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Computational Mechanics

Swansea University

24 months
9550 GBP/year
4800 GBP/year
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The Computational Mechanics is organised between Swansea University and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain) in cooperation with the International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE, Spain).

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By taking the Computational Mechanics programme from Swansea University you will receive deep multidisciplinary training in the application of the finite element method, as well as state-of-the-art numerical and computational techniques to solve and simulate challenging problems.

Your general knowledge of computational mechanics theory will be developed alongside an appreciation of computational simulation in industry and academia.

Training is also provided in the development of new software for the improved simulation of current engineering problems.

You will follow a common set of core modules in your first year alongside a transversal language module, leading to examinations in the first university chosen (Swansea or Barcelona).

An industrial placement taken during year one exposes you to the use of computational mechanics within an industrial context.

In the second year you move to the second university, depending upon your preferred specialisation, completing a series of modules and the research thesis. A variety of specialisation areas are available including fluids, structures, waves, etc with multiple applications in civil, mechanical, aerospace and biomedical engineering.


Graduates of the MSc Computational Mechanics course at Swansea are positioned favourably for rewarding employment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Computational Methods for Engineers
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Industrial project
  • Finite Element Computational Analysis
  • Business Leadership for Engineers

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class
Upper Second Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The entry requirements for the MSc Computational Mechanics is a first or second class honours degree in Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics or a similar relevant science discipline.

Tuition Fee

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    9550 GBP/year
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  • National

    4800 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 4800 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Swansea

727 - 1379 GBP /month
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