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Rotating Machinery, Engineering and Management option - MSc in Thermal Power

  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Engineering

  • Start Date

    March, October

  • Course Duration

    Full-time: 1 year

  • Course Type

    MSc, PgDip

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    16 April 2018

Course content

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:

  • Alstrom
  • Canadian Forces
  • EASA
  • EasyJet
  • E-ON
  • RMC
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Royal Air Force (RAF).

Accreditation

Re-accreditation for the MSc in Thermal Power is currently being sought with 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.

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.

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 barge
  • Risk-based maintenance for azep
  • Implementation of the nutating disk engine in high bypass turbofan
  • Load minimisation of tidal turbines
  • Gas turbine airfleet maintenance case study
  • Airfleet maintenance study
  • Advanced bottoming cycle technology
  • Cavitation simulation in centrifugal pump.

Assessment

Taught modules 50%, Individual research project 50%

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 manufacturers
  • Airframe manufacturers
  • Airline operators
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Aerospace/Energy consultancies
  • Power production industries
  • Academia: doctoral studies.

Visit the Rotating Machinery, Engineering and Management option - MSc in Thermal Power page on the Cranfield University website for more details!

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