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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Energy and Environment

Programme code:MSC-EGY&EVUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Professor Tim Cockerill Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

- A good second class Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant science or engineering discipline having a strong chemistry/physics/mathematics background.
- Appropriate industrial experience at a professional level will also be considered.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:


Programme specification:

At the end of the programme students should be able to:
- demonstrate in-depth, specialist knowledge and mastery of techniques relevant to the areas of energy and environmental engineering
- demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of, and an ability to critically analyse, concepts, information and techniques at the forefront of energy and environmental engineering
- exhibit mastery in the exercise of generic and subject-specific intellectual abilities
- demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research
- take a proactive and self-reflective role in working and develop professional relationships with others
- formulate ideas and hypotheses and to develop, implement and execute plans to evaluate these
- evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in energy and environmental engineering.

The programme, one of only a handful in the UK HE sector, equips graduates with advanced skills in a wide range of energy and environment-related issues, thereby enhancing their career prospects in these sectors of industry. The programme is designed to enable students with a range of science and engineering backgrounds to convert to a specialisation in energy and environmental engineering, through an appropriate combination of compulsory and optional modules.

The MSc programme consists of a number of compulsory and optional modules as well as a major research project, totalling 180 credits. The taught modules cover a range of advanced topics and current process technologies such as renewable sources of energy, efficient methods of energy production and usage, treatment and control of solid/liquid/gaseous wastes, alternative fuels, and the assessment of the environmental impact of power generation, process heating and transport, including climate change and air quality.

There is also the opportunity to satisfy particular interests through the research project topic. The project accounts for one-third of the credits/marks for the MSc programme and enables students to gain experience of planning, executing and reporting on work of the type they will undertake in an industrial or academic environment.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

CAPE5000MResearch Project (MSc)60 credits1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth)
CAPE5400MPollution Sampling and Analysis15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CAPE5415MBioenergy & Waste to Energy15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CAPE5421MAtmospheric Pollution: Impacts and Controls30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules:

CAPE5401MCombustion Theory and Design15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CAPE5410MEnergy Management and Conservation15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CAPE5411MRenewable Technologies30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CAPE5420MFuel Processing15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MECH5320MEnergy Systems, Policy and Economics for Engineers15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

CAPE5401M is not available to students who have previously studied CAPE3401
CAPE5411M is not available to students who have previously studied CAPE3411
CAPE5411M is a compulsory module unless it has been previously studied at level 3 in CAPE3411

If you are a graduate of the University of Leeds BEng Chemical and Energy Engineering programme you may not be eligible to study all of the listed options as some areas you may have already covered in your undergraduate degree. Instead you will have the opportunity to study an alternative 15 credit module as determined by the Programme Manager.

Last updated: 27/10/2023 12:35:41


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