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MScGeothermal Engineering

Cranfield University
United Kingdom, Cranfield
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Renewables are seen as the future source of energy to meet the world’s growing demand, with geothermal resources offering a constant and independent supply. Almost 90 countries have geothermal energy yet only 24 of them produce electricity from geothermal sources. There is a growing demand for specialists that will be capable of ensuring successful implementation of more geothermal energy projects to help lower the dependency on energy imports and to develop a broader base in the future energy mix.

Geothermal resources will play a significant role in ensuring access to sustainable and reliable energy for all. Interdisciplinary competence is needed to untap the vast geothermal potential worldwide, through implementation of more and larger projects.

This is the only course to encompass all aspects of geothermal exploitation, from exploration to project delivery. You will develop the professional profile required by a growing energy sector, with a high level of skills’ transferability across other geo-resource sectors, including oil and gas.

In addition to management, communication, teamwork and research skills, each student will attain at least the following outcomes from this degree course: – Demonstrate competence in the current concepts and theories governing energy flows, heat transfer and energy conversions. – Effectively acquire and critically review information from various sources – Gain an in-depth understanding of geothermal exploration, geothermal reservoir characterisation, drilling and completions, well performance and heat / power production – Develop a professional ability to undertake a critical appraisal of the interaction and dependency of sub-surface reservoir parameters with surface facilities – Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the issues involved in the management of geothermal energy projects – Assess the potential of geothermal energy in the global energy resource portfolio.

All Cranfield University’s MSc programmes benefit from a wide range of cultural backgrounds which significantly enhances the learning experience for both staff and students.

Programme structure

The course will be composed of eight taught modules, one group project and one individual project.

Career opportunities

Graduates from this course will develop diverse and rewarding careers in the extremely exciting and challenging field of geothermal engineering. The international nature of this growing field means that career opportunities are not restricted to the domestic market; Cranfield graduates develop careers around the world.

Those wishing to continue their education via PhD or MBA studies in the energy sector will be greatly facilitated by the interdisciplinary, project-oriented profile that they will have acquired through this course.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States