University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Water Engineering

This programme offers training in sustainable urban development and environmental management. And the chance to carry out research of your own. This is the basic structure: September-June: taught modules and preparation for your dissertation. June-August: complete your dissertation. The first semester gives you a grounding in the relevant engineering science: hydrology, hydraulics, hydrogeology and modelling methods. In the second semester, you�ll apply that knowledge to a series of topics, including: urban drainage, groundwater remediation and open channel flow. Your research dissertation gives you the opportunity to work with an academic on a piece of research in a subdiscipline.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: engineering hydrology; advanced hydraulics; hydrogeology and research skills; water quality; computational methods for water engineering. Optional modules: pollutant fate and transport in the subsurface; coastal engineering; suds and green infrastructure; risk and extreme events; river mechanics; water and sewer network design; remediation of groundwater pollution.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation with oral examination. For environment courses, you�ll also take class and practical tests.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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