Computational Engineering at Swansea University

We've joined the EU "Master Class" to win EU funding for two prestigious international postgraduate programmes: Erasmus Mundus MSc in Computational Mechanics (MCM) Erasmus Mundus PhD in Computational Mechanics (SEED).

The Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering is acknowledged internationally as the leading UK centre for computational engineering research. Many numerical techniques currently in use in commercial simulation software have originated from Swansea University.

Computational Engineering postgraduate degrees

Erasmus Mundus MSc in Computational Mechanics 

MSc Computer Modelling and Finite Elements in Engineering Mechanics

MRes Computer Modelling in Engineering

These courses are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM). The Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) is composed of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), and the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE). 

PhD Computational Mechanics (Erasmus Mundus)

PhD or MPhil Civil Engineering

Engineering Doctorate (EngD)

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Research impact

Finite Element Method

Our pioneering of the Finite Element Method is recognised as one of the top 100 discoveries and developments in UK universities to have changed the world.

The Finite Element Method developed at Swansea University by Professor Olek Zienkiewicz in 1967 has enabled us to take a lead in computational modelling techniques that allow engineers to design ever more challenged structures and processes, with the minimal use of expensive experimental testing.

Mayur Pal, PhD Computational Engineering

Computational engineering

"I decided to study at the College of Engineering because it got good reviews from my Master’s Thesis supervisor at KTH, Stockholm, Sweden and Bachelors Thesis supervisor at IIT-Roorkee, India.

Studying at the College of Engineering provided me with a very high level of technical education and significant international exposure. As a result of this, after finishing my PhD I had several job offers and I took the one that suited me best.

Currently I am working as an Associate Research Reservoir Engineer at the Shell International Exploration and Production Research Centre in the Netherlands."