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MScComputational Engineering Design (Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science)

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
Tuition fee £19,570 per year
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Leading engineers are using cutting-edge computational design techniques to transform our world. The latest simulation software can give accurate insights into how innovative design ideas will work in practice. Effective modelling is vital in many industries including the automotive, aerospace and bioengineering sectors. We offer an exciting postgraduate degree in Computational Engineering Design covering the latest techniques and methods, taught by lecturers who are also active researchers working with industry.

Programme structure

MSc programme is designed for engineering, mathematics and physical science graduates who want to specialise in computational engineering design. It is a multidisciplinary engineering degree with many optional modules to reflect your interests. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of how to apply key engineering principles to computational design.

The taught element of the programme consists of a maximum of 8 modules and is followed by a substantial research project leading to a dissertation. The specific goals are:

To enable you to acquire advanced knowledge and practical skills needed for a professional career in computational engineering design and to provide you with specialist knowledge and skills relevant to this theme.
To provide you with a sound understanding of the fundamental principles, operation requirements, design criteria and engineering applications in advanced mechanical engineering science.
To enhance your transferable skills, including critical analysis, problem solving, project management, decision making, leadership, and communication by oral, visual and/or written means.
To equip you with specialist knowledge, scientific and technical expertise and research skills for further research in advanced mechanical engineering science, and computational engineering design in particular.

The full-time MSc programme lasts for 12 months. The first 8 months are normally spent mainly on the taught component, with lectures divided into two 12-week periods (Semesters 1 and 2), and with exams at the end of each semester. The final 4 months are spent full-time on a research project, for which some preparation is done in Semester 2.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States