MCM - Master of Science in Computational Mechanics

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Masters Erasmus Mundus
In Barcelona (Spain)

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Important information

  • Master
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • When:
    October
  • Credits: 120
Description

The Master of Science in Computational Mechanics is designed for students who wish to develop their knowledge and competency in the field of computational mechanics with applications in solids, fluids and interdisciplinary fields. The programme also includes a component of entrepreneurship and innovation. The goal is to provide the students with the skills for the modelling, formulation, analysis and implementation of simulation tools for advanced engineering problems, as well as skills for understanding these approaches in the broader context of business and innovation. Students will benefit from a leading group of academics and an exciting international environment. Students may take the Master's as a professional terminal degree, or in preparation for a Ph.D. degree.

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Starts Location
October
Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
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· Requirements

Bachelor of Science or Engineering, or an appropriate science degree deemed to be a satisfactory standard for the purpose of postgraduate admission and awarded by an institution recognized by one of the members of the consortium. Internationally recognized English language proficiency score.

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01/09/2012
What I would highlight I've been awarded the SNF grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation to pursue his Doctoral Studies at ETH Zurich, often rated as the best technological university in continental Europe (with 21 Nobel Prize winners in it’s alumni, Albert Einstein being the most prominent of them). I've worked with several respectable researchers who are employed with ETH Zurich, Paul Scherrer Institut, Stanford University and University of Stuttgart during his Doctoral and Master’s research.

What could be improved I liked everything

Would you recommend this course? Yes.

What you'll learn on the course

Finite Element Method
Continuum Mechanics
Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Entrepreneurship for engineers
Communication skills in a foreign language
Computational Plasticity
Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics
Fluid Structure Interaction
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Reservoir Modelling and Simulation
Computational Electromagnetics
Industrial placement
Computational Solid Mechanics
Computational Structural Mechanics and Dynamics
Finite Elements in Fluids
Dynamics of Structures
Computer Modelling

Course programme

The scheme consists of two parts: Part I (first and second semesters) provides basic background in computational mechanics as well as a practical training component. Part II (third and fourth semesters) includes a series of specialised modules into a particular field of computational mechanics and a research/dissertation component.

The first semester is taught simultaneously in UPC/CIMNE and Swansea University. Students study commonly agreed core modules, totaling 20 ECTS, which are examined under common regulatory procedures. In addition, students study 10 ECTS in transversal modules, namely a course in “communication skills in a foreign language” and a course in “entrepreneurship for engineers”. Students must accumulate 30 ECTS by passing each module at 50 or above to progress.

Students continue in UPC/CIMNE or Swansea University for their second semester, where they must accumulate new 30 ECTS. Students study 15 ECTS in elective modules in computational mechanics to deepen the knowledge acquired during the first semester. Students must also accumulate 15 ECTS in a “practical training” module which they will develop within an industrially oriented environment. Students must accumulate 30 ECTS by passing each module at 50 or above to progressThe third and fourth semesters are taught at a second designated institution from within the Consortium (from a choice of UPC/CIMNE, SU, US and ECN). Students must accumulate 60 ECTS (25 ECTS of which should be in specialised subject areas) and 5 ECTS will be in the form of a transversal module. The final 30 ECTS consists of a Masters dissertation thesis into a cutting-edge research topic within computational mechanics.

1st Semester. Swansea University & UPC/CIMNE.
  • Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations
  • Finite Element Method
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • Entrepreneurship for engineers
  • Communication skills in a foreign language

2nd Semester. Swansea University. Structural Engineering Elective Modules
  • Computational Plasticity
  • Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics
  • Fluid Structure Interaction
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Reservoir Modelling and Simulation
  • Computational Electromagnetics
  • Industrial placement (compulsory)
  • Practical training

2nd Semester. UPC/CIMNE. Structural Engineering
  • Computational Solid Mechanics
  • Computational Structural Mechanics and Dynamics
  • Finite Elements in Fluids
  • Industrial placement (compulsory)
  • Practical training 15

3rd & 4th Semester. Swansea University
  • Dynamics of Structures
  • Computer Modelling
  • Computational Plasticity
  • Advanced Structural Analysis
  • Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Reservoir Modelling and Simulation
  • Computational Electromagnetics
  • Fluid Structure Interaction


3rd & 4th Semester. UPC/CIMNE
  • Computational Contact Mechanics
  • Computational Mechanics Tools
  • Multiscale Computational Mechanics
  • Advanced Discretization Methods
  • Computational Wave Propagation
  • Programming for Engineers and Scientists
  • Transversal modules

3rd & 4th Semester. Ecole Centrale de Nantes
  • Structural Hydrodynamics
  • Computational methods for incompressible flows
  • Extended finite element method and level set techniques
  • French
  • Materials modeling for numerical simulations
  • Numerical methods for simulation of coupled problems
  • Physical modeling of fluids
  • Computational damage and fracture
  • mechanics for polymers and composites
  • Domain decomposition and iterative solvers
  • Fluid-structure interaction and advanced CFD
  • Model reduction
  • Multi-scale numerical methods
  • Numerical methods for uncertainty quantification

Additional information

Application for Category A Scholarships: January 15
Application for Category B Scholarships: January 15
Selection meeting: January
Notification of the pre-selection lists: February 15
Final decision from EACEA: April 30
Application without Scholarship: April 30
Courses will start on: October

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