MSc Thermal Power & Fluid Engineering

Year of entry: 2020

Overview

Degree awarded
MSc
Duration
12 months full time
Entry requirements
The standard academic entry requirement for this Master's programme is a Second Class UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline.  Please note that we consider grades achieved in key relevant modules in your undergraduate degree as well as the overall degree result.     

Full entry requirements

How to apply

For further information about making an online application for this MSc course, please see the guidance on our department website about  how to apply .

If you have any questions about the application process, the course or about our entry requirements please do contact us at  pg-mace@manchester.ac.uk  and we will be happy to advise you further.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y N N N

Course description

The Thermal Power and Fluid Engineering MSc is a highly successful course which has been offered here for almost forty years. The aim of this postgraduate course is to train and educate thermofluid engineers to enable them to meet present and future demands of the industry and to equip them with the necessary skills to engage in employment or further research.

The course is suitable for engineering/science graduates and professionals who not only wish to enhance their expertise in thermofluids but also to develop their competence in the use of state-of-the-art analytical, computational and experimental methods; advanced methods which are specifically designed for the analysis of heat and fluid flow in both industrial and research applications.

The objectives of this course are to produce postgraduate specialists with:

  • advanced understanding of heat and fluid flow processes and their role in modern methods of power generation
  • in-depth understanding of numerical and experimental techniques in heat and fluid flow

Teaching on the course is delivered by academics from our world-leading research group in the field of turbulence modelling and heat transfer.

Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD), the University of Manchester's new £400m purpose built home for engineering and material science , is nearing completion. The physical move to the new development is scheduled to take place between January 2021 and December 2021. Whilst it is anticipated that access to equipment, or work on projects for which such access is required may be limited during the period of the move, plans are underway to ensure that any disruption caused is minimised, a wide selection of dissertation projects will continue to be available, and excellent student experience remains pivotal. If you have any questions about how the move may affect you, please contact pg-mace@manchester.ac.uk .

Open days

The next open day will take place on Wednesday 6th November 2019. Further details will be published nearer the time but to register your interest please visit  The University of Manchester website.

To find out more about The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering we would encourage you to take an online tour of our department and our facilities with our  Virtual Open Day .

Study fairs in the UK:  The University attends several  study fairs in the UK  each year.

Education fairs overseas:  We attend many  education fairs worldwide  each year, giving you the chance to meet representatives from The University of Manchester near you.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £11,000
    International students (per annum): £24,500

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Contact details

Department
Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 9219
Email
Website
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/mace
School/Faculty

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Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

The standard academic entry requirement for this Master's programme is a Second Class UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline.  Please note that we consider grades achieved in key relevant modules in your undergraduate degree as well as the overall degree result.     

English language

All applicants will need to demonstrate competency in English language. Applicants who do not already possess a recognised English Language qualification, such as IELTS, Pearson, TOEFL or GCSE or GCE O level English, will need to take a recognised test and attain the required English Language score:

IELTS: at least a score of 6.5 overall with three sub-tests at 6.0 or above and no sub-test less than 5.5

TOFEL (IBT): at least a score of 90 overall with no sub-test less than 22

Pearson PTE: at least a score of 58 overall with no sub-test less than 50

Pre-sessional English:   We also accept successful completion of the 10 week pre-sessional English course run by the University Language Centre at The University of Manchester to meet our English language requirements. The Department's requirement for the 10 week course is a valid IELTS score of at least 5.5 overall with no sub-test below 5.5.

Please note we do not accept the 6 or 3 week pre-sessional courses to meet our English requirements.

If you have another English language qualification and wish to enquire if this qualification meets our English requirements, please email a scanned copy of your certificate to us and we will be able to advise you further.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Application and selection

How to apply

For further information about making an online application for this MSc course, please see the guidance on our department website about  how to apply .

If you have any questions about the application process, the course or about our entry requirements please do contact us at  pg-mace@manchester.ac.uk  and we will be happy to advise you further.

Advice to applicants

Please ensure you have all your supporting documents scanned and ready to upload with your online application.

You will need the following:

  1. Copies (not originals) of Degree Certificates and official academic transcripts of previous study. If these are in a language other than English, please provide an official translation. If you have not yet received your final degree result or certificate at the time of application, please provide a copy of your academic transcripts to date which list all grades achieved so far
  2. Copies (not originals) of English Language qualification e.g. IELTS, TOEFL
  3. Two reference letters. These must be from your most recent place of study and/or employment, and must be written on official letter headed paper and must be signed and dated.

If you have any additional documentation to add to your application after submitting the online form, please email scanned copies to  pg-mace@manchester.ac.uk

Course details

Course description

The Thermal Power and Fluid Engineering MSc is a highly successful course which has been offered here for almost forty years. The aim of this postgraduate course is to train and educate thermofluid engineers to enable them to meet present and future demands of the industry and to equip them with the necessary skills to engage in employment or further research.

