Advanced Turbomachinery (528H3)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

Turbomachinery and its design principles remain at the forefront of the essential technology required for power generation and aircraft propulsion. With the drive to achieve net zero targets, this topic has increased in relevance in the context of the use of alternative fuel, hydrogen fuel, use of renewable energy sources, etc.

On this module, you will explore basic aerodynamic design and three-dimensional flow aspects of turbomachines. The general areas covered include:

  • mean line design and analysis of turbomachinery blades
  • aerodynamics of axial and radial compressor, axial and radial turbines
  • three-dimensional design methodology overview for turbomachinery blades/stages
  • application of the knowledge acquired in a turbomachinery design project/coursework.


52%: Lecture
48%: Practical (Laboratory)


50%: Coursework (Report)
50%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.