Research course

Erasmus Mundus Simulation in Engineering and Entrepreneurship Development

Swansea University · College of Engineering

Entry requirements

Degree equivalent to a Masters in Engineering or in Applied Mathematics, Physics or a similar science based subject, equivalent to at least 300 ECTS. English Language Requirements IELTS score of 7.0.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The Erasmusm Mundus Joint Doctorate SEED provides in-depth training in the development and implementation of new state-of-the-art computational techniques for the modelling and solution of cutting-edge engineering problems in industry. Research will be carried out one or more up-to-date techniques such as:

  • Discontinuous Galerkin (DG)
  • Fluid Structure Interaction (FI)
  • Isogeometric analysis
  • X-FEM
  • Mesh-free methods
  • Mortar Methods
  • Error estimation
  • Multi-scale analysis
  • Mesh generation

SEED program aims to meet industry current needs, where early product prototyping and development is now entirely carried out through numerical modelling, prior to physical experimentation of a few selected designs. The complexities of such models require new computational approaches, which are the main focus of SEED research activities. As a result, SEED candidates aim to cover important areas in engineering which include:

  • Biomedical engineering: vascular system, respiratory system, tissue engineering.
  • Civil engineering: soil stability, foundations, earthquake engineering, durability.
  • Aerospace engineering: composite materials, turbulence analysis, aerodynamics.
  • Environmental engineering: noise analysis, pollution analysis, risk management.

Students will be also taught to develop core entrepreneurial skills to successfully move ideas into commercial practice through a series of transversal entrepreneurship modules, as part of their training. Doctoral students will be immersed in an innovation environment through interaction with newly established R&D spin-offs hosted within specialist incubator units.

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page:

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

College of Engineering
+44 (0)1792 295514