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MSc (in Thermal Power)Aerospace Propulsion

Cranfield University
United Kingdom, Cranfield
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The key technological achievement underlying the development and growth of the aerospace industry has been the design and development of efficient and economical propulsion systems. Major efforts are also now being dedicated to the development of new technologies relevant to the propfan and variable cycle engines.

This option is structured to enable you to pursue your own specific interests and career aspirations. You may choose from a 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 gain a comprehensive background in the design and operation of different types of propulsion systems for aerospace applications, whilst looking at the methods of propulsion with the main focus on air-breathing engines and the use of gas turbines for propulsion.

Cranfield University has been at the forefront of postgraduate education in aerospace propulsion at Cranfield since 1946. They have a global reputation for their advanced postgraduate education, extensive research and applied continuing professional development. Cranfield 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.

Programme structure

The taught programme for the Aerospace Propulsion masters consists of eight compulsory modules and up to six optional modules. The modules are generally delivered from October to April.

Career opportunities

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 roles and industries:

– Gas turbine engine manufacturers – Airframe manufacturers – Airline operators – Regulatory bodies – Aerospace/energy consultancies – Power production industries – Academia: doctoral studies
Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020
Apply now! Spring semester 2019/20
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Feb 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States