This course is no longer an ERASMUS MUNDUS programme.

The MSc in Computational Mechanics is organised between Swansea University and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain) in cooperation with the International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE, Spain).

You will receive deep multidisciplinary training in the application of the finite element method, as well as state-of-the-art numerical and computational techniques to solve and simulate challenging problems.

Your general knowledge of computational mechanics theory will be developed alongside an appreciation of computational simulation in industry and academia.

Training is also provided in the development of new software for the improved simulation of current engineering problems.


The faculty of Civil Engineering at Swansea has an established international reputation in computational engineering and its integration with civil engineering. This is largely due to pioneering the finite element methods.

Did you know?

Professor Olek Zienkiewicz, internationally recognised as the “Father of the Finite Element Method”, joined Swansea University in 1961 as Head of the Department of Civil Engineering, and was Emeritus Professor of the University until his death in 2009. During his career, he supervised over 70 PhD students, many of whom now hold leading positions in academia and industry. He also founded the first journal dealing with computational mechanics in 1968 (International Journal of Numerical Methods in Engineering), still the major journal in the field of Numerical Computations.

  • 8th in the UK for Graduate Prospects (The Complete University Guide 2022)
  • 10th in the UK for Research (The Times Good University Guide 2021)
  • 6th in the UK for Career Prospects (The Guardian University Guide 2021)
  • Within six months of graduating, 97% of Civil Engineering graduates are employed or in further study (16/17 Graduate DLHE).

Study Details:

MSc 2 years full-time

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Programme Funding

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries for both taught and research courses to help you fund your study.

Student Destinations

Graduates of the MSc Computational Mechanics course at Swansea are positioned favourably for rewarding employment.


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Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the MSc Computational Mechanics is a first or second class honours degree in Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics or a similar relevant science discipline.

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