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.
Rotating Machinery, Engineering and Management is a specialist option of the MSc in Thermal Power providing a comprehensive background in the design and operation of different types of rotating equipment for power, oil, gas, marine and other surface applications.
Why this course?
The MSc option in Rotating Machinery, Engineering and Management is structured to enable you to pursue your own specific interests and career aspirations. You may choose from a wide range of optional modules and select an appropriate research project. An intensive two-week 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.
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 consists of approximately eight to twelve taught modules and an individual research project. The taught programme consists of eight compulsory modules and up to four optional modules. The modules are generally delivered from October to April.
All the modules in the following list need to be taken as part of this course
- Engine Systems
- Management for Technology
- Mechanical Design of Turbomachinery
- Gas Turbine Operations and Rotating Machines
- 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
- 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