Thermal Power MSc: Course Description: Gain fundamental and applied knowledge applicable to 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 PropulsionGas Turbine TechnologyPower, Propulsion and the EnvironmentRotating Machinery, Engineering and Management.Start Months: March or OctoberFull Time/ Part Time:Full-timeSchool: 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 - 6.5TOEFL - 92 Pearson PTE Academic - 65Cambridge English Scale - 180Cambridge English: Advanced - CCambridge 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 - one year Course format: TaughtFull-time MSc - one year, Part-time MSc - up to three yearsOverview:Gain fundamental and applied knowledge applicable to 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 PropulsionGas Turbine TechnologyPower, Propulsion and the EnvironmentRotating Machinery, Engineering and Management.Who is it for?: 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. Why this course?: The MSc course in Thermal Power 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.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 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 staff 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 Nikolaidis Dr Vassilios Pachidis Professor Mark Savill Dr Suresh SampathDr Bobby Sethi Dr Pavlos Zachos.Our teaching team are active researchers as well as tutors and have extensive experience of aerospace propulsion, 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) Course details: The course is comprised of 10 – 15 taught modules, depending on the course option chosen. Modules for each option vary; please see individual descriptions for compulsory modules which must be undertaken. In addition, you have an extensive choice of optional modules to match specific interests.Individual projectYou 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 projects have included:Techno-economic, Environmental and Risk Assessment StudiesCentrifugal Compressors Simulations and Diagnostics for oil and gas applicationsAdvanced Power Generation Systems with Low Carbon EmissionsDesign of Turbines for use in Oscillating Water ColumnsDesign of a 1MW Industrial Gas TurbineGas Path Analysis for Engine DiagnosticsProcurement Criteria for Civil Aero-EnginesSelection of Combined Heat and Power PlantsCondition Monitoring Systems InstrumentationRepowering Steam Turbine PlantsCombined Cycle Plant Technical and Economic Evaluation. Assessment: Taught modules 50%, Individual research project 50% Funding Opportunities: 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. Bursaries may be available, however please be aware that funding will, in most cases, only be discussed once you have secured a firm offer of a place on the course. Please contact the Enquiries Office for further 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.Conacyt (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia)Cranfield offers competitive scholarships for Mexican students in conjunction with Conacyt (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia) in science, technology and engineering.Commonwealth Shared Scholarship SchemeStudents from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK can apply for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for Master’s study, jointly supported by UK universities. 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, and energy consultanciesPower production industriesAcademia: doctoral studies.