Energy Systems and Thermal Processes MSc
Suitable for engineering and applied science graduates interested in energy and its efficient utilisation in industrial and commercial applications.
Takes you on to work as an environmentally-aware energy specialist with an in-depth understanding of energy and its rational use in industry. Suitable students are encouraged to embark on further research programmes leading to MPhil and PhD degrees.
You will be taught by members of Cranfield University staff and other academic and industrial experts.
The Energy Systems and Thermal Processes MSc course provides students with knowledge and practical experience of technologies and techniques for designing energy-efficient systems, managing energy and controlling environmental degradation in a cost-effective way.
Since 1972, the MSc has produced more than 1,000 international graduates who now work as engineers, consultants, advisors and researchers in industry, consultancies, design practices, government departments, local authorities, research organisations and academic institutions worldwide.
The course consists of nine taught modules and a significant research project.
Individual research project
Students can choose from a variety of research projects. These are often undertaken in collaboration with industrial partners, although students are encouraged to submit topics of their own. These include experimental investigations, practical monitoring, computer simulations, and design and feasibility assessments.
Recent research areas have included:
- Modelling and analysis of energy-conversion systems and thermal processes
- Viability of renewable energy utilization schemes
- Control of environmental pollution
- Development of energy and environmental policies
- Investigation of combustion processes.
This MSc course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Energy Institute (EI), the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).
“As a mechanical engineer with ten years’ experience in designing steam systems, this course helped me fulfil my ambition of a more energy related role. I cannot recommend the course highly enough, and I am confident that anyone who chooses this course will get as much out of it as I did.”
Students take eight compulsory modules and select a further one from three optional modules:
- Heat Transfer
- Industrial Heating Systems
- Combustion and Fuels
- Furnaces and Boilers
- Power Generation Systems
- Thermal Systems Operation and Design (splits into three sections)
- Heat Exchanger Design and Operation
- Waste Heat Recovery and Thermal Storage
- Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
- Management for Technology
- Environmental Management
- Renewable Energy Systems
- Energy Management for Industry (splits into two sections)
- Energy and Environmental Economics
- Energy Auditing
- Process Measurement Systems
- Advanced Control Systems
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
1st or 2nd class UK Honours degree or equivalent in engineering or applied science. Other qualifications with considerable industrial experience will be considered.
1 year full-time, up to 3 years part-time.
Full-time: October. Part-time: throughout the year.
Number of places
25 - 30.
Examinations/assignments 50%, thesis 50%.
Some funding may be available for suitably qualified UK/EU students. Please contact us for details.
Further details & applications
SoE Admissions - PSE
T: +44 (0)1234 758252
ATAS certificate required
Students requiring a Tier 4 General Student visa to study in the UK may need to apply for an ATAS certificate to study this course.
By completion of an application form for postgraduate study.
Cranfield campus, School of Engineering.