This course covers all aspects of the gas turbine and other industrial prime movers. It aims to provide you with a thorough knowledge of, and the ability to, assess anthropogenic emissions.
Power, Propulsion and the Environment is a specialist option of the MSc in Thermal Power.
Who is it for?
This course is suitable for graduates seeking a challenging and rewarding career in a growing international industry. 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.
Why this course?
The MSc option in Power, Propulsion and the Environment 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 the operation of different types of rotating machinery for aeronautical, marine and industrial applications plus environmental management.
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
- Gas Turbine Performance Simulation and Diagnostics
- Management for Technology
- Gas Turbine Operations and Rotating Machines
- Turbomachinery and Blade Cooling
A selection of modules from the following list needs to be taken as part of this course:
- Mechanical Design of Turbomachinery
- Propulsion Systems Performance and Integration
- Fatigue and Fracture
- 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.
About the School
Cranfield's distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world.