: Particulate Emissions
  • Environment: Liquid Effluents
  • Environmental Impacts and Protection
  • Research Project

Optional modules

Choose from a range of optional modules. These might include:

  • Energy from Biomass and Waste
  • Low Carbon Energy and Technology
  • Nuclear Reactor Engineering
  • Oil and Gas Origins and Utilisation

Teaching and assessment

We use lectures, tutorials and project work. All your tutors are actively involved in research and consultancy in their field. Assessment is by formal examinations and a research or design project dissertation. Continuous assessment of some modules.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Dr Henriette Jensen
+44 (0)114 222 8254