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Programme

The Programme in Computational Mechanics

is designed for students who wish to excel in the field of computational mechanics. 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. It is developed to improve their knowledge and competency in the field of computational mechanics with applications in solids, fluids and interdisciplinary fields and take out of the students the best of their capabilities. The programme also includes a component of entrepreneurship and innovation, a key aspect in the best teaching programmes. Students will benefit from a leading group of world-top faculty. The students will also enjoy a highly multicultural and exciting international environment. The Programme in Computational Mechanics will provide the students with the best terminal training for their future professional career as well as prepare the most interested student in research with the best background knowledge to face a Ph.D. degree in the most important institutes all over the world.

Learning outcomes

The Programme in Computational Mechanics aims to provide the students with the skills for the modelling, formulation, analysis and implementation of simulation tools for advanced engineering problems:

  • General knowledge of computational mechanics
    • Knowledge of the field of Computational Mechanics as well as advanced training in specific topics.
    • Computing skills: use existing software and knowledge of programmeming languages.
  • Practical training/entrepreneurship skills
    • Development of innovative and enterprising spirit to carry out business activities.
    • Facilitate the creation of new technology-based (knowledge-based) SMEs.
    • Offer the possibility of working with software tools for planning and monitoring of projects.
    • Improved employability through the practical training in industry.
    • Exposure to Industry-University relationships for those MSc Theses with an industry orientated topic.
    • Understanding of the applicability and shortcomings of existing technology.
  • Transversal skills
    • Integrative approach to problem solving, incorporating theoretical and practical knowledge and skills.
    • Time management, independent and group study.
    • Search and gathering of information (i.e. use of bibliographic resources, web-based search engines).
  • Language/cultural skills
    • Effective integration in a multicultural environment and undertaking lifelong learning.
    • Exposure to the European and worldwide computational mechanics community.
    • Communication skills: oral presentations, clear and concise professional and scientific reporting.