Say It In Joules!
And No- it’s not JUST about the money. This subject area is quite a vast and fascinating one- here are a few random thermal energy facts we stumbled upon and couldn’t resist sharing…
- Google consumes nearly 0.013% of the world’s energy- calculated to be enough to power 200,000 homes continuously! O.M.G. to that!
- Only one-third of the energy derived from burning coal reaches you- the consumer, as electricity!
- Just 10% of energy within a light bulb is made use of to create light- the remaining 90% just creates heat!
- The amount of sunlight hitting the earth’s surface every minute would be enough to satisfy the world’s energy demands for twelve entire months!
- India needs to generate 800 more Gigawatts to meet current energy demands- however we’ve only been increasing our capacity by 12 Gigawatts on an annual basis. At this rate- our country will not be able to meet basic energy requirements till the end of the CENTURY or if at all ever-sigh!
Be thermo-DYNAMIC in Choosing The Right Uni!
Woo-wooo! Quite enough to get your steam engines all fired up- right? It’s high time for the budding thermal engineer in you to spring to action and do your bit for the world we are to leave behind tomorrow. How- you ask? Have a quick glance at the top 5 unis offering MS Thermal Engineering courses in the USA currently and have your pick.
Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis
The Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis offers the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Thermal Sciences Track. This track is for those looking to learn more about heat transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and computational fluid dynamics. It comes with thesis and a non-thesis options that requires 30 credit hours of course work each.
Tuition fee: $20,065 per year
Entry Requirements: You must have an undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.00/4.00.
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County offers the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Thermal Fluids Sciences Module. This Module involves the application of experimental techniques and mathematical methods based on principles from fluid and gas dynamics, physics, and heat transfer to the development and operation of energy conversion systems.
Tuition Fees: $18,792 per year
Entry Requirements: You must have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, chemistry, physics, or other physical sciences with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Minimum TOEFL scores- 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) and 80 (internet-based).
California State University, Sacramento
The California State University Sacramento offers the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Thermal and Fluids Systems Module. This Module, Thermal and Fluid Systems, concentrates on the principles of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics as applied to such products as heat exchangers, internal combustion engines, gas turbines, and solar energy systems. It makes use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA) software tools to explore the behaviour of a variety of thermal energy conversion systems and components.
Tuition fees: $14,590 per year
Entry Requirements: You should hold a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or computer science and a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in upper division engineering courses. A score of 550 in the paper based TOEFL, 213 in the computer based TOEFL or 80 in the internet based TOEFL, 65 in the PTE Academic test, or an overall band score of 7.0 in the IELTS exam is required.
California State University, Long Beach
The California State University Long Beach offers the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Fluid and Thermal Sciences Module. This Module emphasizes the understanding of various fundamental aspects of thermodynamics and heat transfer related to practical engineering problems (such as energy and materials processing and manufacturing). You can choose to take advanced classes if interested.
Tuition fees: $14,382 per year
Entry Requirements: Completion of a minimum of 30 or 36 units beyond the bachelor's degree in graduate courses approved by the University’s Graduate Studies Committee.
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
The University of Nebraska- Lincoln offers the M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics- Thermal Sciences Module. This Module boasts expertise in fundamental areas such as fluids, solids, vibrations, materials, heat transfer, dynamics, manufacturing, 3D printing to nano-machining, magnetic levitation to energy applications, tissue engineering to advanced fibers for composites, materials characterization to non-destructive evaluation, and simulation to computational materials optimization.
Tuition fees: $18,941 per year
Entry requirements: You should have a degree equivalent to that of a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree, as evaluated by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Office of Graduate Studies. Also- a minimum score of 550 on TOEFL PBT- this is mandatory only for those who studied in a university where English wasn’t the official language of instruction.
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