The key technological achievement underlying the development and growth of the aerospace industry has been the design and development of efficient and economical propulsion systems.
Major efforts are also now being dedicated to the development of new technologies relevant to the propfan and variable cycle engines.
Why this course?
The Thermal Power - Aerospace Propulsion from Cranfield University is structured to enable you to pursue your own specific interests and career aspirations. You may choose from a range of optional modules and select an appropriate research project. An intensive two-week industrial management course is offered which assists in achieving exemptions from some engineering council requirements. You will gain a comprehensive background in the design and operation of different types of propulsion systems for aerospace applications, whilst looking at the methods of propulsion with the main focus on air-breathing engines and the use of gas turbines for propulsion.
We have been at the forefront of postgraduate education in aerospace propulsion at Cranfield since 1946. We have a global reputation for our advanced postgraduate education, extensive research and applied continuing professional development. Our graduates secure relevant employment within six months of graduation, and you can be sure that your qualification will be valued and respected by employers around the world.
Over 90% of the graduates of the course have found employment within the first year of course completion. Many of our graduates are employed in the following roles and industries:
- Gas turbine engine manufacturers
- Airframe manufacturers
- Airline operators
- Regulatory bodies
- Aerospace/energy consultancies
- Power production industries
- Academia: doctoral studies
More informationVisit official programme website
- Engine Systems
- Mechanical Design of Turbomachinery
- Propulsion Systems Performance and Integration
- Management for Technology
- Gas Turbine Performance Simulation and Diagnostics
- Turbomachinery and Blade Cooling
This course has been designed for those seeking a career in the design, development, operation and maintenance of propulsion systems.
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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Although there are no set application deadlines, we recommend that you apply as early as possible to secure your place.
DisciplinesEnvironmental Engineering Aerospace Engineering Automotive Engineering View 40 other Masters in Automotive Engineering in United Kingdom
- A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) in engineering, mathematics, physics or an applied science.
- Applicants who do not fulfil the standard entry requirements can apply for the Pre-Masters programme, successful completion of which will qualify them for entry to this course for a second year of study.
International24000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 24000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA11500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 11500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- PgDip Full-time: £9,000
- PgDip Full-time: £19,200
- Fan Makers Bursary for MSc in Thermal Power
- ISTAT Foundation Scholarships
- GREAT China Scholarship
- GREAT Thailand Scholarship
- The Cranfield Scholarship
- Masters Loan from Student Finance England
- Santander Scholarship
- Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Countries
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