Turbomachinery Aeromechanical University Training (THRUST), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
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The joint Master's programme in Turbomachinery Aeromechanical University Training (THRUST) is a cooperation between KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Duke University, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Université de Liège. The course offers education of high international standard as well as cultural experience from at least two different countries and a double degree from two universities.


Turbomachinery Aeromechanical University Training (THRUST) at KTH Royal Institute of Technology 

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 (e.g. refrigerators, ventilators, etc).

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 the students a worldwide unique education at a high academic level, involving researchers/teachers at three European and one US top universities in the area and prepares the students for a direct industrial engagement. Furthermore it paves the way for continued PhD studies in this field.

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Aeromechanics project course 
  • Thermal power systems
  • Turbomachinery
  • Introduction to computational fluid dynamics and mathematics
  • Advanced mechanical vibrations
  • Measurement techniques in aeromechanics
  • Advanced mechanics and finite element methods
  • Introduction to Unsteady aerodynamics
  • Thermal turbomachinery
  • Measurement techniques in aeromechanics

                    Detailed Programme Facts

                    • Programme intensity Full-time
                      • Full-time duration 24 months
                    • Credits
                      120 ECTS
                    • Languages
                      • English
                    • Delivery mode
                      On Campus

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                    Academic Requirements

                    • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

                      Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:


                      Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:


                      Recommended Analytical Writing score:


                      The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

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                    A bachelor´s degree corresponding to at least 180 ECTS credits, in Science, Engineering or Technology with a specialization in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Energy Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or Materials Science/Engineering.

                    Graduate Record Exam (GRE) results are required only for the specialization Unsteady Aerodynamics (2nd year at Duke University). The minimum scores required on GRE are: Quantitative Reasoning 155, Verbal Reasoning 150 and Analytic writing 3.0.

                    Tuition Fee

                    • International Applies to you

                      12175 EUR/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 24350 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
                    • EU/EEA Applies to you

                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
                    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                    • Aeromechanical & Material Design - EU/EEA: 835€, NON-EU/EEA: 24,350€

                    • Unsteady Aerodynamics - EU/EEA: 21,000€, NON-EU/EEA: 37,250€

                    • Structural Vibration and Fatigue - EU/EEA: free, NON-EU/EEA: 24,350€


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