Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Sustainable Engineering

Human impact on the environment is now a priority concern for governments and businesses world wide. Consequently substantial effort is now being made in reducing these environmental impacts from the way we generate energy, to the methods used for recycling our waste. These approaches are firmly grounded in engineering which has the potential to play a prominent role in achieving industrial sustainability. This programme is relatively new, and being both technology and management based, acknowledges the modern challenges of a rapidly changing global manufacturing industry. It is therefore designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to help industry and commerce reduce their environmental impacts and support the objectives of sustainable development. Delivered by internationally leading researchers from the field of sustainable manufacturing and supported by real industrial case studies, the programme is intended to analyse and promote the role of sustainable engineering. Students are able to acquire the technical and transferable skills required to succeed in a career in industry, commerce or academic research by demonstrating their knowledge and ability in the field of sustainable engineering at the highest level. The programme is aimed at graduates from the engineering or scientific fields (or related discipline) and/or those with a number of years of manufacturing industry experience, who wish to acquire in depth knowledge of this key specialism in order to progress their careers. This programme is particularly popular with international students as businesses worldwide strive to improve their sustainability performance.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in any engineering discipline, or HND with appropriate industrial experience; applicants with a lower 2nd Class Honours degrees are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Course modules

Core modules: the innovation process and project management; sustainable development (the engineering context); sustainable business management; waste management and product recovery; life cycle assessment; environmental management standards, legislation and directives; sustainable energy systems; sustainable product design; project.

Assessment methods

Examinations in January and May with coursework throughout the programme; project assessed by written report, presentation and exhibition.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

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Postgraduate Enquiries
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