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Apprenticeship training course

Power and propulsion gas turbine engineer (level 7)

Design and develop, operate and maintain gas turbine systems.

Qualification level
Equivalent to master’s degree.
Typical duration
36 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Aerothermal engineer
  • Customer support engineer
  • Gas turbine design
  • Maintenance manager
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Performance engineer
  • Plant operations engineer
  • Plant technician
  • Project engineer
  • Rotating equipment engineer
  • Service development engineer
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Evaluate the performance of an engine system, using well-informed assumptions to determine its condition.
  • Assess the outcomes from quantitative evaluations of gas turbine designs, to determine appropriate engine systems for particular applications.
  • Employ computer-based gas turbine models to estimate engine performance at design and off-design conditions.
  • Investigate the impact of different degradation and faults on gas turbine performance using computer-based models.
  • Employ computer-based diagnostic analysis tools to detect gas turbine faults.
  • Critically analyse the design and performance of turbomachinery components for modifications or new developments.
  • Assess the influence of design choices on combustor efficiency, emissions, durability and stability to meet expected standards and compliance.
  • Estimate the impact of operating conditions of a gas turbine combustor for maintenance replacements (life of combustor liner).
  • Account for heat transfer effects and the cooling technology to produce a realistic assessment of turbine blade conditions.
  • Assess life, fatigue and failure of cracked components.
  • Evaluate the loads, stresses from rotation and vibration, as well as failure criteria of turbomachinery components.
  • Assess the creep life of a gas turbine component subject to a complex operating profile.
  • Employ desk-top methods to evaluate the stress distributions and vibration frequencies, to suggest ways of ameliorating any problems.

Full information on Power and propulsion gas turbine engineer (level 7) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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