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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computer Aided Engineering Computational Physics Engineering Studies

Course type


Course Summary

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.

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. 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.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



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

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have 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.

University information

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is a leading UK and International university and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of Universities. Its history goes back to 1785, when it was originally four different colleges which have merged over the years. The University was born in London, and has five campuses in the city, but has expanded to include campuses in China, Malta and Paris. It has 26,000 students and 4,500 members of staff,...more

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