The course is suitable for engineering/science graduates and professionals who not only wish to enhance their expertise in thermofluids but also to develop their competence in the use of state-of-the-art analytical, computational and experimental methods; advanced methods which are specifically designed for the analysis of heat and fluid flow in both industrial and research applications.

The objectives of this course are to produce postgraduate specialists with:

  • advanced understanding of heat and fluid flow processes and their role in modern methods of power generation
  • in-depth understanding of numerical and experimental techniques in heat and fluid flow

Teaching on the course is delivered by academics from our world-leading research group in the field of turbulence modelling and heat transfer.

Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD), the University of Manchester's new £400m purpose built home for engineering and material science , is nearing completion. The physical move to the new development is scheduled to take place between January 2021 and December 2021. Whilst it is anticipated that access to equipment, or work on projects for which such access is required may be limited during the period of the move, plans are underway to ensure that any disruption caused is minimised, a wide selection of dissertation projects will continue to be available, and excellent student experience remains pivotal. If you have any questions about how the move may affect you, please contact pg-mace@manchester.ac.uk .

Teaching and learning

This is a full-time course studied over 12 months with one start date each year in September. Every year this MSc course in Thermal Power and Fluid Engineering attracts a large number of applications from all around the world, which allows us to select only the best candidates.

Throughout the course, alongside the teaching, special emphasis is placed on both computational and experimental work; the aim is to provide insight through experimentally observed phenomena, and also to provide practical/computational experience of a wide range of measurement and data analysis techniques. Thus, the course has a strong practical orientation which is supported by our department laboratories and facilities and it aims to produce engineers who are able to engage in the design, development and testing of internal combustion engines, turbines or power producing devices. Whilst on the course, students have the opportunity to participate in a number of industrial visits. Relevant companies sometimes offer projects to our students as a result of these visits.

The MSc is continually reviewed and now includes course units such as research and experimental methods, advanced fluid mechanics, advanced heat transfer, engineering thermodynamics, power engineering and computational fluid dynamics. Students are assessed based upon a combination of coursework, laboratory calculations, exams and projects. Upon successful completion of taught modules the students are required to do a research dissertation.

Course unit list

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Research Methods MACE60004 15 Mandatory
Computational Fluid Dynamics I MACE60043 15 Mandatory
Dissertation (Thermal Power & Fluids Engineering) MACE60200 60 Mandatory
Advanced Power MACE60562 15 Mandatory
Advanced Engineering Fluid Mechanics MACE61040 15 Mandatory
Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics MACE61070 15 Mandatory
Heat Transfer MACE61077 15 Mandatory
Thermodynamics MACE63081 15 Mandatory
Experimental Methods (MSc Thermal Power & Fluids Engineering) MACE65021 15 Mandatory
Advanced Power MACE60562 15 Optional

The Thermo & Fluids research activity in the School of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering is one of the strongest in the UK. The School was formed when the University of Manchester was established, in 2004, as a result of the merger between UMIST and the Victoria University of Manchester. This has brought together over 20 academics, research-active in Thermo and Fluids topics. The study of Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics has a long tradition in Manchester, starting with Osborne Reynolds, in the 1890s.

More recently the Manchester University and its two precursor institutions established strong reputations in CFD and Turbulence Modelling, IC Engines, Experimental Thermal Hydraulics, Combustion, Sprays and Atomization and Experimental Aerodynamics. There are currently six Specialist Research Discipline Groups in the Thermo and Fluids area;

  • Advanced Flow Diagnostics
  • Experimental Aerodynamics
  • CFD
  • Energy and Multi-Physics
  • Turbulence Mechanics

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk

Careers

Career opportunities

The MSc in Thermal Power and Fluid Engineering trains graduates in the theory and practice of a broad range of industrially relevant topics within the fields of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of the modern engineer both in industry and in research. Most of our research is derived and funded by industry, and we have always been proud of maintaining strong links with our industrial partners. Teaching staff on this course have research-based collaborations with multinational companies such as Boeing, Airbus, Rolls Royce, Jaguar Land rover, Électricité de France, Procter and Gamble, Unilever, Dyson, Alstom and many others.

Each year Manchester careers fairs, workshops and presentations attract more than 600 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors illustrating how employers target Manchester graduates.

Our recent graduates have gone on to work in internationally renowned companies including:

Airbus, UK

Électricité de France, UK

Jaguar Land Rover, UK

Dassault Systèmes, France

Honda Motors, UK

Doosan Global, UK

ExxonMobil, UK

Saudi Aramco, KSA

Engro Chemicals, Pakistan

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, UAE

ANSYS, UK

ABB Group, UK

Exa GmbH, UK

Accrediting organisations

This Masters Course is accredited by the IMechE, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers which is the UK's professional body of Mechanical Engineers. This means that graduates from this course are recognised by the IMechE as having the academic qualifications required of candidates for the status of Chartered Engineer.