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What will I learn?

COURSE OVERVIEW

Swansea University has been at the forefront of international research in the area of civil and computational engineering. Internationally renowned engineers at Swansea pioneered the development of numerical techniques, such as the finite element method, and associated computational procedures that have enabled the solution of many complex engineering problems.

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.

The Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering at Swansea University has excellent computing facilities, including a state-of-the-art multi-processor super computer with virtual reality facilities and high-speed networking.

Research within Engineering at Swansea University is multidisciplinary in nature, incorporating our strengths in research areas across the Engineering disciplines.

Computational mechanics forms the basis for the majority of the MSc by Research projects within this engineering discipline.

Programme Summary

This MSc by Research in Civil Engineering at Swansea will enable you to undertake a research project led by your own interests. It is a highly respected qualification which can enable a future career in academia or a wider scope for employment in fields such as education, government or the private sector. A thesis of 40,000 words will be submitted for assessment demonstrating original research with a substantive contribution to the subject area. The Masters is examined following an oral examination of the thesis (a viva voce examination or viva). You will acquire research skills for high-level work and skills and training programmes are available on campus for further support.

Programme Aims

This Masters programme will provide students with:

  1. The opportunity to conduct high quality postgraduate research in a world leading research environment.
  2. Key skills needed to undertake advanced academic and non-academic research including qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  3. Advanced critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and independent judgement.

Which department am I in?

Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£21,350.00 (US$ 24,375) per year
Fees for April and July 2022 - £20750. Fees for Oct, Jan, April and July 2023 - £21350. Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

October 2022, January 2023, April 2023, July 2023

Venue

Bay Campus

Fabian Way,

Swansea,

SA1 8EN, Wales

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have: Bachelor with CGPA 3.7 (out of 4.0) is comparable to UK 1st Class; Bachelor with CGPA 3.2 (out of 4.0) is comparable to UK 2.1 standard; Bachelor with CGPA 2.6 (out of 4.0) is comparable to UK 2.2 standard. IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in each part of the test (or equivalent).

For international students

Applicants must normally hold an undergraduate degree at 2:1 level (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University) in Engineering, Mathematics or similar relevant science discipline. IELTS 6.5 Overall (5.5+ each comp.) or Swansea University recognised equivalent.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Swansea University

A dual campus university, Swansea University boasts excellent teaching, research and outstanding student support.

  • Rated in the top 30 UK research universities (REF 2014-21)
  • Awarded gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • UK Top 15 for career prospects (Complete University Guide)
  • Among the top 10 safest places to study in the UK

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