Gain fundamental and applied knowledge applicable to the understanding of the design and operation of different types of gas turbines for all applications. Pursue your own specific interests and career aspirations through a wide range of modules through four specialist options:
Who is it for?
This course aims to provide both fundamental and applied knowledge applicable to the understanding of the design and operation of different types of gas turbines for all applications. Suitable for graduates seeking a challenging and rewarding career in an established international industry.
Why this course?
The MSc course in Thermal Power 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.
The course is embedded in a large power and propulsion activity that is recognised internationally for its enviable portfolio of research, short courses and postgraduate programmes.
We have been at the forefront of postgraduate education in aerospace propulsion at Cranfield since 1946. We have a global reputation for our advanced postgraduate education, extensive research and applied continuing professional development. Our graduates secure relevant employment within six months of graduation, and you can be sure that your qualification will be valued and respected by employers around the world.
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 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.
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, and energy consultancies
- Power production industries
- Academia: doctoral studies