The UK continues to lead the world in power and propulsion technology. In addition to its established aerospace role, the gas turbine is finding increasing application in power generation, oil and gas pumping, chemical processing and power plants for ships and other large vehicles.
Gas Turbine Technology is a specialist option of the MSc in Thermal Power providing a comprehensive background in the design and operation of different types of gas turbines for all applications.
Who is it for?
This course is designed for those seeking a career in the design, development, operations and maintenance of power and propulsion 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.
Suitable for graduates seeking a challenging and rewarding career in an international growth industry.
Why this course?
The MSc option in Gas Turbine Technology is structured to enable you to pursue your own specific interests and career aspirations. You may choose from a wide range of modules and select an appropriate research project. An intensive industrial management course is offered which assists in achieving exemptions from some engineering council requirements. You will receive a thorough grounding in gas turbine design principles for aerospace, 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.
The course is comprised of up to 12 taught modules, depending on the course option chosen. Modules for each option vary; please see individual descriptions for compulsory modules which must be undertaken. There is also an opportunity to choose from an extensive choice of optional modules to match specific interests.
All the modules in the following list need to be taken as part of this course
- Engine Systems
- Mechanical Design of Turbomachinery
- Management for Technology
- Turbomachinery and Blade Cooling
- Gas Turbine Performance Simulation and Diagnostics
A selection of modules from the following list needs to be taken as part of this course
- Propulsion Systems Performance and Integration
- Fatigue and Fracture
- Gas Turbine Operations and Rotating Machines
- Jet Engine Control
- Computational Fluid Dynamics for Gas Turbines
A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) in engineering, mathematics, physics or an applied science.
Applicants who do not fulfil the standard entry requirements can apply for the Pre-Masters programme, successful completion of which will qualify them for entry to this course for the second year of study.
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