Computational Engineering (Subject to approval*)

MSc ( 1 year Full-time )

Overview

Computational simulation of structures (CSM), fluid dynamics (CFD) or multi-disciplinary systems has become essential in all areas of engineering.  Today’s pace of design and innovation in industry is only possible with extensive use of these numerical methods. In academic engineering research, scientific computing plays an essential role and enables a level of understanding that is not reachable by experiments alone.

Successful Computational Engineers and Scientists need to have a solid knowledge of the engineering discipline they work in, but also of the modern numerical methods and the computational environments that are used. The MSc in Computational Engineering provides all these skills. You would join with good knowledge in at least one of these three areas, you would deepen that understanding and you would gain the required knowledge in the other areas.

You will be able to choose study modules that align with your background, your choice of specialisation area and your project topic. This programme will teach you advanced skills in computational modelling of structures and fluids. You will be introduced to programming and numerical algorithms, a particular strength of the course is its broad teaching of numerical optimisation, a topic of significant industrial interest. You will choose specialisation modules in one of Aerospace, Mechanical, Chemical or Energy engineering. A unique feature compared to other UK MSc programmes is the year-long project which counts for 50% of the course. Your project can use our high-performance computing clusters, where possible the topic will be defined in conjunction with an industrial co-supervisor.

Our academic staff are involved in internationally recognised research in a wide range of topics, including:

• Aerospace engineering
• Energy generation and conversion, including alternative and sustainable sources
• Heat transfer and fluid mechanics
• Control engineering
• Robotics
• Chemical engineering
 


*All new courses are required to undergo a two-stage internal review and approval process before being advertised to students. Courses that are marked "subject to approval" have successfully completed the first stage of this process. Applications are welcome but we will not make formal offers for this course until it has passed this second (and final) stage.

Structure

The MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering includes 4 compulsory, and 3 optional taught modules, as shown on the structure below. The research project starts in Semester A, is conducted under close supervision throughout the year, and submitted in August.
Core modules

• Computational Engineering (Finite Element Method)
• Computational Fluid Dynamics
• Numerical Optimisation
• Research project

Optional modules include

• Scientific Computing
• Vehicular Crashworthiness
• Advanced Aerodynamics,
• Advanced Flight Control
• Advanced Combustion in Automotive Engines
• Advanced Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics
• Renewable Energy Sources
• Robotics
• Advanced Gas turbines

Research Project

A major part of the MSc is your research project which counts for 50% of this MSc. It is an individual project integrated with the research taking place in SEMS which is internationally-recognised as world-leading. You will have access to QMUL’s large high-perfomance cluster and QMUL’s very effective computing research support team. Research topics are formulated in discussion with SEMS’ Industrial Advisory Board . Where possible, projects are co-supervised by an industrial partner. Embedded in the project module are taught components such as critical thinking, project management and report writing.
 

Entry requirements

This programme requires ATAS clearance. Students who are not EEA or Swiss nationals may require ATAS clearance to undertake this course. The CAH3 code for this course is CAH10-01-04. Further information on ATAS can be found on our Advice and Counselling webpages.

This programme requires ATAS clearance. Students who are not EEA or Swiss nationals may require ATAS clearance to undertake this course. The JACS code for this course is H300. Further information on ATAS can be found on our Advice and Counselling webpages.

An undergraduate degree (minimum good second class honours or equivalent) in a mechanically-based engineering subject or equivalent. Each application is individually assessed; you are recommended to contact us for guidance in specific cases. IELTS 6.5 is required.

International applicants: Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. You can find details on our English language entry requirements page.
 
If you do not meet the language requirements it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.
If you are unable to find the information you require, please contact the School of Engineering and Materials Science for assistance.

Learning and teaching

As a student in the School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS) you will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, laboratory practicals, and a variety of coursework.

Assessment

The methods of assessment are coursework and formal examinations, which take place in May. Many courses will include continuous assessment so that some or all of the work you do during the course counts towards the final mark.

Research Project

A major part of the MSc is your research project which counts for 50% of this MSc. It is an individual project starting in Semester A, is conducted under close supervision throughout the year, and submitted in August. Embedded in the project module are taught components such as critical thinking, project management and report writing.
 

Fees

Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2019/20 Academic Year

Full time £10,000
Part-time study is not available for this course

Tuition fees for International students

2019/20 Academic Year

Full time £21,250
Part-time study is not available for this course

Funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Find out more about QMUL bursaries and scholarships.

Alternative sources of funding

Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.

Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country on our country web pages.

Download our Postgraduate Funding Guide for detailed information about postgraduate funding options for Home/EU students.

Read more about alternative sources of funding for Home/EU students and for Overseas students.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5079
email bursaries@qmul.ac.uk

Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary

We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8717

Graduate employment

As a student in the School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS) you will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, laboratory practicals, and a variety of coursework.

Assessment

The methods of assessment are coursework and formal examinations, which take place in May. Many courses will include continuous assessment so that some or all of the work you do during the course counts towards the final mark.

Research Project

A major part of the MSc is your research project which counts for 50% of this MSc. It is an individual project starting in Semester A, is conducted under close supervision throughout the year, and submitted in August. Embedded in the project module are taught components such as critical thinking, project management and report writing.
 

Profiles

Our graduates work in research, development and consultancy positions within the engineering and materials industries for companies such as Airbus, BAE Systems, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls Royce. Many graduates apply their degree knowledge directly, working as engineers and/or scientists in sectors relevant to those they have studied.

Some graduates use their MSc to secure positions within the wider fields of engineering. Others use their compuational skills and apply them in areas beyond those directly related to their degree, including regulatory bodies, teaching, finance and the NHS. The range of skills developed through our programmes, coupled with opportunities for extracurricular activities and work experience, has enabled our graduates to move into careers across many successful companies both in the UK and worldwide. A significant proportion of our graduates also go on to undertake PhDs in engineering.

We have strong links with many industrial partners in terms of both research collaboration and funding. We host a biannual engineering Industrial Liaison Forum - potential employers, industry representatives and alumni working in industry attend sharing their experiences and offering advice. These strong industrial links, combined with the skills and training you will acquire during your studies, are highly valued by employers.
 

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