Computer simulation is now an established discipline that has an important role to play in engineering, science and in newly emerging areas of interdisciplinary research. Using mathematical modeling as the basis, computational methods provide procedures which with the aid of the computer, allow complex problems to be solved. The techniques play an ever increasing role in industry and there is further emphasis to apply to the methodology to other important areas such as medicine and the life sciences.
The MRes course consists of a 4-month period of intensively taught modules from October to the end of January, followed by an 8-month period of individual research. There are two streams to the MRes course and students may choose to specialise in either structures or fluids. The MSc course consists of an initial 6- month period of taught modules. This provides a good grounding in computer modeling and in the finite element method, in particular. Following the taught component, students undertake a 6-month period of project work. A diploma may be awarded, if the taught component only is completed. Part-time registration for these courses, for periods up to three years, can also be arranged.
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