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Gain fundamental and applied knowledge in the understanding of the design and operation of different types of gas turbines for all applications. Pursue your own specific interests and career aspirations through a wide range of modules through four specialist options:- Aerospace Propulsion- Gas Turbine Technology- Power, Propulsion and the Environment- Rotating Machinery, Engineering and Management

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Overview

Key facts

The MSc in Thermal Power from Cranfield University  is structured to enable you to pursue your own specific interests and career aspirations. You may choose from a wide range of modules and select an appropriate research project. An intensive industrial management course is offered which assists in achieving exemptions from some engineering council requirements.

The course is embedded in a large power and propulsion activity that is recognised internationally for its enviable portfolio of research, short courses and postgraduate programmes.

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.

This MSc programme benefits from a wide range of cultural backgrounds which significantly enhances the learning experience for both staff and students.

Informed by industry

Our industry partners help support our students in a number of ways - through guest lectures, awarding student prizes, recruiting course graduates and ensuring course content remains relevant to leading employers.

The Industrial Advisory Panel meets annually to maintain course relevancy and ensure that graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge required by leading employers. Knowledge gained from our extensive research and consultancy activity is also constantly fed back into the MSc programme. The Thermal Power and Propulsion MSc Industrial Advisory Panel consists of senior engineers from companies such as:

  • EASA,
  • EasyJet,
  • RMC,
  • Rolls-Royce,
  • Senior Consultant,
  • Uniper Technologies.

Your career

Over 90% of graduates of this course have found employment within the first year of course completion. Many of our graduates are employed in the following industries:

  • Gas turbine engine manufacturers,
  • Airframe manufacturers,
  • Airline operators,
  • Regulatory bodies,
  • Aerospace and energy consultancies,
  • Power production industries,
  • Academia: doctoral studies.

Accreditation

Re-accreditation for the MSc in Thermal Power is currently being sought with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. 

  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)

Programme Structure

You are required to submit a written thesis describing an individual research project carried out during the course. Many individual research projects have been carried out with industrial sponsorship, and have often resulted in publication in international journals and symposium papers. This thesis is examined orally in the presence of an external examiner.

Examples of individual student projects have included:

  • Techno-economic, Environmental and Risk Assessment Studies;
  • Centrifugal Compressors Simulations and Diagnostics for Oil and Gas Applications;
  • Advanced Power Generation Systems with Low Carbon Emissions;
  • Design of Turbines for Use in Oscillating Water Columns;
  • Design of a 1MW Industrial Gas Turbine;
  • Gas Path Analysis for Engine Diagnostics 

Audience

This course aims to provide both fundamental and applied knowledge applicable to the understanding of the design and operation of different types of gas turbines for all applications. Suitable for graduates seeking a challenging and rewarding career in an established international industry.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Although there are no set application deadlines, we recommend that you apply as early as possible to secure your place.

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) in engineering, mathematics, physics or an applied science. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24725 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24725 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    11850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Home

  • PgDip Full-time £9,275

International

  • PgDip Full-time £19,775

Living costs for Cranfield

700 - 1300 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Fan Makers Bursary for MSc in Thermal Power
  • GREAT China Scholarship
  • GREAT Thailand Scholarship
  • The Cranfield Scholarship
  • Masters Loan from Student Finance England
  • Santander Scholarship
  • Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Countries

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

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