Why this course?
This course was introduced last year and is aimed at students who want to study advanced topics in mechanical engineering with a focus on power plant technologies.
It provides mechanical engineering graduates with an in-depth technical understanding of advanced mechanical engineering topics relevant to the power generation industry. You'll also develop generic skills that allow you to contribute effectively in developing company capabilities.
The course helps to make you more employable and also satisfies the further learning requirements necessary to obtain Chartered Engineer status.
You'll have the opportunity to select technical and specialist classes.
You'll study compulsory modules:
- Gas & Steam Turbines
- Electrical Power Systems
- Advanced Boiler Technologies 1
Other specialist instructional modules
These focus on different technical aspects allowing you to tailor learning to your individual needs. When choosing technical modules, you'll discuss the options with the course co-ordinator. These options include:
- Ceramic & Polymer Engineering; Engineering Composites
- Metals & Alloys
- Light Weight Structures
- Machine Dynamics
- Pressurised Systems
- Systems Engineering 1 & 2
- Polymer & Polymer Composites
- Industrial Metallurgy
Faculty-wide generic instructional modules
You'll choose three faculty-wide generic modules which satisfy the broader learning requirements for Chartered Engineer status. You'll choose from:
- Design Management
- Project Management
- Risk Management
- Environmental Impact Assessment
MSc students take on an individual project which allows study of a selected topic in-depth. This may be an industry-themed project or one aligned to engineering research at Strathclyde.
Our facilities include many laboratories and research centres including:
- Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory
- Energy Systems Research Unit
- Future Air-Space Transportation Technology
- James Weir Fluids Laboratory
- Mechanics & Materials Research Centre
We have local access to a 3500-node region supercomputer.