About our Computational MSc courses

The Computational MSc courses are for students willing to acquire the necessary skills to develop and apply computational methods for performing virtual simulations of a wide range physical problems, including solid mechanics, fluid dynamics, wave propagation and multi-physics. The course includes optional modules on machine learning and Data-Driven methods.

Applicants to the MSc courses are usually students with a background in an Engineering (mechanical, aerospace, civil or electrical) or Science (mathematics, physics) discipline. This is a multidisciplinary programme, with modules that are complementary to those seeking to develop computational engineering skills to further their careers in Engineering and Science.

Three courses are available:

Computational Engineering, MSc:

This course is for students willing to acquire the necessary skills to develop computational tools for real-life problems. The course duration is one year, and students will be able to tailor the degree by choosing one of the three different specialisations available: Software tools, Data-Driven methods, and Numerical techniques.

Computational Engineering with Industry, MSc:

This course is for international students only. It is an extension of the MSc Computational Engineering, with a second year. During the second year, you will undertake either an industrial placement or an industry-focused project to work on a real-life challenge undertaken in collaboration with one or several industrial partners.

Computational Mechanics, International MSc:

This course is a 2-year MSc in collaboration with Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona, Spain. Students can undertake the first year in Swansea and the second year in UPC or vice versa. At the end of the first year, they undertake an industrial placement. This course provides a unique opportunity to study in two renowned universities in the field and in two different countries. As such it offers a wide range of optional modules to specialise in many areas of computational mechanics, both in Swansea and in Barcelona.

Understand the pathway of each Computational MSc with this visual flowchart

Paths of the Computational MSc courses as a flowchart