M.Sc. On Campus

Computational Mechanics

24 months
6000 EUR/year
1500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Computational Mechanics programme of the University of Porto is structured with the mission to train engineering professionals in the competitive global labor market, with the competence to act as change agents.


About the programme

Computational Mechanics had a profound impact on science and technology in recent decades and is now a key area of research and application worldwide. Solid Mechanics and Computational Fluid Mechanics constituted the core of development of Computational Mechanics. Nowadays it goes beyond these areas, with vast applications in other areas such as Biology, Medicine and Bioengineering. Computer codes based on based on Computational Mechanics are extensively used in industry, worldwide, to design, develop and optimize products and production processes. Given this reality, it is intended to provide a curriculum focused on the basics and fundamentals of these computer codes, in a more comprehensive, specialized and advanced way than what is currently provided by existing training offered at FEUP.

Students of the Computational Mechanics programme of the University of Porto are expected to develop technical and scientific skills of some extensive depth in this area, namely: computational mechanics skills, with application in both solids and fluids mechanics; of creation, formulation, analysis and development of computational tools for simulation of mechanical phenomena in engineering complex problems; skills in understanding the complex approaches that currently characterize Computational Mechanics, allowing its application in different areas of science and engineering; skills meant for the proper use of the existing codes in computational mechanics, including simulation for specific applications required by industry.

Students are also expected to develop a profile for labour market integration guided by spirit of initiative, independence, creativity and responsibility. Thus, during the Masters students will attend classes in which these components are addressed and highlighted; they will be involved in computational projects that propitiate the development of the skills listed above. The preparation of the final Master Thesis will also integrate, converge and consolidate the knowledge gained throughout the course in developing a project in which the studied models studied can be applied.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • Continuum Media Mechanics
  • Finite Element Method
  • Approximation Methods in Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Portuguese


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Proof of academic qualifications;
  • Copy of ID document;
  • Curriculum Vitae.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Porto

556 - 865 EUR /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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