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    1 year full time

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  • Last Updated

    14 December 2018

Course description

The Thermal Power and Fluid Engineering MSc is a highly successful course which has been offered here for almost forty years. The aim of this postgraduate course is to train and educate thermofluid engineers to enable them to meet present and future demands of the industry and to equip them with the necessary skills to engage in employment or further research.

The course is suitable for engineering/science graduates and professionals who not only wish to enhance their expertise in thermofluids but also to develop their competence in the use of state-of-the-art analytical, computational and experimental methods; advanced methods which are specifically designed for the analysis of heat and fluid flow in both industrial and research applications.

The objectives of this course are to produce postgraduate specialists with:

  • advanced understanding of heat and fluid flow processes and their role in modern methods of power generation
  • in-depth understanding of numerical and experimental techniques in heat and fluid flow

Teaching on the course is delivered by academics from our world-leading research group in the field of turbulence modelling and heat transfer.

Open days

The 2018 postgraduate taught courses open day has now taken place. The next open day will take place in Autumn 2019. Further details will be published nearer the time on The University of Manchester website.

To find out more about The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering we would encourage you to take an online tour of our School and our facilities with our  Virtual Open Day .

Study fairs in the UK:  The University attends several  study fairs in the UK  each year.

Education fairs overseas:  We attend many  education fairs worldwide  each year, giving you the chance to meet representatives from The University of Manchester near you.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
  • UK/EU students (per annum): £11,000 
  • International students (per annum): £23,000

Entry requirements

English language

All applicants will need to demonstrate competency in the English language. Applicants who do not already possess a recognised English Language qualification will need to take a recognised test such as IELTS or Pearson and attain the required English Language score:

  • IELTS: overall score 6.5 with no sub-test below 5.5
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic): overall score of at least 59, with no sub-test below 51
  • IBT TOEFL: overall score of at least 90, with no sub-test below 22

Pre-sessional English: We also accept successful completion of the 10 week pre-sessional English course run by the University Language Centre to meet our English language requirements.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Application and selection

How to apply

For further information about making an online application for this MSc course, please see the guidance on our School website about  how to apply .

If you have any questions about the application process, the course or about our entry requirements please do contact us at  and we will be happy to advise you further.

Advice to applicants

Please ensure you have all your supporting documents scanned and ready to upload with your online application.

You will need the following:

  1. Copies (not originals) of Degree Certificates and official academic transcripts of previous study. If these are in a language other than English, please provide an official translation. If you have not yet received your final degree result or certificate at the time of application, please provide a copy of your academic transcripts to date which list all grades achieved so far
  2. Copies (not originals) of English Language qualification e.g. IELTS, TOEFL
  3. Two reference letters. These must be from your most recent place of study and/or employment, and must be written on official letter headed paper and must be signed and dated.

If you have any additional documentation, please email scanned copies to 

Teaching and learning

Throughout the course, alongside the teaching, special emphasis is placed on both computational and experimental work; the aim is to provide insight through experimentally observed phenomena, and also to provide practical/computational experience of a wide range of measurement and data analysis techniques. Thus, the course has a strong practical orientation which is supported by our School laboratories and facilities and it aims to produce engineers who are able to engage in the design, development and testing of internal combustion engines, turbines or power producing devices. Whilst on the course, students have the opportunity to participate in a number of industrial visits.

The MSc is continually reviewed and now includes course units such as research and experimental methods, advanced fluid mechanics, advanced heat transfer, engineering thermodynamics, power engineering and computational fluid dynamics. Students are assessed based upon a combination of coursework, laboratory calculations, exams and projects. Upon successful completion of taught modules the students are required to do a research dissertation.

Related research

More recently the Manchester University and its two precursor institutions established strong reputations in CFD and Turbulence Modelling, IC Engines, Experimental Thermal Hydraulics, Combustion, Sprays and Atomization and Experimental Aerodynamics. There are currently six Specialist Research Discipline Groups in the Thermo and Fluids area;

  • Advanced Flow Diagnostics
  • Experimental Aerodynamics
  • CFD
  • Energy and Multi-Physics
  • Turbulence Mechanics

Career opportunities

The MSc in Thermal Power and Fluid Engineering trains graduates in the theory and practice of a broad range of industrially relevant topics within the fields of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of the modern engineer both in industry and in research. Most of our research is derived and funded by industry, and we have always been proud of maintaining strong links with our industrial partners. Teaching staff on this course have research-based collaborations with multinational companies such as Boeing, Airbus, Rolls Royce, Jaguar Land rover, Électricité de France, Procter and Gamble, Unilever, Dyson, Alstom and many others.

Visit the MSc Thermal Power and Fluid Engineering page on the University of Manchester website for more details!





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