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MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert Industrial and Commercial Combustion Engineering

Course Description

Industrial Combustion Engineering is a significant market sector which functions between the electrical and mechanical disciplines. A competent engineer needs to have a knowledge and understanding of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and the chemistry of combustion and process engineering.

A formal training and qualification route for industrial combustion engineers does not currently exist. The result of this is a world-wide shortage of skilled competent combustion engineers.

This course has been designed to meet this shortage, and is suitable for graduates and professional engineers who wish to gain specialist knowledge and skills in the field of commercial and industrial combustion engineering, or who wish to formalise and progress in their current profession.

Key benefits:

• A specialist qualification that is recognised by industry experts
• Taught by distance e-learning so you can fit in study around your work
• The first course in the UK to specialise in combustion engineering at a commercial level.

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/industrial-and-commercial-combustion-engineering

Suitable for

This programme is for experienced practitioners in the field of commercial combustion engineering who wish to formalise their training or for engineers from other similar backgrounds who wish to enter the commercial combustion engineering field.

If you do not hold a first degree but have appropriate experience, you will be required to produce a portfolio of relevant work experience within the field of engineering as part of the application process.

Programme details

This course aims:

• To provide engineers and industrial practitioners with specialist skills and advanced knowledge to work within industrial and commercial combustion engineering processes.
• To develop engineers and scientists with a systematic and a critical awareness of burner technology and its utilisation within industrial and commercial processes (oil and gas).
• To provide comprehensive knowledge and a critical understanding of gas safety standards and its application to industrial/commercial combustion processes.
• To develop the student professionally to make informed decisions on the design, development, installation and commissioning of industrial and commercial combustion systems.

There are three qualifications available, each taking a total of one year. To attain the competent engineer certification you will need to complete a PgDip.


Teaching is delivered online by e-learning.

You will required to attend the University of Salford for a two week period for laboratory teaching and assessment.


• Combustion Theory and Burner Design (30 credits)
• Burner Utilisation and Process Control (30 credits)
• Industrial Gas Safety and Regulations (30 credits)
• Industrial Burner Commissioning and Optimisation (30 credits)
• Dissertation (60 credits)


You will be assessed through:

• Coursework 40%
• Examinations 60%

Plus dissertation

Career potential

You will be able to enter or progress in careers in the designing, commissioning, servicing and maintaining of industrial or commercial combustion equipment.

Examples of jobs you could apply for with this qualification might be Service Engineer, Commissioning Engineer, Design Engineer.

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

Visit the MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert Industrial and Commercial Combustion Engineering page on the University of Salford website for more details!

Student Profiles

International scholarships - 20+ Awards

International StudentsNew Scholarship and bursary scheme for September 2010 entrantsAt Salford we recognise the effort you’ve put in to starting your career and we want to support you to achieve your potential. We think that studying at a world class university together with other high-achievers will give you the best opportunity to attain the targets you set yourself.That’s why the University of Salford now has one of the largest scholarship and bursary schemes in the UK, with an estimated total value of £2 million. The awards are there to help you to get the education you deserve and to attract the best students to the University.The new scheme is open to all full time UG and PGT international students applying for entry in September 2010. It guarantees a discount of at least £1,000, but you could qualify for as much as £5,000.The new awards are:The International Undergraduate Bursary – worth up to £2,000 for first year undergraduates only.The International Postgraduate Bursary – worth up to £1,000The International Excellence Scholarship – worth up to £2,000The Vice Chancellors International Postgraduate Scholarship – worth up to £5,000

Value of Scholarship(s)

up to £5,000


The new scheme is open to all full time UG and PGT international students applying for entry in September 2010. It guarantees a discount of at least £1,000, but you could qualify for as much as £5,000.

Application Procedure

We will automatically consider you for an award when you apply for a place at the University – there is no need to apply for an award separately – and there is no scholarship application fee.There are lots of other scholarships and bursaries available for specific courses or available from external organisations. To find out more about these please use our Scholarships Finder on our website.Our existing scholarships and bursaries will continue to apply until September 2010.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:2 degree in an Engineering or Scientific discipline. Applications from practitioners without formal qualifications but with significant experience of the criminal justice system may also be considered via our Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process.

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