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What will I learn?

This MSc programme is for students with a computing or engineering background who want to forge careers in the fast-growing field of virtual prototyping. You can tailor your degree to build on your experience, choosing modules that reflect your interests and chosen specialism.

  • Get involved in internationally leading research with industry partners
  • Choose your specialism
  • Gain a solid background in computational and numerical methods and learn programming
  • Be taught by world-leading academics and have regular contact with them throughout the programme
  • Work with our state-of-the-art high performance computing facilitiesusing commercial software packages as used in industry, eg Ansys, Siemens


School facilities include:

  • Computational Modelling Facilities
  • Queen Mary Supercomputing Facilities
  • Mechanical Testing Facilities
  • Two-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer Labs
  • Whitehead Aeronautical Laboratory
  • Wind Tunnels - High Speed, Low Speed, Acoustics Research Rig
  • Workshops for Engineering Manufacture

Career paths

You’ll leave this MSc as a very well-qualified graduate, with opportunities for employment in many leading industries as well as in research.

Our Industrial Liaison Forum gives you a chance to network with our industrial partners and build your professional contacts.

Graduates from SEMS postgraduate programmes have gone onto a diverse range of job roles including:

  • Engineering Professionals – Civil, Design, Electrical, Mechanical
  • Biochemist
  • Medical Scientist
  • Actuary
  • Management Consultant

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering and Materials Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
Queen Mary alumni get a £1,000 discount on their fees.

*View details on institution website

Start date

Expected September 2022


Mile End

Mile End Road,

Tower Hamlets,


E1 4NS, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a Bachelors Degree. IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. 

For international students

Students need to have a good 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science or a related discipline. IELTS: 6.5 overall including 6.0 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. TOEFL: 92 overall including 21 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking.

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


About Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary is ranked among the 25 most internationally diverse universities in the world and is home to a hugely diverse student population.

  • A leading higher education provider in the UK
  • One of the 24 Russell Group institutions
  • Houses 300 societies and 60 sports clubs
  • Has produced eight Nobel Prize Winners