Taught course

Thermal Power and Fluid Engineering

The University of Manchester · School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

The standard academic entry requirements for this Masters programme will be a Lower Second UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is suitable for engineering and science graduates and also engineering professionals who wish to:

enhance their expertise in engineering thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer;
develop their competence the use of analytical and also state-of-the-art computational and experimental methods in the analysis of heat and fluid flow systems for both industrial and research applications.
The Programme Objective is 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.
This programme enables graduates to acquire training in the theory and practice of a broad range of industrially relevant topics within the fields of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics. It is designed specifically to meet the needs of the modern engineer both in industry and in research or education establishments.

Special emphasis is placed on laboratory work both for gaining insight through experimentally observed phenomena and also to provide practical experience of a wide range of measurement and data analysis techniques. The programme has a strong practical orientation and, using a range of supporting facilities, aims to produce engineers with the theoretical and practical experience to enable them to analyse and investigate problems, and to engage in design, development and testing in areas involving: internal combustion engines and turbine, fluid flows and heat transfer.

The academics that support the TPFE course, either through teaching, or through supervision of Dissertation Projects , carry out research in wide range of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer topics.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will need a recognised English language qualifications: IELTS (6.5 with no sub-test under 5.5); TOEFL (570 with 5.0 in TWE); CBTOEFL (230 with 5.0 in TWE). Other English Language qualifications/tests can be considered including those offered by the University's Language Teaching Centre.

Fees and funding

Please see www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations41
Written coursework / continuous assessment9
Dissertation50 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Secretary
+44 (0)161 306 9219