MSc Thermal Power & Fluid Engineering / Course details
Year of entry: 2024
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This pioneering course has been taught here at the University for almost 40 years. Today, we continue to provide the training and education needed for thermofluid engineers to adapt and prepare for the everchanging demands of the modern world.
Whether you're a recent engineering or science graduate, someone looking to transition from closely related disciplines like Mechanics, Mathematics, or Physics, or a professional looking to not only enhance their expertise in thermofluids but develop skills in analytical, computational, and experimental methods, this course is carefully designed to nurture your potential. The advanced methods taught on this course for the analysis of heat and fluid flow are sought-after in both industrial and research applications.
The objectives of this course are to produce postgraduate specialists with:
- An advanced understanding of heat and fluid flow processes and their role in modern methods of power generation
- An 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.
Teaching and learning
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 details
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.
|Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics||AERO60122||15||Mandatory|
|Computational Fluid Dynamics I||AERO60711||15||Mandatory|
|Experimental Methods (MSc Thermal Power & Fluids Engineering)||AERO65021||15||Mandatory|
|Dissertation (Thermal Power & Fluids Engineering)||MECH60200||60||Mandatory|
|Advanced Engineering Fluid Mechanics||MECH61042||15||Mandatory|
|Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics||AERO60122||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
- Energy and Multi-Physics
- Turbulence Mechanics