MSc Energy Systems and Thermal Processes

MSc Energy Systems and Thermal Processes

MSc Energy Systems and Thermal Processes With


1 year / 2 years

Study type

Full-Time / Part-Time

Credit hours



Taught modules 40%, Group projects 20%, (or dissertation for part time students) Individual project 40%


Tuition Fees : OMR 9,000

Programme Details

MSc Energy Systems and Thermal Processes is designed to equip graduates and practicing engineers with an in-depth understanding of the fundamental issues of energy thrift and environmental consequences of irrational use of energy resources in the industrial and commercial sectors. This degree programme is one of a set of post graduate programmes designed by Cranfield University and offered at Muscat University. This is a dual degree programme, leading to the award of a Cranfield University degree and also a Muscat University degree.

Programme Objectives

The MSc in Energy Systems and Thermal Processes aims to:

  • Furnish students with the up to date technical knowledge and skills required for achieving better management of energy.
  • Enhance students’ knowledge of designing of energy efficient systems and processes and the reduction and control of pollution cost-effectively.
  • Prepare students for a successful career as energy professionals in a wide range of industries, consultancies, research organisations and local and central government departments.

Admission Requirements

We welcome applications from talented candidates of all backgrounds and each application is considered on its individual merit. Usually candidates must hold either a:

• Minimum of a “Good” undergraduate degree from an Oman institution in a relevant discipline, OR
• first or a second class UK honours degree in a relevant discipline, OR
• international degree - equivalent of UK qualifications

Candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered if they have several years' relevant work experience.

In addition, candidates will be required to show proficiency in English evidenced by:

• a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, including a minimum of 6.5 in the Writing component of the test, OR
• Successful completion of the Muscat University Pre-sessional programme

Students will be required to take eight core modules (80 credits) and a group project
(or dissertation for part-time students) (40 credits) (120 credits in total). Students will also be required to carry out an individual thesis project (80 credits).(200 credits in total).

Core Modules
Module Number Module Title
1 Heat Transfer
2 Industrial Heating Systems
3 Power Generation System
4 Thermal Systems Operation and Design
5 Renewable Energy Technologies: Systems
6 Management for Technology
7 Group Project (full time students only)
8 Dissertation (part-time students only)
9 Energy Individual Research Project (thesis)

MSc Energy Systems and Thermal Processes
Academic Calendar 2018 - 2019

Orientation Day : Sunday, 16th September (compulsory for all students)
Week MSc ESTP module* Full Time Students Part Time Year 1 Part Time Year 2
      Part Time Year 1 Part Time Year 2
23 - 27 Sep Computational Fluid Dynamics for Industrial Processes      
14 - 18 Oct Process Measurement Systems      
28 Oct - 1 Nov Heat and Power Generation Systems      
11 - 15 Nov Heat Transfer      
25 - 29 Nov Advanced Control Systems      
16 - 20 Dec Thermal Systems Operations and Design      
06 - 10 Jan Exams      
20 - 24 Jan Energy Systems Case Studies      
03 - 07 Feb Management for Technology      
  Group Project or Dissertation      
*Module dates may be subject to change, attendance is compulsory. Exam dates will be determined at a later date.

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