MSc Energy Systems and Thermal Processes

General

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Program Description

MSc Energy Systems and Thermal Processes is designed to equip graduates and practising engineers with an in-depth understanding of the fundamental issues of energy thrift and environmental consequences of irrational use of energy resources in the industrial and commercial sectors. This degree programme is one of a set of postgraduate programmes designed by Cranfield University and offered at Muscat University. This is a dual degree programme, leading to the award of a Cranfield University degree and also a Muscat University degree.

Programme Objectives

The MSc in Energy Systems and Thermal Processes aims to:

  • Furnish students with the up to date technical knowledge and skills required for achieving better management of energy.
  • Enhance students’ knowledge of designing energy-efficient systems and processes and the reduction and control of pollution cost-effectively.
  • Prepare students for a successful career as energy professionals in a wide range of industries, consultancies, research organisations and local and central government departments.

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Admission Requirements

We welcome applications from talented candidates of all backgrounds and each application is considered on its individual merit. Usually, candidates must hold either a:

  •  Minimum of a “Good” undergraduate degree from an Oman institution in a relevant discipline, or
  •  first or a second class the UK honours degree in a relevant discipline, or
  •  international degree – equivalent of UK qualifications.

Candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered if they have several years’ relevant work experience.

In addition, candidates will be required to show proficiency in English evidenced by:

  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.5, including a minimum of 6.5 in the Writing component of the test, or
  • Successful completion of the Muscat University Pre-sessional programme.

Academic Plan

Students will be required to take eight core modules (80 credits) and a group project(or dissertation for part-time students) (40 credits) (120 credits in total). Students will also be required to carry out an individual thesis project (80 credits).(200 credits in total).

Core Modules
Module Number Module Title
1 Heat Transfer
2 Industrial Heating Systems
3 Power Generation System
4 Thermal Systems Operation and Design
5 Renewable Energy Technologies: Systems
6 Management for Technology
7 Group Project (full-time students only)
8 Dissertation (part-time students only)
9 Energy Individual Research Project (thesis)

Academic Delivery Schedule 2019 - 2020

  Full-time students Part-time year 1 Part-time year 2
Week MSc ESTP Modules* MSc ESTP Modules* MSc ESTP Modules*
22 – 26 Sep Heat Transfer  Heat Transfer   
06 – 10 Oct Process Measurement Systems Process Measurement Systems  
27 – 31 Oct Computational Fluid Dynamics for Industrial Processes Computational Fluid Dynamics for Industrial Processes  
3 – 7 Nov Advanced Control Systems   Advanced Control Systems
24 – 28 Nov Heat and Power Generation Systems          Heat and Power Generation Systems       
5 – 9 Jan Energy Systems Case Studies   Energy Systems Case Studies
19 – 23 Jan Thermal Systems Operations and Design Thermal Systems Operations and Design  
2 – 6 Feb Management for Technology Management for Technology  
3 – 7 May Group Project submission    
6-10 Sep Individual Thesis Research Project submission week    Individual Thesis Research Project submission week 
20-24 Sep     Dissertation submission
*Module dates may be subject to change, attendance is compulsory.       
Last updated Jun 2020

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