Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has the potential and flexibility to model a diverse spectrum of engineering and physical problems. The goals of CFD are to be able to accurately predict fluid flow, heat transfer and chemical reactions in complex systems, which involve one or all of these phenomena.
CFD has developed at an incredible rate over the past decades and is now being applied to industrial applications in areas ranging from air flow over a wind turbine blade, to space shuttle aerodynamics, from combustion in a jet engine to flow and consumption of hydrogen in a fuel cell, from optimising a biomass furnace to modelling biogas production from wastewater plants, from modelling underwater landslides to modelling the spread of airborne infections around a hospital ward. Presently, CFD is being increasingly employed by many industries either to reduce manufacturing design cycles or to provide an insight into existing technologies so that they may be analysed and improved.
This course provides the high level of training required for individuals to be able to provide CFD skills, experience and understanding required by industry. Taught modules are integrated with laboratory and computational work.
You will be based in the Centre for Computational Fluid Dynamics which has one of the largest CFD active postgraduate centres in Europe. The centre has broad expertise in CFD research, both being leaders in the development of in house CFD code and in the application of a wide range of commercial CFD software.
As the Centre for CFD has strong links with Ansys who provide two of the leading commercial CFD software packages (Fluent and CFX), you will receive as part of the MSc certified training from Ansys's senior development engineers.
This course is taught in the School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering, which ranks highly in the league tables.
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The tables below show the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2013. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.
If you are looking to start your studies in September 2014 a list of modules will be available shortly in the 2014 brochure.
All of our MSc courses operate on a credit-based modular system. A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the research project is worth 60 credits. You are required to take modules totalling 180 credits.
|Finite Differences and Control Volume||15|
|Reaction Fronts and FORTRAN||15|
|Finite Elements and Boundary Elements||15|
|CFD Research Project||60|
|Advanced Commercial Software||30|
|Turbulence and Two phase Flow||15|
This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content or our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.
Successful students from this course will be in an ideal position to take advantage of a flexible engineering job market, as well as being seen as strong candidates by employers for a wide range of industries including construction, power generation, the environmental sector as well as other engineering disciplines.
You may choose to go on to study towards a PhD undertaking research in areas such as combustion research, renewable and alternative energy, medical engineering, environmental building design, environmental research as well as wide variety of other engineering projects.
A minimum of a UK second class (2.2) honours degree or equivalent, in an engineering, physical science or mathematics discipline. No previous knowledge of CFD is required.
English language requirement: A pass at GCSE level in English language (grade C or above). If English is not your first language, you are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. You will need to meet our minimum requirements for one of the following recognised English language tests: the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Pearson Test of English Academic.
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