University of Salford

Industrial and Commercial Combustion Engineering

Industrial Combustion Engineering is a significant market sector which functions between the electrical and mechanical disciplines. A competent engineer needs to have a knowledge and understanding of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, and the chemistry of combustion and process engineering.

A formal training and qualification route for industrial combustion engineers does not currently exist. The result of this is a world-wide shortage of skilled competent combustion engineers.

This course has been designed to meet this shortage, and is suitable for graduates and professional engineers who wish to gain specialist knowledge and skills in the field of commercial and industrial combustion engineering, or who wish to formalise and progress in their current profession.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:2 degree in an Engineering or Scientific discipline.

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Course modules

There are three qualifications available, each taking a total of one year. To attain the competent engineer certification you will need to complete a PgDip.

  • Combustion Theory and Burner Design (30 credits)
  • Burner Utilisation and Process Control (30 credits)
  • Industrial Gas Safety and Regulations (30 credits)
  • Industrial Burner Commissioning and Optimisation (30 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through:

  • Coursework 40%
  • Examinations 60%
  • Plus dissertation

Sponsorship information

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only


You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Distance learning £ 1,230 (Module) Home/EU 3 Years
MSc Distance learning £ 2,250 (Module) International 3 Years
PgDip Distance learning £ 1,230 (Module) Home/EU 2 Years
PgDip Distance learning £ 2,250 (Module) International 2 Years
PgCert Distance learning £ 1,230 (Module) Home/EU 1 Years
PgCert Distance learning £ 2,250 (Module) International 1 Years

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