Rotating Machinery Engineering and Management Option - Thermal Power MSc: Course Description: Rotating Machinery, Engineering and Management provides a comprehensive background in the design and operation of different types of rotating equipment for power, oil, gas, marine and other surface applications. The course is designed for those seeking a career in the design, development, operation and maintenance of power systems. Graduates are provided with the skills that allow them to deliver immediate benefits in a very demanding and rewarding workplace and therefore are in great demand. This course is suitable for graduates seeking a challenging and rewarding career in an international growth industry. Start Months: March or OctoberFull Time/ Part Time:Full Time School: School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing Theme: Aerospace Entry Requirements: A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) ideally in a related subject. Other recognised professional qualifications or several years relevant industrial experience may be accepted as equivalent; subject to approval by the Course Director. For further and specific information please visit the course page. English Language: If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses are as follows: IELTS - 6.5 TOEFL - 92 Pearson PTE Academic - 65 Cambridge English Scale - 180 Cambridge English: Advanced - C Cambridge English: Proficiency - C In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low. We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date). Students requiring a Tier 4 (General) visa must ensure they can meet the English language requirements set out by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and we recommend booking a IELTS for UKVI test. Duration: Full-time MSc/PgDip - one year Course format: TaughtMScPgDipOverview: Rotating machinery is employed today in a wide variety of industrial applications including oil, power, and process industries. With the continuing expansion of the applications of rotating machinery, qualified personnel are required by the increasingly large numbers of users.Rotating Machinery, Engineering and Management is a specialist option of the MSc in Thermal Power providing a comprehensive background in the design and operation of different types of rotating equipment for power, oil, gas, marine and other surface applications. Who is it for?: Designed for those seeking a career in the design, development, operation and maintenance of power systems. Graduates are provided with the skills that allow them to deliver immediate benefits in a very demanding and rewarding workplace and therefore are in great demand. This course is suitable for graduates seeking a challenging and rewarding career in an international growth industry. Why this course?: The MSc option in Rotating Machinery, Engineering and Management is structured to enable you to pursue your own specific interests and career aspirations. You may choose from a wide 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 receive a thorough grounding in the operation of different types of rotating machinery for aeronautical, marine and industrial applications.We have been at the forefront of postgraduate education in thermal power and gas turbine technology at Cranfield since 1946. We have a global reputation for our advanced postgraduate education, extensive research and applied continuing professional development.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 MSc Industrial Advisory Panel is comprised of senior engineers from companies such as:AlstromCanadian ForcesEASAEasyJetE-ONRMCRolls-RoyceRoyal Air Force (RAF). Your teaching team: You will be taught by experienced academic staff at Cranfield with many years of industrial experience including.Professor Pericles Pilidis Dr David MacManus Dr Joao Amaral Teixeira Dr Giuseppina Di LorenzoDr Uyioghosa Igie Dr Panagiotis Laskaridis Dr Yiguang Li Dr Devaiah Nalianda Dr Theoklis NikolaidisDr Vassilios Pachidis Professor Mark SavillDr Suresh SampathDr Bobby Sethi Dr Pavlos Zachos.Our teaching team are active researchers as well as tutors and have extensive experience of gas turbine design, in both industrial and research and development environments. Continuing close collaboration with major engine manufacturers in both the UK and overseas, through teaching and research, ensures that this course maintains the relevance and professionalism for which it is internationally renowned. Knowledge gained working with our clients is continually fed back into the teaching programme, to ensure that you benefit from the very latest knowledge and techniques affecting industry.The course also includes visiting lecturers from industry who will relate the theory to current best practice. Accreditation: The MSc in Thermal Power is accredited by 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. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)Individual project: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 September in the presence of an external examiner. Previous Individual Research Projects have included:Performance and economic study on the viability of combined cycle floating power bargeRisk-based maintenance for azepImplementation of the nutating disk engine in high bypass turbofanLoad minimisation of tidal turbinesGas turbine airfleet maintenance case studyAirfleet maintenance studyAdvanced bottoming cycle technologyCavitation simulation in centrifugal pump. Course details: The course consists of approximately eight to twelve taught modules and an individual research project. The taught programme consists of eight compulsory modules and up to four optional modules. The modules are generally delivered from October to April. Assessment: Taught modules 50%, Individual research project 50% Funding Opportunities: A variety of funding, including industrial sponsorship, is available. Please contact us for details.Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS)The Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS) is a funding programme providing affordable tuition fee and maintenance loans for full-time UK/EU students studying technology-based MSc courses.To help students find and secure appropriate funding, we have created a funding finder where you can search for suitable sources of funding by filtering the results to suit your needs. Your career: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 manufacturersAirframe manufacturersAirline operatorsRegulatory bodiesAerospace/Energy consultanciesPower production industriesAcademia: doctoral studies.