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Master's Degree in Numerical Methods in Engineering

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Barcelona
September 2022

Barcelona
September 2023

Barcelona
September 2024

Program description

Master's Degree in Numerical Methods in Engineering

The master’s degree in Numerical Methods in Engineering provides multidisciplinary training in computational mechanics in view of the growing demand for accurate and reliable numerical simulations. It aims to produce specialists in the theory and applications of calculation methods for product and process design, in the widest possible sense. Graduates will immediately be able to apply the knowledge acquired in industry. Their solid scientific training will also enable them to pursue a doctoral degree.

Admission requirements

General requirements

  • An official Spanish university qualification or an official university qualification issued by a university in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that qualifies the holder for admission to a master's degree.
  • A qualification issued by a university in a country that is not in the EHEA. If the qualification has not been homologated, the UPC will verify that the course of study corresponds to a level of education equivalent to an official Spanish university degree and that the qualification obtained would provide admission to a master’s degree in the country in which it was awarded. This access route in no way implies the homologation of the qualification or its recognition for any purpose other than admission to the master's degree. The master's degree will, however, be fully and legally valid.

Specific requirements

This master's degree is aimed at graduates of degrees in Engineering, Mathematics or Physical Sciences who want to focus on the world of multidisciplinary engineering. Ideal candidates will have a solid basic education and an interest in working in the sphere of engineering consultancy.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

First semester

  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • Communication Skills
  • Computational Mechanics Tools
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Finite Element
  • Numerical Methods for Pdes

Second semester

  • Computational Solid Mechanics
  • Computational Structural Mechanics and Dynamics
  • Coupled Problems
  • Domain Descomposition and Large Scale Scientific Computing
  • Finite Elements in Fluids
  • Programming for Engineers and Scientists

Third semester

  • Advanced Discretization Methods
  • Communication Skills
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Industrial Training

Fourth semester

  • Master's Thesis

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

Approximate fees (per year):

  • EU students: €5,533
  • Non-EU students: €8,300

Qualification

120 ECTS credits

On completing this master's degree, students will be able to:

  • Solve problems using numerical and computational methods, having completed and consolidated their basic training in this field and reinforced their knowledge of the basic elements and specific applications.
  • Understand and master the theories and applications of numerical methods for solving engineering problems.
  • Apply, based on their experience and a critical approach, numerical methods through the use of calculation programs, graphics pre- and post-processors, programming language and scientific calculation libraries.
  • Come up with conventional solutions based on consolidated knowledge, criteria and critical thinking, and analyse results for problems that are characteristic of numerical modelling.
  • Show knowledge of and acquire critical awareness of the European Union and the international vanguard in the use of numerical methods in engineering.
  • Strengthen skills for solving real engineering problems through numerical modelling, using the identification of the underlying mathematical model, the most appropriate method of calculation and the critical interpretation of the results.

For more information, please visit the university website.

Career opportunities

The course addresses real educational needs in Europe and worldwide. Computational mechanics is set to become even more multidisciplinary than in the past, and it is expected that in the coming decade the demand for accurate and reliable numerical simulation of engineering systems will undergo explosive growth and have a major impact on our everyday lives. Graduates of this master's degree will be experts in numerical methods in engineering. They will be professionals able to put into practice the acquired knowledge directly to industry and they will also have the necessary scientific background to undertake a doctoral degree successfully.

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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech is a public institution of Higher Education and Research, specialised in the areas of Architecture, Engineering, Science and Technology. The UPC offers 66 bachelor’s degrees, 81 master’s programs (34 of them fully in...


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Why study at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya is a prestigious and well-known institution of Higher Education, nationally and internationally.

In order to develop its international policy, the UPC is member to 16 networks of universities of excellence, each of which has different objectives. These networks dedicate their efforts to work jointly with prestigious institutions to obtain results, provide visibility and lead our interests and strategies to position us at the highest level.

UPC has 2.717 students in international mobility programs, 1.541 exchange agreements with 708 HEIs and 50 DD agreements with 32 universities. Every year, more than 6,000 bachelor’s and master’s students and more than 500 doctoral students graduate. The UPC has a high graduate employment rate: 93% of its graduates are in work and 76% find a job in under three months.

The UPC has different top facilities and labs where to develop research projects, which have helped UPC become a benchmark university in Europe in innovation and technology transfer. In collaboration with other public and private institutions, UPC has created research centers with its own legal entity, internationally recognized, such as the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), the International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), the Institute of Spatial Studies of Catalunya (IEEC) or the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC).

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High-level scientific knowledge, and excellent management of the covid situation for all the students. The 100% english offer is sucessfully achieved.

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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Campus Nord, Calle Jordi Girona, 1-3
08034 Barcelona Catalonia
Spain

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