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  • Objectives
    The aim of the programme is to provide students from diverse academic backgrounds with an excellent grounding in theoretical, practical and computational skills, for future employment, or an advanced career in the multidisciplinary energy, engine emissions, fire and explosion control fields. The course takes account of the severe restrictions on pollution control in Europe and the world, and its effects on combustion.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements English language requirements: * All applicants whose first language is not English, or who have not previously studied in an English speaking country for at least two years have to provide evidence of English language ability before they can register. The two international English language tests which are acceptable to the University are IELTS and TOEFL. * A minimum overall score of 6.0 is required from the IELTS test, with not less than 5.5 in listening and reading, and not less than 5.0 in speaking and writing. * From a TOEFL paper based test the requirement is a minimum score of 550, with 4.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE). * From a TOEFL computer based test the requirement is a minimum score of 220, with 4.0 on the essay rating. * If your English language is does not meet the above requirements it is possible to take a pre-sessional English language course at the University prior to registration as a postgraduate student. Further information on the English language requirements and on pre-sessional English language courses run by the University can be found at the University Language Centre Webpages. Academic entry requirements: * For entry onto one of our MSc courses candidates should normally have a minimum of a second class (2:1 or 2:2) UK honours degree, or equivalent, in mechanical engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, fuel science or technology, energy science, other engineering or physics. Graduates of mathematics or computing are also encouraged to apply. * Relevant industry experience is an advantage but not essential.
  • Academic Title
    Combustion and Energy MSc
  • Course description
    The course develops a fundamental yet broad understanding of the theory and practice of energy utilisation and transformation, with emphasis on combustion. We also consider explosions and fires.

    To ensure that students are equipped for careers in the fuel and energy industries the course is based upon the fundamentals of chemistry, fluid dynamics, fuel and energy science and engineering.

    12 months full-time

    School of Mechanical Engineering
    The University of Leeds School of Mechanical Engineering has an international reputation for the quality of its postgraduate research and taught courses. The School has consistently achieved the highest possible rating in all of the UK Government Research Assessment Exercises (RAE) to date, with 5* rating representing research of international standing. The wealth of expertise within the School ensures that both taught and research degree students can be sure of receiving the highest possible quality of education and research.

    All academic staff within the School are active in research and teach on our postgraduate programmes. We have around 50 students from all around the World, on our postgraduate taught courses. This together with 100 postgraduate research students (around 30 new students a year) and annual research spend of over £2 million we are a major player in the field of mechanical engineering.

    What you study
    The MSc is a twelve month modular programme which gives students the chance to select taught modules from a wide range of disciplines. Modules are offered in areas in which the Schools has a proven international record of excellence at the highest level, these include:

        * Combustion and Pollution Chemistry
        * Aerothermodynamics
        * Flames, Explosions and Hazards
        * Computational and Experimental Methods
        * Compulsory Research Project.
        * Energy Studies
        * Combustion in Boilers, Furnaces and Incinerators
        * Combustion in Engines
        * Computational Fluid Dynamics
        * Spectroscopy and Kinetic Modelling in Combustion
       * Control of Air Pollution
        * Fire and Dust Explosion
        * Engine Tribology

    (the above is an indicative list and liable to change so please contact us for up to date information)

    After completion of the taught modules, the Summer is spent working on a substantial project. The project is chosen by the student and offers the chance to put all that has been learned in the first two semesters in to practice, in solving a true engineering problem.

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