The Centre also offers a new 18 month MSc in Computational Mechanics in collaboration with other leading European research centres at CIMNE-Universitat Politecnica Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain), Stuttgart University (Germany) and Ecole Central de Nantes (France). The aim of this course is to provide a multidisciplinary in-depth training in the application of the finite element method and related numerical and computational techniques to the solution of problems in engineering analysis and design and simulation of current engineering problems. It will provide students with a wide choice of specialisation areas by incorporating modules from the four Universities and, in this way, allowing them to experience postgraduate education in more than one European institution. Students following this course will take their first semester in either Swansea or Barcelona, where they will follow an agreed common set of core modules leading to common examinations. Students will move to one of the other Universities, depending upon their preferred specialisation, to complete their second semester of taught modules and their research thesis. The course will consist of 90 ECTS credits and will have common admission and administration procedures.
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