Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης, Duke University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Université de Liège
The joint master’s programme in Turbomachinery Aeromechanical University Training (THRUST) is a cooperation between KTH, Duke University, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Université de Liège. The programme offers education of high international standard as well as cultural experience from at least two different countries and a double degree from two universities.
Application dates for studies starting in Autumn 2020
16 October 2019: Application opens
15 January 2020: Application deadline
3 February 2020: Deadline for supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required) or receipt of application fee (if required)
3 April 2020: Notification of selection results
August 2020: Arrival and start of studies
Turbomachinery Aeromechanical University Training at KTH
Energy and propulsion are much needed systems in the world for most modern human activities and social development for a sustainable society. Turbomachines produce more than 90% of all electricity in the world, drive the majority of aircrafts and are used extensively as compressors, pumps, etc. in many modern applications (for exampel. refrigerators and ventilators).
Aeromechanics is one of the main limitations for more efficient, lighter, cheaper and reliable turbomachines, be it jet engines, steam turbines, gas turbines, wind turbines or hydro turbines, as well as various kind of compressors. The programme aims to educate students with high skills to face the challenges within aeromechanics. The programme is led by a coordinator team at KTH. The coordinator team reports back to a steering committee composed of representatives from all parties involved in the programme, both from academia as well as industry.
The programme is highly integrated, first of all regarding student and teacher mobility for certain common lectures, but also related to the extended use of remote teaching by the specialist teachers at all four universities, in conjunction with “face-to-face” and “virtual” interactive workshops and project courses.
The programme offers a unique, modern and highly interactive learning material which enhances the student learning process. This, together with the “remote learning” aspects, will also allow for a substantial potential for already active industrial persons to participate in the programme as part of the life-long learning inside their respective companies. Given the nature of the subject of aeromechanics, multidisciplinary skills are fostered.
The programme offers three tracks related to three mobility options. Students begin their first year at KTH and study the second year at one of the three programme tracks connected to three different universities:
Université de Liège, Belgium (ULg)
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (AUTH)
Duke University, USA
The tracks at ULg and AUTH result in a joint degree, and the track at Duke results in a double degree from KTH and Duke. Participation cost vary between tracks. The track KTH/AUTH will not open admission for intake to autumn 2020.
Turbomachines, Aerodynamics, Aeromechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Mechanical Design, Vibrations, Structural Dynamics, Materials, Measurement Techniques.
How to apply
The next application period for KTH master’s programmes is between 16 October 2019 and 15 January 2020. Applications are made through University Admissions, an online application portal for all Swedish universities. The number of places for each programme is limited and admission is highly competitive.
Application process for KTH master’s programmes
The academic year at KTH is divided into two semesters of 20 weeks, with the autumn semester beginning at the end of August and the spring semester beginning in January. All master’s programmes start in the autumn semester. The application deadlines below are strict and in Central European Time (CET).
1. Choose your programmes
Find one or more programmes and verify that you meet the general and programme specific admission requirements for the programmes. These can be found under ‘Entry requirements’ on each programme page.
2. Submit your online application by 15 January
Create an account, select programmes and submit your application via University Admissions. Follow the “Apply now” link on the programme page or find all programmes published on University Admissions. You can apply to four programmes and these should be ranked in your order of priority.
3. Submit your required documents by 3 February
Your application will be considered incomplete if you do not submit all the required documentation. The general and programme specific documents are listed under ‘Entry requirements’ on each programme page. Please note:
- Most applicants can upload all documents on universityadmissions.se.
- The documentation requirements and academic qualifications may differ between countries.
- No documents should be sent to KTH unless you are instructed to do so.
- The authenticity of your documents may be verified with the issuing institution. Applications made with fraudulent documents will be rejected and legal action may be taken.
- Incomplete applications will not be processed.
4. Pay the application fee or document your citizenship by 3 February
For non-EU/EEA citizens, an application fee (SEK 900) is required. EU/EEA and Swiss citizens are not required to pay the application fee, but should prove their citizenship status, for instance with a passport copy.
5. Check the selection results on 3 April
The notification of selection results will be published on University Admissions on 3 April. You do not need to reply to your offer. If you are admitted, KTH will provide further information about how to prepare for your studies.
The joint master’s programme in Turbomachinery Aeromechanical University Training offers three tracks related to three mobility options. Students begin their first year at KTH and study the second year at one of the three programme tracks connected to three different universities. The tracks at ULg and AUTH result in a joint degree, and the track at Duke results in a double degree from KTH and Duke. The track KTH/AUTH will not be open for intake 2020.
Year 1 at KTH
Semester 1: The courses on the first semester aim to give the student the basic understanding on heat, power and propulsion aspects in turbomachinery and develop basic skills for more advanced courses in further semesters. These courses include power generation, fluid machinery, introduction to aeromechanics in turbomachines, basics on measurement techniques, advanced mathematics, introduction to computational fluid dynamics and advanced mechanical vibrations. Whereas a part of the courses during semester 1 and 2 are given as traditional courses at KTH, another part involves lecturing by faculty from the partner universities using web‐based distance teaching capabilities.
