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Entry requirements

A first or second class UK honours degree in mathematics, physics or an engineering discipline. Other recognised professional qualifications or several years relevant industrial experience may be accepted as equivalent; subject to approval by the Course Director.

Months of entry


Course content

Advance your career and change the world, by working to reduce or eliminate one of the major causes of carbon emissions globally

The heat and power sector is undergoing a fundamental transition, and global businesses have to adapt to meet the ever increasing present and future needs. Domestic and industrial heat is responsible for a very significant percentage of global GHG emissions and rectifying that represents a key challenge for engineers and society.

Highly skilled and knowledgeable heat engineers are urgently needed to transition our heat systems to a green, sustainable footing. Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Advanced Heat Engineering MSc will equip you with the state-of-the-art, forward thinking technical knowledge and skills required to help achieve energy efficiency and reduce heat derived environmental pollution. Closely aligned with industry, with real-world case studies and research projects at its core, this course will enable you to develop a successful and rewarding career as an environmentally aware heat engineering professional, able to make a significant contribution towards a greener, net zero future.

Who is it for?

This course is designed for engineering graduates or practising engineers who wish to develop a successful career as an environmentally aware energy professional.

The course will equip you with knowledge that can be directly applied to help various sectors improve competitiveness in the face of dwindling resources, probable substantial increases in energy costs and the urgent requirement to comply with the increasingly restrictive pollution control standards.

Why this course?

Previously known as the MSc in Energy Systems and Thermal Processes, Advanced Heat Engineering MSc has evolved over the past 40 years to meet the industry needs and demands of today, based on ongoing discussions with industrial experts, employers, sponsors and previous students, with the drive towards net zero and sustainable business, the course is now more relevant than ever.

The ethos of the course is to provide you with the professional skills you will need to develop a successful career improving the management of energy, designing energy-efficient systems and processes, utilising of renewable energy sources and the reducing and controlling pollution cost effectively.

  • Access world-class, pilot-scale facilities that are unique to the UK higher education sector.
  • Study modules including Thermal Energy Systems, Heat Transfer, Thermal Systems Operation and Design and Applied Thermal Systems.
  • Develop your technology leadership capabilities with the world-renowned Cranfield School of Management.
  • Participate in individual and group projects focused on your personal interests and career aspirations - with many supported by industry.
  • Learn from lecturers with extensive, current experience of working with industry on solving real-world mechanical engineering challenges.
  • Benefit from our extensive industry links and alumni community, to develop your network and advance your career.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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