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Thermal Power - Rotating Machinery, Engineering and Management option (MSc)

  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Engineering

  • Start Date

    March, October

  • Course Duration

    Full-time: 1 year

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Last Updated

    14 July 2017

Course content

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.

Overview

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.

English Language Requirements

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).

Structure

The course consists of approximately eight to twelve taught modules and an individual research project.

In addition to management, communication, team work and research skills, each student will attain at least the following outcomes from this degree course:
- Provide the skills required for a rewarding career in the field of propulsion and power.
- Meet employer requirements for graduates within power and propulsion industries.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge and critical awareness of gas turbine performance, analysis techniques, component design and associated technologies.
- Explain, differentiate and critically discuss the underpinning concepts and theories for a wide range of areas of gas turbine engineering and associated applications.
- Be able to discern, select and apply appropriate analysis techniques in the assessment of particular aspects of gas turbine engineering.

Modules

The taught programme for the Rotating Machinery, Engineering and Management masters consists of eight compulsory modules and up to four optional modules. The modules are generally delivered from October to April.

Core:
- Blade Cooling
- Combustors
- Engine Systems
- Gas Turbine Theory and Performance
- Management for Technology: Energy
- Mechanical Design of Turbomachinery
- Turbomachinery
- Gas Turbine Operations and Rotating Machines

Optional:
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Fatigue and Fracture
- Gas Turbine Simulation and Diagnostics

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.

Recent Individual Research Projects include:
- 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 minimization of tidal turbines
- Gas turbine airfleet maintenance case study
- Airfleet maintenance study
- Advanced bottoming cycle technology
- Cavitation simulation in centrifugal pump.

Assessment

The final assessment is based on two components of equal weight; the taught modules (50%) and the individual research project (50%). Assessment is by examinations, assignments, presentations and thesis.

Career opportunities

- Gas turbine engine manufacturers
- Airframe manufacturers
- Airline operators
- Regulatory bodies
- Aerospace/Energy consultancies
- Power production industries
- Academia: doctoral studies.

For further information

On this course, please visit our course webpage http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/Courses/Masters/Rotating-Machinery-Engineering-and-Management-Option

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

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