- Aeromechanics project course Part 1, 6 credits
- Thermal power systems, 6 credits
- Turbomachinery, 6 credits
- Introduction to computational fluid dynamics and mathematics, 6 credits
- Advanced mechanical vibrations, 6 credits
- Measurement techniques in aeromechanics, 6 credits
Semester 2: The course in this semester treat more advanced phenomena in turbomachinery. Both the structural as well as the aerodynamic field are treated in depth. Experimental and numerical techniques and methods are studied. The courses include thermal turbomachinery, unsteady aerodynamics, advanced mechanics and finite element methods, advanced aeroelasticity among other elective courses as combustion theory and combustion instabilities and vibrations. In semesters 1 and 2 there are also project courses, in which the student will study in teams to solve a specific industrial project. During the semester 2, close to the Easter break all students will follow a scientific study and seminar session (so‐called Easter course) organized by one of the partner universities also involving industry representatives. Between the second and third semesters, a compulsory Summer Internship is to be performed at the involved industry partners where students combine their learning experiences to basic aeromechanical problems in industry.
- Advanced mechanics and finite element methods, 6 credits
- Introduction to Unsteady aerodynamics, 7.5 credits
- Thermal turbomachinery, 6 credits
- Measurement techniques in aeromechanics, 6 credits
- Aeromechanics project course Part 2, 7.5 credits
Year 2 at ULg
The Aeromechanical & Material Design track: This track aims to give the student a strong ground related to aeromechanics and material design in turbomachinery. Courses as mechanical design of turbomachinery, fracture mechanics, damage and fatigue, materials selection and large deformation of solids are included in this option. Elective courses as fluid structure interaction and aeroelasticity, mechanics of composite, vibrations testing and experimental modal analysis, mechanical computer‐aided design are also part of this option. The courses are mainly given in semester 3 and final thesis project in semester 4.
- Mechanical Design of Turbomachinery, 5 credits
- Fracture Mechanics, Damage and Fatigue, 5 credits
- Materials Selection, 5 credits
- Large Deformation of Solids, 5 credits
- Thesis Project, 30 credits
- Elective courses
- Aeroelasticity and Experimental Aerodynamics, 5 credits
- Mechanics of Composite, 5 credits
- Vibration Testing and Experimental Modal Analysis, 5 credits
- Mechanical Computer‐Aided‐Design, 5 credits
Year 2 at AUTH (no intake to autumn 2020)
The Structural Vibration and Fatigue track: This track aims to give the student a strong ground related to vibration and fatigue in turbomachinery. Courses as advanced dynamics and vibrations, random vibration and reliability, fracture mechanics and structural fatigue, and turbomachinery aeromechanics applications are included in this option. Elective courses as experimental methods in vibration, health monitoring in turbomachinery and advanced control in structural dynamics are also part of this option. The courses are mainly given in semester 3 and final thesis project in semester 4.
- Advanced Dynamics and Vibration, 5 credits
- Random Vibration – Structural Reliability, 5 credits
- Fracture Mechanics and Structural Fatigue, 5 credits
- Turbomachinery Aeromechanics Applications, 5 credits
- Diploma Thesis Project, 30 credits
- Elective courses
- Experimental Methods in Vibration, 5 credits
- Health Monitoring in Turbomachinery, 5 credits
- Advanced Control in Structural Dynamics, 5 credits
Year 2 at Duke University
The Unsteady Aerodynamics track: This track aims to give the student a strong ground related to unsteady aerodynamics. Advanced courses as advanced aeroelasticity, unsteady aerodynamics and intermediate dynamics are included here. Elective courses as advanced fluid mechanics, compressible fluid flow, engineering acoustics, intermediate fluid mechanics, and intermediate material science are also part of this option. Beside technical courses this option includes courses on business fundamentals for engineers and engineering management. The courses are distributed among semesters 3 and 4.
- Intermediate Dynamics, 6 credits (ME541)
- Business Fundamentals for Engineers, 6 credits (MENG570)
- Unsteady Aerodynamics, 6 credits (ME672)
- Aeroelasticity Part 2, 6 credits (ME775)
- Mini‐Thesis, Paper Review Sessions, 6 credits (ME555)
- Management High Tech Industries, 6 credits (MENG540)
- Lecture Series, 6 credits (ME759)
- Aerospace Structures, 6 credits (ME473)
- Mini Thesis, 6 credits (ME555)
- Elective courses
- Engineering Acoustics, 6 credits (ME572)
- Compressible Fluid Flow, 6 credits (ME536)
- Intermediate Fluid Mechanics, 6 credits (ME631)
- Advanced Fluid Mechanics, 6 credits (ME632)
- Aerodynamics, 6 credits (ME571)
- Introduction to Finite Element Methods, 6 credits (ME524)
- Non‐linear Finite Element Analysis, 6 credits (ME525)
- All Duke courses can be found in the Duke University Course Catalog under the category ME –
- Mechanical Engr/Materials Sci.