The full course is taught in English. The student obtains a Double Degree and can beneficiate from full scholarship. The students follow the Master's programme at two of the four partner institutions: the first year at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC Spain) or Swansea University (SU, UK), and the 2d year at UPC, SU, Centrale Nantes (ECN France) or Universität Stuttgart (US Germany) different from the institution attended during the first year.
The Erasmus Mundus programme offers full scholarships to students from all over the world.
Erasmus Mundus Master in Computational Mechanics
The programme 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 PhD degree
Summary of study programme
The programme lasts two academic years (120 ECTS) and includes the Master Thesis as well as practical training in an industrial or applied research environment. The first term is aimed at providing a solid background on mechanics and numerical methods. Students can select to follow the first year either at UPC or UWS. The second year must be followed in a 2nd institution different from the one selected for the first term. The Master Thesis is supervised and developed in the 2nd institution during the 3rd and 4th terms. Practical training at industry or an applied research centre will also be provided during these last two terms.
A candidate must hold a 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 the members of the consortium. Applications must include a statement of purpose (one page), a CV, complete academic transcripts and the names of persons available to provide references. A score of at least 6.5 IELTS (or equivalent TOEFL or TOEIC) is required for stduents from non-English speaking countries. A maximum of 60 students per year are admitted. Students are distributed evenly between partners on a merit basis. The specific objectives are:
- to provide students with a general knowledge of the theory of computational mechanics, including the strengths and weaknesses of the approach, so that they will be able to appreciate the worth of undertaking a computational simulation in an industrial context
- to provide students with practical computer experience in the application of computational mechanics to the solution of a range of current practical engineering applications using modern software, so that they may be able to apply the approach with confidence in an industrial context
- to provide students with training in the development of new software for the improved simulation of current engineering problems
- to provide students with a wide choice of specialisation areas by incorporating modules from four leading European institutions, and in this way allowing them to experience postgraduate education in more than one European institution.
Scholarship Opportunities Available for students from all over the world.
Last updated October 9, 2015