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.
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 industries:
- Gas turbine engine manufacturers
- Airframe manufacturers
- Airline operators
- Regulatory bodies
- Aerospace, and energy consultancies
- Power production industries
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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
- Procurement Criteria for Civil Aero-Engines
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.
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesEnergy & Power Engineering General Engineering & Technology View 497 other Masters in General Engineering & Technology 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
- 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.
Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.
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