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Computational Engineering Design (Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science)

University of Southampton

12 months
24400 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Learn how to design using simulation software at this Computational Engineering Design (Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science) MSc course offered by the University of Southampton. Effective modelling is vital to the automotive, aerospace and bioengineering sectors. The international centre for research and teaching is recognised across the world. 


Course Details

This Computational Engineering Design (Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science) MSc course offered by the University of Southampton explores the latest techniques, methods and simulation software used in computational engineering and design. We'll teach you how design ideas are created, tested and how to work with industry.  

Computational modelling is important to industries such as: 

  • automotive 
  • aerospace 
  • bioengineering 

On this master of science in computational engineering, you’ll learn to use simulation software tools to see how designs will work in practice. We’ll teach you to use advanced numerical methods and to apply design search and optimisation principles to solve problems. 

You’ll learn from academics at the forefront of their fields, they teach the latest in technology advancements. Studying at Southampton gives you access to a global network of companies, shared facilities and specialist expertise to enhance your learning.

This master's programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as meeting the academic requirement for Further Learning, for Chartered Engineer registration. Candidates must hold a BEng/BSc undergraduate first degree that is accredited for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Career Opportunities

This master’s course will prepare you for further research in computational engineering design or to work in a range of application sectors. These sectors have a reputation for offering good starting salaries and excellent career progression opportunities.  

In the UK, our graduates work across different organisations and application areas, including in the following sectors: 

  • aerospace  
  • automotive 
  • power generation 
  • biomedical  
  • finance  

In addition to engineering careers, many of our graduates go into other employment such as finance and consultancy, where the numeracy and excellent communication skills developed on the programme are highly valued.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Computational Methods
  • Design Search and Optimisation (DSO) - Principles, Methods, Parameterizations and Case Studies
  • Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science (AMES)
  • Numerical Methods
  • You must also choose from the following modules:
  • Advanced Finite Element Analysis
  • Advanced Partial Differential Equations
  • Aeroelasticity
  • Aircraft Structural Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 degree in one of the following subjects: 

  • engineering 
  • maths 
  • physical sciences 
  • an engineering-related subject 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24400 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £24,400.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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