Taught course

Computational Engineering Design (Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science)

University of Southampton · School of Engineering Sciences

Entry requirements

Upper second class honours degree (2:1 or equivalent) in Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Sciences or a related subject. Those candidates with relevant employment experience will be considered if they do not meet the requirements. Applications are assessed individually, and any candidates who do not match the standard profile but who have appropriate academic qualifications and/or industry experience are encouraged to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc programme is designed for engineering, mathematics or physical science graduates. The academically challenging course provides exposure to modern issues in advanced mechanical engineering science, with the opportunity to specialise in computational engineering – and design. The programme covers the latest techniques, methods and simulation software to give accurate insights into how innovative design ideas will work in practice and how to work effectively with industry.

Compulsory modules: Introduction to Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science; Numerical Methods; Advanced Computational Methods I; Design Search and Optimisation; MSc Research Project

Optional modules: Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics; Advanced FEA; Advanced Computational Methods II; Aircraft Structural Design; Engineering Design with Management; Computational Methods in Biomedical Engineering Design; Advanced Management; Applications of CFD; Machine Learning; Advanced Partial Differential Equations.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Engineering and the Environment
+44 (0)23 8059 4651