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Power, Propulsion and the Environment (Option of Thermal Power MSc/PgDip)

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  • Objectives
    Suitable for talented graduates seeking a challenging and rewarding career in an international growth industry. Takes you on to a varied choice of challenging career opportunities. Graduates of this option of the Thermal Power MSc occupy very senior positions in their organisations, making valuable contributions to international industries.
  • Entry requirements
    1st or 2nd class UK Honours degree or equivalent in engineering, mathematics or an applied science. Applicants who do not fulfil the standard entry requirements can apply for the Pre-Master's Course in Engineering, successful completion of which will qualify them for entry to this course for a second year of study.
  • Course description
    You will be taught by members of Cranfield staff and other specialists with extensive industrial and consultancy experience. 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.

    Course description

    The Power, Propulsion and Environment option of the MSc course in Thermal Power is an important element in developing engineers with an environmental awareness.

    The gas turbine is employed today in a wide variety of industrial applications including oil, power, and process industries. The continuing expansion of the applications of rotating machinery implies that a multidisciplinary approach to their design and selection - taking into account their techno-economic and environmental impact - is required.

    Modules:

    There are eight compulsory modules:

        * Combustors
        * Engine Systems
        * Environmental Management
        * Fuels and Combustion
        * Industrial Prime Movers
        * Gas Turbine Theory and Performance
        * Management for Technology
        * Turbomachinery.

    Optional modules are chosen from:

        * Materials Selection
        * Mechanical Design of Turbomachinery
        * Piston Engines
        * Gas Turbine Applications
        * Blade Cooling
        * Computational Fluid Dynamics
        * Fatigue and Fracture
        * Simulation and Diagnostics.

    An intensive two-week industrial management module is offered to all MSc students; this module assists in achieving exemptions from some engineering council requirements. The students also benefit from invited lectures from senior engineers and managers in the propulsion and power industries.
    Individual research project

    Students are required to submit a written thesis for a research project carried out during the course. This thesis is examined orally in September in the presence of an external examiner. Topics can be chosen according to the needs and interests of the individual in consultation with the Course Director.

    Option of Thermal Power MSc

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