Advanced Power and Propulsion

Course #ME4420

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


This course presents an advanced treatment of power and propulsion topics, primarily for naval applications. Thermodynamic analysis of simple, advanced and complex cycles, such as combined and augmented cycles  are presented along with new and direct energy conversion concepts. Design integration of single and multi-type (CODAG, CODOG, etc.) power and propulsion systems with vehicles. Engine installation considerations, including the design of auxiliary equipment and inlet/exhaust systems, are presented. Design and current research topics in fluid mechanics and of turbomachinery are presented. Repair, condition-based maintenance and machinery operation, including balancing techniques, are discussed.

Included in degrees & certificates

  • 123
  • 571
  • 572


  • ME2101

Learning Outcomes

  • Conduct advanced thermodynamic analyses of power and propulsion systems, including simple, advanced, and complex cycles like combined and augmented cycles.
  • Evaluate new and direct energy conversion concepts applicable to power and propulsion systems.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the design integration process for single and multi-type power and propulsion systems (e.g., CODAG, CODOG) with naval vehicles.
  • Apply principles of fluid mechanics and turbomachinery design to power and propulsion system design and optimization.
  • Assess engine installation considerations, including the design of auxiliary equipment and inlet/exhaust systems, for optimal performance and integration with vehicles.
  • Explore design and current research topics related to fluid mechanics and turbomachinery in the context of power and propulsion systems.
  • Discuss repair, condition-based maintenance, and machinery operation strategies, including balancing techniques, relevant to power and propulsion systems.
  • Present findings and analyses effectively through written reports and presentations, demonstrating proficiency in communication of advanced power and propulsion concepts. 

These outcomes aim to equip students with advanced knowledge and skills necessary to analyze, design, integrate, and maintain power and propulsion systems, particularly for naval applications, while considering emerging technologies and research trends.

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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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