Computational Engineering Design (CED) covers the use of computers in all activities from the design to the manufacture of a product. It is at the forefront of information technology and of crucial importance to economies around the world. It is a vital part of many global industries including those of automotive, aerospace, oil, defence, finance and health.
We are a leader in applied mathematics and computing applications. The CAE option benefits from the knowledge and experience gained by the staff through their strong industrial links, particularly our well-established research collaborations with the petrochemical, automotive, aeronautical and financial sectors.
The Computational and Software Techniques in Engineering - Computational Engineering Design from Cranfield University is also available on a part-time basis, enabling you to combine studying alongside full-time employment. We are very well located for visiting part-time students from across the UK and Europe.
The Computational Engineering Design option is designed to equip you with the skills required to pursue a successful career working both in the UK and overseas. This course attracts enquiries from companies in rapidly expanding engineering IT industry sector across the EU and beyond who wish to recruit high quality graduates.
There is considerable demand for students with expertise in engineering software development and for those who have strong technical programming skills in industry standard languages and tools.
Typically our graduates are employed by software houses and consultancies, or by CAD/CAM and other engineering companies in software development roles and industrial research.
A selection of companies that have recruited our graduates include:
- Design Manager, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd
- Financial Software Developer, Bloomberg
- Research Engineer, Moodstocks SAS
- PLM Consultant, PCO Innovation
- Software Developer, CAE Engineering
- Computer Science Engineer, Sopra Group
More informationVisit official programme website
- C Programming (pre-requisite)
- Computational Methods
- C++ Programming
- Computer Graphics
- Management for Technology
- Geometric Modelling and Design
- CAE Applications and PLM
Suitable for candidates from a broad range of engineering and applied mathematical backgrounds, including aeronautic, automotive, mechanical and electrical engineering, in addition to those with a mathematical and computational sciences training, who wish to both develop and complement their existing skill-set in these important areas.
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Although there are no set application deadlines, we recommend that you apply as early as possible to secure your place.
DisciplinesGeneral Engineering & Technology Computer Sciences Software Engineering View 86 other Masters in Software Engineering in United Kingdom
- Applicants are required to either have a minimum of a UK second class Honours degree or its equivalent in aeronautical, mechanical or electrical engineering or computer science or be applying as part of a recognised double-degree programme with their home EU institution.
- Applications from candidates with lesser qualifications but with considerable relevant work experience will be considered.
International21500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 21500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA10500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
- GREAT China Scholarship
- The Cranfield Scholarship
- Masters Loan from Student Finance England
- Santander Scholarship
- Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Countries
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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