The teaching program comprises a series of lectures (October to July) plus a comprehensive research or design project carried out between August and December and presented in January.


The lecture program consists of 19 courses, all of them compulsory. Each course lasts for two weeks.

  • Principles of Turbomachinery
  • Pumps and applications
  • Centrifugal Compressors and Applications
  • Reciprocating Compressors and applications
  • Electric Motors and Variable Frequency Drives
  • Gas Turbine and Applications
  • Ancillary equipment and Rotating Machinery Packages
  • Instrumentation and Control of Turbomachinery
  • Gear Design
  • Vibration
  • Bearing design
  • Rotor Dynamics
  • Specification and Performance of Electrical and Mechanical Rotating Equipment
  • Fatigue, Fracture and Stress Analysis of Machine Components
  • Factory Tests and Field performance
  • Machinery Financials and Life Cycle Cost
  • Reliability
  • Rotating Equipment Maintenance
  • Elective modules: Seals, Compressed air, Magnetic bearings, Steam turbines, Developments of Rotating Machinery Technology


In addition to the lecture program, the candidate is required to submit a written thesis describing a research or design project carried out at the end of the course in teams of three/four students.
Each team has a tutor who guides them throughout the development of the project.
Finally, this thesis is examined individually and orally in the presence of an external examiner.


The final Master assessment is weighted equally between the assessed lecture courses and the project thesis.